Boogie SuperStar is a rhythm game for the Wii
released on October 14, 2008, by Electronic Arts
. As early as May 2008, reports surfaced that the game would use the Wii Balance Board
, but this support never materialized. The game ended up shipping with a free USB microphone
The gameplay is a combination of karaoke sections, which use the provided USB microphone to grade how accurately the player sings, and dancing sections, where the player uses the Wii Remote
and Nunchuk to respond to simple prompts (shake the remote side to side, or up and down) played in time with the music. This differs from the original game, which graded the player's singing, but allowed freestyle dancing instead of Dance Dance Revolution
40 songs, all of them cover versions, are provided, from artists varying from Aly and AJ to Missy Elliot. Two of these songs, both of them rap songs by Flo Rida and Kanye West, have no singing parts at all, and are purely dance songs.