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Introduction 2. FAQ 3. Basics 3A. Controls 3B. Menus/Displays 3C. How to Dance 3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner 3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate 3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced 4. Licensed Songs 4A. After all (Svenson & Gielen Remix Edit) 4B. Altitude 4C. Brick House 4D. Burn For You 4E. C Squared 4F. Close Your Eyes 4G. DAM DARIRAM 4H. Disco Break 4I. Don't Stop 4J. DREAM A DREAM (MIAMI BOOTY MIX) 4K. EyeSpy 4L. FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING) 4M. I'm In Heaven (Radio Version) 4N. Jam On It 4O. Life Is A Game 4P. Looking For You 4Q. Mello 4R. MOONLIGHT SHADOW (New Vocal Version) 4S. NIGHT IN MOTION 4T. Play My Game 4U. Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix Radio Edit) 4V. Skulk 4W. Sleepwalker 4X. Standing Still In Time 4Y. Superstar (Nevarakka Mix) 4Z. Tittle Tattle 4AA. Tough Enough 4BB. VOL.4 4CC. Wherever You Are 5. Default Konami Originals 5A. 19, November 5B. 321STARS 5C. A 5D. air 5E. B4U 5F. Baile Le Samba 5G. Catch It! 5H. DEAD END 5I. DROP OUT 5J. fly through the night 5K. Hit 'n' Slap 5L. Istanbul CafÈ 5M. La Cucaracha 5N. LEADING CYBER 5O. LOVE <3 SHINE 5P. Love Is Dreaminess 5Q. LUV TO ME (UCCHIE'S EDITION) 5R. Macho Gang 5S. MAKE A JAM! 5T. Make Your Move 5U. MAXX UNLIMITED 5V. Monkey Punk 5W. MY SUMMER LOVE 5X. R10K 5Y. Red Room 5Z. RIDE ON THE LIGHT (HI GREAT MIX) 5AA. route 80s 5BB. starmine 5CC. THE BIG VOYAGER (INFINITE PRAYER REINTERPRETATION) 5DD. V (for EXTREME) 5EE. VJ Army 6. Unlockable Songs 6A. .59 - remix 6B. G2 6C. GYRUSS (FULL TILT) 6D. i feel... (T.O.Y. Remix) 6E. In My Eyes (Midihead Remix) 6F. MAKE A JAM! (Dub/House Mix) 6G. MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) 6H. Midnight Special 6I. TOE JAM 6J. ZERO-ONE 7. Song Pack Songs (1-6) 7A. SP1 - Abyss 7B. SP1 - BURNIN' THE FLOOR 7C. SP1 - Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix) 7D. SP1 - In My Eyes 7E. SP1 - Mind Parasite -- 7F. SP2 - AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL 7G. SP2 - FIRE DUB 7H. SP2 - Midnite Blaze 7I. SP2 - OUTER LIMITS 7J. SP2 - SOMETHING WONDERFUL -- 7K. SP3 - ANALYZE 7L. SP3 - BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 2002 7M. SP3 - BATTLE BREAKS 7N. SP3 - DYNAMITE RAVE 7O. SP3 - NEMESIS -- 7P. SP4 - AM-3P (303 BASS MIX) 7Q. SP4 - MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX) 7R. SP4 - MATSURI JAPAN 7S. SP4 - MOBO*MOGA 7T. SP4 - What is Love? -- 7U. SP5 - GET IT ALL 7V. SP5 - Heaven is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix) 7W. SP5 - JANEJANA 7X. SP5 - KAKUMEI 7Y. SP5 - MEANING OF LIFE -- 7Z. SP6 - BAILA! BAILA! 7AA. SP6 - BROKEN MY HEART 7BB. SP6 - GORGEOUS 2012 7CC. SP6 - INFINITE PRAYER (floating flock style) 7DD. SP6 - MAD BLAST 8. Song Pack Songs (7+) 8A. SP7 - END OF THE CENTURY 8B. SP7 - era (nostalmix) 8C. SP7 - i feel... (Junk Circuit Mix) 8D. SP7 - La Senorita 8E. SP7 - Silent Hill 9. Challenge Mode 9A. Practice 9B. Light 9C. Standard 9D. Heavy 9E. Extra 10. Other Modes 10A. Battle Mode 10B. Party Mode 10C. Workout Mode 10D. Training Mode 10E. Edit Mode 11. Secrets 12. X-BOX LIVE 13. Standard Guide Stuff 13A. Legal 13B. E-mail Guidelines 13C. Credits 13D. Version Updates 13E. The Final Word ****************************************************************************** 1. INTRODUCTION ****************************************************************************** Hi and Konnichi wa! Welcome to my FAQ for DDR Ultramix 2 for the X-BOX! I refer to this as a "FAQ/Walkthrough", but there's very little "walking through" to be done with this game. Anyone familiar with Konami's most famous member of the BEMANI series will know that there are few written tips that can be given for the Dance Dance Revolution series. You have to trust your own feet and your burning soul. However, I will, in this FAQ, give you the heads-up on what the songs are, where they come from, and a few tips to get you ready for tackling them... ****************************************************************************** 2. FAQ ****************************************************************************** Q: What is Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2? A: DDR Ultramix 2 is the second game in Konami of Hawaii's adaptation of the DDR series for the X-BOX. Q: How does one play Dance Dance Revolution games? A: It's actually pretty simple. Your "controller" has four directions: left, down, up, and right, which are shown at the top of your play screen. You select a song. As the song plays, arrows will start scrolling up to your top line. When an arrow scrolling up reaches the line of arrows at the top, you must "step" on the direction