SingStar 90s Review

PlayStation 2

August 10, 2007 by

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There really is little point in this review. By now, youre all well aware of what Sonys SingStar series offers, how it works and what is required to have two microphones and some good time with friends or family. Very little has changed with the series since its conception, apart from the varying list of thirty tracks with each new offering. While some see the series as little more than a quick money-making ploy with little effort poured into them, many appreciate the ability of being available to do more than pass around a controller when you have friends around. Truth is, SingStar is one of the better party games available on the system, and the ever-growing number of tracks available is certainly pleasing.

Whether SingStar 90s is a worthwhile purchase is simply a matter of opinion. While some may find plenty of memorable tracks that have made the cut, others will be disappointing in the collection thats on offer here. Admittedly, theres quite a vast variety of different tracks, spanning much of those unusual releases that hit our radios during the era. Surprisingly, theres a lack of grunge and pure rock tracks to be found, which Im sure many would have appreciated a touch of. There are plenty of pop tracks here, though, with even the likes of Spice Girls and Savage Garden creeping in some of their bigger hits.

The thirty tracks on offer include:
All Saints - Never Ever
AQUA - Barbie Girl
B-52's - Love Shack
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Billy Ray Cyrus - Achey Breaky Heart
Crash Test Dummies - MMM MMM MMM MMM
Divinyls - I Touch Myself
EMF - Unbelievable
Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
Lisa Loeb - Stay
MC Hammer - U Cant Touch This
Meredith Brooks - Bitch
M People - Movin' On Up
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
New Kids On The Block - Step By Step
Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue - Where the Wild Roses Grow
Poison - Unskinny Bop
Radiohead - Creep
REM - Everybody Hurts
Roachford - Only to be with You
Savage Garden - I Want You
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Sir Mix A Lot - Baby Got Back
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Technotronic Feat. Felly - Pump Up The Jam
The Cardigans - Lovefool
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around

Ultimately, I cant really tell you whether this game is worth your cash. Obviously, if youre looking to expand your SingStar track library, youll likely want to pick this one up. However, if youre starting to bore of the series, and the tracks included fail to garner your fancy, youre probably best to leave this one. After all, SingStar for the PlayStation 3 is one its way, and its going to let you do something weve all long wanted: choose and download exactly which tracks you want to have in your collection.

Rating: 7.3/10

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