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Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore BUNDLE - Nintendo Wii

by Konami
Everyone
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Compete online head-to-head games multiplayer support for up to 8 players
  • Utilize the included microphone
  • 40 all-new hit songs including music featured on the TV show
  • New un-lockable video content from the American Idol TV Series


Product Details

Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0010B3PWI
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inches ; 6.2 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: February 6, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,115 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo Wii

Step into the spotlight and become and idol. Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore delivers the most realistic recreation of the American Idol experience with an all-new next generation game engine and 40 smash hits from the 70's, 80's, and 90's and today. Grab the mics and challenge your friends to find out who will be the next superstar and face the music as Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson critique your performances. Millions share the dream. Now you can live it!

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260 of 262 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun! February 13, 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
If you've played some of the other Karaoke Revolution games before, the format for this title will be very familiar to you. I have Karaoke Revolution Party for the Gamecube, and this game is very comparable to that title. Interesting American Idol videos showing past contestants' performances can be unlocked by achieving various goals.

My only complaint is that you apparently are able to download more songs on the X Box and Playstation versions, but not the Wii. Given that the Wii can connect to the Internet, I don't understand why this feature was left out.

Most importantly, here is a list of the 40 songs available. Three of them (More Than a Feeling, Over the Rainbow, and What is Love) have to be unlocked by achieving various platinum record amounts. There is a cool menu feature under "Extras" that show all the unlockable items and what is required to get them.
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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun but some serious omissions July 16, 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I played Karaoke Revolution on the PS2 a lot (I love doing karaoke) and enjoyed it. But, I have a Wii, so I was excited when Karaoke Revolution came out for the Wii.

The simplest way to describe Karaoke Revolution is "Match the pitch and timing of the song to score points." When you choose a player, and choose a song, the song scrolls across the bottom of the screen. Above the song's lyrics, the game shows a simplified music staff with empty note tubes. These tubes indicate a pitch for the phrase.

You fill the note tubes by singing the correct pitch at the correct time into the microphone (you may transpose the song up or down an octave if necessary). After a few phrases, the game shows a mark on the display---and the more notes you hit correctly, the higher you score.

If you enjoy karaoke, this game is a lot of fun. The game even has what it calls "True Duets", where 2 people (2 microphones needed). With True Duets, two people each sing a part.

For a greater challenge, there are 4 difficulty levels. The higher the difficulty level, the more notes you need to get right in a measure, and the more accurately you need to hit each pitch.

To keep things fresh, there are several modes of play, ranging from "Quick play" (just pick a song and go), to various lengths of "American Idol" contests. There are also several ways 2 (or more) players can be involved, such as head-to-head battle, both take part in an American Idol contest or a knock out.

If you wondered "How would I do on American Idol?" this game partially fulfills that fantasy---the 3 famous judges are there and judge you based on how well you do.

So what is the down side with the game?
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wish there were more songs February 16, 2008
By Sandy
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We have had such great fun with this one. It does go easy on the judging but since there are not a lot of recent songs the kids know, I am glad for that. That being said, I wish there were more songs. We have already unlocked the extra songs. I wish there were more of the recent songs also. While for us adults, Bohemian Rhapsody is a fun song to try these songs are difficult for younger children to sing. The song selection seems more geared toward the 35-45 crowd.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable - worth owning! February 26, 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this as I was trying to get more out of my Wii than just bowling, and I enjoy singing, but I'm not much of an America Idol fan.

My only complaint was that I won the competion (8-songs) the very first time I played. I thought it might be a little more challenging, but overall I had a good time.

Song selection is great. However, I learned a quick cheat (which is perhaps why I won.) If you have a song you know and like, you can sing it as many times as you want in the competition. There's nothing that prevents you from singing the same song more than once. I sang Billy Joel's "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" during the auditions and got a perfect score. So I sang it as my first song in the competition. Got a perfect score again. When it was down to me and one other competitor, I chose this song again, got a perfect score and, hence, won the game.

The bonus items that you can unlock are very entertaining. You'll see some great performances from previous AI competitions. You'll also see some terrible auditions which are good for a laugh.

Definitely a good party game, I'm sure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Kids say it's a bit cheesy but they love it
Published 2 months ago by Lilia K.
5.0 out of 5 stars so nice
The girls love it. They use it a lot and have so much fun. I join them too. I thought it was a little expensive because i was concerned it was one of those thing they wanted but... Read more
Published 21 months ago by MonicaW
5.0 out of 5 stars Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore BUNDLE
Arrived on time and my daughter loves it. I would be certainly willing to purchase something in the future from this provider.
Published 23 months ago by David
3.0 out of 5 stars Good...but could be better.
Overall I have enjoyed playing the game. It's been fun for my kids as well.

THE GOOD: It's alot of fun to play and make your own characters. Read more
Published on March 3, 2011 by Wade Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Karaoke Revolution Class Assignment
I purchased this as a gift for our daughter to use in her music classes that she teaches at an elementary school. Read more
Published on January 15, 2011 by kangaroo2
4.0 out of 5 stars american idol review
I thought this game would have many more songs, and maybe a few more current songs also
okay its great when you are with elder people singing songs from their times, but when... Read more
Published on January 1, 2011 by ozzie
3.0 out of 5 stars fun but not worth the price
definitely not worth close to $100! what on earth!? that's a serious rip off. there needs to be more songs! Read more
Published on December 26, 2010 by booooo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
If you love to sing, this is a fun game. It is most fun when singing with others, but fun to do by yourself. Read more
Published on January 25, 2010 by CINDY VANPELT
4.0 out of 5 stars American Idol Encore is a Fun Game alone or in groups
If you want a karaoke type game that is a lot of fun, American Idol Encore is a great purchase. It could use a larger song list, but at least many of the songs are easy enough to... Read more
Published on December 28, 2009 by S. Schwab
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother!
I was extremely disappointed with this product. It has great features like creating your character, picking outfits and venues to sing but the sound is absoluely horrible. Read more
Published on June 29, 2009 by EBAC72
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