Summary: All-Star Cheer Squad
follows the same hackneyed plot as the original
High School Musical
or its knockoff
. You play as the new girl at a “cheerleading school” who has to prove to the others that “you’ve got what it takes” to belong there in the first place. Even if you don’t mind the sheer banality of the formula, this game stinks. Making your way through the day’s activities comes off as extremely long and boring.
Pros: Music is very good, allowing for the limited capabilities of the DS console, Does a good job capturing the feel of high school…though this isn’t high school, it’s the imaginary “cheerleading school”!
Cons: Cheering is not fun, Game moves too slowly, Feels like a chore just to get through the day
Excerpt: You might have read my review of All Star Cheer Squad for the Wii. After playing it, I was really wondering how they were going to translate such an active game to the handheld market. Graphically, the cheerleaders don't look very different from each other. Granted, it didn't help that I managed to choose the exact same features Becka has so they looked like twins on the screen.