Of all the things I nerd out over, and the list is a long one, Star Wars is at the top. This makes today a very special day because it marks the release of the Star Wars Kinect game and Xbox 360 styled like R2-D2 with a Threepio controller. I played the demo and thought it was great and now they’ve added something that takes it from great to amazing. There’s a Galactic Dance Off where you can dance along with Han to the mc chris parody “I’m Han Solo.” I’ve died and gone to nerd heaven.
I’m sure there are more than a few fanboys out there who are screaming and flailing at the idea of their favorite scruffy looking nerfherder getting his groove on with some Cloud City employees, but relax. Even a smuggler needs some down time and, really, what better song could they pick? The parody of Jason Derulo’s “Riding Solo” is so good to begin with that when you add in a dancing, animated Han Solo what’s not to love? They even have Lando take the floor half way through to show Han how it’s really done.
Is it cheesy? Heck, yes. Does it make any sense that they’d be dancing in Cloud City with random employees while R2-D2 and Threepio standby and Lobot plays DJ? Of course not. But that’s not the point. It’s impossible to watch this without smiling at the absurdity of it all. It’s like a little Easter egg just for fans that love anything and everything about Star Wars.
I know that I’m going to have a blast playing Star Wars Kinect even if there are some who feel that the whole dance off ruins everything. I think it’s awesome. If we survived Greedo shooting Han at the cantina and the existence of Jar-Jar Binks, then this one should be easy to manage. Now I’m off to pick up my game. See you on the dance floor, Solo.
Now that I have the game, I need to correct that the lyrics to this version of “I’m Han Solo” are not the same as those in the mc chris parody.