SongPop 3 - Guess The Song

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Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Music trivia game's focus on spending hits a sour note.

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Ease of Play

Even though the gameplay isn't very complicated, the lack of clear directions can make some aspects, such as how to choose playlists, confusing.

 

Violence
Sex
Language

Songs don't seem to have been edited to remove swears, and some contain words like "bitch."

 

Consumerism

Frequent pushes to get a paid subscription are shown, along with game ads that require you to watch the entire ad before you can click out of it.

 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that SongPop 3 - Guess The Song is a music game for iOS and Android devices. It doesn't offer many free elements. Players seemingly have to watch an ad or pay to choose virtually any playlist, and they'll have to wait for long ads shown between rounds to finish before they can resume playing. The app also directs users to a page promoting a $9.99 monthly subscription in different ways. Players can also buy packages of gems that range from $1.99 to $99.99, which can be used to purchase coins. The game isn't too challenging at times, due to the song title sometimes being featured in the brief clip you hear, and song selections may contain a swear word.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byRoyaltyOfADragon November 29, 2021

It's alright, if you don't mind sharing your first name and face, likely.

Right after the first few steps, it asks you to sign up. You can give them 4 things; email, your google account, phone number, and something else that I can... Continue reading

What's it about?

SONG POP 3 - GUESS THE SONG involves listening to brief portions of songs and clicking on one of several choices to identify the song or artist. Each guess is timed. Well-known musicians are featured, including songs currently on the radio. Once players reach later levels, they may be able to choose playlists from categories ranging from alternative to pre-1950s songs and R&B for their turn. They can play against friends or be matched with unknown opponents.

Is it any good?

The game's premise has promise -- facing off against challengers in timed matches to try to identify the most song samples correctly, but its focus on money sours the experience. An opponent picks a playlist, then you, in theory, would be able to pick one for your turn in SongPop 3 - Guess The Song. Players are asked to identify song titles or artists during rounds. There are a number of musical options to choose from, including songs from the '70s, alternative bands, and more general topics such as "One Hit Wonders." Major artists, such as Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish, are also featured.

In reality, though, the game doesn't provide many options unless you're willing to spend some money. For the first three levels, you're stuck with the initial playlist you chose when you started the game -- and have to hear the same songs over and over, which is neither challenging nor fun. Even though you're told you can pick a playlist for each turn once you pass the third level, you're forced to watch an ad to select any of the lists, and there doesn't seem to be a default playlist you can use for free. Players also come across a number of pushes to buy things, like trying to collect Premium rewards that instead take you to a page that encourages you to sign up for a $9.99 monthly subscription – which can freeze and be difficult to exit. The app includes a number of nudges to get a subscription, and several aspects of the game are monetized. Ads are generally shown way too frequently throughout the experience -- after essentially every round. The song selections can also be a bit iffy. Some of the samples include the song name -- which makes guessing a little too easy -- and some contain adult-oriented references, including swears, that parents may not be thrilled for younger kids to hear. Unless SongPop 3 - Guess The Song adds more free elements -- or better guidance to access playlists without watching ads, you may want to sing a different tune and skip it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to identify the selections in SongPop 3 - Guess The Song. What instrument, lyric, or other clues might help?

  • \What emotions do you feel were conveyed in some of the songs played in the game?

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