Just Dance 4 for Wii: Review

November 22, 2012

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After many years of dance lessons as a kid, it’s something I genuinely like to do.  Now, while my dance activities lately amount to shakin’ it with two toddlers in the living room, I like to tell myself I have a little rhythm.  Because I need something better to dance along with than Wheels on the Bus on loop, I’m really addicted to dance games.  It’s been that way since I found my first copy of Dance Dance Revolution 12 years ago.  When I heard about the Just Dance series and found out that it wasn’t a four directional button dance game, I cried foul!  How could this genre be reduced to movements with a Wii-mote; never!

Like a good little gamer, I decided to try to accept change.  The game’s not overly expensive, so if I didn’t like it I wouldn’t feel bad for blowing my budget on it.  You can pick up
Just Dance 4 for Nintendo Wii
at Best Buy for only $39.99. I saddled up with my Wii-mote, moved the coffee table out of the way, and decided to dive into this new way to play.  You know what?  I actually enjoyed it.

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No you don’t *need* a nunchuck… I really just wanted to show off my pink and purple one for the picture.  The controls for the Wii are about what you would expect from any Wii game, but they’re very new-player friendly which makes this a really easy game to jump right in to even if you haven’t played anything like it before.

I love that you have the opportunity to expand your selection by downloading new music.  At the end of November, they’re even making Gangnam Style available!

I know a certain four-year-old boy who saw that trailer and begged me to download it right now!  While the controls don’t really register well at his small stature, he still had a blast and likes a lot of the music available.

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While there is one song by 2 Unlimited, I really hope to see more dance and electronica tracks to download soon. Some of the track list:

    • Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
    • Alexandra Stan – “Mr. Saxobeat”
    • Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
    • Marina and The Diamonds – “Oh No!”
    • Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull – “On The Floor”
    • The Girly Team – “Oops!… I Did It Again”
    • The B-52′s – “Rock Lobster”

Overall, we had a blast and this game is definitely going to Thanksgiving dinner with me as our activity after the food is done.  The variety of songs and ease of play makes this something I can share with everyone in the family and we can all enjoy.

About the Author: Brooke is the somewhat creative, pixel-obsessed mind behind The Gaming Goddess.  When not pretending to slay dragons by rolling a D20 or slaving over tradeskills in the latest MMO, she raises two toddlers with her beloved Player One in Ohio.

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Comments

  1. This is on my christmas must have list! It’s for my nieces and I want it for me too, I recently gave birth to my baby boy and i need to drop 10 lbs still and I wanna do it while having fun like dancing 🙂 thanks for great review!

  2. I have yet to ty this and it looks like so much fun. No, I dont have the ‘moves’ but I would pretend 🙂

  3. Vickie Couturier says:

    I have a older grandaughter who would totally love this,,she loves to dance an it would be fun to watch her do this with Mamaw

  4. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I needed to do this yesterday after Thanksgiving dinner. My granddaughters have the wii and would love this one.

  5. A great Wii game from overseas is Kylie Minogue’s Sing and Dance, which features a lot of her hit songs.

  6. This looks like a lot of fun! Love all the new stuff!

  7. this is on our christmas list! Love the pink/purple controller 🙂

  8. this looks like so much fun!

  9. Looks like you had a lot of fun playing Just Dance!

  10. Vickie Couturier says:

    seriously,I saw this at a kids house this weekend an they dared me to try an it was so much fun,,may have to get one of those ,,of course the kids thought it was soo soo funny that grandma would shake her booty,lol

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