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DanceStar Party Hits PS3 Review - -
DanceStar Party Hits
Reviewed by
James Wright
DanceStar Party Hits PS3 Review. Grab your friends, host a party and have the best dance off from the comfort of your own home as you listen to some of the world's greatest hits!

Gameplay 7.0
Graphics 7.0
Sound 9.0
Value 7.0
Distributor: Sony
James Wright
Review Date:
Nov 2012
Classification: PG


DanceStar Party Hits

It seems that just before Christmas, all the casual party games start to get released and this time Sony want you to get your groove on with DanceStar Party Hits, the latest PlayStation Move dancing game. So watch those controllers as you start dancing because it's going to get competitive!

Following the same formula of the highly popular DanceStar series, Hits once again revisits the dancing genre as players use their move controller and the camera to get into all sorts of mischief as they dance to their hearts content. Best of all, even if you're the worst dancer in the world, you can still get your groove on in DanceStar Party Hits... although you might want to make sure no-one is watching!

Before jumping into the game, players are treated to a relatively easy to use interface which gives the players the chance to dance solo or with other players to some of the world's most popular hits. The idea of the game is to mimic the onscreen dancers and the closer you match your moves to them, the higher your points will be. It's basically Singstar for Dancing, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Unlike Kinect dancing games, games on the PS3 are far more accurate thanks to the move controller as the camera actually follows you faster. For the uninitiated, it does take some time getting use to the controls or mirroring your dancing with the dancers on your TV but if you persist, it's actually quite a fun game that will make you build up your sweat, especially with over 160 dance routines.

However where the game shines is when played with other people and the title supports up to 20 players to join in the fun. You can even upload your own dance routines to the PS network and there's even some fun leaderboards to join in. With a variety of game modes, DanceStar Party Hits is fun just to dance, especially when the competition is taken away. There is a practice mode which also incorporates a workout mode that really makes you lose those calories and of course, practice your moves.


Graphically, DanceStar Party Hits looks a little Spartan on the PS3, especially when compared to the more detailed games on this console but all in all, it's a colourful and well made game. The star of the game however are the various artists that grace this title. These include...

Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar
Avicii Levels
Avril Lavigne What The Hell
Basement Jaxx Romeo
Boney M Rasputin
Calvin Harris feat. Kelis Bounce
Cher Lloyd feat. Mike Posner With Ur Love
Cheryl Cole Fight For This Love
Chris Brown feat. Benny Bennassi Beautiful People
Dev feat. The Cataracts Bass Down Low
Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome Dance Wiv Me
DJ Fresh Gold Dust
Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl
Jay Sean feat. Nicki Minaj 2012 (It Ain't The End)
Jessie J Who's Laughing Now
JLS feat. Dev She Makes Me Wanna
John Paul Young Love Is In The Air
Kaoma Lambada
KC & The Sunshine Band Lambada
Kelis Trick Me
Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Born This Way
Labyrinth feat. Tinie Tempah Earthquake
Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory
MIA Paper Planes
Nelly Furtado Maneater
Nicky Minaj Super Bass
One Direction What Makes You Beautiful
Paula Abdul Opposites Attract
Pixie Lott Boys And Girls
Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman I Like To Move It
Rizzle Kicks Mama Do The Hump
Run DMC It's Tricky
Sak Noel Loca People
Salt N Pepa Push It
Selena Gomez & The Scene Naturally
Taio Cruz Break Your Heart
The Beach Boys Fun Fun Fun
The Pussycat Dolls Buttons
The Wanted Glad You Came
Urban Cookie Collective The Key, The Secret

Final Thoughts?

In the end, DanceStar Party Hits is a fun game that works better with more people. It is fun by yourself but that does start to whither quite fast. Grab your friends, host a party and have the best dance off from the comfort of your own home as you listen to some of the world's greatest hits!


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