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Lips: Number One Hits



Lips: Number One Hits is a karaoke video game for the Xbox 360 console, and the follow-up to the 2008 title Lips. Like its predecessor, the game was developed by iNiS and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released in 2009 and received generally average reviews. Spin-offs of the game have also been released, including Lips: Deutsche Partyknaller and Lips: Canta en Español.

Lips: Number One Hits features the use of motion-sensitive microphones, which is also compatible with other music video games such as The Beatles: Rock Band. The game is sold separately, and in packages including one and two microphones.

Each copy of Lips: Number One Hits includes a redemption code for downloading one of three 5-song track packs for free.

Gameplay

Number One Hits remains with the core of its patched predecessor, while offering some new features:
  • Scoring has been enhanced to include a streak multiplier, much like Rock Band.
  • Awardable achievements.
  • Unlockable clothes and accessories for Xbox Live avatars.

    Soundtrack

    The Lips: Number One Hits song list consists solely of songs that have reached the number one position on major global charts. In addition to this, players with a Lips save data on their hard drive will be able to select songs from the first game via a hot swapping feature. 40 master tracks are included on disc in Number One Hits. Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" is featured as this game's theme song.

    Downloadable content for both games is also confirmed to be cross-compatible between both Lips titles. Some Lips DLC do not carry over Lips: Number One Hits. one direction - one way or another

    Reception

    Lips: Number One Hits received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. Reviewers noted great improvements in gameplay and scoring, and the inclusion of avatars throughout the game. However, Number One Hits was criticized for long menu load times, disc swapping between Lips titles, and the number of new achievements.

    Sequels

    Following the release of Lips: Number One Hits, two additional titles were released specifically for European audiences. Lips: Deustche Partyknaller was released October 30, 2009 with 40 popular German language songs. Lips: Canta en Español was released November 13, 2009 with 35 Spanish language tracks.

    In December 2009, Lips: Party Classics was announced, offering 40 new tracks popular from karaoke venues. It was released in Spring 2010.