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Just Dance 4 is a music video game developed by Ubisoft as the fourth main installment of the Just Dance series. Announced at E3 2012 by Flo Rida and Aisha Tyler, it was released on the Wii, the Wii U, the PlayStation 3 (for PlayStation Move), and the Xbox 360 (for Kinect) and was for Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 and released in Europe and Australia on October 2, 2012 and on October 9, 2012 in North America, The Wii U version was released on November 18, 2012 in North America and was released on November 30, 2012 in Europe and Australia, alongside the system.[1][2] A sequel, Just Dance 2014, was released in October 2013 for all motion-control consoles, and released as a launch title for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Just Dance 4
Just Dance 4, PS3 Cover.jpg
North American cover art for the PlayStation 3
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
SeriesJust Dance
Platform(s)Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U
ReleaseWii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
  • EU: October 2, 2012
  • AU: October 2, 2012
  • NA: October 9, 2012
Wii U
  • NA: November 18, 2012
  • EU: November 30, 2012
  • AU: November 30, 2012
Genre(s)Rhythm
Mode(s)1-4 players

Contents

Gameplay

 
Just Dance 4 at E3 2012

Gameplay remains similar to other previous Just Dance games, as players are judged on their ability to mimic on-screen dancers performing a routine to a chosen song. New features in Just Dance 4 includes dance battle routines, expansions to the game's Just Sweat mode, unlockable bonus routines for songs, and a "Puppet Master" mode exclusive to the Wii U version, which allows a player to use the Wii U's controller to serve as a "Master" to manipulate the routine and visuals.[3] Previous additional modes (Simon Says Mode, Playlists, Medley, Speed-Shuffle, Just Create, and 8-Player) have been dropped. Additionally, the "On Fire" motive (from mostly Goods and Perfects in a row) and effort ratings have been removed, leaving only difficulty ratings. The outfits and hairstyles of the dancers are now coloured in a realistic style, rather than just solid colours.

Players have "Dance Quests", six missions for each song, that can be completed. Each quest nets the player Mojo points. Downloadable songs do not have dance quests. Players can also create "Dancer Cards", which can display their favorite songs, best scores, challenges, and more. Personal leaderboards are also available for the Wii version of the game.

Track listing

The game contains 50 music tracks.

Song Artist Year
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Bill Medley featuring Jennifer Warnes 1987
"Ain't No Other Man"[a] The Girly Team (as made famous by Christina Aguilera) 2006
"Asereje (The Ketchup Song)" Las Ketchup 2002
"Beauty and a Beat" Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj 2012
"Beware of the Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)" Panjabi MC 1997
"Brand New Start"[b] Anja 2012
"Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 2011
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Boys Town Gang 1982
"Cercavo Amore"[c] Emma 2012
"Crazy Little Thing" Anja 2012
"Crucified" Army of Lovers 1991
"Diggin' in the Dirt"[c] Stefanie Heinzmann 2012
"Disturbia" Rihanna 2008
"Domino"[a] Jessie J 2011
"Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" Dancing Bros. (as made famous by The Blues Brothers) 1980
"The Final Countdown"[d] Europe 1986
"Good Feeling" Flo Rida 2011
"Good Girl"[e] Carrie Underwood 2012
"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" Blu Cantrell 2001
"Hot For Me" A.K.A 2012
"I Like It" The Blackout All-Stars 1994
"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" They Might Be Giants 1990
"Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley 1957
"Livin' la Vida Loca" Ricky Martin 1999
"Love You Like A Love Song" Selena Gomez & the Scene 2011
"Maneater" Nelly Furtado 2006
"Make the Party (Don't Stop)"[f] Bunny Beatz featuring Liquid 2012
"Mas Que Nada" Sérgio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas 2006
"Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011
"Mr. Saxobeat" Alexandra Stan 2011
"Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley 1987
"Oh No!" Marina and the Diamonds 2010
"On The Floor" Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 2011
"Oops!... I Did It Again" The Girly Team (as made famous by Britney Spears) 2000
"Rock n' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)" Skrillex 2010
"Rock Lobster" The B-52's 1978
"Run The Show" Kat DeLuna featuring Busta Rhymes 2008
"So What"[d] Pink 2008
"Some Catchin' Up to Do" Sammy 2012
"Super Bass" Nicki Minaj 2011
"Superstition" Stevie Wonder 1972
"Time Warp" Halloween Thrills (as made famous by The Cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show) 1975
"Tribal Dance" 2 Unlimited 1993
"Umbrella"[g] Rihanna featuring Jay Z 2007
"Want U Back"[h] Cher Lloyd featuring Astro 2012
"We No Speak Americano" Hit the Electro Beat (as made famous by Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP) 2010
"What Makes You Beautiful"[d] One Direction 2011
"Wild Wild West" Will Smith 1999
"You Make Me Feel..."[i] Cobra Starship featuring Sabi 2011
"You're the First, the Last, My Everything" Barry White 1974
  1. ^ a b Wii U exclusive
  2. ^ Can be unlocked using the alphanumeric codes found on Cheetos packages.
  3. ^ a b PAL Regions Only
  4. ^ a b c Also available on the Xbox 360 demo version of the game.
  5. ^ NTSC only. Available for DLC on PAL regions
  6. ^ Only available for Xbox 360, PS3 and WiiU on the NTSC but available for download on the Wii and PAL regions.
  7. ^ Only available for the special edition on the Wii for PAL regions, but is included on the main track list otherwise.
  8. ^ Wii U exclusive, but available for DLC for the rest of the platforms.
  9. ^ Can be unlocked using alphanumeric codes on Cheetos packages, but also available for download for those who haven't unlocked the Cheetos code.

