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IGN Previews: Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party

I've been feeling like a fat blob the entire Tokyo Game Show, and no game has emphasized that fact than Konami's Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party for the Wii, which I played. Konami didn't want to take up precious floor space at its booth with DDR, so the publisher relegated the game to an area where the show employees enforce an "only kids can play" policy: the Kids' Corner. Luckily I flashed my press credentials and I was off tapping to the groove of techno-remixed disco and an upbeat rendition of "99 Red Balloons."

So what we have here is pretty much a Wii version of Konami's extremely popular dance rhythm game. If you've missed the craze, here it is in a nutshell: you've got a dance pad with up, down, left, and right arrows, and you "simply" step on the big fat foot-sized buttons in relation to the arrows that are rising up the screen. It's all to a rhythm, and the arrangements of the arrows encourages a bit of shuffling that emulates dancing. "Simply" was typed out in quotations because of irony: for newbies, this game is anything but "simple." Sure, on easy it's a basic stepping game, but if you crank up the difficulty you'll be breaking a sweat in seconds trying to keep up.

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