The mere mention of the band ABBA makes me smile as it holds so many fond college memories. I imagine it’s the same for many of you out there. I danced during many late nights to “Dancing Queen” and “Take A Chance on Me” with my sorority sisters and friends and we were always those “Woo” girls when an ABBA song came on.
I also went the Sing-Aloud version of the movie Mamma Mia when that came out a few years ago and remember remarking to the friend who went with me that it was tough to stay sitting throughout the movie as I wanted to get up and dance!
So I was all over testing out Ubisoft’s latest dance game, ABBA You Can Dance on the Wii (Amazon, $39.99). If you aren’t familiar, Ubisoft is the maker of the extremely popular Just Dance games, of which I’m also a fan. (I use them for both fun and exercise on days I can’t get to the gym!)
A couple of weekends ago, we got together with some friends to test out the game. My friend is also a die-hard ABBA fan and we actually managed to even rope some of the guys into dancing along with us! (Note the one Dad who did not want to be identified on camera so danced to the game with a Batman mask on – so funny!)
This is just an all-around fun party game for anyone of any age. You can see in the video that my friend’s children (8 & 6) enjoyed dancing along with it just as much as we did. I’m all for a game that gets everyone laughing and having a good time.
And a fun bonus that isn’t available in the Just Dance options – what would ABBA be without the ability to sing along??? In this game you can plug your microphone in and there’s a setting in the game where you can sing along as you dance. Awesome!
Find Ubisoft’s (Just Dance makers) ABBA You Can Dance on Amazon for $39.99 with free shipping. A great gift for any ABBA fan on your holiday list who has a Wii!
Here’s a video of us all dancing to it! I’m bummed it’s not the best quality and it’s sort of dark because we obviously danced after dark but you can see how much fun we had!