****************************************************************************** ______ ______ ______ ____________ _______ ___ ___ | _ || _ || _ || _ _ || _ || |/ / / // // // // // // // // // // / | / / // // // // Į _// // // // _Į / / | / // // // // /| | / // // // // / / /| | /_____/ /_____/ /__/ |_|/__//___//___//__//___/ /__/ |__| D A N C E D A N C E R E V O L U T I O N ****************************************************************************** DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution (USA Version) 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. GREEN Songs (Open by default) 4A. 22DUNK 4B. AM-3P 4C. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 4D. BRILLIANT 2U (Orchestra Groove) 4E. BROKEN MY HEART 4F. CUTIE CHASER (MORNING MIX) 4G. Dark Black Forest (short trip) 4H. DEEP IN YOU 4I. ECSTASY 4J. era (nostalmix) 4K. exotic ethnic 4L. Groove 2001 4M. Healing Vision (Angelic Mix) 4N. I Like To Move It 4O. INSERTiON 4P. Let's talk it over 4Q. Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE) 4R. Look To The Sky 4S. LOVE AGAIN TONIGHT (For Melissa MIX) 4T. MATSURI JAPAN 4U. Midnite Blaze 4V. MY GENERATION (Fat Beat Mix) 4W. never let you down 4X. ORDINARY WORLD 4Y. ORION.78 (civilization mix) 4Z. OVERBLAST!! 4AA. PARANOIA EVOLUTION 4BB. PEACE-OUT 4CC. Remember You 4DD. RUGGED ASH 4EE. Sandstorm 4FF. Share My Love 4GG. Stomp to my beat 4HH. SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) 4II. Take It To The Morning Light (Extended Vocal) 4JJ. THE CUBE 4KK. YOU LEAVE ME ALONE 5. YELLOW Songs (Unlockables) 5A. 5.1.1. 5B. Abyss 5C. celebrate 5D. Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) 5E. DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) 5F. DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) 5G. Electro Tuned (the SubS Mix) 5H. GAMBOL 5I. gentle stress (SENSUAL mix) 5J. Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX) 5K. GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX) 5L. Healing Vision 5M. Holic 5N. I'M FOR REAL 5O. I Was The One 5P. Jam&Marmalade 5Q. Kind Lady 5R. Let the beat hit em! (BM IIDX Version) 5S. LOGICAL DASH 5T. Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) 5U. LOVE THIS FEELIN' 5V. MY SUMMER LOVE 5W. PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another) 5X. RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix) 5Y. SANA MORETTE NE ENTE 5Z. Secret Rendez-vous 5AA. Silent Hill 5BB. SO IN LOVE 5CC. Spin the disc 5DD. THE SHINING POLARIS 5EE. TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX 5FF. true... (Trance Sunrise Mix) 6. RED Songs (Extra Stage Songs) 6A. MAX 300 6B. CANDY* 7. Oni Mode 8. Other Modes 8A. Workout Mode 8B. Lesson Mode 8C. Training Mode 8D. Edit Mode 9. Secrets 10. Standard Guide Stuff 10A. Legal 10B. E-mail Guidelines 10C. Credits 10D. Version Updates 10E. The Final Word ****************************************************************************** 1. INTRODUCTION ****************************************************************************** Hi and Konnichi wa! Welcome to my FAQ for DDRMAX USA for the Playstation 2! 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... ****************************************************************************** 2. FAQ ****************************************************************************** Q: What is DDRMAX? A: DDRMAX is Konami's latest foray 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. If a green "freeze" arrow appears, you must hold that step at the beginning until the freeze arrow ends. Q: Is this DDRMAX the DDR 6th Mix like in the arcades? A: Not at all. For licensing reasons, the fact that the USA has missed several old songs from previous mixes, and the introduction of brand new songs for the American audience, we're given a hodgepodge of DDR material in this mix from several different mixes, but mostly from DDR 5th Mix and DDRMAX in the arcades. 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: 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: Hey, did you know that (insert song here) was in BeatMania first? A: Well, please, if I've made mistakes, let me know. I pride myself on a healthy knowledge of DDR and beyond, but no one's perfect. If something's wrong, tell me. 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. Q: What's the song that plays over the Credits? A: The song is CANDY* by Luv UNLIMITED. It's the Encore Extra Stage in the game, and unlockable by playing 200 songs. Q: What's the song that plays on the Info screen? A: The song is the full version of Look To The Sky (True Color Mix), a shorter version being unlockable in the game. Q: What are the songs that play in Lesson Mode? A: Lesson 1's song is "LET THEM MOVE", featured in DDR USA and DDR Konamix. Lesson 2's song is "HIGHER", featured in DDR Konamix. Lesson 3's song is "BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE", featured in this mix. Q: How do I get "Dance Master" on the Info screen? A: You'll get a little info blurb saying you're a "Dance Master" if you get an "A" or better on all 71 songs on a specific mode (Single, Double), and a specific difficulty. ****************************************************************************** 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 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). 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. Options: Basic option stuff. Check below for more info. Records: View your high scores for Game Mode and Workout Mode. Information: Whenever you get new stuff, you'll see a big flashing NEW! next to this. Check to find out what you got. --- Options Menu Sound Options: Sound: Select from Stereo or Monaural. Voice: Select to have All voices, No Booing, or no voices. Timing: Changes the sync between the steps and 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. Save&Load: 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. Max Stage: Set how many stages to a play. Time Limit: Sets a time limit to select songs/options if on. Game Over: "Arcade" will stop immediately once you fail. "End of Music" will game over at the end of the tune if you fail. Event Mode: If set to On, then you cannot access the Extra Stage, and whenever you finish a play, you immediately go back to the Song Select screen. Also, you will not drop out at all if you fail. Default Difficulty: Allows you to set where the cursor will be at the "Select Difficulty" screen. Useful if you're impatient. Graphic Options: Movie: Toggle whether or not the background movie plays. 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. Step Mark Colors: Type1 is the default. Type2 has solid different colors to tell between 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes, etc. 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. Weight Unit: Toggle between pounds and kilograms. ================== 3C. How To Dance = ================== Select Your Style 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 players uses a pad. Double Mode: This is a 1-player mode where the player uses both pads. Every song has different steps for Double Mode than Single. --- Select Difficulty Light (LGT): Most songs range from 1 to 5 feet. This is pretty simple if you're getting used to DDR. Standard (STD): Most songs range from 4 to 7 feet. Largely, you'll find that steps reflect how the music goes, as opposed to just being on the beat. Heavy (HVY): Most songs range from 6 to 10 feet. These are the tough ones where they focus on two things: matching the song's notes exactly, and/or kicking up the difficulty to give you pains. Oni (ONI): Tap to the Right while on Heavy to reveal this mode. This is a very difficult mode that both players must select if they want to play. See the Oni Mode section later on for more info. --- Select Music Use Left and Right to switch songs. Double tap Up or Down to change the difficulty. Press Start to change the sorting from the standard sort, to fully alphabetical, by BPM from slowest to fastest, and your "best", which is measured by the total score from all your plays of the song divided by the number of feet of the difficulty each time you played. Press Select to access Edit Data you've thrown together for that song. While your selection's on a song, you'll see a little graphic for the name. Above the picture, you'll see which song in your current play this one will be (1st, 2nd, Final, etc.) and the BPM for the song (which may be dynamic). Below the graphic are the foot rating for the song (the higher # of feet, the harder the song) and the Groove Radar. Groove Radar: This is a graphical representation of the difficulty of the song. It's broken down into five attributes: - Stream: More or less the overall number of steps. - Voltage: How many steps are sandwiched into how much time. Higher voltage means more steps in less time. - Air: The overall number of double steps (time spent in the air). - Freeze: The overall number and length of freeze arrows. - Chaos: The number of weird steps (not straight 1/4 and 1/8, or steps that force you turn as you step). If you can't figure out what song you want, you can select ROULETTE. This will start the song list rolling. Press X to stop it. It's tough to get it to stop on a song you want, though. Once your song's picked, you can still adjust the difficulty. If you haven't unlocked MAX 300, it will be thrown randomly into the songlist when you start the roulette going. --- Select Options Hold down X or Circle as you select your songs to bring up the Song Options menu: Speed: This is the speed of the arrows on the screen. It doesn't affect the speed of the song, just the arrows. Boost: If turned on, the arrows will gradually speed up as they move on the game screen. Appearance: "Visible" is the normal setting. 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. Turn: "Off" is normal. "Mirror" rotates all arrows 180 degrees. "Left" rotates them 90 degrees to the left. "Right" in the other direction. "Shuffle" randomizes the steps. Only "Mirror" is available on Double Mode. Other: "Off" changes nothing. "Little" will eliminate several steps to make it easier. "Flat" makes all arrows the same color, as opposed to the grading colors used to distinguish beats. "Solo" will change colors so that you can distinguish beats more easily. Scroll: "Standard" is normal bottom to top scrolling. "Reverse" is, oddly enough, scrolling from top to bottom. Freeze Arrow: You can turn the Freeze Arrows off. Step: Yet another chance to change the difficulty of your song. --- 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. If you see a green Freeze Arrow, you need to step on that arrow and hold it until the Freeze Arrow ends (you don't need to remove your foot when it ends, just stay on it until it ends, and move your foot at your leisure). 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. (2 Dance Points) 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. (1 Dance Point) GOOD: You're off on the step by a bit. Combo stops, but the dance meter doesn't change. (0 Dance Points) ALMOST: You're off on the step by quite a bit. Combo stops, and your dance meter decreases. (-4 Dance Points) BOO: You completely missed the step. Combo stops, and your dance meter decreases. (-8 Dance Points) OK!: You stepped on the whole Freeze Arrow. (6 Dance Points) NG: You stepped off the Freeze Arrow before it ended. Combo continues, but your Dance Meter will decrease. (0 Dance Points) 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, a meter on how much of the Groove Radar you filled, your maximum combo, and your score. Your maximum possible score is 50 million. In addition to the base score, you'll also have a bonus, which relates directly to the results of your Groove Meter. In this way, you can extend your score beyond the 50 million. More so if you're playing a harder song, of course. The letters are AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, and E. The letter grade is determined by tallying up the number of Dance Points you scored in the song (see above for how each step gives you Dance Points). E is a failing grade, and doesn't need to be calculated. D is given for Dance Point scores below 45% of the maximum. C is given for Dance Point scores of at least 45%. B is given for Dance Point scores of at least 65%. A is given for Dance Point scores of at least 80%. AA is given for Dance Point scores of at least 93% OR by achieving a full combo for the song (all GREATs or PERFECTs). AAA is given for 100% Dance Points (All PERFECTs and OKs on Freeze Arrows). At the end of your set, you're given the results for the last three songs you played, and, if you scored high enough, you can put your name on the High Score list. --- Extra Stage! If you played your last song on Heavy difficulty and got at least a AA on it, you'll access the Extra Stage. You'll be forced to play MAX 300 on Heavy, with the options 1.5x and Reverse on. In addition, you'll have a special No Recovery Dance Meter, which starts full, but cannot be replenished if you misstep. =================================== 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 Light 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 Standard 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 Endless 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 Heavy Mode. And lastly, never tackle 10-footers without a good insurance plan backing you up... ^_^ ****************************************************************************** 4. GREEN SONGS ****************************************************************************** These songs are available to you from the beginning. I've ordered them alphabetically, instead of the song's normal setup (what was I thinking doing it the other way?) ============ 4A. 22DUNK = ============ Artist: SLAKE Genre: Techno* BPM: 134 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 8 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Smooth sailing for the opening as you follow the guitar hits. Once the vocals start, you'll deal with some sixteenth syncopation, and then some strings of sixteenth notes as you match the guitar hits, and finally, some streams that end with a gallop. