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As the new captain of a cheerleading team, you are leading by example.Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized in this game.
Positive Role Models
The cheer squad is made up of "All American" boys and girls of all colors, striving to be the best they can be. As the game progresses, they learn to play nice and work together as a team.
Ease of Play
If you can stand, move to a rhythmn, and follow the moves on the screen, you can play All Star Cheer Squad 2. Mastering it will require practice. So although kids as young as 6 can play the game, it is more suited to the older child of about 7 on up.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The girls can wear costumes that show their legs and sometimes a small bit of their midriff, but the otherwise outfits for both boys and girls are practical sports outfits.
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Some song lyrics contain suggestive references such as "Shake your booty" or "Shake your thing, baby."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that All Star Cheer Squad 2 is a sequel to the 2008 cheer game. It is one of the best cheerleading games currently available on the market. Not just a "girly" game, this squad can consist of both boys and girls. Players can participate in the competitive sport of Cheer either cooperatively or by going head to head against each other. They can also create their own routines and mix music to go with them. This fun game combines traditional cheerleading moves with dance moves that get kids moving. This sequel offers more ways to use the Wii remotes and nunchucks, supporting up to four players playing cooperatively or competitively, two to a team. The Wii balance board may also be used, but this is really optional.
Is It Any Good?
As with the original All Star Cheer Squad, the wireless remote & nunchuck combination will provide players the best experience as they will be able to attain full extenstion of their arms without accidently jerking on the cord while playing the game. The ability to try out the moves in an actual event after you learn them makes this game a little more fun than it's predecessor. For a bit of reality in training, you can add your missed moves to "Flash Card" training sessions to practice those moves.
In addition to all the different play modes, routine creation, and new remote combinations available, All Star Cheer Squad 2 also allows players to mix their own music for use with their custom routines and trade routines and avatars with their friends who also have the game. All Star Cheer Squad 2 is a fun game that not only gets kids up and moving, it gets them to exercise their creativity in creating music mixes and routines.
Online interaction: Children can take the game online and play with their friends on the Wii network.
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