Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチダンス：ジャストダンスジャストダンススペシャルバージョン Yōkai Uotchi Dansu: Jasuto Dansu Supesharu Bājon) or simply referred to Yo-kai Watch: Just Dance is a music game for the Wii U, and a collaboration between Level-5's Yo-kai Watch and Ubisoft's Just Dance franchises. The game was released on December 5, 2015 in Japan.
The game comes in two editions. While both of them featured the Sergeant Burly Song Medal, they were available with or without a Wii Remote included.
Development & Release
The game was revealed in September's CoroCoro Magazine issue, as Level-5 announced that they would collaborate with Ubisoft's Just Dance series. The title of the game was also revealed at that time, as well as that songs from the Yo-kai Watch series that would be included in the game. At that time, there wasn't an official release date.
Later on, Level-5 announced that the game would be released on December 5, 2015. It was also revealed that newer songs like Uchuu Dance and Jinsei Dramatic would be in the game with Hailey Anne, Usapyon and other 'Merican Yo-kai. It also showed off how medals could be read with the Wii U's Gamepad, allowing the player to fill up their Yo-kai Avatar collection easier.
Changes from the original games
- The Gold Move visual effect is taken from Just Dance 2014, even though the sound is different and the Yo-kai's head can be seen.
- The Star sound effects are taken Just Dance 2015, though it has been altered.
- All Avatars are replaced with Yo-kai, and are voiced by their corresponding voice actor or actress.
- The coaches in the game have a full opaque line around the body unlike a faded opaque in the mainline series. Also, the face shapes are blurred out.
- This game doesn't have highlighted lyrics.
The game features a total of ten songs, which are the first five Japanese opening and ending themes.
| Gera Gera Po Song|
|Yo-kai Exercise No. 1|
|Matsuribayashi De Geragerapo|
|Hatsukoitoge De Geragerapo|
|Gerappo Dance Train|
|Idol Wa Ooh-Nya-Nya No Ken|
|Yo-kai Exercise No. 2|
- Main article: Yo-kai Badges
In this game, players can collect Yo-kai Badges (Japanese: 妖怪バッジ) which take the form of Avatars from the mainline Just Dance games. They can be obtained from getting a certain amount of stars in a song or from the Yo-kai Dance Gacha (Japanese: 妖怪ダンスガチャ).
|Famitsu||27 of 40|
While the game received mostly good reviews, some were mixed.
- Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is the first ever collaborative game to be released. The second would be Yo-kai Sangokushi.
- This is the first Yo-kai Watch game to be released on a console platform, and the only game to be released for the Wii U.
- This the first Yo-kai Watch game to be outsourced, as it was developed in Europe. The second would later be Yo-kai Watch Busters 2.
- This game has only ten songs, making it the least amount in the entire Just Dance franchise. The second would be Just Dance: Summer Party (or known as Just Dance 2: Extra Songs in Europe).
- Eight of the songs from the game are included in the files of Just Dance Unlimited. Though, it is unknown if they are going to be released or not.
- This is the second of the two Japanese Just Dance games to be released on the Wii U.
- ↑ Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version official website
- ↑ Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version To Release On December 5 In Japan