|DanceDanceRevolution arcade releases|
|1st - 2nd (CLUB VER.1 / CLUB VER.2)|
3rd (VER.KOREA / Ver.KOREA2 / PLUS)
4th (PLUS) - 5th - MAX - MAX2 - EXTREME
SuperNOVA - SuperNOVA2 - X - X2 - X3 VS 2ndMIX
2013 - 2014 - A - A20 (PLUS) - A3
|Solo BASS - Solo 2000|
Karaoke - Karaoke 2nd - KIDS - USA
TRUE KiSS DESTiNATiON - DREAMS COME TRUE
|Dancing Stage European exclusive releases|
|1st / 1.5 - EuroMIX - EuroMIX2 - Fusion|
This page is for the first DanceDanceRevolution game, released in 1998. For the other games or songs of the same title, please see DanceDanceRevolution (disambiguation).
- Release dates:
- DanceDanceRevolution: September 26th, 1998
- DanceDanceRevolution Internet Ranking Version: November 18th, 1998
- DanceDanceRevolution is also known as "version 1.0", and the Internet Ranking Version as "version 1.5".
- In the later games, the version folder for DanceDanceRevolution is called DDR 1st.
- DanceDanceRevolution has the first introduction video of the series during the opening credits.
- The game features promotional materials related to the Dancemania series during the opening credits. This would continue to be the case until EXTREME.
- The game features an announcer which was used until DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX.
- The music selection screen is a jukebox-like menu with six CD covers, each representing a song available to play.
- Three play style options are available: SINGLE, DOUBLE, and COUPLE.
- DOUBLE requires a step code to activate.
- Three play modes are available: EASY, NORMAL, and HARD.
- EASY only allows one song and has the same song set as NORMAL. Additionally, the DANCE GAUGE does not lower.
- NORMAL and HARD share some songs, but HARD has several exclusives.
- Only two dance levels could initially be selected: BASIC and ANOTHER (DIFFICULT). MANIAC (EXPERT) was added with the Internet Ranking Version.
- The difficulty is selected at the same time as the choosing play mode. It can only be changed using step codes after that.
- Only DanceDanceRevolution game where the gate transition effect uses different colors depending of the difficulty played (a darker shade of yellow/white for ANOTHER, and bright red for MANIAC).
- The difficulty is rated in a foot rating scale of 1 to 7 (up to 8 in Internet Ranking Version) for all the dance levels available on each song:
- SIMPLE (1 foot), AVERAGE (2 feet), NOVICE (3 feet), EXPERT (4 feet), PROFESSIONAL (5 feet), GENUINE (6 feet), HERO (7 feet)
- Only one modifier is available, the TURN option MIRROR, which requires a step code to be entered on the dance stage.
- The default arrow color is FLAT, and the default arrow design (later called CLASSIC) has a V-shaped cut on its tail end.
- AFRO, LADY, KONSENTO:01 (コンセント1号) and OSHARE-ZUKIN (おしゃれずきん) are the only selectable characters. By default, AFRO is player 1 and LADY is player 2.
- During gameplay, the selected character appears on screen dancing in front of animations.
- Unlike future games, the animations that are played are determined by the current stage and the characters used.
- To identify the choreography used by the dancer, the game shows on screen the type of dance currently in use: hip-hop, jazz, house and Capoeira. Showing the dance type is a feature only found in the original DanceDanceRevolution
- The possible judgments for stepping are Perfect, Great, Good, Boo, and Miss.
- The possible rank results for a song are S, A, B, C, and D.
- First game in the series to have an EXTRA STAGE system. This system would not return until DDRMAX's release.
- The Internet Ranking Version update is the more common version, and includes two new songs and some interface updates.
- VERSUS was added and requires a code to activate.
- Single MANIAC and Double ANOTHER charts were added.
- The foot level names were changed, and would stay the same (with the addition of foot level 9 CATASTROPHIC) through 3rdMIX PLUS.
- EXORBITANT was added as level 8 and levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 were changed to MODERATE, ORDINARY, SUPERIOR, MARVELOUS, PARAMOUNT respectively.
- The score is now displayed in red instead of blue.
- Successfully hit arrows disappear and display a flash on the receptors. The original game made no visual distinction between hit and missed arrows.
- Internet Ranking codes are displayed after your game to submit your high scores online.
- The original release used the 1986-1998 KONAMI logo in-game (one of only five Japanese BEMANI games to use it, the other four being the first two beatmania arcade games, the original PlayStation beatmania home port, and pop'n music). Internet Ranking Version uses the 1998-2003 KONAMI logo.
- Total songs: 9 (1.0), 11 (1.5)
Songs with a bolded chart (mostly Single MANIAC and Double ANOTHER) were added in DanceDanceRevolution Internet Ranking Version. The Couple difficulty (not included) is the same as the Single difficulty.
|Song||Artist||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW||THE OLIVIA PROJECT||1||2||5||3||4|
|KUNG FU FIGHTING||BUS STOP featuring CARL DOUGLAS||2||3||5||3||4|
|THAT'S THE WAY (I LIKE IT)||KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND||2||3||5||4||5|
|EXTRA STAGE NORMAL/HARD|
|LET'S GET DOWN||JT PLAYAZ||3||4||5||3||4|
|LITTLE BITCH||THE SPECIALS||4||5||6||5||6|
|STRICTLY BUSINESS||MANTRONIK VS EPMD||4||5||6||5||6|
|EXTRA STAGE HARD|
|Added to NORMAL with Internet Ranking Version|
|MAKE IT BETTER||mitsu-O!||5||6||8||5||6|
|Added to Internet Ranking Version EXTRA STAGE NORMAL/HARD|
The EXTRA STAGE system gives access to one free song on the next dance level difficulty than the currently selected one by the player if it exists.
- In the original DanceDanceRevolution, it's only possible to have an EXTRA STAGE by playing BASIC Single Play which give access to one song on ANOTHER. The other condition is to clear any song on the FINAL STAGE with a full-gauge to get either MY FIRE to appear when playing NORMAL or PARANOiA on HARD mode.
- In the Internet Ranking Version, this was expanded to also include ANOTHER Single Play granting a song on MANIAC and BASIC Double Play giving a song on ANOTHER to play. The other condition is to clear a song on the FINAL STAGE with a full-gauge to either get TRIP MACHINE to appear when playing NORMAL mode or TRIP MACHINE or PARANOiA on HARD mode.
Codes & Unlock Information
- Dancing characters
- KONSENTO:01 (コンセント1号), OSHARE-ZUKIN (おしゃれずきん): Hold down the Left button when the game start or press the ← foot panel when pressing the Start button.
- DISC-A & DISC-B (輪っか): Hold down the Right button when the game start or press the → foot panel when pressing the Start button.
- Play Styles
- VERSUS: After inserting 2 coins, press and hold both the Left and Right arrow and then press Start.
- DOUBLE: On the Play Mode Select Screen, press ↑↑↓↓←→←→ on the foot panels and then Enter.
- Dance levels
- ANOTHER: On the Play Mode Select Screen, press ↑↑↓↓↑↑↓↓ on the foot panels.
- MANIAC: On the Play Mode Select Screen, press ←←→→←←→→ on the foot panels.
- MIRROR: On the Play Mode Select Screen, press ←→←→←→←→ on the foot panels.