Just Dance 2021 is the latest installment in the popular rhythm game series, and the fifth version is a row that I’m reviewing. With musical tastes being so subjective, I’m mostly looking for what’s different with this year’s features. For better or worse, there’s hardly anything.
A Just Dance Unlimited Subscription perk is still offered and will give you the diversity (600-plus tunes) that these 40 new tracks mostly lack. There’s a lot of current pop that’s autotuned or has singers mumbling, shouting, or whispering for my liking. Of course, if you’ve been playing the series from the start, you’ll recall Just Dance 2018 offered three free months of Unlimited. Existing subscriptions carry over to Just Dance 2021, as do high scores. Note that rumble (beat vibrations) don’t work with Unlimited, just the 40 new songs.
The phone app and co-op mode also return. These are welcomed features (the latter particularly), albeit familiar if you’ve played one of the more recent entries. With COVID-19 spikes happening everywhere, I wonder how much the phone app will get used in this outing? Quickplay is a new mode, but it’s about as exciting as it sounds, merely picking a song at random. You’ll also need to deactivate the countdown every time you play to avoid random song selections.
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I found it interesting looking at my playtime for the last several Just Dance installments. After three years straight of being among my most played games, Just Dance 2020 saw my lowest amount of total playtime. This fact surprised me, especially with so many months of sheltering in place (I could’ve used the sweat mode to track my burned calories). I think it’s because last year’s version felt more like an update. Outside of the All-Stars mode – cut from 2021 – it ended up feeling too similar. Just Dance 2021 feels likewise.
Just Dance 2021 would still be quite a solid choice for family fun. It’s an E-rated game with a Kids Mode, though I encourage parents to look the song list over. A few of these new songs are probably not appropriate for youngsters. Earlier years of the series saw specific Kids or Disney Party spinoffs, but the last several years have just had the main series games. As a series, Just Dance has fallen into a definite pattern. A pattern that remains pretty fun with exercises the whole family can do, but a pattern all the same.
Refined but not innovated, Just Dance 2021 represents the series in stagnation. It still entertains, but the past few entries have seen little in the way of positive change. A couple of the prior editions on Switch are arguably better. With a Just Dance Unlimited Subscription, I’d stick with one of them before grabbing Just Dance 2021 on sale. This series has diminished and needs to break from its comfort zone with a shot in the arm to stand separate from other exercise titles.© Courtesy Best Buy; Courtesy Walmart It’ll sell out instantly if history is any indication.
It’s the gaming sale you’ve been waiting for: Nintendo’s highly anticipated Black Friday 2020 deals have finally arrived. From newly released games such as Just Dance 2021and NBA 2K21to all-time classics like Mario Kart 8 Deluxeand Super Mario Bros. U: Deluxe, many of the brand’s best titles are majorly marked down.
Like previous years, Nintendo has forgone a price cut on its benchmark console, the Nintendo Switch, and instead offered a special Black Friday-only bundle that includes the console, a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month Nintendo Online membership for $299 — the usual price of just the console alone.
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Inventory for the Nintendo Switch has been sporadic throughout the past few months due to unprecedented demand, so now’s the chance to grab one while it's available at Amazon, where Switch bundles with SanDisk memory cards are available. And apart from the Switch, fans can also nab the Switch Lite, which is back in stock at Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy. Amazon has even restocked the Switch Lite bundles with SanDisk memory cards that offer up to 256 gigabytes of extra storage for those who prefer downloading games over physical cartridges, and Walmart's Animal Crossing-themed Switch bundle with Pimkin 3 Deluxe is available again.
Games are on super sale, too, with the newest Just Dance 2021 leading the way. Discounts are as big as $25 off at Best Buy, and you can find matching prices at Amazon as well. Even the game of the year — Animal Crossing: New Horizons — is back in stock at Walmart with the game’s exclusive Pop Socket bundle, or on sale as a stand-alone purchase at Amazon. And Pokemon fans can grab both the Swordand Shieldgames for as little as $39 apiece.
There are discounts flying left and right, so we’ve rounded up the 28 best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals you won’t want to miss below. Hurry and shop before the markdowns and consoles are gone, and check out EW’s full coverage of other Black Friday deals here.
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- Nintendo Switch with Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con, $299.99 at amazon.com, bestbuy.com
- Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition, $299.99 at bestbuy.com
- Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition with Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Accessories, $459.99 at walmart.com
- Nintendo Switch Lite, $199 at amazon.com, walmart.com, bestbuy.com
- Nintendo Switch Lite with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, $259.98 at bestbuy.com in Turquoise and Yellow
- Nintendo Switch Lite with SanDisk 128GB MicroSD Card, $218.99 (orig. $234.98) at amazon.com
- Nintendo Switch Lite with SanDisk 64GB MicroSD Card, $215.29 (orig. $219.98) at amazon.com
- Nintendo Switch Lite with SanDisk 256GB MicroSD Card, $238.99 (orig. $251.49) at amazon.com
- Nintendo Switch Lite in Turquoise with Paper Mario: Origami King and accessories, $329.99 at walmart.com
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- Just Dance 2021, $29.99 (orig. $49.99) at amazon.com, bestbuy.com, walmart.com
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons, $49.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, bestbuy.com
- Luigi's Mansion 3, $39.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, bestbuy.com
- Super Mario Maker 2, $39.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, bestbuy.com
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, $34.99 (orig. $59.99) at bestbuy.com
- Yoshi's Crafted World, $34.99 (orig. $59.99) at bestbuy.com
- Paper Mario: The Origami King, $58.12 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, $44.99 (orig. $59.99) at walmart.com
- Minecraft, $23.92 (orig. $29.99) at walmart.com
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, $49.94 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, bestbuy.com, walmart.com
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, $44.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, walmart.com
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, $39.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, bestbuy.com
- Pokemon Sword, $39.99 (orig. $59.99) at bestbuy.com
- Pokémon Shield, $39.99 (orig. $59.99) at bestbuy.com
- Super Mario Odyssey, $44.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, walmart.com
- Carnival Games, $19.99 (orig. $34.99) at bestbuy.com
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses, $34.99 (orig. $59.99) at bestbuy.com
- NBA 2K21, $27.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, walmart.com
- PGA TOUR 2K21, $27.99 (orig. $59.99) at amazon.com, bestbuy.com
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