Reviews and Problems with Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol
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Wannabe pop stars take on Simon Cowell.
Common Sense Media
10 February 2014
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: 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.
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (PS2) Review
24 April 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: Karaoke Revolution: American Idol is not the first American Idol game to hit consoles, but it’s the first game that actually makes you feel like a contestant on the show. You select a song and sing for the judges using the microphone included with the game and then stand there and take Simon’s abuse.
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.
Excerpt: Be the next superstar ! Most of us have at least one karaoke experience on our guilty conscience, preferably drunk and in presence of total strangers. King amongst the karaoke genre, Karaoke Revolution has always given a stage to the shiest – and most sober – of the gang, bringing karaoke in the comfort of our living room.
Pros: Best. Extras. Ever., Adds a previously non-existent sense of purpose to the Karaoke Revolution series, Good song selection
Cons: Judges’ comments seem random, when they’re not plain annoying, Your score is, ultimately, the only thing that matters in American Idol mode