Dance Dance Revolution II

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This article is about the 2011 video game. For the 1999 video game, see Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix.
Dance Dance Revolution II/Hottest Party 5
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Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Distributor(s) Konami
Series Dance Dance Revolution
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • NA October 11, 2011
  • EU November 24, 2011
Genre(s) Music, Exercise
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD (1)

Dance Dance Revolution II, later released in Europe as Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 5, is a music video game in the Dance Dance Revolution series by Konami. It was released on October 11, 2011[1] for the Nintendo Wii in North America and on November 24, 2011 for Europe. Dance Dance Revolution II is the direct sequel to Dance Dance Revolution for the Wii. This game shares songs with the arcade version of Dance Dance Revolution X3 vs 2ndMix. It features characters from the arcade versions of Dance Dance Revolution.

Gameplay[edit]

E3 preview of Dance Dance Revolution II showing a character model from the arcade versions of DDR, and doubles mode, which can also be found in the arcade versions.

Double Mode[edit]

Double Mode, which was unavailable in previous Wii games, is now available. While playing in Double Mode, the player can only play the full version of licenses and shortened versions for Konami Original. There is no way to play shortened licenses or the full version of Konami Original.

Challenge Difficulty[edit]

In addition to the four main difficulties, the game now includes Challenge difficulty, similar to the arcade versions. However, because the special shock arrow (which takes the Challenge difficulty space) are not featured in this game, Challenge charts that originally feature shock arrows in the arcade version are excluded (e.g. smooooch・∀・).

Difficulty Scale Changes[edit]

Instead of the traditional ten-foot scale used by previous Wii games, the game now uses the 20-foot difficulty scale first introduced in DDR X. The highest ranked difficulty is the Challenge charts of Valkyrie dimension (in both Single and Double) and the Double-Challenge of POSSESSION, both of which are rated 19 and first introduced in the arcade version of DDR X2.

Full Songs[edit]

For the first time in the series since Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix, players of Dance Dance Revolution II will be able to play long versions of songs.[1] Full versions are only available for licenses and some Konami Original.

Multiplayer[edit]

Standard two-player multiplayer will return with the use of dance pads, and the game will support up to four players.[1]

Replicant-D Action[edit]

"Replicant-D Action", which previously only available on the arcade version of DDR X2 will be available in this game. There are now 11 songs inside the folder (the previous seven from DDR X2, two songs from DDR Universe 3, and two new boss songs). Conditions for accessing the folder are now much easier.

Interface and graphics[edit]

The song list still kept the same Cover Flow interface first introduced in DDR Hottest Party 3 which features the usual Groove Radar and multi-layered difficulty table. The interface dominantly features light blue color scheme with slant patterns and circles. Parts of the interface were reused in the arcade version of DDR X3 vs 2ndMix.

Characters[edit]

Most of the characters are taken from the arcade version of DDR instead of the usual cast from the previous Wii games. The models used are from the arcade version of DDR X2.

Default[edit]

  • Emi
  • Disco
  • Yuni
  • Rage
  • Ruby
  • Naoki
  • Jun
  • U1

Unlockable[edit]

  • Mii
  • Rena

Music[edit]

There are 83 songs in this game.

