Just Dance 2

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Just Dance 2
Just Dance 2 Coverart.png
US Box art
Developer(s) Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Milan
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Series Just Dance
Chronology:
L: Just Dance
T: Just Dance 2
N: Just Dance 3
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA 20101012October 12, 2010

EU 20101014October 14, 2010
AU 20101014October 14, 2010
KOR 20111208December 8, 2011

Genre(s) Rhythm
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution Wii Optical Disc

Just Dance 2 is a music game developed and published by Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Milan for the Wii. It is the sequel to Just Dance. It was released in North America on October 12, 2010 and in Australia and Europe on October 14, 2010. The Best Buy Edition was released in North America on November 21, 2010. There are 44 new tracks and new modes.[1] A sequel, Just Dance 3, was released in October 2011.

Gameplay[edit]

The concept of the game is the same as the original Just Dance. Requiring only one Wii Remote per player, up to four people can play at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks. There are four new dance modes. In "Just Dance Mode", players can get together and dance for as long as they want, just for the fun of it. Other options include "Non-Stop Shuffle" for a non-stopping gameplay, and "Medleys", in which short pieces of 5 songs are mixed.

The second new mode, "Duets" allows players to dance together, and in the process forces them to pay more attention to the players around them instead of simply following on-screen prompts.

"Dance Battle Mode" is a team mode that features up to 8-player support. The individual scores are the basis of the overall team scores.

Lastly is "Just Sweat Mode", which is an exercise mode that allows players to measure the energy they expend while dancing as well as set objectives to be met during their dance sessions.

The "Shake" move from the original game is not continued for this version and onward, being replaced with Gold Moves (which gives extra points if gotten right). Also, unlike the "Shake" feature, Gold Moves are present in every song.

Track listing[edit]

