Let's Dance with Mel B

Dominic Sacco

Let's Dance with Mel B

While most of the Spice Girls are no longer in the limelight – with the exception of fashion mags’ favourite Victoria ‘Posh’ Beckham – Mel B seems to be carving out a career in video games.

Fresh from her debut with last November’s Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 title Get Fit with Mel B, Scary Spice is now making a move on the Just Dance market.

Let’s Dance with Mel B puts players on a virtual stage alongside other professional backing dancers and teaches them smartly-choreographed routines set to 28 popular hits.

The songs available range from recent chart-toppers to classic tunes, covering music genres such as Urban, Pop, R&B, Latin and more (see ‘The Tracklist’).

The game takes advantage of all three motion control systems: Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect. Each one tracks players’ movements with precision as they try to follow the actions displayed on screen.

Let’s Dance is presented in the style of a TV talent show – along the lines of Sky One’s Got To Dance. Players audition for the show and then perform on six different stages, with each one testing a different style of dance.

After each track, players can watch themselves perform and wait for Mel B’s judgment, as the pop star decides whether or not gamers are worthy to progress through the competition.

Naturally, Let’s Dance taps into the social aspect of dance games. As well as a two-player mode that allows gamers to dance against each other, and even caters for up to eight players taking it in turns. They can even share their best performances with other Mel B fans online.

The tracklist

50 Cent    ‘In Da Club’ (clean version)
Cameo    ‘Word Up’
Ce Ce Peniston    ‘Finally’
Chumbawumba    ‘Tub Thumping’
Culture Club    ‘Karma Chameleon’
David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland     ‘Commander’
Fatboy Slim    ‘The Rockafeller Skank’
Fergie    ‘Quando Quando Quando’
Gloria Gaynor    ‘I Will Survive’
Holly Vallance    ‘Kiss Kiss’
Just Jack    ‘Starz in their eyes’
Lady Gaga     ‘Poker Face’
Maroon 5    ‘This Love’
Mika    ‘Love Today’
Mousse T    ‘All Night Long’
Noelia    ‘Candela’
OMD    ‘Enola Gay’
Paulina Rubio    ‘Y Sigo Aqui’
Pixie Lott    ‘Boys and Girls’
Pixie Lott    ‘Mama Do’
Pussycat Dolls    ‘Don’t Cha’
Rahman feat. Pussycat Dolls     ‘Jai Ho!’
Rihanna    ‘Disturbia’
Rose Royce    ‘Car Wash’
Sarah Vaughan    ‘Peter Gunn’ (remix)
Spandau Ballet    ‘Gold’
Spice Girls    ‘Wannabe’
Yolanda Be Cool & DCup    ‘We No Speak Americano’

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