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Get the dance party started with Just Dance Summer Party

By: Michelle Garza

You can never have too many Just Dance games. With the release of each new one, brings new songs and new dance moves to master. Just Dance Summer Party has 23 new songs that span a variety of genres and musical tastes so everyone can find a song to move and groove to. All you need to get the “party” started is a single Wiimote remote to play. Like gameplay in the Just Dance predecessors, each player holds a Wiimote in his or her hand while trying to follow a mirror image of a silhouetted figure on the screen. Figure scrolling along the bottom of the screen prepare players for their next move, and an indicator on the screen will tell how well a player is doing. This is indicated by an “X”, “ok”, “good”, “perfect”, and “on fire”. We have found that you don’t even need a WiiMote to enjoy the gameplay, you won’t get points of course, but you can still follow along and move your body to the music, making it a great option for large group settings, such as schools or community-based programs.

Each song has icons that tell you the workout intensity and the technical difficulty. There’s also a “Duet” icon, which lets you know if the song allows you to interact with a partner in two-part choreographies.

The game features a  “Just Sweat” mode where you concentrate on burning calories rather than on score. There is also a Party Mode, which requires no navigating through menus, no need to stop to select the next song, it just shuffles and keeps going.

Here’s the full track list, most of the songs have been available on the Wii store as downloadable content already for the Just Dance 2 game.

  • A Band of Bees – “Chicken Payback”
  • A.R. Rahman, The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Nicole Scherzinger –”Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
  • Blur – “Song 2”
  • Carl Douglas – “Kung Fu Fighting (Dave Ruffy / Mark Wallis Remix)”
  • Countdown Dee’s Hit Explosion – “Barbie Girl”
  • Estelle featuring Kanye West – “American Boy”
  • Katy Perry – “Firework”
  • Love Letter – “Why Oh Why”
  • M/A/R/R/S – “Pump Up The Volume”
  • Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen – “Professeur Pumplestickle”
  • Panic At The Disco – “Nine in the Afternoon”
  • Rihanna – “Pon De Replay”
  • Steppenwolf – “Born To Be Wild”
  • Studio Allstars – “Maniac”
  • Sweat Invaders – “Funkytown”
  • Sweat Invaders – “Skin-To-Skin”
  • The Hit Crew – “Here Comes The Hotstepper”
  • The Lemon Cubes – “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of Monika)”
  • The Lemon Cubes – “Moving On Up”
  • The Reverend Horatio Duncan & Amos Sweets – “Down By The Riverside”
  • The Supremes – “You Can’t Hurry Love”
  • The World Cup Girls – “Futebol Crazy”
  • V.V. Brown – “Crying Blood”

This game is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10 and older. I would caution that some lyrics and dance moves in some songs maybe questionable for some audiences. Parents or program leaders interested in using this game should play through it to make your own judgment to avoid such songs.

 

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© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

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