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Anyone that has seen me dance will attest to the fact that my jaunty moves rather resemble those of a one-eyed penguin having just come off a Waltzer. However, one fateful evening during a slightly intoxicated social gathering one of my friends whipped out Just Dance 3 for the Wii (a then fairly new release from the Just Dance series consisting of Just Dance, Just Dance 2, Just Dance Kids and many spin-offs all of which probably do the same thing just with different songs) of which I previously knew nothing about. Having a cursory scan of the song list I saw the majority were modern pop and dance songs which, whilst obviously being much more geared towards successfully choreographed dance routines than my preferred metal music, left me slightly put off. I was convinced that I would hate every second of being dragged up into the bizarre dance fest going on in my friend's living room with my questionable dance skills on display for all to see, yet, rather mysteriously midway through the evening my fingers took on a life of their own, accidentally slipped and ordered my own copy via my treacherous iPhone for what I thought was a decent price of £22.99. ==How does it work== You know all those games that need complex sequences of button pushing after an intense absorbance of the instruction manual in order to learn how to play the game? Well here...you pretty much just have to hold the remote (tightly mind you, as flying Wii remotes can be a dangerous thing). It doesn't get much more complicated than waving the pointer around the screen to land on your chosen option, pressing the A button to select, the B button to leave the current menu you're on and the + button to pause mid dance so this is frankly a game anyone should be able to master...well control wise that is. The idea is also very simple - on the screen a choreographed dance to a "popular" song will appear and you have to copy the dancer(s) on the screen to the best of your ability as if they are your mirror image, so their left hand is your right. Apparently, the movements of professional dancers have been recorded for each dance, and your own moves, tracked via the movement of your Wii remote, are compared and you are given points accordingly. The more energetic your movements, the more sweat points you get which will contribute to your overall rating at the end. Each dance has up to 5 stars up for grabs, and your rating falls into one of 7 categories: Lazy; Wild; Creative; In Rhythm; Smooth; Energetic and Twins so there is room for growth as you progress. You can play by yourself and simply try to improve on high scores / gain valuable exercise or to ramp up the fun factor you can play with up to 3 other players (should I say 3 other remotes as you can actually play with up to 8 players - find out how in a few sentences time...) and compete against one another where only one person can be crowned the winner at the end. You also accumulate Mojo as your points grow and as the Mojo levels are completed you gain gifts in the form of unlocked songs/playlists/mash-ups etc and if you manage to hit certain criteria, such as completing all songs with 5 stars (yeah right) you win medals. Gameplay options include firstly just selecting songs at random either by scrolling through a vertical conveyor belt of them where you get to hear a preview, find out the difficulty and sweat values and see the current Hi-Score or you can select the Song Selection menu option which displays them in rows across the screen to make it easier to select a specific song. Certain songs are designed for duets or crews and even hand holding, whereby two people can dance with 1 remote by remaining in physical contact so liking your partner is essential and if you are opting for a multi-player game you get the option to select which dancer you will be following and if at any time during the dance you forget who you are with all the shuffling, simply pressing the A button will light yours up. Secondly, the system has a load of pre-built playlists, such as a collection of pop songs, rock songs, just the 80s, around the world to name a few (so making a real attempt to offer something for all tastes) which allow you to play a series of uninterrupted dances and if you don't like a song you can easily skip with a press of the + button and you can also choose which song you start with. Thirdly, via the Specials Menu you can opt to run through the songs using the Non-Stop shuffle where all songs are played uninterrupted or the Speed Shuffle where shortened versions of all the songs are played also uninterrupted. In here you can also play with some jiggled versions such as some weird Dance Mash-Ups where a song of your choice is played, but dance moves from other songs are snuck in so no matter how well you know the dance you will be surprised, plus Medleys which bring in a selection of the best bits from a collection of songs which are thrown together and also my personal favourite Simon Says, which is where you follow a song through as usual but Simon will unexpectedly tell you to stop (lest ye lose points), clap in time to the song, stick your arms out and swivel round or shake your remote until a gauge gets filled up to earn (or lose) points. Fourthly, to add a level of credibility to the game is the Just Sweat section, which is designed purely to give you as much (or little) exercise as you could possibly want. You can play this without a profile, and just work through as many songs / playlists as you want, with friends if you prefer, and have a summary at the end of your workout e.g. "You've just walked across Central Park" as a comparative tool. If you go with a profile (which is literally just typing your name in) you can do a 7 day challenge, starting with "The Fresh Start" which aims for 500 sweat points a day or 3,500 in a week which should be the equivalent to 30 days walking a day, then "The Healthy Choice" which is 1000 sweat points a day or 7,000 in the week, equivalent to 30 minutes of running in a day, or "The Sweat Explosion" which requires 3,000 sweat points a day or 21,000 in the week which is supposedly the equivalent to swimming for 30 minutes a day. This is all monitored by a sweat graph which you can check back up on to find out if you've met your targets, and if you use your profile throughout normal play, your sweat points will still get accumulated so you are not limited to just this section. ==Gameplay== Sometimes simple is best, and in the case of this game that adage couldn't be truer. Without having to worry about complicated controls you can focus all your energy on getting the dance moves right...which sometimes is easier said then done. The only assistance you get is some pictograms at the bottom with a rough diagram of how the moves are likely to change i.e. you may have been busting some moves at hip height, when suddenly you will be swinging your arms over your head. Apart from that vague guide, you're on your own and just have to imitate the on-screen dancers as best you can, something which I am terrible at (rather irritatingly, my best dances are Katy Perry's - not something I want put on my epitaph) and yet is still a source of enormous fun despite my lack of skills. For a lot of the dances it doesn't matter how many times I see it and practice, I cannot seem to learn the moves, even when I'm convinced I'm doing it totally right all I get is a X or an OK at best whereas other times when I know full well I've got a move totally wrong it'll suddenly come up as saying it was Perfect so the moral of the story is the tracking clearly isn't 100% accurate. But whilst this may cause frustration in those perfection seekers, it really doesn't detract from the fun if you're playing in a group as everyone is in the same boat. I would definitely recommend playing this game with a group of people as it is infinitely more fun that way. Not only do you have the prospect of vicious competitiveness (which can include some sabotage), but you have the extra hilarity of people getting in each other's ways, clashing body parts, hit lampshades, and a general failure to synchronise in anyway. Sitting from the sidelines watching a group of people flailing about also has some comedy merit. The more people there are, the harder it gets though, and you will need a lot of space otherwise you may cause mass destruction in your living room, and there was one incident of two Wii remotes colliding in midair and the batteries flying out of one, severely disrupting the dance, so do take the hazard warnings seriously with this game. But what you do get is the chance to blame people in blocking your remote, or being pushed outside the range of the sensor for any abject failure which I use to full capacity when I inevitably come last. If you are going solo, then there is the nice element of seeing yourself improving by