Best Music and Dance Video Games of All Time
Have you ever played Guitar Hero before?
Guitar Hero (Playstation 2)
Guitar Hero first hit the shelves in 2005, and it has grown tremendously since then with sequel, after sequel. You must play the music as it appears on the game and stay in rhythm. The game takes place on stage in front of thousands of fans like a real concert. This game is so fun to play and the guitar and drums are especially fun and challenging. It makes you appreciate what a musician goes through. Just think, we play on the easy level and are looking at the notes. They will play for hours with no music and play the equivalent of the hardest level of the game, if not harder. Simply amazing!
Guitar Hero is very popular worldwide and it has produced several other titles. They include: Guitar Hero 2 & 3, Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
Guitar Hero (Playstation 2)
Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)
Dance, Dance Revolution hit arcades everywhere in 1998. The game is for one or two players and as the arrows appear on the screen the player must use their feet to step on the identical arrows on the dance floor.
This game is so engulfing that even watching two players compete is entertaining. I have stood in line to play this game at an arcade in Alabama where I live called Barrel of Fun. It makes you feel like your on a dance floor with the music and the vibrations that go with your movements. You feel like you are the only one on the dance floor because, all of your concentration, has to be given to what has to happen with you feet!!
Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade Machine)
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Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch: Make My Video (Sega CD)
Marky Mark's Make My Video came out on the Sega CD (Genesis Add On) in 1992 and became an instant hit for the console. Three of Marky Mark's top songs are played with a video. As the producer, you can edit the video and add footage to make your own video. The three songs that are in this game are: Good Vibrations, You Gotta Believe and I Need Money.
It stays fun because you can constantly make new videos the way that you want them. Edit if you want to by putting video clips in different areas and make the music go fast or slow.
Marky Mark (Video Game Clip)
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Moonwalker (Video Clips)
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Sega Genesis)
Michael Jackson's, Moonwalk came out in 1990 on the Sega Genesis & at arcades all over the U.S. The game is 5 levels long and the main player is Michael Jackson himself. Save kids from Mr. Big by defeating criminals using dance moves such as the Moonwalk.
The game has a cool soundtrack featuring lots of Jackson's best songs including: Thriller, Billie Jean and Bad. The game is one of a kind because, it blends a side scrolling beat 'em up game with dancing and music. The dancing will injure or destroy enemies as Jackson advances through the game's stages.
Moonwalker (Video Game Clips)
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Rock Band (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)
Rock Band came out on all major gaming systems in 2007 and several spin offs have popped up since then. 4 people can play at once as a complete rock band. Two guitarists, a drummer and a singer (Using a USB Microphone) perform songs from actual musicians. The game will remind many of a much more complicated version of Guitar Hero.
This game is hours of fun and even if you suck at games you will still like this one. Even my father who is in his 60's enjoys playing the drums in this classic.
Rock Band: The Beatles
INXS: Make My Video (Sega CD)
The INXS game was released on the Sega CD in 1992 and the game plays three INXS songs and videos. The songs are: Baby Don't Cry, Not Enough Time and Heaven Sent (My Favorite). Edit the videos by adding colors, sound effects and video clips where you want them. Cut!
To be honest I'm not a big fan of INXS but, I must say, the game is still loads of fun. Rearrange the music and add still photos, additional video clips and other special effects during the making of the video.
INXS: Sega CD (Video Clips)
In The Groove 2 (Arcade)
This arcade game draws a crowd. It was dropped at arcades in 2005. This dancing machine has an unheard of 137 songs in it. Besides dancing to the beat and following instructions players have to jump squares and pay close attention in order to control the music.
This game never gets old, mainly because, of the enormous music soundtrack and the various genres it covers. Besides, all of these huge arcade dance floor machines are awesome.
In The Groove 2 Dance Machine
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Dance Central 2 (Xbox 360)
Dance Central 2 was released solely for the Xbox 360 in 2011. This dancing/club game uses the Kinect and it is a sequel to the popular original version. Besides the awesome soundtrack this game is cool because, the dance offs occur all over the place including: Basketball court, in a train and even aboard a cruise ship.
This game has tons of locations with amazing backgrounds for dancing. Also, someone can actually learn real dance moves by paying close attention. Get your groove on!
Dance Central 2 (Screen Shot)
Dancing with the Stars (Screen Shot)
Dancing with the Stars (Wii, PS2, PC)
Dancing with the Stars came out for video game consoles in 2007. Play as winners and contestants from past seasons. Each player must perform dances and be careful not to get eliminated. Some of the dances include: Tango, Mambo and the Waltz.
Fans of the show will really love this gem. On the other hand, this one is flat out fun even if you've never seen the television show.
Kriss Kross: Make My Video (Sega CD)
Kris Kross was released by Digital Pictures in 1992 at the height of the hip hop's groups success. The videos played in this game are their biggest hits which are: Warm it Up, Jump and the lame one, (in my opinion), called I Missed The Bus.
This game like the INXS one allows users to make a video turn out to their liking. Constantly make newer videos or re-edit the ones you have saved and watch (listen) your handiwork.
Kris Kross (Sega CD Cover)
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