Just Dance 4: A Review of a Great Family GameGaming
Just Dance 4: A Review of a Great Family Game
Just Dance 4 is the newest addition to our home video game collection. My grandson Luke has been playing Just Dance 4 at school and has also rented it a few times from RedBox. He has been watching the game videos on YouTube and really enjoyed them, so we got him this as a present when he graduated from Kindergarten. Our new first grader is becoming a dance machine.
Just Dance 4 is a lot of fun, the gameplay requires you to move to a series of choreographed steps and a very good beat. It can also be an exhausting endeavor which is very good exercise. The verdict depends on a persons age and fitness level. The almost 7 year old in our home can dance and dance, while this grandmother can make it through one half of one song without collapsing into a rather large heap in the floor.
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Asereje, which is also known as The Ketchup Song by Las Ketchup
Beauty and the Beat by Justin Bieber and featuring Nicki Minaj
Beware Of The Boys by Panjabi MC
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Boys Town Gang
Crazy Little Thing by Anja
Crucified by Army of Lovers
Disturbia by Rihanna
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love by Dancing Bros.
Good Feeling by Flo Rida
Hit ‘Em Up Style by Blu Cantrell
Hot For Me by A.K.A.
I Like It by The Blackout Allstars
Istanbul by The Might Be Giants
Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
Love You Like A Love Song by Selena Gomez and the Scene
Maneater by Nelly Furtado
Mas Que Nada by Sergio Mendes and featuring The Black Eyed Peas
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 and featuring Christina Aguilera
Mr. Saxobeat by Alexandra Stan
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Oh No! by Marina and The Diamonds
On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez and featuring Pitbull
Oops!…I Did It Again by The Girly Team
Rock Lobster by The B-52’s
Rock N’ Roll Will Take You To The Mountain by Skrillex
Run The Show by Kat KeLuna and featuring Busta Rhymes
So What by Pink
Some Catchin/ Up To Do by Sammy
Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
Superstition by Stevie Wonder
The Final Countdown by Europe
Time Warp by Halloween Thrills
Tribal Dance by 2 Unlimited
We No Speak Americano by Hit The Electro Beat
What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
Wild Wild West by Will Smith
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White
Umbrella by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Good Girl by Carrie Underwood
The Top 10 at Our House
The B-52’s and their song “Rock Lobster” are on the top 10 list in this household. It is a fast paced song and Luke enjoys both watching the video and dancing to it. One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” is another favorite. The choreography is easy and he learned it quickly. The scores and encouragement on the screen as he dances makes him feel accomplished. ” Wild Wild West” by Will Smith would also be on our top 10, as would “The Final Countdown”. “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” by Barry White is there due to my own addition. Why? Well, because it is Barry White. At the top of the list for Luke is “We No Speak Americano”. The song is by Hit The Electro Beat. His excellent scores as he hits every move keep him dancing to that song over and over again. “Jailhouse Rock”, “Mass Que Nada”, “Good Feeling”, and “Call Me Maybe” round out the Brook top 10.
By using XBox Live Points, additional songs can be purchased and then downloaded for play. Luke chose Katie Perry’s “Part Of Me” as his first download. He chose it for the dance moves and not the song. These additional downloads will keep the game fresh and new for an extended period of time.
More Than Just Fun
If parents and grandparents are concerned about their children spending too much time in front of a game system and not enough time in physical exercise, this game on the XBox 360 Kinect is a perfect choice for fun and exercise this summer. Who knows? I may even try it again myself when nobody is watching. Just Dance 4 is also available for play on the PS3, Wii, and WiiU game systems.