Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game

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Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game
Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game box art.png
North American cover art
Developer(s) Imagination Entertainment
Publisher(s) Imagination Entertainment
Series Dance Dance Revolution
Platform(s) DVD player
Release date(s)
  • NA 2006
  • EU September 2007
  • AUS 2007
Genre(s) Music, Exercise
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution DVD (1)

Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game is a 2006[1] DVD-based game in the Dance Dance Revolution series (or DDR series) hosted by Roxee, a member of the Australian children's entertainment property, The Funkees. It is unique from other DDR games for a number of reasons. It was the first DDR game not to be developed by the creators of the original series, Konami. The only other non-Konami-developed DDR game is the Disney Channel Edition. To date it remains the only game neither developed nor published by Konami and, perhaps more significantly, it is the only game in the series which lacks input.

Gameplay[edit]

Although several members of the Plug-n-Play subseries of DDR games (most notably My First Dance Dance Revolution) featured simplified (2-step[2]) or smaller scale[3] dance pads for children, the 2 dance pads which come bundled with[4] Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game are scaled-back to the point where they no longer allow input to the game. The reason for this is that as a game intended for players of ages 5 and older,[5] those players on the younger end of the spectrum could have technical difficulties in gameplay and, as such, input can be seen as akin to maladaptation. Rather, the Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game instruction booklet sets up a subjective scoring system where 1-4 players[5] vote on each other's dance moves (style) and adherence to the rhythm. Nevertheless, many fans of the series who fall at the older end of the spectrum as well as some younger fans have decried this removal of input and have suggested that input followed by objective scoring are what makes a game a game[citation needed].

Music[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game features 30 unique songs referred to as Dance Sessions. As these songs are played the exuberant host and personal dance instructor,[6] Roxee, encourages players and exhorts them to keep up the good work. The energetic Roxee is a member of the Australian children's entertainment property, The Funkees.[7]

Dance Sessions featured are listed in the following table:

Reception[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game was released in 2006 for the North American (NTSC) market and in 2007 for the UK and Australian (PAL) markets. Since its release, sales were lackluster despite earning the National Parenting Center's "Seal of Approval."[6] GameSetWatch's Simon Carless anecdotally suggests that when a player learns that the game mat doesn't have any connection to the DVD player, "a little piece inside of him die[s]."[9] Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft emphatically denounced the product as "not a game."[10] Due to its membership in Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series, however, it has been purchased by collectors and investors speculating on future collectible value.

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