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                                              ver.0.88a
                                              .070999


DJ Syndrome: Dance Dance Revolution FAQ
by J.T.Kauffman
ver.0.88a
07sept99

Contents:___________________________________________________
0.01: Intro
0.02: Stage Flow
0.03: Hidden Songs
0.04: Hidden Modes
0.05: Song List
0.06: Misc
_____Difficulties:
0.07: Outro
_____Versions:
_____Coming:
_____Legal:
_____Sources:
_____Contact:


0.01: Intro_________________________________________________

'DJ Syndrome' is the main tagline of the marketing campaign for Beatmania 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~. It's also now a series of guides to Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution and the rest of the BEMANI series of rhythm games by Konami. While not comprehensive, it should begin to answer some of the questions that you might have about the games. 

Please note that this FAQ only covers the Playstation version of Dance Dance Revolution (although a good deal of the info should work for the arcade version as well). For a more comprehensive look at Dance Dance Revolution and the rest of the BEMANI series, including things like Soundtracks (audio CDs), strategy guides, portable LCD games (like DDR Fingerstep), and much much more, please check out my longer work titled DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series FAQ. 

All of the information contained in this FAQ is also available in the longer, more comprehensive work titled "DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series FAQ". This document is merely a scaled down version that only pertains to the first Playstation release Dance Dance Revolution (DDR 2nd ReMix is _not_ covered).


_____Dance Dance Revolution

Konami's first home port of their second most popular BEMANI game, DDR one-ups games like Bust A Move by offering an optional foot pad controller that requires you to actually get up and move. A single disc release (unlike the Append modes of Beatmania and DDR2ndReMix), DDR was the one of the best-selling game of the first half of 1999 in Japan, and for good reason - it's really good... As a side note, I found this game to be _very_ easy with a normal Playstation controller, but much harder with the Original (mat) controller... 


0.02: Stage Flow____________________________________________

Easy:
Have You Ever Been Mellow
Butterfly
Kung Fu Fighting
That's the Way (I Like It)
Let's Ge Down

Normal:
1st and 2nd Stages:            3rd Stage:
Have You Ever Been Mellow      --all 1st and 2nd stage songs plus:
Butterfly                      Trip Machine
Kung-Fu Fighting
That's the Way (I Like It)
My Fire 
Make a Jam!*  

Hard:
1st and 2nd Stages:            3rd Stage:
Butterfly                       --all 1st and 2nd stage songs plus:
Kung-Fu Fighting               Trip Machine
Let's Get Down                 Paranoia
Little Bitch
Strictly Business
Make it Better

*hidden song

(exception: Double - in double, there is only one stage, and all of the songs that are normally available in that difficulty are open for play)


0.03: Hidden Songs__________________________________________

Unlike Beatmania's hidden songs where as certain score is required, DDR's hidden songs are basically time release. You have to beat the game on a certain mode a certain number of times, or beat a certain number of songs. Once you open up a hidden song, it's becomes 'unhidden' and will show up every game. The following are how to open the hidden songs:

Title:                        Artist:       Requirements to open:
make a jam!                   u1            clear normal mode 10 times
boys                          smile.dk      clear 600 songs
i believe in miracles         hi-rise       clear 700 songs
paranoia kcet ~clean mix~     2mb           clear hard mode 100 times
paranoia max ~dirty mix~      190           clear hard mode 500 times

A helpful note for getting the paranoia songs:  To get these fairly quickly, play Double mode (either by yourself or with a friend using controller 2) - Double mode only has 1 stage, as opposed to 3. Now you only have to play 100 and 500 songs to open them, as opposed to 300 and 1500... This also means that you can get all 5 hidden songs by beating 700 songs (of course, 500 of them have to be hard mode doubles...).

Thanks to Petee Hsu for the methods of unlocking the songs, and the tip on double mode...


0.04: Hidden Modes_________________________________________

To access the harder modes in DDR, at the game mode selection screen (easy, normal, hard) press U. This should take you into the 'Secret Mode' screen. Now enter the following button presses/dance steps:

Another: U, U, D, D, U, U, D, D 
Maniac:  L, L, R, R, L, L, R, R 
Double:  U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R 
Mirror:  L, R, L, R, L, R, L, R

U=up, D=down, L=left, R=right, all on the control pad (directional pad, D-pad, etc.)

This will open up the above modes, as well as combinations thereof. The modes will also be saved to your memory card.

