Get off the couch and play to an all-new beat in the singing and dancing game Boogie where you create and customize your very own Boog, and then take the stage to become a star. Use the unique Wii controls and an included peripheral microphone to showcase your best singing and dancing moves. Use the Boogie Video Creator to produce your very own music video afterwards, complete with multiple camera angles and cool special effects. With a huge selection of hit songs from over four decades, a variety of lovable characters, and an easy-to-use controller scheme, Boogie gives a sing-a-long, dance-a-long party game for players of all ages.
As they say: “Shake It. Sing It. Create It.”
System: Wii, PS2, DS
Release dates: August 7th 2007 (USA), August 31st 2007 (EURO)
Developer: EA Montreal
Publisher: Electronic Arts
With Boogie you can sing, dance with the Wiimote, and create music videos. The Boogs (Bubba, Jet, Julius, Kato & Lea) can be customized to change their clothing, shoes, skin, hair, and accessories. Here’s the full song list they’ll sing and dance to:
1. Black Eyed Peas — “Let’s Get It Started”
2. Blondie — “One Way Or Another”
3. Britney Spears — “I’m A Slave 4 U”
4. Britney Spears — “Oops I Did It Again”
5. The B-52′s — “Love Shack”
6. Carl Douglas — “Kung Fu Fighting”
7. Chic — “Le Freak”
8. The Commodores — “Brick House”
9. Culture Club — “Karma Chameleon”
10. Cyndi Lauper — “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
11. Daft Punk — “One More Time”
12. Dee-Lite — “Groove Is In The Heart”
13. Fergie — “Fergalicious”
14. Gypsy Kings — “Baila Me”
15. Jackson 5 — “ABC”
16. Jackson 5 — “Dancing Machine”
17. Jackson 5 — “I Want You Back”
18. Jamiroquai — “Canned Heat”
19. Jamiroquai — “Virtual Insanity”
20. Jennifer Lopez — “Get Right”
21. Katrina & The Waves — “Walking On Sunshine”
22. KC And The Sunshine Band — “That’s The Way (I Like It)”
23. Kelis — “Milkshake”
24. Kool & The Gang — “Celebration”
25. Lou Bega — “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)”
26. M — “Pop Muzik”
27. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas — “Dancing in the Street”
28. MC Hammer — “U Can’t Touch This”
29. Pink — “Get The Party Started”
30. Pussycat Dolls Feat. Busta Rhymes — “Don’tcha”
31. Red Hot Chili Peppers — “Love Rollercoaster”
32. Rihanna — “SOS”
33. Simply Red — “Stars”
34. Sister Sledge — “We Are Family”
35. Taste Of Honey — “Boogie Oogie Oogie”
36. Thalia — “Tu Y Yo”
37. The Village People — “YMCA”
38. The Weather Girls — “It’s Raining Men”
Watch these ladies Boogie.
So what are Boogie’s main features?
* Make Your Boog a Star — Choose one of the Boogs and customize their look.
* Controls That Make You Shake and Move — Bring your Boog to life with the innovative, motion-based Wii controls. Dance, shake, and move your way to stardom with the Wiimote and Nunchuk.
* Your Moves, Your Voice, Your Video — Capture your best dance moves, add your voice, and make your Boog a star with the easy-to-use Boogie Video Creator. Change camera angles, add effects, and create the ultimate music video.
* Party It Up — Fun mini-games, “You Sing, I Dance” co-op gameplay, head-to-head battles, and karaoke party makes Boogie the perfect party game and a complete entertainment experience.
* The Music Reigns Supreme — From rock to pop, disco to funk, Boogie will have you singing and dancing to an all-new beat.
All the single- and multiplayer modes explained.
As a conclusion let’s rate this game on its fun-basis.
FUN FACTOR – 6.0
For a game that’s largely a karaoke game and has an extensive 39 songs soundtrack to back that up, the fact that it doesn’t matter how well you sing or even that you can score high without singing the actual lyrics, means it won’t have legs as a party game when there’s no effort required. The dance part’s simple controls result in you trying to mimic the dance moves, but noticing it doesn’t really matter if you wave it around a lot, or alternatively if you try to do it exactly it won’t respond well to your movements. What seems like a perfect fit for the Wii, then turns into a dance-karaoke game that looks really cool, but is only fun to play once or twice.
Graphics – 8.0
The game’s cel-shaded character and backdrops look fantastic. The designs are outrageous and you can tell the designers had lots of fun creating all the wacky and glamorous characters that are all very well animated with great FX.
Audio – 7.0
The soundtrack is a good selection of pop track covers from the last forty years.
Ingenuity – 5.0
As mentioned above, the simple controls make the gameplay cheap to perform. It’s also unpredictable whether or not you’re winning or losing, so that sucks out a lot of the fun. If EA are going to try and make another one of these, they should look at Elite Beat Agents first to see how good rhythmic controls are done.
Replay Value – 5.0
If you’re really into karaoke and rhythm games you might want to check it out with the lack of any other similar games on the Wii, but after an hour we got fed up with it. Do not get this for the single player, but only if you intend to play with a friend.