Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 Senior Year

Publisher: Disney Price: £44.99 (with microphone) Format: Wii (also on PS2, PS3) Age rating: 3+ AS part of the merchandising tsunami that s followed in the wake of Disney s High School Musical 3, this karaoke game features songs culled from all three mo

Publisher: Disney

Price: £44.99 (with microphone)

Format: Wii (also on PS2, PS3)

Age rating: 3+


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AS part of the merchandising tsunami that's followed in the wake of Disney's High School Musical 3, this karaoke game features songs culled from all three movies.

In total, there are 20 songs to perform, each one accompanied by a full-length video as players follow the onscreen lyrics and warble into the supplied microphone.

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Unlike Disney's previous High School Musical game, all the songs are available right from the beginning, so you do not have to sing songs you do not like to unlock ones that you do. Sadly, not everyone's favourite songs will be included on the compilation, although all the really big numbers are present and correct. Even so, 20 songs for £45 is a bit steep, especially when rival karaoke games such as SingStar on PS3 and Lips on Xbox 360 include many more tracks for budding pop stars to maul.

While it is possible to croon your way through all the tracks in single player mode, the game only really comes to life when friends join in the fun. Up to eight players can compete against each other in a special versus mode, although you will have to fork out for an extra microphone to really enjoy the experience.

If your singing is not up to scratch, you can also enroll for a bit of extra tuition that will teach you how to breath properly and hold in your stomach so you can reach those extra high notes. Practice does not necessarily mean perfect though, as the game has trouble distinguishing between a voice of an angel and someone who just shouts their way through a song. As long as you hit the right pitch you will be regarded as the next Leona Lewis, regardless of how good or bad your performance was.

Fans of the musicals will absolutely lap this up, especially as they get the chance to perform several duets with Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) and the rest of the squeaky clean gang. While it is possible to rent the DVDs and simply turn on the subtitles to get your sing-a-long fix, it would not be the same as sharing the stage with your favourite teen idol.

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