Mad Catz announces GameCube dance game, controller

MC Groovz Dance Craze to be peripheral manufacturer's first video game, will ship with officially licensed GameCube dance pads.

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Mad Catz Interactive today announced that the company will publish its first video game this holiday season. Titled MC Groovz Dance Craze, the game will be the first dance offering for the GameCube platform, and it will come bundled with Mad Catz' Beat Pad controller, which is officially licensed by Nintendo. It's expected to launch later this month.

Featuring 29 songs from artists such as Jessica Simpson, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Jewel, MC Groovz Dance Craze's main mode looks to borrow its gameplay from Konami's popular Dance Dance Revolution series. Another gameplay option, Spin Mode, sends arrows flying out from the center of the screen while the player must step on all eight directional arrows on the Beat Pad controller. The game offers cooperative and competitive two-player modes, as well as a fitness mode with a calorie counter.

The MC Groovz Dance Craze bundle, featuring the game and one Beat Pad, will carry an MSRP of $49.99. It is currently exclusive to the Nintendo GameCube. Additional Beat Pad controllers will retail for $29.99 each. A full track listing is below.

"Machine Gun"--The Commodores
"Boogie Wonderland"--Earth, Wind & Fire
"Best of My Love"--The Emotions
"Intuition"--Jewel
"Shake Your Groove Thing"--Peaches and Herb
"Lady Marmalade"--LaBelle featuring Patti LaBelle
"That's The Way (I Like It)"--KC And The Sunshine Band
"Parents Just Don't Understand"--DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
"Irresistable (Hex Hector Club Mix)"--Jessica Simpson
"Makin It"--David Naughton
"Freaks Come Out At Night"--Whodini
"Turn Me On"--Kevin Lyttle
"Osining"--Mike Doughty
"Walking on Sunshine"--Jump 5
"Out of Sight"--Call Me Alice
"Sweet Love"--Kaskade
"Love and Music" (Joshua lz Remix)--Rithma
"Soundtrack to the Soul" (Big City Dub)--Kaskade
"Rainfall" (Kaskade Remix)--J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
"Come On"--Miguel Migs
"Natural" (Halo & Andre Harris Mix)--Afro Mystik
"It's You, It's Me" (Jason Hodges Mix)--Kaskade
"Meditation to the Groove" (Johnny Fiasco Mix)--Kaskade
"Rhythm Is" (Marque Wyatt Mix)--Afro Mystik
"Freak" (dizzy Remix)--Ming+FS

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