We Sing 80s
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that We Sing 80s is a karaoke game for up to four players. The game features 30 songs that were popular in the 1980s. There are several ways to play, either in Solo mode or Party mode. The Solo mode contains a Lessons section that is more about pitch than anything else, whereas the Party mode contains the standard variety of games, such as Pass the Mic and Versus, and a few interesting modes like Blind (wherein the lyrics are not displayed and the music cuts out).
What's it about?
WE SING 80s is a karaoke game that features 30 songs with artists such as DeBarge, Cyndi Lauper, the Bangles, Lionel Richie, the Human League, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Paula Abdul, Roxette, Sade, Simple Minds, Smokey Robinson, Tears for Fears, Toto, Starship, and Spandau Ballet...to name a few. Players are challenged to sing on-pitch to record the best score possible. There are more than 12 modes of play, including single and multiplayer modes.
Is it any good?
We Sing 80s is a decent effort, but the game falls a bit flat in a few key areas. First, the microphones that come with the game are not that good, and the sound generated through them is rather scratchy (though you can play the game with any other USB microphone you may happen to own). Second, as with many karaoke games, players don't actually have to know the lyrics to score well; they can just mumble on-pitch to score points. The songs are enjoyable and a nice trip down memory lane for those who remember that era of pop music.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the messages in song lyrics and how to discern what is right and wrong behavior.
Parents can talk to their children about body image and how media like music videos influence self-image.
|Subjects:||Arts: improvising and music analysis, music|
|Skills:||Self-Direction: achieving goals, personal growth |
Collaboration: meeting challenges together
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Release date:||September 20, 2013|
|Genre:||Music and Dance|
|ESRB rating:||T for Mild lyrics, mild suggestive themes |