****************************************************************************** Dance Dance Revolution Konamix A FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ Version 1.2 E-mail cyricz42 at yahoo.com ****************************************************************************** 1. Introduction 2. FAQ 3. Basics 3A. Controls 3B. Menus/Displays 3C. How to Dance 3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner 3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate 3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced 4. Default Songs 4A. .59 4B. AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL 4C. AFTER THE GAME 4D. B4U 4E. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 4F. BRILLIANT 2U 4G. BURNIN' THE FLOOR 4H. CELEBRATE NITE 4I. CUTIE CHASER 4J. DEAD END 4K. diving money 4L. Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd MIX) 4M. DROP THE BOMB 4N. DYNAMITE RAVE 4O. END OF THE CENTURY 4P. Groove 4Q. HIGHER 4R. HYSTERIA 4S. LET THEM MOVE 4T. Look To The Sky 4U. LUV TO ME (AMD MIX) 4V. MAKE A JAM! 4W. MAKE IT BETTER (So-REAL Mix) 4X. Make Your Move 4Y. ON THE JAZZ 4Z. PARANOiA 4AA. patsenner 4BB. PERFECT FREE 4CC. Salamander (Beat Crush Mix) 4DD. THE EARTH LIGHT 4EE. think ya better D 4FF. WILD RUSH 5. Secret Songs 5A. ABSOLUTE 5B. AM-3P (303 BASS MIX) 5C. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE 5D. DIVE 5E. Do It Right 5F. DROP OUT 5G. DXY! 5H. era (nostalmix) 5I. GENOM SCREAMS 5J. Healing Vision 5K. Holic 5L. La SeŮorita Virtual 5M. LEADING CYBER 5N. Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE) 5O. MATSURI JAPAN 5P. ORION.78 (AMeuro-MIX) 5Q. PARANOiA Rebirth 5R. R3 5S. SUPER STAR 5T. TRIP MACHINE (luv mix) 6. Nonstop Mode 7. Other Modes 7A. Workout Mode 7B. Lesson Mode 7C. Training Mode 7D. Edit Mode 8. Unlocks 9. Standard Guide Stuff 9A. Legal 9B. E-mail Guidelines 9C. Credits 9D. Version Updates 9E. The Final Word ****************************************************************************** 1. INTRODUCTION ****************************************************************************** Hi and Konnichi wa! Welcome to my FAQ for Dance Dance Revolution for the Playstation 1! I refer to this as a "FAQ/Walkthrough", but there's very little "walking through" to be done with this game. Anyone familiar with Konami's most famous member of the BEMANI series will know that there are few written tips that can be given for the Dance Dance Revolution series. You have to trust your own feet and your burning soul. However, I will, in this FAQ, give you the heads-up on what the songs are, where they come from, and a few tips to get you ready for tackling them... This FAQ was made following the release of DDRMAX2 for the Playstation 2. Mention is given if songs appear on future mixes. Also, since all songs in this mix are Konami Originals, I've decided not to bring up the Song Type for each song. ****************************************************************************** 2. FAQ ****************************************************************************** Q: What is Dance Dance Revolution? A: DDR is Konami's first release into the DDR world as it gradually makes its way to American shores. Q: How does one play Dance Dance Revolution games? A: It's actually pretty simple. Your "controller" has four directions: left, down, up, and right, which are shown at the top of your play screen. You select a song. As the song plays, arrows will start scrolling up to your top line. When an arrow scrolling up reaches the line of arrows at the top, you must "step" on the direction matching that arrow's direction. If two arrows come up at once, you must press both at once. Q: Is this like any DDR from the arcades? A: Not at all. For licensing reasons, and the fact that the USA has to catch up on songs from missed mixes, we're given a hodgepodge of DDR material in this mix from the arcade mixes. Also, there are no licensed songs in this mix. Q: Why isn't (insert song here) in this mix or any others? A: Usually, it's directly related to the fact that, despite Konami's usage of these songs for DDR, the songs are still owned by the songs' artists. This means that the contract the artists have with Konami only refers to the games they specify, which is generally the arcade mix, and (most of the time) the corresponding Japanese Playstation console port. Getting the songs over here is a whole other story, and I feel that we're lucky to get the songs that we do. Q: I hate the genre system. Can I just play any songs? A: Yeah. Go to Game Options and turn on "All Music Mode". Q: Just who is NAOKI? A: Naoki Maeda has been with Konami for many years. He is the leader of Konami AM Internal Sound Team, who are in charge of coming up with songs for each new DDR release. He's responsible for many songs throughout DDR-dom, under lots of artist names. He also has the support of other artists and vocalists, such as Paula Terry, Thomas Howard, and Aaron G. His artist names include, but are not limited to: Omega (the symbol), 1479, 180, 190, 190', 200, 270, 290, 8 bit, B3-PROJECT, BIG-O, BLUE DESTROYERS, Crystal Aliens, DANDY MINIERO, d-complex, DJ KAZU, DE-SIRE, DIVAS, DR. VIBE, FACTOR-X, FIXX, KTz, Luv UNLIMITED, mitsu-O!, MR. DOG, MUSTACHE MEN, N&S, N.M.R, NAOKI, NAOKI 190, NAOKI underground, NM, NO.9, NW260, RE-VENGE, RevenG, Stone Bros., TailBros, THE FINAL BAND, THE SURRENDERS, UZI-LAY, Z, ZZ. Some of these are not actually names for Naoki, but sometimes artists he's used for vocals in the songs. Q: What is beatmania? A: Developed almost concurrently with DDR, BM is a series of games where you use your fingers instead of your feet. You have a set of keys, like a piano, and you have to tap those to create the music (each key tap adds music to the playing score). Also, you have a turntable to "scratch", which also adds sound. The original beatmania had 5 keys, beatmania IIDX has 7 keys (and is the only one of the series still coming out with new mixes), and beatmania III has 5 keys and a foot pedal. Q: I think a genre you have listed is incorrect. A: Tell me what you think it should be, but present a good case, because I've asked a lot of people about this subject. However, if you're disputing a genre that has a star (*) after it, then I won't bother, because those are the official genres as Konami states. ****************************************************************************** 3. BASICS ****************************************************************************** This covers most of the stuff you can find in the instruction booklet, but we all know how often people hang onto these... ============== 3A. Controls = ============== Directional Buttons: Moves your selection on all the menus or steps in that direction. Circle, X: Confirm selection Triangle, Select: Cancel selection Start: Start game Start and Select at the same time: Return to title screen L and R Buttons: These are used for Solo Mode, if playing with the Controller. They step in the upper left/upper right steps respectively. If DANCE PLAY is ON on the Options Menu, the face buttons (Triangle, Square, Circle, X) will also step in that direction relative to its position on the face. ==================== 3B. Menus/Displays = ==================== Main Menu Game Mode: Select this to access the main game (see How To Dance for more info). Solo Mode: Select this to start playing Solo Mode. (Info on this is also in How to Dance) Workout Mode: A more fitness-oriented way to play. Lesson Mode: Tutorial for total beginners. Training Mode: Practice any open song in any kind of situation. Edit Mode: Create your own step patterns for any open song. Nonstop Order: Create your own Nonstop courses in this section (explained in Nonstop Mode). Records: View your high scores for Game Mode and Workout Mode. Options: Basic option stuff. Check below for more info. --- Options Menu Sound Options: Sound: Select from Stereo or Monaural. Voice: Select to have All voices, No Booing, or no voices. Timing: Change the sync between the steps and the music. Controller Settings: Vibration: Allows you to set vibration to occur whenever you step, whenever you miss, or not at all. Double Play: If Vibration is on, allows you to set it for Double Mode or not. Double Mode Settings: Allows you to adjust the controls for Double Play if you use a controller Dance Play Settings: If set to "Off" for a controller, face buttons will not register steps. Turn Off if you have a pad. Memory Card: Save: Save system data. Load: Load system data. Auto Save: Will Auto Save whenever you change anything or do anything. Game Options: Game Level: If set to a harder difficulty, the Dance Meter will decrease more if you miss. Number of Stages: Sets how many stages you'll play in the normal game. Number of Stages (Nonstop): Sets how many stages you'll play if you select Nonstop Mode. Time Limit: If set to On, you'll have a time limit counting down in the menus. Game Over: Default is Arcade. If on, then you'll drop out as soon as you fail the song. If End of Music is selected, you'll drop out at the end of the song if you fail. Event Mode: If On, then you will not fail or Game Over at all on songs, and whenever you finish a play, you'll automatically return to the song select screen. All Music Mode: Default is Off. If On, you'll skip selecting your genre and will have all songs available for your play. Graphics Options: BG Effect: Turn the background effects on or off. BG Brightness: Set how bright the background is if it's distracting you. Danger Display: "Blink" will flash the Danger Display during the song. "Still" will just have a constant Danger Display. "Off" will have none. Stepmark Colors: Type1 is the default. Type2 has solid different colors to tell between 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes, etc. Character Display: Turn off and you won't see dancers while you play. Workout Options: Measurement: If set on "Free", all steps will add to your Calorie Count. If set on "Regulation", only proper steps will be added. Calorie Display: Toggle between displaying your Calories Burned and your standard Score. Time/Stage Display: Displays (at the top of the screen) nothing, your stage, or your time. Consecutive Play: Default is Off. If turned on, then when in Workout, you'll immediately jump to the next song in the list after finishing one. Weight Unit: Toggle between pounds and kilograms. ================== 3C. How To Dance = ================== Select Style: Game Mode Single Mode: This is a 1-player mode using the pad you used to start the game. Versus Mode: This is a 2-player mode where each player uses a pad, and each player plays as if it was Single Mode. Double Mode: This is a 1-player mode where the player uses both pads. Every song has different steps for Double Mode than Single. Pressing twice to the right will select Link Mode, instead of Main Mode, which I'll explain later on. --- Select Style: Solo Mode 4 Panels: Play Solo Mode just like it were Single Mode. 6 Panels: Play Solo Mode with six panels using a pad, so X and O are the upper-left/upper-right arrows. 6 Panels: Play Solo Mode with six panels using a controller, so the L and R buttons are the upper-left/upper-right arrows. Solo mode also has Link Mode. --- Select Genre/Character In Konamix, the song list is separated into genres, with characters going with each genre. If you have All Music Mode turned on, then you'll just select your characters. Titles marked with stars have to be unlocked before they're accessible in the genres. COLLECTION 1: This is the first half of all the songs in Konamix Characters: BOLDO and TRACY (3rd Mix) Songs: .59, *ABSOLUTE*, AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL, AFTER THE GAME, *AM-3P (303 BASS MIX)*, B4U, BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE, BRILLIANT 2U, BURNIN' THE FLOOR, *CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE*, CELEBRATE NITE, CUTIE CHASER, DEAD END, *DIVE*, diving money, *Do It Right*, Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd MIX), *DROP OUT*, DROP THE BOMB, *DXY!*, DYNAMITE RAVE, END OF THE CENTURY, *era (nostalmix)*, *GENOM SCREAMS*, Groove, *Healing Vision* CLASSICS: Classic DDR tunes (at least, according to KOA) Characters: RAGE and EMI (4th Mix outfits) Songs: .59, AFTER THE GAME, *AM-3P (303 BASS MIX)*, B4U, BRILLIANT 2U, CUTIE CHASER, DEAD END, *DROP OUT*, DROP THE BOMB, DYNAMITE RAVE, END OF THE CENTURY, *era (nostalmix)*, *Holic*, *La SeŮorita Virtual*, LET THEM MOVE, LUV TO ME (AMD MIX), MAKE A JAM!, MAKE IT BETTER (So-REAL Mix), PARANOiA, *PARANOiA Rebirth*, think ya better D, *TRIP MACHINE (luv mix) CLUB STYLE: Songs that fit well in the club scene Characters: JOHNNY and JENNY (2nd Mix) Songs: .59, *ABSOLUTE*, *AM-3P (303 BASS MIX)*, B4U, BRILLIANT 2U, CELEBRATE NITE, DEAD END, diving money, *Do It Right*, Don't Stop (AMD 2nd MIX), DROP THE BOMB, *DXY!*, DYNAMITE RAVE, END OF THE CENTURY, *GENOM SCREAMS*, Groove, *Holic*, *Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE)*, Look To The Sky, PERFECT FREE, *R3*, THE EARTH LIGHT, think ya better D, WILD RUSH BEATMANIA: Songs that have been featured in the beatmania series (may or may not have originated there) Characters: ASTRO and CHARMY (4th Mix outfits) Songs: .59, *ABSOLUTE*, B4U, BRILLIANT 2U, BURNIN' THE FLOOR, *CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE*, diving money, Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd MIX), *DXY!*, DYNAMITE RAVE, END OF THE CENTURY, *era (nostalmix)*, *GENOM SCREAMS*, HIGHER, *Holic*, HYSTERIA, *LEADING CYBER*, *Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE)*, LUV TO ME (AMD MIX), Make Your Move, PARANOiA, patsenner, PERFECT FREE, *R3*, Salamander (Beat Crush Mix), THE EARTH LIGHT, *TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)* CALORIE BURNER: Songs with brisk tempos, or that require plenty of fancy footwork, or both... Characters: ROBO2000 and MAID-ZUKIN (4th Mix) Songs: .59, *ABSOLUTE*, AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL, *AM-3P (303 BASS MIX)*, B4U, BURNIN' THE FLOOR, *CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE*, DEAD END, *DIVE*, *DROP OUT*, DROP THE BOMB, *DXY!