Strategy Guide PSX

Dance Dance Revolution 1st Mix/2nd Remix Faq v1.0
by: Panorama aka NaOki
[3-7-99]

Contents:

A.Introduction
B.How to play
C.Game Modes
D.Tips and Tricks
E.Song List
F.Techniques

G.2nd reMIX
H.Game Modes
I.Tips and Tricks
J.Song List
K.?????


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INTRODUCTION

Dance Dance Revolution aka Dancing Stage is a game produced by Konami of japan.
This dancing simulation game features the "dancer" 
to step the correct "button" when the song begins to play. 
This game is very popular in my hometown (Singapore) 
and some other countries. Note: Playing DDR requires absolute skill and stamina...
DO NOT go to the arcades to perform unless u are absolutely confindent ^-^ Now on with the FAQ.

------------------------------------------------------------------------HOW TO PLAY

[QUICK NOTE 1.] It is recommended if you buy the original Konami dancing mat as 
it really spoils the fun using a controller.

Gameplay is basically very simple. See four arrows on the screen?? 
When the music starts, arrows from the bottom will rise up to the screen. 
What you are supposed to do is to step the correct arrow when the rising arrow "fits" 
into the transparent one.
 Do it exactly and you will get a PERFECT. Do it abit below and you will get a GREAT. 
Combos are broken if you get the rank below GREAT. The top rainbow colour is the dance meter
get it correct and it will add...get it wrong and it will decrease...
Game play ends when the dance meter is empty.
Sounds easy with the controller??? Wait till you try Trip Machine or Paranoia with the Dancing mat :>
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GAME MODES

EASY : 1 Song ...Infinite Dance Meter
NORMAL : 3 Songs...Standard Gameplay
HARD : 3 Songs...Different Songs Enabled...Difficulty is much harder.
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TIPS AND TRICKS

[1st Disc] Dance Dance Revolution 1st Mix

Alternate Dancers : At the main screen hold left or right at the ARCADE MODE or ARRANGE MODE. 
(Note: both of them have different models.)

Secret commands : At the easy normal hard selection, press select and imput the commands...

Another (Alternate Dance Steps) up up down down up up down down

Maniac (Insane Difficulty) left left right right left left right right

Double Another & Maniac (Double is 1player controlling 2 dance mat) up up down down left 
right left right

Mirror Another & Maniac (Mirror show alternate steps) left right left
right left right left right

Easy Quit : Press Select and Start at the same time

Secret Songs : Refer to Song list

All songs in easy mode : At the easy normal hard screen, go to easy mode and hold left. 
Now press any button.

EDIT MODE : Clear Hard Mode 100 times

Versus Mode : Have both players presing the DOWN button before joining in.


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SONG LIST                                             POPULARITY

[1st Mix]                  
Have you ever been mellow [The oliva project]            ***
Thats the way(i like it) [KC and the sunshine band]      **
Kungfu fighting [Bus stop]                               **
Butterfly [Smile.DK]                                     *****
Lets Get Down [Jt playaz]                                ?
My Fire [X-treme]                                        ****
Little Bitch [The Specials]                              ?
Strictly business [mantronix vs epmd]                    ?
Make it better [mitsu-o!]                                ****
Paranoia [180]                                           *****
Trip machine [De-sire]                                   ****

SECRET SONGS 

Make a jam! [U1]                       CLEAR NORMAL MODE 10 TIMES
Paranoia ~clean mix~ [KCET]            CLEAR HARD MODE 150 TIMES
I believe in miracles                  CLEAR HARD MODE 220 TIMES
Boys [Smile.DK]                        CLEAR HARD MODE 300 TIMES
Paranoia MAX [Dirty Mix]               CLEAR HARD MODE 500 TIMES (whew!)

Be sure to save all cheats and songs in the MEMORY CARD
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TECHNIQUES [1st and 2nd MIX]

Note: This section will be for readers to post whatever strategies or dancing tips :)

TO BE UPDATED NEXT VERSION

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Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMIX

GAME MODES

There is no more limit on how many songs you can play per mode. The settings can be adjusted
from the option mode.

