Dance Maniax

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Dance Maniax
Dance Maniax 2nd Mix Arcade Game
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) March 2000
Genre(s) Music
Mode(s) 1 player, 2 players, 1 player (Center), 1 player (Doubles)
Cabinet Custom
Display Raster, standard resolution, horizontal

Dance Maniax is a game from the Bemani series of rhythm games, published by Konami, with songs mostly from the Dancemania series of music, and shares many songs with Dance Dance Revolution. Instead of using physical contact to activate sensors, it uses optical switches to allow hands, feet and legs to be used in gameplay by passing them above or below the sensor.

Gameplay[edit]

Dance Maniax is a dance game that uses four optical sensors to determine player movements. Sensors are positioned such that there are two top and two bottom sensors on each side. In addition, special options (such as center play, doubles, speed modifiers, etc.) are accessible by holding the left arrow button, the right arrow button and the start button after credits have been inserted but before the game has begun. Center play is where one player controls the middle two pairs of sensors. Also, doubles play is where one player controls all eight sensors at once. By default, players are presented with a set of predefined courses, and are able to select one per game, or should they have started the game into the "options" menu (by pressing both select buttons and the start button), they may also choose to define their own course, pre-set Internet Ranking, or pre-set Marathon courses.

In-game, the songs are played immediately in sequence: as soon as. Notes scroll in a similar fashion to Dance Dance Revolution: four circles ascend and the player must move their hand over or under the appropriate sensor in time to receive an "OK!" The outer "blue" lanes are the lower sensors, and the inner "pink" lanes correspond to the upper sensors. Should they miss or not hit the sensor in rhythm with the song, their life meter will immediately decrease. Play continues until either all songs in the course have been passed, or it ends as soon as the life meter is fully depleted.

Marathon Course[edit]

In Dance Maniax 2nd Mix, its Marathon course contains songs only in Dance Maniax 2nd Mix.

In Dance Maniax 2nd Mix Append J-Paradise, songs in Dance Maniax 1st were included and only one of the 3 series titles can only be chosen for Marathon Course in one playing session. Marathon courses have long playing times unless altered by the arcade operator. There are 25 stages for the Dance Maniax 1st Mix course, 28 stages for the Dance Maniax 2nd Mix course, and 14 stages for the Dance Maniax 2nd Mix Append J-Paradise course.

The life meter have been modified and thus, giving a more difficult gameplay. The player starts with his life meter set to full. Should he miss the notes or not hit the sensor in rhythm with the song, their life meter will decrease, similar to the other game modes. However, in order to regain the life meter, the player should earn every 1,000 combo.

Music[edit]

The music of Dance Maniax is varied, showing a wide array of genres and styles. The track listings for each game are composed of songs created by Konami specifically for the Dance Maniax line of games, songs that had been created by Konami for earlier Bemani games (referred to as transplants), and songs licensed from the Dancemania series of compilation albums. Through a deal with Toshiba-EMI, Konami was allowed to freely license tracks from Dancemania albums in exchange for advertising the albums in the games where the licensed tracks were used. For more information, see Bemani artists.

Versions[edit]

Japanese Releases:

  • Dance Maniax - Released in 2000,[1] Dance Maniax featured 26 songs.
  • Dance Maniax 2ndMIX - Released in 2000,[2] Dance Maniax 2ndMIX featured 28 new songs and 25 songs from the original Dance Maniax, for a total of 53 songs. (The one song that was not transplanted from the original was "MY SHARONA" by DJ MIKO.)
  • Dance Maniax 2nd MIX append J-PARADISE -- Released in 2001, Dance Maniax 2ndMIX append J-PARADISE featured 14 new songs, nearly half of which are from Dancemania J-PARADISE. The 53 songs present in Dance Maniax 2nd MIX are also present, for a total of 67 songs. This version features a secret song called "PARANOiA Jazzy Groove+TRIP MACHINE -CLIMAX-+DEAD END(Sync Edit)". This song is not different from the original NONSTOP MIXES from 2ndMIX; they only differ because dance chips are custom made.

Korean Release:

  • Dance Freaks - Released in 2000, Dance Freaks features 33 songs. In addition to the entire 26 song Dance Maniax library, there are an additional 7 licensed Korean songs exclusive to this version.

Note: Unlike most other Bemani games, no home versions of Dance Maniax have been developed. This is likely due to the expense and difficulty of constructing an arcade-accurate peripheral controller. As well, Konami has stopped active development of the Dance Maniax series.

Song Lists[edit]

Dance Maniax[edit]

