Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party review

If this is the hottest party you know of, you may need some new friends

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Motion-based hand movements

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    Covers of familiar songs

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    Streamlined user interface


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    Skimpy track listing

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    No online play or DLC

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    Kind of a brief experience

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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

DescriptionResponsive and well-integrated hand movements join the age-old directional stepping in this Wii-exclusive reboot of the DDR franchise. With a streamlined interface and fewer modes/options, Hottest Party is primarily for series newbies.
Franchise nameDance Dance Revolution
UK franchise nameDance Dance Revolution
US censor rating"Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating""
Alternative names"DDR"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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