Dance Dance Revolution (2010 video game)

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Dance Dance Revolution (Hottest Party 4/New Moves)
Dance Dance Revolution (Wii video game) title card.png Dance Dance Revolution PS3.jpg
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Dance Dance Revolution
Platform(s) Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s) Wii
  • NA November 16, 2010
  • EU May 6, 2011
PlayStation 3
  • NA November 16, 2010
  • EU March 18, 2011
Xbox 360
Genre(s) Music, Exercise
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution Single Blu-ray (PS3) or DVD (others)

Dance Dance Revolution, released in Europe as Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 4 for the Wii version and Dance Dance Revolution New Moves for other versions, is a music video game in the Dance Dance Revolution series developed by Konami. Unveiled at E3 2010, it was released for the Wii and PlayStation 3 in North America on November 16, 2010. A port of this version for the Xbox 360 was also released on April 12, 2011.

Gameplay[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution's choreography mode utilizes new hand motions to form dance routines.

Wii[edit]

While the Classic gameplay mode remains similar to previous editions, it is also accompanied by a new Choreography mode, which incorporates motions performed using the Wii Remote and Nunchuck alongside foot motions with the dance pad to form choreographed dance routines for each song. Goal-based challenges are also provided, which can allow players to earn points which unlock additional outfits and songs.[2] As with the previous version, a mode is also provided that utilizes the Wii Balance Board.[3][4]

PS3[edit]

Gameplay remains similar to previous DDR games but with additional new features, such as "Chain Arrow"—a score bonus for maintaining a combo through a certain section of arrows, and "Groove Trigger", which allows the player to reduce their lifebar by 50% to increase the amount of points earned for a period. The PlayStation 3 version also adds support for the PlayStation Move controller, similar to what the Hottest Party series had done with the Wii Remote; in this mode, four targets are placed around the player, which are hit with the motion controller when special diagonal arrows appear. Some songs on the Challenge difficulty also contain routines that also use the corner buttons of the dance pad along with the directional arrows.[5]

Music[edit]

The soundtrack of Dance Dance Revolution featured more mainstream pop music spanning multiple genres, along with the original music characteristic to other entries in the series.

The following music is the song list for the PlayStation 3 version of "Dance Dance Revolution".

Yellow songs represent licensed master tracks, white songs represent Konami original songs, and Red songs represent Boss songs (siren will be heard while highlighting the song in game). Songs with padlock required you to unlock it first

Song Artist
"According To You" Orianthi
"Animal" Ke$ha
"Bad Romance" Lady Gaga
"Battlefield" Jordin Sparks
"Celebration" Kool & the Gang
"Crushcrushcrush" Paramore
"Dancing in the Street" Martha and the Vandellas
"Hey, Soul Sister" Train
"I Got You" Leona Lewis
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz
"Love Like This" Natasha Bedingfield
"Love Shack" The B-52's
"Missing" "Everything But The Girl"
"My Life Would Suck Without You" Kelly Clarkson
"Need You Now" Lady Antebellum
"Plastic Beach" Gorillaz (feat. Mick Jones & Paul Simonon)
"Rio" Duran Duran
"So Fine" Sean Paul
"Venus" Bananarama
"We Are Family" Sister Sledge
"A Geisha's Dream (Ruffage Remix)"This song must be unlocked Naoki feat. SMILE.dk
"AFRONOVA"This song must be unlocked RE-VENGE
"Curry Up"This song must be unlocked OR-IF-IS
"DOUBLE TORNADO"This song must be unlocked evo-X
"Dreaming Can Make a Wish Come True" Jun & NRG Factory ft. Anna Kaelin
"Ever Snow"This song must be unlocked TЁЯRA
"Find You Again"This song must be unlocked The W feat. Rita Boudreau
"Flowers"This song must be unlocked TЁЯRA
"In the Zone" U1 (NPD3 Style) & Kidd Kazmeo
"Let's Get Away" Naoki ft. Brenda Burch
"MAGIC PARADE" Lea Drop feat. Katie Dellenbach
"On the Night of a Still Wind"This song must be unlocked Jena Rose
"One Sided Love"This song must be unlocked D-crew with Melissa Petty
"Private Eye" Atomsoak ft. Cerol
"Rescue Me" NAOKI ft. Fracus
"Rhythms Inside" DKC Crew
"Seasons"This song must be unlocked TOMOSUKE feat. Crystal Paloa
"Share The Love"This song must be unlocked Brenda Burch
"Sweet Sweet (Love) Magic" This song must be unlocked jun
"The Island Song" TAG ft. Eric Anthony
"The Way U Move"This song must be unlocked Bill Hamel & Derek James feat. Breana Skiles
"TIME" NM feat. Aleisha G
"Top the Charts"This song must be unlocked J-Mi & Midi-D ft. Hanna Stockzell
"TSUGARU (APPLE MIX)"This song must be unlocked RevenG vs. DE-SIRE
"Until the End"This song must be unlocked Philip Webb
"Wicked Plastik"This song must be unlocked nc ft. Electric Touch
"Win the Game"This song must be unlocked DKC Crew
"MAX 300"This song must be unlocked Ω
"CRAZY♥LOVE"This song must be unlocked jun
"New York EVOLVED"This song must be unlocked NC underground

