Dance Evolution

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Dance Evolution
Dance Evolution cover.jpg
PAL region cover art. Japanese cover uses similar artwork.
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • NA November 4, 2010
  • EU November 10, 2010
  • AUS November 18, 2010
  • JP November 20, 2010
Genre(s) Music, Rhythm, Exercise
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Dance Evolution (known as DanceMasters in North America) is a dancing video game developed by the makers of the Dance Dance Revolution series. The game was officially unveiled at Konami's E3 2010 press conference, exclusively for Xbox 360 Kinect. The game was released in November 2010. When describing the game, Naoki Maeda, the producer of Dance Evolution and of the Dance Dance Revolution series, stated that "this is real dancing."

Dance Evolution has 30 tracks, including hip hop, R&B, pop, eurobeat and dance, and will be supported with additional songs as downloadable content.

An arcade port, titled Dance Evolution ARCADE, was released on March 27, 2012 in Japan. Although the gameplay remains the same, it has several features that differentiate it with the original version. A spin-off, Rhythm Party (called BOOM BOOM DANCE in Japan) was released on February 1, 2012.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay requires the player to copy the on-screen character's dance while hitting certain spots (namely RIPPLES) with their hands, drawing lines in the air (namely STREAMS), stepping on the beat and striking poses (much like a full-body version of Elite Beat Agents). Only hitting the on-screen markers counts toward your grade (unlike Dance Central, which demands full-body move matching). There is a lesson mode that explains the basic mechanics and the main dance mode. Offline games support 2 players simultaneously and online modes support up to 4 players. There are four difficulties (LIGHT, STANDARD, EXTREME, MASTER) with MASTER only being present on downloadable contents. There is also STEALTH mode, which is EXTREME mode with the markers being off.

It should be noted that the official para para routines for the eurobeat/Konami original songs were used for their respective songs.

Soundtrack[edit]

Music[edit]

The following 30 songs are included on the game. Note that both the licensed songs, Yesterday and Night of Fire, have appeared in another Bemani game, ParaParaParadise. Songs in bold require it to be unlocked.

Dance genre Song title Artist
License
PARAPARA "NIGHT OF FIRE" NIKO
PARAPARA "YESTERDAY" CHERRY
BEMANI Songs
CLUB "AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL" 8-bit
HIP HOP "A Geisha's Dream" NAOKI feat. SMiLE.dk
R&B/HIPHOP "BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE" DIVAS
CLUB "Brilliant 2U" NAOKI
CLUB "BURNIN' THE FLOOR" NAOKI
PARAPARA "CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE -super euro version-" NAOKI with Y&Co.
R&B/HIPHOP "Crazy Control" D-crew with VAL TIATIA
R&B/HIPHOP "Every Day, Every Night (NM STYLE)" LEA DROP feat. Ant Johnston
CLUB "exotic ethnic" RevenG
POP "HIGHER" NM feat. SUNNY
R&B/HIPHOP "HYSTERIA 2001" NM
POP "INTO YOUR HEART (Ruffage remix)" NAOKI feat. YASMINE
POP "Keep on movin'" NM
POP "KIMONO♥PRINCESS" jun
CLUB "L'amour et la liberté (Darwin & DJ Silver remix)" NAOKI in the MERCURE
POP "La receta" Carlos Coco Garcia
R&B/HIPHOP "Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE)" Stone Bros.
OLDSCHOOL "Lover's High" APHs
OLDSCHOOL "Mess With My Emotions" Latenighter
PARAPARA "My Only Shining Star" NAOKI feat. Becky Lucinda
R&B/HIPHOP "MY SUMMER LOVE" MITSU-O! with GEILA
POP "Open Your Eyes" NM feat. JaY_bEe (JB Ah-Fua)
CLUB "SAKURA (桜)" Reven-G
R&B/HIPHOP "Secret Rendez-vous" DIVAS
PARAPARA "STILL IN MY HEART" NAOKI
PARAPARA "SUPER SAMURAI" jun
OLDSCHOOL "Unity" The Remembers
R&B/HIPHOP "We Can Win the Fight" D-crew feat. Matt Tucker

Downloadable Content[edit]

Item Cost
DanceEvolution Premium Theme 240 MSP
DanceEvolution Picture Pack 160 MSP
Master Level Pack Free
OUTFIT 1 Free
OUTFIT 2 160 MSP
OUTFIT 3 160 MSP
OUTFIT 4 160 MSP
OUTFIT 5 160 MSP

