Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3
|Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3|
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3 is the tenth home version of Dance Dance Revolution released in the United States. It was released by Konami on November 15, 2005, for the Microsoft Xbox video game console. About 70 songs are available in total in this version. The game was announced in a press release by Konami on May 17, 2005, and unveiled at the E³ expo in Los Angeles that same day.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Game modes
- 3 Music
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Similar to previous Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) titles, this game is played by listening to the music and hitting the up/down/left/right arrows when they hit the outline at the top of the screen after coming up from the bottom. This may be done with an Xbox controller or a DDR controller (dance mat). If you miss steps, your health goes down, but if you time one correctly, the health bar in the upper left slightly goes up. Each individual arrow gets a rating on how close the timing was (PERFECT,GREAT,GOOD,ALMOST,BOO).
This is the main mode of DDR Ultramix 3. It plays similarly to the version in the arcade, where a song is picked at a certain difficulty (beginner, light, standard, heavy) and is played through. If you run out of health before the song is completed, the song ends and you fail it. After the song, you get a rating depending on how well you did (AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, E). Game Mode may also be played with two pads instead of one, but it requires more skill and is not recommended for beginners. Some songs also support an Oni difficulty mode, which may be as difficult, slightly less difficult, or slightly more difficult as the heavy difficulty. While selecting a song, press start to change the order of the songs by default order, alphabetical order, speed of the songs, artist order, and banner order. When holding down A to select a song, there are ways to modify the song before playing through it, such as changing the speed, direction of the arrow flow, and other modifiers.
The goal of this mode is to knock your opponent(s) down to the bottom line. Getting a combo of a certain five arrows in a row will create an effect during the song to help you or hinder your opponents.
Everyone passes around a bomb which will explode after a certain amount of time. Pass the bomb by getting a Five Combo. Last one standing without the bomb wins.
Similar to Game Mode, but one player uses four pads at once.
Like Game Mode, but with a groups of friends. Everybody must press the arrow at the same time to get through the song. Getting a Good or lower on any step will immediately end the song.
Like Game Mode with multiple players, but whoever gets the highest score for best dancing wins.
Made for two players, each person starts with 16 points. A player loses a point if the rating of an opponent’s step is higher than the other’s. The game ends when the loser’s points get to zero.
This mode of gameplay follows the basics of picking a song, but there are always four players, and there are no arrows to follow. Players have to hit arrows according to the music. Tips at the bottom of the screen give players tips on how to be a better freestyle dancer throughout the course of the song.
In this mode, players take control of a character and move around North America trying to become the best dancer. While playing, there are two types of values. One is Fanbase, which is how well you do on a certain song. If you do well in a certain area (get a high enough Fanbase on a song), then you will be recognized as a great dancer there. The other value is Points. Points are gained with each step taken during a song and can be used to buy new things like managers, dancers for your team, and fees for traveling between cities. Getting new managers or dance members on your team throughout the game will make your Fanbase and Points go up even faster with every song.
The Workout Mode of Ultramix 3 is very different from the other versions of DDR, every platform considered. Whereas in the others, the workout mode was an actual game mode, the Ultramix 3 Workout Mode (U3WM) is more of a feature that you can enable. When enabled, the U3WM will keep track of every step made by the controller attached to the port that called for U3WM activation (the U3WM can keep track of the four players' workout). When the "Summary Screen" is called upon, it will display everything that the user has done in any and every game mode he or she used, from Game to Party to Career to Training. There is also an option to turn on the "Calorie Tracker", which tells the player how many calories a player burns, but is not very accurate. You can also input your weight. There is also a way to change the way it counts your steps. By hitting the start button, you can change it so it can tell you the equivalent of your steps in meters of swimming of miles of jogging.
In this mode, there will be specific challenges the game will give you to move on to the next level. There are ten levels (SIMPLE, MODERATE, ORDINARY, SUPERIOR, MARVELOUS, GENUINE, PARAMOUNT, EXORBITANT, CATASTROPHIC, APOCALYPTIC) to be completed, each with its set of unique objectives.
This mode allows you to play DDR Ultramix 3 with other people on Xbox Live currently playing the game. You can also download song packs, which give you four or five songs. It costs $4.99 per song pack, except for one, which is free.