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania 5th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: SLAKE is Takehiko Fujii, a Konami Original artist who works mostly in beatmania. Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps. The STD and HVY steps are the same. =========== 4B. AM-3P = =========== Artist: KTz Genre: Tech House BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: Well, the first problem is the eighty-step long stream at the very beginning. Be sure to keep your foot on the arrow you step every other note, and be ready to switch when it does. After that, you'll follow the rhythm (in the "Kanto steppu" section), and at the end of that section are four gallops that start on the beat. After that, it's pretty simple, except for a few small streams that have double steps in them. --- Lyrics: Start the revolution! D-D-R D-D-R A-woha! (I want to see your body shake) A-woha! A-woha! (I want to see your body shake) Kanto steppu Kansai steppu Nagoya steppu Kyushu steppu The revolution! (uh-huh) The revolution! (uh-huh) Move your body Move your body Move your body --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA, DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: KTz is yet another Naoki psuedonym, and is specifically used for AM-3P and its remixes. Misc. Notes: The (303 BASS MIX) of this song is availble in DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4), and the AM EAST Challenge Mix is available in DDRMAX2 USA. =============================== 4C. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE = =============================== Artist: DIVAS Genre: R&B BPM: 96 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 1 2 STD: 3 4 HVY: 6 6 Heavy 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 Gimme 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) --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix 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, appears in DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 3). ===================================== 4D. BRILLIANT 2U (Orchestra Groove) = ===================================== Artist: NAOKI Genre: Orchestra Groove BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 4 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: I'd put this at actually slightly easier than the original, but oh well. There are mostly three-note streams in here, with a few longer ones, and a couple of sections where you'll gallop for two steps. --- Lyrics: 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. (come on) 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, come on. Jump jump jump, everybody, get involved, come on, come on, get involved, yeah, everyone. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA Artist Notes: Information on Naoki is in the FAQ Misc Notes: The original BRILLIANT 2U is featured in DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and DDR Extreme 2. There is also a "K.O.G G3 MIX" of this song in DDR Extreme 2. ===================== 4E. BROKEN MY HEART = ===================== Artist: NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY Genre: Hyper Euro Beat* BPM: 160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: There are a lot of notes in this relatively long song. You'll start with some sixteenths thrown in, but that's just the beginning. Once you reach the lyrics, you'll find long streams with turns, and streams with doubles thrown in. Nothing more difficult than that, but there are a lot of them. --- Lyrics: You've broken my heart Boy, you've torn my live apart Oh, right from the very start Now, I've got to get this guy out of my head Before I lose control, you were The only, man to feel my love (feel my love) Now, it's changed, and you know That you cut me like a knife You've broken my heart (broken my heart) This can't be right (no, no, not right) I'm teling you I know it's true, That I'd die for you (die for you) Baby, broken my heart.. Oh, no, no (oh no) Baby, you were everything (everything) Now you say it's over, I know - that you won't be coming back You've broken my heart Torn me apart It can't be right Maybe I was wrong to see The evil in you (evil in you) Broken my heart (broken my heart) Right from the start (yeah, from the start) I just can't believe it's true You throw me away (throw me away) Baby, broke my heart.. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: Dance Maniax (a short-lived Bemani series that had you working with lights) DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 6) Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki, and LOVE AGAIN TONIGHT for info on Paula Terry. ================================ 4F. CUTIE CHASER (MORNING MIX) = ================================ Artist: CLUB SPICE Genre: Happy House BPM: 126 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 3 4 HVY: 5 4 Heavy Notes: Even easier than Remember You, this mix features no more than three notes in a stream. No hard steps whatsoever. Good if you like trying for the Extra Stage. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR Oha Sta! (A Japanese mix based on a children's show) Artist Notes: CLUB SPICE is a psuedonym for U1-ASAMI, a popular DDR artist with a host of different names. All Double steps are exactly the same for this song. ==================================== 4G. Dark Black Forest (short trip) = ==================================== Artist: 140 Genre: Trance BPM: Steve Rhyner Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Well, this song likes its freeze arrows. The large number of freezes will make you turn several times. The steps aren't chaotic, except for the opening and the end, where they follow the lyrics. Near the end, the synth sounds will pick up on the offbeat, and you'll step those sounds while hitting freeze arrows on the beat. --- Lyrics: It's a long way to go, honey... I know... But I'm afraid... Where are we going? Into the dark... black... forest... ... Into the dark... black... forest... --- Song Type: License First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Steve Rhyner's a German composer. So far, this appears to be his only hit, released in late 2001 on the album of the same name. The actual "short trip" through the dark black forest is 3 minutes plus... ================= 4H. DEEP IN YOU = ================= Artist: dj nagureo Genre: Dance Pop* BPM: 126 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 8 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: There are some lengthy streams in this song, not the least of which is when the vocals go, and you have to match the synthesizer sounds with their syncopation. That's about all that's special here, though. As with several of the old BM tunes, they just have a lot of repeating stuff. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: Reo Nagumo is dj nagureo, a popular beatmania artist who specializes in house and R&B. Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps. The STD and HVY steps are the same. ============= 4I. ECSTASY = ============= Artist: d-complex Genre: Euro Trance* BPM: 145 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Play Notes: Despite the BPM's insisting, it does change ever so slightly, which is right after the first hold, which lasts about two measures. After that section is a second hold, and this one lasts four measures. Heavy Notes: The hardest part is accommodating the song's stops and slight changes. Take that away and you have a few lengthy streams, several turns, but nothing too hairy, and steps that largely follow the music. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: d-complex is a psuedonym for Naoki (see the FAQ for info) Misc. Notes: The "midnight blue mix" Challenge Remix of this song is in DDR Extreme USA. ===================== 4J. era (nostalmix) = ===================== Artist: TaQ Genre: Drum'N'Bass* BPM: 90-180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 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. Heavy 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. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7) Artist Notes: TaQ is a popular Konami Original artist, who's done many beatmania tunes. =================== 4K. exotic ethnic = =================== Artist: RevenG Genre: Spiritual BPM: 190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: Ugh, what a pain. exotic ethnic has two claims to fame. Long streams and LOTS of turning around. Hold off on this one if you haven't been practicing your turning. Other than that, no problem... >_> --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: RevenG is a psuedonym for Naoki dedicated to song styles from all over the world. ================= 4L. Groove 2001 = ================= Artist: Sho-T feat. Brenda Genre: Big Beat BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: There are some long streams and turning in this song. The most difficult (coolest?) part is the streams that follow the percussion that go syncopated. There are several instances of those, as well as a small five-note string of sixteenths. --- Lyrics: Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! Evíbody get down on the floor and dance! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! So boogie some more! Groove! Boy Groove! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! Evíbody get down on the floor and Dance! Letís dance! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! So boogie some more! Baby, letís groove! Yeah baby! Ohhh! Groove! Evíbody get down on the floor and Evíbody get down on the floor and Evíbody get down on the floor and Canít all that booty be all yours! Groove! Boy Groove! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! Evíbody get down on the floor and Dance! Letís dance! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! So boogie some more! Baby... Groove! Boy Groove! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! Evíbody get down on the floor and Dance! Letís dance! Canít all that booty be all yours! Move! Letís move! So boogie some more! Baby, letís boogie some more Baby, let's boogie some more Baby, let's groove! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR Extra Mix (JP PS1) Artist Notes: Sho-T is a Konami Original artist with a modest amount of songs. Brenda is the vocalist for this tune. ================================== 4M. Healing Vision (Angelic mix) = ================================== Artist: 2MB Genre: Drum'N'Bass BPM: 46-196 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 7 HVY: 9 9 Play Notes: It starts super slow, but goes right to the 196 as soon as you hit the very first step. You'll continue through most of the song as normal until you reach a very short hold. Only practice and experience will allow you to pick up where it shows up. Lastly, it will get very slow for the last couple of notes. Heavy Notes: To quote ET: "Oouuuuuch". The high speeds of HV:AM and the long, long streams, with plenty of turns throwing you around the pad make this a song for the ages. I consider this to be the hardest nine-footer in this mix. Some won't agree, but who cares. Oh, note that, while LGT and STD have you going from the hold to a quarter note. HVY has you going to a pickup eighth note, so you have even less time for that little rest as you enter the 130-step stream straight to the end. