Show off your tapping skills and your dance moves in this brilliant dance simulation game
Compete with AI dancers on the Red Carpet or against actual human players in epic dance battles
Customize your avatar’s looks with the wide variety of items available at the in-game shop
Love Dance is a fun, social, and challenging dance simulation mobile game that will truly put your reflexes to the test. The game features up to 4 different “moves” ranging from the single tap to the double tap, as well as from the sliding a button to holding it down instead. If you do it right - note that you need to tap on the key when the halo is at the outer border of the bubble and not in the narrow space between the outer border and the inner one, you can easily get a “Perfect” score.
Like most dance simulation games, Love Dance places a lot of emphasis on combos, which will grant you massive multipliers as long as you can keep the combo going. And to do so, you simply mustn’t miss any keys. Well, this can be a pretty tall order considering that the keys often appear all over the screen rather than appearing in a predetermined spot and that the flashy background can sometimes be quite distracting. If you do miss a key, your device should vibrate by default.
Accuracy is another important aspect of the game. Although not as important as combos, it can be that fine line; that deciding factor which determines whether you win or a lose a match with another player who has just scored a full combo like you.
Love Dance features 3 game modes. One of which, the Red Carpet, is a PvE mode while the other two, namely Battle Party and Sky Ladder, are PvP. The Red Carpet mode plays out like a campaign where you’ll go from level to level, stage to stage to do “dance-battle” with your AI opponents.
There are 3 stars per level you can earn, and interestingly, you can get all the stars you need simply by reaching a certain amount of score. In other words, you don’t exactly need to beat your opponents to win. Each stage will also end with a fun Boss Battle where you get to dance with a popular celebrity, albeit their virtual version. Each level will cost you a life to play as well, but lives will regenerate on their own so you can play the game again after a while.
Fancy facing off against another player? Well, the Battle Party or Dance Battle mode will allow you to set up dance rooms which can house up to 4 players including yourself. Being the room’s owner, you can choose the song (and its difficulty level) you want to dance to, the stage you want to dance at, and even the dance mode you want to opt for – whether Bubble mode or Classic mode.
Sky Ladder, on the other hand, is a ranked PvP mode where you’ll get matched with a rival dancer of similar league level. If you win the battle, you will be able to improve your rank, but if you lose, your rank will drop instead. However, I’ve noticed that it can be difficult for a newbie to gain any sort of traction here since you are more likely to be matched with players who are much more advanced than you. Perhaps not many lower-level players play this game mode as often.
Love Dance has some fashion elements as well. However, I’d like to point out that at the time of writing, the entire in-game shop only sells items that will cost you premium currency or Diamonds. Not to mention, not all items in this game are permanent. Some may expire after a few days or even a week.
Thankfully, the game does provide you with an alternative way to win clothes and accessories for free, that is via the Wishing Pond. You will get daily free wishes, so you needn’t to spend a dime here. There are also quests in Love Dance which you can complete to increase your level quite rapidly.
Love Dance has a pretty extensive monetization system where diamonds are literally the prime currency in the game. There are rubies and coins, but these don’t seem to do anything at the moment since you can’t really spend them. By recharging to buy diamonds, you will also earn VIP points which will gradually advance your VIP tier to unlock better perks along the way.
If you want something more, you can even splurge some cash into signing up for a monthly membership. There are 3 types of memberships you can join and each of them will grant you many special perks, including access to the exclusive mall area filled with items “commoners” will never get to buy.
As mentioned, Love Dance is a very social game and as such, the game has multiple social features like a chat system and a dance crew system. Dance crews are basically guilds of players grouped together so they can play together to earn extra perks like access to Crew-vs-Crew dance battles. If you fancy leading a crew of your own, you can… as long as you have 300 diamonds and are at least level 10.
You can even claim some of your closest friends in the game as “family” too. By being part of your family tree, you will then be able to increase your Intimacy level with each of your friends a.k.a. family members by completing dance matches with them.
In short, Love Dance is a pretty decent dance simulation game which you can play on your mobile devices. If this game sounds like fun to you, you should definitely check it out. The game is free to download on both Google Play and the App Store.