DDR Mario Mix Story Mode Dialogue & Plot FAQ v1.0 Assembled by Victar, http://members.aol.com/sglkht (Read my Tekken, Mortal Kombat, & Paper Mario 2 fanfic!) This is a transcript of the dialogue and plot of story mode for Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix. This script presumes that the player uses Luigi. Story mode with Mario is identical except for different minigames. EX Story mode for either brother is identical except for a few different songs and minigames. This will very probably be the only version of this guide. I'm not planning any further updates or corrections. This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. *************************************** PROLOGUE [A stranger suddenly throws open the doors to a mysterious magical tower housing four colored musical spheres] WALUIGI: [shadowed profile] Wahahaha! At last I've found them! The music keys, the bearers of the power of music! I shall release the music from the keys and flood the world with chaos! And then... I will hypnotize the rhythmless masses with my moves! And rise to power! Wahahaha! [keys disperse] T: Oh me oh my! Oh no! T: We've got to do something before chaos takes over the world! T: I got it! I know who can help! With him on our side, there's still hope for us all! GAME BEGINS WORLD 1 T: Hey, Luigi! We've got a problem here! [Toad runs up to Luigi's house. Luigi comes out.] T: It's just terrible! Someone stole the Music Keys! L: [panicked exclamation] T: The Music Keys! You know, the spheres that hold the power of music! They were locked up in Truffle Towers for safekeeping. But someone broke through the seal and stole the keys! And then released all the music into the land! T: If you're quiet, you can hear the music. Shhh. Can you hear it? [Yee-hah!] [Toad dances] T: Sometimes I suddenly catch myself dancing to the music. It's creepy! But also kind of fun! [Hey!] If you don't find the keys, we'll all be doing this dorky dance! Forever! T: Oh yeah, and chaos and discord will rain down on the Mushroom Kingdom and maybe destroy us all. Will you find the Music Keys so we can contain this wild force? L: [Ha ha ha!] [nods] T: I knew we could count on you, Luigi! Let's go to Truffle Towers! T & L: [panicked exclamation] T: [Hey!] Oh no! We can't cross because the river's flooded! The power of the music must have done something to the river! Now what are we going to do? T: [Hey!] Oh, wait! Do you remember how that rhyme about the Music Keys goes? [Luigi turns to Toad] T: "When the keys make you shake your thing, magic things start happening!" So... If we dance, maybe something magic will happen and we'll be able to cross the river! 1-1 PRACTICE WITH TOAD / HERE WE GO - Do a jig with Toad to cross the river! Use your moves to get to the other side. [Luigi's dancing conjures a boat, both cross. Luigi runs to a warp pipe, but a goomba pops out.] WHACK-A-GOOMBA MINIGAME - Knock the Goombas out of the way with your hammer of doom! [a tall plant grows from near where the warp pipe was. Luigi jumps on the plant's white blossoms to the top of a hill with a castle.] T: Here it is! Truffle Towers! Shall we? [both approach] T: What's going on? The door's locked! [groan] L: [Uh-oh.] Wl: Wahahaha! I have a surprise for you! [both turn. a bob-omb drops and explodes, sending both flying away] Wl: [dancing] I, Waluigi, claim this Music Key in the name of... um... Waluigi! With this key, I'll be the best dancer in the world! Wahahaha! [gloats] [Luigi falls down a warp pipe] T: Are you OK? Luigi! [Luigi lands stunned on a mushroom in a pit. He stands up, and sees goombas surrounding him on every side] L: Ack! T: Wow, that pipe's pretty deep! I don't think you can jump out from where you are! It's gonna take a miracle to get outta there. I got it! Dance your way out! 1-2 PIPE ESCAPE / UNDERGROUND MOZART / PIPE POP - You're stuck at the bottom of a pit! Dance atop the mushrooms to get out of there! [Luigi jumps out of the pipe and runs into a shop] LAKITU 1: Welcome to Cloud 9! What's this? It appears that this is your first time buying an item. Allow me to explain. There are two types of items: Those that you can start to use once you buy them and those you can only use when dancing. You can hold a maximum of three items that you can use while dancing. But you have to do more than just carry them around. Before you start dancing, choose that item and press A to confirm. And then you're set! The best way to get the hang of using items is just to try them out! [opportunity to buy