The game contains 47 music tracks

Song Artist Difficulty Effort Year Time Mode Dancer(s)
"A-Punk" Vampire Weekend 1 2 2008 2:17 Duet ♂/♀
"Alright" (3DLC)/(G) Supergrass 2 2 1995 3:00 Duet ♀/♂
"Baby Girl"(3DLC)/(4DLC)/(G)/(JN) Reggaeton 3 2 2003 2:45 Solo
"Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" Mika 1 2 2007 4:08 Solo
"Body Movin'" (Fatboy Slim Remix)(G) Beastie Boys 1 3 1998 4:08 Solo
"Call Me" Blondie 2 3 1980 3:32 Solo
"Cosmic Girl"(G)/(3DLC) Jamiroquai 1 2 1996 3:47 Solo
"Crazy in Love"*/(G)/(J) Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z (Studio Musicians) 3 2 2003 3:59 Solo
"D.A.N.C.E." Justice 2 3 2007 4:02 Solo
"Dagomba"(3DLC)/(G)/(4DLC)/(J)/(JN) Sorcerer 2 3 2003 3:43 Solo
"Funkytown"*/(BBE)/(S)/(K) Lipps Inc. (Sweat Inaders) 1 1 1980 3:53 Solo
"Girlfriend"(G)/(J2) Avril Lavigne 2 3 2007 3:36 Duet ♀/♀
"Hey Ya!"(G) Outkast 3 3 2003 3:56 Solo
"Holiday"*/(K) Madonna (The Hit Crew) 2 1 1983 3:46 Solo
"Hot Stuff" (J) Donna Summer 2 1 1979 3:32 Duet ♀/♂
"Idealistic" Digitalism 1 2 2007 4:10 Solo
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" James Brown 2 2 1965 2:48 Solo
"Iko Iko"(3DLC) Mardi Gras 1 2 1953 2:37 Solo
"It's Raining Men"(3DLC)/(G) The Weather Girls 2 3 1983 3:51 Solo
"I Want You Back" The Jackson 5 2 1 1969 2:57 Solo
"Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)"(G)/(S)/(BBE) A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger 2 2 2009 3:48 Solo
"Jump"*/(3DLC)/(G) Kris Kross (Studio Allstars) 3 3 1992 3:15 Duet ♂/♂
"Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)"(3DLC)/(G)/(J) Harry Belafonte 3 2 1961 3:43 Duet ♀/♂
"Jungle Boogie"*/(K) Kool & the Gang (Studio Musicians) 2 2 1973 3:06 Solo
"Katti Kalandal"(3DLC)/(G)/(J) Bollywood 2 2 1980 3:31 Duet ♀/♂
"Monster Mash"* Bobby "Boris" Pickett (The Frighteners) 1 1 1962 3:06 Solo
"Move Your Feet"(G) Junior Senior 3 3 2003 3:01 Solo
"Mugsy Baloney"(3DLC)/(G) Charleston 3 2 1924 2:11 Duet ♀/♂
"Proud Mary"(G) Ike and Tina Turner 2 3 1971 3:59 Solo
"Rasputin"(3DLC)/(G)/(J) Boney M. 3 3 1978 4:07 Solo
"Rockafeller Skank" Fatboy Slim 3 3 1998 3:58 Solo
"SOS" (J)/(JN) Rihanna 3 2 2006 4:00 Solo
"Satisfaction" (Issak Original Extended)(G)/(3DLC) Benny Benassi 1 1 2002 4:46 Solo
"Should I Stay or Should I Go" (BBE) The Clash 1 2 1982 3:06 Solo
"Soul Bossa Nova" Quincy Jones and His Orchestra 1 1 1962 2:48 Duet ♀/♂
"Sway (Quien Sera)" Marine Band 2 1 2003 3:09 Duet ♀/♂
"Sympathy for the Devil" (Fatboy Slim Remix) The Rolling Stones 1 1 1969 4:16 Solo
"Take Me Out" Franz Ferdinand 2 2 2004 3:57 Solo
"That's Not My Name" The Ting Tings 2 1 2008 3:46 Solo
"The Power"(3DLC)/(G) Snap! 2 3 1990 3:49 Solo
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" Cher 2 2 1990 2:52 Duet ♀/♀
"Tik Tok"(G)/(J2) Ke$ha 2 1 2009 3:20 Solo
"Toxic"*/(3DLC)/(G)/(J) Britney Spears (The Hit Crew) 3 1 2003 3:25 Solo
"Viva Las Vegas"(G) Elvis Presley 2 2 1964 2:22 Solo
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (JN) Wham! 1 2 1984 3:50 Solo
"Walk Like an Egyptian"(3DLC) The Bangles 2 2 1986 3:24 Solo
"When I Grow Up" (A) The Pussycat Dolls 2 1 2008 4:05 Solo ♀ (♂/♀/♀)
  • A "*" indicates that the song is a cover version, not the original.
  • A "(BBE)" indicates that the song is a Best Buy Exclusive, which is only for the NTSC region.
  • An "(A)" indicates that the song has alternative dances.
  • A "(3DLC)" indicates that the song is also a DLC in Just Dance 3.
  • A "(4DLC)" indicates that the song is also a DLC in Just Dance 4.
  • A "(K)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Kids.
  • A "(J)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii.
  • A "(J2)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii 2.
  • An "(S)" indicates the song is also on Just Dance Summer Party/Extra Songs.
  • A "(G)" indicates that it is a song on Just Dance: Best Of/Just Dance: Greatest Hits.
  • A "(JN)" indicates that the song is also part of Just Dance Now.
  • "()" brackets indicate the original or cover artist of the cover or sample song.

Downloadable content[edit]

