Karaoke Revolution: American Idol - PlayStation 2

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  • Compete in the new American Idol mode, which can be played in single or multiplayer
  • Also features popular Karaoke Revolution game modes such as KR Challenge, Medley and Quickplay
  • Up to 8 people can compete in head-to-head or team-based modes
  • Players can sing together in Duet Mode to see who has the most star power

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Karaoke Revolution: American Idol lets you become an American Idol contestant! After you audition, you'll earn an invitation to Hollywood and perform in front of the crowd on center stage. Choose to sing from 40 all-new songs, including hits from the show, and receive verbal feedback on their performance from the judges. Build the perfect contestant with new skin tones, clothing, hair styles and accessories. Players can also import images of their face with the EyeToy USB camera brings you directly into the action. Karaoke Revolution: American Idol delivers an immersive Idol experience as players sing their way to victory.

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Karaoke Revolution: American Idol lets you sing and perform using a USB headset/microphone as you compete through a fully recreated virtual season of the #1 TV show in America. Play the part of an American Idol contestant as you audition, earn an invitation to Hollywood, and ultimately perform on center stage at the finale. As you progress through the game your popularity with the crowd and comments from Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, both positive and sometimes outrageously negative, will affect whether or not you move on to the next round of competition.



Will you impress the American Idol judges?


The actual American Idol stage is available for performances. View larger.


Duets are back and are just as challenging. View larger.


Will the audience like you more than the judges? View larger.


40 songs from the hit show are available to choose from. View larger.

Karaoke, idol style!
Konami's latest foray into the culture of Karaoke mixes the fun of the typical sing-alongs with the star power of the hit TV show American Idol. Design an Idol contestant from scratch or use a photo of yourself (taken with the USB EyeToy Camera, USB Camera not included). Pick out your accessories and clothing but pick wisely- those sensitive-eared Idol judges will be watching and listening, as well as the vast audience who will be voting on your performance.

As in previous games in the Karaoke Revolution series, players sing into a USB microphone or headset while their selected song plays sans vocals. While a headset is not included with this title, players are free to use a microphone from a previous installment of Karaoke Revolution. Once players select a song the lyrics and pitch of the melody are displayed for them to follow.

If a singer can manage to keep within the margins of good pitch, they are awarded bonuses and multipliers for their song rating. A new twist on song rating, however, comes in the forms of the virtual American Idol judges, who will make quips and comments on your performance. The comments aren't just for show- they will actually directly influence your final song score. This is not unlike the actual American Idol show, in which the judge's running commentary can sometimes sway the voters towards a certain performer. The addition of the virtual judges is quite welcome, and it's great to see them congratulate you if you performed well, and equally as fun to see them give light insults to those performances that were lacking.

Over 40 songs
A number of the songs in the title are updated for a contemporary audience and have been used on the actual television show by notable contestants. The breadth and depth of the song list has always been a strong point in Karaoke Revolution games, and American Idol is no exception to this rule. From the strong, crooning passages of "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'" to the fun pop sounds of "Build Me Up Buttercup," there's a track for everybody to enjoy. A number of tracks are especially good for beginners, and the judges will sometimes take pity on a first timers' performance and offer a few more pointers than criticisms. Sometimes.

The lengthy song list for American Idol includes:

All My Life
Alone
(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
Be Without You
Breakaway
Build Me Up Buttercup
Can't Help Falling In Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dilemma
Do I Make You Proud?
Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me
Don't You Want Me
Easy
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Flying Without Wings
Heartbreaker
Heaven

Hungry Like The Wolf
If You Don't Know Me By Now
It's Not Unusual
Just The Way You Are
Let's Stay Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
More Than Words
Photograph
Piano Man
Proud Mary
Rock With You
Saving All My Love For You
She Bangs
Stand By Me
Stickwitu
Straight Up
Sugar, We're Going Down
The Real Thing
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Unwritten
What A Girl Wants
You And Me
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling


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ASIN B000GLKQCA
Release date January 2, 2007
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4.4 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

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I confess, I am one of those people who don't watch the show (there are probably 10 of us in the entire country, LOL). Actually, I did only watch the first season.

I have every other disc in the Karaoke Revolution series, and I am having more fun with this one that I did with all of the previous ones (except maybe the first one because it was a novelty then). You do not need to know anything about American Idol to enjoy this game. The judges' comments are interesting but they tend to be very tough on you if you miss a few "great" ratings. You can play this game the exact same way as the previous discs, but the extra American Idol mode adds a new level to the game. The first time I played and won, I was literally jumping up and down as if I won the lottery or something-- it was that exciting.