items] L1: Thanks! [camera pans to key] T: Hey, what's that over there? Isn't that the key to Truffle Towers? L1: That's right. It's a beaut, isn't it? T: [Yee-hah!] How in the world did it get here? It's not for sale, is it? L1: I'll give it to you if you do something for me. T: I need that key! L1: All right then, Luigi and Toad! Come this way! [scene changes to a giant-carrot garden with koopas playing in it] L1: Those darn kids! They treat my precious garden like a playground! If you can get rid of these Koopa Troopas, the key to Truffle Towers is yours! T: Can you handle it? You'll need your best moves to get rid of them! 1-3 LAKITU GARDEN / GARDEN BOOGIE L1: Your moves were killer, Luigi! Those shells will think twice next time they try messing with my carrots! Like I promised, here is the key to Truffle Towers! T: Yahoo! You did it! Let's go to the towers now! [both jump for joy] L: [Hahaha!] FLAGPOLE LEAP - Why do people jump on flagpoles? Why not? T: Let's go in! [key opens the door] T: You gotta do whatever it takes to get the Music Key from Waluigi and lock it safely away. L: [affirmative noise] [both interrupt Waluigi dancing] Wl: What are you doing here? This is a PRIVATE dance party! T: [jumping] You give us the Music Key! Now! WL: Wahahaha! The only way you'll get it back is if you defeat me... in a dance-off! WALUIGI BATTLE / DESTRUCTION DANCE - Who's the better dancer, you or Waluigi? The Bob-ombs will have a say in this dance-off! [both get the blue music key] T: You did it! You got the Music Key Back! Amazing, Luigi! But, our journey has just begun! I don't know how to say this, but... there are four Music Keys in all. L: [uh-oh] T: Originally, the four keys were kept in Truffle Towers for safekeeping. But whoever released the music also stole the other three keys and scattered them across the land. We need to find the three keys and lock them back in Truffle Towers to restore order again. Please, Luigi! We're all depending on you to find the keys! L: [affirmative noise] [SS Brass flies up] T: [Yee-hah!] I've prepared the SS Brass to help us! Hop on board and we'll start our journey to find the missing Music Keys! And we're off! BLOCK TREASURE - When life gets hard, blow off some steam by punching bricks. Anything could shake loose! [SS Brass flies to World 2] T: Maybe the second key is over here... [Tornado with a wicked expression appears] T: The cyclone's going to eat us for breakfast! Luigi, you have to do something! L: [panicked noise] [jumps away from the steering wheel in shock] T: Oh, no! We've been caught! H-help! Help! [SS Brass flies around a hotel, turning it from a seashell shape to a corkscrew shape. Both fall out of the ship and land heavily on the ground. Toadette rushes out] TOADETTE: Hey! What's the deal?! What did you do to my hotel?! It looks like a corkscrew now! Nobody wants to vacation in a corkscrew! You better fix it! Now! [Toadette jumps angrily. Luigi and Toad groan and sag.] T: Repairs will take a long time and we're in a hurry... Wait a second. I got it! Maybe we can fix it by dancing! And by we, I mean you. 2-1 CORKSCREW HOTEL / JUMP JUMP JUMP! - The hotel is twisted up like a corkscrew! You'd better fix it! Tt: See, that didn't take very long, Mr. I'm-in-a-rush! It looks good as new! I hear you guys are looking for some shiny globes? [Toadette turns toward the sea] Tt: I saw them, you know. They flew in the direction of the sea... [Luigi and Toad cry out, run off] Tt: But... the sea is fraught with danger! Fraught, I tell you! Hey, I'm not done talking! [SS Brass sails into the sea] T: We'll never find the key if it fell into the water! I can't see anything past the surface... [Whirlpool appears] T: W-whoa! Look out! Whirlpool! First a twister, now this? What terrible luck we're having! I can't control this! So very dizzy... Look, is that an island over there? Let's head for it. [both disembark on a tropical island] T: Let's rest for a second. I almost lost my lunch out there! What a whirlpool! Not even the mighty SS Brass could survive for very long in a whirlpool of that magnitude! [banana bunch drops] T: What was that? Bananas? Maybe our luck is changing! I love bananas! [more drop, forcing both to run and dodge] T: But not this much! Augh! Catch them before they hit us! BANANA STORM - It's raining bananas! Try to grab as many of them as you can! Look out for the Spinies though! T: Well, that was fun. But how are we going to get past the whirlpool? Maybe someone on the island can help us out. [both enter a pirate-themed store and greet Lakitu 2, who is wearing a pirate hat] LAKITU 2: Ahoy, matey! Welcome to Pirate's Plunder! [opportunity to buy items] L2: Thank ye! [camera pans to fiery, musical themed engine] L2: Ehhhh? This be the "Boogie Booster"! It be fer yer ship! As long as ye have this lucky charm attached to the stern, ye'll make it through any whirlpool! T: This is great! With this booster, the whirlpool will be no problem! L2: No! Me precious booster be not for sale! T: Then why do you have it out on display? L2: Ye have a point there, laddie. 