breaking previous Hi-Scores and collecting medals, or doing the 7-day challenge in the Just Sweat section to give you a sense of achievement, but I don't really pay too much attention to these areas as just picking a song and dancing to it is all the excitement I need. If you do the dances properly, and not sitting in a chair like some people I know (and actually outscoring me?) you will definitely break out into a sweat and be out of breath fairly quickly with some of the more intense dances - so of course do take the necessary breaks for rehydration to avoid mishaps and emergency room trips. The intensity of each song varies, which you can see by the rating on each song before you select it so you can judge which ones you'd prefer to do in relation to your own level of fitness and obviously work your way up to the more insane ones, but there's no doubt you are being properly exercised by this game. I'm not entirely convinced by the "Just Sweat" section as being a valid exercise plan as it is just an all round aerobic workout not targeting any specific areas as you're mostly just moving your arms and legs about so in my opinion by no means could be considered a full workout, but if the claims are true, then you will be doing a reasonable amount of exercise in a fun way which can never be a bad thing. As I mentioned before, I wasn't too keen on the majority of the song list, as there was a lot of pop like Katy Perry, Girls Aloud, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams and Jessie J and some terrible tracks like Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" but to be fair I was a bit hasty and there is quite a good mix on there to cater for different tastes with some rock songs with Queen, Kiss, Lenny Kravitz as well as a lot of nostalgic songs like 2 Unlimited's "No Limit", The Chemical Brother's "Hey Boy Hey Girl", Bananarama's "Venus", A-Ha's "Take On Me" as well as some alternative ones like Danny Elfman's "This is Halloween" from the Nightmare Before Christmas, a few world tracks from Bollywood, the Latin world and Jamaica so with a large song choice you can easily avoid the ones you really cannot stomach. But to be honest, it doesn't matter how bad the song is, it's the dance you are concentrating on and I didn't really notice any of the awful music too much - I even got my dad dancing to Britney Spears and loving every second of it so what a result. There is also the option to purchase new songs from the game's Shop. In order to do this you will need to have previously purchased sufficient Wii points (each new dance is 250 points) which I found a bit of a kafuffle by having to set up the Wi-Fi connection, entering the Wii shop and entering my credit card details using the Wii remote and finally getting the option to purchase 1000 points for £7, 3000 points for £21 or 5000 points for £35 (so no discounts for bulk buying), so effectively one new dance is worth £1.75 which isn't too expensive really. The available songs for downloading aren't great to be honest (but are subject to change so some decent songs may pop up later) with a lot of them not being the originals of a song so a bit of a cheat, but there were a few good ones such as Supergrass' "Alright" and The Gorillaz' "Dare" which bizarrely took 20 minutes and 1 minute to download respectively, so the download rate may be inconsistent. The songs both worked fine without any integration issues and certainly improved the track listing for me. So, for the sheer entertainment value and longevity this game offers it is incredibly cheap even at £22.99, especially since you do not need to buy any accessories to play (apart from maybe the need for more remotes or songs) and I've been playing for many months now without losing too much interest (though I don't play it as frequently as I did) and my Wii remote's batteries are still going strong so it doesn't seem to drain the batteries too much either. It's great to whip out at social gatherings (space dependent) for some competitive hilarity to ensue or if the weather is bad or you just feel like you've eaten too much chocolate you can do some real exercise and get your heart rate up whilst having fun, so I would recommend this game to anyone that enjoys dancing (even if you can't), but bear in mind it is energetic so will only appeal to those that don't mind breaking out into a sweat. Even if you don't like the music, there should be something for everyone, and you can improve on the track listing with some new downloads.
A word of warning if you're thinking of buying this immensely fun game - you will lose hours to it. Generally my wii sits gathering dust, but for the amount of time and enjoyment I've had with friends playing the whole 'Just Dance' series, it's been a totally worthwhile buy. Just Dance 3 is packed with songs to suit every age group, gender and genre. There really is something for everyone, and even if you don't particularly like the songs they are still fun to dance to. Everyone from very young children right up to great, great grandparents can bust a move. My personal favourite is Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" I think it's best when playing with scoring off (maybe that's just because I'm bad at the game, still a giggle to play though!) There are several modes to play, so every situation is covered. There's even a Just Sweat mode where you can make workout plans and track progress for up to four players! It's a really fun way to be sociable (always best played with a group) and exercise. In my first week of playing I lost 3 lbs, and it was such fun doing it! The lyrics come up on the screen too so it's a karaoke/dancing game! Genius. If the 49 new songs aren't enough for you, the in-game store has plenty of songs to buy and download - though this can get pricey very quickly. My only criticism of the Just Dance games are that they only track how your right arm moves, so technically the rest of you could be completley still and you could still reach a pretty hefty score. There's not much fun in that though, so you're much better giving it some welly, even if you get a lousy score. Just Dance 3 (special edition) is a still relatively expensive at over £40, but the standard edition costs just £18. If you don't have it already (and you have a wii of course!) I'd highly recommend it.
When I first found out about the Just Dance games, I didn't believe they would work properly, but decided it would be a good laugh with friends and family regardless so went ahead and bought the first game. Since that moment, I've been addicted and bought the second game and this one, Just Dance 3. - Game Types - There are a number of different playing options on Just Dance 3: Just Dance - For when you want to play on your own, chose from all of the songs and dance like nobodys watching!! Duet - For one on one with a friend, great for those competitive people! Medley - A mix of songs, lots of fun with friends. Just Sweat - The harder dances, the ones that get you sweating for a real good work out! The best (and most fun) way to burn off some calories. - Song Choices - The range of songs is excellent, with something for everyone. There's very modern songs for the younger dancers, but there are songs for every age group and every music taste! Whether you like rock, indie, pop or golden oldies. Songs include some from Jessie J, Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Bananarama, Queen, Madness and Tommy Sparks. - Aim of the Game - The aim of the game when playing with another person is to simply get the most points. To gain points, you must copy the on screen character and repeat their moves. Don't think too much about the points though - I find I get more if I just forget about the points and have a good time trying to do the dance and being energetic! - Scoring - In game play, after every move one of the following will appear underneath your name on the screen. X (meaning move was missed) OK GOOD PERFECT - Difficulty - The difficulty depends on the song choice. As there are a large number of different songs, each one is at a different level for difficulty and energy used. You can see the rating for each of these on the menu where you pick the song - the difficulty on one side of the song title, the energy rating on the other side. - Downloads - You can also download extra songs from the wii store which can be accessed through the options menu. -Tips- Make sure the wii remote is tightly attached to your wrist with the strap, as if it's not tightened it WILL fly out of your hand in the middle of a dance move! - MY OPINION - I absolutely love this game. I think it is great fun whether you are playing alone or with friends and family. It is also good for those who want to exercise whilst having fun, as the most difficult levels definitely get you working off those calories! I would definitely recommend this game to anyone and everyone!!
