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DanceMasters

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Release Date: Nov. 4, 2010 (US), Nov. 10, 2010 (EU)

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'DanceMasters' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2010 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT

DanceMasters uses the Microsoft Kinect to offer users the ultimate dance club vibe. It boasts the most realistic and exhilarating dancing experience to date.

In DanceMasters, the new technology of Kinect for Xbox 360 allows players to watch themselves play in real time on the screen and also allows them to save up to 2 of their original dance moves in order to watch themselves as back-up dancers in the game. As players boogie in tune to the game’s music, they can also take snapshots of their favorite dance poses, save to local albums and share the fun with friends. Utilizing Xbox Live Arcade, players can also challenge up to four friends around the world and enhance their experience with dance sequences, theme packs and more.

Featuring 30 tracks from a wide variety of club music including Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, and Techno, dancers can play to their favorite songs, including non-stop set lists and download new songs through the Xbox LIVE. The game additionally offers three gameplay modes for the ultimate dance experience – Dance, Lesson, and Status. In Dance Mode, gamers compete to become the ‘dance master’ as they play and unlock their favorite songs and groove along with a friend. Lesson Mode allows users to train in a tutorial, and Status Mode enables them to check their play records and review the titles they have earned. Players can also compete to determine who is the ultimate dancer with multiple difficulty levels including Light, Standard, Extreme and Stealth.


Key Features:

  • Dance freely, no peripherals to tie you down!
  • Choose from different modes to give yourself the ultimate Dance experience:
    • Dance Mode
      • Play  your favorite songs
      • Unlock the songs by clearing the music set lists
      • Play simultaneously with 2 players
      • Claim the title for Dance Master
    • Lesson Mode (Tutorial)
    • Status Mode
      • Earn and collect titles
    • Xbox Live
      • Communicate with other Dancers around the world!
  • Expand your dance experience with Downloadable Content
    • Additional Dance Sequences
    • Theme Packs
    • Icon Pack
  • Challenge yourself and your friends multiple difficulty levels:
    • LIGHT
      • 1 or 2 markers per 1 bar
      • STEP RIPPLES and POSING, and occasional STREAMS
    • STANDARD
      • 1 or 2 marker per 1 bar
      • Basically STEP RIPPLES and POSING, with moderate NORMAL RIPPLES, FRONT RIPPLES, ROCK RIPPLES and STREAMS
    • EXTREME
      • 2 or more markers per bar
      • Markers in eighth will appear
      • Entire variation of the RIPPLES will appear
    • STEALTH
      • Hardest of all!
      • EXTREME mode with the markers OFF screen
      • Just follow the MODEL’s movement!
  • Dance yourself to the music that will make your move with a wide variety of dance music including Hip Hop, R&B, Pop and Techno
    • 30 Tracks
    • Play NON-STOP set lists assorted by the Genre
  • Keep up your  moves, by monitoring how good you are dancing:
    • Save your dance moves and watch them as a back-up dancer
    • Take a snapshot doing your favorite dance pose and save to your local album and share with your friends!
    • Watch yourself dance on screen, and learn how to improve your moves
  • Challenge up to 4 of your friends online to the ultimate Dance Off

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