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Boogie review

Wave your hands in the air

Pros

  • Cute and quirky as hell
  • Losing your inhibitions
  • An excuse to sing MC Hammer

Cons

  • No singing and dancing together
  • Short and easy single player
  • Limited dance moves

We've given EA there share of guff, sass - heck, we even went so far as to sling malarkey - at their persistent onslaught of subpar Wii ports. Outside of SSX Blur and a decent Madden control scheme, they've done little more than showerNintendo with mediocretranslations ofreadily available GameCube and PS2 games.

But EA has sinceapologizedfor their lack of foresight, and we're happy to say that the song and dance found in Boogie is a damn fine step in the right direction.The visuals here wash away that boxy over-gloss of consoles' past, with Boogie looking much more vibrant, with all the fluiditysomething this groovy deserves. Positively "next gen-ish" for sure, but c'mon -it's a family oriented dancing game, not Killzone 2.

Above: Meet Bubba, the funky sea anemone

And as far as rhythm games go, it's a whole lot of fun. In addition to an onscreen timing cue, the Wii remote speaker emits a metronomic noise to let you know which way the beat blows. You can wave the Wii wand in four directions at your discretion, charging your boost meter as long as you keep your moves successful and varied. Pressing A can change up your dance style, while holding B opens up a bevy of toe-tapping combos. Throw in the optional nunchuk, and you can mug with the analog stick andtilt to pose for extra camera charm. (Sorry, no jazz hands.)

More Info

GenreFamily
DescriptionEA combines dancing and karaoke in this Wii exclusive.
PlatformWii, DS, PS2
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date7 August 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)