Video Game Review: Just Dance 4 – it’s a lot of fun for the whole family


Just Dance 4 Xbox Kinect video game by Ubisoft

We recently checked out Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft) at the library. All four of my children (ages three to twelve) and I enjoyed the video game. The game is a lot of fun. The girls loved it the most. In fact, my youngest daughter (age seven) played for hours (not a good thing, right?). She had a blast and was hooked. Just Dance 4 is available now for the Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, Xbox Kinect, and Wii U. It has a list of $39.99, but you can currently purchase it for $38.69 on Amazon. The game is rated Everyone 10+.

Just Dance 4 video game - single player

We played the Kinect version of Just Dance 4 at the library. Even though we have not played any of the three previous versions of the game, we didn’t have any problems figuring out how to play. It’s simple, just dance and copy the moves on the screen. Below are some pro’s and con’s of the Kinect version of the video game.

Just Dance 4 video game - two players

Just Dance 4 Pro’s

  • Love the funky music video of the kids and I at the end of each dance
  • Up to four players can play
  • Great workout
  • You can sing along with the karaoke-like captions

Just Dance 4 Con’s

  • You can’t really see yourself dancing on the main screen
  • There is only a small silhouette of yourself dancing in real-time
  • It’s not easy to use Kinect motions to select songs

Just Dance 4 video game - four players

BTW, I also checked out Just Dance Greatest Hits for the Kinect, but my girls don’t really like that game as well. Other than a couple of Katy Perry’s songs, my girls didn’t know the songs on the Greatest Hits video game. Sounds like the songs in the game make a big difference with the dance experience. Below are the tracks on Just Dance 4, which my girls really love.

Just Dance 4 Artists and Songs

  • 2 Unlimited ~ Tribal Dance
  • A.K.A ~ Hot For Me
  • Anja ~ Crazy Little Thing
  • Rick Astley ~ Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Army of Lovers ~ Crucified
  • The B-52’s ~ Rock Lobster
  • Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj ~ Beauty and a Beat
  • The Blackout Allstars ~ I Like It
  • Boys Town Gang ~ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Bunny Beatz ~ Make The Party (Don’t Stop)
  • Blu Cantrell ~ Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)
  • Dancing Bros. ~ Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  • Kat DeLuna featuring Busta Rhymes ~ Run The Show
  • Europe ~ The Final Countdown
  • Flo Rida ~ Good Feeling
  • Nelly Furtado ~ Maneater
  • The Girly Team ~ Oops!… I Did It Again
  • Selena Gomez and the Scene ~ Love You Like A Love Song
  • Halloween Thrills ~ Time Warp
  • Hit The Electro Beat ~ We No Speak Americano
  • Carly Rae Jepsen ~ Call Me Maybe
  • Las Ketchup ~ Asereje (The Ketchup Song)
  • Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull ~ On The Floor
  • Marina and The Diamonds ~ Oh No!
  • Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera ~ Moves Like Jagger
  • Ricky Martin ~ Livin’ La Vida Loca
  • Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes ~ (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
  • Sergio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas ~ Mas Que Nada
  • Nicki Minaj ~ Super Bass
  • One Direction ~ What Makes You Beautiful
  • Panjabi MC ~ Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)
  • Pink ~ So What
  • Elvis Presley ~ Jailhouse Rock
  • Rihanna ~ Disturbia
  • Rihanna featuring Jay-Z ~ Umbrella
  • Sammy ~ Some Catchin’ Up To Do
  • Skrillex ~ Rock N’Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain)
  • Will Smith ~ Wild Wild West
  • Alexandra Stan ~ Mr. Saxobeat
  • They Might Be Giants ~ Istanbul
  • Carrie Underwood ~ Good Girl
  • Barry White ~ You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  • Stevie Wonder ~ Superstition

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