Downloadable content[edit]

Downloadable content is unavailable on the Wii. Each pack consists of 5 songs and costs $4.49, but the Premium pack is free. DanceDanceRevolution Greatest Hits

Song Artist
"AM-3P" KTz
"BRILLIANT 2U" NAOKI
"PARANOiA" 180
"PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME" UZI-LAY
"TRIP MACHINE" DE-SIRE

'DDR KONAMIX Greatest Hits

Song Artist
"B4U" NAOKI
"BURNIN' THE FLOOR" NAOKI
"HIGHER" NM feat. SUNNY
"HYSTERIA" NAOKI 190
"TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)" 2MB

DDRMAX2 Greatest Hits

Song Artist
"D2R" NAOKI
"KAKUMEI" dj TAKA with NAOKI
"rain of sorrow" NM feat. EBONY FAY
"STILL IN MY HEART" NAOKI
"SUPER STAR" D.J.RICH feat. TAILBROS.

DDR SuperNOVA Greatest Hits 1

Song Artist
"Gamelan de Couple" TOMOSUKE
"Mugen" TЁЯRA
"My Only Shining Star" NAOKI feat. Becky Lucinda
"RED ZONE" Tatsh & NAOKI
"TRUE♥LOVE" jun

DDR SuperNOVA Greatest Hits 2

Song Artist
"CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version)" NAOKI with Y&Co.
"Fascination MAXX" 100-200-400
"Flow (True Style)" Scotty D. revisits U1
"INNOCENCE OF SILENCE" nc ft. NRG Factory
"Star Gate Heaven" SySF. feat. Donna Burke

DDR SuperNOVA 2 Greatest Hits

Song Artist
"Arrabbiata" Reven-G Alterative
"BALLAD FOR YOU" NM feat. THOMAS HOWARD
"KISS KISS KISS" NAOKI feat. SHANTI
"Music In The Rhythm" nc ft. Electric Touch
"Raspberry♥Heart (English version)" jun feat. PAULA TERRY

PREMIUM PACK

Song Artist
"dreaming can make a wish come true (Full Version)" jun & NRG Factory feat. Anna Kaelin
"Let's Get Away (Full Version)" NAOKI feat. Brenda Burch
"Private Eye (Full Version)" atomsoak ft. cerol

Reception[edit]

The game received mixed reviews from critics.

IGN gave the Wii game a 7.0 out of 10, noting that while the series was beginning to feel antiquated due to the increasing of realistic dance games such as Dance Central, the core gameplay of Dance Dance Revolution still "worked" in their opinion. Its selection of multiplayer modes were praised as good changes of pace from the classic mode, and the Choreography mode was noted as being fun and not too difficult, but panned for inaccurate motion detection and for not being as evolutionary as its competitors. Its soundtrack was considered favorable, due to its mixture of more mainstream music from the past and present along with the typical Japanese-produced music common to the series, but noted that Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" did not fit with the overall upbeat theme of the game.[2]

NeoSeeker gave the PS3 game a 3.0/10, criticizing it for a "broken" scoring system, the removal of mainstay features from recent versions (such as nonstop courses, a mission mode, doubles play, and others), the Club Mode for forcing experienced players to start at easy difficulty levels, a "hit or miss" soundtrack, and its 8-arrow mode for being "shunted" into the game, and being too confusing to play.[6]

GamesRadar's Carolyn Gudmundson gave the PS3 game a 5 out of 10, feeling that the PlayStation Move support seemed to be a tacked-on gimmick, and required awkward hand crossing to hit certain targets, comparing it to a game of Twister rather than DDR. The soundtrack was panned for containing too many pop songs, some of which unsuited for a dance game; such as "I'm Yours", jokingly believing that not even a Jason Mraz fan would think the song would fit on a dance game.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.warpzoned.com/?p=5604
  2. ^ a b "DanceDanceRevolution Review". IGN. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "E3: DDR Wii Entry Officially Announced, Slightly Detailed". Bemanistyle. 15 June 2010. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "New DanceDanceRevolution Title Showcasing at E3". Bemanistyle. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Wesley Yin-Poole (August 10, 2010). "DDR PlayStation 3 supports Move". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Dance Dance Revolution (PS3) Review". NeoSeeker. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "DanceDanceRevolution review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3
Dance Dance Revolution
2010
Succeeded by
Dance Dance Revolution II