This mode allows you to change the style of songs and use helping modifiers so you are able to learn a song which is supposedly too difficult at first or other attempts. Speed can be changed, a metronome can be added, and there are other modifications to songs that are possible, also. You can also start and stop the song when you want, or practice only certain parts of it.
This mode allows you to customize the steps for any song, allowing you to play at your own style. These customized steps can also be used in Game Mode, Training Mode, and uploaded and downloaded via Xbox Live.
This allows you to listen to the songs on DDR Ultramix 3 without actually having to play. There are some playlists already made in the default order from Game Mode, but you can also have up to two customized playlists including only songs that you want to listen to.
|Balalaika, Carried With The Wind (Jondi & Spesh mix)||Julie Ann Frost|
|Bath of Least Resistance||NOFX|
|Body Rock (Olav Basoski's Da Hot Funk Da Freak Funk Remix)||Moby|
|Bye Bye Baby Balloon||JOGA|
|Carnival Day||Paula Terry & Fu Fu's|
|Come With Me||Yahel & Tammy|
|Come With Me||Raindancer|
|Conflict (Turmoil mix)||The Azoic|
|Crazy In Love||wg feat. Indra J|
|Delta 32(UFO! Remix)||True Force|
|Destiny Lovers||Kunitake Miyuki|
|Frozen Ray (DIRTYHERTZ mix)||dj TAKA|
|Hash the Sun||Chatanix|
|Hey Mama||The Black Eyed Peas|
|Hot On the Phone||Boyjazz|
|I Am Gothic (2003 Remix)||Spray|
|I Just Wanna Live||Good Charlotte|
|Imperfection (Tycho Brahe mix)||Real Life|
|Istanbul (Not Constantinople)||They Might Be Giants|
|Kiss Me All Night Long||NAOKI J-STYLE feat. MIU|
|Midnight Frankenstein||Stay Gold Pony Boy|
|Miracle Moon ~L.E.D. LIGHT STYLE MIX~||Togo Project feat. Sana|
|Nari Narien (Jay Dabhi remix)||Jay Dabhi vs. Hisham Abbas|
|Play That Funky Music||wg feat. Tony L.|
|Pot-pourri d'orange||Orange Lounge|
|Raise Your Hands||Midihead|
|Rock Lobster||The B-52's|
|Rock-a-billy Willy||Big Idea|
|So Many Times||Gadjo|
|The Cat In The Moon||901(Clay)|
|The Cult of Gnosyllis||Orange Koresh|
|The Imperial Carnival||kumiko|
|The Spirit of Hawk||chuji|
|TOGETHER & FOREVER||CAPTAIN JACK|
|Virtual Insanity||wg feat. Austin Willacy (Originally by Jamiroquai)|
|Walk This Way||Run D.M.C. and Aerosmith|
|What I'd Say||Ray Charles|
|Where's Your Head At?||Basement Jaxx|
|Why (Club Mix)||Nevarakka|
|Brilliant R•E•D||NAOKI feat. Tahirih Walker|
|Colors (Midihead's Sapphire Mix)||dj TAKA|
|Dança de Yuka||Big Idea|
|ever snow||YOMA KOMATSU|
|Frozen Ray (DIRTYHERTZ mix)||dj TAKA|
|Himawari||Riyu from BeForU|
|Jelly Kiss (Midihead's Smak Remix)||Togo Project feat. Sana|
|Love This Feelin' (ZONK REMIX)||Akira Yamaoka|
|Music To Your Head||SLAKE|
|Parade of the Wooden Soldiers*||Leon Jessel|
|rainbow flyer||dj TAKA|
|Right on Time||DJ NAGUREO / Robbie Danzie|
|The Legend of Max||ZZ|
*-This song automatically unlocks after Christmas 2005.
Crossovers into other games
A number of new songs from the game have made their way into other Bemani titles. "Brilliant R•E•D", "Himawari", "rainbow flyer", and "Brazilian Anthem" (a downloadable song) were all featured in the arcade release of Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA. "Jelly Kiss (Midihead's Smak Remix)" was featured in the PlayStation 2 release of Beatmania IIDX 10th Style.
- "Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3: Xbox Game Review". Kidzworld. Retrieved 2009-04-07.
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