My nine year old son is obsessed with music right now. There isn’t hardly a day that goes by that he doesn’t hassle us for Rockband (first preference) or Guitar Hero (second preference). He has an acoustic guitar that he picks out notes and songs on for hours on end. He got an iPod shuffle for his birthday that he listens to constantly. He. Loves. Music.
And when Boogie Superstar by Electronic Arts for the Wii arrived on our doorstep, courtesty of the Parent Bloggers Network, well, you would have thought Santa Claus himself had brought it. I officially became the Coolest Mom Ever. He couldn’t wait to get done with his homework so that he could try it out.
In many ways, Boogie Superstar is cooler than your average karaoke or average dancing game. Because it is BOTH. And, even better, you can compete, “American Idol” style, to be the next Boogie Superstar. Just watch out for “Vickie”, as she’s a mean spirited judge that puts even Simon Cowell to shame. In fact, you can shake things up by challenging yourself to some of Vickie’s worst sabotage (such as blocking lyrics and switching out dance moves).
I’m not familiar with all the songs on the game (so far, at least. We’ve only unlocked a few so far), but the ones I don’t know are catching on. I have found myself humming “Take You There” several times during the day. That one gets in your head! The dance moves are challenging enough and so are the songs, that my son is kept entertained. I imagine he would play it for hours and hours at a time if I let him.
And this one isn’t just for the kiddos either. I think this game would be a great hit at your next party or holiday gathering. In fact, we had the idea on Thanksgiving to play “Thanksgiving Idol”, with each of us in our family having a crack at the game. Now that beats watching a stupid football game ANY DAY. (At least in my book it does.)
If your kid likes music like mine does and loves to play video games too, check out Boogie Superstar for the Wii. I bet your child would be thrilled to see this one under the tree come Christmas morning!