A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
As a resort manager, the player's goals involve making guests happy and seeing to their needs.
Positive Role Models
Baby and Johnny give out helpful advice throughout the game. Guests of the resort are there to have a good time, which includes dancing, bobbing for apples, and watching movies.
Ease of Play
The game is straightforward to learn, and easily controlled with left mouse clicks.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Players run a romantic retreat and drop "Romance Waves" onto guests to make them fall in love. Guests who are in love will form couples and begin walking side by side, and will only take up one bed at the resort instead of two. Interactions between guests is strictly G-rated, and there's nothing graphic.
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Products & Purchases
Players can purchase premium currency and use it to speed up quests and buy exclusive items. The game sends at least one email directly to the player unless the feature is opted out of. The game is based on the Dirty Dancing movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dirty Dancing is a social game spin-off of the Dirty Dancing movie (starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey) that is played on Facebook. The game is free to play, but players can purchase and use a premium currency (called Watermelons) to speed up the game and buy exclusive items. Facebook friends are needed to staff dance shows, or else players can use the basic default characters or pay to unlock additional ones. There's nothing "dirty" about this game -- its romance theme is tasteful and fun.
Is It Any Good?
Dirty Dancing is really only loosely tied to the movie, but there are enough nods to the source material -- including a scrapbook of unlockable still images from the film -- that fans shouldn't feel totally alienated. Although the game's central theme is romance, there's nothing "dirty" or objectionable about its content. Romance blossoming between two guests is shown as hearts rising above their heads, and the game uses a pixilated art style that's quirky and cartoonish rather than steamy.
The addition of dance parties sets Dirty Dancing apart somewhat from similar social sims, but players must wait at least an hour of real-time in between dance rehearsals (unless they shell out real-world cash to speed things up), so it's easy to run out of things to do.
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