North American DanceDanceRevolution Games

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North American DanceDanceRevolution Games

This page is a list of every North American DanceDanceRevolution console game releases. Games are listed by system in order of release.


PlayStation 2

  • DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution-
    • A collection of 71 songs, though few of them are from the original DDRMAX arcade game (only one license, ORDINARY WORLD, made the cut), though most of the CS crossovers and a few of the new KONAMI originals are in this mix. Most of the song list consists of DDR KONAMI originals and Dancemania licenses from DanceDanceRevoluton 2ndMIX through 5thMIX, some of which (like THE CUBE and many of the Club songs) have never appeared in a Japanese PS2 release. Also includes 6 new BEMANI crossovers, 5 new licenses, and 4 new remixes by Sota Fujimori. Also has Oni Mode, even though the original DDRMAX had no courses. First North American CS DDR game with Information Mode, which includes detail on each song and other info tracked by the game.
  • DDRMAX2 -DanceDanceRevolution-
    • A collection of 69 songs, with slightly more accuracy to the arcade DDRMAX2 release than DDRMAX CS (North America) was. However, it only includes 7 of the CHALLENGE-only charts. Most notable among the various KONAMI originals / Dancemania revivals is the return of GHOSTS (VINCENT DE MOOR REMIX), which finally has foot ratings. Beginner and Challenge charts make their North American CS debut, and a traditional Challenge Mode replaces the 4-bar version from the original arcade game (the music is also replaced). Some of the licenses have their official music videos, a first in the DDR series, and a trait that eventually the Japanese games would copy. THE WHISTLE SONG (Blow My Whistle Bitch) was renamed to THE WHISTLE SONG (Blow My Whistle Baby) to keep the game's ESRB E rating. Overall the North American DDRMAX2 includes 7 new licenses, 3 new CS songs, and 4 new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME (North America)
    • A collection of 71 songs, with very few of the songs being from the original arcade release. Only three new songs remain from the arcade release; The legend of MAX, TRIP MACHINE survivor, and MEMORIES. Most of the other songs, as usual, are older KONAMI originals and Dancemania licenses. The latter has two noteworthy songs; the first is DON'T CLOCK ME, the only Dancemania license from Solo BASS MIX (not counting GET UP'N MOVE) to ever appear in a North American PS2 DDR game. The other is THERE YOU'LL BE, which makes its first CS appearance in any region. THEME FROM ENTER THE DRAGON (Revival 2001 Mix) was renamed THEME FROM ENTER THE DRAGON(notorious mix). A completely new interface involving a jukebox like songwheel replaces the original game. Songs are worth 7,000,000 points at max (bonus points are distributed after the song is over, up to 3,000,000 max), and you must full combo a song now to AA it, not unlike 4thMIX and needing to full combo a song to A it. On the plus side, the new game interface restores the top and bottom parts of the playing field that have been removed since 5thMIX, allowing you to see better the arrows from below. Several of the new licenses are covers from Karaoke Revolution to advertise that series' release. First North American PS2 DDR release with Mission Mode, a mode in the earlier Japanese DDR titles where you completed certain requirements. Completing this mode unlocks everything in the game, but you have to play a certain amount of songs first to unlock it. It's also the first North American DDR game compatible with Sony's EyeToy accessory for mini games. Overall, EXTREME North America has 13 new licenses and 4 new CS songs (though 2 of them come from the Silent Hill game series). There are no new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2
    • A North American-only "sequel" to DDR EXTREME with 74 songs, containing many of the songs/KONAMI originals/crossovers from the original arcade game that weren't present in EXTREME CS (North America). Virtually every song has its own unique video/overlays now, the only North American CS game with this distinction. (The one exception is Get Busy, the game's sole live-action video.) Other songs includes various KONAMI originals and Dancemania licenses, including popular songs (such as butterfly (UPSWING MIX)) and more obscure songs like LOOK AT US (Daddy DJ Remix). It's also the only North American CS DDR game with a song from E-ROTIC, possibly owing to the game's ESRB E10+ rating, the first in the series. AGAINST ALL ODDS (Definitive MIX)'s title was changed to AGAINST ALL ODDS (TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW). 6 more Challenge-only charts make their North American CS DDR debut. The MAX2-EXTREME era songwheel returns, but it's been redesigned a bit, looking like a prototype for the interface in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA. EXTREME2 also contains an expanded Mission Mode, which is required to unlock all the KONAMI originals in the game except for You gotta move it (feat. Julie Rugaard), a song by Japanese video game musician Yuzo Koshiro. You can also save from the song select, a first in a CS DDR release. The game also uses the same exact scoring system as EXTREME CS (North America). Overall EXTREME 2 contains 12 new licenses, 8 new CS songs, and 3 new BEMANI crossovers. This is the last North American PS2 DDR game with new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA CS (North America)
