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Vicki sends us this review............

Dance on Broadway WiiWe bought a copy of 'Dance on Broadway' - a game that came out yesterday for the Wii - we bought it purely because Time Warp was one of the dances included! I thought it would be nice to do a review of the game for the fanclub as it is quite a nice little game.

Made by Ubisoft - from the makers of some of the other Dance games for Wii - its different to the Dance Revolution style games where you use a dance mat, as the Wii sensor picks up your body movements using the Wii remote and matches it to the moves that 'professional dancers' made during the programming.

The 20 songs include:
All That Jazz, Aquarius, Bend and Snap, Cabaret, Dreamgirls, Fame, Good Morning, Baltimore, I Just Can't Wait to be King, Let the Sunshine In, Little Shop of Horrors, Luck Be a Lady, Lullaby of Broadway, Money, Money, My Favourite Things, One Night Only, Roxie, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Time Warp, We're in the Money and You Can't Stop the Beat

This game is made for parties as you simply put the disk in, select a song, select one of four characters and your off and dancing.

Time Warp image courtesy and copyright of UbisoftSome songs are rated with a higher difficulty level then others, but most are quite straightforward. As with other games, you are scored on your ability to mimic the moves on the screen at the right time. Rocky Fans may have a little bit of trouble with Time Warp as they will have to forget their usual dance moves and go with some new ones. The new routine fits the song well, with a mix of Movie, Broadway and UK Stage show moves. They have used the Artwork from the previous UK tour on the song selection screen, and there is a nice touch of a 'Brad' and a 'Janet' running around the stage between the four dancers who are stylised versions of Riff, Magenta, Columbia and a Tranny/Usher.

All the dances have some great moves, the characters are suitably dressed for each song on sets to match the musical and the routines fit in well with the beat and lyrics of the music. Whilst dancing to We're in the Money, you get to do proper old style Broadway tap dancing moves, and in the Mary Poppins number, you also get to spell SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS as they do in the current stage production!  Which will only add to the entertainment for everyone else watching you as you try to keep up with what looks like YMCA on speed!

At the end of the game, the players scores are shown, and the game remembers the top score for each song but there is no overall leader board or facility for players to enter their names.

It appears to only have the one level of difficulty so it may be a little basic for real dance game enthusiasts, but at £20 in most shops, I'd recommend it for anyone who is a fan of Musicals and definitely for the Rocky Fan who has everything else, however a Wii Console would also be useful!.

reviewed by Vicki July 2010

All That Jazz and Fame image courtesy and copyright of Ubisoft
All That Jazz Fame

Dance on Broadway pS3Updated Sunday, January 1st, 2012

We also found a PS3 version of the game, which you need the Playstation Move controller and Eye camera to use.

Needless to say, we don't have one of those yet, but it looks like a good excuse to buy one next pay-day for us to write an additional review!

Watch this space......

Many thanks to Ubisoft for the use of the images and competition number 158 prizes!

Click here for the official Dance on Broadway game website.

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