Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party review

  • Motion-based hand movements
  • Covers of familiar songs
  • Streamlined user interface
  • Skimpy track listing
  • No online play or DLC
  • Kind of a brief experience

On our extreme journey of revolutionary dance, we've experienced countless mixes (and a few ultramixes), seen a supernova or two, and explored the rhythmic universe. After all of that physical movement, can we really be bothered to stop by a party?

Consider Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party a singles mixer, with DDR newbies swapped in for unattached attendees. With its streamlined interface and lack of extensive options, Hottest Party seems targeted at those gamers who missed the first several dozen iterations of the decade-old arcade hit.

Focusing on a fresh audience allows Konami to introduce new gameplay elements that might otherwise annoy jaded series veterans - namely the addition of motion controls. While moving your feet, the left and right arrows typically executed via the dance pad may be substituted for quick or extended hand-based shakes of the Wii Remote and its Nunchuk attachment. Timing these shakes can be tricky on the higher difficulties, but they're otherwise a fine addition to the experience.

More Info

Release date: Sep 25 2007 - Wii (US)
Available Platforms: Wii
Genre: Family
Franchise: Dance Dance Revolution
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Mild Lyrics


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