Already since Nintendo Wii times applies Let’s Sing as the karaoke alternative for all non-PlayStation owners. After all SingStar and SingStore servers were shut down in January and Sony is not planning to release any more games, the music game Let’s Sing 2021 from developer Voxel Games to fill this gap.
For a long time the Let’s Sing-game series the reputation of a Singstar-Clones on and that is unlikely to change with the 2021 edition. The gameplay of the two music games is too similar, not to say almost identical in many areas. The player’s task is to sing more or less well-known pieces of music in such a way that the given voice pitch and tone length, which are represented on the screen by colored bars, are hit as accurately as possible. At Let’s Sing 2021 This is done either via the wired USB microphones, headsets or the smartphone app, which is available for free in the Google and Apple stores.
All variants have both advantages and disadvantages. The easiest way to start warbling right away is certainly to use the microphones. They are usually recognized immediately after plugging them in and can be used right away. The cable of the devices has a passable length, but I was still always afraid for my Switch console, especially when my teammates put on too intense a stage performance. In direct comparison to the hardware of the competition, the Let’s Sing-microphones are not quite as high quality, but still do a good job. However, I do not see these as a "must-have" and so you can theoretically also save the approximately 20 euros extra for the set and fall back on the standard edition.
When using the smartphones, on the other hand, setting up the microphones turns out to be much more awkward. Not only do you need to download the app, but you also need to be on the same Wi-Fi as the console and logged into the Nintendo eShop afterwards. In order to connect the phones to the game, a four-digit code must then be typed in. Then, if you’re lucky, you can select it as an input device afterwards. In my attempts, this only worked after several attempts. Furthermore, we first noticed that the players who used the microphone were clearly at an advantage and only after calibrating the smartphone was the equality of opportunity restored. Overall, though, the setup is a bit of a hassle – that was the case with the 2021 edition Singstar a little easier after all.