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Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore

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GF Rating
6.8

183 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Better than Singstar - thoroughly enjoyed it!

posted by hdupuis73 (RENTON, WA) Apr 29, 2008

Member since Nov 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have never seen American Idol, so I can't speak to how similar it is to the show. That said, it is a great karaoke game. I enjoy singing, and it was easy to read the lines of music.

Personally, I thought the song choices were excellent. Most of them are songs I grew up singing, which made it all the more fun. The awards and unlockable content make it enjoyable as well. There is an "American Idol" mode that lets you choose between 3 contest lengths, and eliminates contestants after each round. If you only want to sing and not worry about judging, there is also a karaoke mode, which my 8-year-old son had lots of fun trying out.

The other karaoke-style game I have tried was the Singstar series. In comparison, this game has the following advantages: Unlockable content (keeps the game more fresh), characters to change and the option of using the EyeToy (Singstar shows you the music video, which is cool, but it never changes), a much more easy-to-read format for following the lines of music, and a greater number of songs.

This game also uses a standard USB microphone, instead of requiring the specific one that comes with the game.

Pros: Great song choices, easy-to-read song line, different game modes, unlocking features

Cons: Sometimes the lyrics are zipping by too fast to read easily. Also, as with any game of this style, eventually you get tired of singing the same songs.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

definitely worth a rent

posted by lazzzydude (LAS VEGAS, NV) Feb 20, 2008

Member since Mar 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game had much more than I expected. I was never a fan of the America Idol series, or even a fan of singing at all. This game was actually very good. The crowd interactions were pretty decent, and made you feel like you were a real singer. The emotions and reactions from the judges can be a little off sometimes, but supports a variety of emotions and comments. It just makes you feel good when you see that crowd cheering for you, and when the judges can't comprehend on what you sang. The tracks on this games were pretty decent, and offers something for everyone. My whole family played this game, and they loved it. It's a new type of game, that's a bit different from star karaoke

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Relaxing and fun.

posted by GotGame (MCKINLEYVILLE, CA) Jun 27, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

If you like to sing, this game is for you. I am one of the best singers alive and this game let me stay on point. Be careful, voices carry, my neighbor said they heard me singing across the street..oh ya surround sound! Try any of these games and get your sing on!

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