As the arcade dance-em-up continues to make waves across the industry, we've seen numerous spin-off games and clones produced, encouraging players to groove in different ways. But Konami has proved itself to be the most prolific developer in this relatively new genre, and has chosen to stick with traditional 4-way dancing for it's next outing - Dancing Stage Fever for PlayStation 2.
In terms of gameplay, nothing much is new about Dancing Stage Fever. Players are once again prompted to stamp their feet in time with the music, and a score is given at the end of each track, depending on your performance. It's really that simple, but it's still oh so addictive - pure unadulterated fun.
Most of Dancing Stage's game modes remain intact in this offering, with workout and multi-player modes still as popular as ever. The graphics have also received a much-needed overhaul for the PS2 platform, offering clean, crisp visuals and a few flashy lighting effects and dance moves.
But the real reason that people keep buying these games is for the music, and Konami's latest offering is the first in the 1 million-selling series to boast licensed music videos in addition to well known chart tracks. All new licensed tracks include songs from artists such as The Spice Girls, Ace of Base, Thin Lizzy, Squeeze and Madness. Konami has also included 28 additional music tracks specially created for Dancing Stage Fever.
Dancing Stage Fever is another fine addition to Konami's popular arcade series and we're sure there'll be more to come in the future.