We are big video gaming family. The one thing we like better then a puzzle solving game to play together, is something we can get up and move with. So when we saw Nickelodeon Dance 2 I was just about as happy as my four year old. We were expecting greatness from this game, and I think it reached our expectations.
The game features 29 (weird number, why not take it to 30?) kid friendly songs and dance along buddies from popular Nick Jr. shows. My son doesn’t watch very much Nick Jr. but was still able to identify the characters from Bubble Guppies, Dora, Fresh Beat Band, Backyardigans and Team Umizoomi. We were a bit disappointed there was no Yo Gabba Gabba.
The first thing we noticed about this game was that it was somewhat hard to find. Our local Gamestop, Fred Meyers and Kmart didn’t have it. Only Walmart had it on Wii but we are 360 gamers. Luckily we were able to grab the last copy at Target. Hopefully other parents will have an easier time finding this game, or you can always keep an eye out for a used copy from Amazon for a bit cheaper. New, the game price was a nice surprise. We paid $39.99, about $20 cheaper then we expected to find it for.
On to the game.
We found the kinect controls very simple. Our son was able to start and navigate the game all on his own. (Which is something we have had trouble with in other kinect games in the past)
On screen you will see three dancing cartoons and along the bottom of the screen there is a list of dance moves that scrolls as you do them. The directions were easy for our son to follow. As you dance, you earn stars to fill a star meter and unlock new songs.
There are three levels of difficulty from “Starting Steps” to “Fancy Footwork” so if something was too easy or too hard you are able to change the levels to fit your needs.
After dancing you are rewarded with your stars and a few silly screen shots of your amazing dancing!
This game was a lot of fun. It was easy for my son to play on his on and even more fun to play together. The songs do get stuck in your head and make sure your not scrunching up your face while laying down some tricky dance moves because you will have to see a picture of it afterwords. HAHA
Overall, we loved this game and it has become a regular pick for gaming time in our house.
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