American Idol (video game)

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American Idol
American Idol Coverart.png
Developer(s) Mobius Entertainment
Publisher(s) Codemasters
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, personal computer, Game Boy Advance, mobile phone
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • PAL November 7, 2003
  • NA November 11, 2003
PC
  • PAL November 7, 2003
  • NA November 18, 2003
Game Boy Advance
  • NA November 18, 2003
  • PAL November 21, 2003
Genre(s) Music
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

American Idol (known as Pop Idol in Europe) is a music video game. It is based on the Fox Network show American Idol developed by former name of Rockstar Leeds, Mobius Entertainment and published by Codemasters.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA PC PS2
Electronic Gaming Monthly 1.5/10[1]
Game Informer 6.25/10[2]
GameSpot 4.7/10[4] 5.1/10[3]
IGN 3.3/10[6] 4/10[5]
Nintendo Power 3.2/5[7]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 1/5 stars[8]
PC Gamer UK 30%[9]
X-Play 1/5 stars[10]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 45.50%[13] 33.17%[12] 52.27%[11]
Metacritic 41/100[16] 39/100[15] 41/100[14]

The game was met with mostly negative reception upon release. GameRankings gave it a score of 33.17% for the PC version,[12] 52.27% for the PlayStation 2 version,[11] and 45.50% for the Game Boy Advance version.[13] Likewise, Metacritic gave it a score of 39 out of 100 for the PC version,[15] and 41 out of 100 each for the PS2 and GBA versions.[14][16]

X-Play gave the game a 1 out of 5, complaining about the gameplay consisting of pressing buttons in time to judge the character's singing and not on the player's actual singing.[10]

Related games[edit]

In addition to the release of Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation 2 on January 2, 2007, a sequel Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore was released during the 1st quarter of 2008 following its direct sequel Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 which was released on November 18, 2008.

An iPhone application entitled "American Idol: The Game" was released on the App Store. It was released by Electronic Arts on July 3, 2009. Omaha Sternberg of Macworld rated the game 4.5 out of 5 stars. The application has received mixed to positive reviews from its users.

References[edit]

  1. ^ EGM Staff (February 2004). "American Idol (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (176): 114. Archived from the original on 2004-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  2. ^ Mason, Lisa (February 2004). "American Idol (PS2)". Game Informer (130): 103. Archived from the original on 2004-08-15. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  3. ^ Davis, Ryan (2003-12-12). "American Idol Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  4. ^ Davis, Ryan (2004-03-31). "American Idol Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Ed (2003-11-19). "American Idol (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Ed (2004-01-28). "American Idol Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  7. ^ "American Idol". Nintendo Power 177: 152. February 2004. 
  8. ^ "American Idol". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 101. February 2004. 
  9. ^ "Pop Idol". PC Gamer UK. December 2003. 
  10. ^ a b D'Aprile, Jason (2004-02-24). "'American Idol' (PS2) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2004-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  11. ^ a b "American Idol for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  12. ^ a b "American Idol for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  13. ^ a b "American Idol for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  14. ^ a b "American Idol Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  15. ^ a b "American Idol for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  16. ^ a b "American Idol for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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