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Genre: Music & Dancing / Video Game for Nintendo Wii / ESRB Rating: Teen / Release Date: 2010-07-02 / Published by Ubisoft

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      26.03.2012 09:38
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      A very limited dance game!

      I have recently been reviewing all my collection of Wii Dance Games and if you have read any of the previous reviews you'll know they keep us entertained for hours! So I thought it was time to review the "Dance on Broadway" game, which until know I had been putting off as it was my least favourite, but after trying to play it again last night I figured I'd review it this morning while everything was still fresh in my head.

      The "Dance on Broadway" Wii game focuses on West End and Broadway show tunes, allowing you to learn and perform the most well known music in the business. As with the other dance games for the Wii, you simply copy the icon on the screen, and follow their moves to score points. The best performer wins!

      Dance On Broadway is presented in a standard Wii game plastic case. On the front is "Dance on Broadway" in Bold Black letters - hinting at then being lit up as if for a stage show. Surrounding this is various images of women dancing dressed up as a few Broadway characters.

      The game has 20 songs which are:-
      All That Jazz Chicago
      Roxie Chicago
      Time Warp Rocky Horror Picture Show
      Cabaret Cabaret
      Money, Money Cabaret
      Dreamgirls Dreamgirls
      One Night Only Dreamgirls
      Luck Be a Lady Guys and Dolls
      We're in the Money 42nd Street
      Lullaby of Broadway 42nd Street
      Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins
      You Can't Stop the Beat Hairspray
      My Favourite Things Sound of Music
      Bend & Snap Legally Blonde
      Thoroughly Modern Millie Thoroughly Modern Millie
      Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors
      Aquarius - Sunshine medley Hair
      Fame Fame
      Good Morning Baltimore Hairspray
      Just Can't Wait to be King The Lion King

      These tracks are a mixture of new dance routines and some of the Broadway choreography itself. The game loads quickly and is pretty easy to navigate which is good as it says it is suitable for ages 3 years and over. You simply hold the remote in your right hand and follow the on-screen moves. There are options for up to 4 players to play at any one time and some tracks offer varied choreography for each player. On screen lyrics also allow you to sing along - but this is not rated in your points - just for fun.

      The problem with Dance on Broadway is that the song selection is very limited. You only get 20 songs and no option to download more unlike the 'Just Dance' games. Also some of the songs selected are a little slow, i.e My Favourite Things. I much prefer the faster songs to really get the blood pumping and feel like your getting a workout. Also I found the moves boring and they are often repeated in several routines, this lack of variety in both choreography and routines makes the game very repetitive. On the other hand some routines are far too hard and you have no way of keeping up with them as the onscreen icons are too small and do not give you enough warning.

      Overall the game does not live up to the quality of Just Dance 1-3, there are so many Broadway shows the song list could have been endless. An option to download more would have made the game much more varied. We tried to get back into the game last night and ended giving up as we could not find it enjoyable!

      NB:-When we first purchased the game it was priced at £9.99 from Amazon, it is currently priced at £6.53.

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      08.03.2012 12:50
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      An ok game, though nothing to shout about

      Dance on Broadway
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      We have recently bought a Wii games system and have been borrowing games from others until we were able to get our own. One game we borrowed and loved was 'Just Dance' which is not only a fun game but a fitness game too which worked well for all our family. Unfortunately, all the three 'Just Dance' games are still quite high in price so we were on the lookout for something similar yet cheaper. I had heard that 'Dance on Broadway' was a similar game to the 'Just Dance' games, and at £8.00 in the C.E.X store, it was a whole lot cheaper.