    • A loose port of the recent arcade game of the same name, with some (though not all) of the new KONAMI originals, very few of the new licenses, and some of the game's BEMANI crossovers for a total of 74 songs. Most of the rest of the song list consists of new licenses, songs from DanceDanceRevolution STR!KE, and leftover EXTREME songs not in the last three games. This is the first game since MAX CS (North America) to not have Challenge-only songs. It's also the only North American PS2 DDR game with no Information Mode, and also the last one with an older Dancemania license; FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit). New license Robogirl from The Crystal Method was renamed from its original title Roboslut due to the ESRB. Unfortunately, 5 of the game's new songs can only be played online, and are not playable outside of online. (These songs were thankfully added the following game.) Overall SuperNOVA CS (North America) contains 11 new licenses and 6 new CS songs (though 3 can only be played online).
  • DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 CS (North America)
    • A very loose port of the arcade game from 2 months earlier. Only 6 of the 16 new KONAMI originals, 2 of the 13 new licenses, 4 of the 10 new BEMANI crossovers, and 4 of the 6 new Boss songs are present, with a total of 72 songs. The Groove Radar songs are completely absent. Most of the songs consist of the remaining SuperNOVA songs missing from the previous game, the Japanese SuperNOVA CS songs, some more leftover EXTREME songs, and e-motion, making its first PS2 appearance in any region. The once online-exclusive songs from SuperNOVA North America are also included. Overall SuperNOVA2 CS (North America) contains 22 new licenses and 2 new CS songs.
  • DanceDanceRevolution Disney Channel EDITION
    • North American-only DDR game, containing the North American PS2's era smallest song list at 40 songs. As the name suggests, it contains licenses from various Disney Channel shows at the time of the game's 2008 release. There are overall 20 licenses, all of them covers; the other 20 songs are KONAMI originals, but some require insane requirements to unlock, such as a full combo Marvellous on a song. The usual DDR dancer cast are replaced with various Disney Channel characters as well.
  • DanceDanceRevolution X CS (North America)
    • A somewhat accurate port of the then-unreleased arcade version, containing all except one of the game's new KONAMI originals (A Geisha's Dream, which wasn't out at the beginning of the game's arcade release either), and even has most of the arcade licenses, with a grand total of 75 songs. It is missing, though, the Japanese licenses (along with Koko Soko), the 5 new BEMANI crossovers, and some of the new options/display settings. It's also missing, like the later Japanese CS release, all the X-Special charts and HOTTEST PARTY crossovers. Most of the rest of the song list consists of most of the remaining SuperNOVA 2 arcade songs not included earlier, along with the Japanese SuperNOVA2 CS songs (except license LEAVE ME ALONE and The flower in your smile) and SOUL CRASH, the latter finally making it North American CS DDR debut. Overall X CS (North America) contains 7 new licenses and no new CS/BEMANI songs.
  • DanceDanceRevolution X2 CS
    • A collection of 60 songs, this is the final North American PS2 DDR game and the final PS2 DDR game in any region. All of the new KONAMI originals and 2 of the new licenses from this game later appeared on the then unannounced arcade X2 game. (These same KONAMI originals and licenses also appear in DanceDanceRevolution HOTTEST PARTY3, released on the same day in North America.) The other remaining KONAMI originals consist of the BEMANI crossovers and A Geisha's Dream from X AC, SuperNOVA CS JP song MOONSTER finally making its North American CS DDR debut, and some old KONAMI originals from other arcade installments (like MARS WAR 3 finally appearing in a North American CS DDR game). The Groove Radar songs from SuperNOVA2 finally make their North American CS DDR debut, as does EXTREME song Dance Dance Revolution and Challenge-only song MY SUMMER LOVE(TOMMY'S SMILE MIX). Overall X2 CS contains 15 new licenses and 15 new CS songs. This is the last (non-iOS) DDR game in any region with banners.

