Review by: Sarah Kumley
The Wii has yet another game in its repertoire that asks up to four players to get up off the couch and move. In Just Dance, over 30 tracks are available from many decades and genres of music. However, they are all designed to get a person shaking their groove thing. During the song, a coach dancer demonstrates the moves as they are to be performed. The players hold the Wii remote and follow along as if looking in a mirror. There are also stick figure prompts that appear at the bottom right side of the screen to show which moves are coming up. The players’ moves are rated as Bad (shown as an “X” on the screen), Okay and Great. Several Great moves in a row count as combos and earn the player more points. All songs can be danced to in either a quick version or the full song. There are also three game modes where players can challenge each other to a set number of rounds and goals for the dances.
Pros: A fun way to move with the Wii for players that aren’t looking for exercise or sports. Forces a sweat. Great song choices. 1990s flashbacks. Mimics moves and performances of the times. Different modes give gameplay more of a diverse feel.
Cons: Florescent coloring makes it difficult to see some of the moves performed in front of the body. Moves performed correctly may still not register right.
For more info, http://justdancegame.us.ubi.com
Pads & Panels received a copy of the game courtesy of the publisher for review purposes.