Party games have been largely predominant on Nintendo’s home console this generation, and games in the karaoke sub-genre have been no exception. With the trend looking to continue into the future, with the announcement of SiNG for Wii U during Nintendo’s E3 presentation, there’s still life in sing-along games yet. With O Games’ Everyone Sing launching on Wii in September, developer Gusto Games looks to breathe new life into the genre with a selection of mini-game-styled modes, as detailed below:
Team Classic – two teams compete against each other singing a song of their choice, highest score wins!
Last Man Standing – in Last Man Standing you compete to literally be the last man standing! Two teams compete against each other with 10 lives, sing a line badly & your team loses a life, the last team standing wins!
Tug of War – two teams compete with a rope on screen, the better the team sings the more they pull their opponents towards the centre line. If either team pulls their opponents across the central line that team wins the game!
Party Mix – two teams compete with clips of four random songs are played one after each other in quick succession, the team with the highest score wins!
Pass the Bomb – a bomb is set with a random countdown time, each team must gain a “flawless” score for their line in order to pass their bomb to the opposing team. The team holding the bomb when it goes off loses!
If this dances its way into your game library, here’s twenty-two of the songs you’ll be shouting along to this September:
- Nicki Minaj – Your Love
- The Wanted – All Time Low
- Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
- Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect
- Michael Bublé – Haven’t Met You Yet
- The Noisettes – Don’t Upset the Rhythm
- Dusty Springfield – I Only Want to Be With You
- Taio Cruz – Come on Girl
- CeCe Peniston – Finally
- Rizzle Kicks – Down With the Trumpets
- The Saturdays – Ego
- Gina G – Ooh Ahh… Just a Little Bit
- Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
- Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
- A-Ha – Take on Me
- Girls Aloud – The Promise
- Marina & the Diamonds – Hollywood
- Example – Kickstarts
- Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)
- Boyzone – Picture of You
- Kate Nash – Do-Wah-Doo
- Black Kids – I’m Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance
So, one more question remains: shall Everyone (in your family and friends) Sing this September?