Just Dance 4 Review

Just Dance 4Just Dance 4 Game Review (Ubisoft)
Our rating: 4.5 stars

Just Dance 4 is more than just a video game. It’s the latest in the Just Dance series of dance/exercise games that are available across all popular platforms: Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and the new Wii U. In multiple player mode it’s a game that makes a fun addition to any party. In single player mode you can use it for exercise and weight loss, while having a lot of fun.

But does Just Dance 4 live up to the reputation of the earlier versions? Scroll down for our review and the Just Dance 4 song list.

Features

* Over 40 new songs.
* New dances.
* Alternative dances for songs.
* New Just Dance-off battle mode.
* New features in Just Sweat It mode.
* Available for Wii, Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.
* Age 10+

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Just Dance 4 Song List (Wii U)

There are tons of new hits in the Just Dance 4 song list, and a few oldies for fun. This is the list (taken from the Just Dance 4 Wii U game). A few of them are cover versions, most are originals. The songs are arranged according to the difficulty of the accompanying dance.

Just Dance 4 verticalLevel 1:
Asereje (The Ketchup Song) – Las Ketchup
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang
Domino – Jessie J
Good Girl – Carrie Underwood
Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) – Blu Cantrell
Istanbul – They Might Be Giants
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez and the Scene
Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes featuring Black Eyed Peas
Mr. Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
On The Floor – Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
So What – Pink
Some Catchin’ Up To Do- Sammy
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Umbrella – Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Want U Back – Cher Lloyd featuring Astro
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White

Level 2:
Ain’t No Other Man – The Girly Team
Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke) – Panjabi MC
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – Dancing Bros.
Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Hot For Me – A.K.A
Make The Party (Don’t Stop) – Bunny Beatz
Maneater – Nelly Furtado
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Oops!… I Did It Again – The Girly Team
Rock N’Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) – Skrillex
Rock Lobster – The B-52’s
We No Speak Americano – Hit The Electro Beat

Level 3:
Beauty and a Beat – Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj
Crazy Little Thing – Anja
Crucified – Army of Lovers
Disturbia – Rihanna
I Like It – The Blackout Allstars
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Livin’ la Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Oh No! – Marina and The Diamonds
Run The Show – Kat DeLuna featuring Busta Rhymes
Super Bass – Nicki Minaj
The Final Countdown – Europe
Time Warp – Halloween Thrills
Tribal Dance – 2 Unlimited
Wild Wild West – Will Smith

And you can now get Gangnam Style as a download too!
That’s going to be the most popular Just Dance game song ever.

Just Dance Game Review

The Just Dance video game series is a lot of fun, and Just Dance 4 is no exception. You can get together with friends or family and challenge each other to see who is best at the dance moves. You can also organize into teams for the ‘bring your crew’ team dance battles.

Most customers loved this game although a few people who were used to an older version didn’t appreciate the new features so much. It’s perhaps more of a girly game than a masculine thing, especially when it comes to using it for exercise, which is the main feature for a lot of people. Yes you can learn dance moves (but you might be embarrassed to do some of them in public!) and it’s a lot of fun for parties, but one of the best features is the ‘Just Sweat It’ mode where you can use it for exercise.

For ‘Just Sweat It’, you can choose either 10 minutes, 25 minutes or 45 minutes of dance time and a genre of music. Warm up and cool down stretches are included. It’s different from the previous versions where you could just pick your own playlist. Now you get to choose from:

Aerobics in Space (Dynamic Fitness Steps / 80’s Pop Music)
Sweat Around the World (Latin Dance Practice / World Music)
Electro Body Combat (Cardio Fighting Exercise / Electro Music)
Cheerleader’s Boot Camp (Extreme Training / Punk Rock Music)

This is probably better for a graded workout and you can be sure of burning a certain number of calories. On the other hand, some people who had used earlier versions of the Just Dance game were disappointed that they couldn’t simply pick their favorite songs any more.

Another new feature is the Dance Quest which gives you a number of points to aim for. Each song includes a couple of Gold moves, difficult moves that get you more points. If you dance well and hit all the Gold moves, you’ll gain more ‘mojo points’ to work your way to the next level of the game.

All in all, it’s an excellent buy for people who like to dance, especially those who will use it as a workout.

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Our rating: 4.5 stars

Published December 8th, 2012

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