'Tis a keen eye ye have. There be only one way to solve this. A duel! If ye win, I'll give ye me precious treasure. But ye won't! We'll fish to see who gets the booty! PIRATE ISLAND / FISHING FRENZY - It's a fishing battle against Lakitu. Who will be the one to catch the most Cheep Cheeps!? L2: Shiver me timbers! Ye've bested me! So, I've installed me Boogie Booster on your ship. It'll keep ye safe from the swirling spirits of the sea! I ought to feed ye to the fishies fer taking me treasure... but thank ye anyways for your kind patronage. Yarrrr! T: Thanks! [SS Brass departs] L2: Until we fish again! [SS Brass enters the whirlpool] T: Do you hear that? The whirlpool is humming a song... I bet the music keys have something to do with this. Someone must of have used a key to create this whirlpool. Yuck, I feel sick already. I shouldn't have eaten all those bananas... Follow that beat, Luigi! 2-3 IN THE WHIRLPOOL / IN THE WHIRLPOOL - Find the Music Key at the bottom of the sea! Dive SS Brass, dive! [SS Brass enters an underwater building with a dry floor and the green music key suspended above a giant inner pool] T: Look at that! It's the second music key! [building starts shaking] T: Wha--? What's going on? What's that rumble? [Giant blooper appears! Luigi and Toad run around in panic] T: Ack! He looks mad! [both stop running] T: [groans] I don't speak Squidish, but I'm pretty sure he's saying that he won't give us the key. I'm not sure if dancing will work this time. He's got a lot more legs. 2-4 BIG BLOOPER BATTLE / BLOOPER BOP - You gotta dance to get the Music Key back from the tentacles of the giant Blooper! [Luigi holds up the green Music Key] T: Yahoo! You got the second Music Key! Way to go! Where did you learn those moves? That was so cool! [Yee-hah!] There are only two keys left. We'll have them all in no time! [SS Brass flies away from World 2. Toadette waves goodbye as it passes overhead] WHEE - You've only got one chance here! Jump high! Look up into the sky and give it all you've got! WORLD 3 [Luigi and Toad approach the gate of a carnival park] T: [jumping excitedly] I bet the third Music Key is in here! Let's go get it! L: [jumps excitedly] [Hahaha!] [Hammer Bros. leap in front of the gate] H: Halt! We're the keepers of the gate! If you want to go inside... you'll have to dance by us! T: [groans] Man! Blocked at every turn! [Toad flees] T: My legs are too stubby to dance. It's up to you, Luigi! ROAD BLOCK / HAMMER DANCE - The Hammer Bros. won't let you pass! Use your slickest moves to get past them! [gate opens, Toad and Luigi run into a theme park. Option to shop at the Funhouse appears. After shopping, both run to roller coaster tracks.] T: We made it inside! Now, where's that key? WARIO: [Wahahaha!] [Wario rolls by in a roller coaster car. He is carrying the red key] T: Did you see that? [jumping excitedly] Some shady character just rode by with a Music Key! L: [jumps, panicked noise] T: All right, Luigi, follow that roller coaster! L: [affirmative noise] T: [Yee-hah!] [dances] Use the power of the dance to pick up speed! [Luigi runs off] T: Dooty doot! [jumps] Hey, Luigi! Wait for me! [Toad runs off] 3-2 ROLLER COASTER CHAOS/ ROLLERCOASTING - The roller coaster slices through the night air! Do the right steps to make it go faster! [Luigi runs into a tent] PUNCH UP - Those pesky Koopa Troopas are back. Use your machine to punch them out of the way! [Luigi surprises Wario and chases him into a creepy-looking house] T: [Hey!] You! Wait! [groans] He's run off into the house! [Luigi and Toad face each other. Toad jumps happily.] T: Don't be scared! It's just a regular old house. No way it's haunted. Come on! [a Boo appears] T: [jumping in fear] Eeek! It's a ghost! [Toad flees. The Boo disappears.] T: Luigi! Save me! [Toad runs inside the house] T: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! [Luigi turns around, shrieks in terror, and follows Toad in the house as a mass of Boos appear on all