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: 2MB is a psuedonym for U1. See CUTIE CHASER. ======================= 4N. I Like To Move It = ======================= Artist: Reel 2 Real Genre: Dance Hall BPM: 123 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Plenty of freezes and a few turns in this song. The streams aren't very long, and the only chaos is at the end, which goes with the delay into the fading music. --- Lyrics: I like to move it, move it Ya like to ("Move it") I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it Ya like to ("Move it") I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it Ya like to ("Move it") All girls all over the world, original Mad Stuntman on ya case man! I love how all girls a move them body, and when ya move ya body, and move it, nice and sweet and sexy, alright! Woman ya cute, and you don't need no make up, original cute body you a mek man mud up. Woman ya cute, and you don't need no make up, original cute body you a mek man mud up. Woman! Physically fit, physically fit, physically, physically, physically fit Woman! Physically fit, physically fit, physically, physically, physically fit Woman! Ya nice, sweet, fantastic Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic Woman! Ya nice, sweet, energetic Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic Woman! Ya nice, sweet, fantastic Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic Woman! Ya nice, sweet, energetic Big ship on de ocean that a big titanic I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it Ya like to ("Move it") I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it Ya like to ("Move it") --- Song Type: License First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: While having a better career than some of these artists, the Reel 2 Real crew hasn't seen much light lately. This is one of their biggest hits, released way back in 1993. =============== 4O. INSERTiON = =============== Artist: NAOKI underground Genre: Euro Trance* BPM: 110-225 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 9 8 Play Notes: After about half a minute of music, you'll have a stop, and when you start up again, you'll be moving at a bit of a slower pace than before. You'll soon pick back up to the normal pace, and when you get to the end, it'll gradually pick up quite a bit until it hits the end. Heavy Notes: Lots of interesting things in this song. For one, they start throwing sixteenths and gallops at you right from the beginning. Following the stop, and after the tempo picks back up, you'll run the same step pattern over and over, but gallops and eighths will be regularly interspersed. It actually gets pretty easy when it gets to the final speed up. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki. Misc. Notes: There is a "Machine Gun Kelly" remix of this song in DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme 2. Oh, and yes, those are orgasmic sounds you're hearing in the song. Why they kept those in and not the ones in "THE EARTH LIGHT", we'll never know. ======================== 4P. Let's talk it over = ======================== Artist: SHIN Murayama feat. Argie Phine Genre: Soul* BPM: 100 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 5 4 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: There are moments in the song where you'll hit an arrow that's delayed slightly. Beyond that, the streams are pretty simple. Few turns, so this should be an easy song to pick up, in theory. --- Lyrics: I think you love me Because your eyes, they tell me so Cause every time I look They burst on fire My friends think I'm crazy For wanting you so much But I don't really care when it comes to us I just want to work it out Even if it's gonna take all night All I want is to be with you Every morning noon and night A-just with you So let's talk it over Communication's so much better For you and me You gotta come on over Cause I just want to make things better For you and me --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Shinichiro Murayama is the artist, and Argie Phine is the vocalist for this song. ============================================== 4Q. Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE) = ============================================== Artist: STONE BROS. Genre: R&B BPM: 102 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 6 Heavy 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 --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR Extra Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Stone Bros. is a Naoki psuedonym (see the FAQ for info) Misc. Notes: The original Let the beat hit em! was featured in DDR Disney Mix. ===================== 4R. Look To The Sky = ===================== Artist: System SF feat. Anna Genre: Trance BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 2 STD: 4 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy 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 --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Konamix 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 "Trance Mix" of this song is in DDR Extreme 2. ========================================== 4S. LOVE AGAIN TONIGHT (For Melissa MIX) = ========================================== Artist: NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY Genre: Hyper Euro Beat* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: The opening follows the euro-synth sounds, then it settles into basic streams, with plenty of turns, including some long streams that require you to stay with one foot on the down arrow as you turn. --- Lyrics: Can't believe, you are here. It seems just like a dream. But when you look, in my eyes. Your love becomes so clear to me. It's been so long, but now, Now your right here, lying by my side. And know how you really feel, Baby, please, never let me go. Baby, let's love, love, love again and again tonight Everything's all right. Then, the two of us can remember sweet, sweet love Love, love, love, love (the way he makes me feel this way) Love, love, love, love (Yes, it's you, I love you so) Baby, let's love, love, love again and again tonight All the night, make it fine Stay, the whole night, right through, by my side Baby, let's love, love, love again and again tonight Make me feel so right you, only you knows how, to love me so right Love again tonight --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki. Paula Terry is the Australian vocalist who does much of Naoki's female lyrics. =================== 4T. MATSURI JAPAN = =================== Artist: RE-VENGE Genre: Festival BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 9 8 Heavy 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. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 4) Artist Notes: RE-VENGE is the same as RevenG. See exotic ethnic. 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). =================== 4U. Midnite Blaze = =================== Artist: U1 Jewel Style Genre: Euro Beat BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Whenever they play the euro-synth keyboard notes, you'll find yourself stepping to those notes. The rest is just streams, some pretty long. There are several points that would suggest you turn, but I don't think you should, because this will put you in a lousy position to tackle the rest of the streams. --- Lyrics: Stole my heart on the dance floor No way, can't leave no more What am I supposed to do without you Make you mine is all I wanna do Step by step as I approach I say to myself I need a coach I know you can read my mind You're the best that a man can find I'll be your midnite blaze Brighter than the moon and stars Guide you thru the cave of love I'm gonna dance till the morning Takes my place to shine the way When you see the light is not from me You know it's too late All nite long you take the lead Stay with me you're all I need Please make this moment last Time is running really fast Something tells me you must go Why? I need to know Do you think we will meet again? If not my future'll never begin I'll be your midnite blaze Brighter than the moon and stars Guide you thru the cave of love I'm gonna dance till the morning sunbeam Takes my place to shine the way When you see the light is not from me Told you it's too late Baby it's too late Baby it's too late Baby it's too late --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 2) Artist Notes: See CUTIE CHASER for info on U1. ================================== 4V. MY GENERATION (Fat Beat Mix) = ================================== Artist: CAPTAIN JACK Genre: Fat Beat BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 6 Heavy Notes: Simple streams and a few turns to look for for the most part. In the verse, you'll find some small groups of sixteenths, and when the main chorus starts, you'll have several gallops. This is a good place to practice them if you're having trouble. --- Lyrics: (My generation) CJ cross the nation Solid is my foundation I give you information Help you with the situation Play me, radio station With no, complication I am an inspiration To the whole generation Party, throw your hands up Party, throw your hands up Party, throw your hands up Get 'em up high Party, throw your hands up Party, throw your hands up Party, throw your hands up Get 'em up high (My generation) It's my generation, feel the rhythm of the nation Take my hand, to understand It's my generation, feel the rhythm of the nation Take my hand, to understand It's my, it's my generation It's my sweet temptation Let me free your soul It's my, it's my generation It's my sweet temptation Let me free your soul (My generation) It's my generation (My generation) It's my generation (My generation) --- Song Type: License First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: Captain Jack is a band led by Franky Gee, an American who has done his time in the military. After leaving the service, he decided to leave the country that seemed so pro-war to him, so he settled in Germany, where he eventually picked up his music career. Most of his songs are militaristic, but he's sure to place his anti-war and pro-unity messages in many of his songs. ======================== 4W. never let you down = ======================== Artist: good-cool feat. JP miles Genre: Garage House* BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: I suppose the reason they think this deserves seven feet is for the rather lengthy streams, but all the streams are pretty simple to step, and there's no chaos, very little turning, and only a few doubles in the streams. --- Lyrics: Depend on me, babe The way that I depend on you Depend on me, honey I promise I will always be true I'll be your mother and your father And your sister, and your lover I'm everything that you need Give me your heart, and your soul Don't be hard, don't be cold I'll look for you, you wait and see Depend on me, babe I will never let you down Depend on me, sugar I will always be around Depend on me Depend on me (yeah..) Depend on me --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix Artist Notes: good-cool is Tatsuya Furukawa, a Konami Original artist who likes R&B and jazzy tunes. JP miles is the vocalist for this tune. ==================== 4X. ORDINARY WORLD = ==================== Artist: AURORA featuring NAIMEE COLEMAN Genre: Epic House BPM: 139 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 1 4 STD: 4 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Even for a seven-footer, this one's pretty hard. It mostly stems from the arrows forcing you to turn a lot, especially the freezes. The steps themselves aren't hard. It's just getting your feet there that's the problem. --- Lyrics: Came in from the rainy thursday, on the avenue Thought I heard you talking softly I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio Still I can't escape the ghost of you What is happening to it all Crazy, some say Where is the light that I recognize Gone away But I won't cry for yesterday There's an ordinary world Somehow I have to find And as I try to make my way To the ordinary world I will learn to survive --- Song Type: License First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: AURORA is Simon Greenaway and Sacha Collison, or was for this single, anyway, which was in the top 5 in the UK for Autumn of 2000. Misc. Notes: This song is a cover of the original Duran Duran hit of the same name. ================================= 4Y. ORION.78 (civilization mix) = ================================= Artist: 2MB Genre: Spiritual Hardcore BPM: 200 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 6 6 STD: 8 8 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: Contends with HV:AM for the hardest nine-footer. The problems here aren't really long streams (except for the last one at the end, but it's not nearly as long as HV:AM's), but they're double steps figured into the streams, as well as some awkward stepping rhythms. Also, when the driving percussion cuts out, you'll find that you won't be facing straight eighth notes, but an almost psuedo-gallop. