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Just Dance 2014
Just Dance 2014 Official NTSC Cover Art.jpg
the Wii version of the game
Developer(s) Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Milan
Ubisoft Reflections
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Pune
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Barcelona
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Producer(s) Ubisoft
Series Just Dance
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360
  • EU: 1 October 2013
  • AU: 1 October 2013
  • UK: 4 October 2013
  • NA: 8 October 2013
PlayStation 4
  • NA: 15 November 2013
  • EU: 29 November 2013
  • AU: 29 November 2013
Xbox One
  • NA: 22 November 2013
  • EU: 22 November 2013
  • AU: 22 November 2013
Genre(s) Music game
Mode(s) Single-player video game Edit this on Wikidata

Just Dance 2014 is a dance video game developed by Ubisoft Paris, in collaboration with Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Montpellier. The fifth main installment in the franchise, it was officially announced at Ubisoft's E3 2013 press event, and released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U on 9 October 2013, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as launch titles on 15 November and 22 November 2013 respectively.[1] A sequel, Just Dance 2015 was released in October 2014.

The game introduced several new features to the franchise, including expanded second screen support for Wii U and Xbox platforms, the ability to record and share video clips of gameplay on supported platforms, and online multiplayer through the "World Dance Floor" mode.

Gameplay

As in previous installments, players must mimic the routine of an on-screen dancer to a chosen song, scoring points based on their accuracy.[2]

Selected songs now feature "On Stage" modes—routines in which one player dances in a lead role while others perform as backup dancers.[3] The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions also include routines that can be played by up to six players at once.[2] The "AutoDance" feature allows users to record footage of their gameplay, which can then be uploaded to the Just Dance website or shared on social networks.[2][3] If a microphone is available, players can also earn bonus "Mojo" points for singing along with the song.[2][3][4]

Online multiplayer was added by means of a ghost data system, as well a new mode known as "World Dance Floor"—in which players compete against others simultaneously on the same song in a massively multiplayer setting. Players can join in at any time, compare their performance against other players during and after each song, and increase their level by playing more often. Occasionally, players can vote to decide on the next song.[4]

Additional second screen features are available on the Wii U and Xbox versions of the game using a Wii U GamePad or Xbox SmartGlass; users can manage playlists, and manipulate gameplay and routines in the "Party Master" mode. The GamePad's camera can also be used to record AutoDance footage and serve as a microphone for karaoke.[2][5]

Also, there was a mode called Just Dance DJ, which allowed you to switch to the next song without going to the menu. However, it was removed for unknown reasons.

Soundtrack

There are a total of 50 songs in the main soundtrack.

Song Artist Year
"99 Luftballons" Rutschen Planeten (as made famous by Nena) 1983
"Alfonso Signorini (Eroe Nazionale)"[a] Fedez 2013
"Applause" Lady Gaga 2013
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" The Sunlight Shakers (as made famous by The 5th Dimension) 1969
"Blame It on the Boogie" Mick Jackson (as made famous by The Jacksons) 1978
"Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams 2013
"C'mon" Ke$ha 2012
"Candy" Robbie Williams 2012
"Careless Whisper" George Michael 1984
"Could You Be Loved" Bob Marley 1980
"Dançando"[b] Ivete Sangalo 2013
"Danse (Pop Version)"[a] TAL 2013
"Feel So Right" Imposs featuring Konshens 2013
"Feel This Moment" Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera 2013
"Fine China" Chris Brown 2013
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" The Girly Team (as made famous by Irene Cara) 1983
"Follow the Leader" Wisin and Yandel featuring Jennifer Lopez 2012
"Gentleman" PSY 2013
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" ABBA 1979
"Get Lucky" Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams 2013
"Ghostbusters" Ray Parker, Jr. 1984
"I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry 2008
"I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor 1978
"In the Summertime" Mungo Jerry 1970
"Isidora" Bog Bog Orkestar 1952
"It's You" Duck Sauce 2013
"Just a Gigolo" Louis Prima 1956
"Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis 2008
"Kiss You" One Direction 2013
"Limbo" Daddy Yankee 2012
"Love Boat" Frankie Bostello (as made famous by Jack Jones) 1979
"María" Ricky Martin 1995
"Miss Understood" Sammie 2013
"Moskau" Dancing Bros. (as made famous by Dschinghis Khan) 1979
"Nitro Bot" Sentai Express 2013
"Pound the Alarm" Nicki Minaj 2012
"Prince Ali" Disney's Aladdin (as made famous by Robin Williams) 1992
"Rich Girl" Gwen Stefani featuring Eve 2004
"Safe and Sound"[c] Capital Cities 2011
"She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" David Guetta featuring Sia 2011
"Starships" Nicki Minaj 2012
"thatPOWER" will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber 2013
"The Other Side"[b] Jason Derulo 2013
"The Way" Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller 2013
"Troublemaker" Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida 2012
"Turn Up the Love" Far East Movement featuring Cover Drive 2012
"Waking Up in Vegas" [c][b] Katy Perry 2009
"Where Have You Been" Rihanna 2011
"Wild" Jessie J featuring Big Sean 2013
"Y.M.C.A" Village People 1978

Downloadable content

Additional songs and routines for Just Dance 2014 were released as downloadable content. Some DLC songs were re-issues of songs released as DLC for previous editions.

