Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

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Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
DDR Mario Mix.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s)Konami, Hudson Soft
Director(s)Yukihiro Yamazaki
Producer(s)Hitoshi Yamagami
Hirotaka Ishikawa
Dance Dance Revolution
  • JP: July 14, 2005
  • NA: October 24, 2005
  • EU: October 28, 2005
  • AU: November 24, 2005
Genre(s)Music, exergaming

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, known as Dance Dance Revolution with Mario (ダンスダンスレボリューション ウィズ マリオ, Dansu Dansu Reboryūshon Uizu Mario) in Japan and Dancing Stage Mario Mix in Europe, is a 2005 music video game developed by Konami and Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo for the GameCube. It is the first Dance Dance Revolution game to be released on a Nintendo video game console outside Japan.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix predominantly features characters, music, and locations from the Mario franchise. The game was bundled with the dance pad controller.


Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix runs on a modified version of the Mario Party 6 engine, and follows the gameplay formula established in all prior Dance Dance Revolution games.


The game opens with Waluigi stealing the four Music Keys, who can grant wishes, from Truffle Towers. However, when he tries to open the door to the room containing the Music Keys, three of them scatter across the Mushroom Kingdom, and the fourth one is kept by Waluigi. From a distance, Toad watches these events unfold and rushes to tell Mario or Luigi, depending on which character the player chose, who then rushes off to retrieve the missing Music Keys.

The keys are recovered by completing tasks for other characters who have found the scattered keys and then defeating them in a dance challenge. These characters are, in order, Waluigi, Pirate Lakitu, Blooper, Hammer Bros., Wario and Freezie.

Toad and the player's character then return the Music Keys to Truffle Towers. Soon after, Bowser steals the keys, but is followed by Toad and the player's chosen character. They enter Bowser's Castle to recapture the Music Keys, and are promptly challenged by Bowser. After defeating him in a dance-off, Bowser tells Toad and the player's character that he planned to use the Music Keys to fix his tone deafness. This prompts the player's character to use the Music Keys to turn the area around Bowser's Castle into a green field and induces a feeling to dance in everyone, with Toad realizing that this was how the Music Keys were supposed to be used as the game's ending sequence plays.


The music featured in the game was featured with the level number, song name, and origin so players new to this game, or those unfamiliar with the songs can refer to the music that the song came from. Available tracks include remixes of both tracks from previous Mario titles and public domain classical music.

This following table is in the order by which the song is placed in Free Play.

Title (English) Stage Game Original Song Original Composer Japanese Name
Here We Go! 1-1 Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme Koji Kondo ヒア・ウィ・ゴー (Hia Wi Gō)
Underground Mozart* 1-2 Mario Bros. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 土管の中のモーツァルト (Dokan no Naka no Mōtsaruto)
Pipe Pop 1-2EX Turkish March Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart パペットダンス (Papetto Dansu)
Garden Boogie 1-3 Carmen Georges Bizet パラパラカルメン (Parapara Karumen)
Destruction Dance 1-4 Wrecking Crew Bonus Stage Hirokazu Tanaka 月夜にぶちこわせ (Tsukiyo ni Buchikowase)
Jump! Jump! Jump! 2-1 Super Mario Bros. 3 Athletic Theme Koji Kondo ジャンプ!ジャンプ!ジャンプ! (Janpu! Janpu! Janpu!)
Fishing Frenzy* 2-2 Yoshi's Cookie Csikos Post Hermann Necke みんなでパーティタイム (Minna de Pāti Taimu)
Pirate Dance 2-2EX Super Mario World Athletic Theme Koji Kondo 転がるコインのように (Korogaru Koin no Yō ni)
In the Whirlpool* 2-3 Pomp and Circumstance Edward Elgar 風のかなたに (Kaze no Kanata ni)
Step by Step 2-3EX Super Mario World Bonus/Switch Palace Level Theme Koji Kondo ステップ・バイ・ステップ (Suteppu Bai Suteppu)
Blooper Bop 2-4 Super Mario Bros. Underwater Koji Kondo 泳げ四分音符 (Oyoge Shibun Onpu)
Hammer Dance 3-1 Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Koji Kondo クエ・テ・バヤ・マリオ (Kue Te Baya Mario)
Rollercoasting 3-2 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Mario/Luigi/Yoshi Circuit Theme Shinobu Tanaka スーパーマシーン (Sūpā Mashīn)
Boo Boogie* 3-3 Super Mario Bros. 2 Main Theme Koji Kondo ほっぴンちょっぴン (Hoppin Choppin)
Moustache, Barrel, and Gorilla 3-3EX Donkey Kong Various Yukio Kaneoka ヒゲとタルとゴリラ (Hige to Taru to Gorira)
Starring Wario! 3-4 Wario World Greenhorn Forest Minako Hamano オレ様がスターだ! (Ore-sama ga Sutā da!)
Frozen Pipes 4-1 Old Folks at Home Stephen Collins Foster 気分はハイ・ホー (Kibun wa Hai Hō)
Cabin Fever* 4-2 Mario Party 5 Toy Dream Theme Aya Tanaka マリオのカーニバル (Mario no Kānibaru)
Ms. Mowz's Song 4-2EX Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Theme of Ms. Mowz; X-Naut Fortress Yuka Tsujiyoko チューチューテクノ (Chū Chū Tekuno)
Deep Freeze 4-3 Dr. Mario Fever Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka ハッピーハッピーダンス (Happī Happī Dansu)
Rendezvous on Ice* 4-4 Antarctic Adventure Les Pâtineurs Emile Waldteufel 氷の上でランデブー (Kōri no Ue de Randebū)
Midnight Drive 4-4EX Mario Kart 64 Mario Kart 64 Theme Kenta Nagata 真夜中のドライブ (Mayonaka no Doraibu)
Always Smiling 5-1 Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka Johann Strauss II きっと笑顔がイチバンさ (Kitto Egao ga Ichiban sa)
Bowser's Castle 5-2 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Bowser's Castle Shinobu Tanaka/Kenta Nagata ワガハイはボスである! (Wagahai wa Bosu de Aru!)
Up, Down, Left, Right Mario Paint Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ゼン・ゴ・サ・ユウ (Zen Go Sa Yū)
Choir on the Green Ah, Lovely Meadow Anonymous 緑の上の大合唱 (Midori no Ue no Daigasshō)
Hop, Mario! Super Mario World Opening Koji Kondo ホップステップマリオ (Hoppu Suteppu Mario)
Where's the Exit? Super Mario Bros. Underground Koji Kondo 出口はどこだ!? (Deguchi wa Doko da!?)
Piroli Famicom Disk System Bios ピ・ロ・リ (Pi Ro Ri)

*This song is exclusive to the regular Story Mode. In Story Mode EX, it is replaced by the song immediately below.


Aggregate scores
GameRankings71.70% (31 reviews)[1]
Metacritic69% (28 reviews)[2]
Review scores
GameSpy3/5 stars[4]
Nintendo World Report8/10[6]

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix received mixed reviews, gaining aggregate critical scores of 71.70% and 69% on GameRankings and Metacritic.


  1. ^ "Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Score, Avery (October 26, 2005). "Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2009-02-04.
  4. ^ Theobald, Phil (October 31, 2005). "GameSpy: Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix". GameSpy.
  5. ^ Casamassina, Matt (October 26, 2005). "Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Review". IGN.
  6. ^ Bloodworth, Daniel (November 7, 2005). "Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Review". Nintendo World Report.

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