The Black Eyed Peas Experience

Common Sense Media says

Popular band teaches dance moves, has some strong lyrics.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

In spite of some strong language and suggestive themes in the lyrics, the game's overall message is a positive one in that it encourages kids to get active by practicing dance routines.

Positive role models

The only characters in the game are likenesses of the band members whose dance moves you get to copy. 

Ease of play

The game has a good tutorial and visually breaks down each dance move to learn, but the routines can be quite challenging.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some of the female background dancers display suggestive dance moves and revealing outfits. There are also some suggestive themes in the lyrics, such as "Maybe if you're lucky, you'll get a peep show," and references to "t-ts" and "c--k."

Language

Some song lyrics contain strong language including "ass," "c--k," "s--t," and "t-ts."

Consumerism

The game promotes the band The Black Eyed Peas by using their music and likenesses.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Black Eyed Peas Experience is a rhythm game that lets fans dance along with tracks from the band Black Eyed Peas. The Wii version features 24 tracks, and the Xbox 360 version features 28 tracks (including the four exclusives "Love You Long Time," "Smells Like Funk," "The Situation," and "Showdown") and Kinect support. The game is recommended for teens and older due to mild suggestive themes and strong lyrics. This review was based on the Xbox 360 version.

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

In BLACK EYED PEAS EXPERIENCE, players score points by accurately following dance moves indicated by visual prompts scrolling down the screen as Black Eyed Peas perform and their songs play in the background. Players practice and perform dance routines, and earn a certain number of "Followers" by dancing well in order to advance to the next stage. Two players can dance side-by-side in Co-Op mode, and up to two players can sing alongside a dancer using compatible microphones. In the Xbox 360 version, players can also create their own dance routines and share them via Xbox LIVE.

Is it any good?

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The Black Eyed Peas Experience is an enjoyable dancing game that's modeled after Dance Central, although obviously with a narrower focus since it's designed to appeal specifically to Black Eyed Peas fans. Fans of the group will enjoy bopping along with members of the group as their catchy pop ditties play in the background, and the dance moves are fun to pull off. If you can't stand the Black Eyed Peas, though, stick to music games that offer more variety.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether it's more fun to dance alongside famous performers (members of the Black Eyed Peas) rather than generic game avatars. What other bands would you like to see featured in the "Experience" series?

  • Families can also talk about kids creating their own dance routines. Why did you choose that particular sequence of moves?

  • Is dance one of your favorite means of active gaming?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:UbiSoft
Release date:November 8, 2011
Genre:Music and Dance
Topics:Music and sing-along
ESRB rating:T for Mild Suggestive Themes, Strong Lyrics (Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360)

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Parent Written byChristineMoon July 6, 2012
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13
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NOT for kids

I like the Black Eyed Peas, but this is NOT a game for children. Just look at My Humps - "The boys all try to sex me... Whatcha gonna do with all that ass inside those jeans (or all those breasts inside that shirt), while the actual video plays in the background of the dancing.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old February 3, 2012
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11
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great!

It's great! I'm 12 and I play it often. it depends on the kind of language you allow your kids to hear and say. The song my humps is included
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old January 23, 2012
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12
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The Black Eyed Experience

The black eyed peas experience was alright. The screenshot didn't look really good on The Wii. It kinda made The black eyed peas look like monkeys. They never block the bad words out of any of the songs. Some songs are mostly about having fun, Then other songs are talking about sex which isn't good for kids to hear about. But, other than that the dance moves are cool. They really get you sweating. They have great moves like the jerk and the dougie. The video game is appropriate for some ages.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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