Dance Evolution ARCADE[edit]

Dance Evolution Arcade

The arcade version, Dance Evolution ARCADE was released on March 27, 2012. Several features are added:

  • A new level-up unlocking system, called CLASS system. Players collect GOLD through playing and if collected enough, the player levels up. Leveling up CLASS is required to unlock certain features.
  • The five difficulties; LIGHT, STANDARD, EXTREME, MASTER, and STEALTH remains, although MASTER and STEALTH difficulties are locked by default and must be unlocked through the level up system. Several LIGHT difficulties on certain songs are given a wakaba mark, indicating those as beginner level songs.
  • The game no longer display the song genres, unlike the console version.
  • The song selection now switch to Cover Flow design.

Music[edit]

This is the soundtrack for the arcade version. Some of the LIGHT difficulties on certain songs are given a wakaba mark, which indicates its status as a beginner level song.

Song Genre Song Title Artist/(Original) Choreographer BPM Difficultly Dancer Adding Dates
License songs
KIDS "マル・マル・モリ・モリ!"
(Maru Maru Mori Mori!)
薫と友樹、たまにムック。 濱田“peco”美和子 125 1 Hikari (♀) 26 Mar 2015 deleted
J-POP "Brave" ナオト・インティライミ 113 4 Masato (♂) 26 Mar 2015 deleted
J-POP "女々しくて"
(Memeshikute)
ゴールデンボンバー 歌広場淳 143 4 Masato (♂) O
J-POP "PONPONPON" きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ (振付稼業air:man) 128 4 Masato (♂) O
TV/MOVIE "ヘビーローテーション"
(Heavy Rotation)
AKB48 Anna Makino 155-178 4
Light
Hikari (♀)
Akari (♀)
O
ANIME "マジLOVE1000%"
(Maji LOVE 1000%)
ST☆RISH 山城陽子 129 3 Syo (♂) 02 Aug 2012 added
J-POP "行くぜっ!怪盗少女 -Zver.-"
(Ikuze! Kaitō Shōjō)
ももいろクローバーZ 石川ゆみ 160 4 Hikari (♀) 02 Aug 2012 added
VARIETY "ルカルカ★ナイトフィーバー"
(Luka Luka ★ Night Fever)
実谷なな / samfree 愛川こずえ 160 4 Hikari (♀) 27 Jun 2012 added
J-POP "MERRY GO ROUND" √5 めろちん 132 2 Masato (♂) 18 Sep 2015 deleted
PARA PARA "NIGHT OF FIRE" NIKO (ExPPAmember—渡辺理知世)
Twinstar Supervision
155 3 Daisy (♀) 24 Oct 2012 added
J-POP "前略、道の上より"
(Zenryaku, Michi no Ue Yori)
一世風靡セピア 川崎悦子 151 4 Masato (♂) 06 Dec 2012 added
TV/MOVIE "LOVE&JOY" 木村由姫 チアドラゴンズ 173 3 Hikari (♀) 10 Jan 2013 added
ANIME "恋愛サーキュレーション"
(Ren'ai Circulation)
千石撫子
(CV. 花澤香菜
兄貴 120 3 Akari (♀) 10 Apr 2013 added
VARIETY "サイバーサンダーサイダー"
(Cyber Thunder Cider)
EZFG K'suke
(先生と僕)
145 3 Masato (1P, ♂)
Syo (2P, ♂)
18 Jul 2013 added
VARIETY "Sweetie×2" Dixie Flatline 馬琴 125 3 Akari (1P, ♀)
Hikari (2P, ♀)
25 Jul 2013 added
VARIETY "Colorful World" りぶ / gomezkei てぃ☆イン! 98 4 Masato (1P, ♂)
Syo (2P, ♂)
01 Aug 2013 added
VARIETY "Gravity=Reality" samfree Yumiko a.k.a MTP 172 3 Akari (♀) 08 Aug 2013 added
VARIETY "メグメグ☆ファイアーエンドレスナイト"
(Megumegu ☆ Fire Endless Night)
実谷なな / samfree いとくとら 162 4 Hikari (♀) 15 Aug 2013 added
OLD SCHOOL
J-POP
"恋するフォーチュンクッキー"
(Koi Suru Fortune Cookie)
AKB48 パパイヤ鈴木 122 1 Akari (♀) 21 Aug 2013 added
KIDS "なめこのうた"
(Nameko no Uta)
福原遥 福原遥 174 1 Hikari (♀) 12 Sept 2013 added
ANIME "マジLOVE 2000%"
(Maji LOVE 2000%)
ST☆RISH 山城陽子 141 3 Masato (1P, ♂)
Syo (2P, ♂)
10 Oct 2013 added
J-POP "未確認中学生X"
(Mikakunin Chūgakusei X)
私立恵比寿中学 ラッキィ池田 170 4 Hikari (♀) 14 Nov 2013 added
J-POP "インベーダーインベーダー"
(Invader Invader)
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ Maiko 160 3 Hikari (♀) 26 Dec 2013 added
VARIETY "ちくわパフェだよ☆CKP"
(Chikuwa Parfait da yo ☆ CKP)
日向美ビタースイーツ♪ Yumiko a.k.a MTP 205 3 Hikari (♀) 26 Mar 2014 added
ANIME "回レ!雪月花"
(Maware! Setsugetsuka)
歌組雪月花 山城陽子 160 3 Akari (♀) 28 May 2014 added
C-POP "大藝術家"
-The Great Artist-

