Excerpt: I don’t know where to begin. Maybe a few jokes about King Harold having his eye put out by a flying arrow’ Maybe something about Damon Hill’s old Arrows not being as quick as the ones in Dancing Stage MegaMix ‘ Nope. I’m not Jimmy Tarbuck, or Bob Monkhouse for that matter. So maybe I’ll just stick to reviewing the game. If you aren’t familiar with the whole ‘rhythm action’ trend that is going on (but beginning to fade a little) right now, I’ll bring you up to speed.
Excerpt: The first dance outing for PlayStation 2, Dancing Stage is a fairly straightforward tale of up, down, left and right. Arrow points up, you press up, either on the joypad or the dancing mat you cannily bought to accompany your secret camp shame. A typically joyous selection of ultra-camp high energy pop has been signed up for MegaMix, including offerings from Elvis Presley, Ms Dynamite, Kylie Minogue and S-Club Juniors combined the usual mix of J-Pop that Konami has found...
Conclusion: As if all this wasn't testing enough, they also include an 'Expert' mode! We should of course, mention the fact that we reviewed this game playing it in the proper way, (with our Logic 3 Dance Mat). The game is obviously considerably simpler if played with a joypad, but we've never understood quite why anyone would want to play this type of game that way - I'd guess they're the same people who play lightgun games without a lightgun, or use a sledgehammer to crack nuts…
Pros: Some new tunes for the best dancing game out there., There aren't enough dance mat games around and exercising while you play a PS2 game must be a good thing.
Cons: There isn't really enough new stuff to make the game a 'must buy'.
Conclusion: Choice of music aside, Dancing Stage Megamix offers little new. But if you have a PS2 and fancy a game that will get the party going and the ladies interested, then this is the one that you want.
Summary: Dancing Stage Megamix is a great, beautifully presented game, which could have been so much more if only it had more songs. Again the PAL territories have been given a cut-back version of the better US and Japanese versions, so fans might be better off looking offshore for a more concise DDR game. Casual gamers however may find more than enough enjoyment contained within though, but a hire-before-you-buy is advised.
Conclusion: Vad är det då som är så beroendeframkallande? Tja, grafiken är helt okej om även om den stundtals andas för mycket 70-tals disco. Hälften av låtarna är rätt dåliga och det faktum att ett spel bara är tre låtar långt har knappast något mitt beroende att göra. Det är något annat, det är ungefär samma sak som gör att man inte kan lägga ifrån sig vissa Game & Watch-spel. Samma beroende som tvingar en att träna, träna, träna och bli bäst.