With a lot of dance games currently on the market, Ubisoft had to bring out a game that would be just as good if not better and I can safely say this game is truly entertaining. With over 40 songs for you to choose from and more available to download, the aim of the game is to copy the moves you see as closely as possible to earn stars.
In order to play the game you just need to hold the Wii remote firmly in your hand, then copy the moves that appear on the screen in the bottom right, scroll across. These dance m
oves are silhouettes of the move to be completed, the move is also shown by the dancer on the screen which gives you a better idea of what it involves.
Copying dance moves throughout each song earns you stars depending on how well you do (1 being lowest and 5 the highest). The more accurate your dance moves the more stars you will earn. You can see how good your move was by looking on the left hand side, where you will see one of the following; Perfect/good/OK/ or an ‘X’ for getting it wrong. Collecting these stars unlocks extra things for you to try, such as; Simon says extra songs, mash ups and medleys.
As well as earning stars there are a few achievements/medals for you to unlock. There is no benefit from unlocking these but gives you something to aim for along the way.
There is a huge variety of songs for you to choose from, none of which you have to play solo. You can have up to 4 players dancing at any one time in the game. As well as just copying the one person on screen, there are also duets (where two people copy different dancers) and a group of 4 ( where each of you has a separate dancer to follow). These different multiplayer options give an added flair to the game making the moves more interesting and different to other games on the market. Moving around each other and working out which move you are doing and when is surely guaranteed to be a barrel of laughs.
Each song you see shows the difficulty and effort for that specific song, the more effort shown the more you will need to jump around and move.
- Just Dance 3 not only gets you dancing to some of your favourite songs, but has an option for you to give yourself a little workout as well. This is called the Just Sweat mode and is found on the main screen, in this mode you can choose from the following options:
- Free session
- Choose from a variety of options for the kind of music you would like to work out too (kind of like playlists) e.g. sweat attack, extreme, around the world
- It counts sweat points which represent calories, the more you sweat the more you lose.
- The 7 day challenge
- There are 3 intensity sessions each with goals for you to reach
- Fresh Start (equivalent of walking 30 minutes a day)
- Healthy Choice (equal to running 30 minutes a day)
- Sweat Explosion (same as swimming for 30 minutes a day)
I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game, although I only played it on my own I still managed to play for a good few hours without getting bored. With the added extras of unlocking different modes it kept you entertained by breaking up dancing to all the songs, it helps keep you interested in the game and not continually do the same thing. I can see this being a great game at parties and one that I will play for a long while to come.
Although the graphics are fairly simply, the vibrant colours and the wide ideas on the dancer designs makes them a lot better than they would be say perhaps without the crazy ideas (crocodiles, neon, zombies, etc). I wouldn’t feel it necessary for a game like this to have highly detailed images, it just wouldn’t fit.
The music is widely spread over the years ranging from the 80’s to now and all around the world there is something for everyone to enjoy. With the added bonus of downloading extra songs for a small fee, I would challenge anyone to not be able to find at least one song they could dance too.
If you’re looking for a new dance game I would defiantly recommend this to anyone, it is fun, has a lot to offer and is a great game to be able to relax and have fun with.
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.