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American Idol

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Simulation

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'American Idol' Coming To The GBA

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT

"American Idol and the Game Boy® Advance is a perfect combination," said Steven Lux, Senior Vice President of U.S. Marketing for Codemasters. "Over 60% of the 14.5 million Game Boy® Advance owners are under 18, which is the core of our target audience."

American Idol for Game Boy® Advance is a music-based rhythm-action game giving players the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of the popular television series at home or on the go. In the game, players will create, control, style and train their contestant for competition. Players must match the right combinations of buttons to the beat of the music. If they get it right, the contestant sings a sweet harmony and dances to the rhythm; however, if they get it wrong, they sing out of tune. With top music tracks to master, players will get "constructive criticism" from Randy, Paula and Simon on their performance. As contestants progress through the game they will win new fashions and styles to help them create their own American Idol image.

The "American Idol" reality entertainment TV show co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19TV, garnered a cult-like following that amassed a staggering 38 million viewers in the final episode of Season 2, and averaged 21 million viewers per episode throughout the season. For season three, which premieres in January 2004 on FOX, hundreds of thousands of "American Idol" hopefuls are auditioning all around the country for a shot at stardom.

For the latest updates on the American Idol game for Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation®2 or PC, visit Codemasters online at www.codemasters.com/americanidol.

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