My son had to tag along with me to work the past couple days. He wasn’t all that thrilled.
So when we finally got home, I told him to ‘get to work’ at his own job. And he darted for the TV full speed ahead with a big smile on his face.
Say whaaa??? you say?
Yeah… my boy has a pretty cool job. He had the opportunity to test a video game. Or should I say dance video.
So we took the challenge and shook it up with The Smurfs Dance Party!
I know what’cher thinkin’. “Isn’t that game kinda young for those two?”
That’s what I thought too. Until we cranked up the volume, selected the songs we liked and went for it.
And had a BLAST!
How it works
The (human and cartoon) characters based from the current Smurf movie dance on the screen offering just yourself or multi players to copy cat their moves for points. Your movements are picked up via motion sensors through the Wii remote you hold in your right hand, which rack up points based on your accuracy.
The system keeps track of your scores, mistakes, and even counts burned up calories for ya. Well I’ll be…. 🙂
The dance routines are graded from simple to moderate. Once you get more familiar with the routines, you’ll work up to getting a little fancier with your moves. Copying a cartoon figure is a little trickier to follow than a human however you get it pretty quick.
You also have the choice of dancing to just songs or alongside a story, which will further captivate the younger crowd for certain.
Is the music any good?
Actually, yes! There are many of today’s hits on the soundtrack, with a few being:
‘Walk This Way’ by Run DMC
‘A Year Without Rain’ by Selena Gomez and The Scene
‘Higher’ by Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue
‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars
The music targets all ages. From smurf singing to current pop with the artists voices, there’s a little for everyone. You can even download your own songs which I can’t seem to figure out how to do. It must be blindfully obvious or something… 🙂
So, ya ready to witness a little crazy?!? Here’s a little You Tube video below with our dazzling action. 🙂
Although the concept of dancing with Smurfs is young, the fun factor fits with both kids and adults. It’s fun exercise! My 12 year old son wants to turn it on frequently.
Warning: allow your kiddo to play this and you’ll soon be leaving your dishes requesting a turn. 🙂 This is one electronic play thing I’m happy to have running in our home.
Have you tried any of the Wii dance games? Which ones do you like?
Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this UbiChamps blog post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, and was given this game in exchange for this review without financial compensation. All opinions are my own. One place you can purchase the video is HERE.