Song Title Artist From BPM
BROKEN MY HEART NAOKI feat.PAULA TERRY KONAMI ORIGINAL 160
PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME ~SATURDAY NIGHT MIX~ UZI-LAY KONAMI ORIGINAL 120
GORGEOUS 2012 THE SURRENDERS KONAMI ORIGINAL 135
Ain't It Good (Original Vocal Mix) Tomoki Hirata beatmania TOMOKI HIRATA 134
All Night featuring Angel (Original Mix) Tomoki Hirata beatmania TOMOKI HIRATA 134
Body featuring JBraithwaite (I.C.B. Club Vocal Mix) Tomoki Hirata beatmania TOMOKI HIRATA 134
Dr.Love Asuka M. beatmania SuperMIX 123
KEEP ON MOVIN' ~DMX MIX~ N.M.R-typeG KONAMI ORIGINAL 131
ALL MY LOVE Tomosuke x SABRINA KONAMI ORIGINAL 132
Heaven is a '57 metallic gray ~gimmix~ Hiro feat. Sweet little 30's KONAMI ORIGINAL 190
AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL 8bit KONAMI ORIGINAL 200
MEANING OF LIFE K.Wit feat. GARY KONAMI ORIGINAL 112
jane jana T.E.M.P.O. feat. Mohammad & Emi KONAMI ORIGINAL 125
GET IT ALL BRASS TRICKS KONAMI ORIGINAL 139
BAILA! BAILA! DANDY MINEIRO KONAMI ORIGINAL 129
Mobo☆Moga Orange Lounge KONAMI ORIGINAL 172
MAD BLAST THE INFECTION KONAMI ORIGINAL 180
IN MY DREAMS REBECCA Dancemania DELUX 4 139
DYNAMITE RAVE (B4 ZA BEAT MIX) NAOKI Dancemania SPEED 4 170
LOCOMOTION ALEXIA Dancemania BASS #6 134
MY SHARONA DJ MIKO ZIPmania 3 144
IT'S A PARTY BASTAMIKE & RASHAD Dancemania BASS #5 145
TOGETHER FOREVER CYDNEY D Dancemania BASS #5 134
LET'S GET DOWN (MO FUNK MIX) JT PLAYAZ Dancemania BASS #5 145
BUTTERFLY (KCP KUNG-FU MIX) smile.dk Dancemania BASS #6 135
Jet World + DROP OUT + PARANOiA MAX TYPE 2 Non Stop Mix Special KONAMI ORIGINAL Unidentified

Dance Freaks (KOREAN Ver.)[edit]

Song Title Artist From BPM
BADA (Sea) UP Korean Dance Music 127
CHOU RYEON (First Love) CLON Korean Dance Music 140
Dash BAEK JI YOUNG Korean Dance Music 180
HEHSUK NAMNYUN (Analysis of Man and Woman) COOL Korean Dance Music 170
MIJEORI (Misery) COOL Korean Dance Music 145
MUMOHAN SARANG (Reckless Love) SECH SKIES Korean Dance Music 140
Tears SO CHAN WHEE Korean Dance Music 140

Dance Maniax 2ndMIX[edit]

Song Title Artist From BPM
BOOM BOOM DOLLAR [Red Monster 2000 Mix] KING KONG & D. JUNGLE GIRLS Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 155
BOYS [EURO MIX] SMILE.dk Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 155
CAT'S EYE [Ventura Mix] E-ROTIC Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 159
DAM DARIRAM [B4 ZA BEAT Mix] JOGA Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 154
DOODAH! [K.O.G. Re-edit] CARTOONS Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 150
EAT YOU UP [Phat k Mix] ANGIE GOLD Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 155
MEET MY FRIEND [B4 ZA BEAT Mix] EDDY HUNTINGTON Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 154
PETIT LOVE SMILE.dk Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 155
SYNCHRONIZED LOVE [Red Monster Hyper Mix] JOE RINOIE Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 150
TOGETHER AND FOREVER [KCP Euro Mix] CAPTAIN JACK Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 150
TOKYO ALL READY JUDY CRYSTAL Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 154
TUBTHUMPING [KCP Happy Mix] CHUMBAWAMBA Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 140
UPSIDE DOWN [Hyper Euro Mix] COO COO Dancemania EURO MIX HAPPY PARADISE 150
DO ME [MONDO DISCO ITALO STYLE] DJ MOjo KONAMI ORIGINAL 135
ENTER THE DRAGON ]G'z Island Mix B3-PROJECT KONAMI ORIGINAL 155
FUNKY MODELLING SPAKER KONAMI ORIGINAL 140
Happy-hopper ES44 KONAMI ORIGINAL 190
I WILL FOLLOW HIM TAEKO + THE V.O.W KONAMI ORIGINAL 148
KEEP IT GOING K.Wit feat.Anthony Shoemo KONAMI ORIGINAL 100
KISS KISS KISS NAOKI feat.SHANTI KONAMI ORIGINAL 150
KISS ME ALL NIGHT LONG NAOKI J-STYLE feat. MIU KONAMI ORIGINAL 155
MATSURI [J-SUMMER MIX] RE-VENGE KONAMI ORIGINAL 180
Mind Parasite TOMOSUKE KONAMI ORIGINAL 145
Quickening dj TAKA KONAMI ORIGINAL 150
STAY [Mod bouncy Version] TOMOSUKE KONAMI ORIGINAL 125
STAY [Organic house Version] emi KONAMI ORIGINAL 125
VIRTUAL MIND Brian Morris feat. Thomas KONAMI ORIGINAL 128
PARANOiA [jazzy groove] + TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX + DEAD END Non Stop Mix Special KONAMI ORIGINAL ???

Dance Maniax 2ndMIX append J-PARADISE[edit]

Song Title Artist From BPM
17SAI [Upper Version] BAMBEE Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 142
BE TOGETHER [Upper Version] NI-NI Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 140
HOT LIMIT JOHN DESIRE Dancemania J-PARADISE 156
KICK THE CAN [HYPER KCP MIX] BUS STOP Dancemania SPEED BEST 2001 180
ODORU PONPOKOLIN [Captains eurasia hypermix] CAPTAIN JACK Dancemania J-PARADISE 142
RHYTHM AND POLICE CJ CREW FEATURING CHRISTIAN D Dancemania J-PARADISE 155
ROMANCE NO KAMISAMA JUDY CRYSTAL Dancemania J-PARADISE 157
THE TWIST [Double Pump MIX] LIBERTY ALL STAZ Dancemania BASS#8 156
WONDA [SPEED K MIX] MM Dancemania SPEED BEST 2001 170
ABSOLUTE dj TAKA KONAMI ORIGINAL 140
B4U NAOKI KONAMI ORIGINAL 155
DXY! TaQ KONAMI ORIGINAL 148
sanctus Osamu Kubota KONAMI ORIGINAL 160
Twin Bee (Generation X) Final Offset KONAMI ORIGINAL 168

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