Dance on Broadway

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Dance on Broadway
Dance on Broadway.jpg
PAL Box art
Developer(s) Longtail Studios
AiLive
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Wii, PlayStation 3[1]
Release date(s) Wii
NA 20100615June 15, 2010

AUS 20100624June 24, 2010
EU 20100702July 2, 2010
PlayStation 3
NA March 17, 2011[2]
EU 20110318March 18, 2011
AUS 20110324March 24, 2011

Genre(s) Music, Rhythm
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution Wii Optical Disc (dual-layer), Blu-ray Disc

Dance on Broadway is a 2010 rhythm game for the Wii and PlayStation 3. Published by Ubisoft Paris - creators of the Just Dance video game franchise - Dance on Broadway is similarly a dance-based music game but with songs taken from stage musicals rather than popular music. In addition, it is part of the Just Dance franchise.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay during the "Aquarius/Sunshine medley."

The game has one main game mode, in which players can choose from any of the game's 20 tracks and attempt - singly or with up to three additional players - to follow the on-screen dancers and instructions using the Wii remote. Most songs feature all players performing the same moves in synch with one another, but some involve individual steps for certain players; e.g. in "My Favourite Things", one player takes on the role of Maria von Trapp, doing different steps from the others, who play as three of the von Trapp children. Different steps for different players are represented through the use of different-colored silhouettes and on-screen dancers.

Players are scored on how closely their actions follow the actions on-screen and on how many consecutive successful moves they make. A progress bar displays the players' points throughout the song and a winner is revealed at the end of each track.

Song list[edit]

The game includes 20 showtunes (Please note that the following are from the Wii Version):

Song title Artist Show Difficulty Effort Year Dancers
"All That Jazz" Velma Kelly Chicago 1 2 1975 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (2014) The 5th Dimension Hair 1 1 1969 ♀/♀/♂/♂
"Bend & Snap" Cast of Legally Blonde Legally Blonde 2 3 2001 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Cabaret" Cast of Cabaret Cabaret 3 2 1972 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Dreamgirls" Cast of Dreamgirls Dreamgirls 1 2 1981 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Fame" (1)/(3D)/(G) Irene Cara Fame 1 3 1980 ♀/♀/♂/♂
"Good Morning Baltimore" Cast of Hairspray Hairspray 1 1 2002 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Just Can't Wait to be King" Cast of The Lion King The Lion King 2 2 1994 ♀/♂/♂/♂
"Little Shop of Horrors" Cast of Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors 2 3 1982 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Luck Be a Lady" Robert Alda Guys and Dolls 3 2 1950 ♂/♀/♀/♂
"Lullaby of Broadway" Wini Shaw Gold Diggers of 1935 2 2 1935 ♂/♀/♂/♀
"Money, MoneyMoney, Money" Cast of Cabaret Cabaret 3 3 1972 ♂/♀/♂/♀
"My Favorite Things" Julie Andrews The Sound of Music 1 2 1959 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"One Night Only" Cast of Dreamgirls Dreamgirls 3 3 1981 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Roxie" Roxie Hart Chicago 1 2 1975 ♂/♂/♂/♀
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (DP) Cast of Mary Poppins Mary Poppins 2 3 1964 ♂/♀/♀/♂
"Thoroughly Modern Millie" Cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie Thoroughly Modern Millie 3 3 1967 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"Time Warp" (4) Cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rocky Horror Show 3 3 1975 ♂/♂/♀/♀
"We're in the Money" Ginger Rogers Gold Diggers of 1933 2 3 1933 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"You Can't Stop the Beat" Cast of Hairspray Hairspray 2 2 2002 ♀/♀/♀/♀

Criticism[edit]

The game currently has a score of 48/100 on Metacritic, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews."[3]

The Guardian called "the short, 20 song line-up...disappointing" and complained that the game's motion-tracking "fails miserably" but conceded this flaw "doesn't detract from the fun of the game in the slightest."[4]

GameFocus criticized the absence of a career mode, saying that the game is "lacking in terms of a sense of progression and/or accomplishment" but called it as an easy-to-pick-up game for younger players.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ubisoft - Dance on Broadway". Ubisoft. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sliwinski, Alexander (February 17, 2011). "Dance on Broadway performs with Move this March". Joystiq. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dance on Broadway". Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Atkin, Felix (11 July 2010). "Dance on Broadway". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dance on Broadway". Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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