Dance:UK (PlayStation 2)

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Dance:UK takes the standard 'bemani' formula - arrows appear rhythmically on screen and the player must hit the corresponding button (on either a dance mat peripheral or the standard PS/PS2 controller) in time with these arrows and the music. Points are awarded for accuracy with extras for making certain 'combos' (mini-routines within a song which are deemed especially difficult or long).

The PS2 version of the game has 30 tracks (around 20 of which are famous/original) by artists including Misteeq, Run D.M.C, Liberty X, Sugababes, Room 5, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Chic, The Trammps, 5ive, Junior Senior, Las Ketchup and DJ Sammy.

There are initially three difficulty levels, and the player can either practise one song at a time (in Jukebox mode) or enter the Dance:UK Championship, winning which will unlock a 'Dance Recorder' mode in which players can record their own dance routines. In multiplayer up to 8 players can compete in succession or 2 players can compete head-to-head.

A karaoke mode is also provided for use with a wireless microphone (sold separately) whilst 'Aerobic' Mode calculates the number of calories you've burnt during play.


Dance:UK PlayStation 2 This is the Aerobics mode. Instead of points it records calories burned. It's hard keeping pace using a controller, trying to play the game while dancing would result in a serious workout
Dance:UK PlayStation 2 Once the score for the session has been announced the player gets to hear the crowd's reaction, 9400 is not a good score so they make a sort of unenthusiastic murmur while the dancer looks embarrassed
Dance:UK PlayStation 2 There's a Jukebox mode where the player can select any tune of their choosing. When highlighted like this there's a brief pause and then the tune's introduction starts playing.
Dance:UK PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's animated introduction

Alternate Titles

  • "Dance Europe" -- European Title

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Critic Reviews Dec 22, 2003 15 out of 20 75
GameCell UK 2003 6 out of 10 60


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Paul Jones (275) added Dance:UK (PlayStation 2) on Feb 04, 2004
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