August 22, 2014

My Singing Monsters Review for the Vita

You what's a really fun and addictive free to play game on the Vita? Yeah, I didn't think it would be at first, but read the review to hear why!

I fired up this free title the other day with very little expectation. I mean, how could someone play a game where you raise and breed monsters just to hear them sing? Well, 7 days later I'm figuring out feeding schedules with my kids so we can check on the newly hatched monsters to see what we got. They're renaming our dudes, we're clearing the monster island so we can build bigger structures, and we're trying to make the monsters happy.



Now, I'm planning to play this game entirely for free, but if you want, you can drop lots of money on coins, food, and gems for your raising. The game claims you can get all the monsters for free, and I'm going to test that! What's nice is that there are no ads or pushy things to get you to actually spend real  money. 



So far I haven't had the urge or need to buy anything! I can see how some people might get impatient with the game, but I don't mind the delayed gratification of some upfront time and discovery.

The game is broken into several areas with a little memory game added in to earn some hard to come by gems. First, you are given a monster and he starts banging his head to the beat. You then learn that he needs to become happy and level up to earn you some money to fund your raising of the monsters. 



You can clear out the island you start with (it all takes time and money to do so), so you can arrange new paths and decorations. So start breeding new monsters to start earning more coins! Beware! The songs add more parts as you get new guys, but it is extremely catchy and you'll be humming the tune as you do whatever. It is always fun to breed a rare monster and then add it to your group and hear its part!

You can bakeries to produce the food to level up your monsters (they make more money that way, and you can eventually drop them to new islands when they get high enough! No, I haven't gotten there yet but the Gold Island looks shiny!



We just unlocked a super rare monster and it was a pretty big deal. I have to keep reminding my kids these guys aren't real and we don't have to check them all the time... but man they would if I let them! This could be a cool way to connect with a little kid if you need some couch time together. 


Ok, the shots at the end of that video with the whole bands together? That's going to take a lot of time and coins to get there... but some people might take that time or bite!

You might like this game if: 
  • caring for an island of musical dudes sounds fun
  • you don't want to spend any $ on a game and not be pushed into it
  • you have kids... trust me they'll love the daily check ins. Mine do. 
You might not like this if: 
  • you only play AAA titles and games not already out on phones and tablets
  • you need to get quick results in a game (unless you want to drop $ to speed things up!)


Yes, the game has been out as a mobile game, but here it is for free on the Vita. It's worth a shot! Readers, have you tried this yet? 


19 comments:

Bum said...

Wow a crappy little throw away game is now on the vita after being on ios for as long as I can remember! I'm gutted I sold my vita now! Getting bored playing titanfall on my nvidia shield, maybe I should get another vita so I can play my singing monster.... Hmmmm decisions decisions.........

Brenden Ryan said...

i want more games like freedom wars

IHateThisShildIdiot said...

Get a life...

Justin Jackman said...

Seems interesting, but my does this game look a bit rough. And that trailer....was it made in movie maker? I really hope this was Vita gameplay. If this was on PS4 or PS3, then this game looks pretty bad. But hey, nice to see a game come to the Vita that's not an indie game.

Justin Jackman said...

This game is pretty bad haha. Seems like every time I would click on something it would have to load for 10 seconds. And the gameplay is pretty much like any other game on mobile devices that requires you to spend money to progress in the game. 3/10 imo.

Obi Tori said...

when in september?

Whatamoronthisguyis said...

Get a shield...

StillSmarterThanYou said...

I work on my PC, i play on my Vita. Why would i buy a unnecessary Shild to play my PC games on ultra, 5 meters from it, theres just no point.
Thats why i have my PC for AC4, Batman Origins etc, and when my PC is rendering heavy stuff, i can play Rogue Legacy on my couch and relax. What is the point of a Shield without a PC (good nvidea GTX).
Every time i see you comment about your Shield here, it makes me laugh a lot. Your so proud about you Shild, and yet you spend all days and night looking on this Vita site, so sad, think about it.

Bob said...

MODS make the article preview picture clickable. I keep clicking on it expecting to open the full article (like every blog site does).

Husnain said...

I will try to add that in. Thanks for the suggestion!

Drama Media said...

There is never any requirement for you to spend real money in order to advance in the game,you can just wait in real time instead,dont be that guy to use the payment model as an excuse to nitpick,there arent even any push notifications begging you to pay,so they arent putting a gun to your head

Drama Media said...

Either pay or wait it out lol

dydazzy said...

I'm enjoying this game. I don't play phone games so this was a new experience for me. It does take a long time to earn the diamonds and if they ever have a 75% to 90% off PS Plus sale I would buy some but until then I will keep plugging away at this for free. It's very addictive.

Bob Bilbert said...

No mention of the 30minute loading screen between actions? hmm.

Ultrapieguy said...

That trailer was cringeworthy, but I still want the game.

Yousuckbitchface said...

I don't spend all day and night looking on here, it pops up on my twitter and I can't help but laugh at the desperate attempts to get the vita some life and failing every time. Get yourselves a shield ladies they are so much better in everyway, even the android games beat the vitas which is sad... I more than anyone wanted the vita to be a success but it just hasn't happened, I've not regretted selling my for one minute coz there hasn't been a single good game for it since I did (about a year and a half ago) do yourselves a favour bit(hes sell ya vitas NOW!!!!!!!!

Drama Media said...

Yes everyone,buy a shield!,and dont forget to SPELLCHECK when you post about it,or anything else online,show your intelligence,dont get lazy "because its just the internet".

Drama Media said...

Remember,the entire world is watching...but hey...no pressure.

Steve Chan said...

This game looks like idea criteria was made like this: Oh people like RPG, and Dungeon crawler and Difficulty game, Lets create this WITH 0 STORY and make them talk nonsense D:,

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