Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show

What It Is

Spoiler Alert! Hannah Montana is actually Miley Stewart! There, I said it. The cat is out of the bag. If you have tween-age girls in your household you probably already knew that Hannah and Miley (both played by Miley Cyrus) were the same person. Something that you might not know is that Hannah Montana is making her PSP debut this month in the game, Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show.

Rock Out The Show is a music/fashion game that allows players to create a rock concert then perform as Hannah Montana in rhythm-based game-play challenges. The challenges themselves require the player to “dance” by hitting the correct control button at a precise time, which is very similar to the game play in Guitar Hero.

Why It’s Fun

This game features a surprisingly deep level of customization options for kids to utilize in creating all aspects of the rock concerts. There are options that you would expect in a Hannah Montana game such as choosing clothes, shoes, accessories and hairstyles for Hannah and her backup dancers. Then there are features that are typically found in far more advanced games including the ability to customize the stage’s lighting and props, add special effects and create unique routines for each song. With the amount of customization in the game, kids will have just as much fun designing and setting up the performances, as they will during the actual challenges.

Additionally, there are 11 hit songs with three new tracks and seven locations around the world for kids to visit.

Who’s Going To Love It

Fans of the Hannah Montana TV show and movie (predominantly girls between the ages of 7 and 11) will love this game. Even the advanced customization elements are designed with this group in mind and can be found in easy to follow and apply menus.

Although this is a single player game, we expect that girls will enjoy sharing their creations, fashions and the game itself with friends and will often play together.

What To Be Aware Of

Rock The Show is also available in a limited edition PSP bundle, which includes the game a lilac PSP system, three Hannah Montana episodes, a 2GB memory stick and stickers. 

The majority of PSP users are teenage guys and young men so releasing an exclusive Hannah Montana game for the PSP could open the door for more widespread adoption of this system among girls. Keep in mind that right now, many of the games girls want to play are not going to be available for the PSP.

Fun Scale

0 out of 5

It has to be fun or it wouldn’t be on Time to Play. But some games are more fun than others so here’s our scale: 1 is fun, 2 is a lot of fun, 3 is great, 4 is awesome and 5 is out-of-this-world!

Video Game Information

Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Rated: Everyone

System: PSP
Genre: Music/Fashion
Players: 1

SRP: $39.99
Available: Now, at most major retail and toy stores as well as electronic gaming specialty shops and many online e-commerce sites.
Launch Date: August 4, 2009
Date of Review: August 20, 2009

*Rating determined by the ESRB

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