Britney's Dance Beat is a rhythm game based around the music and videos of Britney Spears
. Published by THQ
, the game was released in two versions: a PlayStation 2
version developed by Hyperspace Cowgirls
and a Game Boy Advance
version developed by ART Co., Ltd
. It was released on March 10, 2002.
In Britney's Dance Beat, you're an aspiring dancer who is auditioning for a spot as a backup dancer on her tour. One or two players compete for this opportunity through a series of rhythm games that take place on various make-shift stages consisting of different back drops and usually featuring one Britney's music videos playing in the background.
The game mechanics involve pressing the correct button on the controller in sync with a round radar monitor in the lower left of the screen. As the radar scan sweeps around the dial, it lights up the corresponding button on the controller that you should push at that exact time. Your accuracy is reflected in the dance moves performed by the avatar.
After beating each audition, the player is rewarded with backstage passes
that unlock bonuses such as footage of Britney back stage at her concerts.
- ...Baby One More Time
- Oops!... I Did It Again
- I'm a Slave 4 U
Former Gamespot editor Aaron Thomas revealed that he bought Britney's Dance Beat at a Circuit City bargain bin. He considers the game a guilty pleasure.