Conclusion: Overall, this is a competent release, one that stands or falls on the quality of its track listing. If you like the songs on offer this represents excellent value for money, if they are not all your cup of tea then you should probably think twice before splashing out.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game requires players to sing and rap along to tunes from the 1990s using special Singstar microphones (regular USB mics aren't compatible). Some of the songs feature sexually explicit lyrics, including Color Me Badd's "I Wanna Sex You Up," the Divinyls "I Touch Myself," and Sir Mix A lot's "Baby Got Back." There are also occasional references to drinking alcohol in the lyrics.
Excerpt: Sony's SingStar series could well be one of the most inspired creations of the PlayStation 2 era. With this, the EyeToy, and the Buzz series of games, the company has got the non-gamer crowd pretty much sewn up. Keen to capitalise on SingStar's current popularity amongst the post-pub party gamers, SingStar '90s brings together 30 classic tunes from the 1990s in a budget priced collection.
Excerpt: Singstar is back again with more karaoke goodness for your PS2. Finally, a collection of hits from the 90's! Now, as long-time players of the Singstar series will know, it's all about the music here and Singstar 90's brings with it a fairly definitive collection of tunes from the decade that ushered in alternative rock and really brought rap to the forefront. Obviously, that is reflected in this collection.
Excerpt: Singstar has yet to amass the type of popularity in the United States as it has in Europe. So it's no wonder Sony's karaoke franchise has had 14 games show up on the PlayStation 2 in a mere 4 years of existence, five of which have hit American shelves thus far. Singstar 90s is the latest game to arrive in North America, and it continues to carry the quality of the franchise in full.