RUGGED ASH

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RUGGED ASH

Song Information

RUGGED ASH's banner.

Artist: SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS
Compisition/Arrangement: Yasushi Kurobane
BPM: 168
Length: 1:17
Genre: FUTURE JAZZ
VJ: ? (beatmania), VJ GYO (beatmania IIDX)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania 4thMIX -the beat goes on-
Other Music Game Appearances:

Lyrics

None.

Song Connections / Remixes

None.

Trivia

RUGGED ASH's DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution- banner.
  • RUGGED ASH marks Yasushi Kurobane's debut in BEMANI, as well as his only KONAMI original song in the beatmania series.
  • RUGGED ASH received a new Double NORMAL chart in beatmania THE FINAL, replacing its old one.
  • RUGGED ASH did not appear in any home version of beatmania IIDX until beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS.
  • RUGGED ASH is one of the only seven songs from the original beatmania series still in the arcade beatmania IIDX games, along with deep in you, DRUNK MONKY, GENOM SCREAMS, GUILTY, quick master (reform version), and SHOX.
  • RUGGED ASH received NORMAL charts in beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD
  • RUGGED ASH received Single/Double ANOTHER charts in beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS. These charts were added to the arcade series in beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS.
  • RUGGED ASH received a Double HEAVY chart in DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution-. However, it's the same chart as its Double STANDARD chart.
  • RUGGED ASH's background videos in DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution- are direct rips of ON THE JAZZ's background videos from DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX-. This includes positions where the videos change from one another with the exception of a few videos missing near the end. This is due to the fact that RUGGED ASH's charts are 3 measures shorter than ON THE JAZZ's charts.
  • RUGGED ASH received † charts in beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage. It can be unlocked by achieving four of the conditions described in this article.
    • It is currently the oldest song in beatmania IIDX with † charts.
    • It is currently the only song from the original beatmania series with † charts.
  • When RUGGED ASH† was played on beatmania IIDX, the arcade LED ticker displayed "RUGGED ASHHH" or "RUGGED ASHHHHHHH" for an unknown reason. This was fixed around November 20th, 2018.

Song Production Information

Starting with a sprinting drumbeat, the complex piano motions from this jungle track are a joy to clear. Its tempo and sensational sounds should bedazzle bunches of BEMANI gamers.

CS Information Data

DDRMAX -DanceDanceRevolution-

"RUGGED ASH" by SYMPHONIC DEFOGGERS is a jazzy drum'n'bass track with a touch of lounge thrown in for good measure. Songs like "RUGGED ASH" really show off the tremendous diversity of dance music that exists in the Dance Dance Revolution series.

Video Production Information

None.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 5 in substream, 1 to 7 in 2nd style, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onward.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty from 2ndMIX CLUB VER. through 5thMIX (and the Solo games) rated from 1 to 9, and 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2.

beatmania

Original Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 193 201 - 201 201 -
beatmania 4thMIX→completeMIX 2 3 3 - 3 3 -
beatmania III→THE FINAL 3 3 - 3 3 -
beatmania APPEND 4thMIX 3 3 - 3 3 -
beatmania APPEND 5thMIX 3 3 - 3 3 -

THE FINAL Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 193 201 - 193 201 -
beatmania THE FINAL 3 3 - 2 ↓2 -

beatmania IIDX

Regular Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts 76 185 201 556 186 201 624
beatmania IIDX substream→2nd style - - 3 - - 3 -
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→14 GOLD - 2 3 - 3 ↑4 -
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS→Present - 2 3 9 3 4 9
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS 1 2 3 9 3 4 9

† Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts - - - 1058 - - 1203
beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage→Present - - - 11 - - 12

DanceDanceRevolution

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows - / - 142 / 0 161 / 0 181 / 0 - / - / - 141 / 0 161 / 0 161 / 0 - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX CLUB VERSiON 2 - 5 7 8 - 5 8 - -
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON 2 - 5 7 8 - 5 8 - -
DanceDanceRevolution CLUB VERSiON (DC) - 5 7 8 - 5 8 - -
DDRMAX US CS - 5 7 8 - 5 8 8 -