Monday, December 12, 2011

ABBA You can Dance Wii {REVIEW}

I am a Clever Girls Collective Member and was selected this year to be a UbiChamp, unfortunately my erratic schedule meant I wasn't fast enough on the email draw to get in on some of the earlier campaigns this year (total SMURFS envy - ah! I digress....), I shamelessly begged my way in to the Abba You Can Dance Campaign and hosted a 70's themed party this weekend!

To say this year has been a mixed bag is a total understatement and we all needed something fun to focus our energies on!

My butterfly pals who sadly are not so keen on pictures (they are not bloggers and don't get the whole 'live your life out loud' concept of blogging)  threatened me with bodily harm with their heavy platform shoes, so this post won't be as picture happy as my usual. We had wig power, flower power, platforms, bellbottoms and quite a number of peace sign graphic tee shirts in attendance.

When I loaded the game, my Wii decided it needed an update, so while it updated, we put in the order for pizza and sodas.

The first surprise was that this game has a Karoake component to it, I didn't know that, and everyone agreed to start there. After a ton of howling (ahem, I mean singing), dogs began barking, and finally pizza arrived. After a brief pizza break where we discussed everyone's singing, it was agreed that the grown ups would switch to adult beverages, while the teens were offered snacks and treats! We all agreed that none of us should quit our day jobs. No 'The Voice' in our group! :)

And then the fun really begins. We couldn't agree on which song to start with for the dance part, so we decided we'd play them ALL! That was quite an undertaking as we had quite a few players! (Up to four players can play at the same time so long as you have the four remotes!)

We all danced to:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Angeleyes
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - As Good As New
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Bang-A-Boomerang
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Dancing Queen (two versions available)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Does Your Mother Know
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fernando
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Head Over Heels
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Hole In Your Soul
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Honey, Honey
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I'm A Marionette
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If It Wasn't For The Nights
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Knowing Me, Knowing You
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Lay All Your Love On Me
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Mamma Mia
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Money, Money, Money
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - People Need Love
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - SOS
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Summer Night City
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Super Trouper
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Take A Chance On Me
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The Winner Takes It All
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Voulez-vous
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Waterloo
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - When I Kissed The Teacher

I will say I wish I had been able to snap photos of everyone, particularly the guys doing these dances. One of the songs is actually danced with ballet steps, and the hilarity ensued watching the guys doing their best 'black swan' imitations!

Everyone wanted to steal my Disco Ball! As I wasn't willing to part with it, I offered up a Disco Ball Key Chain to the highest score of the night!

This game is not restricted to Abba Fans, if you like Dance style games, you will definitely want to add this one to your collection! I can tell you they are NOT easy, they really make you work! You work up quite a sweat dancing along with this game.

If like me, you are an Abba Fan, you'll love that the band's videos and some live performances are part of the background to the songs so you follow along with the instructor, and you also see the Band at the same time playing the song which I thought was pretty cool.

And not to get too heavy on the spoilers, but make sure you have a rug setup where you do this, you will be hitting the floor for one of the routines and your knees will thank you if you remember to put something soft underneath them! (And well, not to brag or anything, well OK maybe just a little, but I got a 'PERFECT!' cheer from the game for that part of the dance, YAY me!)

You get a score at the end of the dance as well as star achievements, 5 stars are NOT easy to earn! Plan to start your play early in the day if you are competitive and want those 5 stars before you go to bed. :)

Much like a good book that you just can't put down, you'll find yourself unable to play just one song with Abba You can Dance!

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FTC Disclosure: Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.


  1. sounds really fun! i like that it's not super easy-that yiu have to work to do the game! i'd love to try this-thanks for the review! :)

    annae07 at aol dot com

  2. @Amy V - It is definitely not easy! We were all really surprised how you really work up a sweat with this game! Thanks for posting, I'm sure with enough posts here, I may be able to twist some arms about hosting a giveaway for readers as well! :)

    ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