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Twister Dance Rave Game
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2013
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My daughter has loved dancing since she was old enough to stand. And she's taken lessons in ballet, tap, Irish, and hip hop. I wasn't sure if this would be a hit or not (she's almost 14 now and it's a lot harder to judge things she might love or think are "lame" or too kiddish), but she's been having fun with this. She's figured out some stuff that I was not so sure about myself since she has more experience with mp3 players and electronics and such. I could see where some kids might get bored if they don't really like dancing, but if your child or teen enjoys learning new dance steps or making up their own, I think they'd enjoy this.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 1, 2013
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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.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2013
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This game says it's for ages 8 and up, but we just played it with our 6 and 3.5 year olds, and they had a blast!
Pros:
- There are three levels of difficulty, which changes how quickly the lights change colors. Our younger kiddos were fine on "easy".
- The dots provided are non-slip, so we had no problem playing on our wood floors.
- It was super easy to plug in our phone and stream Pandora so the kids had an endless supply of songs to dance to.
- Easy set-up. As soon as batteries are installed and dots are on floor, you can play right away. (As a side note, our game did not come with any demo batteries.)
- Great way to get the kids' energy out on a cold day. They kept dancing in freestyle even after done with the dots.

Cons:
- There are only 4 songs included, so to avoid repeat overload you really need to plug in your own music player.
- This is a basic dancing game, and it's going to be the same thing over and over with the light patterns. The only thing changing it up is a different song. So it's not necessarily going to be a new challenge every time.
- The box is not for long-term storage of the game (destroyed by opening it), so now we need somewhere to store a cylindrical game with 8 loose dots to keep all together in one place. Hmmm. I see misplaced dots soon in our future. (Hasbro, is it really that hard to provide your product in a box that we can keep and use for storage?)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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My girls love to dance. The slightest hint of anything musical will get them off the couch and on their feet, moving to the beat of the tunes. Given how much they love to dance, Twister Dance Rave seemed like a game they would love. It helps teach kids how to dance to music through its colored lights and it seems like a good toy for children who are inclined to dance at a moment’s notice and for any reason.

As I expected, my girls did, indeed, squeal with delight when Dance Rave arrived in the mail. They opened the box, I snapped in some batteries, and they started to play. They weren’t too thrilled that only four songs are included, but once they discovered that they could hookup a MP3 player and choose any song they like, their interest was renewed.

After playing this for a short time, I noticed my girls started to get annoyed and it is easy to see why. The main problem is the small plastic circles that come with the Dance Rave. It is on these circles that kids are supposed to move their feet based on the flashing lights. It’s a great concept, but the manufacturer should have made the circles larger. They are smaller than most kids’ shoes and while we all know that the foot doesn’t have to fit entirely inside the circles for the concept to work, this logic doesn’t go over well with youngsters. They want to feel like they are doing it right and that means being able to see the full, colored circle surrounding their feet each time they make a move. And trying to keep in step with the person next to you gets frustrating because kids tend to want to watch the lights instead.
So, does this mean the Dance Rave is a bust? No, it does not because it can still be fun for children who naturally love to dance the night away. Mine got over some of their frustration by dancing solo because this, at least, got them focused on making the right moves and not going back and forth between watching the lights and watching the other person. They did seem to lose interest after a few songs, but my guess is that they will pull the unit out again and give it another try in a matter of days.

As for the sound quality of Twister Dance Rave, it isn’t going to compete with a deluxe stereo system, but it is about as expected. The price of the toy is about in- line with expectations, too, and it seems durable enough to last. Add everything up and you have a toy that is acceptable for the most part but could be better with a few simple changes/enhancements.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon October 26, 2013
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The idea of Twister Dance Rave is that tweens and older kids will do light and music-directed dance moves as part of their social play. The objective of the game is for the facing players to coordinate their foot movements on colored circles with the unit's matching flashing lights. Unfortunately, since each player is focusing so hard on their moves, they mostly interact with the unit that sits on the floor between them, instead of each other. Another complication is that the 5" plastic circles are too small and lightweight to stand up to any kind of vigorous dance steps by the larger, older players this game targets.

The console itself is pretty solid and attractive in a space-age kind of way. It stands over 9" tall in a donut-shaped design with large semi-circular light boxes on either side that randomly flash five colors - red, yellow, blue, green and purple. Several songs are preloaded, but the real advantage to this unit is the MP3-enabled feature that allows the user to plug in and play their own music (or even sound from their DVD movies) accompanied by the flashing lights.

The sound is good with minimal distortion and a clear tone. These aren't speakers, though, so the music won't play with any kind of thumping beat or rich, layered sound.

As a game, this isn't worth the cost or bother. As a music / DVD player, it's in the price range of comparable light-enabled music consoles and your tween might think it's a pretty cool way to hear their tunes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon October 7, 2013
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The Twister "Dance Rave" game is just a new twist on the original Twister concept. Here you have music playing and the players must step on colored pads based on the sequence of colors generated by the music. It is probably fun for a while for young children whose motor skills and mind-body coordination are developed by this activity. It doesn't truly teach you real dance moves, so older folks (teens and adults) might be disappointed. It uses battery power (an AC adapter would have been nice) and it can connect to other music players so you can play them into this device, using the included cable. Thus, you could use this as a portable speaker for other music players. This game is OK, but not something I would rave about. Including current pop/club hits as built-in songs just means this will become dated quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2014
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The instructions indicate you can attach your iphone or other device to the top of the Twister. I don't know what those flaps on the top are for, but you certainly can't attach an iphone or any device to it. You have to let it dangle. The colored pads are useless for dancing. They move all over the place. My granddaughter likes the Twister for playing music but basically it's just a speaker with lights. It's not completly a waste of money, but for all the advertising that comes with it, it's still just a speaker with lights.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2014
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my niece liked it at first but got board of it very fast, the speaker is really good quality but the system is low in sound. it would be nice if the sound was louder even with personal device still low.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2014
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My daughter who is almost 8, loves this. I have bought several more as presents for her friends. This is a hit. they can use it without the fott pads if they want to have a "dance party"
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on January 21, 2014
This game sounds like it would be lots of fun for any kid who likes to dance. But when my daughter tried to play it the moves didn't feel like dancing at all. It was awkward and monotonous. Also, the instructions say to go online to learn more dance moves, but this can't be found anywhere on their site. The plastic circles are so flimsy they move all over and are impossible to keep in place. My daugher is having fun listening to the music and dancing on her own, without the dots. I do not recommend this game!!
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