(taken from Dance Dance Revolution Konami Official Guide; clarified, confirmed, etc. at GameSages.com)

There is also a hidden edit mode that is unlocked by clearing 500 songs (similar to how the five hidden songs are unlocked). Thanks to Petee Hsu for this as well.

0.05: Song List___________________________________________

Song Title         Artist         Diff. (N/A/M/D) Steps
have you ever      the olivia     1/2/5/3    68/118/171/?
 been mellow?       project
that's the way     kc & the       2/3/5/4    98/124/148/?
 (i like it)        sunshine band
kung fu fighting   bus stop       2/3/5/4    82/118/150/?
 (normal)           featuring carl douglas
kung fu fighting   bus stop       3/3/5/4    96/118/150/?
 (hard)             featuring carl douglas
butterfly (normal) smile.dk       3/4/6/4    138/163/213/?
butterfly (hard)   smile.dk       3/4/6/4    160/160/213/?
let's get down     jt playaz      3/4/7/4    117/151/182/?
my fire            x-treme        4/5/6/5    126/144/170/?
little bitch       the specials   4/6/7/5    170/187/206/?
strictly business  mantronik vs.  4/5/6/5    167/177/192/?
                    epmd
make it better     mitsu-o!       5/6/8/5    143/188/212/?
paranoia           180            6/7/8/7    264/211/230/?
trip machine       de-sire        6/7/8/6    197/275/289/?
make a jam!        u1             2/4/5/3    155/193/240/?
boys               smile.dk       
i believe in       hi-rise        
 miracles  
paranoia kcet      2mb            
 ~clean mix~
paranoia max       190            
 ~dirty mix~

(note: both difficulty and steps are presented in the following format: N/A/M/D, where N=normal, A=another, M=maniac, and D=double)

(note2: there are many combination modes, such as maniac double, but there are too many to list steps for, so I'm merely listing the four 'single' modes. also, mirror is not listed as it has the same number of steps as the non-mirror version - they're just mirrored [ie. left and right steps are switched].)


0.06: Misc________________________________________________

_____Difficulties

DDR has names for all eight of it's difficulties (unlike Beatmania, which only has three names for it's six). Here's a chart listing all eight (note: obviously, the *s are the number of feet in the difficulty, and the more feet, the harder):

* simple
** moderate
*** ordinary
**** superior
***** marvelous
****** genuine
******* paramount 
******** exorbitant


0.07: Outro_______________________________________________

_____Versions:

v.0.88a 07sept99: still technically pre-release
      Added the info that I forgot to add about the edit mode. 

v.0.88 07sept99: still technically pre-release
      Added info on how to get the five hidden songs (thanks to Petee 
      Hsu for the info). 

v.0.87 06sept99: still technically pre-release
      Cut and pasted info on DDR from my BEMANI Series FAQ to create 
      this document, which deals only with the PSX DDR. Due to demand 
      for a DDR FAQ, this document will actually be posted _before_ the 
      revised BEMANI FAQ is (which will probably be v.0.95. Look for a 
      release shortly after 9.9.99, when Beatmania 4th Mix Append is 
      released).


_____Coming:

Coming in later versions (or what needs to be added for this document to achieve the full v.1.00 status):

 - Number of steps for double mode for all songs in the song list
 - Difficulties, steps for the remanining hidden songs 
 - Info on the different play modes

Plus, this document exists because you wanted it to (or at least the readers of gamefaqs.com did), so please, if there's anything that you'd like to see, let me know and I'll see what I can do to add it. And better yet, if you have some info that you can give me about DDR PSX, please, by all means, send it to me.

_____Trademark/Copyright Info:

Beatmania, BEMANI, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, Pop'n'Music, Drummania, Dance!Dance!Dance!, GooGooSoundy, and all versions/mixes are copyright/trademarked by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan. All other copyrights are properties of their respective owners. 

This document is copyright J.T.Kauffman 1999 and cannot be reproduced for profit in any form. It can be freely distributed over the internet as long as it is unaltered and is only distributed on free (i.e. non-subscription) sites. If you do choose to post this document on your site, please email me to let me know.


_____Sources:

Dance Dance Revolution Konami Official Guide

http://www.gamesages.com

"Petee Hsu" for the tip on how to unlock the DDR songs, and the double mode tip for getting the paranoia songs.

_____Contact:

J.T.Kauffman
stormwalker@hotmail.com


since 06sept99
Shibata, Japan.
jtk.