Parents' Guide to

Dance on Broadway

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Dancing game has great music but lackluster controls.

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Despite a nice collection of Broadway tunes and a novel concept, Dance on Broadway does not deliver a strong performance. Although players are asked to follow the movements of their avatar dancer, they are scored based on whether or not they correctly perform a much more basic maneuver. This can be an issue in songs that are very energetic and fast, making it difficult to follow the dancers and match the required controller movements at the same time. In the end, players will either have to choose whether to follow the avatar's moves, which are more fun but will lead to a lower score, or the simplistic arrow commands at the bottom of the screen. We were also left unimpressed by the presentation. Those hoping for a visual treat similar to what one would see on a New York City stage will no doubt be disappointed with the game's nonsensical, uninteresting background graphics, which have nothing to do with the songs being performed. Dance on Broadway is noteworthy for the fact that it celebrates Broadway music -- something not many games can say -- but it is not a worthwhile gaming experience.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii , PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: June 15, 2010
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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