*, DYNAMITE RAVE, END OF THE CENTURY, *era (nostalmix)*, *Healing Vision*, *Holic*, HYSTERIA, *La SeŮorita Virtual*, *LEADING CYBER*, *MATSURI JAPAN*, PARANOiA, *PARANOiA Rebirth*, *R3*, *SUPER STAR*, *TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)* COLLECTION 2: This is the second half of all the songs in Konamix Characters: KONSENTO:03/2 and EVIL-ZUKIN (3rd Mix) Songs: HIGHER, *Holic*, HYSTERIA, *La SeŮorita Virtual*, *LEADING CYBER*, *Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE)*, LET THEM MOVE, Look To The Sky, LUV TO ME (AMD MIX), MAKE A JAM!, MAKE IT BETTER (So-REAL Mix), Make Your Move, *MATSURI JAPAN*, ON THE JAZZ, *ORION.78 (AMeuro-MIX)*, PARANOiA, *PARANOiA Rebirth*, patsenner, PERFECT FREE, *R3*, Salamander (Beat Crush Mix), *SUPER STAR*, THE EARTH LIGHT, think ya better D, *TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)*, WILD RUSH DOWNTEMPO JAMZ: These are the slower songs in the mix Characters: IZAM and NI-NA (4th Mix) Songs: AFTER THE GAME, BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE, CUTIE CHASER, *Do It Right*, Don't Stop (AMD 2nd MIX), Groove, HIGHER, HYSTERIA, *Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE)*, LET THEM MOVE, Look To The Sky, MAKE A JAM!, MAKE IT BETTER (So-REAL Mix), Make Your Move, ON THE JAZZ, *ORION.78 (AMeuro-MIX)*, patsenner, *SUPER STAR* HIDDEN COLLECTION: These are all the secret songs in the game. This won't be available until you get eight secret songs. Characters: AKIRA and YUNI (4th Mix) Songs: ABSOLUTE, AM-3P (303 BASS MIX), CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE, DIVE, Do It Right, DROP OUT, DXY!, era (nostalmix), GENOM SCREAMS, Healing Vision, Holic, La SeŮorita Virtual, LEADING CYBER, Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE), MATSURI JAPAN, ORION.78 (AMeuro-MIX), PARANOiA Rebirth, R3, SUPER STAR, TRIP MACHINE (luv mix) --- Select a Song Use Left and Right to switch songs. Press X or O to make your selection. Once you select your song, you can press Up or Down to change the difficulty. There are three available difficulties for every song: BASIC (yellow): Very simple steps. More often than not BSC difficulty has just quarter notes. TRICK (pink): More complicated steps. Often, the steps will try to match how the song goes in TRK. MANIAC (green): The hardest difficulty. These are tough ones where they focus on one of two things: matching the notes exactly or kicking up the difficulty to give you pains. Press Start while selecting your difficulty to bring up a little Options window on your side of the screen. Each of the three options are default to OFF: 1st Option: This allows you to select FLAT, which will make all arrows the same color, as opposed to the grading colors used to distinguish beats, or LITTLE, which will eliminate all non-quarter notes in the song, making it really easy. 2nd Option: This is the "Turn" option. MIRROR rotates all arrows 180 degrees. LEFT rotates them 90 degrees to the left. (Single and Versus Only) RIGHT in the other direction. (Single and Versus Only) SHUFFLE randomizes the steps. L-SHIFT rotates arrows 90 degrees to the left. (Solo Only) R-SHIFT in the other direction. (Solo Only) LR-FLIP flips the arrows from left to right. (Solo Only) UD-FLIP flips the arrows from up to down. (Solo Only) 3rd Option: This is the "Appearance" option. If HIDDEN is on, the arrows will vanish about half-way. If SUDDEN is on, the arrows will appear about half-way. If STEALTH is on, you won't see the arrows at all. --- Are You Ready? The main field consists of the arrows and the Step Zone, which is a line of arrows on the screen. As the song plays, arrows will begin scrolling along the screen. As the arrows reach the Step Zone, you need to step on those arrows. On the top of the screen is the Dance Meter. It starts about half full. As you step properly, it'll fill more. If you misstep, your Dance Meter will start emptying. If it empties completely, game over. On the bottom of the screen is the difficulty (in case you forgot), and your score as it tallies up. Also in the middle of the screen, you'll see words pop up as you step: PERFECT: You stepped precisely on the arrow. Combo continues, the dance meter increases, and you get the maximum possible score from that step. GREAT: You just about stepped on the arrow. Combo continues, the dance meter increases, but you don't get the full score for the step. GOOD: You're off on the step by a bit. Combo stops, but the dance meter doesn't change. ALMOST: You're off on the step by quite a bit. Combo stops, and your dance meter decreases. BOO: You completely missed the step. Combo stops, and your dance meter decreases. Also marked on the screen is your combo, which is how many PERFECTS and GREATS you have in a row. The announcer will tell you when you hit 100 combo, 200, etc. --- Evaluation Once you complete the song, you'll see an Evaluation Screen. You'll receive a letter grade, a tally on how many of each step you got, your maximum combo, and your score. Your maximum possible score is a weird number based on your combo. The letters are AA, A, B, C, D. I don't know how the score relates to each letter grade. I'm sure it's an algorithm relating to Dance Points, like the newest PS2 games, but so far, I don't know the algorithm D is a failing grade, or a pretty low score. C and B are progressive grades you get for scores on the song, without having a full combo. A is given for scores with a full combo. AA is given for all PERFECTs. It's also worth pointing out the misplacement of MISS and ALMOST. MISS is actually the ALMOSTs you got, and ALMOST is the BOOs you got. --- Solo Play (6 Panel Mode) This is similar to normal Dance Play, except you're only playing by yourself and have two extra arrows to worry about. Many songs have specific Solo steps that utilize these arrows. Some don't. If songs have specific Solo charts, I have them marked as such song by song. --- Battle Mode (Versus Play) When playing in Versus Mode, in addition to selecting normal difficulties, each song also has a Battle Mode, which plays similar to Unison of DDR USA. Instead of going normally through the song, the arrows move from one spot and horizontally track towards each player's Step Zones. Green arrows go to both Step Zones. Red arrows only go to Player 1's Step Zone, and blue arrows only go to Player 2's Step Zone. Score is based on how many of your arrows you can hit. Many songs have their own setup of Battle Steps, but some are just the regular steps. =================================== 3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner = =================================== KEEP PRACTICING! So, you've just got into DDR, eh? Good for you! You've become a part of a cult sensation that still holds tons of respect in arcades across the country! This game will probably seem quite overwhelming to you at first, especially if you watch people play it and watch them do 9-footers. Don't sweat it. You CAN be as good as them with the proper practice and effort. If you really want to get into this, definitely use the Official DDR Pad. There's no PS2 controller to use in the arcades, so learn the pad nice and early. Most game stores have a few of these tucked away (possibly more, if Konami's hyping this game like they should). If you're truly a beginner, you may just want to start with a nice cheap pad. That way, if you find it's not for you, you're not out a huge investment. So, to begin, use the Lesson Mode the game provides you. It will walk you through the basics and coach you to be a better dancer. Despite the Lesson Mode, here are some tips I can give you as a beginner: 1. Get a good feeling for the beat. People who have performed with music have an advantage. People in marching band have a serious advantage. ~_^ You'll be stepping to the beat in these early stages, so get used to it now. 2. Now that you have the beat, you must "find the arrows". Yeah, sure. I know they're right there in front of you, to your sides, and behind you, but can you hit them without looking? Early on, you'll find that's your biggest problem: taking a step and not landing on the arrow. If you have to look, look, but that tactic won't last forever, so before a song takes off, take some cursory steps to make sure you're hitting arrows. 3. Keep your center. Especially on cheap pads with no definition, you'll find yourself often taking leave of the center of the pad as you continue stepping. If there's a break in the song, look down to make sure you're in the center. 4. Use the balls of your feet. You may notice, after some days of a lot of playing, that your ankles will start hurting. That's normal, and it's happened to most everyone I know that DDRs. This is your feet telling you to not step with your heels, but with the front of the foot. Get into that habit. 5. Now that you have these basics, and the Lesson Mode (largely) completed, head into Beginner Mode and start tackling songs. In particular, get used to the speed of the songs, as well as the speeding-up, slowing-down, and stopping some songs do. When that just gets too easy, take a deep breath and head into the real DDR world with Basic Mode. Try to keep your songs at three feet or below, but don't be afraid to venture out into the great unknown. ======================================= 3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate = ======================================= KEEP PRACTICING! Well, you're definitely not a n00b anymore (pardon my French). You're at the point where you wouldn't completely humiliate yourself at the arcades, but you probably won't impress many people there. In fact, you may just bore them with your simple steps. It's time to go to the next level. At this point in your career, it's time to consider a new pad. For me, this meant going to redoctane.com and ordering their standard soft pad. This pad has a soft bottom which won't slip or bunch up as much. It's still not a serious pad, but you could do worse with fifty bucks... So, first tip is to KNOW THE SONGS. You don't necessarily need to memorize the steps, but have a basic understanding of the song before you go into it. Even memorize the music itself, the lyrics, etc. so you can whistle along. Know where the tempo changes may occur, where stops are. Most importantly, know where the songs musical notes occur in the melody, because these will be mostly what you step. Now that we're heading into dangerous territory, there is one big rule that I have to stress right away: Remember how in the last part I told you to "find your center"? Well, you've found it by now, so now it's time to GET OFF IT. That's a crutch that's let you into the game, but it will hold you back later on. What you have to learn is to return your feet to the center as rarely as possible, if at all. Move your feet from one arrow to the next, and don't move them unless you have an arrow to go to. This is probably the hardest thing you'll ever have to learn as a DDR player. Once you've relinquished your grip on the center, you only stand to improve up to the highest reaches of DDR-dom. This actually leads to the other major point of going intermediate: Eighth notes. Those are those off-colored ones. You'll have to deal with a lot of them, so learn to love them now. This is actually a good first step to leaving the center, because you are absolutely required to step three or more arrows in succession, and you'll have no time to return to the center at all. Use groups of three eighth notes to figure how to properly move between arrows; combinations such as up-left-down, where your right foot goes on up, left foot goes on left, and your right foot is already carrying back towards the down arrow, for example. Once you get strings of three down, you'll be ready to tackle longer strings, of four, five, seven, even nine if they're not too tangly... So, for this end, you'll want to go for songs of four to six feet in difficulty, as well as treading into the pink pink waters of Trick Mode. Just about all songs of this difficulty have at least several eighth notes to give you practice. Take these opportunities to develop your step combinations for your own style, so you'll be ready to use them when they appear again in harder songs. Also, it may behoove you to get into Workout Mode or Nonstop Mode and repeatedly hammer some songs, particularly those of a brisk pace. This is a good first step to building up all-important stamina. =================================== 3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced = =================================== KEEP PRACTICING! All right. You're through messing around, and through getting condescending looks from your peers at the arcade. It's time to show them what you can really do and kick it up a notch or three. If you're really serious now, it's once again time for a new pad. Although 7, 8, and even some 9-footers are possible on a soft, flimsy pad, you just won't get the high scores you cherish. For this, I turned to RedOctane's Ignition 2.0. It's also a soft pad, but the thick foam insert, soft gripping bottom, and raised step platforms make it a good pad for aspiring champions, all for a paltry 100 clams. Of course, if you have the money to blow (approximately $200), you may want to take it even further and buy the Cobalt Flux pad, which is a custom-made hard metal pad. It's VERY resilient, and much like pads you'll see in the arcades. Anyway, pads aside, it's time to get down to business: First, you better have mastered the stuff from the previous sections. I want to be able to yell out a song title and for you to hum it right there so you know what it sounds like. I don't wanna see your feet touch that center, soldier, or you'll drop and give me fifty. At this point, you should also have quick enough eye-foot coordination so that matching arrows on the screen with proper steps is second-nature. Now, for some new tactics: Chaos. You'll soon find as you reach the higher levels, that not all arrows are quarter notes and eighth notes. You'll find sixteenths, twelfths, and thirty-second notes thrown in to mess you up. Very rarely will they be in random. Almost always, they'll match up with how the song goes, so you'll at least have that going for you. So, a thorough knowledge of the songs will allow you to surmount this hurdle with little difficulty. Gallops. This is the popular name for a series of steps that has two sixteenth note steps together, then two sixteen notes of dead space, then two note steps together, and so on. When you step these notes, you'll feel like a horse gallopping, which derives the name. Oftentimes, these notes will be strung so that the last note in one gallop is the first note of the next gallop. To properly step these, leave your last-stepping foot in place, so it'll be ready to step the next gallop while your other foot moves to the next note. This leads to the final tactic. Axis of Rotation. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to have your upper body directly facing the screen at all times. A very important tactic for the toughest songs is turning your body so that making truly difficult steps becomes easier. Using alternating feet on long series' of eighth notes is far less taxing than taking two or more eighth notes with one foot. The best way to start turning your body is with left-down-right eighth note combos. Left foot on the left arrow, right foot on the down, and turn so that your left foot hits the right arrow. It'll be very disorienting at first, but the hard songs will really take it out of you if you don't learn. After learning a basic turn, learn to maintain your body at a 90 degree angle to the screen for extended periods of time, and then taking it further by rotating 180 degrees, or even 270 and 360, if you're brave enough to take your eyes off the screen. Finally, it's important to be in relatively good shape for this. You have to have the proper stamina and leg strength to pull off the toughest ones, because rather dexterous and tiring feats will be required of you, so keep pounding at it, do hard songs repeatedly to build up strength, and push yourself harder and harder to go all the way up to the great green Maniac Mode. ****************************************************************************** 4. DEFAULT SONGS ****************************************************************************** These songs are open to you by default. ========= 4A. .59 = ========= Artist: dj TAKA Genre: Chill Out* BPM: 135 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 7 7 7 - Battle: 4 Play Notes: The song carries at a steady pace, until the end, where it slows down ever so slightly. Maniac Notes: Prepare for lengthy streams during the main melody, with a couple of gallops thrown in to match the piano hits. The streams are fairly straightforward, though. Also, during the bridge, you'll find some streams of sixteenths, but they stay on the same two arrows. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 2nd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: dj TAKA should be no stranger to Bemani fans. Often considered to be just as popular (if not moreso) than Naoki, Takayuki Ishikawa has been with Konami since beatmania IIDX. He's done many DDR and beatmania tunes. Misc. Notes: So, what's the significance of ".59"? Well, "point five nine" in Japanese is "ten-go-kyu". This is very similar to "tengoku", which is Japanese for "heaven" or "paradise". The "Kyd Konamix Mix" of this tune by Jesper Kyd is in DDR Ultramix 2. ======================= 4B. AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL = ======================= Artist: 8bit Genre: Tribal* BPM: 200 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 3 TRK: 6 6 5 MNC: 9 9 8 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: One pain of a nine-footer. The streams can get pretty long (up to sixteen notes long), and they'll include turning regularly, including full spins. Nothing truly special, just a lot of it, and at a fast tempo, too... --- Lyrics: (Hai aleelokuwala beeyaka Haiaiaiai) (Jawa bala Jawa bala) (Hai aleelokuwala beeyaka Haiaiaiai) LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA! Jambalay! Jeeerah! Jambalay! Hey, vibe! Hey, hey, vibe! Ha! Brrrrah! Hey, vibe! (Heyleypolay!) Hey, hey, vibe! Ha! Brr... Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Hey, vibe! Da! Daaaah! Eylay, ohlay, ohlay, ohlay LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA! Jeeerah! Ha! Brrrrah! Heyleypolay! --- First Appearance: Dance Maniax (a series that requires you to place your hands over lights, very short-lived) DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 2), DDR Extreme 2 Artist Notes: 8bit is a psuedonym for Naoki (info in the FAQ). Misc. Notes: The original to this remix, "AFRONOVA", is in DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA. The "FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX" version of this song is in DDR Extreme 2. ==================== 4C. AFTER THE GAME = ==================== Artist: NPD3 Genre: Jazz BPM: 105 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 1 2 2 TRK: 4 4 4 MNC: 5 6 6 - Battle: 2 Maniac Notes: Small streams, and some double steps inserted into the streams, but very little. With the nice easy tempo, you'll find that this is probably the easiest Maniac in the game. --- Lyrics (to AFTER THE GAME OF LOVE): Let me sing it to you Why are we here like this? I don't know, too many drinks and a kiss? Male and female, what is there to do? That's right, the beasty rendezvous You wanna go Greco-Roman style? To meet your needs I'll even run a mile Be prepared, we're gonna have some fun And the time has come Round one (Yeah) (Come on) (Here we go, here we go) (4,3,2,1) After the game of love baby All I wanna do is be lazy Stay in bed like we don't care What's up outside After the game of love baby You know you're drivin' me crazy Between the sheets Just you and me Hey baby, what did ya think of that? What?! You want some more? Man! Hey ref, if there is one, that is Ring that bell for us Round Two! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (as GAME OF LOVE) Artist Notes: NPD3 is an alias for U1-ASAMI, a Konami Original artist who's had his hands in several DDR tunes for home mixes. Misc. Notes: What's AFTER THE GAME OF LOVE, you say? Well, technically, this tune originally had lyrics (see above). Reading the words, you can see why there'd be some "problems". So, the idea had at that point was to just remove the lyrics, since the song can stand pretty well on just the jazzy music, and the name was also truncated, so there you go. ========= 4D. B4U = ========= Artist: NAOKI Genre: Speed Rave* BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 8 7 8 - Battle: 6 Maniac Notes: Probably one of the easiest eight-footers in the business. You'll face short to medium-length streams, with no turning. There are a few gallops to match the music at the chorus, and a few sixteenths just before the key change. --- Lyrics: Let's get it on, don't stop us now We come on the scene, we came to get down Check the moves, you know they can't be dissed Ain't too many that can float like this We humbling, comin at ya And the rhythm is gonna get cha Need I, should I not say no more Tell me what's the deal, yo check my flow! Jump, jump, jump, DDR! Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR! Jam, jam, jam, DDR! Everybody dance let's get down! Could it be that you wanna be more like me No shame, I bring pain for the year 2G Now we are gonna turn this party out Put your hands in the air, move 'em all about Can you feel the beat down in your soul Don't fight the rhythm just let it go 4, 3, 2, 1, lets count it down Wanna see you move, let me hear that sound! Jump, jump, jump, DDR! Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR! Jam, jam, jam, DDR! Everybody dance let's get down! B, B, B, B4U! Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR! Jam, jam, jam, DDR! Everybody dance let's get down! --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Extreme USA, DDR Ultramix 2 Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki. Lyrics in this song are by AaronG. Misc. Notes: The B4 ZA BEAT MIX Challenge Remix of this song is in DDR Extreme USA. =============================== 4E. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE = =============================== Artist: DIVAS Genre: R&B BPM: 96 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 1 2 1 TRK: 3 4 3 MNC: 6 6 5 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Quite simple, really. Short streams, and only a little bit of turning. Watch at the end for a couple of off-beat notes. --- Lyrics: Take a look into this bedroom, my love Can't you clearly see, I'd give you more than time You call me friend, but you can best believe I want to reveal, there is more to me When late at night, you phone, I need, to groan, about someone else Done you wrong, and left you low I said, don't worry love (don't you worry, baby) I'm here, for you (Don't you fret) But what I'm gonna say is I'm the one you should pursue Give into love, give into me, give me that good love Baby, gimme your love, I'm the one you should give your love to Baby, gimme your love, give me your love, give me your love Sweet, sweet love Gimmee your love, I'm the one you should give your love to Why is it you can't see, what is right here, right here in front of you I'm the one, and this is where you should be I'm the one you should give your love to Baby, baby, give me your lovin' I'm the one who ought to get your good love Gimme your love, gimme you love Baby, baby, give me your love (Give me love) --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: DIVAS is a psuedonym for Naoki, specifically those R&B tunes that use the vocalist Robbie Danzie. Misc. Notes: The remix of this song, BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 2002, is in DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 3). ================== 4F. BRILLIANT 2U = ================== Artist: NAOKI Genre: Euro Groove* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 5 5 6 MNC: 6 7 7 - Battle: 6 Maniac Notes: For the most part, you'll find small streams and quarters. There are a few tough spots, such as a couple of streams of three double steps, and during the bridge, you'll step two eighths, three sixteenths, then another eighth, then a quarter, and do that for a while. You may think it follows the music, but it doesn't. --- Lyrics: C'mon, let's go, here we go, Jump jump jump everybody. Jump up and have a hell of a time, get down. Get involved, c'mon 'cmon. Jump jump jump, let go. Everybody knows how to get down. Jump jump jump, get involved. Jump jump jump, get involved. Jump jump jump, get involved. Everybody knows how to get down. C'mon, let's go, here we go, Jump jump jump everybody. Jump up and have a hell of a time, get down. Get involved, c'mon 'cmon. Jump jump jump, let go. Everybody knows how to get down Jump jump jump, get involved. Jump jump jump, get involved. Jump jump jump, get involved. Everybody knows how to get down. --- First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Extreme 2 Artist Notes: Information on Naoki is in the FAQ. Misc. Notes: The "Orchestra Groove" of this song is in DDR USA and DDRMAX USA. There is also a "K.O.G G3 MIX" of this song in DDR Extreme 2. ======================= 4G. BURNIN' THE FLOOR = ======================= Artist: NAOKI Genre: Euro Groove* BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 7 8 8 - Battle: 8 Maniac Notes: The streams don't get very long, and there's no turning involved. Probably the only tricky part is the bridge, where the steps follow the synthesizer hits. --- Lyrics: (Look out on the dancefloor) (It's waiting for you) It's time to burn Burn, burn, burn's the fix And tell me, do you really wanna roll with this The heat is on, it's time to move So where you know just what to do The temperatures rising, no way out Going too far, can't stop now So let me know if you feel it, too When the fire gets inside of you Where have, you been all of my life I've been, looking for you I wanna dance through, dark into the daylight with you I wanna burn! Burn, burn burn, the world right The rhythm's hard to ignore Set up a big fire I just don't care anymore! Let's make it special, on a dance floor I can read the signs, but I can't use the lore Let's get it up, 'cause now's the time I really wanna make you mine tonight Let's put in the fight You and me, on a fantasy And if you really wanna learn, I'm gonna show you how to burn Burn, burn, burn, you burn me You body's talking to mine (you burn me) Sizzling sensation, our bodies like it in time (oh yeah!) You know we gonna burn, burn, burn the fire, they don't make it anymore (talk to me) Fire in big waves, yeah. I've got you burning the floor Burnin' the floor! Burnin' the floor! --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 1), DDR Extreme 2 Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki. Vocals are by Robbie Danzie and Aaron G. Misc. Notes: The "BLUE FIRE mix" of this song is in DDR Extreme 2. ==================== 4H. CELEBRATE NITE = ==================== Artist: N.M.R Genre: Euro Groove* BPM: 144 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 7 7 8 - Battle: 5 Maniac Notes: Several difficulties