Song Artist Difficulty Effort Year Mode Dancer(s) Release Date Cost
"Firework" (S)/(G) (FRDLC) Katy Perry 1 2 2010 Solo October 12, 2010 0 Wii Points
"Pon de Replay"(S)/(G) Rihanna 2 2 2005 Solo October 12, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Barbie Girl"*/(S)/(G) Aqua (Countdown Dee's Hit Explosion) 1 3 1997 Duet ♀/♂ October 12, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Pump Up the Volume" (S) MARRS 2 2 1987 Solo October 12, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Maniac"*/(S)/(JN) Michael Sembello (The Hit Crew) 2 3 1983 Solo October 28, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Born to Be Wild"(S) Steppenwolf 1 2 1967 Solo October 28, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Professor Pumplestickle"(S)/(3DLC)/(4DLC)/(JN) Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 3 1 2006 Duet ♂/♂ October 28, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Crying Blood" (S) V V Brown 2 2 2008 Solo October 28, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Down by the Riverside"(3DLC)/(S)/(G) (The Reverend Horatio Duncan and Amos Sweets) 2 1 1927 Solo November 26, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Futebol Crazy"(3DLC)/(S)/(G) (The World Cup Girls) 1 2 2009 Solo November 26, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Kung Fu Fighting (Dave Ruffy/Mark Wallis Remix)"(S)/(G)/(K) Carl Douglas 2 2 1974 Duet ♂/♂ December 18, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Mambo No. 5"**/(S)/(G) Lou Bega (The Lemon Cubes) 3 2 1999 Duet ♂/♀ December 18, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Nine in the Afternoon"(S) Panic at the Disco 1 1 2008 Duet ♀/♂ December 18, 2010 300 Wii Points
"It's Not Unusual" Tom Jones 2 2 1965 Solo December 18, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Chicken Payback"(S) A Band of Bees 1 1 2004 Solo December 18, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Crazy Christmas"°/(3DLC) (Santa Clones) 2 3 2010 Solo December 18, 2010 300 Wii Points
"Skin-To-Skin"(3DLC)/(S) Sweat Invaders 1 3 1992 Solo January 16, 2011 300 Wii Points
"You Can't Hurry Love"(S)/(J) The Supremes 2 2 1966 Duet ♀/♀ February 11, 2011 300 Wii Points
"Why Oh Why"(3DLC)/(S) Love Letter 1 1 2009 Duet ♀/♂ February 11, 2011 300 Wii Points
"American Boy" (S) Estelle feat. Kanye West 2 1 2008 Duet ♂/♀ February 11, 2011 300 Wii Points
"Come On Eileen" Dexy's Midnight Runners 3 3 1982 Duet ♀/♂ March 17, 2011 300 Wii Points
"Song 2" (S)/(K2) Blur 2 2 1997 Solo ♂-♀-♂ March 17, 2011 300 Wii Points
"Spice Up Your Life" Spice Girls 3 3 1997 Duet ♀/♀ March 17, 2011 300 Wii Points
"Here Comes the Hotstepper"*/°/(S) Ini Kamoze (The Hit Crew) 2 2 1995 Solo April 15, 2011 300 Wii Points
"Moving on Up"**/(S) M People (The Lemon Cubes) 1 2 1993 Solo June 2, 2011 300 Wii Points
  • A "*" indicates that it is a cover version, not the original.
  • A "**" indicates that the song is the original version if purchased as DLC, but is a cover version in Just Dance Summer Party/Extra Songs.
  • A "°" indicates that the song was free, but was switched to 300 Wii Points.
  • A "(3DLC)" indicates that the song is also a DLC in Just Dance 3.
  • A "(4DLC)" indicates that the song is also a DLC in Just Dance 4.
  • A "(K)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Kids.
  • A "(K2)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Kids 2.
  • A "(J)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii.
  • An "(S)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance: Summer Party.
  • A "(G)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance: Best Of/Just Dance: Greatest Hits.
  • A (FRDLC) indicates that the song is free on some special packaged game boxes.
  • A "(JN)" indicates that the song is part of Just Dance Now.
  • "()" brackets indicate the original or cover artist of the sample or original song.

Reception[edit]

The reviews for Just Dance 2 are mixed to positive. As of March 2012, the game received a reviewer score of 74 on Metacritic[2] and 77 on Gamerankings.com[3] as well as an average user rating of 6.6 on Metacritic.

IGN UK praised the game for being 'Excellently choreographed, amusingly varied and much better-presented than the original...' and gave it an 8 out of 10, in stark contrast to the score of 2 out of 10 given to the original.

Official Nintendo Magazine UK gave the game a 72%, saying that 'There's nothing sophisticated under the hood,' but praised the choreography, calling it 'great fun' and the music selection 'brilliant.'

As of October 2012, Just Dance 2 was reported to be the Wii's most played Just Dance game in the United States, according to the totals hours and average hours reported on the Wii's Nintendo Channel.[4] The game won the 2011 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Video Game.

Sales[edit]

Just Dance 2 has been a huge commercial success for Ubisoft, which has sold 6 million copies worldwide and has sold over 2 million copies in just the United States alone.

Just Dance Summer Party[edit]

Main article: Just Dance: Summer Party

Just Dance Summer Party
Developer(s) Ubisoft Paris
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Series Just Dance
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) EU 20110717July 17, 2011

NA 20110719July 19, 2011

Just Dance Summer Party (Just Dance 2: Extra Songs in Europe) is a game that features all of the DLC and Best Buy exclusive songs (except for "It's Not Unusual", "Crazy Christmas", "Spice Up Your Life", "Come on Eileen", and "Should I Stay or Should I Go"). It was released on July 17, 2011 in Europe and July 19, 2011 in North America.

Note: There is an error on the cover in the NTSC region, "Should I Stay or Should I Go" is on the cover although the song is not featured in the game, and the PAL region cover has "It's Not Unusual".

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