Karaoke Studio cover art
Karaoke Studio (カラオケスタジオ Karaoke Sutajio?) is a music video game designed for Nintendo's Family Computer. Physically the game acts as a subsystem designed to be inserted into the Family Computer cartridge slot. Several levels of the game can be played on the subsystem alone, and additionally, smaller expansion cartridges (originally available for separate purchase) providing additional levels and other new content can be plugged directly into the Karaoke Studio subsystem. The game comes with a microphone peripheral capable of detecting a human voice.
Gameplay consists of singing along in a karaoke-manner to a series of Japanese pop songs. The player is scored on accuracy of singing. The songs have been converted into 8-bit format for use with the Famicom and as the music plays and the song's lyrics are shown, on-screen depictions of the song's themes are displayed in the background simultaneously.
Several expansion cartridges were released providing new songs not contained on the original subsystem. These expansion cartridges are smaller in size and plug directly into the Karaoke Studio subsystem.
- Karaoke Studio Senyou Cassette Vol. 1 (Bandai), Oct 28, 1987
- Karaoke Studio Senyou Cassette Vol. 2 (Bandai), Feb 18, 1988
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