Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Dancing Museum (N64) General Information FAQ Created by Josh Miller (aka Ramen Junkie) http://www.lameazoid./com ******************************************************************** Created Saturday May 1st, 2004 Updated Friday June 27th, 2004 ******************************************************************** ----------------- Table of Contents ----------------- 1) General Information 2) Menu Translations 3) Controls and Gameplay 4) Song List and Information ********************************************************************* 1) General Information ********************************************************************* System: Nintendo 64 Language: Japanese Only Commpany: Konami (Bemani), Disney Interactive Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) is a popular rhythm based arcade game. Unlike other games that use a joystick or controller, DDR is played with the feet. The object is to step on pressure sensitive pads that match up with arrows scrolling across the screen. These arrows are timed to music, hence the "dance" aspect. The console versions of DDR however can be played with a controller. The basic gameplay is the same except now you press buttons instead of stepping on a pad. You can purchase home versions of DDR and pads for PC, N64, X-Box, Game Boy, and Playstation, though the N64 and Game Boy versions have not been released outside of Japan (to my knowledge). Also obviously there isn't a pad available for the Game Boy versions, though it does include a custom clip on controller piece that resembles a tiny version of the standard pad. If you are interested in the series, the Playstation is probably the easiest system to find pads and games for. You can choose from DDR (PC), DDR (PS1), Konamix (PS1), Disney Rave (PS1), DDRMax (PS2), DDRMax2 (Ps2), DDR Ultramix (X-Box), DDR (PC), and sometime in the fall of 2004, DDR Extreme (Ps2). Or you could always check your local arcade or the machine locator on for the machine nearest you. As far as which to choose, The PS2 or X-Box versions are probably the best way to go. DDRMax is one of my personal favorites of the series. The PS1 versions suffer from poor frame rates and the PC version is extremely buggy. You'll probably have to check eBay for the PS1 versions anyway. the PC version is exclusive to Fry's Electronics but can also be found at their online outlet There are however a TON of DDR games exclusive to Japan, likely many more than I know about. For the most part, there is the main series, 1st Mix through 8th Mix (Extreme), plus a several spin offs such as Disney Dancing Museum, Game Boy versions, Party Collection, etc. This FAQ covers Disney Dancing Museum of course. It should be notes that this game is different from the Disney's Rave released in the states. It has different songs for starters. Really that's the only difference between any of the DDR games, the songs. Over the years there have been a few cosmetic changes to the interface plus other "modifiers" that allow you to speed up the arrow scroll or jumble the steps around a bit, but the core concepts have always remained the same. This is a Japanese only release DDR game for the Nintendo 64 game system. If you happen to pick up a copy off of eBay or in an import shop, you will either need a Japanese N64 to play it or you'll need to modify a US N64, or the cartridge. The only difference between a Japanese N64 and a US 64 is the shape of the carts. There is no software protection to bypass with a mod chip, only the physical barrier. ********************************************************************* 2) Menu Translations ********************************************************************* Note: these are not all exact translations, some are just a description of what the choice does. ----------------- Menu Tree Listing ----------------- Title Screen -Main Menu - Game Start (Red) - Single Player * - Two Player (Versus) * - Session (Goofy w/ Controller) * - Training (Green) - Single Player * - Two Player (Versus) * - Session (Goofy w/ Controller) * - Password & Puzzle Pieces (Orange) - Password - Puzzle Pieces - Main Menu - Options (Blue) - Sound - Stereo (Green) - Mono (Red) - Vibration (Rumble Pak) - On Perfect, Great Good - On Miss, Boo - Off (seems to be, I can't read Kanji at all) * - These are all followed by the following difficulty options - Easy - Normal - Hard ------------ Descriptions ------------ Game Start will begin the regular game. This is probably the option you'll use the most. Single players lets one person play a regular game of DDR, Two player mode has two players playing at once, each player gets half the screen (left and right). The third mode is sort of this game's version of "Doubles". It's essentially the same as single player except now there will be a bar occasionally on the right side that is hit using the Z button on the controller. Training Mode is identical to the regular game except that you can adjust the speed of the song a bit and select start end ending points (so you don't have to play the whole song). Password and Puzzle mode let you check how much you've unlocked (Puzzles) or enter codes. The codes are a sequence of 8 arrows in a row. There are also 10 puzzles to complete to unlock additional songs. Each puzzle has 12 pieces, when a puzzle is complete it will reveal a "CD cover" image of the new song's character. See Gameplay for more details on collecting Puzzle pieces. Option Menu lets you change various options.. ********************************************************************* 3) Controls and Gameplay ********************************************************************* ----------------------------------------- The Screen Set Up and General Information ----------------------------------------- The in game screen has the following set up. Top colored bar - Life Static Arrows - What you're trying to line up with. Moving Arrows - Time your actions to these when they match the top. Top Center - Stage Number Bottom