Friday, 30 November 2012

Just Dance 4 Review

Here it is!  The latest installment of the hit dancing franchise, Just Dance 4! Featuring over 40 top hits from some of the coolest artists (Elvis Presley anyone??), it takes the party to a whole new level of fun!

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We were sent a copy, along with my very own personalised Just Dance 4 T-shirt, so we could get up and moving to this much anticipated game.

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The play list is excellent with hits spanning the decades:

Artist Name                                Song Name
2 Unlimited                                   Tribal Dance
A.K.A                                          Hot For Me
Alexandra Stan                             Mr. Saxobeat
Anja                                             Crazy Little Thing
Army Of Lovers                           Crucified
Barry White                                 You're The First, The Last, My Everything
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes     (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Blu Cantrell                                  Hit' Em Up Style (Oops!)
Boys Town Gang                         Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Bunny Beatz                                 Make The Party (Don't Stop)
Carly Rae Jepsen                         Call Me Maybe
Dancing Bros.                              Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Elvis Presley                                Jailhouse Rock
Emma   Cercavo                          Amore
Europe                                        The Final Countdown
Flo Rida                                      Good Feeling
Halloween Thrills                         Time Warp
Hit The Electro Beat                    We No Speak Americano
Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull                On The Floor
Justin Bieber ft Nicki Minaj          Beauty and a Beat
Kat DeLuna ft Busta Rhymes       Run The Show
Las Ketchup                                Asereje (The Ketchup Song)
Marina and The Diamonds           Oh No!
Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera    Moves Like Jagger
Nelly Furtado                              Maneater
Nicki Minaj                                 Super Bass
One Direction                             What Makes You Beautiful
P!nk                                           So What
Panjabi MC                                Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)
Rick Astley                                Never Gonna Give You Up
Ricky Martin                              Livin' La Vida Loca
Rihanna                                      Disturbia
Rihanna Ft. JAY-Z                     Umbrella
Sammy                                       Some Catchin' Up To Do
Selena Gomez and the Scene      Love You Like A Love Song
The Black Eyed Peas                  Mas Que Nada
Skrillex                                       Rock N' Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain)
Stefanie Heinzmann                     Diggin' In The Dirt
Stevie Wonder                            Superstition
The B-52's                                  Rock Lobster
The Blackout Allstars                  I Like It
The Girly Team                           Oops!... I Did It Again
They Might Be Giants                 Istanbul
Will Smith                                  Wild Wild West

There really is something for everyone and extra hits can be added from the in-game shop.  Gangnam Style is available to buy which is very tempting!  Shame it isn't on the original playlist though.

There is a host of innovative modes to choose from, so you can play in the way that works best for you:
  •  Just Dance-Off! Challenge your friends in 6 rounds of dance battles with the all-new Battle mode! Go head to head dancing to unique choreographies and music so you can be crowned the dance battle champion!
  • Bring Your Crew: With songs that feature 4 player dance routines, it’s your time to shine! Each player can get their own moment of fame with unique choreographies and moves for each member of your dance crew.
  • Just Sweat It Out: The popular Just Sweat mode gets a major upgrade with brand new workout sessions, personalised programs, and an actual calorie counter. Stay fit, and have fun playing Just Dance!  Perfect for wearing off all those mince pies on Christmas Day!
  • Alternative Choreographies: Unlock alternative choreographies for your favourite tracks including ultra-challenging and outlandish routines.
  • Dance Quests: Find and win up to 6 challenges per song and unlock more rewards.
  • Dancer Card: Create and personalise your own dancer card to check out all your awesome dance stats (e.g., favourite tracks, best scores, and challenges).
  • Just Can’t Get Enough: Just Dance 4 still has everyone’s favourite modes like Duet Mode and Dance Mash-up Mode with 45+ mash-up choreographies, and more!
The game itself is colourful and entertaining, as you dance along with the avatar on screen, being scored on your dance moves.  

Just Dance 4

As with the other Just Dance games, my girls love it.  They really approve of many of the songs such as Maroon Five's 'Moves Like Jagger' which is their favourite.  I love watching them get up and dance together. It really can be quite a vigorous work out with some fancy moves to challenge players.  It's a really fun way to get fit!  They enjoy the mode where they dance together with their own moves, allowing them both a chance to take centre stage and shine.

The only negative with this game is that it is difficult to control.  Selecting songs using the Kinect leads to some frustration as it is very hard to scroll to the one you want.  Once picked it is fine, but the navigation is a bit tricky.

Just Dance 4 is available for Wii, XBox and PS3 now. You can buy it from all good game stockists.  The XBox version is currently £27.99 at Amazon.  It's a great idea for Christmas that will definitely get the family up and dancing.


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