Excerpt: American Idol, the hit reality TV series on FOX, began its sixth season at the beginning of the year. With the series averaging 31 million viewers, it’s no wonder they have decided to make a game based on American Idol. The game is being published by Konami, who also published the other Karaoke Revolution titles. Do you think you can be the next American Idol? Now you can, without leaving the comfort of your home.
Excerpt: Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol is the latest iteration in a long line of karaoke games from Konami, however it is the first to use the American Idol license and also the first not to be developed by Harmonix , and instead to come to us from Blitz Games (they made the recent Burger King Xbox games, among other things). Of course, when discussing a karaoke game, the most important aspect is the music.
Summary: Parents need to know that a few songs have suggestive lyrics that range from sexual references ("Wishing to be the friction in your jeans" from Fallout Boy's "Sugar We're Going Down") to alcoholic and cigarette references in Billy Joel's "Piano Man." Songs like this are in the minority, however, and this is a fun game that focuses on trying to impress the judges by singing along with your favorite songs.
Excerpt: If you ever thought you could be on American Idol, but don't want to fight it out with 10,000 other hopefuls in your city, then the new American Idol game may be just what you are looking for. Konami's Karaoke Revolution: American Idol lets you become an American Idol contestant. After you audition, you may earn an invitation to Hollywood and perform in front of the crowd on center stage. The standard list of 40 songs includes a good mix of rock, country, and R&B.
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (PS2) Review
2 February 2007
Excerpt: Taking the gameplay of Karaoke Revolution, where anyone can be a star, and adding American Idol to it (where everyone tries to be a star), seems like such a natural fit that one might wonder why it took so long to make it.
Excerpt: to see how games are scored before you rush out and pick up a copy (and I certainly hope you do unless we say otherwise), you'll probably see a lot of reviews for starting the same way: with the forehead-slapping realization that this was a dream match-up of licenses and existing franchises.