Dancing Stage Fusion

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Dancing Stage Fusion
Dancing Stage Fusion PlayStation 2 cover art.png
PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Dance Dance Revolution, Bemani
Engine Extra Mix (PS1 / PSX version) Festival (modified) (PS2 version)
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2
Release date(s)


  • EU April 2005


  • EU 5 November 2004

PlayStation 2:

  • EU 5 November 2004

  • AU 1 October 2004
Genre(s) Music & Exercise
Mode(s) Single-player & Multiplayer
Cabinet Custom
Arcade system Bemani Python
CPU 128 Bit Emotion Engine
Sound PlayStation 2 SPU
Display 29" CRT (Raster, 740x480)

Dancing Stage Fusion, abbreviated DS Fusion or simply Fusion, is a music video game released by Konami to the European PlayStation and PlayStation 2 gaming audience on 5 November 2004. In April of the following year, Dancing Stage Fusion was released as an arcade game. Fusion featured new gameplay features such as EyeToy support for the PlayStation 2 release as well as new music from hit pop artists. The arcade version of Fusion was the first arcade machine in Europe since Dancing Stage EuroMix 2 and set a milestone as the first Dance Dance Revolution arcade machine produced by Konami since Dance Dance Revolution Extreme in 2002. The arcade release marked a total game engine upgrade from the old PlayStation-based boards to a new system built on top of an off-the-shelf PlayStation 2. This hardware upgrade would be later featured in the global release of Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova in 2006.



The following three lists are playable songs in each respective version of Dancing Stage Fusion. They are ordered as they appear in game (much like a music album) and colour-coded according to colour-coding in game. Yellow represents licensed music, white represents Konami Originals (music developed within Konami by their own in-house artists), and blue represents Boss Songs (DDR terminology for the hardest songs available).

The soundtrack of the PlayStation Dancing Stage Fusion release is a cut down list of the music available on the PlayStation 2 version. None of the songs contain Freeze Arrows and there are no unlocks.

The PlayStation 2 release of Dancing Stage Fusion features a much larger list of licensed tracks and Konami Originals. Many of the songs contain Freeze Arrows and the songs listed with a padlock must be unlocked by meeting certain in-game requirements before players can access them.

The arcade release of Dancing Stage Fusion was made available to the public several months after the console versions. Some of the licensed tracks have been removed and replaced by others. There is no unlock system in place on the arcade release and Freeze Arrows are present.

In popular media[edit]

The Dancing Stage Fusion arcade machine was featured in the music video for Madonna's hit single "Hung Up". That particular song is not featured in any Dance Dance Revolution game, but covers of Madonna do appear in several titles. This includes a cover of "Holiday" in Dancing Stage Euromix and Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix, and a cover of "Like a Virgin" in Dancing Stage Fusion.

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