A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game encourages you to sing. It is a game that makes playing with another fun.
Products & Purchases
This a game based on the High School Musical 3 movie. Inside the game box are advertisements for the upcoming Hannah Montana The Movie, and the video games based on that movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a karaoke game which showcases all 10 songs from High School Musical 3 as well as 15 songs from the first two High School Musical movies. The songs are shown with the video clips from the movies. It features both solo and multiplayer modes, making it a fun party game. You can buy this game bundled with a microphone, or if you already own one for your console, then you can buy the game as a standalone.However, one of the multiplayer modes (called "Versus") only unlocks when you plug in two microphones.
Is It Any Good?
For High School Musical fans, this is a must-play video game. Because each song shows the video of when it was sung in the movies, it transports you back to that climatic cinematic moment. And while this is a game about singing, you don't have to be a great singer to play. From the start, all of the songs are available to you, so you don't have to worry about singing well enough to unlock the next song. And you can choose your level of difficulty which relates to how forgiving the game is as to pitch deviations. If you choose to sing just one part of a duet, it can get challenging since that means you may not always be singing the melody.
In the multiplayer mode, you can opt to sing duets or compete against another competitively. There is even a team play option which lets up to 8 players compete. And even in the multiplayer mode, players can choose their own level of difficulty. Disney has done a good job of presenting loads of options, so that you can play this game the way you feel most comfortable.
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