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: 2MB is U1-ASAMI. See CUTIE CHASER. ================= 4Z. OVERBLAST!! = ================= Artist: L.E.D. LIGHT Genre: Warp House* BPM: 147 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Several small streams. No big crossovers. There are several freeze arrows, and quite a few gallops, but none that require acrobatic feats. Also, there are several chaotic steps that follow the music. --- Lyrics: It's all alive! It's all alive! It's all alive! I mean... It's all alive! I mean... It's all alive! It's all alive! More than that... I believe, yeah! I believe, yeah! I believe, yeah! I believe, woo! I believe, yeah! I believe, yeah! I believe, yeah! I believe, woo! I believe! I believe! I believe! I believe, yeah! I believe, woo! I believe, yeah! I believe, woo! I believe, yeah! I believe! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania Append 5th Mix (JP PS1) DDR Debut: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Toshiyuki Kakuta is L.E.D., and started his Konami career in beatmania. He's written several songs for Konami's rhythm games, "THE EARTH LIGHT" and "GENOM SCREAMS", which featured in DDR Konamix. ========================= 4AA. PARANOIA EVOLUTION = ========================= Artist: 200 Genre: Jungle Mixture BPM: 200 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 6 5 STD: 7 7 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: The latest addition to the PARANOiA family is a little easier than Rebirth, but not much. The higher tempo makes the constant streams and turns more difficult, but there aren't too many long streams, except at the very end, where there's a pretty lengthy stream to the finish. --- Lyrics: Disco bombing... (repeat) Fee-fee-feels so good... Hey, baby... Feels good! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR Solo Bass Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: 200 is a Naoki psuedonym, denoting the BPM, as he always does with his PARANOiAs. Misc. Notes: In addition to those in this game, we also have: - PARANOiA on DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and DDR Extreme 2 - PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) on DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA - PARANOiA KCET (clean mix) on DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA - PARANOiA Rebirth on DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix - PARANOiA ETERNAL on DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme USA - PARANOIA survivor on DDR Extreme 2 - PARANOIA survivor MAX on DDR Extreme 2 ================ 4BB. PEACE-OUT = ================ Artist: dj nagureo Genre: Deep House* BPM: 133 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 3 STD: 4 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: There are some simple turns in this song, and during the part where the percussion kicks out, you'll have to deal with some weird double steps as you connect with the keyboard. --- Lyrics: Peace out... (repeated) Don't leave me baby... (repeated) --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix DDR Debut: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: See DEEP IN YOU =================== 4CC. Remember You = =================== Artist: NM feat. Julie Genre: Ballad* BPM: 105 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 1 1 STD: 3 3 HVY: 5 5 Play Notes: Although the BPM doesn't say that it's dynamic, there's some slowdown at the end. Heavy Notes: Well, what's to say about a five-footer. The streams are very short and very simple, and the slow tempo will leave you at ease. Good place to pick up eighth notes. --- Lyrics: I remember you. Here, in the place where we first met So long ago (so long ago), with a smile (a smile) And a face I can't forget Though that was long ago In this town We shared some history As I look around, I remember how we used to be All the things he told me The way he used to hold me, then And from now, till forever more He won't hold me anymore But it's just the way That it's gonna be He won't come back to me Come to me! I walk alone, on winter nights Where we met, we would savor familiar sights Those healing weeks were memories Those kisses caress your sensitivity And from now, to forever more I remember the one I used to love --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: NM is Naoki Maeda (see the FAQ), and Julie is vocalist Julie Frost. ================= 4DD. RUGGED ASH = ================= Artist: SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS Genre: Future Jazz* BPM: 168 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 8 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Oh, this song likes its double steps. You'll face lots of air in this song as you mostly follow the piano hits. The streams that occur in this song have plenty of double steps thrown in. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: Yasushi Kurobane is another Konami Original artist with work based in beatmania. Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps. The STD and HVY steps are the same. ================ 4EE. Sandstorm = ================ Artist: Darude Genre: Anthem Trance BPM: 136 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: I call this a seven-footer, myself. Sure, there are a few dots of sixteenths in the song, but almost everyone knows Sandstorm, so they know about the instrumental noise (whatever it is). There aren't any turns, but there are several freezes. Streams can get pretty long, too. --- Song Type: License First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Still performing today, Ville Virtanen is a Finnish producer who made it big with this particular hit right here. Apparently, he's a good friend of JS16 (see below). ==================== 4FF. Share My Love = ==================== Artist: Julie Frost Genre: House BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 4 HVY: 7 5 Heavy Notes: A good amount of weird steps in this song. They'll follow the music for the most part, so just flow with the song, and step where you think something fits. Beyond that, you'll find some small streams and several turns. --- Lyrics: I see the ocean blue, clear as my love for you Bluebird fly in the sky, with you in paradice Before you came along, I was so all alone Just like a new beginning, heavenly is this feeling I know that when you look at me boy You fell a sparkle You see I think I feel your soul dear Whispers you love me Share My Love Won't you let me give it all to you Share My Love 'Cause I never give it up my baby Share My Love You know my life was low without you Share My Love Don't you see you mean the world to me Share My Love Won't you let me give it all to you Share My Love 'Cause I never give it up my baby Share My Love You know my life was low without you Share My Love Don't you see you mean the world to me --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix Artist Notes: This song is by Shoichiro Hirata, better known as Sho-T. The vocalist is, naturally, Julie Frost. ======================= 4GG. Stomp to my beat = ======================= Artist: JS16 Genre: Euro Dance BPM: 134 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: There are some pretty long streams in this song, as well as quite a bit of turning, but the only chaos comes in the middle of the song, and it's for about ten steps in the "breakdown" section. In the latter half, you'll be facing shorter streams with doubles in them. --- Lyrics: Stompin' to my beat you Stompin' to my beat you Stompin' to my beat you Stompin' to my beat you Stompin' to my Stompin' to my Stompin' to my Stompin' to my Stompin' to Stompin' to Stompin' to Stompin' to Stompin' to Happy people stompin' to my beat you to my beat you, stompin' to my beat My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin' Happy people stompin' to my beat you to my beat you, stompin' to my beat My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin' Happy people stompin' to my Happy people stompin' to my Happy people stompin' to my Happy people stompin' to my Happy people stompin' to my Happy people stompin' to my to my to my to my to my beat you beat Happy people stompin' to my beat you to my beat you, stompin' to my beat My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin' (all night) Happy people stompin' to my beat you to my beat you, stompin' to my beat My beat'll come stormin' in, pumpin', pumpin' (all night) Happy people Happy people Happy people Happy people stompin' to my Stompin' to Stompin' to Stompin' to Stompin' to my beat you Stompin' to my Stompin' to my Stompin' to stompin' to my Stompin' to stompin' to my --- Song Type: License First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: Jaakko Salovaara is the name behind JS16. This Finn has been a DJ since he was 14, and a producer since he was 16 (hence the name). This song was released as a single in 1997 in Finland, and a year later in the States, where it topped Billboard at 17. Misc. Notes: Stomp to my beat actually has two sets of Heavy steps, historically. This version has the original, easier, Heavy steps. ================================================ 4HH. SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) = ================================================ Artist: JOE RINOIE Genre: Euro Beat BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: There are a LOT of notes in this song. One thing they'll do to you a lot in the first half of the song is throw in gallops where you'd think there would be normal eighths, so eyes open. Once you reach the main melody, you'll quit the gallops, but will end up with very large streams that will require turning. At the end, you'll go back to gallopping with the rhythm. --- Lyrics: Every jumpin-jumpin-jumping-jump (Let's go!) It's got to be your love The only love I fall And oh! You are the angel of my life It's got to be my heart Beating beside you all night long And oh! I wanna get closer to you my love Until the day I die, babe I'll be your everything And ohhhhh.. Ohhh... (Let's go) Won't you take my hand For I will be a man So, tonight we're gonna dance the night away One and one is two Don't you be so cruel Synchronize this love is what we've got to do All the time, we'll be together 'Cause it's yours and mine Forever were in this love, together Won't you take my hand For I will be a man So, tonight we're gonna dance the night away One and one is two Don't you be so cruel Synchronize this love is what we've got to do All the time, we'll be together Cause it's yours and mine Forever were in this love thing --- Song Type: License First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix Plus (Arcade) Artist Notes: Joe Rinoie is a J-Pop artist from the land of the rising sun. This is his biggest hit. ==================================================== 4II. Take It To The Morning Light (Extended Vocal) = ==================================================== Artist: Golden Gate Genre: House BPM: 129 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: You'll find a lot of goofy steps in this song. They look like eighth notes, but they're a bit longer. This song has few surprises if you know the music. There are several times where the steps get chaotic and follow the lyrics (ie. "na-nana-na take it"), and streams of decent size, thrown together with freeze arrows. There are also some gallops at the end. --- Lyrics: To the morning light! To the break of day! It's a place you can hide You don't care about frustration Leave the world behind Time to look to the light 'Til we find the right direction Y'know we all can find Gonna take it to the light Turn your darkness into light Gonna find a better day Come on, don't give up this way Gonna take it to the light Turn your darkness into light Gonna find a better day Come on, don't give up this way Ho, na na na na na na now! Take it! Take it! Na-nana-na, take it! Ho, na na na na na na now! Take it! Take it! Na-nana-na, take it! (To the morning light) Ho, na na na na na na now! Take it! Take it! Na-nana-na, take it! (To the break of day) Ho, na na na na na na now! (To the morning light) Take it! Take it! Na-nana-na, take it! To the morning light! To the break of day! To the morning light! To the break of day! --- Song Type: License First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: When you can't find even a teeny bit of info on an artist, it's a good chance you're looking at their only hit. =============== 4JJ. THE CUBE = =============== Artist: DJ SUWAMI Genre: Drum'N'Bass* BPM: 178 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: The only thing that makes this a decent challenge is the rather brisk tempo. The steps follow the music very well, so you'll have to know the song to interpret the off-beat nature of the song. There are few turns, and the streams don't get too long. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: DJ SUWAMI is Keiichi Ueno, another beatmania artist. ========================= 4KK. YOU LEAVE ME ALONE = ========================= Artist: Venus Genre: House BPM: 138 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: The beginning and the middle have a lot of weird chaotic steps that try to follow the music, but don't really do a good job. Once you pass that part, it's just a bunch of freezes and streams. --- Lyrics: Why why why (etc...) Why do you leave me alone, so tell me why? There is no need to carry on You leave me alone, it's wrong, not right And why do you leave me alone so many days? Just thinking of you so many nights You leave me alone, it's wrong, not right Tell me why Tell me why Why why why (etc...) Tell me why Every night, baby... --- Song Type: License First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: VENUS, I'm told, is Mauro Farina (president of SAIFAM) and Fabio Serra. ****************************************************************************** 5. YELLOW SONGS ****************************************************************************** These songs are unlocked by various means, mostly by completing a number of songs. ============ 5A. 5.1.1. = ============ UNLOCK: Play 120 Songs Artist: dj nagureo Genre: Piano Ambient* BPM: 101 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 1 2 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 5 Heavy Notes: This song probably has the smallest number of steps on Heavy. It's compensated by slow gallops, interspersed with straight eighths. You'll be tapping the piano hits, and almost every hit will be a gallop. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: See DEEP IN YOU for info on Reo Nagumo. Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps. The STD and HVY steps are the same. =========== 5B. Abyss = =========== UNLOCK: Play 70 Songs Artist: dj TAKA Genre: Intelligence* BPM: 142 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Play Notes: About halfway through this song is a stop that lasts two measures. Heavy Notes: There are plenty of long streams in this song, and there are also lots of gallops, although the gallops are pretty standalone. Make sure you're watching to see what's a gallop and what's a straight eighth. There's only one spot that requires turning, and that's a medium-length stream near the end. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 1) 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. =============== 5C. celebrate = =============== UNLOCK: Fail Game Mode Artist: JJ COMPANY Genre: Soul Classic* BPM: 134 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 5 STD: 5 8 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: This can be tricky for many varied reasons. First, there are quite a few spots that require turns, and there are chaotic steps thrown in at varied times. Also, there's one long stream at the end that, if you alternate steps, requires you to turn all the way around. --- Lyrics: Celebrate! Celebrate! Every night's a good night Celebrate! Celebrate! What a groovy night You wanna fly to the moon in the sky You wanna ship up your body Wonderland, I'll get you there I know you'll never declare Lookin' for a vision You don't need to reason Some say you gotta, Some say you wanna be there It's all good Celebrate! Celebrate! Every night's a good night Celebrate! Celebrate! What a groovy night Knocking on Heaven's door Loveliness' serenade is all there Celebrate... --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps. The STD and HVY steps are the same. ======================================== 5D. Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) = ======================================== UNLOCK: Play 165 Songs OR complete the ADRENALINE Oni Course Artist: SOTA feat. Ebony Fay Genre: Two Step House BPM: 135 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Easier than the original, this is mostly an incorporation of freeze arrows into Do It Right. There are a few spots for turning, some awkward steps while holding a freeze, and some chaos that follows the music. --- 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 --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See "Look To The Sky" for info on Sota Fujimori. Ebony Fay is the vocalist for this song. Misc. Notes: The original Do It Right is in DDR Konamix and DDRMAX2 USA, and the "80's Electro" Challenge Remix is in DDRMAX2 USA. =================================== 5E. DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) = =================================== UNLOCK: Play 500 Songs OR complete HARD CORE Oni Course Artist: Scotty D. Genre: Euro Trance BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Medium-length streams with freezes for the most part. There are a few that require you to turn. Once you get to the second chorus, you'll find gallops thrown into the mix, as well as a three-note string of sixteenths. --- 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... Yeah drop the bomb! 1, 2, 3, 4! 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... 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! 1, 2, 3, 4! So, drop the bomb! Yeah, drop the bomb! Just drop the bomb! Let me see you drop that bomb! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Scott Dolph is the American relations guy for KCET. This remix was put together by Sota Fujimori, composer of Look To The Sky. Misc. Notes: The original DROP THE BOMB appears in DDR USA, DDR Konamix, and DDR Extreme USA. ======================================== 5F. DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) = ======================================== UNLOCK: Play 65 Songs OR complete the LESSON ONI Oni course Artist: NAOKI Genre: Speed Rave BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: There are only a few surprises here. Streams stay pretty small and lead into freezes a lot. There's a little turning but not much. Probably the biggest surprise comes at the very end when, suddenly, you have a string of five sixteenths leading into the last note. That'll throw you. --- Lyrics: 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, c'mon Get up, Get up Let me hear ya Let me hear ya C'mon, c'mom Get up, Get up 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! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki. This remix was done by Sota Fujimori (see Look To The Sky). Misc. Notes: The original DYNAMITE RAVE can be found in DDR USA, DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix (Song Pack 3), and DDR Extreme 2, and the "B4 ZA BEAT MIX" of this song in DDR Extreme 2 ================================== 5G. Electro Tuned (the SubS Mix) = ================================== UNLOCK: Play 95 Songs Artist: TaQ Genre: Big Beat* BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 9 8 Heavy Notes: The relatively slow pace is just an invitation for complicated rhythms. The good news is that there's pretty much no turning to do, but you have plenty of gallops to deal with, as well as several double taps in sixteenth notes. The rhythm you'll settle into is pretty steady, though. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 2nd Style DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See era (nostalmix) ============ 5H. GAMBOL = ============ UNLOCK: Play 80 Songs Artist: SLAKE Genre: Big Beat* BPM: 102 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 1 4 STD: 5 7 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: This song can be a pain, because it has quite a few chaotic steps, mostly derived from gallops that are in odd places. There are also several streams that have doubles thrown in, but at such a slow speed, those shouldn't pose too much of a problem. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: See 22DUNK. Misc. Notes: This song only has two difficulties of Double steps. The STD and HVY steps are the same. ================================= 5I. gentle stress (SENSUAL mix) = ================================= UNLOCK: Fail any Oni Course Artist: MR. DOG feat. DJ SWAN Genre: Drum'N'Bass BPM: 160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 7 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: This song can get nasty. It'll wear you down with some heavy streams as well as some double steps in the streams. Once the keyboard starts up, you'll find yourself stepping chaotic steps to match up with it, including a rather nasty run of triplets. Near the end, you'll face long runs of repeated taps on the same arrow. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: DJ SWAN is also known as DJ SUWAMI (see THE CUBE). MR. DOG is most probably a Naoki alias for this AMD mix. Misc. Notes: The real name of the mix of this song is "AMD SEXUAL MIX". Yep... =========================================== 5J. Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX) = =========================================== UNLOCK: Play 15 Songs OR AA RUGGED ASH on Heavy Artist: SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS with 1479 Genre: Latin House BPM: 127 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 4 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: Not too bad for an eight-footer. Hard part is at the beginning with the strings of five sixteenth notes, but once those are over, it's just slight offbeats to step with straight eighths thrown in. All you have to do is stay awake and note which ones are eighths and which are the offbeats. --- Lyrics: (oh...) (oh...) Don't you get me in your sight What do you see in my eyes? Don't you get me in your sight what do you see in my eyes? Don't you get me in your sight what do you see in my eyes? Don't you get me in your sight Don't you get me in your sight What do you see in my eyes? Don't you get me in your sight what do you see in my eyes? Don't you get me in your sight what do you see in my eyes? (oh...) --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: See RUGGED ASH. The "1479" component is likely a Naoki alias for the AMD mix of this song. ================================== 5K. GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX) = ================================== UNLOCK: Play 225 Songs OR fail the Encore Extra Stage (requiring you first, of course, to access the Encore Extra Stage by AA'ing the Extra Stage). Artist: BIG-O feat. TAKA Genre: Digi-Rock BPM: 160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 7 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: Painful. The whole song throughout contains streams of eighth notes and off-beats that will take skill to match up. There are also several gallops in the beginning, and a whole bunch of sixteenth notes as you match up with the percussion throughout. Really, the only semi-relaxing part is when you're stepping the off-beats... --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: See Abyss for info on dj TAKA. The BIG-O is most likely a Naoki alias for the AMD mix of this song. Misc. Notes: The original GRADIUSIC CYBER from beatmania (or rather, the "Another" version) is in DDR Ultramix. ==================== 5L. Healing Vision = ==================== UNLOCK: Play 30 Songs OR AA Healing Vision (Angelic Mix) on Heavy Artist: DE-SIRE Genre: Drum'N'Bass BPM: 49-196 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 9 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. Heavy 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. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: DE-SIRE is Naoki's psuedonym for Healing Vision and the TRIP MACHINE series. =========== 5M. Holic = =========== UNLOCK: Play 75 Songs Artist: TaQ Genre: Hard Techno* BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 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. