Hannah Montana video games

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2006 game Hannah Montana for the Nintendo DS

Since the show's premiere, there have been a number of adventure/rhythm video games based on the Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana and the film. All the games were published by Disney Interactive Studios (Buena Vista Games).

Games[edit]

2006 game[edit]

Hannah Montana was developed by DC Studios and in October 2006.[1] The player plays as Miley Stewart and Lilly Truscott as they search for the person who might reveal Miley's secret alter ego, Hannah Montana. The player must find clues and combine items to solve three original mysteries, with the help of gadgets: a specialized magnifying glass and a specialized flashlight. There is also an interactive dialogue and gesture system used to communicate with other people. In addition, Lilly may also ride her skateboard, rollerblades, or scooter in timed challenges. Players can also design customized clothing and access Hannah Montana's secret wardrobe via the Nintendo DS' wireless network. You have to search for clues with Oliver Oken's gadgets. You also have to avoid Amber, Ashley, and Jackson. In the end, when the game is finished, players can to the places and look for more wardrobe items and explore Malibu.

2007 games[edit]

Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour was developed by Avalanche Software and released on November 6, 2007 in the U.S. It features nine tour arenas including Tokyo, London and Paris. Players will control Hannah's moves using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk (Wii) and dance pads (PS2). The game includes 16 songs, 8 from season 1 and 8 from season 2. It was released shortly after another game, Hannah Montana: Music Jam for the Nintendo DS. The game was released for PlayStation 2 on August 12, 2008.[2]

Hannah Montana: Music Jam was released on November 7, 2007 in North America and on May 29, 2008 in Europe.[3] The game lets you create your own songs, make music videos, and show it to other players. Players are able to link Nintendo DS systems over short-range wireless to form live "instrument" bands.

2009 games[edit]

Hannah Montana: The Movie was developed by n-Space. The game was released in North America—three days before the film's theatrical release—on April 7, 2009, in Europe on May 8, 2009 and in Australia in May 2009. It was revealed by ESRB.[4] The game had been leaked onto the internet about a week before the release date.

The player plays as Miley and Hannah and explore Crowley Corners and interact with Miley's circle of family and friends during quests. Players unlock key items for Hannah concerts - like songs and concert venues - as one complete quests. In concert mode, players perform on 6 different stages to 9 Hannah songs (3 from the movie). Players can join band members and play with them on the drums, keyboard or guitar. It's only possible to perform the songs in concert venues that have already been unlocked in Story Mode. Points are given at performances and when a task is completed and can be used to buy more clothes and accessories.

The Z-Phone is the tool for figuring out quests and navigating the way around Crowley Corners. When someone receives a call, a small icon will flash on screen. It's needed to answer the call while the icon is flashing on screen to get important messages such as keeping track of furniture, clothing and achievements that the player unlocks; it displays the map that is used to move to different locations in Crowley Corners, it marks the progress in the mission objectives and it is also used to take you to the tour bus.

The player will also play various mini-games to earn achievement points or trophies and unlock new game content. Mini-games can be played in story or Quick Play Mode.

  • Horse Riding- Go on a ride with Blue Jeans; jump the obstacles and collect special items on the field to score points and unlock new game features.
  • Milk Jug Topple (called "Bottle Toss" in game)- Toss beanbags to topple milk jugs at the County Fair. Collect points for each jug you topple to the ground.
  • Horse Races- Race your horse down the track or compete with other players by hitting the target with your water pistol.
  • Frog Jump- Earn points by launching rubber frogs onto passing lily pads with your hammer.

Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show was bundled with the Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack which includes a lilac PSP, a UMD featuring selected Hannah Montana episodes, a 2 GB memory stick and vinyl stickers. Developed by Page 44 Studios, standalone games were released on August 4, 2009 in North America. In the game, Robbie Ray gets sick, so Hannah has to manage her new tour around the world. The player must create the stages, select the songs, and dress Hannah. The song list includes 11 songs, with some new ones, from the third season. The player must play rhythm-based games, while Hannah sings the songs.[5]

Canceled game[edit]

Hannah Montana: Pop Star Exclusive was to be the fifth video game based on the Hannah Montana television show, and sixth based on the Hannah Montana character. Developed by EA Bright Light Studio, the game was put on indefinite hold. Players would have assumed the role of Hannah's VIP photojournalist and embark on an opportunity to tour with Hannah Montana. Players solve puzzles to set up the optimal photo-shoot experience and help Hannah create outfits for every occasion. Magazine layouts can be created to send to your editor for the cover story for a top teen magazine.

List of video games[edit]

Video games Release date Platforms
Hannah Montana
(aka Hannah Montana DS)
October 10, 2006 Nintendo DS
Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour November 6, 2007 Wii, PlayStation 2
Hannah Montana: Music Jam November 7, 2007 Nintendo DS
Hannah Montana: The Movie April 7, 2009 Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PC
Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show August 4, 2009 PSP
Disney Channel All Star Party October 26, 2010 Wii

Reception[edit]

IGN gave Spotlight World Tour for the PS2 a 4.5 (poor) rating.[6]

GamesRadar ranked the Xbox 360 version of Hannah Montana: The Movie as the 48th worst game ever made.[7]

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