DANC DANC REVO DA CE DA CE RE OL DA CE DA CE REVOL DA CE DA CE RE OLUTION! DANC DANC RE LUTION! Dance Dance Revolution! MAX 2 USA Version 1.00 By: Isa Updated 09/25/2003 Contents: I - Introduction II - Controls III - How To Play IV - Game Modes V - Song List VI - Modifiers VII - Unlocks VIII - Other Stuff IX - Credits X - Contact Information XI - Update History I - Introduction Dance Dance Revolution is a game that originated in japan in 1998. Origionally an arcade game, this game has spread to consoles and over the ocean to the USA. However, this game is extremely different from the japanese version (as far as song choice goes), thus I call this version MAX 2 USA. A variety of pads are used to recreate the arcade experience, ranging in price from $10 to $300. Some of the better options are Red Octane pads with the protection cover, or for a stronger (but more expensive) pad, the Red Octane Ignition pads are the top of the line for soft pads. The metal pads are even better, but yet again, more pricy. The catch is metal ones tend to bend or bow, so it's a good idea to renforce the pad by modifying it if you know how. Please don't ask me on information on modding pads. II - Controls Menus: Arrow: go up or down on the menu O/X: Select Option triangle: cancel/previous menu Song Select: Left/Right: Previous/Next song Up/Down: press twice to increase/decrease difficutly O/X: Select song. Hold to access option screen triangle: Hold to exit game mode start: Sort Songs In Game: Up / Triangle : Up Arrow Left / Square : Left Arrow Right / O : Right Arrow Down / X : Down Arrow (note: non-arrow steps can be turned off in options menu. Recommended for play with pads) III - How To Play You can see a video of this by waiting at the title screen. The way it works is there is a set of arrows which scroll up the screen. When these arrows line up with the fixed arrows at the top, step on the appropriate arrow (or press the appropriate button on the controller) Using a dance pad is the best way to play, but a controller is also usable. The steps will usually fall on a beat, or in higher difficulties, follow the melody or an instrument in the background of the song. IV - Game Modes From the menu, you can pick Game Mode, Lesson Mode, Training Mode, Workout mode, and Endless Mode. Lesson Mode - this mode include step by step "how to play" song clips to learn how to play Training Mode - this mode will allow you to perform a song with any settings you like without the risk of failing. Will also show you where you miss so you can learn the songs better Workout Mode - Records your calories burned as you play (based on your weight) you cannot fail, and the game will alert you when you reach your workout goal (either number of songs, time, or calories) Endless Mode - plays all the songs in a continuous (random) sequence for the ultimate dance challange. Must be unlocked. Versus mode not available Game Mode - This takes you to the main mode. From here you choose Single, Versus, or Double Single - a single dancer on a single pad Versus - two dancers on two pads Double - a single dancer using two pads From here you can enter the normal game mode by choosing a difficulty, or enter nonstop mode by pressing right 3 times. Nonstop Mode - Choose a sequence of songs to perform without a break between songs V - Song List Most songs have 4 difficutly levels - Beginner, Light, Standard, and Heavy. Some will have Challenge steps. Basic songs will have a difficulty of 1, sometimes 2. Light songs will have a difficulty of 2 - 4, somtimes as high as 6. Standard will have a difficulty of 4 - 6, sometimes as high as 8. Heavy will have a difficulty of 7 - 9, but can range from 5 - 10. Challange songs will have a difficulty of 7 or more. Pressing Start will sort songs: Default - songs are sorted by color ABC - Choose the first letter