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: See "era (nostalmix)" ================== 5N. I'M FOR REAL = ================== UNLOCK: Play 45 Songs Artist: SLAKE Genre: Two Step* BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 4 HVY: 7 6 Heavy Notes: Chaotic steps are the most prominent here, focused around the jazzy off-beat nature of the tune. The streams never get too long, and there's no turning involved. Watch for some gallops and sixteenths that follow the quick lyrics. --- Lyrics: Look... in... To my eyes... Look into my eyes and you will see Look deep into my eyes and you will see the real me Oh, baby reach way down into my soul And you will see real love unfold Oh, baby I'm for real, about the way I feel I don't have no doubts Just wanna shout out loud I'm for real, about the way I feel It's just a matter of time And you will be all mine Na, na na na... Na, na na na... Na, na na na... Na, na na na... Na, na na na... Na, na na na... Na, na na na... Na, na na na... Look deep into my eyes And you will feel the real me Oh, baby search deep into my heart And you see the fire burnin' from the start Oh, baby I'm for real, about the way I feel I don't have no doubts Just wanna shout out loud I'm for real, about the way I feel It's just a matter of time And you will be all mine --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: See 22DUNK. JP miles is the vocalist for this tune. =================== 5O. I Was The One = =================== UNLOCK: Play 150 Songs OR AA "never let you down" on Heavy Artist: good-cool Genre: Italo House* BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 6 Heavy Notes: More or less an unsurprising seven-footer. Streams of varying length, a few doubles in the streams, and some turns. Watch out for repeating patterns, such as "left, left, down, down, up, up, right, right". --- Lyrics: Who said that you should walk out Who said that love was over Who said that you could walk out Who said that love was gone Who said that you should walk out Who said that love was over Who said that you could walk out Who said that love was gone Hold on, and wait one minute Think you need reminding I was the one who Never let you be without all you needed Love was me About what you'll me missing, you know You should make, a permanent dream Together we can fix it, forever long love is worth saving I was the one who helped you, to find your place in life (I was the one) And when nobody loved you, my heart kept you warm at night (I was the one) I was the warm September, each day and every night (I was the one) And when you needed someone, I held your hand in mine I was the one (yeah..) I was the one (One baby, I was the one) I was the one I was the one (I was the one) --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 2nd Style DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: See "never let you down". Robbie Danzie is the vocalist for this tune. =================== 5P. Jam&Marmalade = =================== UNLOCK: Play 85 Songs OR complete the CLUB TRAX Oni Course Artist: Final Offset Genre: Warp House* BPM: 145 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: Pretty simple for the first half. You'll hit some sixteenths at the female vocal hits. Watch for some off notes as the steps match up with the "guitar" rhythm. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania III DDR Debut: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: Hideyaki Sugaya is Final Offset. This song may have had its roots in an old Konami game as well (Gradius is my guess, but don't quote me on it). =============== 5Q. Kind Lady = =============== UNLOCK: Play 40 Songs OR AA SO IN LOVE on Heavy Artist: OKUYATOS Genre: Disco House BPM: 135 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: This is a pretty standard seven-footer. There are very few turns, not-too-long streams, and some rhythm following near the beginning and in the vocals. --- Lyrics: A fool for love He knew that his heart was healing He'd been hurt too much to try again But when she caught his eye Ain't no man could fight the feeling He knew he had to try to let love in Smile to let her know She was in the mood for talking So then he began to play the game Before he knew it He had told her how much he'd been hurting How he was hoping she was not the same Could you be The kind of lady that I'm seeking? After all of this time Could this be true love? And she said, Boy you don't have to look no more I'll give the love you need 'til you holler enough, guaranteed Not like the rest, boy, I'm a kind lady You've been hurt but be sure boy I am the cure And when you wake up late thinking it's a dream Just touch me boy you know, you can count on me Believe me Baby This lady You know what you've found in me Is a lady Kind o'lady That can give you what you need Baby A kind lady That will never leave you lonely and Just maybe This lady Finally you've found me, oh Kind lady --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (JP PS2) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: OKUYATOS is Sota Fujimori. See "Look To The Sky" Misc. Notes: The "interlude" portion of this song is a Challenge Remix in DDRMAX2 USA and a normal song in DDR Ultramix 2 (SP8). ============================================ 5R. Let the beat hit em! (BM IIDX Version) = ============================================ UNLOCK: Play 35 Songs Artist: Stone Bros. Genre: Miami Bass* BPM: 110 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Only a bit harder than CLASSIC R&B STYLE. This mix seems to like throwing double steps into streams, but the streams all tend to be pretty short. There are a few turns, but they aren't difficult. The biggest surprise is at the end, where you'll get three groups of three sixteenths, the last one being a double tap on the Right arrow into a double step. --- Lyrics: No no... Ooo, ooh... So, 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 Let's see who's better You wanna play a tune I wanna groove with you So turn me on Let's see... Ooooh... Hit me! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 2nd Style DDR Debut: DDR Extra Mix (JP PS1) Artist Notes: See the CLASSIC R&B STYLE. ================== 5S. LOGICAL DASH = ================== UNLOCK: Play 110 Songs Artist: dj TAKA Genre: Happy* BPM: 144 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: Quite a few interesting points in this song. There are some long streams, and there are a few spots for turning. Also there are freeze arrows with eighth notes following, and a little bit of chaos, especially near the end. --- Lyrics: Dig it, dig it Dig it, dig it Dig it, dig it Dig it, dig it Dig it, dig it Dig it, dig it Dig it, dig it, dig it dig it dig it dig it Bass please... Groove! Bass please... Wha? Bass please... Shake it up! Yeah! Yea-yeah! Make some noise! On the floor! Make some noise! Da-da-da bass please Come on! Ah, come on! Bass please... Bass please... Bass please... --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania 4th Mix DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Abyss ====================================== 5T. Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) = ====================================== UNLOCK: Play 25 Songs OR AA "Look To The Sky" on Heavy Artist: System SF feat. Anna Genre: Trance BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: This isn't too hard at all. Really, it could be seen as just an excuse to throw freeze arrows into LTTS. Anyway, there's very little turning, streams are quite simple, and there's no chaos whatsoever. Should be a relatively easy seven-footer to AA. --- 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 S.O.T.A. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme 2 Artist Notes: See "Look To The Sky" ======================= 5U. LOVE THIS FEELIN' = ======================= UNLOCK: Play 5 Songs Artist: Chang Ma Genre: Hard Rock BPM: 95-190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 6 7 STD: 7 8 HVY: 8 9 Play Notes: The song starts at 95 BPM, then doubles its pace to 190 once you run out of arrows. It's very obvious, and it has to be, being one of the first songs to have tempo changes. Heavy Notes: A stressful tune, to say the least. The slow opening has you stepping sixteenths on the repeated guitar hits. Once it picks up, it's all basically a game of keeping up with the song. There are short to medium streams, some doubles thrown in, and some taps of the same arrow at the end. --- Lyrics: Check one, check one When I come down I come down right to the sun Get right down, get right down, legit Round and round, move like Goldfinger Make to the script, flip back to the script Come down, check, reach finesse Nevertheless I'm impressed with the best Get to the fever I'm kickin' the flow, Cause you know, Bobby-Jo When I come around I get down to the hip town sound Get right down, legit Two, one, two, three, four C'mon ya'll, and get on the floor Get right down, get right down, legit Round and round, move like Goldfinger Come down, check, reach finesse Get to the fever I'm kickin' the flow, Cause you left, get right down, legit Keepin' the rhymes and I kick it to the flow Come down, check, reach finesse Nevertheless I'm impressed with the best Movin' the juice...Huh! Keepin' the rhymes and I kickin' to the flow! (Love this feelin'!) I'm kickin' the flow, Coz you know, Bobby-Jo When I come around I get down to the hip town sound (Love this feelin'!) (Love this feelin'!) Huh! (Love this feelin'!) Keepin' the rhymes and I kickin' to the flow! I'm kickin' the flow, Coz you know, Bobby-Jo (Love this feelin'!) When I come around I get down to the hip town sound --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 2nd Remix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 10) Artist Notes: Chang Ma is U1-ASAMI. See CUTIE CHASER. ==================== 5V. MY SUMMER LOVE = ==================== UNLOCK: Play 90 Songs Artist: mitsu-O! with GEILA Genre: Island Pop BPM: 100 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: A slow nine-footer? The reason will become apparent. From the beginning, you'll have some slow streams in the verse, some turning, and a few doubles in streams. Once the melody starts, you'll have sixteenths thrown in on the "Summer love, oh-la!" part. Sometimes three, sometimes two, sometimes five. Of course, the real difficulty of this song is apparent once you hit the bridge, which is just a long stream of sixteenths, with a small break in the middle. The only way you can get this one is to practice, and try to memorize the steps if you can. After the bridge, it's just more of the same on the melody. --- Lyrics: (mmm, who's that boy standing there? I think I want to get to know him) Started as boys and girls, one day making news We spoke and then we knew something very new Sodas to tropical juice, I knew it was true Tonight the perfect moon will shine on Summer love oh-la I can feel my heart beating Summer love oh-la The temperature is uprising Summer love oh-la... la! Tell me what we are feeling Summer love oh-la I know I'm in love with you boy (doo doo doodoo doodoo dooledoodoo ooh hoo) When I'm in the air, jump No need to fear, jump Jump into this love No need to stop now Feel the carnival Join the festival Stomp and stomp your feet To the rhythm now Summer love oh-la Can you feel my heart beating Summer love oh-la A rhythm is high repeating Summer love oh-la...la! Tell me your love is reaching Summer love oh-la I know I'm in love with you boy --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Ultramix 2 Artist Notes: mitsu-O! is a Naoki psuedonym and Geila Zilkha is the song's vocalist. ===================================================== 5W. PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another) = ===================================================== UNLOCK: Play 180 Songs Artist: 190 Genre: Jungle* BPM: 190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 6 7 STD: 7 9 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: The style of this song is similar to the older PARANOiAs. There are streams, yes, but they're not entirely complicated. There are turns, yes, but they're relatively easy. There's no chaos whatsoever. That's not to say this is an easy song, but it's definitely easier than some of the newer PARANOiAs. --- Lyrics: Fee-fee-feeels so good... Hey, baby... Feels good! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Artist Notes: 190 is a Naoki psuedonym, denoting the BPM. Misc. Notes: This is a slight remix of the original PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) found in DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA. The story is that some DDR songs are taken to beatmania (and vice versa). In beatmania, there's an option of playing a song normally, or as "Another". In some cases, the "Another" makes the song sound almost completely different. That's the case here. The "VER.2" that shows up in the Information section is just a redundant way of saying that it's "Another". There's only one "Another" version. ====================================== 5X. RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix) = ====================================== UNLOCK: Play 10 Songs OR AA SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) on Heavy Artist: CJ CREW feat. CHRISTIAN D Genre: Speed Rave BPM: 170 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 7 HVY: 9 8 Heavy Notes: Probably the third hardest nine-footer in the game, but it's one of my favorites (and a lot of other peoples'). Right from the get-go, you'll be facing off against some nasty streams with lotsa turns thrown in. Whenever there's harpsichord music, you'll be gallopping. Whenever there isn't, it's stream after stream, pretty much. About halfway through, you'll face a couple of streams that require you to sit on the Up or Down arrow while you alternate your feet. --- Lyrics: Run now quickly doin' my thing We're on the case, we like the man for the behaviour What you doing over there, Come on let's do this, rip the air You'll all feel this latest groove And then just don't know what to do Hey bro, what you got in your hand? Man that's amazin', put it away it's gonna Go bang, blow my brains, HA I'm going so insane With the S.C.X So... Let's leave a little bit of change The tramps can fear us Stay boarded up in their special caves Just how far are they gonna stay sane Cut the drugs, uh! --- Song Type: License First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix Plus (Arcade) Artist Notes: CJ CREW is a cover artist that does a lot of mixes of songs that were popular, but