Disney Sing It! Party Hits

Common Sense Media says

Energetic karaoke game with JoBros, Bieber, and Gomez.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The featured songs are generally upbeat and positive.

Positive role models

The songs by the Disney Channel stars are generally wholesome, while the songs by established groups like Paramore and Black Eyed Peas can be (lyrically) a bit older in concept. Overall, though, the songs have themes that encourage and empower.

Ease of play

The game itself is very easy to play and players will have no trouble navigating through the menus. Some of the songs will challenge the vocal range or have tempos that will require rhythmically cramming words into the short time frame allowed. The better the player does in staying on pitch the more points will be scored.

Violence

Sing It Party Hits uses the backdrop of music videos, some of which are actually taken from movies like "Camp Rock," and and there is some light pushing and sword play. This is all very tame and not truly a factor in the game itself.

Sex

Some of the dance moves can be suggestive, and there is also a few romantic scenes between teenagers that involves kissing and hugging.

Language

Songs like those by Black Eyed Peas have lyrics that can be taken in a variety of ways, some of which might be inappropriate for younger viewers.

Consumerism

Some of the songs have obvious tie-ins to other media, like the music from the "Camp Rock" movies, and feature videos taken from those sources.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the karaoke game Disney Sing It! Party Hits requires multiple microphones if more than one player wishes to sing in the multiplayer mode. Featuring songs from Disney popular movies like Camp Rock as well as artists like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and The Jonas Brothers, most of the songs are full of fun and energy. A few, including one by the Black Eyed Peas, have more mature themes. The game offers vocal coaching by Demi Lovato, which is both helpful and kept positive.

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What's it about?

DISNEY'S SING IT PARTY HITS is a karaoke-style musical game that challenges players to sing along to pop songs, with the end result to record high scores that can be posted on online leaderboards. More than one microphone will be needed for the multiplayer modes. The game also has a "Performance" mode that simply plays the music without the pitch meter or lyrics on the screen. There are 30 songs available in the game with others available through an online download from the Sing It Store (only one Hannah Montana song is currently available and it is a free download). The artists include many Disney Channel stars like Ashley Tisday, The Jonas Brothers, and Selena Gomez, as well as more mature artists like Kelly Clarkson, Paramore, Black Eyed Peas, and One Republic. Justin Bieber and Jordin Sparks also appear.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The inclusion of high-definition music videos makes Sing It Party Hits visually impressive. While the song list skews a bit younger than some of the songs in other karaoke titles, the selection should have appeal for the tweens and teen-age crowd. The pitch meter seems a bit tighter than in previous releases and the game is quite easy to jump in and play, but scoring high will take some talent.

Online interaction: There are online leaderboards but there is no interaction between players. As of the posting date of this review, one song is available for download and it is free to download.

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Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
Price:$39.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Disney Interactive
Release date:October 11, 2010
Genre:Music and Dance
ESRB rating:E for Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3)

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Parent Written byblondiechuchi1 November 19, 2011
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7
QUALITY
 

This is perfect if you enjoy singing!

This game is perfect! I bought it a month ago for my three daughters and they love the game. It has their favorite Disney Channel stars including the Jonas brothers, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old December 26, 2010
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5
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Any future superstars here? this is the game 4 u

i just got dis game 4 christmas and i luv it. i luv to sing and i have a dream of being a super star like all the artists u sing along to. if any1 has a simalar dream, this is the game 2 get
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 10 and 13 year old Written byLizardando October 26, 2010
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10
QUALITY
 

tweens and up

surprised that one of the songs still had a swear word (d---) in it. Usually Disney takes out the bad words.
What other families should know
Too much swearing

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