Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kidz Bop Dance Party: The Video Game for Wii Review

I love the Wii.  Plain and simple.  The games are so much fun and there are always good times to be had when family and friends come over. I by no means have a background in dancing.  I admit, I love to dance, and I was so excited when I received this game to review.  This was right up my alley!  That being said, it doesn't negate the fact that when it comes to dance moves, I am seriously lacking.  OK, I really have no  moves!  This game taught me simple dance moves that will translate easily to other dance songs.  So when you have to get up and dance at that next wedding or party, you can pull out your KIDZ BOP moves and get down and groove!  Most importantly, you will have fun!

Kidz Bop Dance Party: The Video Game is awesome!  This dancing game for the Wii features 24 popular KIDZ BOP dance hits.  Players can:
  1. Customize their own character with cool clothes and accessories
  2. Choose 5 different gameplay modes
  3. Get helpful hints from KIDZ BOP Kids, Dana and Valerie
Songs include Party in the USA, Thriller, Disturbia, Fire Burning, Paparazzi, and many more! In KIDZ BOP fashion, all the songs are sung by kids and any inappropriate lyrics have been replaced.

There is no dance pad used for this game.  Instead, it is like other Wii games in that you use the motion sensitive controller in your hand to relay the dance moves.  The characters in the game demonstrate the moves very clearly and this makes it easy for you to follow and dance.  You can also follow on screen arrows which tell you which way to move the remote.  This was a big help for me since I found that I have two left feet most of the time and get my left and right mixed up quite often!
I love musical games and this game is great for kids who will actually learn some real dance steps they can take away from the game. Kids are exposed to nice rhythm based dance moves that will help young kids with coordination skills.   Each song completed earns your character points that you can spend on new clothes and accessories, which are also age-appropriate.  There also doesn't seem to be any penalties for missing steps, which is really a nice feature for young players.  This helps to get youngsters up and moving, which I think we need more of.  Kids can just dance and have fun and not worry about looking silly or messing up.

If you have a child that loves pop music, the Wii, dancing, singing, having fun, or laughing, this game is a must for the holidays this year.  You won't be sorry!

Price: $39.95
Rating: E for Everyone

KIDZ BOP provided me with the product reviewed above in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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