The Hip Hop Dance Experience video game has been the highlight of the recent parties I’ve hosted in my home and when I’m not being the “hostess with the mostess”… I find myself battling my teenagers to let them know Mama’s still got it! Now, the teenagers always fall out laughing at me because they say I may “feel” as though I’m doing the dance moves choreographed for the game but, I’m really not! They’re entitled to their own opinions but, they can’t tell me anything! I guess it’s all in my head that I’m dancing perfectly. Ha! My youngest even gets in on the action because he will not be left out, thoroughly enjoys hip hop and can dance his little tush off! There are forty hit “hip hop” tracks to enjoy. The Hip Hop Dance Experience is rated Teen and we play it on our XBOX 360 Kinect.
The Hip Hop Dance Experience is a two player game that you can play in four different game modes. You can battle each other or play together against the system. You have forty awesome tracks to choose from and six different venues to dance in. The game modes are Dance Party, Dance Battle, Dance Marathon and Power Skooling. Once you’re ready to dance you just mirror the moves you see the dancer that’s opposite of you by following their performance. Your challenge is to mirror the dancers movement facing you on screen as closely as possible, and on beat! You’ll see dance cards appear next to each dancer prompting the next dance move. You all get counted down to the next dance and this also helps with being able to memorize the routine. You will get feedback letting you know your progress or if you’re missing it all together. The star meter measures how well you dance and fills up as you successfully perform. The points you accumulate is based on how well you perform the dances. You can even see which dances you performed well vs. the ones you need to work on.
There is a song for everyone that include current hip hop songs and others that date back to the 80’s and 90’s! The game is voice enabled allowing you to use the Kinect microphone to select particular songs by saying “select” and the song title. You are also able to use the Kinect sensor to navigate through The Hip Hop Dance Experience video game menus without using a controller. You can pause the game by simply stepping out of the designated play area and other players can join anytime by entering the play space and raising their hand above their head. The graphics are sharp giving you every detail of a dancers outfit from head to toe. If you love hip hop and dancing this is the game for you!
The Hip Hop Dance Experience is available at Toys R Us online and in retail locations. Check out some of my pics from playing The Hip Hop Dance Experience with the family.