EyeToy: Groove

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EyeToy: Groove
EyeToy Groove.jpg
European cover
Developer(s) SCE London Studio
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Series EyeToy
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release
  • EU: November 14, 2003
  • NA: April 20, 2004
  • JP: June 24, 2004
Genre(s) Dancing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

EyeToy: Groove is a dancing game developed by SCE London Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on November 14, 2003 in Europe, on April 20, 2004 in North America, and on June 24, 2004 in Japan as EyeToy: FuriFuri Dance Tengoku. In EyeToy: Groove the player must hit targets with their arms on the edges of the screen to the beat of the music.

The game also includes a built-in calorie counter which estimates calories burned based on the player's weight. Players can usually burn around 5-20 calories per song. There are rewards available for high amounts of calories burned. There is also a mode that allows players to design their own moves for the songs.

Gameplay[edit]

Building on from the 'Beat Freak' mode from EyeToy: Play, players must hit targets on the edges of the screen with their arms in time to the music. There will sometimes be stars that require players to follow it from one position to the other. There are also freestyle segments in which players earn points by freely moving about on screen.

Music[edit]

There are 28 songs from several different artists including The Cheeky Girls, Daniel Bedingfield, Mis-Teeq, Earth, Wind & Fire, 5ive, Elvis Presley, Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Good Charlotte, Jessica Simpson, Sugababes, Las Ketchup, Madonna, and Village People.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 7/10[2]
EGM 7.67/10[3]
Eurogamer 6/10[4]
Famitsu 24/40[5]
Game Informer 6/10[6]
GamePro 4/5 stars[9]
GameSpot 7.3/10[7]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[8]
GameZone 8.5/10[10]
IGN 7.5/10[11]
OPM (US) 4.5/5 stars[12]
Entertainment Weekly A−[13]

The game received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one seven, one five, and two sixes for a total of 24 out of 40.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EyeToy: Groove for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Edge staff (January 2004). "EyeToy: Groove". Edge (132): 103. 
  3. ^ EGM staff (May 2004). "Eyetoy [sic]: Groove". Electronic Gaming Monthly (178): 90. Archived from the original on May 31, 2004. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ Reed, Kristan (November 6, 2003). "EyeToy: Groove". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "EyeToy: FuriFuri Dance Tengoku". Famitsu. 811. July 2, 2004. 
  6. ^ Mason, Lisa (June 2004). "EyeToy: Groove". Game Informer (134): 129. 
  7. ^ Davis, Ryan (April 28, 2004). "EyeToy: Groove Review". GameSpot. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Leeper, Justin (May 1, 2004). "GameSpy: EyeToy: Groove". GameSpy. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ The Vixen (April 21, 2004). "EyeToy: Groove Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ The Bearer (April 26, 2004). "EyeToy: Groove - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  11. ^ Lewis, Ed (April 20, 2004). "EyeToy: Groove". IGN. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ Maragos, Nich (May 2004). "Eyetoy [sic]: Groove". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 97. Archived from the original on May 30, 2004. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  13. ^ "EyeToy: Groove". Entertainment Weekly (760): L2T 19. April 16, 2004. 

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