I've never been big on computer games, apart from the odd Zelda when I was younger- but this game really turned my opinion of the Wii around. I saw it on offer at game for £18 and was just too tempted not to buy it, and the story starts from there... I can't explain the excitement I felt when I ripped off the plastic from this game and smushed it into the Wii disc receiver. I grabbed my Wii remote, my friends, and that was the start of an epic adventure into dancing. And, the amazing thing about this game is that you don't actually need to be a good dancer in order to get a good score, you just need a bit of confidence and a big wide smile on your face! There is a wide range of songs available, some I know and some I don't. Here is a rough outline of the better quality tracks on the set list: - Dynamite ( Tiao Cruz..tuneeee) - Price Tag ( Jessie J ) - California Gurls ( Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg) - Party Rock Anthem ( LMFAO)- One of the more difficult ones, but still a laugh - Silly Little thing called love ( Elton John and Nicole Kidman ) - Beautiful Liar ( Shakira and Beyonce) - Promiscuous ( Nelly Furtado) All amazing songs and with cleverly choreographed dances for everyone to enjoy, while holding your Wii remote in your hand you can see the Avatar on screen and follow their exact moves, then see which rates you get for how well you performed the moves, and total that up either solo or multiplayer for a heck of a time. Honestly, it's a lot of fun and the moves are like ' one size fits all' even for people who have never played it is very simple to pick and and within an hour will be sweating away in your lounge for an amazing workout. Some of the songs are quite intense, and brun the fat quite seriously. As your whole body is moving, you are burning fat and toning all over. These types of games are available in all major computer retailers, such as Game, Gamestation etc. A recommendation from me and 5 Dooyoo stars as there really are no faults with this game...you'll play for hours! x Thanks for reading, Pinky xx
After buying Just Dance 1 & 2, I eagerly awaited the release of Just Dance 3 after seeing some promotional videos on TV. Me and my mates love the Just Dance games and regularly meet up to play on them after a few drinks. As we do use Just Dance 1 and 2 a lot we needed a new game to come out to offer some more songs and routines. Just Dance 3 was released on October 11 2011, and as I had preordered it from play.com it arrived that very day costing at the time £29.99. I soon decided to have a quick go and before I knew it I had been dancing around for an hour. It has a similar format to Just Dance 1 & 2 although the menu and song selection process are slightly different, but this is an improvement. The menus are more colourful and bigger making it easier and more pleasant to move through the game. It has 49 tracks and with the Wii game you can download countless more in exchange for Wii Points. Some of the tracks include:- Airplanes Are You Gonna Go My Way? Baby One More Time Barbra Streisand Beautiful Liar Boogie Wonderland Boom Crazy Little Thing Called Love ] Dance All Nite Dynamite E.T. Forget You Hey Boy Hey Girl I Don't Feel Like Dancin' I'm So Excited Jump (For My Love) No Limit Only Girl (In the World) Party Rock Anthem Price Tag Take on Me Teenage Dream But not only have you got all these songs and more but also more playing options. You can have up to 4 multiplayers and take part in the standard 'Just Dance' option or Duets modes, Medley and a Just Sweat mode to burn those calories off. By copying the onscreen image you score points. The person with the highest points wins and unlocks further songs and levels. With this game, the background changes with your moves as well. The routines for 'Just Dance 3" are harder than the previous games. You have to use your whole body more rather than just your arms which means you work a lot harder. I preferred this as I feel I am tasking myself and having more of a workout. There are a wide range of routines so don't worry if you can't keep up with the fast paced ones. With 49 tracks you're sure to find loads that you like. The range of songs is much better on this game and covers rock, pop and dance among others, and there is a lot of current songs featured which I love. The graphics are deeper and richer colours which brings the game up in its class and I feel the creators have really worked hard in maintaining the Just Dance fun while improving on the previous games. If you love the dance games you're bound to love this!
I had originally bought this game for my girlfriend and had no interest in playing it as I am not much of a dancer. After watching her for awhile, I decided to give it a try and now I probably play this game more than she does! The thing that makes this game great is the variety it offers you. There are over 40 different songs ranging from pop songs from Katy Perry, to electro house from Daft Punk and even some Bollywood and Rock songs sprinkled in as well to keep things interesting. Because of this it allows you to play for hours on end without getting bored. The movements that you make while dancing are genuine moves that many choreographers actually use so it makes it fun to think like you are actually a part of the music video or performance. On top of all that, it gives you a great workout! After 1-2 hours of playing this I definitely would say that I have burned 500+ calories and I have actually lost a couple pounds recently since we bought it so that is a definite plus! We haven't had a chance to have friends over to play with us, but it supports up to 4 players at a time so it should be a blast. If you like music and like to dance this is definitely for you!
I bought this game just after christmas, hoping it would help me get fit and do some exercise... I have to say its done just that. Whether you are playing on your own or as a group of friends its a good laugh. When the song involves more than one person and you are playing on you own you can decide which character you want to be so there can be more than one set of dance moves for that song. This is good as afetr a while of playing it the songs become a bit repetative. If you have your Wii connected to the internet you are able to download songs though. I didnt realise I had zero co-ordination untill I played this game... its definatley not as easy as it looks on the tv! There is a wide range of songs on this game all rated with up to 3 stars for difficulty. The 'Just Sweat' option is brilliant if you want to set yourself weekly goals and it even tells you what each of the 3 targets is the equivilent of, e.g. 30 mins swimming or 30 mins running a day. To reach your goal you have to earn a certain amount of sweat points by completing songs/ The only down side of the Just Sweat option is that the levels are too spaced apart, I found level 2 a bit easy to reach the target of the needed sweat points a day but level 3 too hard to reach. The Just Dance standard option is good if you want to practice your moves without the pressure of gaining a certain amount of points. the better you do the more stars you earn and the more of the game you unlock. So whether your strutting your stuff or showing you have 2 left feet you will enjoy yourself.
