Dance: UK eXtra Trax - PS2

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Dance: UK eXtra Trax (PS2)
Also for: PlayStation
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Rhythm: Dance
Add-on pack
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Broadsword Interactive Soft. Co.: Big Ben
Publishers: Big Ben (GB)
Released: 23 Apr 2004 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Accessories: Dance Mat, Memory Card

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Dance: UK eXtra Trax - PS2 Screen

Dance: UK eXtra Trax - PS2 Screen

Dance: UK eXtra Trax - PS2 Screen

Summary

A popular Bemani instalment for 2003, and surprisingly not a Konami offering, Dance UK set players in a fresh step-to-the-beat competition complete with 8-way dance mat and a handful of well known pop tracks. Now its aptly-named sequel is here - eXtra Trax for PlayStation 2.

Very much the same as before, albeit with several cosmetic changes and improvements, the single most significant difference here is the addition of a broad selection of new and more recent tracks. These comprise tunes from Atomic Kitten, Blue, Darude, Girls Aloud, Ian Van Dahl, Jamelia, Jamiroquai, Javine, Liberty X, Livin' Joy, Rachel Stevens and So Solid Crew - a grand parade of modern-day hitmakers!

Dance: UK follows the usual genre formula of pressing the right button - or indeed, stepping on the right part of the mat - in time with the aforementioned songs via an onscreen arrow prompt. The main section of the game sees players progressing through a series of dance competitions before attempting to win the top prize in a professional dance tournament. There are several difficulty levels, so accessibility doesn't cause any problems to inexperienced 'dancers'. Beginners can learn with slower tracks and use the traditional 4-way dance steps, whereas skilled players can take on some advanced manoeuvres with faster tracks and 8-way dance steps.

Even more fun is a consecutive multi-player mode, allowing up to eight players to compete in teams of pairs. There's also a handicap system that means even the most skilled dancers will have good competition from their newbie rivals.

Like the game before it, Xtra Trax is great fun. Don't be surprised to see further titles from Dance UK in the future.

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