Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game
|Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game|
North American cover art
|Series||Dance Dance Revolution|
Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game is a 2006 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.
Although several members of the Plug-n-Play subseries of DDR games (most notably My First Dance Dance Revolution) featured simplified (2-step) or smaller scale dance pads for children, the 2 dance pads which come bundled with 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, 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 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.
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, 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.
Dance Sessions featured are listed in the following table:
|Songs from Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game|
|Get Your Groove On|
|Just Let It Go|
|Starting Over Again|
|Turn Up Ya Rhythm|
|Loupe de Loupe|
|Turn It Up|
|Beyond the Silence|
|Help Me Dr. Dance|
|The Love Returns|
|Feel the Music|
|Time to Jam|
|Short Stop in Paradise|
|Don't Just Sit There|
|Dust Off the Vinyl|
|Where's My Hero?|
|Red Hat Revival|
|All You Need to Know|
|Escape the Energy|
|Shake Your Body|
|Put It Together|
|Going Round Again|
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." 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]." Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft emphatically denounced the product as "not a game." 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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- The Funkees - Children’s Entertainment
- Imagination Entertainment (2006). "Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game". DVD. Imagination Entertainment.
- Carless, Simon. Dance Dance Revolution... Not So Interactive DVD Game?. GameSetWatch. 5 July 2007.
- Ashcraft, Brian. Dance Dance Un-Revolution. Kotaku. 7 July 2007.