On September 26th, 2018, the DDR SELECTION category was added to DanceDanceRevolution A in order to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the DanceDanceRevolution series. This category is also present in subsequent arcade releases from launch date.
The DDR SELECTION category has sub-folders based on different eras of the game, as well as a "DDR 20th Anniversary songs" folder for brand-new songs. When playing a song under this category, the UI (not counting the lane covers and the song/artist information box from the SuperNOVA2 interface onwards) will change to match that of one of the games released in that period, including videos based on its original background animations (except for PARANOiA and TRIP MACHINE which use slightly different versions of their original DanceDanceRevolution animations, and CANDY☆ which uses its EXTREME animations), DANGER animations, scoring changes (from SuperNOVA2 score to EX SCORE), difficulty frames (except from the 1st - 5th interface, where it's absent), LIFE GAUGE options, and background images or banners, if applicable.
This page will list the songs contained on each sub-folder, as well as other UI details.
[1998 - 2001] DanceDanceRevolution 1st - 5th
This folder contains a selection of songs from the first DanceDanceRevolution game through 5thMIX. The original DanceDanceRevolution interface used when playing them, although without dancer characters. The combo counter in this interface will not show your current grade combo status, and both difficulty and the song/artist information box are absent.
By playing with this interface, the following options are forced:
- ARROW MOVE: NORMAL
- APPEARANCE: VISIBLE
- SCROLL: NORMAL
- STEP ZONE: ON
- ARROW COLOR: FLAT
- SPECIAL ARROW: CLASSIC
- SCREEN FILTER: OFF
- GUIDELINE: OFF
SPEED is set by default to x1, although it can be changed by the player. Unlike the original games, all ASSIST options are available to use.
[2001 - 2002] DDRMAX Series - DDR EXTREME
This folder contains a selection of songs from DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX- through DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME, using the latter game's interface when playing them, including difficulty names and LIFE GAUGE options (EX SCORE is not available due to the new scoring system), but the LIFE GAUGE and SCORE are not inverted if the user changes the SCROLL option. The combo counter in this interface will not show your current grade combo status, and the song/artist information box is replaced by option icons. Unlike the original games, HIDDEN and SUDDEN are replaced by HIDDEN+ and SUDDEN+, all other DanceDanceRevolution (2014) options are available to use, and option icons (from SuperNOVA2) replace option texts.
[2006 - 2007] DDR SuperNOVA Series
This folder contains a selection of songs from both DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA and SuperNOVA2, using the latter game's interface when playing them (although the stages from the SuperNOVA series are not available). The combo counter in this interface will not show your current grade combo status. Unlike the original games, HIDDEN and SUDDEN are replaced by HIDDEN+ and SUDDEN+, and CUT2, SCREEN FILTER and GUIDE LINE are available to use.
Only the Alison side version of SUNKiSS♥DROP is available.
[2008 - 2011] DDR X Series
When played in this category, LOVE IS THE POWER -Re:born- has its unique video restored from X3 VS 2ndMIX. When cleared, Tohoku EVOLVED displays a blue "Pray for All" message (using X3 vs 2ndMIX's font) instead of the regular "CLEARED" message. Unlike the original games, HIDDEN and SUDDEN are removed due to the introduction of HIDDEN+ and SUDDEN+.
[2013 ~] DanceDanceRevolution - DDR A
This folder contains a selection of songs from DanceDanceRevolution (2013) through DanceDanceRevolution A, using DanceDanceRevolution (2014)'s interface when playing them, without HIDDEN and SUDDEN options. The difficulty frame is based on the 2013 interface, hiding the level numbers and player ID.
Note: Since 朧's CHALLENGE charts and Come to Life are locked in DanceDanceRevolution A, they must be unlocked first via EXTRA SAVIOR and RINON'S ADVENTURE respectively, or, in the case of Come to Life, it can be played in EXTRA EXCLUSIVE.