Sing Party

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Sing Party
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Developer(s)FreeStyleGames
Nintendo SPD
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Platform(s)Wii U
Release
Genre(s)Music

Sing Party (formerly just SiNG, and stylized as SiNG PARTY) is a music/party video game developed by FreeStyleGames and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is a karaoke-style game and was released on the Wii U's launch day in North America, and in Europe in January 2013.

The retail game comes bundled with an official Wii U karaoke microphone, which will also be sold separately. A microphone is required for all versions of the game, including those who download the game from the Nintendo eShop. Previous licensed microphones used with singing games for Wii are also compatible with this game.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Like other karaoke games, players would sing to the lyrics of the available songs and get scored based on their rhythm, however Sing Party permits multiple people to play along with the lead singing player.

The game includes a variety of different modes. In Party Mode, lead singers read the song lyrics on the Wii U GamePad, allowing them to face the other players, which represent the lead singers' audience, and the lead singers can move around the room instead of staring at the television screen. The other players joins in the fun by following the cues from the physical performance of the lead singers, singing the background vocals and dancing along with the moves shown on the television screen.

In Sing Mode, players can sing by themselves or as a duet with harmonies. As the song is performed, their vocal qualities are scored and evaluated on the TV in real time.

In Team Mode, players can split into two groups, which lets players face off against their musical rivals as they rotate through different game modes.

Track list[edit]

The following is a list of the 50 songs available in the game. Since Sing Party is online-enabled and connects to the Nintendo Network, Nintendo advertised releasing future songs as DLC in early 2013, though none have yet to be released.[3]

Song Artist Released
"Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 2011
"Glad You Came" The Wanted 2011
"Le Freak" Chic 1978
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO 2011
"The Edge of Glory" Lady Gaga 2011
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" Betty Everett 1964
"Only Girl (In The World)" Rihanna 2010
"I Want You Back" The Jackson Five 1969
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" James Brown 1965
"Y.M.C.A." The Village People 1978
"Love You Like A Love Song" Selena Gomez & the Scene 2011
"Baby" Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris 2010
"Don't Stop Me Now" Queen 1979
"Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac 1976
"Kids in America" Kim Wilde 1981
"Ironic" Alanis Morissette 1996
"So Good" B.o.B 2012
"Surfin' U.S.A." The Beach Boys 1963
"Just The Way You Are" Bruno Mars 2010
"Jar of Hearts" Christina Perri 2010
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" The Darkness 2003
"Groove Is in the Heart" Deee-Lite featuring Q-Tip and Bootsy Collins 1990
"Mercy" Duffy 2008
"Theme from New York, New York" Frank Sinatra 1980
"You've Got the Love" Florence + The Machine 2009
"I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor 1978
"Alone" Heart 1987
"The Power of Love" Huey Lewis and the News 1985
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara 1983
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz 2008
"Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves 1985
"Firework" Katy Perry 2010
"Just a Kiss" Lady Antebellum 2011
"Satellite" Lena 2010
"Dancing on the Ceiling" Lionel Richie 1986
"Haven't Met You Yet" Michael Bublé 2009
"The Climb" Miley Cyrus 2009
"Daydream Believer" The Monkees 1967
"How You Remind Me" Nickelback 2001
"Don't Hold Your Breath" Nicole Scherzinger 2011
"Always on My Mind" Pet Shop Boys 1987
"All About Tonight" Pixie Lott 2011
"Show Me Love" Robin S. 1993
"You Can't Hurry Love" The Supremes 1966
"Higher" Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue 2010
"Don't Leave Me This Way" Thelma Houston 1975
"I Think We're Alone Now" Tiffany 1987
"Love Shack" The B-52's 1989
"Dancing in the Street" Mick Jagger and David Bowie 1985
"Ain't That a Kick in the Head" Robbie Williams 2001

Reception[edit]

Sing Party has received mixed reviews with a Metacritic score of 60. IGN has given the game a 6.3 out of 10 saying that "while one person steps up as the main performer, others can dance, sing and clap along with the prompts on the TV screen making sure everyone at the party is rocking out together." [4] While Metacritic gave a score of 60% indicating "Mixed or Average reviews" with their general consensus being "while the performer uses the GamePad and mic to sing, everybody else in the room becomes embroiled using cues from the screen." [5] Nintendo Insider awarded 80%, writing "in SiNG Party, FreeStyleGames have positioned a solid foundation that successfully thinks outside the box in approaching the unique hardware capabilities." [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SiNG Party Will Test Your Vocal Chords This January - Wii U News @ Nintendo Life". Nintendolife.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ Gilbert, Ben (26 September 2012). "These are the 23 games launching with the Wii U on November 18". Engadget.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Get Ready to Party When Wii U Launches on Nov. 18 - Nintendo Official Site". Nintendo.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ "IGN Reviews, Sing Party". Au.ign.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Metacritic reviews sing party for the WiiU". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  6. ^ Alex Seedhouse. "SiNG Party review". Nintendo Insider. Retrieved 21 October 2013.

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