  • Songs in bold indicate it need to be unlocked. Songs with clapperboard indicates it have a dedicated music/background videos (displayed in a small screen instead of full screen).
Song Artist Other Information
Licensed Music (19 total)
Rocket This song has a music video(*) Goldfrapp from the album Head First
Just The Way You Are This song has a music video Bruno Mars from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars) This song has a music video B.o.B from the album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
A Year Without Rain This song has a music video Selena Gomez & The Scene from the album A Year Without Rain
Don't Go This song has a music video Yaz from the album Upstairs at Eric's
Don't You Want Me This song has a music video The Human League from the album Dare
In My Head This song has a music video Jason Derulo from the album Jason Derülo
Just A Dream This song has a music video Nelly from the album 5.0
More Than Alive This song has a music video The Ready Set from the album I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming
Baby ft. Ludacris This song has a music video Justin Bieber from the album My World 2.0
Strip Me This song has a music video Natasha Bedingfield from the album Strip Me
Somebody To Love This song has a music video Justin Bieber from the album My World 2.0
Beautiful Monster This song has a music video Ne-Yo from the album Libra Scale
Spice Up Your Life This song has a music video Spice Girls from the album Spiceworld
Candy Girl This song has a music video New Edition from the album Candy Girl
This Time I Know It's For Real Donna Summer from the album Another Place and Time
Only Girl (In The World) This song has a music video Rihanna from the album Loud
Can't Be Tamed This song has a music video Miley Cyrus from the album Can't Be Tamed
Whip My Hair This song has a music video Willow single by Willow Smith
Konami Original Music (17 total)
Dance Partay DKC Crew New Konami Original
Diamond Night TOMOSUKE feat. Alexa Slaymaker New Konami Original
El ritmo te controla Jeanette Herrera New Konami Original
Get Back Up! NMR runners first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test
Haunted Rhapsody Architect ft. Jasmine Nii first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test
HEARTBREAK (Sound Selektaz remix) NAOKI feat. Becca Hossany first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test
In the Air Bill Hamel & James Rowand New Konami Original
SAY A PRAYER Des-ROW with Maxi Priest Special Collaboration
Seule Preston Powis New Konami Original
Something Special nc ft. Jasmine Nii New Konami Original
still unbreakable Des-ROW Ft. Vanilla Ice Special Collaboration and remake of Unbreakable from the album Bi-Polar
Summer Fairytale Design-MAD Crew New Konami Original
Surrender (PureFocus remix) U1 ft. Becca Hossany New Konami Original
Take A Step Forward TAG feat. Sydney Powers first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test
Tell Me What to Do atomsoak ft. cerol New Konami Original
The Heavens Above U1 F/ Anneliese first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test
Wings of an Angel (Fly With Me) J-Mi and Midi-D New Konami Original
From Previous releases (18 total)
aftershock!! DM Ashura from DDR Universe 3
All My Love kors k feat. ЯIRE from DDR X2
CG Project Latenighters from DDR X2
Decade This song has a music video kors k Vs. dj TAKA from DDR X2
dirty digital kors k from DDR Universe 3
Dummy RAM from DDR Universe 3
in love wit you Kotaro feat. Aya from DDR X (JP PS2)
KISS KISS KISS -AKBK MIX- Remixed by DJ Command from DDR X2
Lesson by DJ U.T.D & Friends from DDR Hottest Party
Lesson2 by DJ MC DDR from DDR Hottest Party 2
Lesson3 by DJ Dr. DDR from DDR Hottest Party 3
oarfish kors k from DDR Universe 3 (Xbox Live content)'
Poseidon (kors k mix) NAOKI underground from DDR X2
real-high-SPEED Makoto feat. SK from DDR X (JP PS2)
sakura storm This song has a music video Ryu☆ from DDR Universe 3
Sky Is The Limit This song has a music video Sota F. feat. Anna from DDR X2
someday... Haruna Anno from DDR X2
Your Angel DM Ashura feat. kors k from DDR Universe 3
BEMANI Crossovers (14 total)
Dazzlin' Darlin HHH from Beatmania IIDX 15: DJ Troopers
Dazzlin' Darlin -AKBK MIX- Remixed by DJ Command from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius
DROP dj TAKA feat. Kanako Hoshino from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius
FIRE FIRE StripE from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold
GOLD RUSH This song has a music video(**) DJ YOSHITAKA-G feat. Michael a la mode from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold
I'm so Happy Ryu☆ from jubeat knit
MEI This song has a music video Amuro vs Killer from Beatmania IIDX 12: Happy Sky
Second Heaven This song has a music video Ryu☆ from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold
She is my wife SUPER STAR MITSURU from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius
smooooch・∀・ This song has a music video kors k from Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress
Theory of Eternity TAG from jubeat knit APPEND/DDR X2
VANESSA This song has a music video SUZAKU from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold
YELLOW CANDY Risk Junk from Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress
ZETA ~The World of Prime Numbers and the Transcendental Being~ Zektbach from Pop'n Music 15: Adventure
Nonstop Megamix (4 total)
DanceDanceRevolution This song has a music video Nonstop Megamix of DanceDanceRevolution
HOTTEST PARTY This song has a music video Nonstop Megamix of DDR Hottest Party
HOTTEST PARTY 2 This song has a music video Nonstop Megamix of DDR Hottest Party 2
HOTTEST PARTY 3 This song has a music video Nonstop Megamix of DDR Hottest Party 3
Replicant D-action stages(11 total)
UNBELIEVABLE (Sparky remix) jun feat. Sarah-Jane New Konami Original
London EVOLVED TAG underground song is split into 3 versions
New Konami Original
ΔMAX This song has a music video DM Ashura from DDR Universe 3
888 DJ TECHNORCH from DDR Universe 3
Anti-Matter This song has a music video Orbit1 & Milo from DDR X2
New Decade This song has a music video Sota F. from DDR X2
Pierce The Sky This song has a music video JAKAZiD feat. K.N. from DDR X2
POSSESSION This song has a music video TAG underground from DDR X2
Sakura Sunrise This song has a music video Ryu☆ from DDR X2
Shiny World This song has a music video CAPACITY GATE from DDR X2
Valkyrie dimension This song has a music video Spriggan from DDR X2

(*) Due to memory limitations, music/background videos are now only displayed in a small screen to the right (for Player 1), left (for Player 2), or middle ( Versus or Double Play).

(**) GOLD RUSH only have the original IIDX video displayed. The new "AC DDR" and "CS DDR" versions from DDR X2 AC are not retained.

Full Version[edit]

The following list show the available songs that have full version. These songs are differentiated by having pink color scheme on the Groove Radar and difficulty table (instead of blue) and the player would be asked to choose between full or short versions after choosing the song.

References[edit]

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