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Dance on GameCube with MC Groovz danceCraze

by Jonathan Metts - November 2, 2004, 8:40 am PST
Source: Mad Catz Press Release

The system's first dancing game --and a dance pad controller to play it on-- are coming this fall from Mad Catz.

Fans of music games have longed for the genre to break out on GameCube, and their wish is finally being fulfilled by Mad Catz. The accessory company is not only releasing a dance pad controller for GameCube, but they are also publishing their first-ever software title to support the peripheral. The game features the following songs:

"Machine Gun" - The Commodores

"Boogie Wonderland" - Earth, Wind & Fire

"Best of My Love" - The Emotions

"Intuition" - Jewel

"Shake Your Groove Thing" - Peaches and Herb

"Lady Marmalade" - LaBelle featuring Patti LaBelle

"That's The Way (I Like It)" - KC And The Sunshine Band

"Parents Just Don't Understand" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

"Irresistable (Hex Hector Club Mix)" - Jessica Simpson

"Makin It" - David Naughton

"Freaks Come out At Night" - Whodini

"Turn Me On" - Kevin Lyttle

"Osining" - Mike Doughty

"Walking On Sunshine" - Jump 5

"Out Of Sight" - Call Me Alice

"Sweet Love" - Kaskade

"Love and Music" (Joshua lz Remix) - Rithma

"Soundtrack to the Soul" (Big City Dub) - Kaskade

"Rainfall" (Kaskade Remix) - J Boogie's Dubtronic Science

"Come On" - Miguel Migs

"Natural" (Halo & Andre Harris Mix) - Afro Mystik

"It's You, It's Me" (Jason Hodges Mix) - Kaskade

"Meditation to the Groove" Johnny Fiasco Mix - Kaskade

"Rhythm Is" (Marque Wyatt Mix) - Afro Mystik

"Freak" (dizzy Remix) - Ming+FS

Oh Yeah Dancin' Time

Mad Catz to Publish 'MC Groovz Dance Craze' Dance Game

Game To be Bundled with Nintendo-Licensed Beat Pad(TM) for

the Nintendo GameCube(TM)

SAN DIEGO--Nov. 2, 2004--

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), the

world's leading third party video game accessory manufacturer, today

announced that it will be publishing its first video game title, "MC

Groovz Dance Craze". The game will be the first dance game released on

the Nintendo GameCube(TM) system and will be bundled with one licensed

dance pad at an MSRP of $49.99. Additional Nintendo-licensed Beat Pads

can be purchased separately at an MSRP of $29.99. The title will

launch exclusively on the Nintendo GameCube system and is expected to

be in stores for the up-coming holiday season.

"MC Groovz Dance Craze" is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB. The

dance game genre has seen strong sales growth this year as a result of

high profile media coverage of the positive health effects of dance

games. The game features 29 songs from leading artists including

Jessica Simpson, Kevin Lyttle and Jewel, a selection of the latest

techno dance club tracks, and even some disco classics.

"The new dance game and beat pad bundle addresses one of the

hottest trends in the interactive entertainment industry by

capitalizing on the very popular dancing craze," says Darren

Richardson, President and CEO of Mad Catz. "The launch of the game is

also an important element in our strategy to add new revenue streams

that leverage the capabilities of our existing business. Mad Catz

supplies dance pads to many of the leading video game retailers in the

world. Publishing dance games to be used in conjunction with those

pads is a natural product extension."

The game introduces an innovative eight directional button format

and includes four styles of game play including:

-- Just Dance: single player dancing

-- Dance Together: two-player collaborative dancing

-- Dance Face Off: two-player competitive dancing

-- Dance Workout: Fitness mode with calorie counter

Each dance style offers Easy, Moderate and Expert modes to

challenge everyone from novices to dance game aficionados. The

Nintendo-Licensed Beat Pad is designed to support the new game play

with eight directional buttons.

Additional information is available at www.madcatz.com.

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