PlayStation 3

Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo Wii

  • DanceDanceRevolution HOTTEST PARTY
    • The first non-Xbox DanceDanceRevolution game to support a widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio. The game introduced brand-new gimmicks similar to DanceDanceRevolution with MARIO. It is the only HOTTEST PARTY game where all KONAMI originals are locked by default, though it could be unlocked instantly without playing via System Data Support if the game data for DanceDanceRevolution HOTTEST PARTY2 is present.
  • DanceDanceRevolution HOTTEST PARTY2
    • Also known as hottest party2 in the European territories, the second Wii installment saw several new changes such as the inclusion of original master licenses and music videos (which eliminate on-screen dancers) for said licenses, and brand-new gimmicks for enhanced experience. Hand Markers now count towards the combo.
  • DanceDanceRevolution Disney Grooves
    • The only Wii spin-off to feature Disney characters, as well as being developed by Barnhouse Effect. Its game engine is based on HOTTEST PARTY, with a notable difference being the grading system, which is identical to another dance simulation game ,in the groove. All but one song are licensed covers, and all songs are uncredited (including the only KONAMI original, Lesson by DJ).
  • DanceDanceRevolution (2010)
    • Also known as hottest party4 in the European territories, the fourth Wii installment saw the removal of Gimmicks, being replaced with Choreograph Mode, a mode which utilized the Wii remote and Nunchuk in addition to the dance pad. Like HOTTEST PARTY3, 2010's song list is almost identical to the PlayStation 3 game, both being released on the same day.
  • DanceDanceRevolution II
    • Also known as hottest party5 in the European territories, DanceDanceRevolution II is the final DanceDanceRevolution installment to be released on Wii. Breaking several traditions seen from the past installments, mechanics seen in the past HOTTEST PARTY games are removed (such as Choreograph Mode and Wii Balance Board Mode) in favor of the mechanics from mainline games (such as the 1-20 difficulty scale, Double Play, CHALLENGE charts (sans Shock Arrows) among others), as well as Long songs (for Single Play only). The song list contains almost all of the X2 songs, plus new CS songs, most of which would be ported to X3 VS 2ndMIX which was released a month later (which uses the game engine and interface used for this game).


  • DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX
    • A collection of 51 songs (plus 30 DLC songs), this is the first Xbox DDR game. It is the only game on either the Xbox or the 360 to use the classic DDR background videos from DDRMAX-EXTREME, as the series would produce its own videos from the sequel onwards. It's also the only Xbox game to use the traditional songwheel from MAX to X as well. ULTRAMIX is most notable as the first CS DDR game to go online, where you can download song packs for money. 6 song packs of 5 songs each (priced at $5 each) were released overall, comprised entirely of KONAMI originals that were either DDR classics or new BEMANI crossovers (almost all of Dance Maniax's KONAMI originals were put on the song packs). The uncut AFTER THE GAME OF LOVE and HYPNΦTIC CRISIS makes its North American CS DDR debut. No songs have BEGINNER or CHALLENGE charts. Overall ULTRAMIX contains 4 new licenses, 4 new CS songs, and 7 (17 DLC) new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX2
    • A collection of 70 songs (plus 30 new DLC songs and 30 from ULTRAMIX), ULTRAMIX's sequel introduces a new interface involving a more folder-like sorting order for songs, with smaller banner sizes but keeping the Groove Radar. Song list has a much bigger emphasis on new licenses, original songs, and new crossovers than ULTRAMIX. In fact, only 20 of the 70 songs are from previous DDR games. This is the first DDR title to feature the collaboration with A Different Drum records. New, higher-res generic background videos are introduced, though a few of the licenses and originals have their own videos as well. Beginner charts are added (even for Double, a first in a DDR game), but scores obtained in the mode are not saved. 6 new song packs are downloadable as well, again each with 5 songs. Overall ULTRAMIX2 contains 23 new licenses, 12 (6 DLC) new CS songs, and 15 (14 DLC) new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3
    • A collection of 71 songs (plus 17 new DLC songs and 60 from previous ULTRAMIX titles), ULTRAMIX3 continues the trend of original songs ULTRAMIX2 did, with an updated interface featuring a bubble background motif. The number of earlier DDR songs is even lower: just 18. BYE BYE BABY BALLOON finally receives song difficulty levels in its first appearance since MAX. Challenge difficulty (named Oni) is added, but isn't displayed on screen; pressing down on songs featuring the difficulty is the only way to access it. ULTRAMIX3 also contains a quest mode, the first in the series. It's based around a map, where you go to cities (costing points to travel) to earn enough points to win over the crowd. New song packs are lowered to just 3 (of 5 songs each), along with 2 temporarily free songs you could download. Several songs are shared with EXTREME 2, which was released the same year. However, the dedicated videos from that game are only used here with the 2 licenses that were also new to Karaoke Revolution Party, another game released that year. Overall ULTRAMIX3 features 33 (3 DLC) new licenses, 10 (5 DLC) new CS songs, and 10 (3 DLC) new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX4
    • A collection of 76 songs (plus 10 new DLC songs and 77 from previous ULTRAMIX titles), this is the final game in the ULTRAMIX series. By this time the Xbox 360 was already out for a year; thus this game was sold at reduced price of $29.99, versus the usual $40-50 price tags. Only 17 old DDR songs appear in this version; the rest is all brand-new material. Several new modes of play are added, most notably V-Edit mode, where you can script background sequences in a similar manner to how you write notes in Edit Mode, and Power mode, where you play a megamix consisting of multiple songs. The Quest mode has been revamped: it is now based on a 3-layered circle. You earn points in streets, then use those points to have dance battles with characters in clubs. There are only 2 new song packs this time around, again each with 5 songs. Overall ULTRAMIX4 features 34 (3 DLC) new licenses, 16 (3 DLC) new CS songs, and 4 new BEMANI crossovers.