      One big difference, of course, with this game to the 'Just Dance' is the music. Instead of pop songs found on the latter, 'Dance on Broadway' has some great songs featured in musicals. The first downfall, though, is that unlike the 50 plus songs found on 'Just Dance', you only get 20 songs on Broadway. These songs include;

      All That Jazz (Chicago)
      Aquarious (Hair)
      Let The Sunshine In (Hair)
      Bend & Snap (Legally Blonde)
      Cabaret (Cabaret)
      Dream girls (Dream girls)
      Fame (Fame)
      Good Morning, Baltimore (Hairspray)
      I Just Can't Wait To Be King (The Lion King)
      Little Shop Of Horrors (Little Shop Of Horrors)
      Luck Be a Lady (Guys And Dolls)
      Lullaby Of Broadway (42nd Street)
      Money, Money (Cabaret)
      My Favourite Things (Sound Of Music)
      One Night Only (Dream girls)
      Roxie (Chicago)
      Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
      Thoroughly Modern Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
      Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
      We're In The Money (42nd Street)
      You Can't Stop The Beat (Hairspray)

      The game play is similar to that of Just Dance with the use of one Wii remote held in your hand and you need to follow the moves to score points. If you miss moves, you are also at risk of losing points. This is quite fun with multiplayer, though I found single dances didn't really need this, though it is an added bonus. The problem with following the moves, though, is that you really need to be precise. Now we don't have motion plus on our remotes, so it is possible that this might work better when using that, though without it and as our remotes stand, the detection is limited, and for youngsters, it seems a lot harder.

      The music itself is varied as you can see from above, though I felt that there was no real power in the songs. Some songs were different to how I remember them, and some of the voices are a little annoying. The added bonus is that the lyrics are shown on screen so spectators can sing along too!

      Another downfall is that you can not change your profile to your own name, or work to unlock any special features which really gives you nothing to work towards which is a shame.

      In comparison to 'Just Dance' I feel that it is a let down, though it still gets you up and moving about and does hold a little bit of fun so it is not a complete waste of money.

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        12.02.2012 17:27
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        4 stars

        Being a really big fan of Just Dance for the Wii, we are always looking out for similar games that we can play with the children. Having two young girly girls, they love to dance and being absolutely useless myself I encourage them to watch other people and not myself! This game was perfect for just that and follows much the same idea as Just Dance but instead of pop music this game follows, you guessed it, 20 songs from various popular musicals.

        The game allows four players to dance at one time in the usual way you would expect with the Wii, controller in one hand. The format of the game is very simple and easy to navigate around. The initial screen allows you to simply navigate left or right to select a song. The only downside I found to this, is that you have to select the song and go into a new screen to hear a sample of the song, rather than it being played as you scroll through. This would have been much better for this game, as we didn't know quite a few of the songs by name and a little reminder would have been handy without having to go into the song. Once a song is selected the concept is simple, you dance in rhythm (if possible!) as similarly as possible to the on screen performer you have chosen on screen. The Wii remote will work with the sensor to compare your moves to that of the on screen performer and calculate your score accordingly. There are three possible ratings that can be given for dance moves and are X, Ok and Great. The more Ok's or Greats you achieve the more the scoring gauge will fill up. If you score a lot of Ok's or Great's in a row then the gauge will set on fire and give you bonus points. This fire power ends when you next miss a move.

        For spectators of the game (often me as I'm too rubbish to dance!), the lyrics of the song stream across the top of the screen and are handy for the lesser known songs. This can be turned off in the menu if its turning into too much of a distraction! There are also anticipation moves on the bottom of the screen giving you an idea of the next move. This is handy when you get into the song more and start getting some rhythm, you can actually end up looking like quite a good dancer if you follow the moves!

        One thing that is different about this game to Just Dance is the 4 characters within each song may be dancing the same moves or in some songs, have different moves. You have to keep a close eye on your character and not the other players characters and can be fun when you have four people all trying to do different dance moves! This can sometimes work out that you have a relatively simple routine while the person next to you has a complex move to master.

        The twenty songs include:

        All That Jazz (Chicago)
        Aquarious (Hair)
        Let The Sunshine In (Hair)
        Bend & Snap (Legally Blonde)
        Cabaret (Cabaret)
        Dream girls (Dream girls)
        Fame (Fame)
        Good Morning, Baltimore (Hairspray)
        I Just Can't Wait To Be King (The Lion King)
        Little Shop Of Horrors (Little Shop Of Horrors)
        Luck Be a Lady (Guys And Dolls)
        Lullaby Of Broadway (42nd Street)
        Money, Money (Cabaret)
        My Favourite Things (Sound Of Music)
        One Night Only (Dream girls)
        Roxie (Chicago)
        Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
        Thoroughly Modern Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
        Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
        We're In The Money (42nd Street)
        You Can't Stop The Beat (Hairspray)

        My favourite has to be the Time Warp, but I loved the song anyway so perhaps biased! My children obviously love I Just Can't Wait To Be King from the Lion King but will happily try others they have never heard of.