(Dà Yìshùjiā)
蔡依林
-Jolin Tsai-
(Parris Goebel) 96 4 Daisy (♀) 24 Jun 2014 added
C-POP "全城熱愛"
-Feel The Love-

(Quánchéng Rèài)
羅志祥
-Show Lo-
(DanceSoul—DaMove) 130 4 Syo (♂) 24 Jun 2014 added
J-POP "心のプラカード"
(Kokoro no Placard)
AKB48 ラッキィ池田 98 1 Akari (♀) 27 Aug 2014 added
KIDS "ふな ふな ふなっしー♪ ~ふなっしー公式テーマソング~"
(Funa Funa Funassyi♪ (Funassyi Kōshiki Theme Song))
ふなっしー いとうまゆ 152 2 Syo (♂) 24 Sept 2014 added
"ハッピーシンセサイザ"
(Happy Synthesizer)
EasyPop めろちん 2 8 Aug 2015 added
License Cover song
J-POP "恋愛レボリューション21"
(Ren'ai Revolution 21)
(モーニング娘。) 夏まゆみ 133 3
Light
Hikari (♀)
Akari (♀)
25 Mar 2014 deleted
ANIME "irony" (ClariS) 134 2
Light
Hikari (♀)
Akari (♀)
26 Mar 2015 deleted
TV/MOVIE "Mickey (Hawaii version)" (Gorie with Jasmine & Joann) 北垣美砂 149 4 Hikari (♀) 14 Mar 2013 added
KIDS "おどるポンポコリン"
(Odoru Pompokolin)
(B.B.QUEENS) 香瑠鼓 139 1 Hikari (♀) 05 Jun 2013 added
J-POP "LOVEマシーン"
(LOVE Machine)
(モーニング娘。) 夏まゆみ 129 3 Hikari (♀) 20 Feb 2014 added
Original song
POP "INTO YOUR HEART (Ruffage remix)"
(CS version theme song)
NAOKI feat. YASMINE LOCKY 135 2 Daisy (♀) O
POP "A Geisha's Dream"
KAC2012 PLAYER まろさん
Champion song
NAOKI feat. SMiLE.dk LOCKY 140 3 Daisy (♀) O
POP "La receta" Carlos Coco Garcia LOCKY 130 5 Dave (♂) O
CLUB "L'amour et la liberté
(Darwin & DJ Silver remix)"
NAOKI in the MERCURE LOCKY 140 CS:2
AC:3
Daisy (♀) 08 Feb 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Charlie's Desire"[1]
R&B/HIP HOP "HYSTERIA 2001" NM LOCKY 190 CS:3
AC:4
Dave (♂) 26 Nov 2012 added[1]
POP "Keep on movin'" NM LOCKY 132 CS:3
AC:2
O O
PARA PARA "CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE
-super euro version-"
NAOKI with Y&Co. (ExPPAmember—渡辺理知世)
Twinstar Supervision
155 CS:4
AC:2
Daisy (♀) O
CLUB "exotic ethnic" RevenG TAIKI 190 CS:1
AC:2
Daisy (♀) 26 Nov 2012 added[1]
CLUB "SAKURA"
"桜"
Reven-G TAIKI 320 CS:5
AC:4
Daisy (♀) 22 Mar 2013 added[1]
R&B/HIP HOP "Secret Rendez-vous" DIVAS TAIKI 98 4 Daisy (♀) 08 Feb 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Charlie's Desire"[1]
CLUB "MY SUMMER LOVE" MITSU-O! with GEILA TAIKI 100 1 Daisy (♀) O
R&B/HIP HOP "Crazy Control" D-crew with VAL TIATIA MIKIKO 105 4 Dave (♂) 08 Feb 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Charlie's Desire"[1]
R&B/HIP HOP "Every Day, Every Night (NM STYLE)" LEA DROP feat. Ant Johnston MIKIKO 90 2 Dave (♂) 30 May 2012 added
Unlock via event
"Colorful Jacket"[1]
POP "Open Your Eyes" NM feat. JaY_bEe (JB Ah-Fua) MIKIKO 85 1 Dave (♂) O
R&B/HIP HOP "We Can Win the Fight" D-crew feat. Matt Tucker MIKIKO 119 5 Dave (♂) O
