PopStar Guitar

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Developer(s)Broadsword Interactive
Publisher(s)XS Games
Platform(s)Wii, PlayStation 2
ReleaseNovember 18, 2008
Genre(s)Music game
Mode(s)Single-player & Multiplayer

PopStar Guitar is a music game for the Wii and PlayStation 2 developed by British studio Broadsword Interactive and published by XS Games.


In PopStar Guitar, players embark on a journey as a budding guitarist with aspirations of becoming the ultimate pop music sensation. Throughout the game, players develop skills to help them achieve their goal of success on the main stage of a worldwide Battle of the Bands competition, which will bring them international stardom.

The career mode will see the player starting as a member of a garage band before touring across the 25 different in game venues before performing at the Battle Of The Bands.[1] The game features 12 playable characters (6 male/6 female) to choose from, and players are able to customize their look and the instruments they play.

The game is played similar to other music games with players trying to press buttons as they follow scrolling notes onscreen. The PlayStation 2 version supports guitar controllers for play, while the Wii version will come packaged with one AirG controller shell allowing players to play air guitar-style using only the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.[2]


The game features a line-up of 60 songs, which includes original mastered tracks from pop and rock artists. These songs include:

Song Artist
"When I'm Gone" 3 Doors Down
"It's Not My Time" 3 Doors Down
"Dirty Little Secret" The All-American Rejects
"Move Along" The All-American Rejects
"Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" Fall Out Boy
"Sugar, We're Goin Down" Fall Out Boy
"Makes Me Wonder" Maroon 5
"Wake Up Call" Maroon 5
"Shut Up and Drive" Rihanna
"All The Small Things" Blink 182
"Welcome to My Life" Simple Plan
"Misery Business" Paramore
"S.O.S" Jonas Brothers
"See You Again" Miley Cyrus
"Our Time Now" Plain White T's
"Girlfriend" Avril Lavigne
"Hot" Avril Lavigne
"Before He Cheats" Carrie Underwood
"Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Want to Be in Love)" Good Charlotte
"Since U Been Gone" Kelly Clarkson
"Face Down" Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
"Hero/Heroine" Boys Like Girls
"Anna Molly" Incubus
"Suddenly I See" KT Tunstall
"The Saints Are Coming" Green Day & U2
"How's It Going to Be" Third Eye Blind
"1985" Bowling for Soup
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies" Panic! At The Disco
"Honestly" Cartel
"It's Not Over" Daughtry


IGN called the Wii version of the game "a wholly unnecessary piece of shovelware" that was "clunky, fugly" and with a "bottom-of-the-barrel" soundtrack, though they believed the AirG peripheral worked well. They gave it 3.5/10.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PopStar Guitar - Another Guitar Game Is Coming". 2008-07-22. Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-07-24.
  2. ^ XS Games Reveals AirG Peripheral for PopStar Guitar
  3. ^ "XS Games Turns Up the Volume Announcing Four New Blockbuster Tracks for PopStar Guitar". 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  4. ^ IGN: PopStar Guitar Review

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