Gamers of all ages can develop their vocal talent and compete online against other warblers in SingStar. This musical import from Europe is the sixth release of the SingStar franchise and the first game of the series to be available on PS3. Players sing along to the designated song and by monitoring timing and pitch the game offers feedback for the singer. SingStar is compatible with the EyeToy and the PSP, allowing gamers to input their image into the game and transfer saved performances to the hand held platform using a memory stick.
The initial release features access to over 300 downloadable songs including songs from the previous editions of the game, and comes with microphones designed to emulate the same equipment used by professional artists. By creating a profile, gamers gain access to an online community and the ability to upload performances, snapshots, scores, and audio feedback. Periodically the game will alert players to new songs that are available, as well as additional skins and graphical effects. There is a fee for downloading extra music and adults can limit spending by adjusting the parental control settings.