Boogie

Boogie on PS2, DS

Now with 3D glasses.

EA has decided to create two more versions of party game Boogie in time for Christmas, one for DS and one for PS2. Both have an enormous installed-base. Just thinking out loud. Tum-tee-tum.

Boogie

Boogie

Blame it on the poorly designed game mechanics.

If you like music games, you've probably been looking forward to Boogie. The concept is simple: it combines karaoke with dancing. You might think this sounds fun. You'd be wrong, as far as Boogie goes. This is how rubbish a music game Boogie is: it's not even fun when you're drunk.

It might be, might be fun if you're very young. Which means young enough to think Balamory is a reality TV show. Boogie doesn't offer any kind of challenge, certainly not if you're old enough to think Balamory is a nice way to spend time on the days you're not signing on.

Let's start with the dancing. You shake the Wii remote left, right, up and down in time to the music. There are no Dancing Stage-style arrows specifying directions; you choose for yourself, and the more varied the moves the more points you score.

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EA details Wii Boogie

EA details Wii Boogie

Date, tracklist, peripheral.

EA has confirmed that Wii sing-along Boogie will come with its own karaoke microphone when it's released in Europe on 31st August.

The publisher also released a full tracklist for the game, which will include hits from The Jackson 5, Britney Spears, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kool & The Gang.

Boogie is billed as the Wii's answer to the incredibly popular Sony hit, SingStar - a karaoke game that lets you belt out your favourite songs and scores you on how well you perform.

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EA reveals Boogie

Exclusively for Wii.

EA wants to shake your tail feather this afternoon. Failing that, it's announced a new rhythm-based party game for Wii.