• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2007
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 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.
  2. With its ability to attract new gamers, the Wii is a perfect home for Hottest Party, which may be the most mainstream-friendly series entry in years.
  3. 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.
  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. This game is pretty much like all the other DDR games, but doesn’t offer quite as many features as past versions. The campaign mode is weak, and the overall strategy is lacking. However, the actual dancing is as fun as ever.
  7. 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.
  8. Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party could stand to be a lot hotter, and a lot cheaper. For 70 dollars you get the disc and the dance mat, but you need to shell out at least 20 more dollars for a second mat if you want to go head-to-head with friends.
  9. Ultimately, Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party for the Wii has ended up erasing about four years of progress within the genre. The improvements have been replaced with unnecessary and annoying gimmicks galore, which only make it look that much worse when compared to the latest rhythm offerings, Guitar Hero III and Rock Band.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Fans of dancing games won't be disappointed. [June 2008, p.74]
  13. Dancing Stage Hottest Party has some nice handtricks, special arrows and amusing discohits. Too bad the game modes are a bit on the slim side. [May 2008]
  14. Dance Dance Revolution has been luring gamers off their sofas for years, making the franchise a perfect hit for Wii fans. [Nov 2007, p.105]
  15. I think it had some great additions, but the grading was discouraging because it seemed to be a little harsh.
  16. As a Nintendo gamer I am glad that this Nintendo system has earned itself a ‘true’ Dance Dance Revolution game, even if I was a bit disappointed with the Wii specific controls which I disable every time I turn the game back on (I am not sure why the game was designed to not save that setting).
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    7
    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
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  2. anonmyous
    Aug 20, 2008
    3
    You can't change the speed? what is that?i thought it was supposed to be enhanced. very disappointed... but some of the songs are good, coldplay is on there Full Review »
  3. JordanL.
    Jun 20, 2008
    6
    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!