What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Disney Sing It: Family Hits is a karaoke game based on the music from several of Disney's classic animated films. The game comes in two versions, without the microphone (the version reviewed here) and bundled with a microphone for $10 more. The game is about singing song lyrics in time to the music, maintaining the right vocal pitch, and recording the highest score.
What's it about?
In DISNEY SING IT: FAMILY HITS, families can sing to favorite songs from Disney movies. Players seek to score the highest total possible either in solo mode or with up to seven others in a karaoke-based game that features 30 songs from classic Disney animated films. In the multiplayer modes that supports up to 8 singers, there is a team play with members of each team singing parts of the song and a family mode which scores a group performance. Party Play also supports singing a duet, or going head-to-head to see who can score the highest point totals. To help achieving the right pitch (the right notes), there is an additional mode with a vocal coach to work on singing techniques.
Is it any good?
Disney Sing It: Family Hits will appeal to young and old alike -- all that is necessary is an appreciation for the songs from Disney classic films. The game scores performances and so there is the ability to replay to try to score more points than others on the game's leaderboard. Families will see bright animated scenes from the movies playing behind the pitch bar and words as they scroll across the screen. The game will certainly hold great appeal to younger children, but families too may find this an accessible and entertaining karaoke game.
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about how important lyrics can be in a song. How important is the message of the song? The music? Does a good music video influence your liking of a song?
Families can also talk about how to manage music in a responsible manner.