Do you enjoy humming to your favorite tune or singing in the shower? Maybe, but if you loved Draw Something, you’ll love Let’s Sing. Essentially taking the same concept, Let’s Sing incorporates humming instead of drawing. Once you start playing, it will be very hard to put down. While Let’s Sing does suffer a few faults, it is definitely worth checking out.
Read on for the full review.
When you launch Let’s Sing, you are greeted with a familiar interface. Taking cues from Zynga’s “with Friends” game lineup and Draw Something, you have the same “create new game” button, as well as “their turn” and “your turn.”
To challenge opponents, you have a few options. If you know them personally, enter their email address or username. If you want to get your friends to join the party, you have the option to invite them via email. If you are so excited to play with your friends, you can allow Let’s Sing to find friends on Facebook and your address book. (Let’s Sing promises that no personal information is sent to their servers). Most of the time, though, your best bet will be to play against a random user as it takes away some of the embarrassment! It’s up to you.
After creating a game or continuing one, you are prompted with three different song options to choose from. Each song has a different coin value that you collect if your opponent correctly guesses the song. Let’s Sing’s song collection varies from “It’s My Party,” by Lesley Gore all the way to “What Makes You Beautiful,” by One Direction. If you don’t know any of the songs, you can hit shuffle or take a chance and listen to a helpful preview. Preview is extremely useful if you forgot what exactly the song sounded like.
After you pick what song you know best, you get to sing — well, not exactly. Let’s Sing recommends you hum, whistle, or “la-la-la” to the syllables of the song. Tap the microphone and it will start recording. You can even preview what you hummed to make sure you know exactly what your opponent will hear. If you can’t recognize what you hummed, you are able to re-record, and then send it off.
Then comes the fun part: finding out if your opponent was able to guess what you managed to hum! If they guessed correctly, you and your opponent both receive the coin value of the song. With these coins, you can purchase hints to find out the artist or add the vowels into the song’s title. If you have absolutely no clue what your opponent hummed, you can pass, but with passing, you stop your streak (how many times you went without passing).
A few annoyances found with this game are the volume level and proximity sensor. The volume level is very low on the highest level, causing the need for earbuds or holding the device up to your ear. As well, the proximity sensor is very sensitive, and appears to turn the screen off if there is darkness over the sensor. The proximity sensor issue drove me crazy — especially when I tried holding my iPhone to my ear so I could hear better. I really hope they fix these two problems in a future update.
Overall, Let’s Sing is very fun to play! While playing, you get to remember some of the songs you forgot over the years. If Let’s Sing catches on even more, it is definitely a worthwhile game. For now, the user base is small and sometimes not everyone responds, but if you can get your friends to join, you will love it! Let’s Sing can be found in the App Store for free.
PROS: Creative idea, has potential