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Rhythm Party (Boom Boom Dance in Japan) is a rhythm game published by Konami and developed by the DanceMasters (Dance Evolution in Japan and Europe) team that allows players to have more freedom in their routines. A combo system, as well as implementing a simpler system for point scoring i.e. timed circles to place body parts enables the player to create their own dance for each song.
Circles appear in the vicinity of the dance area, and players must put a body part inside the circle in time with the music. Players gain bonuses if they do various tricks such as: kicks, jumps, and spins. For each song the player also gets to choose one of five different filters which will give the players visual representation a distinct look. At the end of each song the player is graded on their performance with score raging from C to AAA. There are 4 different difficulties: Light, Standard, Extreme and Master with the last one being a free DLC.
List of Songs (Title - Artist)
Ten songs where included with the game from the get go. They included both licensed music from well known artists such as Lady Gaga and Bobby Brown as well as music composed internally by Konamis sound team.
|Born This Way||Lady Gaga|
|Every Little Step||Bobby Brown|
|Y.M.C.A.||The Village People|
|A Midnight Rendezvous||Shanice|
|Still Unbreakable||Des-ROW (feat. Vanilla Ice)|
|Say A Prayer||Des-ROW (feat. Maxi Priest)|
|Befree||Des-ROW (feat. Vanilla Ice)|
|Summer Fairytale||Design-MAD Crew|
|Heartbreak (Sound Selektaz Remix)||NAOKI (feat. Becca Hossany)|
|All Thru the Night||Jun (feat. Lisa Lisa)|
Downloadable Song Packs
Five song packs have since the release been made available as DLC. These packs cost 240 msp each and contains 3 songs.
Song Pack no.1 (released February 15 2012):
|KEEP IT REAL||NAOKI feat. Tiffany|
|UNBELIEVABLE (Sparky remix)||Jun feat. Sarah-Jane|
Song Pack no.2 (released February 15 2012):
|ACTIVATION||Jun feat. Kathy Sledge|
|Pharaoh ★ Love||Des-ROW|
|Diamond Night||TOMOSUKE feat. Alexa Slaymaker|
Song Pack no.3 (released February 29 2012):
|All Around The World||Stacey Q|
|El ritmo te controla||Jeanette Herra|
Song Pack no.4 (released March 14 2012):
|INSIDE YOUR MIND||Limahl|
|The Sunbeam||Des-ROW + XX|
Song Pack no.5 (released March 28 2012):
|Lame by Monday||Des-ROW|
|華爛漫 -Flowers- (2nd EDITION)||TЁЯRA|
|LOVE IS THE POWER -Re:born-||NM|
Rhythm Party was largely overlooked at it's initial release and gamerankings.com only track 3 reviews of the game all of which gave the game a middling score of 65%. As of May 12 2012 it was the fourteenth least played XBLA game among the users on Giant Bomb.