Xbox 360

  • DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE
    • A collection of 78 songs (plus 10 DLC songs), this is the first Xbox 360 DDR game. It's also the first DanceDanceRevolution game with achievements and console release to be available as a digital download. My Only Shining Star received a new audio exclusive to this game and HOT LIMIT received a new shorter edit. Song graphics are similar to DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX, where the banner is a cropped part of the song's background and artist and song title info are displayed on a generic font. Song downloads are now available to be bought individually for $1 instead of having to buy packs. A revamped Quest Mode from DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3 makes a return as the game's unlocking system. Overall UNIVERSE features 29 (2 DLC) new licenses, 13 (1 DLC) new CS songs, and 3 new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE2
    • A collection of 75 songs (plus 10 DLC songs). DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE2 is a re-skinned version of the first UNIVERSE. It features an updated QUEST MODE and is the first CS title that lets the player create their own dancer. This is the first DDR title to feature a music collaboration with Disko Warp Records. Overall UNIVERSE2 features 44 new licenses, 14 new CS songs, and no new BEMANI crossovers.
  • DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3
    • A collection of 69 songs (plus 33 DLC songs). DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 is the last in the UNIVERSE series. Songs are now chosen from left to right, with album jackets replacing the series' long-time traditional banners. First Xbox title that uses the MARVELOUS timing. Jumps now count as 1 for a COMBO. Power Mixes have been replaced with Nonstop, similar to Nonstop Mode from previous DDR releases. Unlike previous Xbox games, UNIVERSE3's Game Mode is now divided in stages, with 3 stages, a Bonus Stage and an Extra Stage, where the player can unlock hidden songs without having to play Quest Mode. UNIVERSE3 is also known for advertising the inclusion of several licenses on the back of the game's box that are nowhere to be found. This is the first DDR release to feature a song from Avex's house nation album series. Overall UNIVERSE3 features 25 (5 DLC) new licenses, 33 (12 DLC) new CS songs, and 3 new BEMANI crossovers.


  • DanceDanceRevolution (PC)
    • A collection of 40 songs. It is the first title developed by KONAMI of Hawaii and the first title made for PCs. It was released exclusively in a small chain of stores, which led to being one of the lesser known home releases and sold poorly. Its gameplay is based on DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX, with BATTLE MODE and 6 PANEL support. An Internet Ranking was supported until the official website was taken down. The game is notorious for its big cast of dancers, most of them being free DLC and completely original. Only four of them would appear in another DanceDanceRevolution title.
  • DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition
    • A collection of 397 songs, making it the biggest song list in a DanceDanceRevolution CS title to date. It was only sold to schools promoted as a fitness program, with support for 48 players. Its song list is based on the ULTRAMIX/UNIVERSE series, including several songs that were removed from the arcades at the time of release, as well as including the original music from the Wii game Walk It Out! (released as Step to the Beat in Europe). All of the charts in the game are auto-generated.


  • DanceDanceRevolution Mobius
    • Second American DDR game for cellphones. All of the songs are exclusive to this version and weren't composed by any BEMANI artist.
  • DanceDanceRevolution S
    • A collection of 26 songs (though one is exclusive to Shake Mode). First American DDR game for iOS. Shake Mode is introduced, where you have to move the device as shown on-screen. Unlike its next iteration, the first S title has no downloadable song packs.
  • DanceDanceRevolution S+
    • A collection of 3 songs. DanceDanceRevolution S+ has the lowest amount of default songs in any DanceDanceRevolution CS title. The Shake Mode introduced in the previous game has now been implemented for every song, including downloadable content. There are 67 song packs available for download. Licensed songs and their respective packs are no longer available for download (along with the ability to redownload said songs), and the app has been set to be pulled in lieu of the upcoming iOs 9.
  • DanceDanceRevolution FREEDOM
    • A collection of 4 songs. The release of DanceDanceRevolution FREEDOM was unannounced by KONAMI and was pulled from the iTunes store very shortly after. Currently, it's not available for download anymore.
  • DanceDanceRevolution DANCE WARS
    • First DanceDanceRevolution to use the GREE social system and first mobile multiplayer game. The game was retired for download and is no longer playable due to the mandatory online funcionality.
  • DanceDanceRevolution Pocket Edition
    • Is recommended to be played with Apple TV, however the app works without it. DanceDanceRevolution Pocket Edition has 310 downloadable songs, the largest song list in any DDR home release. However, audio quality is 60 kbps and charts are randomly generated. The game was pulled from the App Store within a week of its release.