Just Dance 4 is the fourth game in the main series of Just Dance. It was released for the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 on October 2, 2012 in Europe (in two editions: a regular edition and a "Special Edition" that contains a bonus song, although the Special Edition is only available for the Wii) and on October 9, 2012 in North America. It was later released for the Wii U on November 2012.
Just Dance 4 revamped itself from past games to feature a broader experience for players. For one, the graphics for this game were updated to make the dancers look more realistic than in past games, a custom that has now been a staple in later games. They also expanded the Just Sweat mode to enhance it as a workout rather than a little extra. Instead of solely having a Sweat counter on the screen, the Just Sweat mode featured programs. Each program had a different dance style, and it consisted of a mix of routines from the game with routines from the program. At the end, a workout log was shown to the player to show their progress on the program. Mojo was slightly revamped as well. When the gauge was filled, a mini-game called the Wheel of Gifts emerged, allowing the player to spin it and receive a prize.
A new feature to the series was the Puppet Master mode. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the Puppet Master mode gave one person the opportunity to control the routine. By given four options, the player could switch up the moves the others were dancing to by using one of the four options, not choosing any option at all, (Resulting in the game using the default routine for the song) or choosing the Strike a Pose option. This timed feature gave the player four poses to pick from, and when one is selected, the current dance moves are interrupted by the pose, forcing players to mimic the pose. The controller could give points to the player who was able to mimic it the most, or not give any points at all.
Battle mode was also introduced. Ideal for two players, Battle mode gives the players to opportunity to compete for superiority. There are two sides for the players to pick, and the routine is split up in parts, with the winner of the round's song being played for the next round. At the end, the player with the most rounds is crowned the champion of the battle.
(C) = Song obtained through the Cheetos Promotion
(WU) = Wii U Exclusive
(NTSC) = NTSC Exclusive
(PAL) = PAL Exclusive
Umbrella is not included in the PAL region for the Wii if it's the regular edition
Good Girl, Make The Party (Don't Stop), Want You Back, and You Make Me Feel... are also available as DLC, but Good Girl is only a DLC in the PAL region, while Make The Party (Don't Stop) is only available in the Wii version from the NTSC region
A lot of the songs in the game have another alternate dance. Most of them are locked and have to be unlocked through the Wheel of Gifts.
|Run The Show||4||Extreme|
|What Makes You Beautiful||4||Extreme|
|Wild Wild West||4||Extreme|
|Call Me Maybe||3||Alternate|
|Can't Take My Eyes Off You||3||Alternate|
|Tribal Dance||1||With a Katana|
|Umbrella||2||With an Umbrella|
|Everybody Needs Somebody To Love||1||Hold My Hand|
|Jailhouse Rock||3||Line Dance|
The Hold My Hand version of Everybody Needs Somebody to Love is not in the Xbox 360 version, while the Line Dance of Jailhouse Rock is not included in the Wii version. The Line Dance of Jailhouse Rock is also treated as a Solo, despite there being three dancers on-screen.
Just like the Classic dance, Umbrella's With an Umbrella dance is included in the NTSC version, but is only included in the PAL version if the person bought the Special Edition of the game
|Beauty and a Beat vs Call Me Maybe||1|
|Moves Like Jagger vs Never Gonna Give You Up||2|
|Rock N' Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) vs Livin' La Vida Loca||1|
|Super Bass vs Love You Like A Love Song||3|
|Tribal Dance vs Rock Lobster||2|
The battle Rock N' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain) vs Livin' La Vida Loca is already unlocked in the beginning in the Wii U version
The mashups for Beauty and a Beat and Good Feeling are unlocked through the Wheel of Gifts in the Wii, Uplay in the Xbox 360 and Playstation, and either in the Wii U
The Puppet Master for Call Me Maybe is already unlocked in the beginning
Downloadable Content (DLC)
Just Dance 4 also had additional content for the player to dance to. Exact dates of these dances varied by console and/or region.
|Song||Menu Picture||Difficulty||Release Date||Cost|
|Part of Me||4||October 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) January 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Dagomba||2||November 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) Ferbuary 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Funhouse||3||November 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) January 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Gangnam Style||3||November 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) January 2013 (WIi U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Make The Party (Don't Stop)||2||November 21, 2012 (Wii)||300 Wii Points|
|You Make Me Feel...(feat. Sabi)||2||November 2012 (PAL) January 2013 (NTSC)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Good Girl||1||December 2012 (PAL Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) February 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Heavy Cross||2||December 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) February 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Hit The Lights||2||December 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) February 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|One Thing||1||December 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) February 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|So Glamorous||2||December 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) January 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Want U Back||1||December 2012 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Boom||2||January 2013 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) February 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Oath||2||January 2013 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) February 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|We R Who We R||2||January 2013 (Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3) February 2013 (Wii U)||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Gold Dust||2||March 2013||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Professor Pumplestickle||3||March 2013||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|The Lazy Song||1||March 2013||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Baby Girl||2||April 2013||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Die Young||3||April 2013||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Primadonna||2||April 2013||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
Prices vary depending on where the player is
More images can be seen at Just Dance 4/Gallery
- This is the first game to be released first in the PAL region (Europe and Australia) before the NTSC region. The Wii U version (which was a launch title for the system) was however released first in the NTSC region, as the Wii U was coming first in the United States and Canada, both members of the NTSC.
- This is the first game in the series where effort raings weren't included.
- Despite Want U Back appearing in the Wii U version of the game, it is still available as DLC in said version.
- This is the last game in the main series to use Mojo as a "filling". It would become transformed as coins in the next game and its subsequent releases.