X-play gave the game a 1 out of 5, complaining about the gameplay consisting of pressing buttons in time to judge the character's singing and not on the player's actual singing.
In addition to the release of Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation 2 on January 2, 2007, a sequel Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore was released during the 1st quarter of 2008 following its' direct sequel Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 which was released on November 18, 2008.
An iPhone application entitled "American Idol: The Game" was released on the App Store. It was released by Electronic Arts on July 3, 2009. Omaha Sternberg of Macworld rated the game 4.5 out of 5 stars. The application has received mixed to positive reviews from its users.
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