Just Dance 3

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Just Dance 3
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North American box art
Developer(s)Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Reflections (PlayStation 3)
Ubisoft Montreal (Xbox 360)
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
SeriesJust Dance
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
Wii
Xbox 360
ReleaseWii & Xbox 360
  • NA: October 7, 2011
  • AU: October 11, 2011
  • EU: October 11, 2011
PlayStation 3
  • NA: December 6, 2011
  • AU: December 8, 2011
  • EU: December 9, 2011
Genre(s)Rhythm

Just Dance 3 is a music video game released on the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 with Kinect and Move support respectively for the latter two. It is part of the Just Dance video game series published by Ubisoft originally on the Wii. Just Dance 3 was announced shortly after the release of Just Dance 2 and was released on October 7, 2011 in North America and October 11, 2011 in Australia and Europe. Emiliana Torrini's song "Jungle Drum" was going to appear in the game, but it was later taken out for reasons. Ubisoft released Just Dance 4 in October 2012.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Like its predecessors, up to four players can play to mirror on-screen dance choreography from over 40 songs, as they are judged on their ability to follow a dance routine to a chosen song. Along with solo and duet modes, Just Dance 3 features a Dance Crew mode which allows 4 players to dance together, each with their own unique choreography, as well as playlists that group songs into different categories. Players can unlock gifts such as new songs, game modes, as well as Dance Mashups which combines different dance routines in this game and the second Just Dance game into one song. Returning features in the game include Non-Stop Shuffle, Speed Shuffle, and Just Sweat Mode.

The Wii and PlayStation 3 versions have a Hold My Hand dance mode, where up to 8 players can share 4 Wii Remotes or PlayStation Move controllers to dance. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions also have a karaoke feature that uses the PlayStation Eye's microphone and the Kinect's voice recognition function, respectively, to sing along to the lyrics on-screen. The 360 version also has a Just Create mode in which players can create their own routines with the Kinect. They can be saved, shared with their friends online and be played just like any other Just Dance routine.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Note: In the Xbox 360 version, all the songs are listed alphabetically while in the Wii and PS3 versions, the songs are in the order listed below.

Note: In the Xbox 360 version, the Dance Mash-Up for Pump It is unlocked at Uplay awards.

Note: In the Xbox 360 version menu ...Baby One More Time does not appear first because it is credited as Baby One More Time

Note: In a Beta collage for Just Dance 3 in beta/testing before its release shows Jungle Drum by Emiliana Torrini, However, It was never in the game after the release and Beta testing.

