PopStar Guitar Review and Giveaway

***The winner is commenter number #56, Diane.***

Are any of you out there closet gamers? I’ve spent my whole life sort of mocking gamers, gently mocking because I know and love many of them, but mocking nonetheless. Now I’ve had the Wii for a year and I am totally nerd-a-liciously in love with it.

popstarBut it’s an expensive little guy to feed and clothe. That’s why I’m excited to offer you all the chance to win a new Wii game just in time for Christmas. It’s called PopStar Guitar and has a concept similar to Guitar Hero.

I’m a huge Guitar Hero fan so I was excited to try this game out and pass it on to one of you. Here’s the rundown. There are several things I like about it. First, the price is right. It costs about the same as a regular Wii game but comes with two controllers, ready to play right out of the box.

Second, it has TWO controllers. I love the fact that you can play against with someone else right away, no more gear to buy.

Third, you are much more likely on PopStar Guitar to find female characters who are not dressed like ladies of the night. Seriously I do not want Laylee to even see the screen with what the GH girls are wearing.

Some other notes about the game: The songs are lighter than those on Guitar Hero, making it more appropriate for pop fans or younger audiences but they also have less interesting guitar solos. The controls aren’t exactly like butta. I much prefer the feel of an “actual” guitar in my hand. It helps me rock out more and get my groove on and such because that’s what we thirty-year-olds are wont to do. The little PopStar Guitar controllers aren’t as much fun. But then they’re half the price…

I’m also not a huge fan of the fact that they use some cover versions of songs instead of sticking exclusively to original music but I’d be much more likely to let Laylee play PopStar Guitar than the other similar games out there.

If you’d like a free copy, leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite Wii game and I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday night.

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60 Responses to PopStar Guitar Review and Giveaway

  1. ZaCarrie says:

    I guess Dr. Mario isn’t a Wii game….yet. So I’ll have to settle with DDR as my favorite Wii game. It’s TIME for the HOTTEST Party…

  2. bec says:

    ZaCarrie — you can totally get Dr. Mario via the wii shop channel as a wiiware download game for like 10ish bucks. And it is a blast. One of the game modes allows you to grab the “extra” half of a pill once you get rid of a row/column and *place it elsewhere*. Plus you can play with your friend instead of competing in that mode, which is nice. Of course the normal modes are all there too.

    That said, World of Goo is my favorite (another wiiware download). Though Wario Ware is a close second…silly times abound.

  3. Lori O. says:

    This would be the best Christmas present ever!

    My favorite Wii game is the matching game on the WiiPlay… I like other games too, but I always come back to that one trying to beat my score and I love that they put the Miis that we created in it.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I like the bowling. It’s almost like being in a real alley – you cheer for other people and make small talk in between people’s turns. I like the interaction that the Wii gives – there’s no other console that does that.

  5. Michelle Rosborough says:

    Guitar Hero World Tour

  6. Diana says:

    Well, we have a Wii and I’ve made myself a Me or is it a Mii, but I haven’t really “played” any games yet to know my favorite. I know tennis is not my favorite since I can’t seem to hit the ball but maybe I’ll be better at bowling or possibly Popstar if I win it…I do love to sing!!

  7. Katie R says:

    My favorite Wii game is Wii Fit. I love the balance games and the boxing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Hillary says:

    I really like Mario Kart. And Smarty Pants. I love playing it against my husband!

  9. mother of the wild boys says:

    Oh goodie, I’m not too late to throw my name into the hat! I’ve always mocked ‘gamers’, but I do love our Wii dearly. 🙂

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