of the song BPM - Songs will be sorted by the highest BPM in the song BEST - Songs will be sorted by your score, considering all difficulty level (title, single difficulties, double difficulties (no beginner)) difficulties = beginner/light/standard/heavy/challange) GREEN SONGS - songs new to US DDR mixes A Little Bit Of Ecstasy 1/4/5/7 , 2/5/7 BRE\-/K DOWN! 2/4/6/9 , 4/6/9 Busy Child 1/5/7/7 , 3/6/8 CONGA FEELING 1/3/5/8 , 4/7/8 D2R 1/3/5/7 , 3/5/7 Days Go By 1/4/5/6 , 2/5/6 DESTINY 1/2/5/7 , 2/6/8 DREAM A DREAM 1/4/6/7 , 4/6/7 DRIFTING AWAY 1/2/5/8 , 2/5/8 Get Down Tonight 1/3/5/6 , 2/5/6 GHOSTS(VINCENT DE MOOR REMIX) 1/3/6/8 , 3/5/8 Heaven 1/4/6/7 , 3/6/7 i feel... 1/3/6/9 , 2/5/9 IN THE NAVY '99(XXL Disaster Remix) 1/4/6/8 , 4/5/8 Keep On Liftin' 1/3/5/5 , 3/5/6 LET'S GROOVE 1/2/5/6 , 3/4/7 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' 1/2/5/7 , 3/5/7 Love At First Sight 1/4/5/7 , 2/4/6 LOVIN' YOU(ROB SEARLE CLUB MIX) 1/2/6/8 , 3/5/8 rain of sorrow 1/2/5/9 , 2/5/8 SO DEEP(PERFECT SPHERE REMIX) 1/3/5/9 , 2/6/9 STILL IN MY HEART 1/4/6/7 , 4/5/7 Take Me Away(into the night)(radio vocal) 1/4/6/7 , 2/5/7 THE WHISTLE SONG(Blow My Whistle Baby) 1/3/4/7 , 3/4/7 TSUGARU 1/3/6/9 , 4/7/9 TWILIGHT ZONE(R-C Extended Club MIX) 1/3/5/9 , 3/5/8 Will I? 1/3/6/7 , 3/5/7 BLUE SONGS - songs on previous US DDR mixes AM-3P 1/5/6/8 , 5/4/7 CELEBRATE NITE 1/4/6/7 , 4/4/7 Do It Right 1/4/5/7 , 4/5/8 Groove 1/4/6/8 , 3/6/8 HYSTERIA 2/4/6/8 , 3/5/7 I Was The One 1/3/5/7 , 3/5/6 Jam&Marmalade 1/3/5/8 , 4/6/7 Kind Lady 1/4/6/7 , 4/5/8 Secret Rendez-vous 1/2/5/7 , 2/5/7 Silent Hill 1/2/6/7 , 4/5/7 Spin the disc 1/2/5/8 , 2/5/8 SUPER STAR 1/5/6/8 , 4/6/8 THE SHINING POLARIS 1/3/5/7 , 3/5/7 YELLOW SONGS - unlockable songs AFRONOVA 2/5/7/9 , 6/7/9 Bad Routine 1/4/5/6 , 3/6/7 Burning Heat!(3 Option Mix) 1/2/5/9 , 2/6/9 CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE 1/3/5/8 , 3/4/8 DIVE(more deep & deeper style) 1/3/5/7 , 2/5/6 Don't Stop!(AMD 2nd MIX) 1/4/5/7 , 3/4/6 END OF THE CENTURY 1/4/7/9 , 5/6/9 feeling of love 1/4/5/7 , 4/5/7 Forever Sunshine 1/3/5/5 , 2/5/6 I Need You 1/3/4/5 , 3/5/6 more deep (ver.2.1) 1/3/5/6 , 2/5/6 PARANOiA KCET(clean mix) 2/5/7/9 , 5/7/9 PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME 1/3/4/6 , 4/5/6 Radical Faith 1/4/6/8 , 3/6/8 SP-TRIP MACHINE(JUNGLE MIX) 1/6/7/8 , 7/8/8 think ya better D 1/3/4/5 , 3/4/7 Tomorrow Perfume 1/3/5/7 , 3/6/7 Try 2 Luv. U 1/3/4/5 , 2/4/6 VANITY ANGEL 1/3/6/8 , 3/5/8 xenon 1/4/6/9 , 5/6/9 PURPLE SONGS - unlockable, challange only AM-3P(AM EAST mix) 7 , 7 CELEBRATE NITE(EURO TRANCE STYLE) 8 , 8 Do It Right(80's Electro Mix) 7 , 7 HYSTERIA 2001 7 , 7 Kind Lady(interlude) 8 , 8 Silent Hill(3rd christmas mix) 7 , 7 SUPER STAR(FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) 7 , 7 RED SONG - Extra stages KAKUMEI 1/4/6/9 /8 , 3/5/9 /8 MAXX UNLIMITED 3/6/8/10 , 6/8/10 VI - Modifiers Speed: multiplies arrow by amount selected (x1 is default) Boost: When turned on, the arrows will start slow then speed up Appearance: Hidden - Arrows disappear half-way down the screen Sudden - Arrows appear half-way down the screen Stealth - Arrows are not shown Turn: Mirror - switches all arrows so the steps are as though you have your back turned to the screen (down arrows turn into up arrows, left turns into right, ect) Left - switches all arrows so the steps are as though you have turned left (up arrows turn into left arrows, left turn into down, ect) Right - See Left Shuffle - Switches rows randomly. Arrows in the same row will remain in the same row (so a run of ups will become a run of another arrow, all the same) Other: Little - Only steps on the beat will appear Flat - All arrows are the same color Solo - Arrows become distinct colors rather than changing Dark - Guide Arrows are not present Scroll: Reverse will make the arrows fall from top to