Dance Revolution Ultramix 3

It’s strange and perhaps a bit frightening what an average, well-behaved person will do in the presence of a Dance Dance Revolution title. Wild gyrations, flailing appendages, pouring sweat, stomping feet… can other video games attest to so much?

I think not. Now, Xbox owners can join in on the fun in style with Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3, a dance title sure to make you partake in at least two of the activities mentioned above.

Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 doesn’t deviate much from the series’ trademark dance action: via a dance pad, you step to the arrow-directed beat and try to keep up with combos and the like. There are a lot of different gameplay modes, including a worthwhile single player experience that makes toe tapping on your lonesome a good deal of fun.

Plus, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 is always a hit with a crowd, whether you gather a few friends in the comforts of your home or take it online over Xbox Live! and show your high scoring kicks there.

If you’re a veteran to the DDR groove, then Ultramix 3 won’t do much to change your mind about the series in any way: it’s really just an updated, streamlined DDR title for the Xbox but without a significant graphic overhaul. For Xbox fans, that’s fine and all, but if you’ve danced the night away with DDR before, it won’t be any different with Ultramix 3.

Fortunately, the stellar song selection ends up being the title’s saving grace. There’s the usual selection of somewhat obscure dance club tunes and Japanese pop mixes, but a lot of mainstream tunes have been throw in the mix as well like “Hey Mama” by The Black Eyed Peas and “Body Rock” by Moby. There’s even a fair share of punk rock tunes from NOFX and The Clash, which is a bit odd in principle, but hey, if it works, it works.

And Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 certainly does work in just about every way. If you’re still charmed in the slightest by the Dance Dance Revolution franchise, then Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 will likely put a big grin on your face, and if you’re anything like me, it’ll complement those unstylish dance moves just fine.