App Showdown: Draw Something vs Sing Something

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On September 18, 2012
Last modified:September 18, 2012


Not into Draw Something? Try Sing Something instead!

Applatter presents a showdown between two “something” apps vying to become “something” worth your dime.

Intrigued? Find out who wins after the break.

Draw Something

Our first contender from the blue team is Draw Something. Developed by OMGPOP, this app resembles the classic game, Pictionary, however this one lets you pair up in a drawing game on your phone. The aim of the game is simple: Just guess what your opponent is drawing.

Addictive Features

  • Play with Friends on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch- Challenge friends on Facebook or Twitter, or be automatically partnered with new gaming buddies.
  • No Drawing Skills Required- Stick figures and a sense of humor are welcome! Just wiggle you finger to create a doodle masterpiece!
  • Color Craze – Over 50 Vibrant Colors- Turn simple doodles into rich masterpieces with color packs.
  • Turn-based Gameplay- Perfect for gamers-on-the-go! Take turns drawing and guessing at your own pace.
  • Leaderboard- Rally back and forth with friends for the most “Turns.”
  • Bombs- Stumped by a difficult word? Exchange it for a new one by exploding it with a bomb.
  • Push Notifications- Be alerted when it’s your turn to draw or guess.

No need to grab your pen and paper, just make use of your fingers. To get started, sign up via Facebook. The app then will prompt a list of your Facebook friends that are also playing the app. Choose from the list and get started. Another option is to email your friends, or tap in their username (if you happen to know it). However, if not all of your friends are playing then you may opt to choose the random option, which pairs you up with random strangers.

In each round of the game you are offered with a list of words. At the start of a turn, you choose one of three words from ‘easy’, ‘medium’, and ‘hard’. Pick one to draw then you’ll proceed to the drawing segment. You draw using your fingers, but you may adjust the thickness of your pen and alter its color. The rest is down to your ability to draw.

Anyway, once you are finished, the picture is sent to your opponent. The game’s stroke of genius is then laid into by watching the creation of each picture replayed perfectly, the exact way as it was drawn. Afterwards, your opponent then must guess it with a selection of letters to tap. It’s not complete guesswork though, since the corresponding blank boxes tells you of how many letters is that word. If your opponent correctly guessed the image then you’ll both be rewarded with virtual coins. The higher the word’s difficulty, the more coins you’ll accumulate.

However, there are times when you‘ll come across a word that’s hard to draw, fairly challenging though, but as a result, you may well find yourself simply writing the word instead, which of course makes it a little too obvious.

There’s a scoring system, of sorts, but nothing too taxing. You earn coins for every successful guesses, but they can only be used to acquire more colors for your paintbox or bombs to shake out new words, or eliminate irrelevant letters in the guessing stage.

The app is apparently thin on gameplay features. My gripe though is that the more you play, the more it tends to repeat the words you’ve guessed before. It’s sort of annoying. But overall, it’s addictive, fun and easy-to-play. But what’s great about Draw Something is that you don’t have to be a good artist as the touchscreen input doesn’t precisely give you accurate pictures, especially when you only have limited colors at your disposal to start with. You’ll get hooked to this app for a while sending laughable finger-splodged scribbles to people or rather marvelling at the masterpieces that a few of your friends could create. But in the long run, you might sort of outgrow it or might consider the fact that its allure is slowly vanishing. So what exactly makes it fun? It’s the people you play with, mostly.

Draw Something is compatible for both Android and iOS devices. If you already have the free version, switching to the paid version is easy! Your existing account, games, and friends will carry over automatically to the ad-free version.

Avail this app on iTunes App Store () or Android Google Play (/().

Sing Something

The viral success of the Draw Something app has spawned a new contender but this time it’s meant for the frustrated singers, shower belters and karaoke lovers. This app actually hit the market like an American Idol or X-Factor-inscribed bullet. If you’re tired of drawing clues for people then you just might want to to try singing them instead.

Cue drum rolls please. Brace yourself! From the red team, here is, an app from CUKETA that integrated the popular concept of Draw Something into it. It’s a social singing game that allows you to sing a song from a selected category then have it guessed by your chums of what tune you are trying to belt out.

Key Features

  • Hundreds of popular songs by many famous artists&bands
  • Go back in history – 4 most popular music categories – 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010-2012
  • All songs come with video hints
  • Challenge your friends on Facebook

To get started with the app, you select a friend to play with via Facebook or email. You then choose a song to warble, hum or play (on a musical instrument) from a set of three selections. If you know the song, you can go ahead and sing it to send your musical styling to your opponent. The game doesn’t offer you lyrics for the tune while you’re actually butchering it, but instead it gives you some links to a few YouTube videos which can help you get an idea of the tune of the song and then try to mimic it.

Once you’ve received the song, you simply guess what tune you’re hacking up by tapping letters from a virtual keyboard to fill in the blanks for the song and artist using a hangman-style interface.

There you have it. And much like its drawing counterpart, you and your pal then earn coins for every successful guesses. You can also make use of bombs to get different song choices or eradicate some of the presented letters when you’re solving the game.

What I particularly like about the app is its collection or library of over 1000 songs. There are all sorts of other little bells and whistles to keep the game engaging as well. It’s quite addictive though you can’t play it outdoors unlike Draw Something. I mean, if you have a croaky voice then you just might consider drawing otherwise. The app is pretty streamlined and is very user-friendly, which is always a bonus. Plus it emits cute music notes whenever you touch the screen.

Give the app a spin! Pick up your mic and head on over to the to download it for free!

Final Verdict

I would put my hats on these two apps being massive app sensations. If showing off your lack of artistic flair with Draw Something wasn’t enough, then why not punish your peers with your vocal chords. That’s right, can provide. It might seem like a shameless cash-in, but the latter gave a new venue for players to engage into some gameplay where they can further utilize the right part of their brain.

Showdown result? It’s a draw!

Seraphic Doll

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