Parents' Guide to

Dance Paradise

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Rhythm dance game misses a few steps.

Game Xbox 360 2011
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Dance games are quickly becoming the best titles of the Kinect crop, but Dance Paradise seems to forget that a lot of the players might have two left feet. It's a fun game that gets a lot right, but many of the dance moves are complicated and confusing, especially for newcomers. The tutorial sets up the initial premise of the game, but doesn't help you learn any of the advanced moves. If you've got rhythm, though, this might be a good game for you. It comes with a variety of game play modes, and local multiplayer lets you play with a friend in the same room. (Multiplayer matches through Xbox Live are not supported.) The visuals, meanwhile, are good, and the song collection is robust, ranging from Lady Gaga and Rihanna to Gloria Gaynor and Kool & the Gang. Onlookers will appreciate the music videos that play in the background, but players probably will be too focused on their next dance move to pay much attention.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: February 15, 2011
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: T for Lyrics, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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