I've discovered I have no moves and no rhythm or this game is just ridiculously hard as I have pretty much lost every game I have played on this so far. However, I have to say that this is the most fun, energetic, laugh inducing game I have played. We bought this game for a New Years Eve party that we had and it was a hit with all our guests as it is a great multi-player, participation game. We have this for our Wii and it makes a great addition to the Wii games already available. I haven't played Just Dance 1 or Just Dance 2 so I cannot comment on the differences between the three games but I can review the aspects to this game. Basically the main aim of the game is to get more points than your opponent by copying the dance moves of the figure on the screen. The more closely you hit and copy the move at the correct time the more points you get. There is such a good variety of dance moves you need to get your timing right on, from moving your arms up and down, left and right, in circles, clapping etc and if you get it right you actually look like quite a good dancer. Get it wrong like me and you just look like you are throwing your arms around with random abandonment and you just look a bit silly! You have to hold the Wii remote in your hand for the dance moves to register on the television screen and I really like the fact that this game is wireless as you have no annoying wires getting in the way of your dance moves. There are a number of different games per say that you can play on this game, or different ways to play. What I really like is that you can play with 4 people, as long as you have four remotes because each person needs to hold their own remote. There will be four different characters on the screen and you choose which one you are. At first when I first played this game I found this part a bit confusing and wasn't sure which character I was which was probably half my problem and why I could never figure out which dance moves I was meant to be making but one you figure it out it is fine. The songs are really easy to choose. You can just scroll through them on the screen and can move through them with the back and forth arrows and then once you have decided on the track you want you just hit the circle button in the middle of the remote. The songs are all really great, upbeat songs that we all know and love and I think because of this it makes it a bit easier to dance to them if you know the beat and rhythm already. I find I sing along to them too which makes the game ever more fun. The words are written on the bottom of the screen so you can sing along easily There are 49 different tracks so really something for everyone although I think they are quite pop based rather than with a rock edge but rock is hard to dance to in my opinion. This is also a really good game to use to get fit with as well as you will find after you have danced to quite a few songs you will be out of breath as they do make you move quite a lot although you really don't feel like you are doing exercise as its fun rather than a chore. In fact there is actually a Just Sweat mode which is tailored to more of a workout mode dance and this is a good way of doing a bit of keep fit to music. The track list is as follows: 1. 2 Unlimited - "No Limit" 2. a-ha - "Take On Me" 3. Aretha Franklin - "Think" 4. Bananarama - "Venus" 5. Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It" 6. Cee Lo Green - "Forget You" 7. Countdown Mix Masters - "Beautiful Liar" 8. Daft Punk - "Da Funk" 9. Danny Elfman - "This is Halloween" 10. Donna Summer - "I Feel Love" 11. Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand" 12. Girls Aloud - "Jump (For My Love)" 13. Groove Century - "Boogie Wonderland" 14. Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For" 15. Janelle Monae - "Tightrope (Solo Version)" 16. Jessie J featuring B.O.B - "Price Tag" 17. Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg - "California Gurls" 18. Kiss - "I Was Made For Lovin' You" 19. Laura Bell Bundy - "Giddy On Up (Giddy On Out)" 20. Lena Meyer-Landrut - "Satellite" 21. Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way" 22. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - "Party Rock Anthem" 23. Madness - "Night Boat To Cairo" 24. MIKA - "Lollipop" 25. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - "Promiscuous" 26. Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited" 27. Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" 28. Rita Mitsouko - "Marcia Baila" 29. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - "Somethin' Stupid" 30. Robin Sparkles - "Let's Go To The Mall" 31. Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 32. Sweat Invaders - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" 33. Taio Cruz - "Dynamite" 34. The Buggles - "Video Killed The Radio Star" 35. The Chemical Brothers - "Hey Boy Hey Girl" 36. The Sugarhill Gang - "Apache (Jump On It)" 37. Tommy Sparks - "She's Got Me Dancing" 38. Wilson Pickett - "Land of 1000 Dances" 39. The Girly Team - "Baby One More Time" 40. Ladies Of Africa - "Pata Pata" 41. Dr. Creole - "Baby Zouk" 42. Reggaeton Explosion - "Boom" 43. Inspector Marceau - "The Master Blaster" 44. Johannes Brahms - "Hungarian Dance No. 5" 45. Bollywood Dream - "Kurio ko uddah le jana" 46. Latino Sunset - "Mamasita" 47. Anja - "Dance All Nite" 48. Konshens - "Jamaican Dance" 49. Sentai Express - "Spectronizer" JD3 Special Edition additional tracks 1. Katy Perry - "E.T." 2. Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"
We bought this game just after Christmas, after a family member brought it round on Christmas Day and it caused much hilarity after a few drinks in the evening. You can picture the scene, my dad and father-in-law-to-be both dancing to the Scissor Sisters "I don't feel like dancing", both mums shouting out things like "Watch the light shade" and so on. Apart from being good fun, it looked like a good workout, and with us not being able to afford gym memberships (that's our excuse anyway!), it seemed like a good way of getting back into shape and losing that post-Christmas excess weight. The game is very straightforward to follow, on one occasion over Christmas our two year old niece was dancing away, although she didn't earn points as the remote was pointing the wrong way, and she kept turning the console off accidentally. But anyway, that didn't matter because she was enjoying herself, as was everyone else, and it's a great sociable game for family get-togethers. The principle of the game is simple, you earn points by following the moves of the on-screen character to the best of your ability. This is done by holding the Wii controller as you are dancing, and the motion sensor picks up your moves. The main area of interest in terms of earning points is the hands. The on-screen character has one hand which is brightly coloured, and it's by following this that you earn points. There are two ways of using this game really. One is for things like family get-togethers where everyone gets competitive and tries to improve on the best score. This involves following the arm movements to increase your points. The only problem I find with this is that you're focussing so much on the arm movements, you forget to move your feet and legs, and in terms of exercise you're not getting as much out of the game. The second way of playing the game, which is how I like to do it, is by ignoring the points system, and literally putting everything you've got into following the dance, feet and all. This may well mean you'll score a bit lower, but I think if you're looking for a workout, this is the best way to use the game to its full potential. The advantage to maximising your points is that you can unlock further songs the more points you earn. The game begins with a good selection of modern and some older songs, which have good rhythm and are great for dancing to. There are 49 songs to begin with, and as you use the game more and increase your points, you can unlock new songs, or new dance routines to existing songs. I don't intend to list them all here, but it features modern songs such as Girls Aloud "Jump", Jessie J "Price Tag", and Cee Lo Green "Forget You". There are also older songs such as Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (this is one of my favourites to dance to), and A-Ha's "Take on Me". You can have either single player, or up to four players if you have enough controllers (our families just pool them together at Christmas and other gatherings). Sometimes there will be one character dancing on the screen, but there can be up to four characters and everyone can choose which one they want to follow. The dance moves themselves are generally fairly easy