People who really enjoy dancing certainly do not see a shortage in available games to play. Those who happen to also have an affinity for ABBA can enjoy a new Wii game called ABBA Dance Wii. The game’s developer, Ubisoft, admits that this is not a game for everyone — the dancing tribute to the iconic and famous Swedish quartet is said to be a good “girls’ night in” sort of indulgence, so it is not something designed for the kids or your male friends after the Sunday football game.
However, if you have a glass or two of bubbly, you might just have Wii ABBA Dance become your next big thing.
Along with the obviously required Nintendo Wii, you will need quite a bit of room to move your body. This title comes complete with twenty-five different songs, each one of which coming with a professionally choreographed dance routine and a suitable environment that appears on your television screen. If you were curious, here is a little trivia to ponder: The segment for the “Waterloo” song is inspired by the first appearance the band made at Eurovision.
Other famous ABBA songs that come in the game include “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” “Super Trouper,” “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” and — for even the non-ABBA fans, of course — “Dancing Queen.” As an added bonus, each of the songs in the game come along with vocal tracks so you can sing along in a solo, duet or even quartet mode.
As a very loose sort of “plot,” you can also take part in a mini-musical mode, which allows you and some friends to take on the role of lovebirds in a short story that lets you sing a number of different hits by ABBA. Think Mamma Mia, but much more condensed.
How does it work? As you dance and sing to the songs, you also have to watch colorful silhouettes moving on the television screen. While holding onto your Wii remote, you just need to match the moves that appear on the screen. The console determines where your arms are located and give you a score that varies based on how closely you matched the move. In other words, just like any other Wii dancing game.
This is certainly a good game to play with your friends — it really is the epitome of “the more, the merrier,” though. However, that does not mean you cannot enjoy it yourself. Obviously, ABBA fans will get the most out of this, and if you happen to be one, I couldn’t recommend this game any faster.