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Song Information

PARANOIA survivor MAX's jacket.

Artist: 290
Composition/Arrangement: NM SEQUENCE UNLIMITED
BPM: 73-290 (beatmania IIDX Single NORMAL/HYPER/ANOTHER, Double HYPER), 145-290 (DanceDanceRevolution), 290 (beatmania IIDX Double NORMAL)
Length: 1:37
Movie: RICE.C
Jacket design: RICE.C
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX was the hidden FINAL STAGE song of DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME. It appears instead of the original PARANOIA survivor by clearing PARANOiA Rebirth's HEAVY chart with a AA grade or higher during the 1st STAGE, and then clearing PARANOIA EVOLUTION's HEAVY chart with a AA grade or higher during the 2nd STAGE.
    • With the 7th PASS (FINAL) unlock, it was unlocked for normal play on all stages.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX's DanceDanceRevolution charts are based on PARANOIA survivor's charts, but mirrored and slightly extended.
  • PARANOiA survivor MAX's CHALLENGE charts were the first CHALLENGE charts to be rated Level 10 on the old DanceDanceRevolution difficulty scale.
  • Although PARANOIA survivor MAX's BPM is displayed as 145-290 in DanceDanceRevolution, it actually slows down to 72.5 BPM at one point of the song.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX is the EXTRA STAGE song in beatmania IIDX 9th style.
    • Following its removal from beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD, PARANOIA survivor MAX is also the first EXTRA STAGE song in beatmania IIDX to be removed from the arcades.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX's beatmania IIDX video features various references to DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.
    • RICE.C, the maker of this video, was a video designer for DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.
    • The man with the hat from the video originated in the DanceDanceRevolution background / jacket from The legend of MAX, and the man in the coat is from the background / jacket of TRIP MACHINE survivor. (Both songs also debuted in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.)
    • Video clips of the men in a chase, the purple canister, and an assembly of a DanceDanceRevolution arcade cabinet, appear in several songs' backgrounds in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME.
    • The video includes the background / jacket art of all PARANOiA songs in DanceDanceRevolution at the time.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX is one of the only two new songs in beatmania IIDX 9th style not used in a course in either its arcade or CS counterpart, the other being OVER THE CLOUDS -Flying Grind mix-.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX received a unique video in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2. This video was carried to the arcade releases in DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA. This video is played full-screen and eliminates any on-screen dancers.
    • As with the beatmania IIDX and DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME videos, this video features the assembly of a DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME machine, but with extended scenes. This video also incorporates scenes with building blocks.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX received new graphics and a Double BEGINNER chart in DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX4.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX's banner was updated in DanceDanceRevolution X, changing the title font.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX, PARANOIA survivor, and PARANOIA EVOLUTION are the only songs in the PARANOiA series that have the letter I capitalized on their titles.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX is the last song in the PARANOiA series to be arranged by Naoki Maeda.
  • Music snippets for PARANOIA survivor MAX can be found in the game files for beatmania (2006); specifically, the song select and song confirmation clips of the song that play when it's accessed on EXTRA STAGE.
  • PARANOIA survivor MAX is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) from January 5th, 2021 after purchasing its charts with BITs.

Song Production Information


PARANOiA has evolved into its final form with PARANOiA survivor MAX.
However, there is no nostalgia to be found.
Etched within this version are many memories over the passage of the last 5 years, a time when the only thing I knew I had to do was to keep running.
Indeed... so long as memories continue to shine within our hearts, then perhaps the word for "past" may not exist. Neither would the word "end".

Video Production Information

beatmania IIDX


Nice to meet you. I helped create DDR. You may call me RICE.C.
DDR and IIDX have been associated with each other even since the Club kit was released, haven't they? I must say I'm deeply moved. I have been eager to make a video for quite some time, so I am very, very, VERY appreciative & very grateful that I was asked to participate.

Since this song is ported from EXTREME, I remade the 2 men in a chase as they appeared from that game. Having said that, I redid almost everything aside from the assembly of the DDR cabinet.
It was my first time creating a full movie for just one song, and every day working on it had my heart racing from how much fun of a task it was.

The monochrome world turning into color scene was planned from the start for DDR originally, but had to be cut during development due to its limited storage capacity. That's why I was happy to take another shot at fulfilling my original vision, though the final result didn't turn out as well as I expected. Shame.

Right before deadline, I had a terrifying nightmare of a man with sunglasses chasing me down. I hid and I hid, but he kept pursuing me. It was really scary.

I hope you all continue to enjoy playing DDR!
I'd like to keep making movies, as well.



The person who gave their best effort is amazing! Remarkable! The PARA-king!

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 7+ in 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - 448 662 754 - 448 661 - -
beatmania IIDX 9th style→11 IIDX RED - 5 7 N/A - 5 7 - -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→13 DistorteD - 5 ↑8 9 - 5 7 - -
beatmania IIDX 9th style CS - 5 7 7 - 5 7 - -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) - 5 8 9 - 5 7 - -


Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 121 / 0 258 / 2 377 / 2 567 / 5 613 / 4 / 0 258 / 2 375 / 3 533 / 3 613 / 4 / 0
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME→SuperNOVA2 3 5 8 10 10 6 8 10 10
DanceDanceRevolution X→Present 5 9 11 15 16 9 11 15 16
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS JP 3 5 8 10 10 6 8 10 10
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME2 / Dancing Stage Max 3 5 8 10 10 6 8 10 10
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX4 N/A 5 8 10 10 6 8 10 10
DanceDanceRevolution X CS JP 5 9 11 15 16 9 11 15 16
PARANOiA series of songs
PARANOiA (kskst mix) - PARANOiA Revolution