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  • Summary: Using a traditional DDR dance pad in conjunction with the Wii Remote, DDR Hottest Party requires players to match controller movements with the remote and Nunchuk attachment, as well as dance steps. The game also supports up to four players in multiple game modes and minigames. In addition to the series' free play and workout modes, Hottest Party challenges players to dance in synch with one another, as well as offer a new support mode and an updated battle mode. The game also sports a new soundtrack with songs pulled from the last four decades of popular music. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. DDR Hottest Party is the quintessential game in the series. . It gives you quite a workout, and the new features are truly new and make it worth a purchase. Don’t miss this one.
  2. Not only is Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party the first traditional DDR game to hit a Nintendo platform, it also may be the best version on any platform yet. It's incredibly refreshing to see a new incarnation of this game have such a great set of new modes to go along with the tried and true.
  3. While the game keeps its proverbial foot-tapping format, players must also wave their arms using the remote and nunchuk. New gimmick icons also enhance the gameplay, particularly the frozen arrows (which require two successful foot stomps) and confusion blocks.
  4. Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party is a solid entry in the series and a great place for the uninitiated to jump in.
  5. 70
    The addition of helpful tutorials, party-based mini-games and items, and a more casual-centered track listing makes it a perfect package for newcomers. If, however, you were looking for a true DDR experience, you won't find it just yet on Wii.
  6. 60
    Even by simply adding a little waggle to the dancepad, DDR: Hottest Party could have been a great game. Unfortunately, thanks to the god-awful setlist and generally poor presentation, it makes us want to take our dancing shoes elsewhere.
  7. 50
    Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party is a mildly fun DDR game with Wii-mote functionality thrown into the mix. Unfortunately, it just feels so standard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. TurtleT.
    Mar 15, 2008
    LOVE IT! It gives me something to do other than sit and read/play my ds/ go to water polo practice, lol. I think we need more active games like this for the wii! Expand
  2. UrsulaR.
    Oct 6, 2007
    Very entertaining and good exercise. This is exercise made fun. My four year old loves this game as well as me and my friends.
  3. HL
    Mar 15, 2008
    lots of fun. the wii-mote and nunchuck add an interesting dimension to the game, although it is mostly unnecessary. DDR continues to be a fun game to play however, no matter what platform Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2010
    I play this game with my half-sister which is quite fun but we dont have dance pads which makes it quite bad. Theres this one song which i like but i dont know it. I tried to find it online but just kept getting errors. Anyone know where it is? I find the menus a bit too pretentious at times but some of the loading screens give a glorious visual distraction from the colour explosions in game. The characters are lifeless and yelping which at first i found annoying but later grew to appreciate. (After all the designers were trying to give a gritty commentary on the current rich-poor divide in east china). The wii console is an impressive bit of kit but they really need to change the name if they really want to make a dent in the electronic game market. After all with Sony's Move and the Sega Dreamcast coming out soon how will they cope? The song choice is admirable at best with some songs relying too heavily on the verse-chorus-verse dynamic which has worked well in the past. I cant dance but I feel like I can. (Am I just dancing inside?) I think come christmas time this will be in peoples end of year lists and hopefully some stockings too.

    Sorry for my bad spelign but this is my first time on MegaCritik
  5. JordanL.
    Jun 20, 2008
    A lot of the music doesn't match up to the arrows, hard to keep up i that way, but i love the exercise program!
  6. AndreasR.
    Apr 5, 2008
    The single player campaign feels very unpolished. It is very easy to get to about 50% (EV Boss Battle in the first round), however, the difficulty level doubles from one moment from another. Also, the difference between "Standard" and "Difficult" is ridiculously high. Great party game, but you should go somewhere else for a single player DDR experience. Expand
  7. LessaB.
    Jan 24, 2008
    Absolutely horrendous song list. They've replaced catchy techno with distasteful remixes of songs from the 80's and 90's I'd rather forget. Must have been picked out by a lonely man whose dog just died. I love DDR and have bought every incarnation for the PS2. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it for the Wii. I'm sorely disapointed. I'll probably switch to stepmania permanently after this. Expand

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