Sept 14, 2007
The days of these regular SingStar releases (we've had Pop, '80s, Anthems, Party and more) are numbered, with PS3 SingStar around the corner. Sony promises that all the songs we could ever want to sing will be downloadable online, like the biggest karaoke machine in the world.
In the meantime though, we've got this selection of '90s chart-botherers, and it's a good, if slightly bland mix. There are cheesy tunes like U Can't Touch This, Barbie Girl (note - it is impossible to sing this in a dignified way if you're over a certain age) and, oh dear, Achy Breaky Heart. Perfect if you're suffering post-pub angst is Everybody Hurts, likewise Radiohead's Creep. The Crash Test Dummies' Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm is also included - it's surprisingly difficult to "mmm" in tune.
In terms of the single- and multiplayer options, nothing at all has changed. Against friends, you can choose to pass the mic (each taking turns to sing a couple of lines), duet or battle for points, which is our personal favourite. A chart keeps track of the high scores you notch up for singing in tune.
We could do without Wet Wet Wet, Savage Garden and M People, but even with them dragging down the quality, this is another decent karaoke compilation.