to follow, although it can get tricky if you don't know the song very well, or sometimes the moves get faster. Sometimes, there will be a move you just don't "get" until right towards the end of the song, but it still gets you up and out of breath trying to follow the characters. There is a little icon at the bottom of the screen telling you what moves are coming next, but I find this a little distracting and find it easier to just follow the on-screen silhouette. We've been using this game since Christmas, and I'm not bored of it yet. You can either choose your favourite songs to dance to, or if you prefer a bit of variety you can just work through the list and the Wii will pick the next song for you. I find this keeps it interesting because you end up dancing to songs you wouldn't normally have chosen. The graphics are ok for following the dance routines, although the people are usually silhouettes which are designed for you to follow so they can change throughout the routine. The background and "set" of each song is different too, which keeps things interesting. My favourite feature of this game is the Sweat Mode, which is basically a pumped up version of the songs. As you play the main game you unlock songs in sweat mode, and this is where you can get a really good workout. I thought at best this game would get me a little out of breath, but the sweat mode has you doing squats and lunges in the middle of a dance routine, without really noticing you're doing it. I've been known to be dripping with sweat after playing this version (the clue is in the name!), and have been aching the morning after as a result of the squats and other sneaky moves they put in there. There has been some criticism of the game not picking up on movement very well, and when I played this with family over Christmas, it seemed that nobody could beat me even though I'm not a very good dancer in real life. We wondered if it was something to do with my height being right for the motion sensor to pick up my moves, because in all honesty I wasn't doing anything different to anyone else. I'd be interested to see this game on the X-Box Kinect console, where you are the controller rather than having to hold the controller, because the scoring might be a bit more effective. Having said that, I don't think the scoring is the be all and end all of this game, it's more about having fun, laughing at people's dance moves, and getting a good workout without noticing you're doing it. One word of caution with this game is that you can get so carried away it can cause minor injury if you're not careful. I hit myself on the head once with the controller, which sounds like a dumb thing to do but is easily done when you're getting into a routine. When we first played this I had my slippers on, but now I wear proper trainers because in the more energetic dance routines you'll be jumping and spinning round which can cause stress to the knees if you haven't got appropriate footwear on. We've also had casualties with our living room chandelier being hit and rocking from side to side....nothing's been broken yet but it's a matter of time! This game is a brilliant way of getting into shape by doing something enjoyable rather than slogging it out at the gym. I weighed myself at the beginning of the year, and as at last weekend I'd lost 3lb, this is without changing my eating habits dramatically. I honestly believe using this game a few times a week is helping me to get back into shape, because I enjoy it so much I don't notice I've been on it for an hour and a half, and when you see you're close to unlocking a new song or dance routine, you want to keep going to see what it is. We bought this game for £18 in Morrisons, and that was the cheapest I saw it at the time. Looking online, it still seems to be the best deal around, unless you can get it pre-owned although you'd be lucky as it'll probably be a while before people who own it get bored of it. I'd say it's £18 well spent, as it'll provide hours of fun and exercise which has got to be better than sitting in front of the TV. Despite the issues with the scoring system, I still give this game five stars for the enjoyment and exercise it brings.
At our house we have been loving the Just Dance series. We started with Just Dance 2 and then decided to buy the third instalment (Just Dance 1 is still on our wish list - hopefully someday soon so I can't really compare with it). Just Dance 3 is very similar to the Just Dance 2 - the object of the game is the same; to copy the dancer on the screen in time to the music. It's a very simple concept reminiscent of the dance mats in the good old days, but it measures your hand movements instead of your legs. The dances have more novelty value than Just Dance 2 - I'd say they're a lot funnier and I've found myself laughing out loud a lot more. A lot of the dances have 2 or 4 players which interact with each other to tell a bit of a story and you can play even if you don't have four remotes - and you'd need a LOT of space to have four people doing the dances without hitting each other. We struggle in our small living room with two dancers. =So what's new in Just Dance 3? = One of my favourite new features is a points system called 'Mojo' - for every star you get in a dance (and if two dancers are playing both of your stars count) you get a Mojo point and these add up to progress you to the next level. After each new level upgrade you get a 'gift' which is usually a new track, a new remix of a track or a new type of gameplay (e.g. Simon says). These unlockables add an extra element of excitement to the game and make you want to play for longer and do better. In addition there are certain awards you can win for lots of different achievements such as 'perfectionist' for not getting a single miss in a song. There's also an option to see all the songs in a grid form instead of the line - it also tells you what songs you've already completed. A downside to the game is that you can't see your score as you play - just a bar that fills up. You only get a score at the end. While this is not a big deal, it's an unnecessary and slightly annoying change they didn't need to make. Full track list is: 1. 2 Unlimited - "No Limit" 2. a-ha - "Take On Me" 3. Aretha Franklin - "Think" 4. Bananarama - "Venus" 5. Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It" 6. Cee Lo Green - "Forget You" 7. Countdown Mix Masters - "Beautiful Liar" 8. Daft Punk - "Da Funk" 9. Danny Elfman - "This is Halloween" 10. Donna Summer - "I Feel Love" 11. Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand" 12. Girls Aloud - "Jump (For My Love)" 13. Groove Century - "Boogie Wonderland" 14. Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For" 15. Janelle Monae - "Tightrope (Solo Version)" 16. Jessie J featuring B.O.B - "Price Tag" 17. Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg - "California Gurls" 18. Kiss - "I Was Made For Lovin' You" 19. Laura Bell Bundy - "Giddy On Up (Giddy On Out)" 20. Lena Meyer-Landrut - "Satellite" 21. Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way" 22. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - "Party Rock Anthem" 23. Madness - "Night Boat To Cairo" 24. MIKA - "Lollipop" 25. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - "Promiscuous" 26. Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited" 27. Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" 28. Rita Mitsouko - "Marcia Baila" 29. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - "Somethin' Stupid" 30. Robin Sparkles - "Let's Go To The Mall" 31. Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 32. Sweat Invaders - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" 33. Taio Cruz - "Dynamite" 34. The Buggles - "Video Killed The Radio Star" 35. The Chemical Brothers - "Hey Boy Hey Girl" 36. The Sugarhill Gang - "Apache (Jump On It)" 37. Tommy Sparks - "She's Got Me Dancing" 38. Wilson Pickett - "Land of 1000 Dances" 39. The Girly Team - "Baby One More Time" 40. Ladies Of Africa - "Pata Pata" 41. Dr. Creole - "Baby Zouk" 42. Reggaeton Explosion - "Boom" 43. Inspector Marceau - "The Master Blaster" 44. Johannes Brahms - "Hungarian Dance No. 5" 45. Bollywood Dream - "Kurio ko uddah le jana" 46. Latino Sunset - "Mamasita" 47. Anja - "Dance All Nite" 48. Konshens - "Jamaican Dance" 49. Sentai Express - "Spectronizer" As you can see this is a very varied track list with many different styles - there's really something for everyone and with three difficulty levels and three effort levels you can work as hard as you like. If you play for more than a couple of songs you really start to feel worn out - it's exercise but it's fun and suitable for all levels of fitness.
