All Star Cheer Squad 2 - Review

All Star Cheer Squad 2
Ages: Everyone

Don't even try this one unless you are serious about cheer leading. There are some nice differences from the first version: guys can now be cheerleaders, more acrobatics, characters are more realistic, newer songs (see list at the bottom), flashcard review, more playable characters and you start out at the head of a cheerleading squad.

There are many ways of playing, you can watch a routine before doing it, go for Career or Quickplay, and for the more competitive there is a two and four play option. Multiple control options are available - two remotes, remote and nunchuk and remote, nunchuk and balance board. Moves are made with the nunchuk in one hand and the remote in the other. Red signals represents the nunchuk (or left hand) and blue the remote (or right hand), balance board steps are indicated with dots on the board image. Arrows will pass along the Cheer Line, when they pass through the Star you make your moves. You will be doing more than T's and Y's, such as crossing moves and moving arms independently. Practice exercises are done with the instructor towards you which is an improvement over the previous game where she faced away.

Customizing yourself and your team is the usual option. What is unusual, and was also in the original game, is the Routine Designer. You can create your own routine by dragging moves and music into a time line. Very much like Lifeforms, an expensive dance design/animation program that Merce Cunningham used.

Song List
Get Ready For This2 Unlimited
MickeyToni Basil
Pump It (Clean Version)Black Eyed Peas
Run It Back AgainCorbin Bleu
Song 2Blur
GNO (Girls Night Out)Miley Cyrus
Real Wild ChildEverlife
Beat It (Feat. John Mayer)Fall Out Boy
Glamorous (Clean Version)Fergie
Get Down With ThisImani Coppola
Tell Me Something I Dont KnowSelena Gomez
HomecomingHey Monday
Lets DanceVanessa Hudgens
Just DanceLady GaGa
GirlfriendAvril Lavigne
La La LandDemi Lovato
Leavin(Radio Edit Remix)Jesse McCartney
Higher GroundRed Hot Chili Peppers
Pon de ReplayRihanna
Walk This WayRun DMC
Push ItSaltN Pepa
All StarSmash Mouth
The PowerSnap!
So Bring It OnThe Cheetah Girls
Doing It RightThe Go! Team
PopularThe Veronicas
HeadstrongAshley Tisdale

Fun Factor: A great workout
Female Factor: Yes - mostly girls
Player Friendly: Reminds you about putting on the wrist strap.

Reviewed by: Editor - 11/09

  • All Star Cheer Squad 2
  • © THQ $
  • Platform(s): Wii
  • To Order: WII $29.99