        I liked the effects of the game and is easy to follow with characters having different coloured outfits so you know which colour you are. In contrast to Just Dance, Dance on Broadway has cartoon characters rather than the neon silhouette of real dancers on Just Dance, but I quite liked that it had taken a different style to Just Dance. This game certainly didn't feel like a follow on from Just Dance despite the similarities in the games.

        One massive downfall of this game, in my opinion, is that you cannot change the names of the players from Player 1 etc and there isn't a leader board to record scores. I found this really strange in a game which gives out scores, and with a little bit of light competition amongst players, it would have been better had the option been there. This makes the game loose a whole star : (

        Dance on Broadway is currently on sale on Amazon for £9.

        Recommended as a good bit of family fun.

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          26.03.2011 19:21
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          Fun game but not a fave for me.

          As a fan of Just Dance, when I saw this on offer I thought I'd give it a go. Like Just Dance, you hold the Wii controller in your hand whilst replicating movements shown on screen, instead of modern pop music, this game is set to a backdrop of musical songs such as Little Shop and Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and All That Jazz from Chicago.

          First, whilst the game should be compatible with the Wii Motion Plus add on, I found it almost impossible to score highly unless I took the motion plus off the controller, which was fiddly and an annoyance.

          The songs are really good and catchy, suitable for all ages, and would appeal to musical fans and non-musical fans. I have to say the pace is slower than Just Dance, so this is not really a good game to have a bit of a work out with.

          The instructions were simple for how to play and not needed if you are experienced with similar games, however I found it harder to score highly on this than other dance games, and some of the moves are not clear on how they should be done to score. This is infuriating, and was replicated when trying to play with a group.

          The game is multi-player, perfect for the Wii, and depending on the song, you all perform the same moves or different moves, which makes the game more exciting.

          Overall a fun game, but the different dance moves can make it frustrating as can the slow pace.

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            05.01.2011 19:49
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            A fabulous game for the dancer in everybody!

            A massive fan of Just Dance for the Wii, I was ecstatic when they released this little charm of a game: Dance On Broadway. I have been told that it isn't the same game as Just Dance (so, not a follow on from the original), but it certainly follows the same format (and that information came from my brother, so don't hold me to it!). Anyway, loving Just Dance, I jumped at the chance of buying this latest game and giving it a try - and a massive fan of musicals, I knew it wouldn't let me down!

            So how do you play?

            Up to four people can play at a time with this game, and the rules are simple: you hold your remote in your right hand, and mirror the dancers on the screen. You are then marked on your musicality, fluidity and execution of each movement, with three grades - Great, OK and X, which means Miss. The person at the end of the song with the highest score, wins! You can boost your points bar by acheiving multiple Greats in a row - this gives you a points power up, which ends when you miss the next Great.

            Songs are selected on a scrolling screen, and once chosen, you can pick your character. A great feature on this game is that certain songs have different movements for each character. This is hilarious, as I found myself missing my movements because I was copying my sister half the time! Each character within each song is highlighted by different coloured clothing, so you never forget who you are! The only thing with this is sometimes, one player has a very boring part, whilst another gets a rather difficult routine to master - so choose your characters wisely!

            What songs are featured on the game?

            There are twenty songs in total on the game, from some of the most popular stage shows past and present:

            All That Jazz (Chicago)
            Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (Hair)
            Bend & Snap (Legally Blonde)
            Cabaret (Cabaret)
            Dreamgirls (Dreamgirls)
            Fame (Fame)
            Good Morning, Baltimore (Hairspray)
            I Just Can't Wait To Be King (The Lion King)
            Little Shop Of Horrors (Little Shop Of Horrors)
            Luck Be a Lady (Guys And Dolls)
            Lullaby Of Broadway (42nd Street)
            Money, Money (Cabaret)
            My Favourtie Things (Sound Of Music)
            One Night Only (Dreamgirls)
            Roxie (Chicago)
            Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
            Thoroughly Modern Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
            Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
            We're In The Money (42nd Street)
            You Can't Stop The Beat (Hairspray)

            Personally, I love Bend & Snap, although the dance is pretty difficult to rack up points on. For an easy ride, try either of the Dreamgirls songs. They make you feel like Beyonce, but are simple to follow - just how I like it!