bottom Freeze Arrows: When turned off, Freeze Arrows will appear as standard steps. (default is on) VII - Unlocks For every song you play, whether you clear or fail, you will receive one point. Furthermore, if you're playing in versus mode, you will gain a point for each player. (Note, you have to do reasonable well to get the point. If one player does nothing, you'll only get one point). UNLOCK 1 (5 POINTS): (yellow) Try 2 Luv. U UNLOCK 2 (10 POINTS): (yellow) PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME UNLOCK 3 (15 POINTS): (option) Background Dancer option UNLOCK 4 (20 POINTS): (yellow) think ya better D UNLOCK 5 (25 POINTS): (yellow) DIVE (more deep & deeper style) UNLOCK 6 (30 POINTS): (yellow) CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE UNLOCK 7 (35 POINTS): (nonstop course 7) RMX of LOVE UNLOCK 8 (40 POINTS): (purple) Silent Hill (3rd christmas mix) UNLOCK 9 (45 POINTS): (yellow) Don't Stop! (AMD 2nd MIX) UNLOCK 10 (50 POINTS): (yellow) Tomorrow Perfume UNLOCK 11 (55 POINTS): (purple) Kind Lady(interlude) UNLOCK 12 (60 POINTS): (yellow) Burning Heat! UNLOCK 13 (65 POINTS): (purple) AM-3P(AM EAST mix) UNLOCK 14 (70 POINTS): (yellow) END OF THE CENTURY UNLOCK 15 (75 POINTS): (nonstop course 18) PLAYER'S BEST LONG UNLOCK 16 (80 POINTS): (yellow) more deep (ver.2.1) UNLOCK 17 (85 POINTS): (yellow) VANITY ANGEL UNLOCK 18 (90 POINTS): (purple) Do It Right(80's Electo Mix) UNLOCK 19 (95 POINTS): (yellow) SP-TRIP MACHINE(JUNGLE MIX) UNLOCK 20 (100 POINTS): (yellow) I Need You UNLOCK 21 (110 POINTS): (red) MAXX UNLIMITED UNLOCK 22 (116 POINTS): (nonstop course 9) RMX of TRUTH UNLOCK 23 (122 POINTS): (purple) SUPER STAR UNLOCK 24 (128 POINTS): (yellow) PARANOiA KCET (clean mix) UNLOCK 25 (134 POINTS): (yellow) Bad Routine UNLOCK 26 (141 POINTS): (yellow) Radical Faith UNLOCK 27 (148 POINTS): (yellow) HYSTERIA 2001 UNLOCK 28 (155 POINTS): (yellow) AFRONOVA UNLOCK 29 (162 POINTS): (yellow) Forever Sunshine UNLOCK 30 (170 POINTS): (yellow) feeling of love UNLOCK 31 (178 POINTS): (purple) CELEBRATE NITE (EURO TRANCE STYLE) UNLOCK 32 (187 POINTS): (nonstop course 12) Ultimate 12 UNLOCK 33 (196 POINTS): (yellow) Xenon UNLOCK 34 (296 POINTS): (red) KAKUMEI UNLOCK 35 (306 POINTS): (game mode) Endless Mode VIII - Other Stuff - When playing, I strongly recommend taping down your pads. I find packing tape to be the be the best as it holds but doesn't leave residue. - Edit steps can be transfered to and from DDRMAX and Konamix via edit mode. - Access extra stage by getting a AA on final stage on heavy mode. This will allow you to play MAXX UNLIMITED (even if you haven't unlocked it). Modifiers will be Dark, x1.5, and Reverse on heavy mode. Furthermore, you will start with a full dance meter, but it does not increase during the song after you've lost some. - By getting a AA on an extra stage, you will access one more stage. This will be KAKUMEI, x3, Dark, Reverse. Also, if you get a good or worse, or miss a freeze arrow, you will fail automatically. It uses Challange Steps. - Hold X or O when you choose the song to set modifiers. - Go to www.ddrfreak.com too find an arcade machine near you IX - Credits Dance Dance Revolution a copyright of Konami. Songs are copyrights to their respective artists/producers. Copyright 2003 Sheldon Zamora-Soon The only sites with permission to post this FAQ are: www.gamefaqs.com www.ign.com and of course, my personal website, www.isaent.com X - Contact Information If you feel that some of my information is incorrect, email me at Isa_FAQs@yahoo.com. Also, if you need help in greater detail in a specific section, you may also feel free to email me. XI - Update History 9/24/03, version 0.80 - Release date! Purchased the game, set layout, added unlocks 1 - 24 9/25/03, version 1.00 - All unlocks completed, as well as song list with difficulty settings.