World Dance Floor is a feature that was first introduced on Just Dance 2014 and that re-appeared on Just Dance 2015, Just Dance 2016 (for 7th-Gen consoles), and Just Dance 2017 on both seventh-generation and eighth-generation consoles. It is an online mode where players from around the world dance to songs and try to beat one another. This mode was replaced by World Video Challenge on the eighth generation versions of Just Dance 2016.
Just Dance 2014
With solo songs most of the time, there will be two teams that the player can pick. These divisions can be of various themes, such as Cats vs. Dogs and The Sun vs. The Moon. Whichever team wins by having the most total stars from whoever picked it will give those players 2-5 extra mojo coins. With duets, dance crews, and on stage modes, whichever dancer has the most total stars gives 2-5 extra mojo coins to whoever played as them. Occasionally, players can vote for chosen songs to be played on the World Dance Floor. There are usually 2-4 songs to choose from, and they can be Sweat or Extreme routine, but they are almost always solo [except for the Starships (Charleston) for some consoles]. If a solo routine was voted for, there will be no team mode. If a player wins over the others, they will get a 2-6 mojo coin bonus.
This feature is not available on the Wii. Players are generated to play with a certain amount of people for each song, making a "party". The more people in a party, and the higher the player's score is, the higher the player's level will go.
Players have an online level on their dancer cards which can be raised by playing this. Getting 5 stars on one song raises about 3-5 levels on the Wii. On other consoles, it all depends on your score rank and the number of people in your party. On the Wii and PS3, the highest a player can go is level 1000 (which is written as "Max"), and the highest level on the other consoles is level 9999. There are various avatars that can be rewarded for reaching a certain online level. There are estimated to be 25 avatars that can only be unlocked by online level.
Players raise points as a community to unlock new songs or alternate modes so as to make them playable in the World Dance Floor.
Just Dance 2015
The World Dance Floor in Just Dance 2015 retains much of the features in the previous game. New to the mechanic are tournaments each month. Players will receive an amount of tournament points based on their increased levels and world ranks.
Wii players are now able to partake in parties like the players for other consoles can. They cannot send friend requests to other players like those on other consoles can. Wii players can also reach a level higher than 1000. The highest level anyone can reach is 5000, and if reached, it will be marked as "Elite".
Duets, dance crews, and trios are now available to be voted for whenever voting for songs takes place. If a duet or dance crew wins, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and 4 players must follow P1 of the song. If it's a trio, then players must follow the lead dancer. On the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4's camera, players can play whatever character they want on a voted multiple player routine, by standing in a certain position in front of the camera. On the remote consoles, it'll say "(User), follow this dancer!" when a song starts. On the camera consoles, it'll say "Get ready to own the dance floor!".
Players can play with certain VIP players. The only people who can be under VIP are people working with Ubisoft and celebrities. When a VIP dancer appears for a song, a pre-recorded video appears on the top right, and their pre-played scoring process occurs while the players play the song. On the Wii, the video of the VIP will not play, and will instead display an icon.
Just Dance 2016 (7th-Gen only)
The features from Just Dance 2015’s World Dance Floor are recycled on this game. However, some modifications were made for the game. Some elements which are no longer related to the game like messages about playing with VIPs are still present.
A tournament is completed by playing in the World Dance Floor in any given month. Tournament completions can be used to unlock avatars.
Just Dance 2017
The mode returns to all consoles in Just Dance 2017. While the 7th-Gen version of the Dance Floor reuses elements from its predecessor, the 8th-Gen version includes new graphics and modifications. The theme song has now changed for the 8th-Gen version of the Dance Floor, while it stays the same for the 7th-Gen version. New this year, all Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Wii U players can now play together at the same time. The 8th-Gen version has also removed team modes, and instead has song votes almost every round. However, players can only choose between two songs. At the end of each round, a leaderboard will show up showing the top three players, and where you ranked on the leaderboard.
Players play 3 songs in a row. At the end of each song, the scores are shown twice, once for the song, the other for combined score. The player with the highest combined score is the winner and the top three receive skins.
Defeat the Boss
A dancing boss is trying to defeat everyone's high scores. The players’ job is to earn enough points to defeat the boss by playing against him in a set of 1 to 3 songs. If they achieve to accomplish this feat, they will be rewarded with mojo and an avatar of the boss. (Note: Glitchy does not have an unlockable avatar.)
Here is a list of bosses that currently appear on the World Dance Floor:
- Lazer Cat
- Rocket Cat
- Keytar Cat
- Grumpy Ghost
- Jack O' Lantern
- Mr. Chef Claws
- Jimi Sea Horse
- Super Santa
- Figgy Snow Rider
- Billy the Leek
- Miss Healthy
- Big Red
During specific time periods, players will be able to dance to songs that are available on Just Dance Unlimited online with other players.
Players compete with someone from the World Video Challenge, and try to beat their score. If they manage to do so, they will get 5000 mojo to split with other players.
- The World Dance Floor does not play regional songs, battles, DLCs, or Mashups. However, it will play Uplay and console exclusives.
- Players can only play against people with the same console. For example, if you have a PlayStation 3, you can only play with other people using a PlayStation 3. However, on Just Dance 2017, you can play with Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Wii U players at the same time. This feature can be disabled. However; it cannot be disabled on the Wii U.
- On the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the Gold Membership is required to access the World Dance Floor.
- On the Wii version of Just Dance 2014, the World Dance Floor is much more limited than on the other consoles. There are no parties or a friends panel and other players will not be seen on the side.
- However in Just Dance 2015, you can see other players on the side and parties are introduced to them.
- If the player goes on the World Dance Floor under "Happy" or without a dancer card on Just Dance 2014, then a dancer card named "Dancer" will be generated for the player. The card has the Ubisoft flag, the age is marked as 40+, the gender is marked as Female, and a random avatar is chosen.
- There was a website for the mode that was created in 2013. However, it was taken down a year later.
- In Just Dance 2014, your score from the World Dance Floor will not be saved in the game. In Just Dance 2015, Just Dance 2016, and Just Dance 2017, it will be saved in the game.
- The Just Dance 2014 version has a glitch: sometimes, when the player tried to enter, the waiting time is displayed as a four digits number.
- Sometimes, a glitch occurs on Just Dance 2017 on Wii U. In some songs, the Gold Move effect will not be triggered and the feedback rating will have less effects.
- On Just Dance 2017, on eighth generation consoles, avatars of respective songs are not saved after playing them on the World Dance Floor.
- In the codename for the Mr. Chef Claws boss, "Chef" is misspelled as "Chief", making it being read as "MrChiefClaws".
- As of January 28, 2017, songs from Just Dance Unlimited labeled as Just Dance 2017 tracks can be played outside the Happy Hour.
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