Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show

Game review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Easy PSP music rhythm game will appeal best to fans.
  • PSP
  • $39.99
  • 2009
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Hannah and her friends stick together and do their best to put on a good show.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Hannah sings non-threatening pop, and her friends and family all support her.

Ease of Play

The game is simple to learn and play, and very forgiving of mistakes.

Violence & Scariness
Language
Consumerism

Part of Disney's Hannah Montana franchise that includes the TV show, CDs, video games, and other merchandise.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this kid-friendly rhythm action game, like the TV show on which it's based, is squeaky clean. This first ever Hannah Montana PSP game can be purchased separately for $40 or as part of a Hannah Montana pack that includes a lilac-colored PSP system, three episodes of Hannah Montana on UMD, a 2GB memory stick, and stickers for $199.99.

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Kid, 8 years old August 8, 2009
Kid, 10 years old March 29, 2010
okay some stuff not that great

What's it about?

HANNAH MONTANA: ROCK OUT THE SHOW is a PSP game based on the Disney TV show starring Miley Cyrus as pop star Hannah Montana. When her manager gets sick, Hannah must oversee her own tour with the help of best friend Lilly and brother Jackson. In the story mode, players travel to seven locations including Nashville, Venice, and Mumbai, and perform 11 Hannah Montana songs (including three tunes from the Hannah Montana 3 soundtrack) by tapping various buttons in time to the music. Players must also design the stage and choose outfits for the performers. In a second Quick Play mode, players can play any of the songs they've unlocked.

Is it any good?

The between-song banter between the show's three stars – complete with voice-overs -- mimics the TV show right down to the studio audience laugh track in the background. The gameplay itself, however, is simplistic and not terribly challenging, which makes ROCK OUT THE SHOW an easy game to recommend for young Hannah Montana fans, but one that likely isn't going to appeal to players outside of that group.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Miley Stewart pretends to be an average teenager and conceals her pop-star identity (Hannah Montana) from most people. Do you think it would be fun to have a secret identity? 

  • Have you ever had to fly on an airplane alone? What are some safety guidelines that kids should know if they have to travel by themselves?

  • Do you think it would be scary or fun to travel without a grownup?

Game details

  • Platforms: PSP
  • Price: $39.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Disney Interactive
  • Release date: August 4, 2009
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E for No Descriptors

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