around the house's yard] 3-3 BOO'S HAUNTED HOUSE / BOO BOOGIE - There's nothing to be scared of in this haunted mansion. Use your hot moves to warm the Boos up to you. [Luigi and Toad chase Wario on foot] WR: Wahahahaha! You'll never catch me! Or the key! [a giant Chain Chomp barks and catches up to Luigi and Toad] T: [sprints ahead] Ack! Save me! L: [panicked noise] [Luigi sprints ahead of Wario. The Chain Chomp follows him] WR: Huh? [Wario slows to a jog] CHAIN-CHOMP CHASE - The Chain Chomp came out of nowhere! You'd better pick up the pace or he'll catch you! [Toad and Luigi chase Wario to a ferris wheel. Wario stops and turns around] WR: [chuckle] This is my key! If you want it, you'll have to pry it out of my cold, gloved hands! T: [Augh!] What a horrible, stinky fellow! [The red Music Key glows and hovers above Wario's head] WR: I'm going to use the Music Key for my newest attraction! It's called "DDR: Wario Mix." It's an exploration of greed, stench, and stubby legs through interpretive dance. [Luigi and Toad groan, hang their heads] WR: You dare groan at me? My show is the best because my moves are the best! [flails arms angrily] In fact, they're so good that if you can outdance me, I'll hand over the key! [assumes menacing stance] But that will never happen! Wahahaha! 3-4 WARIO BATTLE / STARRING WARIO! - It's a dancing battle with Wario! With stubby legs like that, he'll be a cinch to beat! [Wario flails arms angrily, Hammer Bros. jump up and down furiouisly] WR: What?! I can't believe it! You'd better watch out, because I'm going to get that key back! [SS Brass flies away] HIDDEN TREASURE - Right or left? Left or right? Your skills and luck will be tested! WORLD 4 [a blizzard pounds the SS Brass] T: [Hey!] This blizzard's out of control. We better look for the key on foot! [Luigi and Toad stand before an icy corkscrew slope] T: The fourth Music Key should be around here somewhere... Hey! [a giant Freezie with the orange Music Key inside its head sits atop the slope] T: Look up there! There's a key at the top of that mountain! Let's go! [Toad tries to run up the icy slope but keeps sliding back down] T: [groans] This path is too slippery to climb. How about that pipe over there? I wonder where it leads... [Luigi jumps in a nearby warp pipe. Luigi and Toad stand on a block of ice. Cheep-Cheeps hop up and down around them] T: It's an underground tunnel. Maybe it leads to the top of the mountain. [Yee-hah!] If we dance, we should be able to make it there in no time! L: [Hahaha!] 4-1 UNDERGROUND TUNNEL / FROZEN PIPES - Dance to make it through this frigid tunnel! [Luigi jumps out of the warp pipe and heads toward a log cabin. A snowstorm rages all around] T: [shivering] Brrrrr! It's too cold out here! We'll never make it in this weather. Let's warm up in there until this storm passes. [Luigi enters the log cabin] 4-2 CABIN FEVER / CABIN FEVER - Even the coldest toes can warm up with these hot moves! [Luigi exits the log cabin. The blizzard has stopped] T: [jumping excitedly] Wow, I feel great now! And the weather is better! A little more climbing and we'll be at the top! Let's go! [ground shakes. Both look warily around] T: What?! An earthquake? [both turn and run around in panic as giant snowballs rain from above] T: Oh, no! It's not an earthquake, it's an avalanche! AVALANCHE - Avoid the snowballs by moving left and right! Look out! If you get hit, you'll fall to the bottom of the valley! [Luigi runs toward the summit. Option to shop at the Freezer Store appears. After shopping, Luigi and Toad reach the giant Freezie with the Music Key inside its head] T: [Yee-hah!] We finally made it! Let's get the key back! [Both turn to the Freezie] T: Excuse me, sir, would it be possible if we could get that Music Key back from you? You know, the one lodged inside your head? FREEZIE: ... T: [groans] Sir? Excuse me, I was talking about that key righ there... F: ... T: We'd like it back, please... F: ... T: [Hahaha!] Guess you're the strong silent type. [Toad and Luigi turn to each other] T: [Hey!] Did you see that? I was ignored! He's cold! So cold! [Yee-hah!] I got it! Luigi, how about you melt him with your hot dance moves? [ground shakes as the Freezie turns toward them. The orange Music Key shines] 4-3 BIG FREEZIE BATTLE / DEEP FREEZE - It's a battle between you and the huge Freezie sitting stop the mountain! Use your hot moves to melt him away! [Luigi holds up the yellow Music Key in one hand. Toad jumps excitedly] T: [Hahaha!] Wow! You were really on fire! We've got all the Music Keys. Let's go back to Truffle Towers! [Toad and Luigi slide down the slope in snowmobiles] T: It's a lot easier going down this mountain than it was going up. All we gotta do is slide! [ground shakes] T: [What?] What's all this rumbling? [massive wave of snow appears behind Luigi and Toad] T: Avalanche! Aaaaaugh! [Luigi throws up his hands in panic] T: [Yee-hah!] Luigi, you gotta dance! 