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  • Summary: [Also known as "Pop Idol"] Complete with a computer generated Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, with trademark insults, American Idol is a music-based, rhythm -action game that will allow you to style a contestant for the competition. Once you have created your Idol you?ll see your contestant through the auditions, various heats and then fingers crossed make it to the grand finale. However, if your contestant squeals and howls out of tune then prepare for heartache as Simon delivers one of his famous comments before you get booted off the show. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 9 out of 14
  1. Is it the next "DDR?" No. Will a 13 year old girl love this game? Yeah, I think so.
  2. Nothing more than an unpolished, but promising, rhythm title. [Feb 2004, p.103]
  3. It’s a very simple concept, if you’re a Pop Idol fan then you’ve probably already put in your pre-order for this game, if you’re not then it’s better left staying away from this game it’s simply too shallow and doesn’t last long enough to warrant more then a rent.
  4. There's a decent selection of songs, but the frequent loading, limited game play and repetitive nature of the title just make it too boring for most to handle after a handful of sessions with the game.
  5. Overall it seems like the production attitude was, to quote the Simon Cowell-managed Westlife, "Hey, whatever." A very poor cash-in, and one to avoid.
  6. The recipient of the "Coaster of the Year" award. Beer steins everywhere are smiling.
  7. One of those rare games that make you wonder how it is even authorized to be sold for a profit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. EM
    Feb 9, 2005
    10
    I think this game is brilliant! I can't put it down!
  2. Bum
    Dec 31, 2003
    10
    It is ok being a DDR fan. Some aspects are of American Idol are more challenging than DDR, but DDR still rules over this game 10-fold.
  3. BruceE.
    Jan 24, 2004
    10
    It should be an 11.5+
  4. RobertA.
    Jan 2, 2004
    3
    This game has some loose edges. if you look away for one second, you just might find something better to do. not to fun.
  5. HenrikS.
    Jun 7, 2007
    3
    Well, much like the show itself. Repetitive, boring, and not worth the time spent on it.
  6. EldonT.
    Mar 7, 2004
    0
    I hated it. it was a terrible game. and do you know what the saddest part is? I saw it at Wal-Mart, played it, came back the next day and they replaced it. dont buy it. if you REALLY want to play it, borrow it from a friend or, if you're desperate, wait 6 months and buy it for $5.99. Collapse
  7. MartinL.
    Oct 28, 2004
    0
    This game is horrible...but I luv American Idol. If u LOVE Kelly Clarkson, my AIM sn if funkymunkydude16. Just say "hey, I'm from metacritic.com"...thnx! Expand

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