Victorious: Taking the Lead (Wii, DS)

Victorious is a live action TV sitcom on Nickelodeon about a teen girl and her friends who attend a school for performing arts. Now you can get in on the act with Victorious: Taking the Lead for Wii and DS (DS version reviewed here). First, pick from two different characters from the show: Tori or Jade. There is a school play coming up and both of them want the lead part. So they’ll battle it out on the dance floor in this music/rhythm game.

In each level, the opponent will do a set of dance moves, and you must copy them by sliding the stylus in different directions, or tapping to the beat. It’s a bit like Space Channel 5, except here it is easier because they always give you picture cues as to when to slide and tap. Sometimes, stars will fly across the touch screen; tap a bunch to do a special dance move for more points. At the end of each song you’ll earn stars based on your performance, and you’ll unlock goodies like new high scoring dance moves, outfits for your characters, and decorations for your locker (which is what your save file will look like when you start the game).

Every so often in story mode, you’ll play a music based mini-game other than dancing. At one point you’ll have to block attacks in a mock stage sword fight, guide your character with the touch screen to stay in the spotlight, or play a music game featuring that weird kid with a puppet (reminds me of one of the music games from Rhythm Heaven Fever).

Kid Factor:

Victorious: Taking the Lead is rated E-10 with ESRB descriptors of Comic Mischief and Mild Lyrics. The songs aren’t anything worse than what you’d hear on the radio, and if you’re OK with your kids watching the show, they’ll be OK with the game, too. There are multiple difficulty levels for each song and mini-game, so players of all skill levels can enjoy it. Reading skill is a must for all the text. While the game has a higher level of quality due to the use of actual songs and character likenesses, probably only big fans of the show will really get into the game.

4 Responses to “Victorious: Taking the Lead (Wii, DS)”

  1. My child loves the show Victorious and now she loves the game as well. However, she has been having difficulties getting past one of the levels. She has been stuck for over a week now trying to figure out how to get past it. I have googled it and looked it up on YouTube but nothing has come up. She is stuck on level 5 of the game. You are supposed to collect scraps of paper and put them together to resemble the main characters scripts. She does not know how to get the “piece of paper out of the stuffed pig”. I have tried helping her with it and I had my son who is a technological genius take a look at it but he didn’t understand the game. I don’t know what she is doing wrong, but I would like to help her get past it so that she can move on in the game because she truly does like it. Please respond with the answer so we can figure out this issue and resolve it. Thank you for listening and taking the time to read this.

  2. My daughter is stuck on this part as well…We have been trying for over a week and I have googled it to no avail. Have you figured anything out? If so please let us know. Thanks!

  3. My daughter is now stuck on this part, anyone had any luck figuring out how to get the paper out of the pig??

  4. My daughter just got the page out of the pig. She said she had pig in the bag and then she pressed the B button on the underside of the Wii remote and then when she went back into the bag, the script page was out of the pig.

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