Karaoke Revolution - Review

Karaoke Revolution
Ages: Teen

Let karaoke be karaoke. This new "Revolution" focuses more of the fun part of the experience - designing your avatar; fine tuning your adjustments - all you have the patience for - loudness, calibrating the TV and microphone, adjusting the target of the sync sound, even down to button color; and singing solo, competitively or just listening. Singing is now more fun without being paralyzed with the lyrics hitting the target spot. Now an arrow rides along the "note tubes" for pitch and when your attack is right on - it lights up.

There literally billions of avatar modifications, from the slightest tweak of the eyebrow to the whole body type, including age and weight. It's better than most dress-up, clothing design games I've seen. You can start with one of 12 avatars to modify or make completely new ones. The choices cover the range of songs offered; funky punk, lone star, pop diva, street dancer, rock chick and goth girl to name a few.

There are fifty master tracks - see below. Some complain that on the Wii there is no online option, but then there are nice in-game controls with the remote. And - it takes up to four microphones.

7 Things - Miley Cyrus 99 Times - Kate Voegele
A Labio Dulce - Iskander ABC - Jackson 5
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
American Boy - Estelle feat. Kanye West Beautiful - Akon feat. Colby O'Donis & Kardinal Offishall
Ben - Michael Jackson Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads Crazy - Seal
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
Disturbia - Rihanna Enamorada - Miranda
Feels Like Tonight - Daughtry Gives You Hell - All American Rejects
Human - The Killers I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
I Melt With You - Modern English I Ran - A Flock Of Seagulls
I Want You Back - Jackson 5 I'll Be There - Jackson 5
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz Just Dance - Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis
Love Hurts - Incubus Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar
Love Story - Taylor Swift Man On The Moon - R.E.M.
My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
Pocketful of Sunshine - Natasha Beadingfield Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Ser O Parecer - RBD Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shout - Tears for Fears Si Me Besas - Lola
Smile - Lily Allen So What - P!nk
Solid - Ashford & Simpson Soul Meets Body - Death Cab For Cutie
Space Oddity - David Bowie The Logical Song - Supertramp
This Love - Maroon 5 Viva la Vida - Coldplay
What Have I Done To Deserve This - Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak You Found Me - The Fray

Fun Factor: More fun if you listen and practice first
Female Factor: Plenty of females
Player Friendly: Manual is minimal - information is in-game

Reviewed by: Editor - 02/10

  • Karaoke Revolution
  • © Konami $
  • Platform(s): Wii
  • To Order: Win http://www.amazon.com/ $45.99