EASY 1--5 songs  Infinity Dance Meter

NORMAL 1--5 songs Standard Gameplay Moderate Songs

HARD 1--5 songs Difficult Gameplay Expert Songs

[QUICK NOTE:]
Special options such as MANIAC and ANOTHER mode are available in this screen
Press down two times to change the setting. [Pressing Select during song selection also works]

[SPECIAL]
To access to different modes of play : Couple,Versus and Double, highlight Arcade mode hold X
and press start. [This only gives you one song]
Step Battle can be accessed from it. (For info on Step Battle,Couple...check the tips and trix 
section below.

[ALL SONGS]
Choose hard...just before pressing any button..press right 4 times...you should see the arrow
decrease one by one...[NOTE: 3 secret songs won't be available though]
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TIPS AND TRICKS

ALTERNATE MODE OF PLAYING
Press select during the selection of songs and input the following commands

MIRROR (Opposite Dance Steps)
Left right left right left right left right

HIDDEN 
up down up down up down up down

LEFT MODE (allows you to do 90 degree stunt???)
left X 8

Right MODE (allows you to do 90 degree stunt???)
right X 8

Shuffle MODE (Dance Steps messed up)
up down left right down up right left

Little MODE (Unknown..email me if you have any info on this)
left down right down left down right down up

ALTERNATE DANCERS

Same as in DDR1st mix...hold right or left at the main menu (highlight arcade) then
press any button

STEP BATTLE: Activated by versus mode.

[STEP BATTLE EXPLAINATION]
Step battle is a new mode made specially for 2 players.
What is actually does is let individual dancers perform their talent at dance steps.
1st...the dance will RECORD your dance moves...
2nd...REPEAT what you have just done...
3rd...OPPONENT will DO your DANCE STEPS. :>
fun???

SECRET SONGS : Check Song list...

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SONG LIST
[2nd ReMIX]

Let them move [N.M.R]
Boys [Smile.DK]
Make a Jam [U1]
Boom Boom Dollar [King King and D jungle girls]
BAD Girls [Juilet Roberts]
EL RITMO TROPICAL [Dixies Gang]
DUB I DUB [Me & MY]
Tubthumping [Chumbawawa]
Hero [Papaya]
Love [Sonic Dream]
Stomp to my beat [J516]
I believe in miracles [HI-RISE]
AM-3P [ktz]
SMOKE [Mr.ed jumps the gun]
Put your faith in me [Uzi-lay]
If you were here [Jennifer]
Brillant 2 u [NAOKI]
Make it better [mitsu]
Get up N move [S&K]
Trip Machine [DE-SIRE]
Paranoia [180]
RANDOM 

         SONG NAME                                    REQUIREMENTS TO GET
Put your faith in me(jazzy groove) [Uzi-lay]  GET either a S or SS for put your faith in me                     
Brillant 2 U (Orchestra Groove) [NAOKI]       Through ALL SONG MODE or Get S or SS in Brillant 2 U
Make it better(so real mix) [mitsu]           Gotten through ALL SONG MODE or get S or SS in 
                                              Make it better
20,NOVEMBER [DJ naguero]                      Play Normal Mode 1 time
Paranoia KCET (clean mix) [2MB]               Get from ALL SONG MODE or get S or SS in 
                                              Paranoia Dirty mix
Paranoia Dirty mix [190]                      Get from ALL SONG MODE or get S or SS in Paranoia
SP Trip Machine Jungle mix [De-sire]          Get from ALL SONG MODE or get S or SS in trip machine
In the Navy 99 [CAPTAIN JACK]                 Available in BONUS MODE
The Race       [CAPTAIN JACK]                 Available in BONUS MODE
Paranoia Luv Mix  [2MB]                       ????
Love this feeling [Chang Ma]                  ????
Think ya better D [sAmi]                      ????

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