We’ve seen quite a few celebrity-based games in recent years, from Kim Kardashian: Hollywood to Katy Perry Pop and Britney Spears: American Dream, and all of them were nothing but the same mechanics dressed in each celebrity’s brand. Nicki Minaj: The Empire (Free) has joined the party of celebrity games, but this time around there’s a new addition to the formula and one appropriate for a game based on a singer; you can actually sing and record your voice. Now, whether that’s a good thing, only your shower knows. The game comes with quite a few beats – some free and some cost in-game money – and you can use those beats to record your own rap. There’s a Beatbook (think Facebook) that lets you store your own verses and hear other player’s raps. And apparently Nicki Minaj will be giving shout-outs on the best raps of the month.
Now this whole idea might not be your thing, but I’m glad to see social games likes these ones start to add new elements and break the mold. The game has some other cool ideas like real-time chat at various in-game locations and more. Again, even though it’s not my kind of game, I’m glad to see the developers trying to innovate a bit.