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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2007
Yes, I grew up in the 80's so I was prepared to enjoy this game from the moment I saw the song list.
If you've played or know of the gameplay in other SingStar titles, nothings changed. The only reason I give this 4 stars overall (as I would the other S.S. titles) is that rather than singing well, Singstar wants you to mimic the artists performance. Don't get me wrong - it's a fun challenge - but you could grunt instead of knowing the lyrics and as long as your timing and notes are right, the game doesn't seem to care. Don't forget you need the special Singstar microphones to play the title so if you don't already have them, you'll need to buy them.
The playlist is great. I expected the same generic songs you'd find on your typical 80's compilation cd, but they throw in a few unique titles such as Kim Wilde's 'Kids in America' Nena's '99 Red Balloons' and Erasure's 'a Little Respect'. Video's I hadn't seen SINCE the 80's. All in all, if you like 80's music and music videos and like to sing, SingStar 80's will give you hours of fun and nostalgia. Like, totally...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2009
Great collection of hits from the eighties from all genres. I have a PS3 and the PS2 disc works just fine on it, just needed a quick software download and presto. And if you put in a PS3 Singstar game first and then swap to a PS2 one the PS2 one will have the same graphics and interface as the PS3 one....so a good way to add to your PS3 Singstar library is to buy all the old PS2 titles, they can be had for a great price here on Amazon.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2007
It's not quite karaoke--it's sing-along with the band.

The GOOD: More bonus mixes! Real songs and videos from original artists. Can use EyeToy USB camera. Saves songs for replay.
The BAD: Rather random selection of 80s tunes. Must use GENUINE SingStar USB adapter (but you can plug in other mics into the adapter).
Slow-loading--it even autosaves when you quit.
Can't hear tunes without the original artist singing with you.

This title does not work on updated PS3 systems, even though other titles may still be on the compatibility list (they don't work either). Sony flagged them all, not for technical issues, but because of the upcoming PS3 version which will have an a la carte, iTunes-style download system.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2007
This was an interesting addition to the family Singstar collection. Something that both my wife and I who are teens of the 80's could really get into. The songs were all well known to us and that made it much easier for us to sing the songs.

One of the things I'd say about Singstar 80's is that it helps to 'even out' the playing field between the generations.

The only drawback to this game is that younger generations with little to no experience to this music probably won't enjoy it as much. ((Well that and Twisted Sister's video which I was so glad to have blocked out of my memory up until the day the game arrived.))
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2007
I grew up in the '80's, so I knew I had to have this game. Even if you can't carry a tune, it is so much fun to play. My 6-year-old and 11-year-old daughters love to play it with me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a blast in the past for sure. I don't recomend it for young children. My daughter wants to sing the songs with us, but some of them, in my opinion, isn't really good for the younger children. Though I grew up with most of the great 80's, I can't say it's good for the younger crowd. Yes, I know I have stated that already, but I guess I feel that it's something I need to stress.. So other then that omg, it's a GREAT game. Get your family and friends together and have a blast.. I couldn't even get my hubby to sing, but with the Singstars, lol I can't get him to stop.. It's great.. Awesome songs.. LOL even songs that you probably had forgotten. I would definately recomend this...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2013
Great old 80's songs! Sure to have tons of fun. I have wireless micros and a PS3. It took a while to make it work on the PS3, but it does if you install the PS2 system data and load the CD from the Singstar itself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2007
What else can I say? 80's ROCKED! 80's songs are easy and fun. I really like the duet feature on this disc (also available on the other Singstar discs). If you like Karaoke games and 80's music you will love this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Have all the Singstar Games now, and its great they are upwardly compatible with my new PS3. So rocking the setup and having fun, just need to invite more Karaoke Divas over...
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on December 20, 2007
We bought this game for my 6 year old daughter--who loves to sing--just to give her a little more challenge and help learn the lyrics to the songs. She's had a blast along with my son (11), the rest of the family and many of our friends. Even though the game seems to let you slide along without knowing the lyrics perfectly but just carrying a tune--or trying--while in easy mode, it does help them learn tone by showing your pitch as sharp or flat while helping learning the lyrics. This helps even the beginner vocalist strive to try again.

Every time we put it in to play we end up adding in players as friends and family pop in. We all get a good laugh and have a good time regardless of whether or your good at singing or not.

I have even noticed vocal improvement with my son in just the past few days playing the game. He wasn't really that interested in singing in the first place. Now he's always asking me or someone else to play.

The actual artists videos are great too!

I am ordering the other three titles for the kids surprise Christmas and to add more variety and songs to appeal to everyone. Hope they plan to add more titles in the future.
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