Spice World (video game)

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Spice World
Spice Coverart.png
Developer(s) Sony Computer Entertainment Europe[1]
Publisher(s) [1]
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release
  • EU: 16 June 1998
  • NA: 31 July 1998
Genre(s) Music
Mode(s) Single-player

Spice World is a music video game starring English pop girl group the Spice Girls as animated characters. It was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe[1] for the PlayStation.

Content[edit]

With tracks like "Wannabe", "Who Do You Think You Are", "Move Over", "Spice Up Your Life" and "Say You'll Be There", each animated Spice Girl will offer a few comments as the player tours the game's stages, experiencing a DJ and dance instructor that speak in stereotypical fashions. There are eleven dance moves, each one a different combination of four buttons. The game also contains a dozen interviews along with other entertaining moments, such as Geri Halliwell pinching Prince Charles' bottom, and the girls wreaking havoc on a Japanese talk-show.

In the game, players go through different stages to prepare the animated Spice Girls for a live television performance. The game starts out in the Mixing Room, where the player chooses the song the group will perform and the sequence in which the lyrics will be sung. From the Mixing Room, the game then moves into Dance Practice, where the player gets to choreograph the dance routines for the group's performance by hitting button combinations as they appear on the screen. The player then records the routines by programming each animated Spice Girl's dance steps one by one. When it's time for the show at the TV Studio, the player acts as the camera-person, choosing the camera shots including angles, zooms and close-ups. The player gets to watch the animated group sing and dance as the player has directed them to, with the camera shots selected by the player. This is followed by a 20-minute video footage of the actual Spice Girls being interviewed in the South of France. Throughout the game, the player is instructed by a disco king on what to do. The Spice Girls lent their voices to their characters in the game.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Menu[edit]

  • Mixing Room
  • Dance Practice
  • Dance Record
  • Television Studio
  • Spice Network
  • Options

Songs[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 40.00%[3]

The game received an average score of 40.00% at GameRankings, based on an aggregate of 4 reviews.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Game Manual. 1998. 
  2. ^ "Spice World, Land of Missed Opportunities". The New York Times. 9 July 1998. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Spice World for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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