Boogie review

  • Cute and quirky as hell
  • Improved diagonal controls
  • An excuse to sing MC Hammer
  • No singing and dancing together
  • Short and easy single player
  • The Wii remote is sorely missed

Nov 26, 2007

Dammit! Just when we had come out and praised Boogie as unique, original, and a potential end to the exhaustive wave of Wii ports, EA has predictably shuffled the exact same game onto the Playstation 2. With the Wii version, we were mystified as to why you couldn't dance and sing at the same time. Now, the best we can guess is so it could make an easy transition onto a Remote-less console. Bah.

Oh well. At least the younger, PS2, sect can get a chance to check out this quirky little game of dance and song. It makes the transition quite well, so the solid rhythm experience is present and accounted for. Substituting shoulder buttons and a dual analog stick mode for the lack of motion controls, you'll use the Square, Circle and X buttons to change up your dance style, while nudging the sticks in different directions to execute specific moves.

Boogie is very forgiving. As long as what you're bustin' out is varied and in time with the onscreen cue, you'll lap up the combo points. Additionally, diagonal moves work far better here than on the Wii... so the PS2's got that going for it.

More Info

Release date: Aug 07 2007 - Wii
Nov 27 2007 - DS
Nov 12 2007 - PS2 (US)
Nov 30 2007 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: Wii, DS, PS2
Genre: Family
Published by: EA Montreal, EA GAMES
Developed by: EA Montreal
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Lyrics, Suggestive Themes


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