in this song. There are small eighth note streams with double steps. There are small clusters of clearly visible sixteenth notes in the song. The biggest problem is that several streams go all the way around the pad, making you spin around if you want to alternate your feet (which you probably don't want to do). --- Lyrics: Gotta get down with my sound Give you the run around, like run you right outa' All alone am I, I put my nose to the grindstone From my mind, to pen to the paper Back to the mind, M-m-m-m-mind This beat is hard as crack, Without tact, it's a mismatch Come on baby, it's party time (I like it, I like it) Come on baby, it's party time (Come on and have a party) Celebrate the night (Give me one more night) Won't somebody please, save my life tonight? Gotta get down with my sound Give you the run around, like run you right outa' All alone am I, I put my nose to the grindstone From my mind, to pen to the paper Back to the mind, M-m-m-m-mind This beat is hard as crack, Without tact, it's a mismatch Come on baby, it's party time (I like it, I like it) Let's get together, come on and have a party Who do you think you are? (Give me one more night) Won't somebody please, save my life tonight? --- First Appearance: Dancing Stage feat. True Kiss Destination (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: N.M.R is a Naoki psuedonym. Misc. Notes: The "EURO TRANCE STYLE" Challenge Remix is featured in DDRMAX2 USA and DDR Ultramix 3. ================== 4I. CUTIE CHASER = ================== Artist: CLUB SPICE Genre: Happy House BPM: 126 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 4 TRK: 4 5 6 MNC: 7 7 8 - Battle: 3 Maniac Notes: Pretty tricky. There are a few turns, and some long streams, along with plenty of double steps. Also, there are gallops regularly thrown in during percussion runs, and you'll gallop along with the main melody a few times. --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (JP PS1) Artist Notes: CLUB SPICE is a psuedonym for U1-ASAMI (see AFTER THE GAME) Misc. Notes: The remix of this song (MORNING MIX) is in DDRMAX USA. In the original, there were spots of blood on both the banner and the background graphic, and the furry cop was holding a gun. These have all been removed for this mix and all future mixes featuring this song. ============== 4J. DEAD END = ============== Artist: N&S Genre: Street Noise BPM: 190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 6 5 TRK: 7 7 7 MNC: 9 8 9 - Battle: 8 Maniac Notes: Ouch. There isn't much turning going on here, and there's only a little bit of chaos in the middle and the end, where you step the notes. The biggest problem is the quick tempo, and the long streams. Also, there are parts near the end that require you to tap the same arrow quickly several times. --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 Artist Notes: N&S is a Naoki psuedonym (see FAQ for info) ================== 4K. diving money = ================== Artist: QUADRA Genre: Drum'N'Bass* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 5 3 TRK: 5 8 4 MNC: 7 8 6 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Basic streams for the most part, with a little chaos in the beginning. In the second half of the song, prepare to deal with small streams with double steps in the middle. Also, at the end are some gallops closing off the song. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: QUADRA is Hiroshi Watanabe, a Konami Original artist with several tunes, rooted in beatmania. Misc. Notes: There are only two difficulties of Double. The Trick and Maniac difficulties are the same. =============================== 4L. Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd MIX) = =============================== Artist: Dr. VIBE feat. JP miles Genre: House Handbag BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 4 3 TRK: 5 5 5 MNC: 7 7 6 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: Most of the first half of the song follows the piano hits, then it settles into your average seven-footer, with modest streams, some turns, and offbeat steps. --- Lyrics: Don't ever stop, don't ever quit Don't ever Don't ever Don't ever Don't Don't Don't ever, ever, ever, ever Yes, if I win Then you are my friend You are the best thing that ever happened to me Don't ever Don't ever Don't Don't Don't ever, ever, ever Yes, if I win Win, win Win, win Win, win Don't ever stop, don't ever quit Don't ever quit your love for me Yes, if I win Then you are my friend You are the best thing that ever happened to me No one could ever come between you and me, baby Because we know what friends should be Don't ever stop, don't ever quit Don't ever quit your love on me Yes, if I win Then you are my friend You are the best thing that ever happened to me --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: DR. VIBE is Naoki, who remixed this song from its original beatmania version, written by dj TAKA (see .59). JP miles is the vocalist. =================== 4M. DROP THE BOMB = =================== Artist: Scotty D. Genre: Techno Rave* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 5 5 5 MNC: 6 6 7 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: You'll be facing short streams with some Chaos, mostly. Once you reach the bridge of the song, you'll match the percussion with your steps, and then get back into the normal groove for the last chorus, until the end, where you'll have to step in time to the synthesizer. It's a string of quarter-note length triplets, so follow the music with them, and don't go too fast. --- Lyrics: Sorry, but could I have the music louder? Yeah drop the bomb! Just drop the bomb! I'm kinda dizzy, 'cause of my dreams... Getting sick and tired of the fossil-like system Now or never it's the time to resist 'em It's easy to blast them all away Pull a trigger, push a button, say adios to today Don't get me wrong, I'm a pacifist The mind can do more than the fist Explosives are not what it takes (You know, terrorists always make these mistakes) What we gotta do is build momentum If you need the right tools invent 'em Ride the wave of time, come feel the rhythm The march to the future has begun, get with 'em The brain is the generator of almighty power Either do it now or your master plan goes sour Yeah! Are you ready to take that fall? It's up to you to make that call to drop the bomb! Yeah drop the bomb! Just drop the bomb! Let me see that bomb! Just... Learn from the sunken Mu, Atlantis And from the beheaded male-praying mantis We've all gotta make room for whats to come What we gotta do is build momentum If you need the right tools invent 'em Ride the wave of time, come feel the rhythm The march to the future has begun, get with 'em The brain is the generator of almighty power Either do it now or your master plan goes sour Yeah! Are you ready to take that fall? It's up to you to make that call! (And if it don't work then make the real thing, wipe it out) So drop the bomb! Yeah drop the bomb! Just drop the bomb! Let me see that bomb! That bomb! That bomb! That bomb! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: Scott Dolph is KCET's guy for public relations with the USA. Turns out he's a pretty good vocalist and rapper, too. The actual composer of this song is U1-ASAMI. Misc. Notes: The "System SF Mix" of DROP THE BOMB appears on DDRMAX USA and DDR Ultramix. =================== 4N. DYNAMITE RAVE = =================== Artist: NAOKI Genre: Speed Rave* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 5 4 TRK: 7 6 7 MNC: 9 8 9 - Battle: 6 Maniac Notes: This song will definitely wear you down if you're not used to catas. It has everything a good cata should, though: long streams, sixteenths thrown in, double steps on some of the shorter streams, and chaos. At the beginning, you'll have to deal with some syncopation, as the first four notes are on the eighth-note beat, the next three are off, and the last two aren't, and that keeps up for several measures. Once the verse starts, you'll have eighths with groups of three sixteenths regularly thrown in. You'll get a bit of a respite from sixteenths once you get to the chorus, but those are replaced with doubles-in-streams, and long streams, then back to the second verse for more sixteenths, and then back to the chorus for more long streams and doubles. Good luck to you. --- Lyrics: 1, 2, 3, 4 Dynamite Rave! Come on everybody! (go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go) And get on the floor, yeah Techno, rave It's time to make a stand and pave the way Some might say Let it go Stay with the flow Stay on beat Move your feet On concrete Or on the dance floor You want more Then I'll give you more If it's too hardcore Let me know I'll stop the show Then bring it back To be exact At 12 o'clock Rock the spot It's too damn hot They told me so Dynamite rave It's on the down low Use your inner glow To make a move Show and prove The man with the lisp Sounds so crisp When you can see me On TV On the radio Here me blow I don't wanna give up We're gonna have a party Have a really great time Yeah Yeah! Just feel the heat Listen to the music and feel that beat C'mon, get up C'mon, c'mon Let me hear ya Let me hear ya C'mon, get up C'mon, c'mon Let me hear ya Let me hear ya Jump jump Do your thing This be the bomb Try to sing Narrator king Spread your wings Make your head ring To this song All night long Jack your body To this party Feel the pain When you strain Don't refrain Please don't stop Until you drop I don't wanna give up We're gonna have a party Have a really great time Yeah Yeah! Just feel the heat Listen to the music and feel that beat, yeah! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 3), DDR Extreme 2 Artist Notes: Information on NAOKI is in the FAQ. Misc. Notes: You can find the "Down Bird SOTA Mix" of this song on DDRMAX USA, and the "B4 ZA BEAT MIX" of this song in DDR Extreme 2. ======================== 4O. END OF THE CENTURY = ======================== Artist: NO.9 Genre: Dance Speed* BPM: 170 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 5 4 TRK: 7 6 6 MNC: 8 9 8 - Battle: 8 Maniac Notes: This will end up being bumped to a nine-footer by the time of DDRMAX2 USA. It probably deserves it, too. The hardest parts are during the rap lyrics, that involves streams that aren't too long, but are very tough to step, with multiple turns, and then those streams start throwing in double steps, which requires you to make some quick leaps at this speed. During the chorus, it's a little bit easier, with double steps on quarters and some small streams. --- Lyrics: End of the century Misery, can it be chaos who's the boss Suffer a great loss Man woman child No longer exist Only the good ones will be missed Life, love, cherish it all Who will be left to conquer it all The end is coming Don't start running There's nowhere to run Don't grab a gun All over the land hear this roar No one know what's in store Look for the star, he's on his way No one knows what to do today Love your self and all around In a blink of an eye You won't hear a sound Your heart is pounding at rapid speed Man will always feel the need for greed Let's go for it Now you can't miss Al-though-this-was-the-be-ginning Beware because the end is here The sky is falling Eyes are bawling You had your chance To make your stance Love is a must Life don't lust Not time to fuss People start to cuss Cry out who's going to care Have no doubt have no fear Believe in me I'll show you the way Some people think the year 2G is so scary Let's wait and see The world will shot down most won't admit People go crazy People catch fits Fire breaks out One way to stop Play hip hop, non-stop-stop Remember these words And what I said You just might wake up brain dead The feeling (feeling) Is amazing (amazing) Oh boy, I want you (come on and get me) Some just say the world is changing Many people will agree Many changes we are seeing I just say... It's the end... It's the end... It's the end of the century End of the century! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7) Artist Notes: NO. 9 is yet another psuedonym for Naoki Maeda. Both Paula Terry and Argie Phine supply the lyrics. Misc. Notes: The artist name is a reference to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and the song's tune is based off Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". ============ 4P. Groove = ============ Artist: Sho-T feat. Brenda Genre: Garage BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 3 3 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 8 8 8 - Battle: 6 Maniac Notes: You'll find streams and a few turns here, but the biggest issue is the fact that double steps are regularly thrown into the streams, making for some big jumping feats as you bounce around. Also, watch out at the end, as there are three sixteenths leading to the last double step. --- Lyrics: The night is hot I think Iím going to have some fun Itís 12 oíclock But it looks like the partyís just begun Walked in the club Tonight Iím gonna make my move When I saw you I knew exactly what to do I go up, I go down Spins my head all around Itís your eyes, itís your style I wanna make you mine! Thereís one thing I must know On the floor this will show Baby So feel the rhythm and let it flow! Groove! Boy Groove! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! Evíbody get down on the floor! Dance! Letís dance! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! So boogie some more! Groove! Boy Groove! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! Evíbody get down on the floor! Dance! Letís dance! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! So boogie some more! Baby, letís groove! --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: Shoichiro Hirata is another Konami in-house musician. His credits include the Groove series and "Share My Love". Misc. Notes: The remix of Groove, "Groove 2001", appears in DDRMAX USA. ============ 4Q. HIGHER = ============ Artist: NM feat. SUNNY Genre: Dance Pop* BPM: 132 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 3 TRK: 5 5 5 MNC: 6 7 7 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: Nice and easy for the most part. Small streams, mostly, with only a tiny bit of turning. Watch out for some quick double steps at the end. --- Lyrics: Girl, give it up, go and run away To the arms of a magic day Where you can stay Where you can find yourself Find yourself Lose your fear, 'cause there is no one here Do what you want to do There's nobody stopping you, no Give yourself and let the music take you far Then you will know who you are Baby, getting higher We're getting higher Movin' with the vibe Let the rhythm make you fly You are the one! Baby, isn't this fun Tonight (Won't you show me how?) Whoa-oh oh ohhhh, whoa-oh You and I I know we can move if we try You know this is how it should be Baby, getting higher We're getting higher Open up your eyes Everyday is a surprise You are the one Baby, the only one Tonight We're getting higher We're getting higher Start again from here And a new you will appear You are the one, baby isn't this fun Tonight~! --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: NM is short for Naoki Maeda (information in FAQ). Sunny James is the song's vocalist. Misc. Notes: The "next morning mix" Challenge Remix of this song is in DDR Extreme USA. ============== 4R. HYSTERIA = ============== Artist: NAOKI 190 Genre: R&B BPM: 190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 3 5 TRK: 6 5 6 MNC: 8 7 8 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: The tempo is definitely your biggest enemy. Besides the great speed, there isn't much to point out, besides the common occurence of the step pattern "left-right, up, down, left-right", which you'll learn to do quite well. --- Lyrics: I was the teacher and I made you learn I was the flame, and you just got burnt By me the one and only, Chaos is here To preach havoc and destruction and to strike fear Demolishin' my foes just like that I see the fools and they want to combat So I pull out the same rhyme, don't waste no time Brushin' them off with the freshest of lines So we could see who is the better of the best Well I've won but they've flunked the test Stoppin' for no one just like the shogun My blade is my rhymes, usin' it, then I'm done Picture me, I'm on top of my world now Picture me, I'm ahead of my game Never stop, not for anyone, not now Gonna take you up all the same (ah, on top of, ahhh I'm on top, oh on top of the world oh world) Picture me, I'm on top of my world now Picture me, I'm ahead of my game Never stop, not for anyone, not now Gonna take you up all the same Picture me, I'm on top of my world now Picture me, I'm ahead of my game Never stop, not for anyone, not now Gonna take you up all the same All the same All the same --- First Appearance: DDR Solo Bass Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki Maeda. The 190 is simply a reference to the BPM this song clips along at. The Challenge Remix of this song, "HYSTERIA 2001" is in DDRMAX2 USA. =================== 4S. LET THEM MOVE = =================== Artist: N.M.R Genre: House BPM: 115 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 3 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 7 7 7 - Battle: 2 Maniac Notes: A tricky seven-footer. Whenever you hear orchestra bells, you'll be stepping them in a sixteenth note pattern, mostly in clusters of five. Once the main verse begins, you'll be facing long streams. They won't require much turning, but they're pretty long. Whenever the lyrics say "Sweet, sweet" etc., you'll be gallopping, starting on the note. --- Lyrics: The party's jacked, and something was sidelined The mics are dead, Maeda takes the rewind, and use them as guidelines I hit them, but Maeda breaks too think, within a mix Cant think, I break him like a toothpick Can't get with the instrumental record's power Maeda's hunking me, like ring around a collar So don't screw up Let them move Let them move, oh! (whoo) Let them move sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet Let them move Let them move Let them move, babe! (whoo) Let them move sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet Let them move, oh! --- First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA Artist Notes: N.M.R is a Naoki psuedonym. ===================== 4T. Look To The Sky = ===================== Artist: System SF feat. Anna Genre: Trance BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 2 2 TRK: 4 5 3 MNC: 6 7 5 - Battle: 3 Maniac Notes: Small streams with turning, mostly. There's a little bit of chaos before the lyrics begin, and the worst part is that it doesn't quite follow the music... --- Lyrics: S.O.T.A. Feeling sad and lonely Cause I can't find you Call your telephone And there's never no answer Said you love me Kissed me We were in heaven Said I'm sorry Love you, want you forever Every night I look at the sky Call your name And wonder where you are Every night I look at the sky Baby, miss you Won't you come back --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: Sota Fujimori is a Konami Original artist, and uses the name System SF in some of his works. Anna Quinn is the vocalist. Misc. Notes: The "True Color" mix of this song has also appeared in DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix, and DDR Extreme 2. The "Trance Mix" of this song is in DDR Extreme 2. ========================= 4U. LUV TO ME (AMD MIX) = ========================= Artist: DJ KAZU feat. tiger YAMATO Genre: Euro Beat BPM: 154 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 5 4 TRK: 7 6 6 MNC: 8 8 8 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: Nasty. It starts with streams (which start OFF the beat, mind you), then quickly evolves into a bunch of gallops together. After that, you'll have to deal with strings of five sixteenths repeatedly, then there's a bit of chaos that follows the music, then streams with double steps in them. Good workout. --- Lyrics: Neon signs were shining bright And in the street lights (the street lights) I saw your shadow was fading away Well, I lost you all of a sudden Good-bye my love, I love you too so Before you went away, I didn't know Memories awake, only in my dream When I think I lost them, they all come back to me You said that you love me Looked at me softly You kissed me and held me all night so tight I know what you're feeling I know what you're dreaming All that you feel and everything in your mind The memories are so clear (so clear, so clear...) (So-so many...) So many good years (good years...) The sweet ones I hold dear (hold dear, hold dear...) Good-bye my love, I love you too so Before you went away, I didn't know Memories awake, only in my dream When I think I lost them, they all come back to me The memories are so clear So many good years Sweet ones I hold dear Can't hold back the tears I need you by my side These feelings I can't hide So don't walk away, boy Baby won't you bring back --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: DJ KAZU is a Naoki alias for this mix, and tiger YAMATO is Reo Nagumo, the original author of this song, and a noted beatmania artist, who's done many tunes, including "Keep On Liftin'" and "5.1.1." Misc. Notes: The "Disco Mix" of this song appears on DDR Ultramix. The "UCCHIE'S EDITION" of this song appears in DDR Ultramix 2. ================= 4V. MAKE A JAM! = ================= Artist: U1 Genre: Reggae BPM: 124 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 4 3 TRK: 5 5 6 MNC: 7 8 7 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: It's mostly just small streams with a few double steps thrown in, and at a relatively easy tempo, you'll find this song won't give you too many pains if you're experienced enough. --- Lyrics: Dreamin', dreamin', groovin', If you know what I mean, it's movin' on the scene, alright? *Make the bumping, quit the whining, Make the moving with the dance hall king. Wadadadekodo wadadanding, Churip pip pip pip pip pipiboskin, Trinda yo, she's a friend of mine, Catch up your own, if your body's of size. Know every size and ship on stamina, To make it all look cool and bubbly wine, Rational ma boy. *repeat --- First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix Link Version (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 Artist Notes: See "AFTER THE GAME" for info on U1-ASAMI. Misc Notes: The "Dub/House" mix of this tune by Big Idea is in DDR Ultramix 2. ================================== 4W. MAKE IT BETTER (So-REAL Mix) = ================================== Artist: mitsu-O! SUMMER Genre: Reggae BPM: 118 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 5 5 TRK: 6 7 6 MNC: 8 8 8 - Battle: 5 Maniac Notes: If you've played the original MAKE IT BETTER, you'll still find this one to be a pain, because they've loaded up even more steps and chunks of double steps in streams that are truly designed to make you fall over. Watch out for the super-intense double stream at the end. --- Lyrics: Got no money Talk to my dream Time after time I've tried to walk away Uh, uh, uh, and you don't break my heart Time after time I've tried to walk away Uh, uh, uh Time after time I've tried to walk away Uh, uh, uh, and you don't break my heart Time after time I've tried to walk away Uh, uh, uh Yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah Time after time I've tried to walk away Uh, uh, uh, and you don't break my heart Time after time I've tried to walk away Uh, uh, uh Yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah --- First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: mitsu-O! is a Naoki psuedonym (check the FAQ for info). Misc. Notes: The original MAKE IT BETTER is in DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA. ==================== 4X. Make Your Move = ==================== Artist: good-cool feat. JP miles Genre: Funk* BPM: 120 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 4 3 TRK: 5 5 5 MNC: 7 7 6 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: Well, I hope you like long streams. At the beginning, you'll face some shorties with sixteenths thrown in to spice it up, and then come two of the longer streams in DDR history. Fortunately, there's almost no turning and it's at a relatively slow pace. --- Lyrics: (ohh.. yeah, make your move) (ohh.. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Make your move C'mon now baby, make your move Don't be a fool The move I make depends on you Yeah, you see I give it every single part of me And somehow You've got to show me some kind of action, now So Go make your move, baby Go make your move, somehow Go make your move, on me I need to see some action, now Go make your move, baby Go make your move, somehow Go make your move, on me I need to see some action, now (ohh.. yeah, make your move) --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 Artist Notes: good-cool is Tatsuya Furukawa, a Konami Original artist who does a lot of house and R&B style tunes. JP miles is the vocalist for this song. ================= 4Y. ON THE JAZZ = ================= Artist: Jonny Dynamite! Genre: Jazz BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 2 3 1 TRK: 4 5 3 MNC: 7 7 6 - Battle: 2 Maniac Notes: For half of the song, you'll deal with the organ hits, in a psuedo-triplet style. For the other half, you'll have lengthy streams with a little turning, and in between, you'll have a little bit of chaos as you match Jonny's lyrics. --- Lyrics: Jazz Jazz Jazz When I step onto the dance floor I gotta pause and thank the Lord Thank him for the gifts he gave me An addiction to the rhythm and jammin' feet Anytime that I hear the jazz play I gotta tell them half-steppers "Get out my way" Trix are for kids and I'm playin' for keeps I can buy you and sell you, you can keep the receipt 'Cause can't nobody move the crowd the way I do I feel for any fool that might try to Heard the boom boom baby girl never you fear I'm Jonny Dynamite let 'em know I'm up in here The jazz is on the one, and the music's bumpin' DJ's got the whole crowd jumpin' Door to door we go for yours All we want is more, more jazz (Can y'all handle more jazz? Yeah all we want is more jazz Feel me Break it down for me now, yo) Aight now, swing it Like they used to do Put the house beat to it and before I'm through You might learn a thing or two you can show your peeps And you can catch me on Soul Train late next week Don't you know I'm all that and a bucket of wings? I'm on the jazz, when I feel the need to shake my groove thing When you see me comin' sit back, relax Tell your boys, look out step back And feel that jazz (hot, sexual) (here I come again, here I come again Yet again... Dynamite's blowin' up the show Save my soul) --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: Jonny Dynamite! is most probably the vocalist. This song was put together by U1-ASAMI. ============== 4Z. PARANOiA = ============== Artist: 180 Genre: Jungle BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 6 7 6 TRK: 7 8 7 MNC: 8 9 8 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: Like the TRIP MACHINES, the PARANOiAs tend to follow the music closely. Also, you'll find much of the same stepwise. Short streams, turns, wacky rhythms, but nothing truly chaotic, only faster than the TRIP MACHINES. The original also has some repeated taps on the same arrow during a stream that are designed to wear your feet out at that speed. These show up near the end, so watch out. --- Lyrics: Fee-fee-fee-feels so good... Feels good! --- First Appearance: DDR 1st Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Extreme 2 Artist Notes: 180 is a Naoki psuedonym, which obviously denotes the BPM, something Naoki likes to do with his PARANOiA mixes... Misc. Notes: In addition to those in this game, we also have: - PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) on DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA - PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another) on DDRMAX USA - PARANOiA KCET (clean mix) on DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA - PARANOIA EVOLUTION on DDRMAX USA - PARANOiA ETERNAL on DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme USA - PARANOIA survivor on DDR Extreme 2 - PARANOIA survivor MAX on DDR Extreme 2 ================ 4AA. patsenner = ================ Artist: dj nagureo Genre: Ambient Techno* BPM: 108 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 5 3 TRK: 5 7 4 MNC: 6 7 5 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Don't get tripped up by the chaos at the beginning. After that, it's mostly smooth, with short streams, a few doubles thrown into them, and a small string of sixteenths near the halfway point. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: See LUV TO ME for info on Reo Nagumo aka dj nagureo. Misc. Notes: There are only two difficulties for Double on this song. Trick and Maniac are the same. =================== 4BB. PERFECT FREE = =================== Artist: nite system Genre: House* BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 6 4 TRK: 6 7 5 MNC: 7 7 6 - Battle: 5 Maniac Notes: Seems like it's easy from the beginning, doesn't it? Tiny streams with double steps. About halfway, you'll get a larger stream leading into the song's main organ hits, which you'll match just about exactly for the rest of the song, using doubles, streams, and turning, and a nasty double-laden stream at the end. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: nite system is a psuedonym for QUADRA. See diving money. Misc. Notes: There are only two difficulties for Double on this song. Trick and Maniac are the same. ================================== 4CC. Salamander (Beat Crush Mix) = ================================== Artist: nite system Genre: Konamix* BPM: 134 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 3 TRK: 5 6 4 MNC: 7 6 6 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Well, some basic streams throughout the beginning, until the organ hits start (what is it with organ hits in this mix that compels you to hit them all the time?) Anyway, about a third of the way through, your efforts will almost be solely on the organs, which will include double steps. About three-quarters of the way through is a medium-size stream that leads into some bouncing to the organs and out, and a little chaos at the end. --- First Appearance: beatmania 2nd Mix DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: nite system is a psuedonym for QUADRA. See diving money. Misc. Notes: The opening for this tune is a bit of old Gradius. There are only two difficulties for Double on this song. Trick and Maniac are the same. ====================== 4DD. THE EARTH LIGHT = ====================== Artist: L.E.D. LIGHT Genre: Trance* BPM: 145 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 6 4 TRK: 6 8 5 MNC: 8 8 7 - Battle: 5 Maniac Notes: Smooth sailing for the first half of the song, with small to medium streams and double steps with some turning, which leads into the halfway point, which has triplet steps to match the percussion (and what should be voice), and then one long stream with lots of turns, which shows how this song got its rating... --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Toshiyuki Kakuta is L.E.D., a Konami Original artist who does a lot of beatmania. Misc. Notes: In the original version, there were some orgasmic female voices over the track. That didn't sit well with Konami of America at the time, so they decided to remove them for this version. Also, the original background art had some sketches of (clothed) ladies around the planet. There are only two difficulties for Double on this song. Trick and Maniac are the same. ======================== 4EE. think ya better D = ======================== Artist: sAmi Genre: House BPM: 136 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 3 TRK: 4 4 4 MNC: 5 7 6 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Probably the easiest Heavy in the game. There are some lengthy streams, but very few that require you to turn, and you get plenty of rest in between the potentially nasty stuff. --- Lyrics: Peace and equality Letís be together, letís live in harmony Lookiní to the sky, keep your head on the rise Think things on rockiní so well Come on, girl, let me ring your bell Feeliní the fire with burning desire All alone and Iím bad to the bone You gotta feel the pain, if you wanna gain Dance with the funk and get loose Now hit the floor directly through the roof You can jump when the beat gets rough Dance burniní like the rising sun Cool kick the nation with the groove Till we rock the place when the biz gets moved Roll from the head top case education while we say Grace Yeah a magical mystery theme Check it out, yeah hit the house scene Time the new astrology Magical things combine history This one, the house transmission Everybody write your decision Time the new astrology Magical things combine history Listen up, sister Come on, baby wonít ya be my girl Come on, girl let me rock your world Come on, baby wonít ya be my girl Come on, girl let me rock your world Look around, look around, look around now Jump up, jump up, and get down Peace and equality Letís be together, letís live in harmony Lookiní to the sky, keep your head on the rise Think things on rockiní so well Come on, girl, let me ring your bell Feeliní the fire with burning desire All alone and Iím bad to the bone You gotta feel the pain if you wanna gain Work that body, work that body Make sure you donít hurt nobody Girl, be my lady Come on, girl, I wanna rock your baby Yeah get up off of that thing Dancing letís swing! --- First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: sAmi is short for U1-ASAMI, a noted Konami Original artist. ================ 4FF. WILD RUSH = ================ Artist: FACTOR-X Genre: Ambient Breaks* BPM: 80-180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 5 6 5 MNC: 6 8 7 - Battle: 4 Play Notes: This song steadily speeds up throughout. It starts at 80bpm, then keeps increasing by 20 for the duration of the song, until it hits 180. Maniac Notes: The opener has steps on the piano hits, which are sixteenths, and they don't start on the beat. The second section has gallops to match the percussion. After that, it's pretty simple, until the end, where you have some pretty quick streams that go to the end. --- First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: FACTOR-X is another Naoki psuedonym (see the FAQ for info). Misc. Notes: The Challenge Remix of this song appears in DDR Extreme USA. ****************************************************************************** 5. SECRET SONGS ****************************************************************************** These songs are unlocked through gameplay. You get a new song for every five songs you play. ============== 5A. ABSOLUTE = ============== UNLOCK #3 (15 Songs) Artist: dj TAKA Genre: Epic Trance* BPM: 60-144 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 2 TRK: 5 6 4 MNC: 8 8 7 - Battle: 3 Play Notes: At the very end of this song, the song slows down considerably to 60 BPM. Maniac Notes: You'll find yourself matching the main melody step-for-step while it plays. There are also some lengthy streams, including a 48-long stream. Also, be prepared to turn at several points. With some stamina, you'll find this to be a relatively easy eight-footer. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: See .59 for info on dj TAKA. Misc. Notes: There is a "Cuff-N-Stuff it Mix" of ABSOLUTE on DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme 2. ========================== 5B. AM-3P (303 BASS MIX) = ========================== UNLOCK #20 (100 Songs) Artist: KTz (remixed by U1) Genre: Techno Bass BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 4 2 TRK: 5 6 4 MNC: 7 7 6 - Battle: 3 Maniac Notes: Much of the beginning of this song, and some of the end, has you following the rhythm with triplets followed by two eighths. Near the middle, you'll take on seven-note-long streams, and later the same streams, only with double steps in the beginning of them. Watch carefully near the end for some lousy off-beats thrown into the streams. --- Lyrics: Start the revolution! Kansai steppu! Kansai steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Kyushu steppu! The revolution! Oh, baby! The revolution! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4) Artist Notes: KTz is a Naoki psuedonym specifically used for AM-3P. See "AFTER THE GAME" for info on U1. Misc. Notes: WHAT'S THIS? A brand new song in this mix?? Yep. Don't ask why, and don't ask why there aren't more, unless they figure AFTER THE GAME and THE EARTH LIGHT as brand new, where they removed some sound from the originals. The original AM-3P is featured in DDR USA, DDRMAX USA, and DDRMAX2 USA, and the "AM EAST" Challenge Remix is in DDRMAX2 USA. ================================ 5C. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE = ================================ UNLOCK #1 (5 Songs) Artist: NAOKI Genre: Hyper Euro Beat* BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 3 TRK: 5 4 4 MNC: 8 8 8 - Battle: 8 Maniac Notes: The hardest part of this song is the beginning and end, where you gallop along with the rhythm and the synthesizer hits. The main part of the song is just some streams, with a long 40-step stream at the key change. Be sure to watch for the song to switch to offbeats at certain points. --- Lyrics: My life meant nothing to me then a guy like you came along Everything is moving so fast, I gotta get my feet on the ground Unhappy days are over 'cause I can always be with you Lying in your arms day by day, makes me feel Ohh... so brand new Can't stop fallin' in love Tell me you will be true (forever baby) I just can't stop dreaming of you everyday (every way) Say you love me baby Say you will always be mine You'll never break my heart I just can't stop fallin' in love Baby you became Makin' love with you is all I wanna do, (wanna do) Can't stop fallin' in love Give your heart and soul Stay with me this time and we'll make history, (you and me) --- First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki Maeda. The vocalist is Paula Terry. Misc. Notes: The SPEED MIX of this song is in DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme USA. ========== 5D. DIVE = ========== UNLOCK #9 (45 Songs) Artist: Be For U Genre: J-Pop BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 3 TRK: 5 6 4 MNC: 8 7 7 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Well, the good news is that there's very little turning. The bad news is that about every other hard element is in this song. Double steps at the beginning of streams, gallops in the beginning, middle, and end, and a chaotic ending, following the music. Also, there are several double and triple taps on single arrows throughout. --- Lyrics: (English words are capitalized) sekai o tomete... o tomete... tomete... Dive kakushi kirenai afureru kono omoi mou himitsu ni ha dekinai hitomi sorasenai dakishimeru omoi no Tension anata e to Reflect suhada o terasu Passion mo sono mama Evolution sekai o tomete mou watashi ga tomaranai kono yoru ni tobikonde yuku Dive To The Night jikan o tomete dakedo ai ha tomaranai kono umi ni tobikonde yuku takaku anata ni ima Keep On Lovin'. Can't Stop My Heart mou watashi ga tomaranai kono ai ni tobikonde yuku Dive To The Night Dive To The Night English Translation: Stop the World.... Every city is overflowing with these feelings A secret can't be kept by unwavering eyes Embracing this feeling of tension..you reflect Naked, shining passion just as we are...evolution stop the world again I won't stop This night is jumping....Dive to the night Time stops but love won't stop This jumping ocean is now fighting with you Keep on Lovin..Can't stop my heart, I won't stop This love is jumping...Dive to the night Dive to the night --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme 2 Artist Notes: Be For U is Noria Shiraishi, Riyu Kosaka, Yoma Komatsu, and Shiyuna Maehara. Since DDR 5th Mix, this J-Pop band has put together a whole bunch of songs for DDR and other Konami rhythm games. They're most well-known, in addition to this series, for "Firefly", "BREAK DOWN!", and "GRADUATION". Also, Riyu Kosaka and Yoma Komatsu have done their own solo acts for certain songs, such as "true..." and "ever snow". Misc. Notes: The remix of this song "more deep & deeper style" is featured in DDRMAX2 USA. ================= 5E. Do It Right = ================= UNLOCK # 7 (35 Songs) Artist: SOTA feat. Ebony Fay Genre: House BPM: 135 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 3 TRK: 5 5 4 MNC: 7 8 6 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: The seasoned veteran should have few troubles with this song. There are some medium-length streams, a few turns, a few doubles sandwiched in the streams, and a few times when you have to match Ebony's lyrics. That's it. --- Lyrics: Know what you wanna do, get into the groove Well you just gotta move And soon you'll know just what you really gotta do So take it easy now, I can show you how Just feel the beat inside, let the rhythm take hold and do it right You can't give up, you can't give in When things are looking like your world is tumbling down, you fight You make the cut, you play to win It's guaranteed to be alright Just do your best, just give your all Dance to your rhythm, you can make forever start tonight Don't let it rest, you'll never fall Believe me Know what you do Ain't nobody