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The Hip Hop Dance Experience is a video game developed by iNiS and Land Ho! and released by Ubisoft. The game was released for the Wii and Xbox 360.

Gameplay

Bring the dance floor home and dance to genre-defining classics through today’s Billboard hits, featuring hip-hop’s biggest and most exciting artists over the past 30 years.

PLUG YOURSELF INTO THE HIP-HOP UNIVERSE

  • Perform over 750 dance moves inspired by top celebrity choreographers, Laurieann Gibson (Nicki Minaj’s choreographer), Kid David (Step Up 3DDancing with the Stars), and Dave Scott (So You Think You Can Dance, Battle of the Year).
  • Authentic music video and live performance footage, paired with dynamic visual effects triggered by your movements, transform your living room into a real-time music video.
  • Stylize your avatar in-game by unlocking hundreds of new looks and accessories to better express your personal fashion sense.

MULTIPLE AND UNIQUE MODES OF PLAY

Intelligent shuffle features high-energy multiplayer challenges for endless fun! 

  • In Dance Party mode, jump in at any time with your own difficulty level and light up the dance floor with your favorite dance partner.
  • Face off with your friends to a high-energy throw-down in the Dance Battle mode to prove who has the best dance skills.
  • Slow down any move and perfect it in the Power Skooling mode.
  • In the Dance Marathon mode, dance to an endless stream of tracks to keep the score moving, or it’s Game Over!

Covers

NTSC

PAL

Songs

The tracklist features 30 songs on the Wii version and 40 songs on the Xbox 360 version. Note that the difficulties and songs are from the Xbox 360 version.

  • An (XB) indicates the song only appears on the Xbox 360 version.
Song Artist Year Difficulty Menu icon
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1 Thing Amerie 2005 1
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1, 2 Step Ciara ft. Missy Elliott 2004 3 4
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Airplanes B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore 2010 3
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Bad Girls (XB) M.I.A. 2012 N/A 4
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Blow The Whistle (XB) Too $hort 2006 N/A 5
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B.O.B (XB) Outkast 2000 N/A 5
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Creep TLC 1994 2 1
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Danger (Been So Long) Mystikal feat. Nivea 2000 4 2
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Day ‘n’ Nite Kid Cudi 2008 1
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Down Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne 2009 5 2
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Drop It Like It’s Hot Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Williams 2004 2 3
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Funkdafied Da Brat 1994 1
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Got Your Money (XB) Ol' Dirty Bastard feat. Kelis 1999 N/A 4
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Hard Rihanna feat. Jeezy 2009 1 4
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Hip Hop Hooray Naughty by Nature 1993 4 2
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Hot in Herre Nelly 2002 3 2
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If It Isn’t Love New Edition 1988 3
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Ignition (Remix) R. Kelly 2003 3
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International Love Pitbull feat. Chris Brown 2011 2 3
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It Takes Two (XB) Rob Base feat. DJ E-Z Rock 1988 N/A 5
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It’s Tricky (XB) Run-D.M.C. 1987 N/A 5
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Lean Back Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe and Remy Ma 2004 2 3
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Lollipop Lil Wayne feat. Static Major 2008 4
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Look at Me Now Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne 2011 3 1
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Me & U (XB) Cassie 2006 N/A 3 N/A
Moment 4 Life Nicki Minaj feat. Drake 2010 3 2
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Over Drake 2010 3 2
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Rapper’s Delight (XB) The Sugarhill Gang 1979 N/A 3 N/A
Replay Iyaz 2009 4 1
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Return of the Mack Mark Morrison 1996 3 2
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Run It! Chris Brown feat. Juelz Santana 2005 2
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Say Aah Trey Songz feat. Fabolous 2010 2
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Sexy And I Know It LMFAO 2011 4 2
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She Wants to Move N.E.R.D 2004 3 4
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So Good B.o.B 2012 1 3
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Tipsy (XB) J-Kwon 2003 N/A 3 N/A
Vivrant Thing Q-Tip 1999 3 4
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Wild Ones Flo Rida feat. Sia 2011 4 3
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Work Hard, Play Hard (XB) Wiz Khalifa 2012 N/A 4 N/A
You’re a Jerk New Boyz 2009 5 4
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ESRB/PEGI Ratings

ESRB Rating

Resources can be found here

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Platforms: Wii, Xbox 360

Content descriptors: Lyrics, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco

Rating Summary: This is a rhythm-and-dance simulation game in which players perform dance routines to music from popular hip-hop artists. Players score points by imitating the movements of on-screen characters. Some song lyrics contain suggestive material or innuendo (e.g., “Once I get you out them clothes/Privacy is on the door/Still they can hear you screamin' more,” “Shawty wanna hump/You know I like to touch ya lovely lady lumps,” “I got passion in my pants”). A handful of lyrics also reference illicit substances (e.g., “The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night,” “Make your body rise like you're puffin’ on a joint though”). The word “sh*t” can also be heard in a handful of songs. During some background music videos, scantily clad performers execute provocative dance moves or acts (e.g., gyrating female dancers; a male singer shaking his crotch at the camera); a couple of videos briefly depict women with exposed breasts (i.e., pasties covering their nipples). Other videos depict performers smoking cigars or drinking champagne/beer.

PEGI Rating

Resources can be found here

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Platforms: Wii, Xbox 360

Content descriptors: Sex, Bad Language

Rating Summary: Music video game in which the player is required to follow the on-screen dance moves.

Consumer Advice: Contains occasional use of mild bad (Wii)/offensive (Xbox 360) language and sexual posturing

Trivia

  • The Hip Hop Dance Experience is the second game developed by iNiS Corporation, after The Black Eyed Peas Experience.
  • The Hip Hop Dance Experience is the second game to be rated T by the ESRB and 12 by PEGI in the series, after The Black Eyed Peas Experience.
  • The Hip Hop Dance Experience is the only game in the Just Dance franchise where the lyrics are not displayed on the screen.
  • The Xbox 360 version has three difficulties: Newbie, Mack Skillz and Go Hard.
    • The Wii version, however, has one pre-selected difficulty out of the three.
  • Just like The Black Eyed Peas Experience, the Xbox 360 version is powered by Unreal Engine 3. The Wii version runs at 60fps with the main gameplay at 30fps, while the Xbox 360 version runs at 30fps, and is pre-rendered from the Xbox 360 version instead of in-game (Break It Down is different than the Xbox 360 version, as in which, both versions are in-game), using pre-made avatars.
  • Chris Brown and Lil Wayne are the artists with most songs in The Hip Hop Dance Experience, with 3 songs in a single game.

Beta Elements

For a full list of The Hip Hop Dance Experience's beta elements, see The Hip Hop Dance Experience/Beta Elements.

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