POP "KIMONO♥PRINCESS" jun MIKIKO 190 4 Daisy (♀) O
POP "HIGHER"
KAC2013 Player aiすくりぃむ.i
Champion song
NM feat. SUNNY MIKIKO 132 CS:3
AC:2
Daisy (♀) 25 May 2012 added
Unlock via event
"Colorful Jacket"[1]
OLD SCHOOL "Lover's High" APHs MIKIKO 130 2 Daisy (♀) 28 May 2012 added
Unlock via event
"Colorful Jacket"[1]
OLD SCHOOL "Mess With My Emotions" La tenighter LOCKY 130 CS:4
AC:3
Daisy (♀) 11 Nov 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Inokuma Daisakusen"[1]
OLD SCHOOL "Unity" The Remembers MIKIKO 120 3 Daisy (♀) O
CLUB "BURNIN' THE FLOOR" NAOKI MIKIKO 155 CS:4
AC:3
Daisy (♀) 30 Oct 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Inokuma Daisakusen"[1]
PARA PARA "My Only Shining Star" NAOKI feat. Becky Lucinda DJ YOSSY 155 CS:3
AC:2
Daisy (♀) 08 Feb 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Charlie's Desire"[1]
PARA PARA "STILL IN MY HEART" NAOKI YANOCCHI 150 1 Daisy (♀) O
PARA PARA "SUPER SAMURAI" jun YANOCCHI 170 CS:5
AC:4
Dave (♂) 24 May 2012 added
Unlock via event
"Colorful Jacket"[1]
R&B/HIP HOP "Let the beat hit em!
(CLASSIC R&B STYLE)"
Stone Bros. TAIKI 102 CS:3
AC:4
Dave (♂) 05 Nov 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Inokuma Daisakusen"[1]
CLUB "Brilliant 2U" NAOKI TAIKI 150 3 Dave (♂) 29 May 2012 added
Unlock via event
"Colorful Jacket"[1]
CLUB "AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL" 8-bit TAIKI 200 5 Dave (♂) O
R&B/HIP HOP "BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE" DIVAS. LOCKY 96 3 Daisy (♀) 30 Oct 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Inokuma Daisakusen"[1]
Ballad "She is my wife" SUPER STAR 満-MITSURU- (TAG) 85-170 3 Masato (♂) O
POP "Follow Tomorrow" HHH×MM×ST Dai. 140 5 Syo (♂) 12 Sept 2012 added[1]
POP "華爛漫 -Flowers-(2nd EDITION)"
(Hana Ranman -Flowers- (2nd EDITION))
TЁЯRA MIKIKO 160 4 Akari (♀) 05 Nov 2012 added[1]
TRANCE CORE "FLOWER" DJ YOSHITAKA 紀本由有 173 5 Masato (♂) 08 Feb 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Charlie's Desire"[1]
POP "wow wow VENUS" VENUS 紀本由有 157 3 Syo (♂) 24 Apr 2013 added
Unlock via event
"After School★DEC!"[1]
POP "Do The Evolution"
(AC version theme song)
TAG feat. Eri 紀本由有 148 3 Akari (♀) 24 Apr 2013 added
Unlock via event
"After School★DEC!"[1]
EUROBEAT "Daisuke" Y&Co. Dai. 157 4 Syo (♂) 24 Apr 2013 added
Unlock via event
"After School★DEC!"[1]
POP "Chu☆Chu☆Tonight" VENUS TETSU 165 3 Masato (1P, ♂)
Syo (2P, ♂)
20 Nov 2013 added
Unlock via event
"Inokuma Daisakusen"[1]
