By: Johner Riehl
FamilyFriendlyVideoGames.com Founder / Editorial Director
(NOTE: This review is based on the playing the Kinect version of Grease Dance.)
Grease Dance might be the most polished dancing game for Kinect we’ve played yet. Although the characters are more cartoony than realistic, their fluid dance moves are fun to match, and the classic Grease-inspired songs and content are fun for parents and kids to dance and sing along to.
Songs can be played alone or with a friend, and each one shows the words on the bottom so players can also karaoke along if they want. Playing through songs unlocks more difficult songs as well as Grease-themed mini-games.
Grease the Game has a few different competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. The standard versus mode has players going for the highest scores, but the Challenge mode introduces freezes, poses, actions and more to the songs, and performing them better than your opponent leads to big bonuses.
Families with an Xbox 360 microphone can hook up and enjoy Grease Karaoke mode. In Karaoke mode, there are no scores or even singing bars as seen in other game. It’s straight up Karaoke fun with no points or other gamification added.
There are also a number of fun mini-games, ranging from games based on the T-Birds love of cars to the Pink Ladies sleepovers and. These games require more than dancing, and are a fun addition to the games memorable dance routines.