I already own Just Dance 2, and while it is a well-loved and much-used game in my house, I questioned whether I really needed or wanted the third installment, as it appeared to be more or less the same game. In the end, what swayed my decision was the new list of songs in this game. There are almost 50 songs altogether, covering a wide range of styles and eras. The song list can be found on the back of the box, so I won't list them here, suffice to say there are songs to suit all tastes, including a few personal favourites. As I suspected, this game stays true to the tried and test formula of its' predecessors, but hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! As before, the idea is to copy the on-screen characters as they groove, bop and jive through the various tunes. A new feature in this game is that you get to "earn" new mixes and games by scoring points. This is a great incentive to try all the different dances and to strive for perfection! It also helps to give the player some purpose and unlocking all the extras is something to work towards. I am a big fan of the current trend for more "active" computer games, and this one is a brilliant way to work up a sweat, either by yourself or as part of a duo or group. It really is great fun and a painless way to introduce exercise into your day. Everyone I have played Just Dance with has really enjoyed it, from kids to grown adults. Another feature is that each song is rated according to difficulty and intensity, so you can decide whether you want to really work up a sweat! One thing I have noticed with this series is that it is quite easy to "cheat". As you always hold the wii remote in your right hand, you will score well if you are performing the moves with that hand, no matter what the rest of your body is doing! However, there is much more fun to be had by attempting all the moves properly. I am glad I gave this game a chance, it is well worth having, even if you already own the others in the series.
Just Dance is a gaming phenomenon which has got the marjority of the population on their feet and fitter than ever before. As you can see by the name Just Dance 3 it is the third game out for the Nintendo wii. I have recently bought all three of them as it was introduced to me by a of family members at one of our family parties and thought it was just amazing, out of all three this one is my favourate. In order to play the game all you need is the Wii console, Wiii controllers and a glass of water as you will be needing it when your out of breath with all the fantastic dancing you are doing. It is an intense dance experience where you follow the moves of a real dancing coach and learn iconic dance routines and improve your ability to be a good dancer. You can either play on your own, challange your friends, or play with up to four friends and invite others to follow your stepts. You have fun and feel good although I found i had to keep stopping and taking a rest as I am so unhealthy. When I put the disk in the console I couldn't see the symbol of Just Dance 3 so I read the instruction which were easy to follow. Where the icon is meant to be for the disk you have just inserted, you will see system update click on that and it does it for you. If however it doesnt work click this again and wait until loaded and it will defenatly work the second time.The game is very easy to follow even my our year old can set it up, choose the songs and give it all she has got (great game for them when its a rainy day and your wanting them to use some of their energy so they sleep well at night time.) The aim of the game is to get as many points as you can by following the characters on screen and trying to copy their dance moves like it is your mirror image. You are rewarded points for your energetic andaccurate moves. When your playing the game you hold the Wii controller in your right hand at all times so that the moves can be measured. There are 53 soundtracks on the game ranging from top-charted hits to classic dance party tracks. There's something for all tastes, even my father in law was up dancing away, he is going to be 60 this year. I couldnt find a list any where on the net so I have writen them all down so you can have a look at the song choices for youself. I have to be honest I like pretty much all of them, either the music is good or I am easily pleased. 2 Unlimited - "No Limit" African Ladies - "Pata Pata" a-ha - "Take On Me" Anja - "Baby Don't Stop Now" Anja - "Dance All Nite" Bananarama - "Venus" Bollywood Rainbow - "Kurio ko uddah le jana" Brahms by Just Dance Classical Orchestra - "Hungarian Dance No. 5" Cee Lo Green - "Forget You" Countdown Mix Masters - "Beautiful Liar" Daft Punk - "Da Funk" Danny Elfman - "This is Halloween" Donna Summer - "I Feel Love" Dr. Creole - "Baby Zouk" Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand" Girls Aloud - "Jump (For My Love)" Groove Century - "Boogie Wonderland" Groove Century - "Soul Searchin" Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For?" Inspector Marceau - "The Master Blaster" Janelle Monae - "Tightrope (Solo Version)" Jessie J featuring B.o.B - "Price Tag" Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg - "California Gurls" Kiss - "I Was Made For Lovin' You" Konshens - "Jamaican Dance" Latino Sunset - "Mamasita" Laura Bell Bundy - "Giddy On Up (Giddy On Out)" Lena Meyer-Landrut - "Satellite" Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - "Party Rock Anthem" Madness - "Night Boat To Cairo" MIKA - "Lollipop" Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - "Promiscuous" Olé Orquesta - "Jambo Mambo" Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited" Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Reggaeton Storm - "Boom" Rita Mitsouko - "Marcia Baila" Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - "Somethin' Stupid" Robin Sparkles - "Let's Go To The Mall" Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Sentai Express - "Spectronizer" Sweat Invaders - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" Taio Cruz - "Dynamite" The Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It" The Buggles - "Video Killed The Radio Star" The Chemical Brothers - "Hey Boy Hey Girl" The Girly Team - "Baby One More Time" The Girly team - "Twist and Shake It" The London Theatre Orchestra & Cast - "Think" The Sugarhill Gang - "Apache (Jump On It)" Tommy Sparks - "She's Got Me Dancing" Wilson Pickett - "Land of 1000 Dances" Some songs are more energetic than others but all are just as fun as each other. If your looking to get healthier, loose a few lbs or just beacuse you like dancing then this Wii game is for you. If there are no songs that you like or if you want to add more you can go onto Nintendo Pay & Play store which you can do on the Wii through the Just Dance 3 options. Once you have chosen your song the music comes on and you copy what the character is doing on the screen. You can see a little ball which is just above the character that is showing you the moved. It tells you how good you are doing or not doing and also come up with different colours for each one . X - which means missed OK GOOD- *PERFECT Dependng on your moved will pbviously depend on your score. Keep an eye out or the bonus move as you get more points for it. ~~ This game also has different six modes that you can play.~~ Be Part Of The Band: Now with up to 4 concurrent dance routines, it's your time to shine! Each player can get their 15 minutes of fame with unique choreographies and moves for each member of the band. Shake the World: Just Dance 3 lets you bring down the house with dynamic environments. Watch the background change as you perform progressive moves. Just Sweat It Out: The popular Just Sweat mode gets an upgrade with more workout plans and playlists. Stay fit, have fun, and Just Dance Dance 'Til You Drop: Use the Party Mode and lose yourself in the music! No navigating through menus, no need to stop to select the next song... Just Dance 3 gives you a non-stop dance-a-thon..... Get ready to dance 'til dawn! Too Shy to Dance... But Love to Sing?! All tracks feature on-screen song lyrics. So even if you don't score points with your voice, you're sure to score some with the crowd! Just Can't Get Enough: Just Dance 3 still has everyone's favourite modes like Classic Mode, Duet Mode, Medley, Simon Says, and more. My overall opinion ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I really enjoyed this game I thought it was great. Not only was it fun me on my own dancing around my living room like a silly billy (thank goodness im in a flat which is high up and no one could see me) but I also liked dancing with my daughters aged 4 and 6. It is a great ganme for all the family we had a family party of 11 and 10 of us played it and enjoyed it ages ranges from 4 to 75 year old. It doesnt take long before you pick up the moves and remember them and suitable for all ages that are mobile. The graphics are excellent its bright and colourul the dancers were really intresting to watch as well as watching your friends dance, it can actually be quite funny. The Wii picks up every movement you make well, I havent noticed that it doesnt pick up a move unless you totally missed the move it tells you. I think it is good that while your watching the character move for you to copy at the bottom of the screen it also shows you the next move that is coming up. I thought the song choices are great much better than Just Dance and Just Dance 2. I managed to get this or £18.99 online at Amazon although the price has now gone up. Most companies are charging roughly £24.99 still worth the moeny. I would recommend that if you do order online that you remember to use a chas back site as every penny saved is always a bonus. I would rate this Wii game 5 out of 5 great fun, great exercise, great way to spend time with your friends and family. Thank you for taking the time to read my review I hope it was of some use to you.
