Be the ultimate kawaii girl—or guy.
Show off your dancing and singing skills by completing quests.
Dress up, compete, and work it like a real Japanese superstar.
Would you like to try a little bit of J-Pop? It’s incredibly easy! All you need to do is to download Show Time Singer and Dancer right on your mobile devices.
Show Time Singer and Dancer capitalizes on the growing popularity of the Japanese kawaii culture: cutesy, adorable, fun, and light. But the game takes it in a whole different direction by allowing you to participate it.
The game starts off like a regular fashion slash virtual simulation: you register an account and create your own character, which can be male or female. Unlike other kinds of makeovers, you just don’t get to choose your favorite hair, dress, etc. You pick the character or personality you like.
After you’ve made a profile and created a character, you can now proceed with the bulk of the menu, which includes shopping, a karaoke and dance hall, and social. These should already give you an idea what you can do inside the app. A little while later, a virtual character will walk you through the process, a sort of a more animated tutorial, which makes the learning process more comfortable, easier, and engaging.
As the game suggests, you can either sing or dance (or both), but usually you need to go through about a minute of training, which is a great idea since some of the challenges can be hard and tricky. In other words, the training orients you to the mechanics of the game and helps you get a better score for your performance. Note if you score low, you can lose some hearts.
Show Time also lets you upgrade your look, because that’s what superstars do. Perhaps the issue with this is you don’t earn huge virtual coins every time you complete the quest, but the clothes can be pretty expensive. Building diamonds isn’t easy either. If it’s any consolation, you can rack up more of these gems and rewards by completing quests and buying them in bundles with real money.
The game offers some cool unique treats like the chance to dance together with other members. When you reach level 5, you can also start building a family (or a team), which can compete with other teams. The great thing is the game uses your GPS, so it provides you with members who also live in your country.
Graphics and sound-wise, Show Time is top notch. It has the Japanese cute and cartoonish elements that you probably know like girls in braids and big bright eyes. Adding to its charm is J-POP music, although you can hear American songs as well. Either way, the songs and graphics make the game modern and appealing.
Show Time Singer and Dancer takes up a lot of space on your mobile device and requires a few minutes to download, but with its graphics, engaging gameplay, and an excellent tribute to Japanese kawaii, the waiting is worth it.