            What are the graphics like on the game?

            Now, I confess I am not a hardcore gaming fan. To me, a picture is a picture, and whilst I can see the difference when comparisons are put side by side, unless this is done, most things that are clear pictured and obviously not fuzzy edged look good to me. But, I can say that the pictures used in the game are much better than the neon blur that is used in Just Dance. Dance On Broadway uses clearer images of the dancers on screen, making it easier to follow, whilst using colours which are easy on the eyes for longer than five minutes - always a bonus!

            Anything else we might like to know?

            You can select on the options menu whether you want the lyrics in your music or not - a great opportunity to turn the game into a bit of a karaoke as well as a dance off with your friends! The lyrics to each song appear at the top of the screen (again you can turn this off if you desire), so you can sing to your hearts content!
            You don't need much space to play this game either - it's all about controlling that Wii remote!

            Where can I buy the game? How much is it?

            Having done a little research, it seems the game is retailing around the £20 mark. I bought it from Asda, at just £19.75, and I believe it is available from most larger supermarkets, as well as HMV, Game and online. This is as well as all leading games stores - these are just the ones I have definately seen it in!

            So would you recommend this game?

            Definately! It's a great way of getting the family moving, active and fit, whilst having fun. It's a brilliant party starter as well - at twenty years old, and with friends as old as twenty five, we still find massive amusement in this game, and get it out every time we feel like a bit of a laugh or a happiness boost!

            Musicals are an ever popular feauture, with plenty of them being made into films, and this game is great for any musical fanatic. There's not a single song on there that I didn't know - although maybe that's because I work in the show business already... Either way, everybody can sing along to the songs, bounce around to the beat, and enjoy themselves with such a fantastic game.

            Just as good as Just Dance, if not better, it's a must have for any Wii fanatic! Brilliant!

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              12.11.2010 12:16
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              Good family fun!

              I love musicals and all the fabulous songs and dances in them, so when T saw that there was a Wii game called Dance on Broadway, I thought it would be a lot of fun. My husband bought if for me for my birthday a couple of months ago and since then it has had a lot of play - although it's mainly been my five year old daughter who has been dancing!

              In many ways, this game is very similar to Just Dance which you can also play on the Wii. You can choose from twenty different songs that come from fifteen great musicals such as Chicago, The Sound of Music, The Lion King and Mary Poppins. You can select your song from the menu and then decide which of four dancers you want to be. You then select that dancer and follow the moves throughout the song in order to see how well that you do. The aim is to dance in rhythm as closely to your chosen on-screen dancer and your moves are registered because you are holding the wii remote. You can just follow what the dancer is doing on the screen but there are also anticipation icons that scroll across the bottom of the screen to show you what you have to do next. You do need to check which dancer each icon is relating to although generally it is pretty easy to work out as the icons on the left tend to relate to the left hand dancers and similarly with the right hand ones.

              You score points for the accuracy of your movements and these are either judged as great. OK or a miss. Each dancer has a gauge that fills up according to how many points they are scoring and then at the end of the game you get to see your score. One of the things that I don't like about this game (and it's the same for Just Dance) is that there does not seem to be any where to save your score. I am quite competitive, especially with myself, and I always like to do better than last time. With this game though, unless I write my score down, I can't remember what my score was. I can't understand why they don't include a leader board as I think it would greatly add to my enjoyment.

              When you are playing any of the songs, the lyrics appear at the top of the screen. I like this feature and love singing along, and it actually also helps my younger daughter with her reading because each word changes colour when it is being sung.

              One of the best things about this game is the colourful scenes and the brilliant costumes that the characters wear. They are all very much in keeping with the musicals that they come from. Therefore if you are dancing along to All That Jazz from Chicago your character will be wearing a very raunchy outfit whereas in My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music, the costume is much prettier and old fashioned.