holdin' the future back Gotta go 'cause you know you'll leave it in your tracks And when all is said and done, and looking back now Is it all how you dreamed it would be way back then? Love is just a game Play to see if we can get it right God above sends his love to those who see his light Even if you don't know, he's been there for you too Did you think you'd get this far without his love? I tell you what Know what you wanna do, get into the groove Well you just got to move And then you'll know just what to do So take it easy now, I can show you how Just feel the love inside Let the rhythm take hold and do it right, yeah --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: Sota Fujimori is the SOTA half. He's an in-house Konami artist and is responsible for this song series, as well as anything by "System S.F.", which includes the "Look To The Sky" series. Ebony Fay is a singer who's very hard to find info on, but she performs this song, as well as "rain of sorrow". Misc. Notes: The Challenge Remix "80's Electro Mix" is featured in DDRMAX2 USA. ============== 5F. DROP OUT = ============== UNLOCK #13 (65 Songs) Artist: NW260 Genre: Hardcore Techno BPM: 260 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 5 6 TRK: 7 7 7 MNC: 8 9 8 - Battle: 9 Maniac Notes: This has recently been bumped up to a nine-footer, and with good cause. The fastest song in this mix may seem pretty tame from the get-go, but that's before you hit the quarter-note streams of double steps. Those hurt. Once you pass those two sets (on the second set, keep one foot on the down arrow to ease it), it's smooth sailing for most of the song, until you hit the "dropping whistle" sound, where it starts throwing eighths at you, then a sixty-four note long stream of eighths. If you're still alive here, you have one last set of double steps to close out the song with. --- First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA, DDR Ultramix 2 Artist Notes: NW260 is a psuedonym for Naoki. The "260", of course, refers to the BPM. Misc. Notes: The Challenge Remix of this song appears in DDR Extreme USA. ========== 5G. DXY! = ========== UNLOCK #19: (95 Songs) Artist: TaQ Genre: Techno* BPM: 148 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 3 TRK: 6 6 5 MNC: 8 8 7 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Looks pretty simple from the beginning, with small streams, then it breaks into three-note streams with a double at the end for a while. Then it goes into a soft part with a few steps to match the percussion. Then, it breaks into seven-note streams with a double at the end, then a long stream, then another stream, with doubles thrown in every four steps. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: TaQ is a popular Konami Original artist, who's done many beatmania tunes. ===================== 5H. era (nostalmix) = ===================== UNLOCK #14 (70 Songs) Artist: TaQ Genre: Drum'N'Bass* BPM: 90-180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 4 3 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 8 8 8 - Battle: 7 Play Notes: About halfway through the song, it slows from 180 BPM to 90, then speeds back up after eight measures, then goes at 180 until the end, where it slows back down to 90 as you approach the last step. Maniac Notes: The first 180 section starts with short streams, which increase in length and difficulty as you progress in the song. Nothing too manic. Once you hit the slowdown, you'll face arrows that match the percussion hits. Once you speed back up, you'll face long streams, with triple taps on one arrow linking some of the shorter streams together. It's a drainer. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7) Artist Notes: See DXY! for info on TaQ =================== 5I. GENOM SCREAMS = =================== UNLOCK #8 (40 Songs) Artist: L.E.D. LIGHT Genre: Trance* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 6 4 TRK: 6 8 5 MNC: 8 8 7 - Battle: 5 Maniac Notes: One of the things this song likes to do is throw double steps into short streams, and it will do it a lot. Not much to expect besides that, though, except that just after the "chili been some nasty" or whatever it is they're saying, you'll face a long stream that will hold one foot to the down arrow, so be aware of that. --- First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: See THE EARTH LIGHT Misc. Notes: There are only two difficulties for Double on this song. Trick and Maniac are the same. ==================== 5J. Healing Vision = ==================== UNLOCK #18 (90 Songs) Artist: DE-SIRE Genre: Drum'N'Bass BPM: 49-196 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 2 TRK: 6 6 5 MNC: 8 9 7 - Battle: 3 Play Notes: The songs starts at 98 BPM for eight measures, then speeds up to the standard 196 for much of the song. A little after halfway through, you'll come upon the super slowdown, which will lower the BPM to 49 as you hear heartbeats, then a speed up back to 196 until the end, which drops back down to 98. Maniac Notes: The opener is hard, requiring you to follow the opening percussion, which includes sixteenth notes, and it's not a steady pattern, either. Once the song gets going, you'll face several streams, short at first, then getting longer as you get into the song. At the major slowdown, you'll be tapping the heartbeats, which aren't all spaced apart the same way. Then, you'll go back up to speed, where you'll find it's relatively easy to the end. --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: DE-SIRE is Naoki's psuedonym for Healing Vision and the TRIP MACHINE series. Misc. Notes: The "Angelic Mix" of this song is featured in DDRMAX USA and DDR Ultramix. =========== 5K. Holic = =========== UNLOCK #6 (30 Songs) Artist: TaQ Genre: Hard Techno* BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 4 TRK: 6 6 6 MNC: 8 8 8 - Battle: 6 Play Notes: Much of this song is in 7/8 time, which means you'll be stepping seven beats to a measure. Maniac Notes: The hardest part of this song is keeping up with the time signature, and knowing how the song goes. Once that's accomplished, you'll realize that's it's just some long streams, and several streams with a few double steps thrown in. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: See DXY! ========================= 5L. La SeŮorita Virtual = ========================= UNLOCK #10 (50 Songs) Artist: 2MB Genre: Speed Latin BPM: 182 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 7 6 5 TRK: 8 7 6 MNC: 8 8 9 - Battle: 9 Maniac Notes: Well, this song is hard on all difficulties, so knowing the notes here can pretty much help you across the board. First, ouch. There are a lot of short streams, some that follow the music, others that don't. There are a few points in the song that throw doubles in the streams, but they aren't too frequent. However, there are a LOT of turning spots here. In some cases, you're better off stepping two arrows with one foot as opposed to just turning. This one's a big stamina drainer. --- Lyrics: Oooo, la senorita! (repeated) Wanna kiss you all over (repeated) Sitting in the corner with a coffee cup Reading the newspaper, not looking up She smiles as she finds something funny there, The sunlight shining in her hair You know she has a mind, she has an attitude And she likes her space and her solitude She'll tease you or please you, if she's feeling good Or burn you like you knew she would --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: 2MB is an alias for U1-ASAMI (see AFTER THE GAME). The lyrics in this song are by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein. The original song appears in DDR USA, DDR Extreme USA, and in Song Pack 7 for DDR Ultramix 2. =================== 5M. LEADING CYBER = =================== UNLOCK #17 (85 Songs) Artist: dj TAKA Genre: Digi-Rock* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 4 5 TRK: 7 7 7 MNC: 9 9 8 - Battle: 8 Maniac Notes: Owwie... You've got streams with medium length. You've got plenty of turning. You've got sixteenths thrown in at the beginning in unlikely places. At the last third of the song, you've got lots of sixteenths following the voice, which are really tough to follow. Have fun... --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 Artist Notes: See .59 ============================================== 5N. Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE) = ============================================== UNLOCK #11 (55 Songs) Artist: Stone Bros. Genre: R&B BPM: 102 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 3 TRK: 5 5 5 MNC: 6 6 6 - Battle: 3 Maniac Notes: This song would be pretty hard if it were any faster. Lots of turning and double steps in the streams. Fortunately, it's pretty slow, so if you want to practice these techniques, here's the place. --- Lyrics: Turn me on Let's see who's better (let's see) If you wanna play a tune I wanna groove with you So turn me on Hey yo, I'm like this, so watch the moves that I make How I take over the floor, throw the grooves that I shake I'm number one, how'd you figure that I'm losing my place If you're the joker, player, then who's the ace Hey, yo, it's me, the player to beat, I'm playin' for keeps I got some special moves, so homey don't sleep You learn and I teach controllin' the game You can brag all you want, but you kids don't be rollin' the same I'm bringin' the pain... The game is done, you might as well run My time is come and I'm gonna shine like the sun No surprise, I'll bust a flip on you guys The dance moves I do, I'm keepin' it live Keepin' the vibe, fly-guy style express Competition is none, player, and I jam like death I'm the best, can't be beat, you know it's me, keep up the pace and you'll advance with me, c'mon Let's see who's better You wanna play a tune I wanna groove with you So turn me on --- First Appearance: DDR Extra Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Stone Bros. is a Naoki psuedonym (see the FAQ for info) Misc. Notes: The original mix of this tune is in DDR Disney Mix, and there's a BM IIDX remix of this tune is in DDRMAX USA. =================== 5O. MATSURI JAPAN = =================== UNLOCK #12 (60 Songs) Artist: RE-VENGE Genre: Festival BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 4 4 3 TRK: 5 6 4 MNC: 9 8 8 - Battle: 4 Maniac Notes: Here's an old favorite. It's definitely a challenging nine- footer if you don't have stamina or the concept of gallops down. There are a LOT of gallops in this song. The whole first several measures is all gallops. Once the music gets going, you have normal streams followed by a couple of gallops, and that goes on for a while. Once the whistling picks up, then you'll have eight-note streams followed by six-note streams for a long time, then more gallops, then the break (huff, huff), then pretty much gallops followed by a long stream repeatedly for the remainder of the song. --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4) Artist Notes: RE-VENGE is a Naoki psuedonym dedicated to producing songs from styles of all over the world. Misc. Notes: The normal way to write this song is with the kanji for "matsuri", which a generic word meaning "festival". There is a "J-SUMMER MIX" of this song in DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4). =========================== 5P. ORION.78 (AMeuro-MIX) = =========================== UNLOCK #2 (10 Songs) Artist: RE-VENGE Genre: Spiritual BPM: 105 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 3 3 3 TRK: 5 5 5 MNC: 9 7 8 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: Considered a nine-footer mainly because of the large concentration of notes. If you can't read notes closely packed together, you're in trouble. For the most part, this is just eighths and strings of three sixteenths. You have to watch, though, because they don't follow any specific pattern. Sometimes the strings of sixteenths will be longer than three, but those moments aren't very often. Eyes open, and you can do this one. --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: See MATSURI JAPAN Misc. Notes: The remix of this song "civilization mix" is in DDRMAX USA and DDR Ultramix. ====================== 5Q. PARANOiA Rebirth = ====================== UNLOCK #5 (25 Songs) Artist: 190' Genre: Jungle BPM: 190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 6 6 6 TRK: 7 8 7 MNC: 9 9 9 - Battle: 8 Maniac Notes: Well, right away, they start throwing long streams at you, and they won't let up for the remainder of the song. About the only thing that changes throughout this whole song is that the streams will start requiring you to turn and/or keep one foot on one arrow. Couple this with the standard PARANOiA tendency to go with weird rhythms, and you'll have a great time... --- Lyrics: Re-re-rebirth (repeated) Fee-Fee-Fee-feels so good... Hey, baby... Feels good! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: 190' is a Naoki psuedonym, denoting the BPM. Misc. Notes: See PARANOiA ======== 5R. R3 = ======== UNLOCK #16 (80 Songs) Artist: tiger YAMATO Genre: Rave* BPM: 157 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 6 4 TRK: 6 8 5 MNC: 7 8 6 - Battle: 5 Maniac Notes: One of the more interesting points about R3 is the fact that certain sections like to repeat themselves over and over. You'll find really nothing more complicated than some somewhat lengthy streams and series of double taps on single arrows. For this reason, one of my friends decided to make this his "Stealth Song"... --- First Appearance: beatmania 5th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: See LUV TO ME for info on Reo Nagumo, who's famous for his "R" series, including songs such as "R5", "R10k", and "R2". Misc. Notes: There are only two difficulties for Double on this song. Trick and Maniac are the same. ================ 5S. SUPER STAR = ================ UNLOCK #4 (20 Songs) Artist: D.J.RICH feat. TailBros Genre: Rap BPM: 128 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 5 4 6 TRK: 6 6 7 MNC: 8 8 8 - Battle: 6 Maniac Notes: I love doing this one on Maniac. It's not all that fast, so you can pick it up pretty well. There are a few small streams with double steps in the early parts, then the record scratches, then a really large 79 step stream in the middle which leads into the section scratch section. At the end of that section are 18 sixteenth notes sandwiched together (but they're just alternating up and left). In the last area are some more long streams and three clusters of five sixteenth notes. --- Lyrics: DDR Bass! (Revolution) DDR Bass! DDR Bass! (Revolution) DDR Bass! I am here, and my name is Chaos Rap is to me like music is to Amadeus Wolfgang, the famous composer When I stepped in I told him to move over I am the new kid on the block And the mission - to make your body rock And to all the fools that think they're tough You'll never beat me, cuz I'm just too rough For my nature, my habitat, and even my environment Don't try me now, just go into retirement And think about what you have done You got beat, cuz you tried to move on You meet your fate when your lines ain't straight They're in your lyrical debatin' when your styles ain't great You got boogie-old rhymes to the point of no return You switch, you discern, but when will you learn That my rhymes burn, my brain waves melt Who gives a damn how you fall, overturned black belts I show you no remorse, I break off, I get divorced Could I be the source of this regenerative force Rejuvinated, I escalate it, you're underrated Now you're underrated cuz your homeboys played it Your weak appearances are only doing me the favor While I'm kickin' butt and flavor showin' off on your behavior Brother be beefing like a source that's protecting all people Put your hands up in the pulpit, coz it is drippin' like water From a leaky faucet Hand me the mic and I would rock it To you, sometimes you got to stop it - To make it rhyme It will earn full work and yo the final jam Is the freakin' bad bone, man take much and stand it And, yo, to beat us right now is the chance So everybody, yo, get on the floor I wanna see your dance --- First Appearance: DDR Solo Bass Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: DJ Rich does provide the vocals for this tune, although this song was written by Naoki Maeda (see the FAQ for more info on him). Misc. Notes: The Challenge Remix of this song "FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX" is in DDRMAX USA. ============================ 5T. TRIP MACHINE (luv mix) = ============================ UNLOCK #15 (75 Songs) Artist: 2MB Genre: Drum'N'Bass BPM: 160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl Sol BSC: 6 7 6 TRK: 7 8 7 MNC: 8 9 8 - Battle: 7 Maniac Notes: Short streams that follow the song, for the most part. There's some turning to worry about. The hardest part is probably the end, which is a long stream that requires a lot of turning and/or jumping around. --- Lyrics: Mammy... Will you sing Trip Machine? --- First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See La SeŮorita Virtual Misc. Notes: You can find the original TRIP MACHINE in DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA, SP-TRIP MACHINE (JUNGLE MIX) in DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA, TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX in DDRMAX USA, and TRIP MACHINE Survivor in DDR Extreme USA. ****************************************************************************** 6. NONSTOP MODE ****************************************************************************** To access Nonstop Mode, double tap Right on the Style Select screen. This will take you to Link Mode. Select style from there and you'll be able to select Nonstop Mode. The basic gist of Nonstop Mode is that you select a course of songs. Each song in the course has a specified difficulty. The courses are played just like normal songs, only you'll immediately jump to the next song after completing one. The only major difference is that as you get further in the course, you'll get penalized more severely in your Dance Meter if you miss, and it'll take longer to fill back up. (Note: The #'s listed are for Single Play. Double Play and Solo Play have all the same difficulties, but not necessarily the same # of feet.) --- Nonstop Courses You can adjust the # of songs you play in a Nonstop Course in the Options (from two to five). Depending on the number you selected, the course will stop after that many songs. * OFFICIAL 1 * Diff. 1. BRILLIANT 2U BSC(4) 2. PERFECT FREE BSC(5) 3. Salamander BSC(4) 4. END OF THE CENTURY BSC(4) 5. B4U BSC(4) * OFFICIAL 2 * Diff. 1. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE BSC(1) 2. Groove BSC(4) 3. Make Your Move TRK(5) 4. Do It Right TRK(5) 5. Let the beat hit 'em! MNC(6) * OFFICIAL 3 * Diff. 1. WILD RUSH TRK(5) 2. DROP OUT TRK(7) 3. R3 MNC(7) 4. Holic MNC(8) 5. DXY! MNC(8) * OFFICIAL 4 * Diff. 1. .59 MNC(7) 2. AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL TRK(6) 3. Look To The Sky TRK(4) 4. La SeŮorita Virtual MNC(8) 5. GENOM SCREAMS TRK(6) * OFFICIAL 5 * Diff. 1. Healing Vision MNC(8) 2. DEAD END TRK(7) 3. diving money MNC(7) 4. PARANOiA MNC(8) 5. era MNC(8) * OFFICIAL 6 * Diff. 1. MAKE IT BETTER BSC(5) 2. Don't Stop! BSC(3) 3. DROP THE BOMB BSC(4) 4. think ya better D BSC(3) 5. HYSTERIA BSC(4) --- Nonstop Order Select this to access three Nonstop Courses that you can customize yourself. To use Edit Data, you'll have to load it. To use these custom nonstops in Nonstop Mode, you'll have to turn MUSIC ORDER on. Select any of the three orders and you'll be able to customize the courses to your liking. You can pick the music for each play, and apply Edit Data if you have some for the song. Also, you can set the difficulty and options for each player. Once you have your course all set up, be sure MUSIC ORDER is on in the main screen, access Link Mode as normal, and you'll find your Orders available to play. ****************************************************************************** 7. OTHER MODES ****************************************************************************** These are the other modes in the game. ================== 7A. Workout Mode = ================== This mode allows you to observe the calories melting away as you dance. --- Workout Setting Weight: Set this and the amount of calories burned will be slightly changed to reflect your weight. Menu: Set to "Play Time" to play a specific amount of time. Set to "Calories Burned" and you'll play until you reach that number of calories. Set to "Program" and you can set your own workout course (like a Nonstop). "No Setting" will let you have no restrictions. Goal: Set to minutes if "Play Time" is on Menu, and to a calorie amount if "Calories Burned is on Menu. Workout Step: Has three levels. Level one is a Beginner course, which is very dumbed down. Level two is a Workout course, that just has most of the eighth notes removed. Level three is the Normal course, where you'll play songs normally. Date: Use to keep track of your workouts. Also, press O at any time on this screen and you can turn on Consecutive Play. With it on, you'll automatically go to the next song in the song list after you finish the one you're on. Once you're all set, you can get going, select a genre/character as normal, and pick your song. --- Workout Results After every song (or at the end of your program), you'll see a Workout Results screen where you can see your calorie-related results. Press Circle to see them charted in relation to other day's workouts. ================= 7B. Lesson Mode = ================= Select this to learn basic lessons about DDR. The CPU will perform for you, and you'll have to match what it's doing. You'll have an onscreen character to guide you, as well. Lesson 1 is largely basic steps. Lesson 2 will throw in some different kinds of movements. Lesson 3 will throw eighth notes into the mix as well as some fancy moves. =================== 7C. Training Mode = =================== Select this to pick songs and tackle them on your own terms. You may select the song, the mode (Single, Versus, Double, 6Panels), its difficulty, and any arrow options you want (as detailed in the How To Dance section far above). The Controller option is for 6Panels. Controller 1 is a pad (X and O are the diagonals) and Controller 2 is a normal controller (L and R are the diagonals). In addition (unlike other modes of gameplay), you can set Assist, which allows you to play with any combination of the music, a metronome (which marks standard quarter note beats), and a handclap (which claps whenever there's an arrow). Also, you can set the song's speed. Unlike the song option called Speed, this actually changes how fast the song goes. It's good for taking fast songs at speeds you can manage. Finally, you can set what measure the song begins and ends. The "Start" function below it will allow you to quickly change between the measures you select and the whole song. =============== 7D. Edit Mode = =============== Well, I'm not gonna go through all the possibilities that Edit Mode offers here. Honestly, if you're serious about Editing, you'll probably know to read the instructions on this one. Seriously, there's too much info about it for me to justify making a section for it. I will say that, if you want to use your Edit Data during play, you have to press Right twice on the Style Select screen to access Link Mode, which allows you to choose Edit Data to play. ****************************************************************************** 8. UNLOCKS ****************************************************************************** Here are each of the unlockable songs in the game. You get a new song every five songs you play. 5 Songs: CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE by NAOKI 10 Songs: ORION.78 (AMeuro-MIX) by RE-VENGE 15 Songs: ABSOLUTE by dj TAKA 20 Songs: SUPER STAR by D.J. RICH feat. TailBros. 25 Songs: PARANOiA Rebirth by 190' 30 Songs: Holic by TaQ 35 Songs: Do It Right by SOTA feat. Ebony Fay 40 Songs: GENOM SCREAMS by L.E.D. LIGHT The 40th song also opens the "Hidden Collection" genre, with AKIRA and YUNI. 45 Songs: DIVE by Be For U 50 Songs: La SeŮorita Virtual by 2MB 55 Songs: Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE) by Stone Bros. 60 Songs: MATSURI JAPAN by RE-VENGE 65 Songs: DROP OUT by NW260 70 Songs: era (nostalmix) by TaQ 75 Songs: TRIP MACHINE (luv mix) by 2MB 80 Songs: R3 by tiger YAMATO 85 Songs: LEADING CYBER by dj TAKA 90 Songs: Healing Vision by DE-SIRE 95 Songs: DXY! by TaQ 100 Songs: AM-3P (303 BASS MIX) by KTz (remixed by U1) ****************************************************************************** 9. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF ****************************************************************************** =========== 9A. Legal = =========== This FAQ was made 100% by me, and is Copyright © 2004 Scott "CyricZ" Zdankiewicz. You may not take it in whole or in part and claim it as your own. You may not alter it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that includes putting it in HTML format. Please donít post this on your site unless you have express consent by me. Iíve put a lot of time into this. Give me some credit... All songs and their lyrics are copyright their respective owners. DDR is Copyright © 1998-2004 Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. Currently, the following sites have permission to post my FAQ: www.gamefaqs.com www.gamewinners.com www.ign.com www.cheatcc.com I'm not going to allow people with small personal sites to post this FAQ. They may post the link on GameFAQs with all the DDRMAX2 guides, but, trying to keep updates, well, updated, I'll only allow large committed sites that I trust. ======================= 9B. E-mail Guidelines = ======================= If you wish to e-mail me, be sure to follow these guidelines... - Make ABSOLUTELY sure I haven't already answered your question in the guide. - Make sure it has something to do with DDR. I don't want spam, chain letters, offers for friendship. Don't bother me with info on other DDR games, really. I keep my ear pretty close to the ground about such things, and I'll probably know about it before you. Compliment me on the FAQ all you want, though... - Make sure you say "DDR" at one point in your e-mail. I have more than one FAQ, and I can't always figure the question out without specifying what game you're asking about. - Asking how to beat a song will result in a deletion. There really are no tips to offer for DDR'ing besides what I have in my section. It has to come from your own skill and desire to pass. - Spell correctly and use proper grammar, please. If I can't understand your e-mail, it'll go to the junk pile... ============= 9C. Credits = ============= CJayC and Al Amaloo for having this on their sites. rageandemi and Sage of Dharma for helpful nitpicky info. www.animelyrics.com, for compiling, catalouging, and translating tons of lyrics, including those in the DDR games. The GameFAQs B&RA board, for help with the genres. Konami and the Bemani studio, for their effort in bringing DDR to the States. ===================== 9D. Version Updates = ===================== Version 1.0 - 2/22/04 - Well, that oughtta do it. Lemme know if I need more info or got some incorrect. Version 1.1 - 9/24/04 - Genres added. Version 1.2 - 12/5/04 - Updated with Ultramix 2 info. ==================== 9E. The Final Word = ==================== DDR's second USA mix has plenty of good KOs, but a lack of licenses caused some fans to despair about the USA future of DDR. Also, it's not as easy as the original, and no Beginner difficulty means this is a better mix for experienced players.