FASCINATION "朧"
(Oboro)
HHH×MM×ST Dai. 149 4 Daisy (♀) 08 Jan 2014 added
Unlock via event
"Inokuma Daisakusen"[1]
PARA PARA "Sweet Rain"
4thKAC Player レミー.i
Champion song
Y&co. feat. Karin team SEF - RUMIRE 155 2 Daisy (♀) 30 Apr 2014 added
Unlock via event
"Space Kuma"[1]
POP "FUJIMORI-祭-FESTIVAL"
(FUJIMORI -Matsuri- FESTIVAL)
VENUS TETSU 158 3 Syo (1P, ♂)
Masato (2P, ♂)
30 Jul 2014 added
Unlock via event
"Danevo Daily Training"[1][2]
BUBBLEGUM
DANCE
"Mermaid girl" Cream puff Dai. 140 4 13 Aug 2014 added
Unlock via event
"Danevo Daily Training"[1][2]
R&B/HIP HOP "Watch Out Pt.2" DJ Mass MAD Izm*
VS.DJ Yoshitaka
FUMI 148 5 Dave (♂) 22 Oct 2014 added
unlock via function
"CHALLENGE"[1]
NADESHIKO
ROCK
"凛として咲く花の如く"
(Rin to Shite Saku Hana no Gotoku)
紅色リトマス 山城陽子 163 4 Akari (♀) 18 Nov 2014 added
BASEBALL
HEROINE
"轟け!恋のビーンボール!!"
(Todoroke! Koi no Beanball!!)
ダイナミック野球兄弟
v.s. クロスファイヤーPrim
Dai. 180 5 Hikari (♀) 17 Dec 2014 added
unlock via function
"CHALLENGE 2"[1]
BASEBALL
HEROINE
"轟け!恋のビーンボール!!" (9回裏振付ver)
(Todoroke! Koi no Beanball!! (9 Kaiura Furitsuke ver))
ダイナミック野球兄弟
v.s. クロスファイヤーPrim
Dai. 180 5 Syo (♂) 05 Jan 2015 added
unlock via song
"轟け!恋のビーンボール!!"[1]
HAPPY
HARDCORE
"Sakura Sunrise" Ryu☆ 181 4 Daisy (♀) 22 Jan 2015 added
unlock via function
"CHALLENGE 3"[1]
J-CORE "Little Star" REDALiCE feat. Ayumi Nomiya Dai. 183 4 Hikari (♀) 18 Feb 2015 added
unlock via function
"CHALLENGE 4"[1]
J-CORE "罪と罰"
(Tsumi to Batsu)
Xceon feat. Mayumi Morinaga Yossy 144 5 Masato (1P, ♂)
Syo (2P, ♂)
18 Mar 2015 added
unlock via function
"CHALLENGE 5"[1]
ACID JAZZ "Reaching for the stars" serena 188 4 Daisy (1P, ♀)
Dave (2P, ♂)
15 Apr 2015 added
unlock via function
"CHALLENGE 6"[1]
NEO 80's EURO ELECTRO "LUV CAN SAVE U" HIDEKI NAGANUMA Yuu 140 3 Syo (♂) 13 May 2015 added
unlock via function
"CHALLENGE 7"[1]
"チョコレートスマイル"
(Chocolate Smile)
日向美ビタースイーツ♪ & ここなつ 足立夏海 196 2 Hikari (♀) 12 Jun 2015 added
EUROBEAT "TA・DA ☆ YO・SHI" Y&Co. Yossy 160 3 Masato (♂) 8 Jul 2015 added
BLOOM FUSION "アルストロメリア (walk with you remix)"
(Alstroemeria (walk with you remix))
TAG 148 2 Sep 2015 added


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai This song needs "e-Amusement Pass" to unlock
  2. ^ a b Only allow play in the "Premium Mode"

Reception[edit]

Dance Evolution had mixed reviews, holding a score of 63 out of 100 based on 30 reviews at review aggregator MetaCritic.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DanceMasters for Xbox 360 Reviews". Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]