If you follow along with me on Facebook, you will know I was selected to be a UbiChamp by the Clever Girls Collective. Basically, this means I get to review some truly awesome Ubisoft video games and tell you all about them here on the blog.
The first game I had the opportunity to review was Just Dance 4 for the Wii. I have only ever played a Just Dance game one time before at a friend’s house for a girl’s night in. So. Much. Fun! I was really looking forward to being able to try this one out for myself at home.
My 6-year-old son and I jumped right in and started trying out some of the different songs. It is really easy to get started. You just click on your song, add in additional players by hitting the ‘A’ button and you are ready to dance. This is a great game for the whole family. You can play with up to 4 people at a time! You can also set up a ‘Dancer Card’ for each person that plays to keep track of your scores.
There is a good mix of songs on the game. Some are fairly new and popular right now, like ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen and ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ by One Direction. Then, there are some older songs like ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ by Elvis Prestley.
And if you are wondering if the game gets boring since you are doing the same songs over and over, let me assure you it is not! You can earn ‘mojo’ points each time you dance, and even earn double mojo for different songs each turn. As you earn more mojo points you unlock new dances and different versions of the songs. Also, it is so fun to try to get more stars each time you play. We are still working on getting a coveted 5 star performance.
I have been having trouble trying to fit in workouts with two small kids at home. We don’t have a gym membership and it is starting to get too cold to go out running or walking in the evenings. This game is great! Just playing it is an awesome workout, but there is also a ‘Just Sweat Mode’ where you can choose a particular workout for 10, 25 or 45 minutes. It is perfect because I can do it with the kids – they love to dance along, too!
Here is what my son has to say about the game:
“It is good. I love it. I like the robot song and the One Direction song and the song where the guy is wearing the green shirt. My favorite part of the game is learning how to dance.”
He is getting pretty good at all the songs!
I am looking forward to playing this game tomorrow with our extended family coming over, after we eat. It is a great way to work off those extra pieces of pie. I am hoping we can convince all of our parents to give it a try. If nothing else, it will provide a lot of good pictures and laughs!!