I thought I wouldn't like the American Idol tv show video clips that can be unlocked but I have been watching them with great interest. Some are just hilarious clips of auditions, and others are performance clips. While I did play through the entire song list in non-competition mode and unlocked various characters, fashion items, and a few songs, I noticed that I did not really start unlocking a large number of video clips until I started on the American Idol competition mode.

While Paula Abdul refused to participate in this game by having her likeness and voice included as a judge (not a smart move, Paula), they do have one of her songs on the song list. I don't think her absence hurts the game any. There is a generic female judge named Laura who takes her place. Simon is still the star judge.

Konami has really outdone themselves with this disc, and if you only buy one KR game, let this be the one.
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The game microphone requirements are not clearly specified. Microphones supported include Karaoke Revolution and Logitech USB.

We had Singstar microphones which are not compatible.
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Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol is great fun for the whole family. Compete in the American Idol Competition and listen to the judges praise you or bomb you; either way, it's a lot of fun. The forty songs on this game are:

All My Life

Alone

(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me

Be Without You

Breakaway

Build Me Up Buttercup

Can't Help Falling In Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Dilemma

Do I Make You Proud?

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Don't You Want Me

Easy

Every Rose Has It's Thorn

Flying Without Wings

Heartbreaker

Heaven

Hungry Like A Wolf

If You Don't Know Me By Now

It's Not Unusual

Just The Way You Are

Let's Stay Together

Love Will Keep Us Together

More Than Words

Photograph

Piano Man

Proud Mary

Rock With You

Saving All My Love For You

She Bangs

Stand By Me

Stickwitu

Straight Up

Sugar, We're Going Down

The Real Thing

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Unwritten

What A Girl Wants

You And Me

You've Lost That Loving Feeling
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We were very excited while waiting for this game to arrive. We had played it many, many times at friends houses and loved it! We already have SingStar so we knew that our girls, aged 9 & 10, were ready for more karaoke fun! When the American Idol game arrived, we quickly ripped the packaging off and popped the game into our PS2 with great anticipation, however we were so disappointed to see that the SingStar microphone is not compatible with this game. I couldn't believe it! How stupid is that???? Why on earth would you need separate microphones??? I felt really ripped off knowing that until we get more microphones it will sit in it's box and wait. No one can enjoy it. This is really annoying.
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This game is amazing. If you have never played Karaoke revolution games before you are in for a treat. This game is better than the others, singstar doesn't even compare. I am an avid karaoke player and this game takes it to the next level. It gives you genuine critique and you are alloud to either play a normal karaoke mode, have battles with your friends, do duets and medleys like the others but this one has an american idol gameplay mode where simon critiques your singing as you knock out other players and watch americas vote. Having an eyetoy brings this game to the next label giving you the ability to make a 3d image of your head. You can then use this image to lay as a character though it is sometimes hard to use. The songs are GREAT much better than previous Karaoke revolutions and it is a must have for every karaoke enthusiast. You unlock over 100 things this time around
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A Kid's Review on February 22, 2007
Okay. I, along with everyone else that I know of who plays this game, can't sing. But, fortunately for us, we do not have to. I'm a guy, so I find it very hard to sing in the normal pitch of the song. I have a very deep voice, so I sing very deep. Believe me, you may not be able to sing very well when you start the game, but after a good practice at this game, you'll sing at least 20% better (unless you're good at singing). When I bought this game, I bought it because of American Idol. I have watched the show since the end of season 2 and I'm loving the show. I read about the first American Idol game, and it sounded like a load of crud. I mean, you can't even sing in it! But this game is incredible. You truly feel like you're trying out for American Idol. I love it that in the game, there is Simon Cowell, and Randy Jackson. The only thing wrong with this game is that Paula was replaced by some idiot named "Laura". Ugggghhhhhhhhhh. She is sooooo annoying. She says basically the same stupid stuff all the time. Simon and Randy are amazing though. They even have the real voices. When I sing and I mess up somewhere in the middle of the song, Randy or Simon will point that out. In the game Simon is as cruel as ever. If nail a hard song, Simon will praise you. If you mess up an easy song though, Simon will be sure to rip you into pieces. Now, let's get of that subject. based on how well you do the song, you'll get a score. You'll either get nothing, a gold, a platinum, or if you get a perfect score, a diamond. I have about six diamonds I think. And mostly platinums. If you get a few platinums you'll unlock different clothes and characters. You can also unlock clips from the actual show. I have most of the clips too. And finally, you can choose vocal judging.Read more ›
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