Review – Disney Sing It: Party Hits

Disney adds another title to their Sing It karaoke series for the PS3 and the Wii, and tweens everywhere should be very happy. Check out our review and the full track list after the jump.

Disney Sing It Party Hits bring you 30 tracks (listed below) from some of your favorite pop artists. With Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers, Paramour, and the Black Eyed Peas, to name a few, there are plenty of songs to keep you singing.

There are 2 main modes to be played in the game. Sing It mode is for solo play while Party mode is for one to eight players.Something new that this game brings to the genre is the Vocal Coach mode which is guided by Demi Lovato.

Whether you are new to the singing genre or not, be sure to try the Vocal Coach out. Demi starts out by giving some good tips on posture and breathing, then gets into the singing aspect. She starts out with basic notes, then gets into riffs and power notes. It can be a little hard to follow at first, but playing a second time through should help you to get higher scores as you’ll have a better idea of exactly when and what to sing.

Sing It mode is your standard game mode where you pick a song and sing it. The difficulty settings are Easy, Medium, and hard. You can play true karaoke style with the artist’s voice completely turned down, or standard game mode where you’ll be singing along with them. As you sing along correctly, you’ll fill up your style meter which in turn earns you more and more points. Encore mode is available once you finish a song and allows you to listen to the playback of what you just sang.

Party Mode is where the game really gets fun if you have some friends over. Having two microphones makes Party Mode simpler and more fun. If you only have one mic, you’ll have to pass it back and forth. Just about any USB mic will work, and even the wireless SingStar mics are compatible.

In Party Mode you can choose from Duet, Competition, Performance, Team Play, Pass the Mic, Sing-Off, or Karaoke. In Duet, you and a partner team up to sing a song in parts and in harmonies, depending on the difficulty selected.  In Competition mode you and your opponent sing the same song and the highest score wins. In Performance Mode you’ll have to sing the song with no on-screen help, so you better know the song well. Team Play allows you to play Competition mode with teams. Pass the mic allows for up to six players to join in on one song. Sing off is the head to head mode and can be played as teams. Karaoke mode turns the artist’s volume all the way down.

There is no online multiplayer mode, but there are online leaderboards where you can see how you stack up against other players around the world.

While the song list might not be to your liking if you’re not a tweenie, there will be plenty of songs downloadable in the future. There is a free Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) song available on the PSN now.

Full Track List

  • “A Different Side of Me” – Allstar Weekend
  • “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” – Ashley Tisdale
  • “Boom Boom Pow” – Black Eyed Peas
  • “Brand New Day” – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • “Can’t Back Down” – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • “Fire” – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • “Introducing Me” – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • “It’s On” – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • “Wouldn’t Change a Thing” – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • “I Never Told You” – Colbie Caillat
  • “When Love Takes Over” – David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland
  • “Here We Go Again” – Demi Lovato
  • “Me, Myself and Time” – Demi Lovato as Sonny Monroe
  • “Remember December” – Demi Lovato
  • “Solo” – Iyaz
  • “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz
  • “Fly With Me” – the Jonas Brothers
  • “Paranoid” – the Jonas Brothers
  • “Battlefield” – Jordin Sparks
  • “One Less Lonely Girl” – Justin Bieber
  • “One Time” – Justin Bieber
  • “Already Gone” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “Who I Am” – Nick Jonas & The Administration
  • “All The Right Moves” – One Republic
  • “Fireflies” – Owl City
  • “Brick by Boring Brick” – Paramore
  • “Ignorance” – Paramore
  • “Magic” – Selena Gomez
  • “Falling Down” – Selena Gomez and The Scene
  • “Naturally”- Selena Gomez and The Scene

Disney Sing It Party Hits is a good karaoke style video game with very good voice pitch tracking. The game is on par with all of the other karaoke games on the market, while the Vocal Coach is a great idea and a great addition. If you’re a Disney music fan, you should have this title in your collection.