Parents' Guide to

DanceMasters

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Dancing done light for Kinect; rhythm not required.

Game Xbox 360 2010
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DanceMasters is an incredibly fun game that puts no pressure on players to learn complicated moves. The point is less about nailing routines as it is about scoring points and moving. There's plenty of flailing about, but that's half the fun. The song selection likely won't be familiar to people who don't go to dance clubs, though, so you won't be able to dance to songs you're familiar with -- and only 20 of the game's 31 songs are initially available. (You have to unlock the others and DanceMasters isn't real clear about how to go about doing that.) Downloadable digital content will seemingly broaden the catalog, but we would have liked to have seen one or two familiar songs.

Online interaction: The game encourages you to play with friends online, but does allow children to play with strangers (or people not on their friend's list) via Xbox Live. However there is no chat.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: November 4, 2010
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Lyrics, suggestive themes
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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