DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX-

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DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX-

DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX-'s folder cover.

Release Information

  • Release Date: October 19th, 2001
  • Slogan: 僕は踊るために生まれてきた。 DDRMAXはそんな君のために生まれた。 (boku wa odoru tame ni umaretekita. DDRMAX wa sonna kimi no tame ni umareta.)

General Information / Changes

  • DDRMAX introduced/changed a lot of things in the arcade DanceDanceRevolution series, including:
    • An in-game options menu, which you can choose before any stage by holding down the Start button before a song.
    • Introduction of Freeze Arrows, long, green arrows you must hold for the duration of its appearance; failure to do so will not dock Dance Points or break combo, but will result in a significant loss of the Dance Meter.
      • A screen demonstrating the usage of Freeze Arrows is shown if LIGHT or STANDARD difficulty is selected.
    • A new announcer, Londell "Taz" Hicks, who would be used for the next four arcade games, up to SuperNOVA2.
    • Scores now having a fixed maximum amount of points, regardless of step count: 50,000,000 points. Points increase as a song nears its end.
    • Jumps now adding two to your combo (but count as only one step for all other purposes). Jumps would go back to counting as one step in SuperNOVA.
    • The return of EXTRA STAGE, this time with exclusive songs playable through it.
    • BASIC, TRICK and MANIAC difficulties being renamed to LIGHT, STANDARD and HEAVY, respectively.
    • Difficulty ratings being removed, making DDRMAX the only DanceDanceRevolution arcade game in any region without difficulty ratings. Ratings would return in the next game.
      • FOLLOW ME and FLASH IN THE NIGHT have never received difficulty ratings, as they never appeared on any other DanceDanceRevolution games.
    • Introduction of the GROOVE RADAR, which shows five attributes for a song: STREAM, VOLTAGE, CHAOS, AIR, and FREEZE.
      • Unlike subsequent DanceDanceRevolution titles, it has numbers next to the attributes, but only when pressing down the Start button before the Groove Radar is displayed. The number listing wouldn't appear again until DanceDanceRevolution (2014).
  • All songs from 5thMIX were removed.
    • As such, this is the only mainline DanceDanceRevolution arcade game in any region to not feature a PARANOiA series song.
    • That said, there is an early mockup screenshot of the select music screen which still features songs from 5thMIX.
  • The KONAMI original REMIX CD Title has been renamed to just KONAMI original.
  • The default arrow design has been slightly modified, with a rounded tip rather than a V-shaped cut on the tail end, known as NORMAL in the special arrow options. The original arrow design would be revived in DanceDanceRevolution X as the CLASSIC arrow option.
  • In-game options menu introduces eight new modifiers to the mainline arcade series:
    • Speed modifiers of x1.5, x2, x3, x5, and x8, in which the speed of arrows scrolling and spacing of arrows match.
    • REVERSE, in which the scroll direction of the arrows is reversed, descending towards the target arrows at the bottom of the screen.
    • SOLO, which replicates the arrow color scheme used in the Solo sub-series. It was renamed to RAINBOW in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA.
      • Until SuperNOVA, this modifier was forced to both sides, even if only one player selected it.
    • BOOST, in which each arrow increases its speed as it reaches the stepping zone.
  • First DanceDanceRevolution game where songs can be sorted by title (ABC), BPM, or TOP 30 songs played on the machine.
  • First DanceDanceRevolution game with this behavior in song selection: when a folder is highlighted and 5 seconds of countdown timer remain, the first song under that folder will be highlighted and player can only select songs under that folder. This behavior was used until EXTREME.
  • First DanceDanceRevolution game with Premium Mode.
    • Double Premium allows you to play either Single or Double mode for only one credit, while Joint Premium lets you play any mode for one credit.
  • First DanceDanceRevolution game to show a screen indicating the current stage (e.g., 1st STAGE, FINAL STAGE) before the song starts.
  • Color labeling on the songwheel has changed:
  • Total songs: 42

Staff Information

Full credits: DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX- Credits

Default Songs

All songs have Single/Double LIGHT/STANDARD/HEAVY charts. DDRMAX doesn't use difficulty levels. Songs are listed in in-game order, instead of being sorted alphabetically.

