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Just Dance 2021 (Series) Review
Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
With themed dancers depicted in silhouette and bright visuals, it’s doesn’t take itself or the competitive dancing too seriously. Giggling because you can’t get the moves right, or at parents strutting their stuff, Just Dance is a unique way to bring the family together to get fit and have a laugh.
Although the Just Dance games have developed over the years, you may want to pick one based on the songs they include. Like yearly greatest-hits albums, Just Dance picks popular songs from the year to dance to. There are also special editions focusing on Abba, Disney, hip and show tunes that can be a good option if you have fans of those genres.
Although the game is rated for children, it’s worth noting that the nature of some songs is more mature. Just Dance 2020 includes lyrics about alcohol and sex. There’s a ‘Kids Mode’ in recent versions of the game that provides dances tailored towards younger players and specially selected kid-friendly songs. There is also a Just Dance Kids series of the game with songs for even younger dancers.
Just Dance Now (iOS, Android, web browser, Apple TV or Chromecast) offers the Just Dance formula without the need for a console and lots of controllers. You load the Justdancenow.com page on your computer or television, then connect your smartphone app to play. The phone is your controller and you can play with as many people as you want, locally or online. After the free trial, you can purchase a VIP pass for a specified duration to access more of the 500 songs available.
Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room and up to 64 players online. 1–4 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and 1-6 on Xbox One with Kinect camera and Nintendo Switch. You can use your Smartphone as a controller for up to 6 players to save buying lots of gamepads.
Cross-Play: The World Dance Floor mode is an online competition where you compete in dances of 64 players across any platform to gain points on the leaderboard. There are special team and individual events (Team Battle) that you compete in. You can play this mode across any platform of the latest game. You see other people's names, country and in-game icon but there's no other communication. You need either an Unlimited Membership or play during the free Happy Hours event each day to access it.
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Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.
You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online. You can purchase more songs to dance to in-game. There is a drive towards the Just Dance Unlimited pass that gives you full access to 400 songs. This subscription can be for a varying length of time from as little as 24 hours if you are planning a party. There are also free Happy Hours events in the game that grant access to songs for an hour at a particular time of day.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 2+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Even super young players can enjoy moving to the songs while holding a controller. There are playlists of songs that are more suitable for children.
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