A big part of the draw of the High School Musical movies is the singing and dancing. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR DANCE!, the newest game for the Wii, allows fans to rock out to 29 songs from all three movies, with cartoon versions of Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, and Taylor. While you dance holding the Wii remote, you see the musical numbers reenacted at the venues shown in the three High School Musical movies. You can also create your own Wildcat avatar and then choose which of the cast members you want the dance to feature. Plus, you can also take personality quizzes that help you to learn about yourself and let you compare your interests to those of the characters in the movies.
The game can be played in one- or two-player mode. In both, the main part of the gameplay is following onscreen cues about how to move the Wii remote and the nunchuk so that you can \"dance\" to the music and earn points. On the screen, you will see a large circular ring, broken into six parts. If you imagine this as a clock face, the parts of the ring are located at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 o'clock. Colored balls float from the center out toward the ring parts and as they pass over the part, you must flip the Wii remote or nunchuk in that direction to earn points. In addition to these arm movements, there are other actions, including poses and turns that earn points in the game. Additionally, one minigame has you pointing the Wii remote at the screen to collect floating balls of musical notes while avoiding red bubbles of badness. At the end of a dance, you are graded from A to F; and depending on how well you do, you will unlock new songs and earn clothing choices and accessories for the characters and your self-made avatar.