Dance Dance Revolution

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The classic dedicated cabinet.

Dance Dance Revolution is a series of video games made by Konami in which players step on arrows on a large pad or mat to match the arrows on screen. The arrows are in time with the music. Because players are moving themselves along to the music, they look like they are dancing. There is a large variety of music.

There is a bar at the top of the screen. If players make mistakes, the bar gets smaller. If players do not make mistakes, the bar grows. The game ends if the player makes too many mistakes.

Players can choose between three levels. They are called light, standard, and heavy. Light is easy and heavy is hard. On some of the newer games, there is a beginner mode, which is very easy, and a challenge mode, which is very hard.

Players are graded by their performance in letters (A, B, C, D, E) based on how well they played the song. The better a player does on a song, the higher their grade is.

From DDR SuperNOVA to later versions, the levels are called beginner, basic, difficult, expert, and challenge.

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If the player gets an "AA" on the last stage in "Expert", "Heavy", or "Challenge", they can play an extra stage. This one is sudden death, meaning that one wrong step fails the game.

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Some educators even believe DDR should be in schools as exercise.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "DDR: A Great Exercise Benefit for the Class."