I love finding ways to keep my sons moving when the weather gets colder. Yes, they are involved in winter sports (basketball and lacrosse clinics) but sometimes the weather is too inclement to play hoops in the driveway or catch in the yard. Ubisoft sent me Just Dance Kids 2014 for XBox Kinect for review and I was excited for my boys to try it out!
With an all-new tracklist of kids’ favorite songs, featuring brand new dances made with kids in mind, and exclusive kid-friendly features, children of all ages can Just Dance along with the rest of the family! My eight and eleven year old really enjoyed the variety of songs. There are hot pop sonds for older kids, younger kid songs, and sons for all ages. Artists like Selena Gomez and One Direction make this a tracklist both kids and adults can enjoy together. I enjoyed Footloose and Hit Me With Your Best Shot…80s music is my guilty pleasure!
Set-up for play was very easy. In no time at all, my boys were ready to play! You can play with up to four players which is great for when they have their cousins or friends over.
Different platforms will have exclusive modes. Exclusive to the Wii U, Dance Director lets the player holding the gamepad call all the shots by throwing surprise dance moves at the other players. Kinect players will have access to Just Create Mode, which gives you a chance to make music videos featuring your own choreography. My sons enjoyed the Just Create mode for the Kinect since they can take the lead in their very own music video. By creating their own dance routines and challenging their friends (and each other!), my boys loved being the star! All platforms will also have the Parents’ Corner, where parents can create custom playlists for their kids or check on the number of calories they are burning when they dance. These features are a win-win for me. There’s truly something for everyone in Just Dance Kids 2014!
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My sons really enjoyed this cool dance game. Both busted into a sweat as they competed into each other and showed off moves off their own. With over 30 fun songs, they have so much more to explore! You can purchase Just Dance Kids 2014 on Amazon or Best Buy – I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.