Of the selection of games we have for the Xbox, my little girl always opts for the dancing games. I can’t say I blame her. Between the familiar tunes and the dance moves, they’re a lot of fun. Not to mention great exercise.
Because we both loved Just Dance 4 so much, I thought The Hip Hop Dance Experience would be just as fun if not more so. The music selections offer something for every age group. I expected current hits like LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I know It”, but I didn’t anticipate the older hits from Run DMC and TLC. With that said, kids most likely won’t know many of the songs. Still, it’s a fun game with different kinda music and different kinda moves.
I have a couple of hip hop moves but not many. As far as dance level I found this to be challenging even on the beginner’s level. The moves are carefully choreographed by famous industry professionals – they’re the real deal. Of course with our current level of experience, we look silly trying to mimic the dance moves but that’s what makes it so much fun. Anything that induces deep belly laughs and hysterics is a winner in my book!
There are several modes of play you can choose from: Dance Party mode, Dance Battle mode, Power Skooling mode and Dance Marathon mode. I like that this is a game you can play alone or along with friends. It might be a good idea to go solo for a while to practice if you’re easily embarrassed or if you just want to impress your friends with your fly new moves.
As far as scoring, I find that as with other dance games this game is very forgiving if you get close to the actual moves even if you cannot nail it perfectly. Thanks for the confidence boost, Ubisoft!
The Hip Hop Dance Experience is available for the Nintendo Wii or the Xbox 360 for under thirty dollars on Amazon.com. The game is rated for teens and up but I do suggest parental supervision since there are several suggestive songs and strong language that you get in the hip-hop genre.