The game offers downloadable content songs for the player to download. One of them is free of charge.

Song Artist Year Release Date
"Roar" (FDLC) Katy Perry 2013 1 October 2013
"Pound the Alarm" ("Extreme" alternate routine) Nicki Minaj 2012 1 October 2013
"Can't Hold Us" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 2012 1 October 2013
"Wake Me Up" Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc 2013 1 October 2013
"What About Love" Austin Mahone 2013 26 November 2013
"American Girl" Bonnie McKee 2013 26 November 2013
"One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" One Direction 2013 26 November 2013
"Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO 2011 26 November 2013
"Blurred Lines" ("Extreme" alternate routine) Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams 2013 26 November 2013
"The Other Side"[a] (PAL) Jason Derulo 2013 26 November 2013
"We Can't Stop" (X) Miley Cyrus 2013 26 November 2013
"Dançando" (PAL) Ivete Sangalo 2013 17 December 2013
"Don't You Worry Child" Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin 2012 17 December 2013
"I Need Your Love" Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding 2013 17 December 2013
"Can't Get Enough" Becky G featuring Pitbull 2013 17 December 2013
"My Main Girl" MainStreet 2013 17 December 2013
"Gangnam Style" (JD4DLC) PSY 2012 17 December 2013 (JD4 re-release)
"Applause" ("Official Choreography" alternate routine) Lady Gaga 2013 17 December 2013
"#thatPOWER" ("On Stage" routine) will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber 2013 17 December 2013
"Timber" Pitbull featuring Ke$ha 2013 11 February 2014
"Just Dance" ("Sweat" routine) Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis 2008 11 February 2014
"Die Young" (JD4DLC) Ke$ha 2012 11 February 2014
"Rock N Roll" Avril Lavigne 2013 11 February 2014
"Die Young" (JD4DLC) Ke$ha 2012 11 February 2014 (JD4 re-release)
"Funhouse" (JD4DLC) Pink 2009 11 February 2014 (JD4 re-release)
"Part of Me" (JD4DLC) Katy Perry 2012 27 March 2014 (JD4 re-release)
"Moves Like Jagger" (JD4) Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)
"Beauty and a Beat" (JD4) Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj 2012 22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)
"We R Who We R" (JD4DLC) Ke$ha 2010 22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)
"One Thing" (JD4DLC) One Direction 2012 22 April 2014 (JD4 re-release)
"Waking Up in Vegas" Katy Perry 2009 22 April 2014
"The World Is Ours"[d] David Correy featuring Monobloco 2014 9 May 2014
  • (PAL) means that it is only a DLC for PAL versions
  • (JD4) means that it is a song in the original track list of Just Dance 4
  • (JD4DLC) means it is also a DLC for Just Dance 4
  • (FDLC) means that it is a free DLC
  • (X) means that the song has been removed from the game, and appeared later in Just Dance 2015 as DLC.
  1. ^ a b c PAL regions only
  2. ^ a b c NTSC regions only. Available as DLC for PAL regions.
  3. ^ a b Requires unlock code obtained through sponsored promotion
  4. ^ Coca-Cola promotional song, unavailable inside of United States and Canada

Reception

IGN praised Just Dance 2014's continued focus on being a casual party game in comparison to the more sophisticated nature of Dance Central, acknowledging its "accessible, silly, and endearingly creative" routines, the "On Stage" routines providing "a stage for particularly ostentatious dancers to shine" that "[brims] with sexual tension, an essential element of any classic party game from Truth or Dare to Twister", and increasing production values over previous installments, but also noting that its soundtrack was skewed more towards recent music. It was also noted that the World Dance Floor mode could help players who cannot decide on a song due to the game's large soundtrack. In conclusion, giving the game a 7.9 out of 10, IGN explained that "Just Dance 2014 exerts no pressure, and demands no skill. It just invites you to have fun with it, whoever you are and whatever music you like. It’s wildly silly, creative and colourful, relying on daft, characterful choreography and to evoke a party atmosphere that puts everyone at ease."[2]

References

  1. ^ McElroy, Griffin (10 June 2013). "Just Dance 2014 coming to 'all motion control platforms,' in October, also coming to next-gen". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Just Dance 2014 Wii U review: It'll be okay". IGN. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Corriea, Alexa Ray (13 June 2013). "Just Dance 2014 gets MMO mode, will be PS4, Xbox One launch title". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "World Dance Floor is Just Dance 2014's 'biggest departure'". Polygon. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Games Breaking New Ground with Xbox SmartGlass: Dead Rising 3, Project Spark, Just Dance 2014". Xbox Wire. Microsoft. Retrieved 27 June 2015.