Song Artist Year
"California Gurls"[a] Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg 2010
"Take On Me" a-ha 1984
"Pump It" The Black Eyed Peas 2006
"Lollipop" Mika 2007
"Promiscuous" Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland 2006
"...Baby One More Time" The Girly Team (as made famous by Britney Spears) 1998
"Price Tag" Jessie J featuring B.o.B 2011
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters 2006
"Marcia Baila" [b] Les Rita Mitsouko 1984
"Barbra Streisand" Duck Sauce 2010
"Venus" Bananarama 1986
"No Limit" 2 Unlimited 1993
"Dynamite"[a] Taio Cruz 2010
"Teenage Dream" [c] Katy Perry 2010
"Only Girl (In the World)" [d] Rihanna 2010
"Jump" Girls Aloud 2003
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" Sweat Invaders (as made famous by C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams) 1990
"What You Waiting For?" Gwen Stefani 2004
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Queen 1979
"Think" The London Theatre Orchestra & Cast (as made famous by Aretha Franklin 1968
"Boogie Wonderland" Groove Century (as made famous by Earth, Wind & Fire featuring The Emotions) 1979
"Hey Boy Hey Girl" The Chemical Brothers 1999
"E.T." [c] Katy Perry 2011
"Boom" Reggaeton Storm (as made famous by MC Magico and Alex Wilson) 2005
"Da Funk" Daft Punk 1995
"I Feel Love" Donna Summer 1977
"Dance All Nite" Anja 2011
"Spectronizer" Sentai Express 1995
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 2011
"Are You Gonna Go My Way" Lenny Kravitz 1993
"Land of 1000 Dances" Wilson Pickett 1966
"She's Got Me Dancing" Tommy Sparks 2009
"Jamaican Dance" Konshens 2011
"Let's Go to the Mall" Robin Sparkles 2006
"Night Boat to Cairo" Madness 1979
"I'm So Excited" The Pointer Sisters 1982
"Video Killed the Radio Star" The Buggles 1979
"Kurio ko uddah le jana"[e] Bollywood Rainbow 1994
"Giddy on Up (Giddy on Out)" Laura Bell Bundy 2010
"I Was Made for Lovin' You" (JN) Kiss 1979
"Tightrope (Solo Version)" Janelle Monáe 2010
"Airplanes" [d] B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore 2010
"Beautiful Liar" Countdown Mix Masters (as made famous by Beyoncé and Shakira) 2007
"Apache (Jump On It)" The Sugarhill Gang 1981
"Pata Pata" African Ladies (as made famous by Miriam Makeba) 1967
"Satellite" [b] Lena Meyer-Landrut 2010
"Somethin' Stupid" Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman 2001
"This Is Halloween" Danny Elfman 1993
"Jambo Mambo" [f] Ole Orquesta 1997
"Baby Don't Stop Now" [f] Anja 2011
"Twist and Shake It" [f] The Girly Team 2007
"Soul Searchin" [f] Groove Century 1979
"Baby Zouk" [g] Dr. Creole 2011
"Hungarian Dance No. 5" [g] [2] Johannes Brahms (Brahms by Just Dance Classical Orchestra) 1880
"Mamasita" [g] [2] Latino Sunset 2001
"The Master Blaster" [g] [2] Inspector Marceau 1969
  1. ^ a b Also available on the Xbox 360 demo version of the game.
  2. ^ a b PAL regions only
  3. ^ a b Exclusive to copies sold by Best Buy
  4. ^ a b Exclusive to copies sold by Target
  5. ^ The song is actually titled "Didi Tera Devar Deewana".
  6. ^ a b c d PS3 only. Available as DLC on Wii.
  7. ^ a b c d Unlockable depending on the player's mojo.

Downloadable content[edit]

  • Songs from previous Just Dance titles, along with brand new songs, are featured as downloadable content for Just Dance 3.
  • Please note downloadable content is not available for the PS3 (PlayStation 3) console.
Song Artist Year Release Date
"Baby Don't Stop Now" [a] Anja 2011 October 7, 2011
"Jambo Mambo" [a] Olé Orquesta 1997 October 7, 2011
"Soul Searchin" [a] Groove Century 1999 October 7, 2011
"Twist and Shake It" [a] The Girly Team 2011 October 7, 2011
"U Can't Touch This" Groove Century (as made famous by MC Hammer) 1990 October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Fame" In the style of Irene Cara (as made famous by Irene Cara) 1980 October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Heart of Glass" [b] Blondie 1979 October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" [b] Fatboy Slim 2004 November 15, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Cosmic Girl" [b] Jamiroquai 1996 November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)" The Sunlight Shakers (as made famous by Harry Belafonte) 2011 November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Satisfaction (Isak Original Extended)" [b] Benny Benassi 2003 November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Toxic" The Hit Crew (as made famous by Britney Spears) 2003 November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Acceptable in the 80s" [b] Calvin Harris 2007 November 23, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Jump" Kris Kross 1991 November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Just Mario" [a] Ubisoft Meets Nintendo 2011 December 14, 2011
"Proud Mary" [b] Ike and Tina Turner 1971 November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles 1986 December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Iko Iko" Mardi Gras 1953 December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Baby Girl" Reggaeton 2003 December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Mashed Potato Time" [b] Dee Dee Sharp 1962 December 6, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Crazy Christmas" Santa Clones 2010 December 20, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Step by Step" [b] New Kids on the Block 1990 December 20, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Funplex" [b] (CCS Remix) The B-52's 2008 December 20, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Louie Louie" [b] Iggy Pop 1993 December 20, 2011 (JD re-release)
"I Like to Move It (Radio Mix)" Groove Century (as made famous by Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman) 1993 January 4, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Beat Match Until I'm Blue" Sweat Invaders 2011 January 4, 2012
"Dun N Dusted" Sweat Invaders 2011 January 4, 2012
"Touch Me Want Me" Sweat Invaders 2011 January 4, 2012
"Cardiac Caress" Sweat Invaders 2011 January 17, 2012
"Boomsday" Sweat Invaders 2011 January 17, 2012
"Merengue" Sweat Invaders 2011 January 17, 2012
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" The Sunlight Shakers (as made famous by Baha Men) 2000 January 17, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Katti Kalandal" Bollywood 1980 February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Why Oh Why" Love Letter 2010 February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"The Power" Snap! 1990 February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Skin-To-Skin" Sweat Invaders 2010 February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Rasputin" Boney M. 1978 February 15, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Mugsy Baloney" Charleston 1924 February 15, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"That's the Way (I Like It)" KC and the Sunshine Band 1975 February 15, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Kids in America" Kim Wilde 1981 March 12, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Down by the Riverside" The Reverend Horatio Duncan and Amos Sweets 1927 March 12, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Professor Pumplestickle" Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 2006 March 12, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Dare" Gorillaz 2005 March 12, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Alright" Supergrass 1994 April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Dagomba" Sorcerer 2003 April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Futebol Crazy" The World Cup Girls 2010 April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"It's Raining Men" The Weather Girls 1982 April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)