Song Artist BPM
LOVIN' YOU (ROB SEARLE CLUB MIX)
from The Best Of World Trance FantasiA
VINYL BABY 139
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
from The Best Of World Trance FantasiA
COSMIC GATE 35-140
HIGHS OFF U (Scorccio XY Mix)
from Dancemania SUMMERS 2001
4 REEEL 130
true... (radio edit) 小坂りゆ 125
WWW.BLONDE GIRL (MOMO MIX)
from Dancemania SPEED BEST 2001
JENNY ROM 170
ORDINARY WORLD
from The Best Of World Trance FantasiA
AURORA featuring NAMIEE COLEMAN 139
BYE BYE BABY BALLOON
from Dancemania
JOGA 145
ON THE JAZZ
from DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS
Jonny Dynamite! 130
COW GIRL
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
BAMBEE 138
GHOSTS (VINCENT DE MOOR REMIX)
from The Best Of World Trance FantasiA
TENTH PLANET 138
MIRACLE
from Dancemania SUMMERS 2001
ST.JENNARO 128
Firefly BeForU 150
WITCH DOCTOR (GIANTS TOONS VERSION)
from TOONTASTIC!
CARTOONS 150
DIVE(more deep & deeper style)
from DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS
Be For U 155
Groove
from DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX CS
Sho-T feat. Brenda 130
Do It Right
from DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS
SOTA feat. Ebony Fay 135
Share My Love
from DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX CS
Julie Frost 125
DO YOU REMEMBER ME
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
JENNY 150
Look To The Sky
from DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS
System S.F. feat.ANNA 140
TELEPHONE OPERATOR (Club MIX)
from Dancemania SUMMERS 2001
SHELLEY PETER 146
JUSTIFY MY LOVE
from Dancemania X8
TESS 140
The Centre Of The Heart (STONEBRIDGE CLUBMIX)
from Dancemania
Roxette 128
夜空ノムコウ
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
EUROBEAT LOVERS 156
I'M IN THE MOOD FOR DANCING
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
SHARON 150
NORI NORI NORI
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
JUDY CRYSTAL 160
LET'S GROOVE
from Dancemania SUMMERS 2001
TIPS & TRICKS VS WISDOME 65-130
TWILIGHT ZONE (R-C Extended Club MIX)
from Dancemania X9
2 UNLIMITED 138
そばかす FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit)
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
TIGGY 150
FLASH IN THE NIGHT
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
FLASHMAN 158
MY SWEET DARLIN'
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
WILDSIDE 157
Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE)
from DanceDanceRevolution EXTRA MIX
STONE BROS. 102
SO DEEP (PERFECT SPHERE REMIX)
from The Best Of World Trance FantasiA
SILVERTEAR 140
exotic ethnic RevenG 190
FOLLOW ME
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
LADY BABY 158
FANTASY
from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
MELISSA 160
Midnite Blaze
from DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX CS
U1 Jewel Style 150
Healing Vision (Angelic mix)
from DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS
2MB 46-196
Groove 2001
from DanceDanceRevolution EXTRA MIX
Sho-T feat. Brenda 140
ORION.78 ~civilization mix~
from DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX CS
2MB 200

Hidden Song

To play this song, two songs by either BeForU or Riyu Kosaka (小坂りゆ) have to be cleared before the FINAL STAGE. The possible songs are:

  • Firefly by BeForU.
  • DIVE(more deep & deeper style) by BeForU.
  • true... ~radio edit~ by 小坂りゆ.

For the FINAL STAGE, true... (trance sunrise mix) will then be available to play. Unless the arcade operator has unlocked all the hidden songs, this is the only way to play the song.

Song Artist BPM
true... (trance sunrise mix) 小坂りゆ 140

EXTRA STAGE

To unlock this song, you must clear a HEAVY chart with a rating of AA or higher on your last stage. MAX 300's HEAVY chart (Single or Double, depending on current play style) will become available as your EXTRA STAGE, with no way to change the difficulty or the song.

The EXTRA STAGE is on a "Pressure life meter"; it starts out at maximum health, but will not be replenished. In addition, the SPEED modifier is locked at x1.5, SCROLL is locked to Reverse, and the score counter is replaced by a timer displaying the elapsed time.

Song Artist BPM
MAX 300 Ω 300

ONE MORE EXTRA STAGE

To unlock this song, you must AA MAX 300's HEAVY chart on EXTRA STAGE. CANDY☆'s HEAVY chart (Single or Double, depending on current play mode) will then appear as your ONE MORE EXTRA STAGE. Like with the EXTRA STAGE, you cannot change the song or chart.

The ONE MORE EXTRA STAGE is on a "Sudden Death" (RISKY) life gauge; breaking your combo or getting an N.G. on a Freeze Arrow instantly fails the stage. As with the EXTRA STAGE, the x1.5 and Reverse modifiers are in effect, and a timer indicating elapsed time replaces the score counter.

Song Artist BPM
CANDY☆ Luv UNLIMITED 192

Unlock Information

Like 5thMIX, DDRMAX has only one unlock code available. When used, the one hidden song and both boss songs are automatically unlocked.

  1. Press Test button to enter the Service Menu.
  2. Select "Game Options".
  3. Hold 1P down panel and Service button, and then press 1P start button. The "secret" menu will be revealed.
  4. Select "Append".
  5. Input the password in order as shown below. Use 1P left and right selection buttons to select spaces, and 1P start button to change characters.
  6. After entering the password, hold 1P left and right selection buttons, and then press 1P start button to confirm the password.
  7. Select "Exit" to game options menu. Do not select "Initialize".
  • 1st PASS: PGEKMMN-INGLOMI

Removed Songs

Every song that was present in DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX was removed.

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