Just Dance 3

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Just Dance 3
Just Dance 3.png
North American Wii box art
Developer(s)Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Reflections (PlayStation 3)
Ubisoft Montreal (Xbox 360)
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
SeriesJust Dance
Platform(s)Wii, PlayStation 3, 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 and the third main installment of the series. 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 unknown reasons. Ubisoft released Just Dance 4 in October 2012.[1]

Just Dance 3 received positive reviews from critics and is the best-selling third-party Wii game of all-time, with sales of 9.92 million.[2][3]

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 Motion 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]

The Xbox 360 version ran at 30fps and the Wii and PS3 versions ran at 60fps.

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 as part of Uplay rewards.

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 the testing before its release shows "Jungle Drum" by Emiliana Torrini. However, it was never in the game after the release and testing.

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

Downloadable content[edit]

  • Songs from previous Just Dance games, along with new songs, are downloadable content for Just Dance 3.
  • Downloadable content is not available for the PlayStation 3.
  • Downloadable content is no longer available for Wii following the shutdown of the Wii Shop Channel.
Song Artist Year Difficulty Effort Release Date
"Baby Don't Stop Now"[a] Anja 2011 Medium Calm October 7, 2011
"Jambo Mambo"[a] Olé Orquesta 1997 Average October 7, 2011
"Soul Searchin"[a] Groove Century 1999 Calm October 7, 2011
"Twist and Shake It"[a] The Girly Team 2009 October 7, 2011
"U Can't Touch This" Groove Century (as made famous by MC Hammer) 1990 Exhausting October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Fame" In the style of Irene Cara (as made famous by Irene Cara) 1980 Easy October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Heart of Glass"[b] Blondie 1979 Medium Calm October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Jin-Go-Lo-Ba"[b] Fatboy Slim 2004 Hard Average November 15, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Cosmic Girl"[b] Jamiroquai 1996 Easy November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)" The Sunlight Shakers (as made famous by Harry Belafonte) 2011 Hard November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Satisfaction (Isak Original Extended)"[b] Benny Benassi 2003 Easy Calm November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Toxic" The Hit Crew (as made famous by Britney Spears) 2003 Hard November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Acceptable in the 80s"[b] Calvin Harris 2007 Exhausting November 23, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Jump" Kris Kross 1991 November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Proud Mary"[b] Ike and Tina Turner 1971 Medium Exhausting November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles 1986 Average December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Iko Iko" Mardi Gras 1953 Easy December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Baby Girl" Reggaeton 2003 Hard December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Mashed Potato Time"[b] Dee Dee Sharp 1962 Easy Calm December 6, 2011 (JD re-release)
"Just Mario"[a] Ubisoft Meets Nintendo 2011 Exhausting December 14, 2011
"Crazy Christmas" Santa Clones 2010 Medium December 20, 2011 (JD2 re-release)
"Step by Step"[b] New Kids on the Block 1990 Average 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 Easy Exhausting 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 Medium Average 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 Exhausting January 4, 2012
"Cardiac Caress" Sweat Invaders 2012 January 18, 2012
"Boomsday" Sweat Invaders 2011 January 18, 2012
"Merengue" Sweat Invaders 2011 Average January 18, 2012
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" The Sunlight Shakers (as made famous by Baha Men) 2000 Hard January 18, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Katti Kalandal" Bollywood 1980 Medium February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Why Oh Why" Love Letter 2010 Easy Calm February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"The Power" Snap! 1990 Medium Exhausting February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Skin-To-Skin" Sweat Invaders 2010 Easy February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Rasputin" Boney M. 1978 Hard February 15, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Mugsy Baloney" Charleston 1924 Average February 15, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"That's the Way (I Like It)" KC and the Sunshine Band 1975 Calm February 15, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Kids in America" Kim Wilde 1981 Medium Average March 12, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Down by the Riverside" The Reverend Horatio Duncan and Amos Sweets 1927 Calm March 12, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Professor Pumplestickle" Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 2006 Hard March 12, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Dare" Gorillaz 2005 Medium March 12, 2012 (JD re-release)
"Alright" Supergrass 1994 Medium Average April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Dagomba" Sorcerer 2003 Exhausting April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"Futebol Crazy" The World Cup Girls 2010 Easy Average April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"It's Raining Men" The Weather Girls 1982 Medium Exhausting 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.[28] With the most positive review for the Wii being from Nintendo Life 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.[29] Just Dance 3 is the best-selling third-party Wii game, with over 9.92 million copies sold as of June 11, 2014.[2][3]

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]

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  3. ^ a b "Best-selling third-party Wii game". Guinness World Records.
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  29. ^ Saling The World: Just Dance 3, Forza Motorsport 4 Top Worldwide Charts -gamasutra, 14 Oct 2011

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