Painful memories time. Back when I used to be a younger man, I made the error of taking someone’s girlfriend on at Dance Dance Revolution during a hard night’s bowling. Not only was I completely pwned, but I managed to fall of the blasted thing and turn my foot into the bargain.
Ruined by usually flawless bowling technique that night.
Since that night, I have felt the sting of humiliation every time some nine-year-old japanese schoolgirl appears on television performing what looks like static hopscotch at a speed only achieved by TV vampires. With a less harrowing intro to dance games, I could have been that nine-year-old Japanese schoolgirl. Apart from the obvious differences (facial hair, gracelessness and advanced years etc.) of course.
I have had to hide my secret dancing shame… so it is with some joy that I can announce the arrival of Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii! Now I can practice in the comfort of my own home… and I might be able to get away with not using one of those mat things, because the new DDR! has more control options than you can wave a Wii remote at.
You can use the mat, Wii remote and nunchak, or the mat, or the balance board… or any combination of the three! You can even go crazy and use your whole body to achieve dad-dancing supremacy! You can even go head to head with a friend (who doesn’t mind a bit of private embarassment) or up to four players. Dignity is not an option, though…
- The new Choreograph Style mode allows you to dance with the model dancer on screen utilizing your whole body using the mat controller, Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
- Traditional style Wii gameplay including the DanceDanceRevolution mat Controller, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, and also bringing back the use of the Wii Balance board.
- New multi-player mode, with or without a the mat controller so everybody can join in the fun.
- Dance utilizing just your upper body with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
- Includes a variety of well know tracks including “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “crushcrushcrush” by Paramore and “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.
And don’t forget, Arnie like DDR! – and you don’t want to upset Arnie, do you?