Center - Mode and Difficulty (in Japanese). Background - Each stage has it's own animated background image of a Disney character. These do not affect gameplay at all, mostly they are there to entertain and otherwise fill space. As you play you'll see the following things pop up as you hit arrows. Timing Rating - This is how well you've matched your timing. You can receive the following ratings: Perfect, Great, Good, Boo, Miss. Combo - This is the number of arrows you've hit in a row with either a Perfect or Great rating. To hit all of the arrows in a song is also called a "Full Combo". At the end of a song you will receive a letter grade based on how well you played. The following grades are possible: S, A, B, C, D, E. It's also possible there is a rating of SS (all perfects) but I have not managed to get this myself to confirm it. Grading is a bit iffy as well, I've hit 0 arrows in a song before and still received a D or an E, missing arrows SHOULD cause you to fail and receive a game over. It's likely in Easy mode you can't fail. --------- Game Mode --------- This is where everything important happens. Don't be too worried though, if you've played any DDR you'll breeze through this no sweat. I would go into extensive details on the types of steps available in DDR but this game barely knows the meaning of the term "8th step" much less "16th" or "32nd", or worse. So for the most part what you get is a lot of streaming 4th steps. The most complex move this game has is jumps, and even those pretty much only involve left+right and up+down jumps. It's probably a good thing this game doesn't get too complex in it's step patterns, all of the arrows are the same color, things could get confusing. Anyway, basic gameplay is to hit the moving arrows as the match with the static arrows near the top. On the controller you may use either the control pad or the directional C buttons, up matched with up, down with down, etc. Two players can play using two controllers, player one on the left, player two on the right. In Session Mode you must also hit the long bar arrows on the right half of the screen. You accomplish this by pressing Any button not already used to pick up arrows (not the D-Pad or C, Start) Most of the time (not always) you'll hear a tambourine cling (or other noise) signaling the hit. Session Mode is also where you unlock new songs. As you play, some arrows will be replaced with puzzle shaped arrows. As you collect these arrows (by hitting them), you will unlock parts of the new song's cover. Each cover has 16 pieces to collect. Though any song can be played in Session Mode (once unlocked), only the original songs will unlock new songs. These are indicated by a glowing Puzzle Arrow in the upper right corner. ------------- Training Mode ------------- This works the same as regular Game Mode except you can't lose. It's meant to get you familiar with the music and steps. There are several options you can adjust. First pick your music, no images or anything this time so you'll have to guess if you can't read Japanese. They are in the same order as single player mode. Next you can adjust the speed. This is sort of misleading actually. 5 is "Normal" speed, 1-4 are slower. You will only hear music at speed 5, otherwise it's just clicks to the beat. Kind of a shame really, it's a lot harder to play without music. Bar Start picks where in the song you'll start. If you're having trouble with a certain part you can set the position to start there instead of having to replay the entire song over and over. Likewise, Bar end is where to stop, you can practice one section over and over real easily this way. If you need to know the bar numbers simply play the entire song once in training, the bars are numbered. Training start begins the training session. Training End takes you back to the title screen. ********************************************************************* 4) Song List and Information ********************************************************************* Songs are listed in order of Difficulty. Formatting is a follows: Track title Difficulty BPM Character This game uses little Mickey heads inplace of the standard "feet" ratings. The hardest possible song is a 5, though a "5 Mouse" song is still considerably easier than a "5 Foot" song. Also the game does not list the BPM of the songs. They were found using a set of Stepmania files I have on my PC. They are approximate, but likely very close. ------------- Initial Songs ------------- Turkey in the Straw 1 Mouse 90 BPM Pluto Taiyo No Rakuen 1 Mouse 85 BPM Rastafarian Cow Thing (I have no idea) Electrical Parade 2 Mice 120 BPM Minnie Mouse Chip'N'Dale's Vacation 2 Mice 200 BPM Chip'N'Dale Mickey Mouse March 3 Mice 140 BPM Mickey Mouse It's a Small World 3 Mice 132 BPM Huey, Dewy, and Louie Russian Dance 4 Mice 157 BPM Scroge McDuck Irish River 4 Mice 125 BPM Goofy Para-Para Venus 5 Mice 300 BPM Daisy Duck Go Go Go 5 Mice 158 BPM Donald Duck -------------- Unlocked Songs -------------- Waltz of the Flowers 1 Mouse 188 BPM Daisy Duck Mickey Mouse Ondo 1 Mouse 117 BPM Mickey Mouse Minnie's Yoo Hoo! 2 Mice 98 BPM Minnie Mouse The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room 2 Mice 165 BPM Goofy Mickey Motion 3 Mice 133 BPM Minnie Mouse Miwaku No Tango 3 Mice 135 BPM Female Cow (I have no idea) Tap! Tap! Tap! 3 Mice 173 BPM Grandma Duck Savanna No Mukou 3 Mice 120 BPM Donald Duck Disco Magic 3 Mice 112 BPM Minnie Mouse Morty & Ferdy's Carnival 4 Mice 109 BPM Two Mice Children (Morty and Ferdy?) Mickey Fever 4 Mice 133 BPM Mickey Mouse Goofy's Rock'n'Roll Show 5 Mice 190 BPM Goofy ******************************************************************** FAQ is copywrite 2004 Josh Miller. FAQ may not be used for any sort of reselling purposes. If you want you can post this FAQ elsewhere, just be sure to let me know where you're posting it. I like to keep track of these things. Also give credit where credit is due etc. *********************************************************************