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
EngineGamebryo[1]
Platform(s)Wii, PlayStation 3
ReleaseWii
  • NA: June 15, 2010
  • AU: June 24, 2010
  • EU: July 2, 2010
PlayStation 3
  • NA: March 17, 2011[2]
  • EU: March 18, 2011
  • AU: March 24, 2011
Genre(s)Music, Rhythm
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

Dance on Broadway is a 2010 rhythm game for the Wii and PlayStation 3. Published by Ubisoft - 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 ♀/♀/♀/♀
"I Just Can't Wait to Be King" Cast of Disney's The Lion King Disney's 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 ♀/♀/♀/♀

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PS3Wii
GameSpotN/A4/10[3]
NGamerN/A37%[4]
ONMN/A48%[5]
Common Sense MediaN/A2/5 stars[6]
The Daily TelegraphN/A6/10[7]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings30%[8]48%[9]
MetacriticN/A48/100[10]

The Wii version received "generally unfavorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[10]

The Observer called "the short, 20 song line-up...disappointing" and complained that the Wii version's motion-tracking "fails miserably", but conceded that this flaw "doesn't detract from the fun of the game in the slightest."[11] GameFocus criticized the absence of a career mode, saying that said console version 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.[12]

The Daily Telegraph gave the same Wii version a score of six out of ten and said that the controls were "a little ropy and its depth severely lacking, but these aren't concerns that will trouble the audience it's aimed at. Not only that, but it's tremendous entertainment value. Just ask my other half. She hasn't laughed this much in ages."[7] However, The Guardian gave it a score of two stars out of five and said that it "will appeal to fans of Just Dance, of show tunes, and of games that provide an excuse to get up and throw yourself around your front room. Lyrics are displayed during the songs to allow players to sing along and as a party game it will provide plenty of cheap giggles. Some people will love it. And they knew they would from the moment they saw the title."[13] Common Sense Media gave the same console version two stars out of five and said it was "noteworthy for the fact that it celebrates Broadway music -- something not many games can say -- but it is not a worthwhile gaming experience."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Published Titles". Gamebryo. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Sliwinski, Alexander (February 17, 2011). "Dance on Broadway performs with Move this March". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Walton, Mark (July 21, 2010). "Dance on Broadway Review (Wii)". GameSpot. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Review: Dance on Broadway". Nintendo Gamer. August 2010. p. 67.
  5. ^ "Dance on Broadway review". Official Nintendo Magazine. September 2010. p. 89.
  6. ^ a b Raby, Mark (2010). "Dance on Broadway (Wii)". Common Sense Media. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Cowen, Nick (July 26, 2010). "Dance On Broadway video game review (Wii)". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Dance on Broadway for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Dance on Broadway for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Dance on Broadway for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  11. ^ Atkin, Felix (July 10, 2010). "Dance on Broadway (Wii)". The Observer. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  12. ^ Djordjevic, Marco (July 20, 2010). "Dance on Broadway (Wii)". GameFocus. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  13. ^ Bandini, Paolo (September 3, 2010). "Dance on Broadway for Wii". The Guardian. Retrieved September 3, 2017.

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