Parents' Guide to

Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Balance board adds new dimension to popular dance franchise.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Iffy on the lyrics

I like it for the exercise it provides, but some of the song lyrics are not appropriate for young children.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Although the balance board integration might seem gimmicky or forced, it's actually quite fun. Players who aren't quite up for the intensity and agility required to perform moves on the dance mat can still get their groove on using the balance board without even having to lift their feet simply by shifting their weight around. Some songs feature the actual music video playing in the background - a rarity in DDR games, which have historically used abstract animated sequences instead. Although video quality is quite grainy, it's a nice touch. With eight modes - including a workout mode that can also incorporate the balance board, a relaxed mode , a beginner's tutorial mode, and a hypermove mode for advanced players - there's plenty to do and unlock.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: October 26, 2009
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Lyrics, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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