Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers

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Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers
Dance Dance Revolution Best of Cool Dancers title.png
Title screen
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Dance Dance Revolution
Bemani
Engine 2ndMix
Platform(s) Arcade
Release
  • JP: February 11, 1999[1]
Genre(s) Music, Exercise
Mode(s) Single-player
Cabinet Custom
Arcade system Bemani System 573 Analog[2]
CPU 33MHz R3000A 32 bit RISC processor
Sound PlayStation SPU
Display 29" CRT (Raster, 256x224 & 740x480)

Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers (ダンスダンスレボリューション ベストオブクールダンサーズ, Dansu Dansu Reboryūshon: Besuto obu Kūru Dansāzu) is a music video game by Konami. It was revealed on February 11, 1999 at select locations in Japan and was used solely for ranking Dance Dance Revolution players prior to a company-held tournament.[3] The game featured only four songs, all four of which are from previous releases and runs off of a Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix machine.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution Best of Cool Dancers is essentially Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix with a modified soundtrack. All foot panel mods have been turned off and the difficulty and style of a song cannot be changed. Otherwise there is no difference in general gameplay.[citation needed]

Music[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution Best of Cool Dancers has only four songs to choose from, each with a set level of difficulty and style of play. Each song was used for a specific round in the tournament qualifications.[1]

No. Song Artist Notes From
1 "Let's Get Down" JT Playaz Preliminary stage, song only playable on Single/Basic. from Dancemania 9
2 "Butterfly" Smile.dk Quarter-final stage, song only playable on Double/Another. from Dancemania 10
3 "Little Bitch" The Specials Semi-final stage, song only playable on Single/Basic. from Dancemania SUMMERS
4 "Paranoia" 180 Tournament Final stage, song only playable on Single/Another. from Dance Dance Revolution (Konami Original)

Tournament[edit]

Between February 11 and February 28, 1999, Konami held qualifiers for the King of Freestyle Dancers tournament in association with Toshiba Emi, Intercord Japan, Japan Airlines, Japan Travel Bureau, Pioneer, Puma and others sponsors in order to build public awareness of Dance Dance Revolution and attract customers to the sponsors' products.[3]

The tournament itself was held on September 26, 1999 in the Zepp Tokyo music hall in Japan. In addition to the competition between the finalists, Konami had a freestyle dance troupe called Konamix perform alongside Captain Jack, whose musical performance also served to announce music for the upcoming Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix. The winner of the tournament received autographed memorabilia, various products from the tournament sponsors and a trip for two to Okinawa.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nathan Malinoski. "Dance Dance Revolution Best of Cool Dancers". DDR:UK. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "BEMANI SYSTEM 573 ANALOG HARDWARE". System 16. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "「DDR Best Of Cool Dancers」開催決定" (in Japanese). Konami. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "D.D.R. King of Freestyle Dancers/大会レポート" (in Japanese). Konami. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 

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