My First Songs

4.5 Overall Score
Gameplay: 2/10
Graphics: 4/10
Sound: 8/10

Classic songs for you kids to learn

No indication on pitch | Short Playlist | Kid's will Lose Interest Quick

Game Info

GAME NAME: My First Songs

DEVELOPER(S): RingZero Games

PUBLISHER(S): RingZero Games

PLATFORM(S): Nintendo Wii U

GENRE(S): Music

RELEASE DATE(S): April 17th, 2014

I’ve long been a fan of karaoke games.  Drinking and singing 80’s songs is just something people my age enjoy doing, don’t judge.  Games like Lips and Singstar ( I’ll admit it i’d use Rock Band as a karaoke machine as well) were some great examples of how to do a music game from last generation.  My First Songs from RingZero Games isn’t quite up to those standards, even for a kids game.


Now I know that I wasn’t expecting this game to blow me away being that it is aimed for the younger age group, but there really isn’t much of a game aspect to it.  You are judged by how close your pitch is to the actual songs but there is not indication to tell you where exactly and how exactly your pitch is off.  Rock Band was great at this because you knew exactly if you needed to bring your pitch up or down a note or if you were flat at times.  I wasn’t exactly sure how it was keeping score either.

The songlist is about the only thing that saves this game for me.  It has 15 classics songs that I use to enjoy singing when I was a lad.  I’m happy that I get to share these with my daughter and it can help her learn them and she can play a game at the same time. There is a duet mode available also as long as you own the Wii U microphone.  Here are the songs that made the game:

  • Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
  • The Farmer in the Dell
  • B-I-N-G-O
  • Old MacDonald
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • This Old Man
  • Alphabet Song
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Mulberry Bush
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Michael Finnegan
  • She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb


The game was advertised to be able to play off screen, but the music didn’t come through the gamepad so it was basically acapella if you were to forgo the TV.  The sound and music are great for kids but even the videos that play while singing wouldn’t even appeal to a child.  There isn’t anything fun or interactive going on and it looks just like a loop of semi-HD videos.

The Recommendation

Being a father and loving these songs when I was a kid, I would probably throw down and get this title just for my daughter to be able to listen, sing a long to and learn these 15 classic songs.  At $10 it would still be cheaper then buying them on a CD and I know when I was young I would have rather played a game then just listen to music.  Other then for a kid though, I would look to better music games like SingStar, Lips, Rock Band, Guitar Hero or even the Wii U launch title SiNG.




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Author: Anthony DeVirgilis View all posts by
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