You've no doubt heard of SingStar, but what about Boogie, the EA alternative that uses the Wii Remote to let you dance and sing your way to victory? We get dancing to see if the latest version is as good as the original.



Armed with your microphone and Wii Remote a year on from the first outing, Boogie Superstar basically adds more songs and customisations to the mix.

The opening menu may give you plenty of choices like customising your character in the dressing room, or creating a dance routine, but the main crux of the game is the Star Show mode that sees you performing three challenges revolving around dancing and singing either on your own or with a mate (it can be the computer if you are friendless).

Boogie SuperStar features more than 40 songs by artists such as Rihanna, Fergie, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Britney Spears, Kanye West and more, and the premise is that the more you play the more chance you have of unlocking more songs.

Cleary aimed at girls, the song selection is like a car wreck waiting to happen and blokes would be better off going to the pub and leaving the girls to "have fun". No really. While SingStar is appealing to most, girls aged anywhere from about 7 to about 70 will get the most here and you'll be bopping around your living room in no time.

For those still reading and not aware of Boogie, here's a quick recap; Using the Wii Remote, you have to map out dance moves in time with the beat to score points. Moves are everything from funky disco dancing to, well, funky disco dancing. The singing stages see you using a microphone (in some cases sold separately) just like SingStar on the PS3. Dance moves and singing capabilities are then measured accordingly and you're rated at the end as if it's The X Factor.

Verdict

With 1-4 players there is plenty of chance for abject humiliation, although once you get past the core element of the game there isn't much meat to Boogie.



That said, the type of person Boogie Superstar is going to appeal to probably won't be looking for much longevity beyond the core element. For the kids, this is fun singing and dancing. Adults will enjoy after a couple of bottles of Lambrini.

Boys, this isn't one for you, well unless you're a fan of Billy Elliott.