              If you have four Wii remotes, you can have four people all dancing together - provided you have the space of course! We only have two remotes but often my daughters love dancing along together although they do argue sometimes about both wanting to be the same character! They love the instant feedback they get about their dancing and love seeing who will fill their gauge most. It has also got them interested in lots of different musicals. I think that my youngest daughter has now fallen in love with the Time Warp because of this game.

              I enjoy Dance on Broadway and it is also a pretty good way of getting some additional exercise as well as having some fun with your family. I definitely recommend it and think that it would make an ideal Christmas present. It is currently available on Amazon for £16.99 (November 2010).

              The entire playlist is:

              All That Jazz Chicago
              Roxie Chicago
              Time Warp Rocky Horror Picture Show
              Cabaret Cabaret
              Money, Money Cabaret
              Dreamgirls Dreamgirls
              One Night Only Dreamgirls
              Luck Be a Lady Guys and Dolls
              We're in the Money 42nd Street
              Lullaby of Broadway 42nd Street
              Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins
              You Can't Stop the Beat Hairspray
              My Favourite Things Sound of Music
              Bend & Snap Legally Blonde
              Thoroughly Modern Millie Thoroughly Modern Millie
              Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors
              Aquarius - Sunshine medley Hair
              Fame Fame
              Good Morning Baltimore Hairspray
              Just Can't Wait to be King The Lion King

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                27.09.2010 21:40
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                I picked up this game for my wii the other day from my local game shop for £20 I was drawn to the DANCE bit mainly. I enjoyed Just Dance and thought this looked like fun to turns out it is made by Ubisoft the creatures of Just Dance as well. The difference between this game and Just Dance is in this game you dance to musc from musicals instead of modern day tracks.

                The game was released 2nd July 2010 so it is still fairly new and I hadn't actually seen it before.

                It is a game you can play alone or with up to 3 friends. Some of the tracks on this include 'My favourite things' from The Sound of Music, 'Little Shop of Horrors' from Little Shop of Horrors and 'The Time Warp' from
                The Rocky Horror Show to name but a few. As this game is based on musicals I would say you would have to be a fan of them to really enjoy this game.

                In the same way as Just Dance you follow the online characters as they move to the music the difference being in this one you get to choose which character you are from a choice of 4. You then follow that characters move and not all the characters move in the same way so you have been warned. On some of the songs 2 people follow one set of dance moves whilst another 2 follow another set of moves. On other tracks such as 'My Favourite Things' 1 of you will take on the main dancer role and others will take on backing dancer roles.

                You get scored as you dance the same way as other dance games do so it's fun to compete with your friends.

                I will say that this game does take some getting used to as you have to learn different characters moves. Once you get used to it its fun and also more challenging than Just Dance because there is more than 1 dance to do to each track and you can swap characters to learn more moves.

                Here is the full track list so you can see if you fancy it for yourself

                All That Jazz - Chicago
                Aquarius - Sunshine medley - Hair
                Bend & Snap - Legally Blonde
                Cabaret - Cabaret
                Dreamgirls - Dreamgirls
                Fame - Fame
                Good Morning Baltimore - Hairspray
                Just Can't Wait to be King - Lion KingThe Lion King
                Little Shop of Horrors - Little Shop of Horrors
                Luck Be a Lady - Guys and Dolls
                Lullaby of Broadway - Gold Diggers of 1935/42nd Street
                Money SongThe Money Song - Cabaret
                My Favourite Things - Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music
                One Night Only - Dreamgirls
                Roxie - Chicago
                Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Mary Poppins
                Thoroughly Modern Millie - Thoroughly Modern Millie
                Time WarpThe Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show
                We're in the MoneyWe're in the Money - Gold Diggers of 1933/42nd Street
                You Can't Stop the Beat - Hairspray

                Some of these I don't know but I still like to give it ago. Before you give every game ago it tells you how difficult the track is so start off with the 1 star ones for beginners.

                3 stars I do enjoy it but the variety of different moves does get confusing not one for playing when you have had a drink.

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