Downloadable content

Wii

Song Artist Year Release Date
"Part of Me" (2014D)/(JWiiU) Katy Perry 2012 October 18, 2012
You Make Me Feel..." Cobra Starship featuring Sabi 2011 November 21, 2012 (PAL), January 22, 2013 (NTSC)
"Gangnam Style" (2014D)/(JWiiU)/(2015D) PSY 2012 November 21, 2012
"Funhouse" (2014D)/(2015D)/NOW-F Pink 2009 November 21, 2012
"Make The Party (Don't Stop)"/NOW-F Bunny Beatz featuring Liquid 2012 'November 21, 2012
"Dagomba" (2016U) Sorcerer 2003 November 21, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"One Thing" (K2014)/(2014D)/NOW-F One Direction 2012 December 11, 2012
"Heavy Cross" Gossip 2009 December 11, 2012
"Hit The Lights" (K2014) Selena Gomez & The Scene 2012 December 11, 2012
"So Glamorous" The Girly Team 2012 December 11, 2012
"Want U Back" (2015D) Cher Lloyd featuring Astro 2012 December 11, 2012
"We R Who We R" (2014D) Ke$ha 2010 January 22, 2013
"Oath" Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G 2012 January 22, 2013
"Boom" Reggaeton Storm (as made famous by MC Magico and Alex Wilson) 2005 January 22, 2013 (JD3 re-release)
"The Lazy Song"/NOW-F Bruno Mars 2010 March 5, 2013
"Gold Dust" DJ Fresh 2010 March 5, 2013
"Professor Pumplestickle" Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 2006 March 5, 2013 (JD2 re-release)
"Die Young" (2014D)/(2015D) Ke$ha 2012 April 2, 2013
"Primadonna" Marina and the Diamonds 2012 April 2, 2013
"Baby Girl" Reggaeton 2003 April 2, 2013 (JD2 re-release)

Xbox 360

Song Artist Year Release Date
"Part of Me" (2014D)/(JWiiU) Katy Perry 2012 October 9, 2012
You Make Me Feel..." Cobra Starship featuring Sabi 2011 November 21, 2012 (PAL), January 22, 2013 (NTSC)
"Gangnam Style" (2014D)/(JWiiU)/(2015D) PSY 2012 November 21, 2012
"Funhouse" (2014D)/(2015D) Pink 2009 November 21, 2012
"Dagomba" (2016U) Sorcerer 2003 November 21, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"One Thing" (K2014)/(2014D) One Direction 2012 December 11, 2012
"Heavy Cross" Gossip 2009 December 11, 2012
"Hit The Lights" (K2014) Selena Gomez & The Scene 2012 December 11, 2012
"So Glamorous" The Girly Team 2012 December 11, 2012
"Good Girl" Carrie Underwood 2012 December 18, 2012
"Want U Back" (2015D) Cher Lloyd featuring Astro 2012 December 11, 2012
"We R Who We R" (2014D) Ke$ha 2010 January 22, 2013
"Oath" Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G 2012 January 22, 2013
"Boom" Reggaeton Storm (as made famous by MC Magico and Alex Wilson) 2005 January 22, 2013 (JD3 re-release)
"The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars 2010 March 5, 2013
"Gold Dust" DJ Fresh 2010 March 5, 2013
"Professor Pumplestickle" Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 2006 March 5, 2013 (JD2 re-release)
"Die Young" (2014D)/(2015D) Ke$ha 2012 April 2, 2013
"Primadonna" Marina and the Diamonds 2012 April 2, 2013
"Baby Girl" Reggaeton 2003 April 2, 2013 (JD2 re-release)
  • A "()" indicates the cover artist of the song.
  • An "(H)" indicates that the song is also on The Hip Hop Dance Experience.
  • A "(K2014)" indicates that the particular song is also on Just Dance Kids 2014
  • A "(2014D)" indicates that the particular song is also on Just Dance 2014.
  • A "(2015D)" indicates that the particular song is also on Just Dance 2015.
  • A "(2016U)" indicates that the song is a Uplay exclusive on Just Dance 2016.
  • A "(JWiiU)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii U.

PS3

DLC's for PS3 are region locked (e.g., DLC's bought from US PSN Store will not work on a Region 3 disc).