only because of their familiarity (one of their latest covers is on the original Batman TV show theme). This tune is actually a remix of CJ CREW's original by Kohji Morita (K.O.G). Misc. Notes: Take a good look, folks, because here we have a DDR oddity. This is currently the ONLY licensed song in the American DDR scene that's a secret song in the game. All other secret songs in all other American DDR games are Konami Originals, and that includes Ultramix's song packs. Rhythm & Police was an old Japanese cop show (currently not airing). The title graphic for the show looks much the same as the background we have here in the game (except they didn't use the silhouettes of DDR characters). ========================== 5Y. SANA MORETTE NE ENTE = ========================== UNLOCK: Play 55 Songs Artist: Togo Project feat. Sana Genre: Cuban Groove* BPM: 90 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: First time out, you'll probably have a tough time with this song. Lots of sixteenths are sandwiched into it. The good news that they either follow the song, or at least flow with the music style. There aren't any large streams of sixteenths, and there's only a little turning. --- Lyrics: (English words are capitalized) watashi no kare wa Double Play suki isshoni Append de asonde itai no ni jikochuu~ jikoman~ jikochuu~ jikoman~ Beat Synchronize de kono mama doukishite Beat Shock de soko o furuwasete ne kaikan~ daikan~ kaikan~ daikan~ Ahh... taka naru mune (Hi-speed de) Ahh, Mmm... koi ha Hidden Mode ...soshite Survival... SANA MORETTE NE ENTE E YEN GAYA SANA MORETTE NE SANA MORETTE NE ENTE E YEN GAYA SANA MORETTE NE watashi no kare wa Double Play suki watashi no kare wa hidari kiki ja nai... English Translation: My boyfriend loves double play, He only wants to play Append. Inside himself~ He's full of pride~ Inside himself~ He's full of pride~ He synchronized the beat sync like this, He shook it with the beat shock. Cheerful Pleasure~ Substantial Pleasure~ Cheerful Pleasure~ Substantial Pleasure~ Ahh...High-beating heart(Of High-Speed), Ahh, Mmm... Love is Hidden Mode, ...And Survival... Sana mollete ne ente e yen gaya, Sana mollete ne ente, Sana mollete ne ente e yen gaya, Sana mollete ne ente, My boyfriend likes double play, He is not left-handed. --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX 2 -Going Global- (JP PS1) DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Hiroyuki Togo is another Konami Original artist. Most of his projects are with the vocalist Sana. Misc. Notes: There has been some confusion about this song's title. Long story short, the real title is "SANA MOLLETE NE ENTE". People who know Japanese will notice that the song's title is in katakana, the character library used to describe foreign words. In proper practice, if you were translating something from katakana back to Roman letters (called "romaji"), you would spell it out properly in its native language (for instance, the katakana for "video game" would be translated back to "video game" in romaji, not "bideo geemu"). So, in truth, this song SHOULD be its true title, not a literal translation of the katakana. -The "B.L.T. Style" of this song is in DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme 2. -Well, we're assuming that "Sana Mollete Ne Ente" is Spanish. I played around with Babelfish, and it seems that it roughly translates (with some fiddling around with the Japanese structure) to "The grind heals the being". Make what you will of that... -In case you're unaware, the song itself is some girl complaining about how much her boyfriend plays beatmania... :-P ======================== 5Z. Secret Rendez-vous = ======================== UNLOCK: Play 50 Songs Artist: DIVAS Genre: R&B BPM: 98 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Yucky, partially because it's so slow, but mostly because you expect the steps to follow the music, and they don't, all the time. Look very carefully at the positioning of the arrows, because what you may think is a group of eight sixteenth notes could be two groups of four sixteenth notes separated by an eighth note or something. --- Lyrics: (Baby, you know what? I've been waiting a loooooooong time....) Late at night when you're all alone (all alone) Heart would say, pick up the phone (pick up the phone) But he belongs to someone else You wanna keep his number for yourself You keep your feelings deep inside (deep inside) The kind of love that's so hard to find (so hard to find) Gotta keep it all for myself Don't wanna share it with somebody else Nobody knows what goes on when we are all alone I know what I feel, it's oh so real We are secret lovers Hope no one discovers (no one discovers) See you every day Secret hideaway Just around the way (Don't you know....) Feels so good to me 'cause (...feels so good) No one's ever seen us What we have, taboo A secret rendez-vous (I'm in love, you feel good to me Baby don'tcha know I need you Don'tcha know I need your love so....) Sneakin' with my baby (come to me baby) Weekend, don't say maybe (please him day or night) We throw away the key It's our fantasy Only you and me (I know you want me here) I hope no one discovers That we are undercover lovers What we have, taboo A secret rendez-vous, yeah (Ohh ohh ohh ohh.....) --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE. The lead vocalist for this tune is Aundrea Hopkins. ================== 5AA. Silent Hill = ================== UNLOCK: Access EXTRA STAGE and fail Artist: THOMAS HOWARD Genre: Xmas Ballad BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 4 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Big thing you'll pick up on is the two separate thirty-two step long streams in the verse. After that, it's just some medium-length streams and a few double steps within those streams. --- Lyrics: Ooooohhhhhh Ooooohhhhhh Lights on the avenue All seem so far away I'm up here drinking a toast to you On such a special day Tonight is the night for I love you's Wish we could have this feeling Throughout the year Christmas is here Christmas is here Ooooohhhhhh Tonight is the night for I love you's And if you hold me near you You'll feel my heart Beating for two Tonight is the night for I love you's (Lights on the avenue, all seem so far away) Up above the snow is falling And stars disappear My heart is calling Christmas is here --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix 2 (Song Pack 7) Artist Notes: More famous for his work on the Konami rhythm games Drum Mania and Guitar Freaks, Thomas Howard Lichtenstein is, nonetheless, popular for this old Christmas standby. Misc. Notes: The "3rd christmas" Challenge Remix of this song is found in DDRMAX2 USA. ================= 5BB. SO IN LOVE = ================= UNLOCK: Play 20 Songs Artist: Caramel.S Genre: Dance Pop BPM: 112 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Some turns and streams aren't very long. There are several freeze arrows with eighth note steps sandwiched around them. There are also a few chaotic steps, such as a few gallops sprinkled here and there, as well as an interesting triplet run near the end. --- Lyrics: I wake at night and I start reaching for you Every single time I wish you lived a little closer There's nothing else can make me feel the way you do And phone calls don't provide The warm I need when nights are colder Missing you is more than I can stand I need you here with me, so baby take my hand Let's get close again I'm So In Love You may be far away, but I need you here today now To hold me. Boy, I'll never get enough You're the only one for me. Come on over and you'll see You and Me, we are So In Love --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (JP PS2) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: Caramel.S is yet another Konami Original artist. ==================== 5CC. Spin the disc = ==================== UNLOCK: Play 250 Songs OR complete the HOME BASS Oni Course Artist: good-cool Genre: House* BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: This is rather simple for an eight-footer. There are a few parts with sixteenths, but they follow the music. The only hard part would be some pretty long streams near the end, one which goes for nine measures, (72 steps) and another which goes for eight measures (65 steps). --- Lyrics: Someday, somehow, somewhere We're gonna have magic in the air Someday, somehow, somewhere We're gonna have magic in the a-a-a-air --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA, DDR Ultramix 3 (SP13) Artist Notes: See "never let you down" ========================== 5DD. THE SHINING POLARIS = ========================== UNLOCK: Play 140 Songs OR complete the VARIETY Oni Course Artist: L.E.D. feat. Sana Genre: Epic Trance* BPM: 147 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: The only distinguishing mark of this song from your standard seven-footer is a large number of freeze arrows, but that makes it seem like quarters, so it's actually quite easy. --- Lyrics: A North Star ray in the dark The saving There same on the wail 'Cause never see got shining polestar I never cross mile on the way A few shining lighten star in the earth Ray me by own radiant light The shining star light (shining star light) A North Star ray in the dark The saving There same on the wail 'Cause never see got shining polestar I never cross mile on the way A few shining lighten star in the earth Ray me by own radiant light --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style (JP PS1) DDR Debut: BRAND NEW American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: See OVERBLAST!! and SANA MORETTE NE ENTE. ========================== 5EE. TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX = ========================== UNLOCK: Play 130 Songs OR AA Healing Vision on Heavy Artist: DE-SIRE Genre: Drum'N'Bass BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 7 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: Painful in many ways. There are long fast streams, plenty of turning, and the off-beat rhythms you've come to expect from TRIP MACHINE, as well as sections near the middle and end with plenty of streams with double steps thrown in, as well. Also a few sections with repeated taps on one arrow. Bad nine-footer. --- Lyrics: Yyyyyyowwww! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, let's start! Let's start in... 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4! DDR! D-D-D-D-R! DDR! Give it to me good... Brothers... Start the show! Start the show! Yeah-yeah-yeah you got it! Do you love me, do you... Yeah-yeah-yeah you got it! Oh! --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: See Healing Vision Misc. Notes: The original TRIP MACHINE is found in DDR USA and DDR Extreme USA. SP-TRIP MACHINE (JUNGLE MIX) is found in DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA, TRIP MACHINE (luv mix) is found in DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix, and TRIP MACHINE Survivor is found in DDR Extreme USA. =================================== 5FF. true... (Trance Sunrise Mix) = =================================== UNLOCK: Play 60 Songs Artist: RIYU KOSAKA Genre: J-Pop BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Streams with turns dot this song, and the streams can get long, but not too long. Just between the first and second part of the verse, you'll start hitting gallops thrown into the streams, as well as some doubles. Once the chorus picks up, you'll have a long series of gallops that will require quite a bit of turning. --- Japanese Lyrics: mou soba ni ha inai te o tsunagu koto mo nai tonari ni ite waratte kureru sonna koto mo naku natta wasurerarenai namida afureta kitto au koto mo nai kara sou negatteiru no modoranai kamei nante... inakunatte kara sonzai no ooki sa shitta atari mae sugita kara daiji na koto wasureteta dare no tame ni egao de iru no? dare no tame ni ikite yuku no? oshiete hoshii anata no hoka ni irunda to watashi ni dekiru koto sore ha anata no o wasureru koto? kitto shinakya ikenai? hontou ni dekiru? English Translation (very rough, please help me on this...) Oh... So, you're not beside me And you won't hold my hand next to me We've broken up. Such things make me cry... It's unforgettable The tears, they overflow We definitely will not meet again. I pray that you'll rejoin me somehow. Good tears come from doing great things It's right to forget and let things pass by... Who will be my smiling face? Who will be the one to go to? Teach me to want You'll go to your other... Will it be possible to forget you? Can I truly not go? Will I truly be able to? --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: Riyu Kosaka is a member of Be For U, a J-pop band who does lots of songs for Bemani. ****************************************************************************** 6. RED SONGS ****************************************************************************** These are the Extra Stage songs. If the last song you play in