Saturday, October 31, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide - Just Dance Xbox One

  • Just Dance 2016 available October 20 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Wii
    Rated E 10+. Price: $39.00-$59.99

Just Dance 2016 is the latest game from the Just Dance franchise, which has won four Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for favorite videogame and focuses on getting the players up and dancing along to their favorite music. Just Dance 2016 has 40+ of the top hits and favorite tracks like “Blame” by Calvin Harris ft. John Newman and “Uptown Funk” by Marc Ronson ft. Bruno Mars and “Want To Want Me” by Jason Derulo.

 My Thoughts

I am very particular about the video games I let my kids play. I have zero tolerance for blood and violence. I also like games that keep kids moving. The XBox One is my favorite game system because it encourages interactive play. Its more than just sitting on your butt pushing buttons. You have to actually get up and be a part of the game. Just Dance 2016 is a new game from Ubisoft that is just the type of game I am always on the look out for. It includes chart topping hits from artists like Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga. This game really gets kids moving with tons of songs the whole family can enjoy.

Just Dance 2016 is rated E 10+ because some of the dances are a little challenging for younger kids.  My oldest daughter is almost fifteen, and she had a great time dancing along to all her favorite songs. But even my youngest child, who is only four, had fun dancing beside her. I also had a great time joining in, although the kids are much better dancers and totally kicked my butt. The game offers full tracks, no annoying partials and has lots of fun features like the dance quest mode and the world video challenge . You can play with up to four players so it's a great choice for family game night. The song list includes hits like:

Uptown Funk Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
Want to Want Me Jason Derulo
Hey Mama David Guetta Ft. Nicki Minaj, Afrojack & Bebe Rexha
All About that Bass Meghan Trainor
Blame Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman
Born This Way Lady Gaga
Want To Want Me Jason Derulo
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
Let's Groove Equinox Stars
Animals Martin Garrix
Levan Polkka Hatsune Miku
Hangover (BaBaBa) Buraka Som Sistema
William Tell – Overture

The only issue we had with the game was the free app for smartphone. We only have two controllers so we tried using our phones, but the app did not work for us at all. There is no connection between our phone and the Xbox One system.  Aside from that one little glitch, everything has been perfect.

If you are interested in purchasing Just Dance 2016 for Xbox One for your own family, it is available now in stores nationwide. You can also order it online at Ubisoft and Amazon. It is also available for Play Station 3, PlayStation , Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo WiiU. This holiday season get your kids off their feet and into the grove with the great music and dance steps from Just Dance 2016.