Bratz - GBA

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Also for: PlayStation
Viewed: 2D Static screen Genre:
Rhythm: Dance
Arcade origin:No
Developer: DC Studios Soft. Co.: Ubisoft
Publishers: Ubisoft (GB)
Released: 9 May 2003 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Connectivity: Link Cable


The super cool, girl band-esque quintet with a passion for fashion have made their way over to the Game Boy Advance and are now starring in their very own 'dress-up 'n' dance' game. In similar vein to Britney's Dance Beat, the game takes the form of a rhythm action dance-em-up and is very much targeted at the younger female gamer.

As the story goes, an extremely important dance competition has been organised at school. The winner will get the opportunity to represent their school at the final competition and subsequently go on to win the much sought after grand prize: to be the solo dancer in a music video. Too good an opportunity to miss for the Bratz chicks - all you have to do is pick one and dance your way to the end of the ten-level contest.

Kicking things off is the option to set the game's difficulty level, followed by the crucial decision of which girl to choose - Cloe, Yasmin, Sasha, Jade, or Meygan. You get the chance to enter into a practice mode, which teaches you a few moves and gets you used to the tunes but, failing that, it's simply a case of choosing the right outfit and then making your way on to the dancefloor and strutting your stuff.

The gameplay itself basically involves pressing the right direction on the D-pad at the right time. A cross on the screen represents this, with arrows moving outwards from its centre. Hit the right direction when the respective arrow passes its point on the cross and your girl can be dancing like John Travolta. Every so often the game switches into Freestyle mode, where you get the chance to show of your own dancing skills.

Bratz the game is more than likely to go down well with fans of Bratz the toys, namely young girls. It's not, therefore, recommended for blokes who like shooting things.