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Ideally, this should have been a lot of fun...
on November 1, 2013
The idea of this game is neat. Take classic Twister and infuse it with the ever popular (is it still popular?) Dance Dance Revolution and you have Twister Dance Rave. Cool, right? Not really. Sadly, nothing outside of a simple idea was thought through here. At the end of the day, there is a product that produces short term glee from some little kids and absolutely nothing from anyone over the age of six. The conception of the game was fine, but the execution is a mess.
And here is why.
First, the unit itself only plays four programed songs. These songs are fun, but gameplay can get VERY monotonous after a while with only four songs to choose from. Now, there is an option to plug in your own music device (iPod or iPhone) and select any song from your music list. This sounds, in concept, like a great idea. The problem is that there are no programed dances to this random music and so you get random lights. In other words, your dancing won't mesh with the flow of the song and so it becomes somewhat ridiculous to even bother.
Another issue is the round plastic colored circles you are supposed to step on. They are so flimsy that mid-song they are moving all over the floor, which makes gameplay near impossible. My kids were yelling for me to pause the song so they could fix their circles.
The most excitement they got from this was when the purple light came on and they could dance around anyway that they wanted to.
If you want to use this as a kid's stereo (since you can play music through it) then whatever, but even at that, it isn't anything great. These speakers don't produce the best sound. It's clear, no distortion or anything, but these aren't `speakers' and so you'll get nothing special. As a game, this is kind of a mess. It just doesn't work. I like that it got my kids active for ten minutes, but they can have more fun dancing in their rooms to the radio.