4-4 SLEIGH RIDE / RENDEZVOUS ON ICE - The way home will be a piece of cake? You never know! Use the power of dance to get through it! T: [walking] That was scary! [pause] Hey! Luigi! Wait for me! [runs off] [The SS Brass flies away] HIDDEN TREASURE T: We'll be done just as soon as you put all the keys in Truffle Towers. Luigi, [Yee-hah!] I'll be going home first. FLAGPOLE LEAP [The sky has turned dark. Luigi finds Toad dazed at the gates of Truffle Towers.] L: [panicked noise] [runs toward Toad] T: [groans] Someone stole the keys, Luigi! BOWSER: Gwahahaha! [Bowser appears in his flying ship] B: Of course it was me! Who else! Now that I've got the keys, I can perform my greatest feat of treachery ever! So all that dancing you did was for nothing! Later! Gwahahaha! T: [groans] Things were going so well and then this happens! This is just terrible! [Hey!] Luigi, please help! You need to get those keys back from Bowser! L: [affirmative noise] [strikes pose] [The SS Brass flies away with Luigi and Toad] WORLD 5 [The SS Brass flies over a molten lava river in a land strewn with volcanoes] T: That's Bowser's Castle over there. The keys should be there. Let's go get them back! [explosive noise, ship shakes] T: Whoa! [groans] [Bullet Bills shoot through the air] T: Bullet Bills! We're under attack, Luigi! [Yee-hah!] You know what to do! 5-2 RAIDING BOWSER'S CASTLE / ALWAYS SMILING - Someone turned up the heat in here! Dodge the Bullet Bills to make it to Bowser's Castle! [Luigi and Toad leap off the SS Brass onto the metal bridge leading to Bowser's castle, and run inside] T: Luigi! This is our final battle! B: Gwahahaha! Time for my evil masterpiece to come to life! [Bowser raises arms] Precious Music Keys! Lend me your power! [nothing happens] B: Huh? Why isn't anything happening? My keys! They're gone! [Rrraagh!] Who would dare to do this? Who would dare steal something I rightfully stole first! [Luigi and Toad stand defiantly on the balcony above Bowser. The blue music key floats above their heads] T: That would be us! [ Bowser turns around slowly] T: We're taking them back to Truffle Towers! L: [nods] B: Never! I won't stand for it! [Rrragh!] [Bowser strikes a menacing pose] B: There's nothing to do but battle! We will decide who the winner is in battle! [Toad and Luigi strike confident poses] T: [Yee-hah!] No one can beat Luigi on the dance floor! [Luigi leaps off the balcony to do battle with Bowser] 5-2 BOWSER BATTLE / BOWSER'S CASTLE - The last battle! Use the rockets to defeat Bowser! [As Luigi does battle he assembles rockets and sends them flying into Bowser with a swing of his hammer. The last swing knocks Bowser to the roof of his castle. Bowser collapses] B: Beaten again! Why can't I ever catch a break? [Ruuagh!] I guess this brings my grand plan to an unfortunate end. T: [What?] What exactly was your grand plan? B: I was going to use the power of the keys to... to... fix my tone deafness. How embarrassing. L: [Oh-oh] T: [groans] T: [Yee-hah!] Let's go back to Truffle Towers and lock up the keys! [Toad turns toward Luigi] T: What's up, Luigi? [Luigi moves to the center of the roof and raises his arms] T: What are you doing? What do you want to do with the keys? [Toad takes a step closer. All four keys come to Luigi and combine, shining brightly] B: I feel funny. I can't keep from dancing, and I feel... happy? T: I can't stop my feet either! [World 5 transforms from a firey, volcano-ridden world to a beautiful green world] T: I understand now! So this is the way the keys are supposed to be used, eh, Luigi? B: What's going on? T: In capturing the keys, we've transplanted a little bit of music into our souls. B: That is why we want to dance! T: With the keys back safe and music in our souls, the world is a happier place. Let's dance! Dance to the music in your soul! [Luigi dances on the way home. Credits roll. the Freezie, Wario, the Hammer Brothers, Toadette, and others are dancing in the background during the retraced journey past the five worlds. Waluigi is nowhere to be seen; perhaps he is sulking. Luigi walks into his house and closes the door.] THE END