Packs[edit]

Name Artists Songs Release Date
Sweat Pack #1 Sweat Invaders Beat Match Until I'm Blue
Dun N Dusted
Touch Me Want Me
January 4, 2012
Sweat Pack #2 Sweat Invaders Boomsday
Cardiac Caress
Merengue
January 17, 2012
Christmas Pack [b] The Bangles
Mardi Gras
Reggaeton
Dee Dee Sharp
Walk Like an Egyptian
Iko Iko
Baby Girl
Mashed Potato Time
January 17, 2012
Valentine Pack [a] Bollywood
Sweat Invaders
Love Letter
Katti Kalandal
Skin to Skin
Why oh Why
February 1, 2012
Spring Break Pack #1 Kim Wilde
The Reverend Horatio Duncan and Amos Sweets
Gorillaz
Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen
Kids in America
Down By The Riverside
Dare
Professor Pumplestickle
March 12, 2012
Spring Break Pack #2 The World Cup Girls
Supergrass
Sorcerer
Futebol Crazy
Alright
Dagomba
April 25, 2012
  1. ^ a b c d e f DLC on Wii only.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Xbox 360 only.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Ubisoft's third installment in the Just Dance series received mostly mixed to positive reviews from critics, receiving a 75.30% of the Wii and a 69.70% for the Xbox 360 on GameRankings.[3] With the most positive review for the Wii being from NintendoLife giving a 9/10, and the most negative of which being Official Nintendo Magazine UK, giving it a 68/100. For the Xbox 360, the most positive review came from IGN, giving it an 8.5/10 and the most negative came from GamingExcellence, which gave it a 5.4/10.

Commercial performance[edit]

According to Gamasutra's weekly column, Just Dance 3 was the number one selling multi-platform game of the week in North America and Japan on the week of October 13, 2011 in the form of the Wii version, and was number two in the UK. This means that of all the games on all systems, the Wii version of Just Dance 3 was the week's best selling game overall in Japan and North America in those regions, and number two in the UK, only behind Forza Motorsport 4. The Xbox 360 version did not chart, meaning it failed to hit the top 5. Of the top 5 selling Wii games in Japan, North America and the UK, however, the game was number one in all regions.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

BAFTA Kids Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 Just Dance 3 Favorite Video Game Won

2012 Kids' Choice Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2012 Just Dance 3 Favorite Game Won

2012 Teen Choice Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2012 Just Dance 3 Choice Video Game Won

Other releases[edit]

A Zellers Edition was released in Canada which included two exclusive songs which are Rihanna's Only Girl (In The World) and B.o.B's Airplanes, which are also included in the PAL Xbox 360 edition. The Target version is exactly the same as the Zellers Edition.

A Best Buy Edition was released in America which included two exclusive songs which are Katy Perry's Teenage Dream and E.T. The PAL Special Edition is exactly the same as the Best Buy Edition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fletcher, JC. "See Just Dance 3's 'Just Create' and four-player mode". www.joystiq.com. Retrieved 2011-08-12.
  2. ^ a b c "IGN – Ubisoft Unveils More Songs From the Just Dance 3 Tracklist". IGN. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  3. ^ Just Dance at Gamerankings
  4. ^ Saling The World: Just Dance 3, Forza Motorsport 4 Top Worldwide Charts -gamasutra, 14 Oct 2011

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