a set is on Heavy and you get a AA on it, you'll access the first Extra Stage, where you'll play MAX 300 on Heavy with the options Reverse and 1.5x turned on. If you get a AA on that, you go to the Encore Extra Stage, which is the same thing, only with CANDY*. ============= 6A. MAX 300 = ============= UNLOCK: Play 100 Songs OR pass the Extra Stage Artist: Omega Genre: Hardcore Techno* BPM: 300 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 6 6 STD: 8 8 HVY:10 10 Play Notes: There is one stop in this song. You'll land on a freeze arrow and slow down to a stop. Count to four after you stop and that's when you start back up again. Standard Notes: It's mostly quarter notes on Standard, except for about three places during the song (two during the first half, one during the end) that are eighth note streams that will hurt your feet. If it's not quarter notes or streams, then the steps follow the music. You'll really get to know this song... Heavy Notes: Ah, the piece de resistance, for this mix, anyway. You'll actually find that the steps follow the music relatively well, especially at the beginning. Once you get going, you'll find more and more lengthy streams thrown in (of course, at this speed, seven-note streams are lengthy). Once you pass the stop, you'll find more streams in odd configurations. The song actually doesn't require you to turn much at all. So, I guess you've got that going for you. Just build up your leg stamina as much as you can, try to use as little energy as possible when stepping, and memorize as much of the steps as you can. It can be done. It's been done. It's been AAA'd, for crying out loud, 300 times by one guy... --- Song Type: Konami Original First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Omega is a psuedonym for Naoki. Misc. Notes: Other MAX songs include MAXX UNLIMITED in DDRMAX2 USA and DDR Ultramix 2, The legend of MAX in DDR Extreme USA and DDR Ultramix 3, MAXIMIZER in DDR Extreme USA, and MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) in DDR Ultramix 2. ============ 6B. CANDY* = ============ UNLOCK: Play 200 Songs OR pass the Encore Extra Stage Artist: Luv UNLIMITED Genre: Candy Pop* BPM: 192 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: The brisk pace is your biggest enemy, really. The second biggest is the multiple turns in this song. The streams are never all that long, but there are lots of turns, and plenty of freeze arrows, too. --- Song Type: Konami Orignal First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 3 Artist Notes: Luv UNLIMITED is a Naoki psuedonym. Misc. Notes: The remix of this song, CANDY<3(Heart), appears in DDR Ultramix and DDR Extreme 2. The steps, however, are incorrectly indentical to CANDY* in Ultramix. ****************************************************************************** 7. ONI MODE ****************************************************************************** The actual specific name of this mode is NONSTOP CHALLENGE, but everyone knows it as Oni Mode, so I'll humor them. Oni is a generic name for Japanese monsters/demons. To access Oni Mode, just keep pressing right on the Select Difficulty screen. Both players will be forced to play Oni Mode if selected. So, from the get-go, it looks like Nonstop Mode. Just like in that mode, you'll select a course of songs. Only one difficulty is available, though. The real difficulty is apparent when you get going. Instead of a normal Dance Meter, you have a little picture of a battery with three ticks inside it. Every time you get anything less than a GREAT, you'll lose a tick in the battery. Once it's empty, one more misstep and the game's over. So, that's four missteps allowed, but there's a tiny bit of relief. For every song you complete, you may get back one or two ticks, depending on how difficult the song you just beat was. You can't get any more relief than the four, though. Scoring is handled in a percentage, as opposed to a solid number. PERFECTs fill up the percentage more than GREATs do. Naturally, the maximum percentage is 100. --- Oni Courses (Ignore how they're grouped on the screen. This is the proper order, according to the info screen). * #1 LESSON ONI * Five tracks designed to ease you into Oni Mode. They're not very good at that. Diff. 1. BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE STD(3) 2. PEACE-OUT LGT(2) 3. AM-3P STD(6) 4. THE CUBE STD(6) 5. ECSTASY HVY(7) * #2 VARIETY * Seven Konami Originals from many different artists. Diff. 1. INSERTiON STD(6) 2. Let's talk it over STD(5) 3. DEEP IN YOU LGT(5) 4. exotic ethnic STD(5) 5. 22DUNK STD(7) 6. never let you down STD(5) 7. PARANOIA EVOLUTION HVY(8) * #3 CLUB TRAX * Eight licensed songs designed for the clubs. Diff. 1. I Like To Move It HVY(7) 2. Take It To The Morning Light LGT(5) 3. ORDINARY WORLD STD(4) 4. MY GENERATION STD(5) 5. Stomp to my beat HVY(7) 6. Sandstorm HVY(8) 7. Dark Black Forest STD(6) 8. YOU LEAVE ME ALONE HVY(7) * #4 ADRENALINE * Eight songs designed for fast movements. Diff. 1. I Was The One HVY(7) 2. LOGICAL DASH HVY(8) 3. Jam&Marmalade STD(5) 4. THE SHINING POLARIS HVY(7) 5. Holic STD(6) 6. RHYTHM AND POLICE HVY(9) 7. TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX STD(7) 8. MAX 300 STD(8) UNLOCK: To play this course, you must have all songs in it unlocked. This can take you as many as 150 Songs, or as few as 110, depending on how you unlock. * #5 HOME BASS * An unreasonable seventeen songs based around the concept of bass. Diff. 1. CUTIE CHASER (MORNING MIX) STD(3) 2. Look To The Sky HVY(6) 3. Groove 2001 HVY(7) 4. LOVE THIS FEELIN' STD(7) 5. Share My Love STD(5) 6. THE SHINING POLARIS HVY(7) 7. Midnite Blaze HVY(8) 8. DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) STD(5) 9. Kind Lady HVY(7) 10. Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) HVY(7) 11. SANA MORETTE NE ENTE STD(5) 12. Healing Vision (Angelic Mix) STD(7) 13. SO IN LOVE HVY(7) 14. Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) HVY(7) 15. ORION.78 (civilization mix) STD(8) 16. OVERBLAST!! HVY(7) 17. DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) HVY(7) UNLOCK: All songs except for DROP THE BOMB have to be unlocked. So, you're probably looking at unlocking it once you get Do It Right. * #6 HARD CORE * A truly harrowing twenty-one songs engineered to make your pad break. Diff. 1. ORDINARY WORLD HVY(7) 2. THE CUBE HVY(7) 3. Jam&Marmalade HVY(8) 4. LOVE THIS FEELIN' STD(7) 5. true... LGT(3) 6. Sandstorm HVY(8) 7. era HVY(8) 8. I'M FOR REAL HVY(7) 9. Secret Rendez-vous LGT(2) 10. exotic ethnic STD(5) 11. RHYTHM AND POLICE HVY(9) 12. Electro Tuned HVY(9) 13. MY SUMMER LOVE HVY(9) 14. PARANOiA MAX STD(7) 15. Healing Vision HVY(8) 16. Stomp to my beat LGT(5) 17. MATSURI JAPAN HVY(9) 18. Spin the disc HVY(8) 19. Abyss STD(5) 20. SYNCHRONIZED LOVE STD(5) 21. CANDY* HVY(8) UNLOCK: All songs on the course have to be unlocked, so it'll probably be unlocked when you get Spin the disc. ****************************************************************************** 8. OTHER MODES ****************************************************************************** Here are the rest of the game modes: ================== 8A. 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: With one star, you'll have a very easy mode. With two stars, the steps will be "Little". With three stars, you'll play the songs as normal. Date: Use to keep track of your workouts. --- 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. ================= 8B. 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. =================== 8C. Training Mode = =================== Select this to pick songs and tackle them on your own terms. You may select the song, the mode (Single, Versus, Double), its difficulty, any song options you want (as detailed in the How To Dance section far above), and you may put in any Edit Data you wish. 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. =============== 8D. 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. ****************************************************************************** 9. SECRETS ****************************************************************************** Song Unlocks: Almost all of the songs in the game can be unlocked by playing a specific number of songs (the others are relatively easy to get). Here are the unlocks in order of the # of songs played required: 5 Songs: LOVE THIS FEELIN' by Chang Ma 10 Songs: RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix) by CJ CREW feat. CHRISTIAN D 15 Songs: Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX) by SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS with 1479 20 Songs: SO IN LOVE by Caramel.S 25 Songs: Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) by System SF feat. Anna 30 Songs: Healing Vision by DE-SIRE 35 Songs: Let the beat hit em! (BM IIDX Version) by Stone Bros. 40 Songs: Kind Lady by OKUYATOS 45 Songs: I'M FOR REAL by SLAKE 50 Songs: Secret Rendez-vous by DIVAS 55 Songs: SANA MORETTE NE ENTE by Togo Project feat. Sana 60 Songs: true... (Trance Sunrise Mix) by RIYU KOSAKA 65 Songs: DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) by NAOKI 70 Songs: Abyss by dj TAKA 75 Songs: Holic by TaQ 80 Songs: GAMBOL by SLAKE 85 Songs: Jam&Marmalade by Final Offset 90 Songs: MY SUMMER LOVE by mitsu-O! with GEILA 95 Songs: Electro Tuned (the SubS mix) by TaQ 100 Songs: MAX 300 by Omega 110 Songs: LOGICAL DASH by dj TAKA 120 Songs: 5.1.1. by dj nagureo 130 Songs: TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX by DE-SIRE 140 Songs: THE SHINING POLARIS by L.E.D. feat. Sana 150 Songs: I Was The One by good-cool 165 Songs: Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) by SOTA feat. Ebony Fay 180 Songs: PARANOiA MAX (DIRTY MIX) (Club Version Another) by 190 200 Songs: CANDY* by Luv UNLIMITED 225 Songs: GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX) by BIG-O feat. TAKA 250 Songs: Spin the disc by good-cool 500 Songs: DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) by Scotty D. --- Special Unlocks: There are several songs that can be unlocked by different means than a number of songs. Here's a list: Doing some miscellaneous things will get unlocks: - Fail Game Mode -> celebrate by JJ COMPANY Fail Oni Mode -> gentle stress (SENSUAL MIX) by MR. DOG feat. DJ SWAN Fail Extra Stage -> Silent Hill by THOMAS HOWARD Fail Encore Extra Stage -> GRADIUSIC CYBER (AMD G5 MIX) by BIG-O feat. TAKA Clear Extra Stage -> MAX 300 by Omega Clear Encore Extra Stage -> CANDY* by Luv UNLIMITED AA some songs on Heavy to get unlocks: - Look To The Sky -> Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) by System SF feat. Anna never let you down -> I Was The One by good-cool SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) -> RHYTHM AND POLICE (K.O.G G3 Mix) by CJ CREW feat. CHRISTIAN D RUGGED ASH -> Get me in your sight (AMD CANCUN MIX) by SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS with 1479 Healing Vision (Angelic Mix) -> Healing Vision by DE-SIRE SO IN LOVE -> Kind Lady by OKUYATOS Healing Vision -> TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX by DE-SIRE Complete Oni Courses for unlocks: - LESSON ONI -> DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix) by NAOKI VARIETY -> THE SHINING POLARIS by L.E.D. feat. Sana CLUB TRAX -> Jam & Marmalade by Final Offset ADRENALINE -> Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) by SOTA feat. Ebony Fay HOME BASS -> Spin the disc by good-cool HARD CORE -> DROP THE BOMB (System SF Mix) by Scotty D. ****************************************************************************** 10. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF ****************************************************************************** ============ 10A. 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. ======================== 10B. 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 DDRMAX. 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 "DDRMAX" 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... ============== 10C. Credits = ============== CJayC and Al Amaloo for having this on their sites. rageandemi for a lot of valuable nitpicky info. John Rax for some artist info. www.animelyrics.com, for compiling, catalouging, and translating tons of lyrics, including those in the DDR games. The GameFAQs B&RA board, for their help with genres. Konami and the Bemani studio, for their effort in bringing a superb game to the States. ====================== 10D. Version Updates = ====================== Version 1.0 - 2/23/04 - Well, that oughtta do it. Version 1.1 - 9/24/04 - Genres added. Version 1.2 - 12/5/04 - Ultramix 2 info added. ===================== 10E. The Final Word = ===================== I dunno what they were smoking with some of these Oni Mode courses. No course in history has been 21 songs long, and those courses really aren't built well with a home pad in mind. Still, this is a great mix, if maybe a bit hard for beginners to get into.