"In the Hall of the Pixel King" by Dancing Bros. was going to be featured in Just Dance 2017, but the routine was scrapped for unknown reasons. The song made a return in Just Dance 2018 as an official track with an entirely different choreo, dancer, and background. The song features a remix of In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg and Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Appearance of the Dancer
The routine takes place in a level in a platformer video game. The routine has four different backgrounds. The background starts inside at an underground level. As the tempo speeds up, the level takes place on a grassland level, and pixelated coins can be seen floating in the sky. Halfway into the routine, the dancer rides on a skateboard, then the background changes into a cloud level in which the camera pans up vertically. The skateboard then disappears into a cloud, where then there are cloud platforms.
As the track changes to Ode to Joy, the dancer is seen hopping vertically through cloud platforms.
As the track changes back to In Hall of the Mountain King, with a faster tempo, the background changes into a level that's completely made out of ice. In the end, a treasure chest is seen along side the dancer, meaning that the dancer won the "game".
Throughout the routine, various stuff like the already mentioned coins, enemies, and obstacles appear.
The background is predominately based off of 1980s 8-bit arcade games. The man is seen in a dark cave with stalactites falling. Two Jack-o-Lanterns arise from spurts of lava, who are defeated by the man's musical notes, which he shoots from his arms. The background turns green with metal pillars and pink flying dragon heads. Based on a Screenshot of gameplay. The background turns into a purple wall with orange and black rocks on the outside.
There are 3 Gold Moves in the routine:
Gold Moves 1 and 3: Put your left hand on your hip and your right fist up. Gold Move 3 is the final move of the routine.
Gold Move 2: Punch with your right arm out and kick with your right leg out.
There is one Gold Move in this routine.
Gold Move: Move your left arm to your left side and put your right arm up. This is the final move of the routine.
- In the Hall of the Pixel King is the third classical piece in the series, after Hungarian Dance No. 5 and William Tell Overture. It is followed by Carmen (Overture).
- In the Hall of the Pixel King is the fifth known song to be scrapped in an earlier game before appearing in a later game, after We Can’t Stop, Copacabana, You Never Can Tell, and Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini.
- However, it is the second to receive an entirely new choreography, after Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini.
- It is also the third song to have a change in background elements, following We Can’t Stop and You Never Can Tell.
- The coins in the background resemble the Mojo coins from Just Dance 2014 and Just Dance 2015.
- In the Hall of the Pixel King, along with Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Love Ward, Carmen (Overture), and Bubble Pop! (Bubble Gum version), were originally planned to be included in Kids Mode. However, they were scrapped for unknown reasons.
- The Wii version of the routine has no sound effects when coins are collected, when rocks are collided into.
- At the start of the routine, the player is logged in the "game" displayed in the routine.
- At the end of the routine, a robotic voice can be heard saying "I am the mountain king." However, it is not translated into lyrics.
- On the menu square and coach selection image for the scrapped routine, the dancer is not pixelated; however, in the actual gameplay, album coach, and half coach, he is.
- Also, the album coach has no outline.
- The beta coach is the second coach to have a disco ball for a head, the first being the unknown dancer used in the background of Gentleman, it is followed by the background dancers from Happy and Je sais pas danser.