Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix

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Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
Dance Dance Revolution 2ndReMix cover artwork.png
Japanese Cover Art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Distributor(s) Konami
Series Dance Dance Revolution
Bemani
Engine 2ndMix & 2ndMix PlayStation
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation, Dreamcast
Release date(s) Arcade
  • JP January 29, 1999
PlayStation
  • JP September 30, 1999
Dreamcast
  • JP February 17, 2000
Genre(s) Music, Exercise
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM
Cabinet Custom
Arcade system Bemani System 573 Analog
CPU R3000A 32 bit RISC processor
Sound PlayStation SPU
Display 29" CRT (Raster, 256x224 & 740x480)

Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix (ダンスダンスレボリューションセカンドミックス Dansu Dansu Reboryūshon SekandoMikkusu?), sometimes abbreviated as 2ndMix (セカンドミックス SecandoMikkusu?), is the 2nd game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. It was released as an arcade game by Konami on January 29, 1999. Although only officially released in Japan, arcade units exist worldwide. It has a total of 36 songs: ten from the original Dance Dance Revolution arcade game and 26 all-new songs.

Gameplay[edit]

The core gameplay and scoring system of 2ndMix is the same as the previous version of Dance Dance Revolution.

The arrows in 2ndMix do not have different color-cycles based on their time signature. The "Vivid" arrow colors familiar to players of later mixes were not introduced until the club versions.

Link Version[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Link Version (ダンスダンスレボリューションセカンドミックスリンクバージョン Dansu Dansu Reboryūshon SecandoMikkusu Rinku Bājon?), released on April 21, 1999, introduced the ability for players to save high scores and play custom step edits using their PlayStation memory cards. A player would first need to format the memory card with "Link Data" using the home version of 2ndMix, and then insert the card into one of two slots on the front of the arcade cabinet. Link Version includes 5 new songs, in addition to the full 2ndMix song list. After the release of Link Version, Link Data features had been implemented in every future DDR version until Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (which was originally said to contain support for PlayStation 2 memory cards, but the functionality was removed), which has new network support over e-Amusement for saving statistics and unlocks.

Home versions[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Dreamcast Edition for the Japanese Dreamcast

Dance Dance Revolution 2ndReMix (ダンスダンスレボリューションセカンドリミックス Dansu Dansu Reboryūshon SekandoRiMikkusu?), the home version of 2ndMix, was released in Japan on September 30, 1999, for the Sony PlayStation. It includes 34 songs, seven of which are new to this version and are hidden and unlockable. Two of the hidden songs were previews of the next arcade version, Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix and can only be played on Basic difficulty.

The home version has the ability to Disc Change to 1st and Append Club Version. It also allows to unlock features in previous mixes such as the Nonstop Ranking from 3rd Mix. The interface is still the same as the one used in 2ndMix.[1][2][3]

On February 17, 2000, Konami released a version of Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix for the Dreamcast console. It features 43 songs, seven of which are hidden and unlockable. The song list includes seven songs from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix.[4]

Most of the songs in 2ndMix (with the exception of "BAD GIRLS", "BOYS", "HERO", "stomp to my beat", and "MAKE IT BETTER (So-REAL Mix)") were included in the North American version of Dance Dance Revolution for the PlayStation.[5]

Music[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The original soundtrack for 2ndMix was produced by Toshiba EMI under their Dancemania dance music brand. It featured 32 of the songs in the game. It also came with a second disk that featured a "Nonstop Megamix" with the various songs mixed together in succession. It was released on April 28, 1999. Toshiba EMI also announced that they will re-release the original soundtrack to promote the release of Dance Dance Revolution X3 VS 2ndMIX (in which the game include DDR 2ndMIX) on November 30, 2011.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Famitsu 31/10 (PlayStation)
30/10 (Dreamcast)[6]
GameSpot 8.1/10[7]
IGN 8.0/10[8]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the PlayStation version of the game a 31 out of 40,[6] and the Dreamcast version a 30 out of 40.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Japan's PS Ver. "DDR" (2ndReMIX DISC CHANGE)
  2. ^ Japan's PS Ver. "DDR 2ndReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON vol.1"
  3. ^ Japan's PS Ver. "DDR 2ndReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON vol.2"
  4. ^ DDR 2nd Mix: Dreamcast Edition
  5. ^ DDR USA: Playstation Version
  6. ^ a b プレイステーション - Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMIX. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.21. 30 June 2006.
  7. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (March 15, 2000). "Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix Dreamcast Edition (Import) Review". GameSpot. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix (Import)". IGN. February 24, 2000. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ ドリームキャスト - Dance Dance Revolution 2nd MIX Dreamcast Edition. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.51. 30 June 2006.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dance Dance Revolution
Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
1999
Succeeded by
Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix