Boogie Superstar Review
Boogie Superstar box art
System: Wii Review Rating Legend
Dev: EA Montreal 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: EA 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Oct. 14, 2008 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

The singing in Boogie also works quite well and consists of the karaoke-standard note bar showing the song’s different notes, and a little arrow showing your notes. The easy mode on Boogie Superstar is ridiculously easy (I passed one song just by humming off-key), but, luckily, the more difficult settings offer a bit more of a challenge. One new addition to the karaoke portion of the game is a “prank” system that will distort your voice, blot out the lyrics, or erase the note bar while you are playing. This little gimmick can actually be quite fun and definitely gives karaoke vets a new challenge they can appreciate.

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The song selection this time around features mainly pop music, divided into urban, dance, and standard pop genres. The track list will be particularly appealing to the teen and tween sect with hits from Ally and AJ, Ashley Tisdale, and The Jonas Brothers. There is also a considerable amount of rap music from artists like Kanye West and Soulja Boy Tellem. Although it should be noted that some of the songs, including “Take you There” by Sean Kingston and “Makes Me Wonder” By Maroon 5 have been heavily edited, so parents picking this title up for kids shouldn’t be worried about lyrical content.

The graphics in this title are pretty good at the beginning, and the opening cutscene features some very nice animation. However, the graphics in-game are not as impressive and look on-par with the majority of other Wii titles. Characters and environments sport a fair amount of detail, and the colors are nice and bright, but there’s nothing here to really wow you or anything.

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Although I enjoyed last year’s Boogie quite a bit, looking back on it, there was a lot that could have been improved. And fortunately, a lot of the issues that I had were addressed, specifically in the gameplay arena. However, for all the progress Boogie Superstar made with gameplay, it gets lost when it comes to play value. Just having one mode for play is inexcusable in a modern title, and even games as basic as SingStar have more varied gameplay than Boogie Superstar. I really think if you combined the mechanics of Superstar with the varied gameplay of its predecessor, you could have had an ultimate party game on the Wii. However, as it stands, Boogie Superstar is just another game that you may play for a few hours, and then will probably forget.

By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.9
Graphics
Graphics are fairly good, especially in the opening cutscene. However, they don’t impress as much in-game.
4.4
Control
Dancing mechanics work very well despite being a bit simpler than they were last year. Singing is equally effortless.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Song selection pegs this title’s audience perfectly and has tracks from pop staples like The Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, and Rihanna.
2.5

Play Value
Unfortunately, there is only one mode to play, and even though unlocking songs and outfits is fun, it just isn’t worth the constant repetition.

3.7
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Design Your Character: Choose from millions of possible combinations to create a stylish character as unique as you are.
  • Sing Your Favorite Tracks: Perform your favorite songs made famous by today’s most popular artists.
  • Featuring more than 40 popular tracks, you won’t find a hotter playlist anywhere.
  • Show Off Your Dance Moves: Learn the coolest dance moves in pop, urban and techno music. You can even use these moves to create your own choreography.
  • Perform with Your Friends: Sing or dance with a friend in two-player mode, or compete against one another with up to four players!
  • Compete in the Boogie Star Show: Make your way to the Boogie Star Show and compete to become the next Boogie SuperStar!.


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