Game Classification

Lips: Number One Hits iNiS corporation, Microsoft Game Studios (U.S.A.), 2009  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Lips: Number One Hits is the second game in the karaoke series and largely continues the ideas from the original Lips title, but with a fresh bunch of tracks. This title solely consists of songs (all master tracks) that have reached a number one position on the global charts. Players have to sing along with lyrics on the screen using a microphone to fill empty bars, along with pitch and timing lines to get it right, while a video plays in the background. Points are awarded based on accuracy. This builds a meter that can be used to unleash a Star Scream. When it's available you tilt the microphone and all lines are filled with stars. You can then fill them with your voice. The points are used for a levelling system along with medals that can be earned. Instead of the original video another type of visualization can be shown as well, and it is possible to reduce the vocals more. The menus have been overhauled, but the in-game mini-games are still identical.

There are Solo, VS and Co-op modes. While playing a second player can shake the microphone to hop in. The motion controls are also used when your avatar (or a silhouette if you have none) turns up in between verses. They show a motion such as moving their hands in the air or playing a guitar and you have to mimic it. The same has to be done when a tambourine or a maraca appears on the screen. You move the microphone as if you're playing the instrument. Players with a regular controller can still hop in and make noise that adds to the song or distracts other players. Importing custom songs through USB is also still supported.

Most of the DLC from the original game can be carried over and when a savegame for the original game is detected, the songs can be imported by swapping the disc. After every track the original disc needs to be reinserted however. The game comes bundled with a wireless, motion sensitive microphone and a redemption code to download a five-song pack for free from the Lips store.

The 40 songs included on the disc are:2Pac feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman - California LoveAkon - Don't MatterAtomic Kitten - The Tide is High (Get the Feeling)Aqua - Barbie GirlBeck - LoserBlack Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My HeartBlondie - Heart of GlassBob Sinclar - Love GenerationBobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be HappyColbie Caillat - BubblyColdplay - Viva la Vida (also the game's theme song)Culture Club - Karma ChameleonCutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your ArmsDJ Ötzi - Hey BabyExtreme - More Than WordsFergie - Big Girls Don't CryFine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me CrazyJames Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado - Broken StringsJason Mraz - I'm YoursKanye West - HeartlessLady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - Just DanceLily Allen - The FearLL Cool J - Around The Way GirlMariah Carey - Touch My BodyMarvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the GrapevineMC Hammer - U Can't Touch ThisNickelback - How You Remind MeOneRepublic feat. Timbaland - ApologizePet Shop Boys - Always On My MindRihanna - DisturbiaRobbie Williams - MillenniumRoxette - The LookRoy Orbison - Oh, Pretty WomanScissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like DancinSugababes - Push the ButtonTears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldThe Beach Boys - I Get AroundThe Cardigans - LovefoolThe Plain White T's - Hey There DelilahTokio Hotel - Ready, Set, Go! [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Xbox 360 (X360)