Song Artist Year Release Date
"Part of Me" (2014D)/(JWiiU) Katy Perry 2012 October 23, 2012
"You Make Me Feel..." Cobra Starship featuring Sabi 2011 October 23, 2012 (PAL), January 29, 2013 (NTSC)
"Gangnam Style" (2014D)/(JWiiU)/(2015D) PSY 2012 November 27, 2012
"Funhouse" (2014D)/(2015D) Pink 2009 November 27, 2012
"Dagomba" (2016U) Sorcerer 2003 November 27, 2012 (JD2 re-release)
"One Thing" (K2014)/(2014D) One Direction 2012 December 18, 2012
"Heavy Cross" Gossip 2009 December 18, 2012
"Hit The Lights" (K2014) Selena Gomez & The Scene 2012 December 18, 2012
"So Glamorous" The Girly Team 2012 December 18, 2012
"Good Girl" Carrie Underwood 2012 December 18, 2012
"Want U Back" (2015D) Cher Lloyd featuring Astro 2012 December 18, 2012
"We R Who We R" (2014D) Ke$ha 2010 January 22, 2013
"Oath" Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G 2012 January 22, 2013
"Boom" Reggaeton Storm (as made famous by MC Magico and Alex Wilson) 2005 January 22, 2013
"The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars 2010 March 5, 2013
"Gold Dust" DJ Fresh 2010 March 5, 2013
"Professor Pumplestickle" Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 2006 March 5, 2013 (JD2 re-release)
"Die Young" (2014D)/(2015D) Ke$ha 2012 March 29, 2013 (NTSC), April 2, 2013 (PAL)
"Primadonna" Marina and the Diamonds 2012 March 29, 2013 (NTSC), April 2, 2013 (PAL)
"Baby Girl" Reggaeton 2003 March 29, 2013 (NTSC), April 2, 2013 (PAL) (JD2 re-release)
  • A "()" indicates the cover artist of the song.
  • A "(JWiiU)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii U.
  • A "(2014D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 2014.
  • A "(2015D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 2015.
  • A "(2016U)" indicates that the song is an unlockable Uplay on Just Dance 2016

Wii U

DLC's for Wii U can be found only in the Nintendo eShop.

Song Artist Year Release Date
"Part of Me" (2014D)/(JWiiU) Katy Perry 2012 January 3, 2013 (PAL), January 24, 2013 (NTSC)
"Gangnam Style" (2014D)/(JWiiU)/(2015D) PSY 2012 January 3, 2013 (PAL), January 24, 2013 (NTSC)
"Funhouse" (2014D)/(2015D) Pink 2009 January 3, 2013 (PAL), January 24, 2013 (NTSC)
"So Glamorous" The Girly Team 2012 January 3, 2013 (PAL), January 24, 2013 (NTSC)
"One Thing" (K2014)/(2014D) One Direction 2012 February 15, 2013
"Heavy Cross" Gossip 2009 February 15, 2013
"Hit The Lights" (K2014) Selena Gomez & the Scene 2012 February 15, 2013
"Dagomba" (2016U) Sorcerer 2003 February 15, 2013 (JD2 re-release)
"Good Girl" Carrie Underwood 2012 February 15, 2013
"We R Who We R" (2014D) Ke$ha 2010 February 21, 2013
"You Make Me Feel..." Cobra Starship featuring Sabi 2011 February 21, 2013
"Oath" Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G 2012 February 21, 2013
"Boom" Reggaeton Storm (as made famous by MC Magico and Alex Wilson) 2005 February 21, 2013 (JD3 re-release)
"The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars 2010 March 7, 2013
"Gold Dust" DJ Fresh 2010 March 7, 2013
"Professor Pumplestickle" Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 2006 March 7, 2013 (JD2 re-release)
"Die Young" (2014D)/(2015D) Ke$ha 2012 April 18, 2013
"Primadonna" Marina and the Diamonds 2012 April 18, 2013
"Baby Girl" Reggaeton 2003 April 18, 2013 (JD2 re-release)
  • A "()" indicates the cover artist of the song.
  • A "(JWiiU)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii U.
  • A "(2014D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 2014.
  • A "(2015D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 2015.
  • A "(2016U)" indicates that the song is a Uplay exclusive on Just Dance 2016.

Note: "You Make Me Feel..." on the Wii and Xbox Kinect (NTSC region) is only available as Downloadable Content if it has not already been unlocked with a Cheetos code of the exclusive.

Reception

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings77.00% (PS3)[4]
75.40% (X360)[5]
72.50% (Wii)[6]
67.64% (WU)[7]
Metacritic77/100 (PS3)[8]
77/100 (X360)[9]
66/100 (WU)[10]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GameSpot7.5/10[11]
GamesRadar+     [12]
IGN5.3/10[13]
Digital Spy     [14]
Hardcore Gamer4/5[15]

Upon release, Just Dance 4 received positive reviews from video game publications. At the review aggregate websites GameRankings and Metacritic, the Xbox 360 version of the game holds an average review score of 75.40% and 77 out of 100 respectively.[5][9]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Video Game Just Dance 4 Won [16]
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Best Family Game Just Dance 4 Nominated [17]

References

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