After buying the previous Just Dance and Just Dance 2, I had to purchase this game to see the improvements made upon it. With this new game, much has been updated with a new fitness programme that myself and my family can practice together, which has saved money on the classes that my mother and I would attend weekly, instead we just use this game for an hour every day! Similar to the previous Just Dance games, this has been rated for three plus, and like before, this is still a fair rating as anyone can play this game as long as they follow the instructions on screen. You can still play with up to four people as long as you have four Wii remotes, making it great fun for parties, familys or when you have friends over. The controls are still as easy as ever, as the main point of the game is still just to follow the dancer on screen. The songs are still as great on Just Dance 3 as they were on the previous games in the series. One great thing I loved as a big fan of How I Met Your Mother, was that they included the Robin Sparkles song from the show on it! Our family has varying music tastes, and with Just Dance 3, there is different tracks for everyone to enjoy as the music style ranges from pop, rock to r&b. All of the songs included are always chart hits and can make anyone get in the mood to dance. Some of the best, well known ones are "California Gurls", "Take On Me" and "Everybody Dance Now". There is also still the option of purchasing new songs from the Store, and a newly added feature consists of gaining points throughout the game to unlock various songs. The choreography has remained at the same high standard that all the Just Dance games have had, ranging from the silliest of moves to the slightly more challenging. Although some of the instructions can be confusing, you really pick up the moves fast and once you replay it again, it becomes much easier. The moves really match the songs to, a great bonus! More colour and detailing has definitely been added to Just Dance 3, as the developers have certainly improved thier design. The dancers and backgrounds are much clearer and detailed, and make the game much more visually interesting to play! There are now even more game modes, which makes playing this game alone or with other people much more fun! You can play as a duet still or as dance crew, so if you have your friends over, you can compete for who gets the highest score. But the best mode is definitely the Hold My Hand move, where up to eight players can play with four Wii remotes, it's really different from other gameplay modes as you have to work together to get a great score. We also used this within a recent family party that was held, and it proved to be a great family game for a few hours with the competitive side to it. Not only is this game great just for casual use, but you can also use it as part of your excercise programme with Just Sweat. This has been improved so up to four people can excercise at the same time! Whether you want light or heavy excercise, Just Dance 3 has the excercise programme for you, and keeps you motivated to keep playing, due to the targets they set for you each day. I would reccomend this game to anyone who has loved the Just Dance series or are just looking for a great dance game. It can keep you busy for hours whether you are alone or with friends, with its inventive choreography and bright colours making gameplay much more fun. I can't find any faults with this and love the fact it keeps me fit while having fun!
As stated in previous reviews, I a mother to two daughters - 5 years old and nearly 2 years old. My eldest loves to dance, has been doing ballet for 3 years and also loves chart music - you can definitely tell we listen to Kiss in our car! As a special treat when she broke up for the Christmas holidays, we bought the family Just Dance 3 (Special Edition) for the wii. We have Just Dance 2 and all love to play it - even my 2 year old likes to stand and try to join in with the movements. If you haven't played one of the Just Dance games, it is really simple to pick up and play. You choose a song to dance along to, attach the wii remote (securely) to your wrist and copy the actions on screen. The more closely you follow the actions, especially the arm movements, the better you will score. It can be a great workout if you do more than one dance in a row, and it certainly makes my children sleep well! There is a good mix of songs to choose from - current chart hits, pop songs, 80s classics, and even some more lesser known and ethnic tunes. It is recommended as 4+. and my daughter really started to pick it up well from about the age of 4, and is a pro at using it now. You can usually pick it up from any of the supermarkets for between £22 and £25. The tunes included on this version are: 1. 2 Unlimited - "No Limit" 2. a-ha - "Take On Me" 3. Aretha Franklin - "Think" 4. Bananarama - "Venus" 5. Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It" 6. Cee Lo Green - "Forget You" 7. Countdown Mix Masters - "Beautiful Liar" 8. Daft Punk - "Da Funk" 9. Danny Elfman - "This is Halloween" 10. Donna Summer - "I Feel Love" 11. Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand" 12. Girls Aloud - "Jump (For My Love)" 13. Groove Century - "Boogie Wonderland" 14. Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For" 15. Janelle Monae - "Tightrope (Solo Version)" 16. Jessie J featuring B.O.B - "Price Tag" 17. Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg - "California Gurls" 18. Kiss - "I Was Made For Lovin' You" 19. Laura Bell Bundy - "Giddy On Up (Giddy On Out)" 20. Lena Meyer-Landrut - "Satellite" 21. Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way" 22. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - "Party Rock Anthem" 23. Madness - "Night Boat To Cairo" 24. MIKA - "Lollipop" 25. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - "Promiscuous" 26. Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited" 27. Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" 28. Rita Mitsouko - "Marcia Baila" 29. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - "Somethin' Stupid" 30. Robin Sparkles - "Let's Go To The Mall" 31. Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 32. Sweat Invaders - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" 33. Taio Cruz - "Dynamite" 34. The Buggles - "Video Killed The Radio Star" 35. The Chemical Brothers - "Hey Boy Hey Girl" 36. The Sugarhill Gang - "Apache (Jump On It)" 37. Tommy Sparks - "She's Got Me Dancing" 38. Wilson Pickett - "Land of 1000 Dances" 39. The Girly Team - "Baby One More Time" 40. Ladies Of Africa - "Pata Pata" 41. Dr. Creole - "Baby Zouk" 42. Reggaeton Explosion - "Boom" 43. Inspector Marceau - "The Master Blaster" 44. Johannes Brahms - "Hungarian Dance No. 5" 45. Bollywood Dream - "Kurio ko uddah le jana" 46. Latino Sunset - "Mamasita" 47. Anja - "Dance All Nite" 48. Konshens - "Jamaican Dance" 49. Sentai Express - "Spectronizer" JD3 Special Edition additional tracks 1. Katy Perry - "E.T." 2. Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"
