Get down, low, and/or funky with EA’s new rhythm game for Wii.
07/10/2007 Update: Check out the new E3 trailer for Boogie, courtesy of EA.
Though Konami is bringing its Dance Dance Revolution series to Wii in the form of Hottest Party later this year, it won’t be alone: Electronic Arts is joining the fold as well with its own rhythm title: Boogie. Combining your karaoke skills along with your ability to shake it, Boogie has a lot of promise to rock your world when it drops in the Fall.
You start out by customizing your choice of five characters (including the pink alien seen in most screenshots), where you’ll have the choice of everything from their clothes to the color of their skin. Once you’re finished, you’ll find that the game is actually pretty simple in its premise.
Requiring the nunchuk attachment, the analog stick controls your movement direction, while the Wii Remote designates your dance moves, which can be toggled through by pressing A. There’s a rhythm meter (resembling an audio equalizer) that will designate when to bust a move (by lighting up green) – the more in tune you are with this meter, the more points you’ll receive. It’s also important to stay fresh with what dance techniques you employ, as you’ll be penalized with less points if you just keep re-hashing a certain method.
If you’ve been keeping in time, your special move meter will fill. When it’s complete, you can execute a more complex move by first hitting B, and then following the motions given to you on-screen with the remote. That's not all though, as you’ll also be graded on your singing via a USB microphone. Obviously, the better your pitch, the more points you’ll rack up.
Boogie also offers head-to-head multiplayer, as well as a video editor to splice up your recorded performances, which will be stored on the Wii’s internal flash memory. Look out for more on Boogie when it becomes available.