In Staraoke HD you control your character with your voice. Singing in the correct pitch will keep you on track and allow you to accumulate points.
There are different items to collect with your character in each ‘level’, including coins, silver and gold stars. Controlling your tone while singing allows you to achieve a higher score. The silver and gold stars are harder to get than the coins (in theory), and also yield more points.
During testing however, there seemed to be little that could be done to keep the character on track. The scores were almost as high when you really tried as when you didn’t sing at all! That said, this game is aimed at little kids who probably won’t really care about the accuracy of the pitch control.
Staraoke HD comes loaded with two Christmas sing-a-longs – “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “Jingle Bells” as well as the classic children’s favorite “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
The game supports up to 4 players and works best with headphones, but you can also use any iPad compatible microphone.
Staraoke HD [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.