Just Dance 3 - Wii As I already own Just Dance 1 & 2 it was inevitable that I would buy the third in the series. My husband noticed it was on offer at Play.com for £14.99 and asked me if I would like it.. Would I?? Oh yes please!! The Just Dance games are an excellent source of exercise whilst being so much fun, the games have improved along the way and Just Dance 3 is, as can be expected far better than the first one. For those unfamiliar with the Just Dance games for the Wii console I will give a brief description ~ The game is like a dance competition, you have to follow the on screen dancer and do the moves required in order to fill your points meter. Gaining more points will lead to you getting your high score on the song choice screen and it can get quite competitive. You can play alone or in a group of up to four people. The aim is to dance as closely in rhythm to the on-screen dancer, the remote senses your movements which are calculated into points. It also detects how energetic you are and your points are also based on this! You have to hold your Wii remote as instructed, failing to do this will result in your moves not registering and you will get a lot of 'misses', ensure you are holding the remote correctly and follow the moves as near perfect as you can and you will see the word 'perfect' in your meter, this will earn you more points! The score ball meter has the following words which come up for every move ~ X - meaning you didn't get the move so a miss. OK - You hit the move, but it wasn't quite right. Good - You nearly had the move in sync with the character! Perfect - Just right, you made the right move at the right time! Some moves are worth more points, these are gold moves and are indicated by a gold coloured symbol in the dance bar running along the bottom of the screen and also by special effects surrounding the dancer. For these you will see 'Yeah' written in the score ball meter. Getting a few good or perfect moves in a row will set you 'On Fire', it's here you can more points. Your Wii remote will give a sound and you then know you have got it! After each dance you get your score up in a bar containing stars, the bar fills up and below this is your 'Style' comment. You will also get a Mojo circle and filling this results in you earning unlockable content such as a special dance or a new game mode, it's easier to fill the Mojo meter with more than one player as all stars earned count towards this. You will also receive medals for meeting specific conditions. Just Dance 3 has a brilliant song list of 49 songs with more downloadable songs through the online feature. These are the 49 songs included ~ 1. 2 Unlimited - No Limit 2. a-ha - Take On Me 3. Aretha Franklin - Think 4. Bananarama - Venus 5. Black Eyed Peas - Pump It 6. Cee Lo Green - Forget You 7. Countdown Mix Masters - Beautiful Liar 8. Daft Punk - Da Funk 9. Danny Elfman - This is Halloween 10. Donna Summer - I Feel Love 11. Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand 12. Girls Aloud - Jump (For My Love) 13. Groove Century - Boogie Wonderland 14. Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For 15. Janelle Monae - Tightrope (Solo Version) 16. Jessie J featuring B.O.B - Price Tag 17. Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg - California Gurls 18. Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You 19. Laura Bell Bundy - Giddy On Up (Giddy On Out) 20. Lena Meyer-Landrut - Satellite 21. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way 22. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem 23. Madness - Night Boat To Cairo 24. MIKA - Lollipop 25. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - Promiscuous 26. Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited 27. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love 28. Rita Mitsouko - Marcia Baila 29. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - Somethin' Stupid 30. Robin Sparkles - Let's Go To The Mall 31. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' 32. Sweat Invaders - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) 33. Taio Cruz - Dynamite 34. The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star 35. The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl 36. The Sugarhill Gang - Apache (Jump On It) 37. Tommy Sparks - She's Got Me Dancing 38. Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances 39. The Girly Team - Baby One More Time 40. Ladies Of Africa - Pata Pata 41. Dr. Creole - Baby Zouk 42. Reggaeton Explosion - Boom 43. Inspector Marceau - The Master Blaster 44. Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5 45. Bollywood Dream - Kurio ko uddah le jana 46. Latino Sunset - Mamasita 47. Anja - Dance All Nite 48. Konshens - Jamaican Dance 49. Sentai Express - Spectronizer There's numerous game modes available which help keep the game entertaining time after time, there's a mode which is called 'Hold my Hand' in this there can be up to eight players with every two people holding one remote, again you follow the on screen instructions. I have unlocked some of the 'Dance Mash-Ups'. I really like this as it stops you getting to familiar with the one dance, a mash-up will consist of one song having the dance styles of numerous songs available. It keeps the game fresh and interesting. Some of the songs are soloist, but more than one person can dance along but you will be following the same action whereas a few require more dancers upto four people to make it interesting. Taio Cruiz's Dynamite is one of these songs that have four different dancers to choose from. My son and I were dancing along to this yesterday and we got really confussed at first as we couldn't remember what dancer we choose at the start screen! Once you do get the hang of it though it is fun. I also like to have a good dance with the girls, three of my friends came up on Saturday for a drink and once my hubby and the boys were asleep we put this on! The four of us, me with a swollen foot (from having a tattoo), my cousin with no glasses so squinting at the TV (which is not small) and my 2 friends crammed into the living room. Drinking and dancing go together so well but trying to actually look good, whilst copying the moves and gaining points whilst a little tipsy does not. I am so thankful my blinds were firmly closed! My neighbours would have had a right laugh at us! You don't need brilliant co-ordination to play this game and the song choices mean it suits girls, boys, women and men of all ages. I can't wait to have a good boogy on Christmas day! My brother even joins in with Just Dance despite having two left feet! My grandfather also attempts it before sitting down and having a good laugh at us! I like the Just Sweat mode, this is the exercise mode and you have to collect sweat points. This requires you to dance the same as you would in the normal mode but it helps you keep track of your exercise. You can follow your progress both daily and weekly. The Wii is a great console for games like this as the graphics are pretty basic and no more is needed, the dancer is easy to follow and you know where you. I really like this game and have had so much fun with it already. If you have the other two I would recommend you get this and if you are thinking of buying the Just Dance games I would pass on the previous two and just get Just Dance 3 as the improvements are brilliant and the content is much greater. (Also posted @ Ciao under same name)