The dancer is a man with pink skin (different from many of the other dancers, who are usually white). He wears a hot pink gladiator helmet over his pink hair with a horn on top, gold armor straps, dark purple bottoms, a pink fluffy wristband, and pink fluffy boots.
The background is in space with crazy animals (mostly cats) doing crazy things (such as laser shooting), and sometimes it turns in a rainbow with a yellow pony or a colorful tunnel, with watermelons hitting the dancer, who is on a steel rocket that is flying through the air.
There are 4 Gold Moves in the Classic routine:
Gold Moves 1, 3, and 4: Pull both hands away from your head. Gold Move 2: Jump with your right hand raised, and your left hand on your left leg with your feet widened.
Holding Out for a Hero is featured in the following playlists:
Just Dance 2019
The Epic 80s
With Great Power...
Just Dance 2020
The Epic 80s
With Great Power...
Just Dance Now
All Songs F-J
Hall Of Fame
Holding Out for a Hero and You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) are the only two songs with featured achievements for the Xbox 360 and One versions and trophies for the PS3 and PS4 versions of Just Dance 2015. Holding Out for a Hero’s can be gained by getting 5 stars.
Most of the elements in the background are inspired from Internet phenomena. Notable examples are the Space Wolves, the Space Cat, the zebras that create rainbows with their tails (inspired from the pony in asdfmovie 5, 6 and deleted scenes), poor-quality explosions, watermelons that are split with a kick (resembling Fruit Ninja), and the presence of a boss.
When the sword disappears, it kind of glitches out instead of having a smooth transition.
Calvin Harris is mistakenly credited as the artist in the Ubisoft Latinoamérica preview.
On the website justdanceworld.com, it was said that Aurélie Sériné would dance to Holding Out for a Hero while she was a VIP on the World Dance Floor. However, this never happened.
Holding Out for a Hero appeared in the Beta icons of some cups in Dance Quest.
A sticker of the "HERO" sign in the background can be unlocked in Just Dance 2020 through the Gift Machine.
On March 12th, 2020, Holding Out for a Hero became free on Just Dance Unlimited.
Unlike other Duet Mashups within Just Dance 2015, the gender sides will change. For example, C'mon which features a female as P1 and a male as P2, transitions to Moskau, where the situation is the opposite.
On the menu icon, the coaches from C’mon make the poses from their coach selection images and not the ones from the menu icon.
There is a glitch in the camera console versions of Just Dance 2015: when players select the coach they want to follow, their names are not displayed.
Party Master Mode
This is the only Party Master Mode in Just Dance 2015 where the orginal dancer is a male.
At the end of the song, a thank you message from the Just Dance team will pop up saying: "You are our Heroes. Thank you, see you on Just Dance 2016!"
Two girls from Japan cosplaying as the coaches from Die Young are featured.
During the split part, the screen divides into four parts: the fourth one shows the original coach and is placed at the bottom right, and all the others show various players who try to perform the split. Those players are credited as"'Just Dancers" and their attributed avatar is the one for Holding Out for a Hero.