Singstar Queen

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Queen 'Singstar Queen' Playstation 3Queen 'Singstar Queen' Playstation 2


'Singstar Queen' was released on 20 March 2009 on both the Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 formats. The game features the original promo videos to Queen tracks, with lyrics onscreen, and the object of the game is to sing along, scoring points according to your timing and which notes you sing. The game is for between one to eight players and needs a Singstar microphone to play (the videos won't actually play without one).

The Playstation 2 game features 20 original Queen tracks, plus five medleys. These aren't proper medleys as such (i.e. the tracks don't segue into one another), instead they are separate clips which fade in and out to audience noise before the next one starts. Each medley features excerpts from five tracks, with the excerpts ranging from around 15 to 30 seconds. Four of the medleys are fixed, whereas one is random and therefore different every time you play it.

The Playstation 3 game features the same 20 Queen tracks, plus five bonus tracks, and presumably medleys too. I have been unable to check the Playstation 3 game, but it is likely that the medleys feature a different range of songs to reflect these five additional tracks.

There are three different skill levels, and all songs can be played in their entirety, while some (not all) can also be played as shortened clips. For most songs you have to sing along to the lead vocals but there are four songs where there are two vocal tracks - 'Bicycle Race', 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Play The Game' allow you to sing Freddie's vocals or backing vocals, while 'Under Pressure' allows you to sing Freddie's vocals or David Bowie's vocals.

The menus feature an instrumental version of 'Breakthru', but within the actual game itself, the normal album and single versions are used.

The Playstation 2 tracks are:

1. Another One Bites The Dust
2. Bicycle Race
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Breakthru'
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. Don't Stop Me Now
7. Fat Bottomed Girls
8. I Want It All
9. I Want To Break Free
10. Innuendo
11. One Vision
12. Play The Game
13. Somebody To Love
14. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
15. Tie Your Mother Down
16. Under Pressure
17. We Are The Champions
18. We Will Rock You
19. Who Wants To Live Forever
20. You're My Best Friend

The US edition added 'Save Me' but lost 'Bicycle Race'.

The five medleys are as follows:

21. Rebellious Youth Medley (2:13)
We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, I Want It All, Tie Your Mother Down, Don't Stop Me Now

22. Mighty Queen Medley (2:28)
Under Pressure, One Vision, Fat Bottomed Girls, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions

23. Random Medley (varies)
Random selection of five excerpts from the disc.

24. Game Of Love Medley (2:09)
Somebody To Love, Play The Game, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, You're My Best Friend

25. Long Live Queen Medley (2:12)
Innuendo, Breakthru, Bicycle Race, I Want To Break Free, Who Wants To Live Forever

The Playstation 3 edition features the following five bonus tracks:
1. A Kind Of Magic
2. Hammer To Fall
3. Killer Queen
4. Radio Ga Ga
5. The Show Must Go On

In addition to the dedicated Queen version, a number of other releases also featured Queen tracks, namely:

Singstar Anthems (2006) - Radio Ga Ga
Singstar Rocks (2006) - Don't Stop Me Now
Singstar Rock Ballads (2007) - The Show Must Go On
Singstar Vol 3: Party Edition (2008) - Killer Queen
Singstar Pop (2009) - Bohemian Rhapsody
Singstar Guitar (2010) - Under Pressure
Singstar Football Anthems (download) - We Are The Champions
Singstar Queen Ultimate 1 (download) - Bicycle Race, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Killer Queen, One Vision
Singstar Queen Ultimate 2 (download) - Another One Bites The Dust, I Want It All, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, Who Wants To Live Forever
Singstar Queen Ultimate 3 (download) - Fat Bottomed Girls, I'm In Love With My Car, Somebody To Love, Tie Your Mother Down, You're My Best Friend
Singstar Queen Ultimate 4 (download) - Hammer To Fall, It's A Hard Life, I Want To Break Free, Play The Game, Save Me
Singstar Queen Ultimate 5 (download) - Headlong, Innuendo, Princes Of The Universe, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, Under Pressure