SingStar is a competitive music video game series for PlayStation consoles, SingStar games are distributed either as the software alone, or bundled with a pair of USB microphones - one red, one blue; wireless microphones are also available. The games are compatible with the EyeToy and PlayStation Eye cameras, allowing players to see themselves singing.
The game is very simple to get a hung of it, SingStar games require players to sing along with music in order to score points. Players interface with their console via SingStar microphones while a music video plays in the background. The pitch players are required to sing is displayed as horizontal grey bars, which function similar to a musical stave, with corresponding lyrics displayed at the bottom of the screen. The game analyses a player's pitch and compares it to the original track, with players scoring points based on how accurate their singing is. Different modes of SingStar may vary this basic pattern, but the principle is similar throughout.
SingStar includes a variety of game modes. The standard singing mode allows one or two people to sing simultaneously, either competitively or in a duet. The game also offers a "Pass the Mic" mode, which allows up to eight people to play a series of rounds in two teams. The cherry on top has to be the playstation 3 is sure to revolutionize the way you spend your time with your friends and family.
Following the successful SingStar formula established with the PlayStation 2, SingStar for the PlayStation 3 will feature the same addicting social gameplay, but now with enhanced PlayStation®3 exclusive features including HD quality videos, downloadable song and video content, and an in-depth online community experience. Songlist: Amy Winehouse - Back To Black, Beck - Loser, Blind Melon - No Rain, Blink-182 - All The Small Things, Britney - Spears Toxic, Coldplay - Clocks, Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On, Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me, David Bowie - Let's Dance, Faith No More – Epic, Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To, Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing, New Found Glory - My Friends Over You, Ne-Yo - So Sick, OutKast - Hey Ya and many more well known artists.