matching that arrow's direction. If two arrows come up at once, you must press both at once. If a green "freeze" arrow appears, you must hold that step at the beginning until the freeze arrow ends. Q: Can I rip my own songs to the X-BOX hard drive and play them? A: Nope. Copyright issues, of course. Q: How many songs in this mix? A: 70, standard. Add an extra 35 (thus far) if you plan to download song packs. Q: Is this game X-BOX LIVE capable? A: Yes. By going online, you're able to play with other people on LIVE, as well as download additional content for a small fee. Q: Can I use Song Packs from Ultramix 1 in Ultramix 2? A: Yes, but to be able to use the song packs in both games, you must download them through Ultramix 1. If you did so already, no problem, but if you first download Song Packs 1 through 6 in DDR Ultramix 2, you won't be able to use them in DDR Ultramix 1. Q: Does this game support Song Packs 7 and up? A: Yes, and only in this game. You cannot use those Song Packs in Ultramix 1. Q: Is this just like any DDR in the arcades? A: Not really. Konami of Hawaii is trying to distance themselves not only from the arcade scene of DDR, but also the PlayStation console DDRs in general. Not only is the game setup non-arcade (no stages, for example), but there are actually very few songs in this mix that have been in other DDRs. Q: Why isn't (insert song here) in this mix or any others? A: Usually, it's directly related to the fact that, despite Konami's usage of these songs for DDR, the songs are still owned by the songs' artists. This means that the contract the artists have with Konami only refers to the games they specify, which is generally the arcade mix, and (most of the time) the corresponding Japanese Playstation console port. Getting the songs over here is a whole other story, and I feel that we're lucky to get the songs that we do. Additionally, Konami of Hawaii is trying to distance themselves from the PlayStation and arcade games, so we're receiving fewer "established" DDR tunes. Q: What does this mix have for special modes? A: In addition to all the modes of the last game (including Training, Workout, Edit, Battle, and Challenge), there's also a Party Mode that allows you to play new game styles: Bomb, Attack, and Synch. Q: Does this game seriously have Quad Mode? A: Yeah. If you have four pads, a big enough TV so you can see it from all four, and a whole lotta room, you too can play Quad Mode. Q: Just who is NAOKI? A: Naoki Maeda has been with Konami for many years. The name is a psuedonym (Naoki M is an anagram for Konami). He is the leader of Konami AM Internal Sound Team, who are in charge of coming up with songs for each new DDR release. He's responsible for many songs throughout DDR-dom, under lots of artist names. He also has the support of other artists, such as Paula Terry, Thomas Howard, and Aaron G. His artist names include, but are not limited to: Omega (the symbol), 1479, 180, 190, 190', 200, 270, 290, 8 bit, B3-PROJECT, BIG-O, BLUE DESTROYERS, Crystal Aliens, DANDY MINIERO, d-complex, DJ KAZU, DE-SIRE, DIVAS, DR. VIBE, FACTOR-X, FIXX, KTz, Luv UNLIMITED, mitsu-O!, MR. DOG, MUSTACHE MEN, N&S, N.M.R, NAOKI, NAOKI 190, NAOKI underground, NM, NO.9, NW260, RE-VENGE, RevenG, Stone Bros., TailBros, THE FINAL BAND, THE SURRENDERS, UZI-LAY, Z, ZZ. Some of these are not actually names for Naoki, but sometimes artists he's used for vocals in the songs. Q: What is beatmania? A: Developed almost concurrently with DDR, BM is a series of games where you use your fingers instead of your feet. You have a set of keys, like a piano, and you have to tap those to create the music (each key tap adds music to the playing score). Also, you have a turntable to "scratch", which also adds sound. The original beatmania had 5 keys, beatmania IIDX has 7 keys (and is the only one of the series still coming out with new mixes), and beatmania III has 5 keys and a foot pedal. Q: What is Guitar Freaks? A: Guitar Freaks is a currently running BEMANI series. It uses a guitar with three neck buttons and a "pick", which allows you to insert music into the song. There have been a few crossovers between this series and DDR. Q: What is Dance ManiaX? A: This is a short-lived series that was made to showcase more Dancemania tunes, as well as a bunch of Konami Originals. It's played with light beams, and blocking them in time with the music. Q: What is "A Different Drum"? A: Described as "the source for synthpop", this is a label group that distributes the music of several different artists/groups to put them further in the public light (similar to Toshiba-EMI's Dancemania series, actually). You can check out their site at adifferentdrum.com for more info. Q: Hey, did you know that (insert song here) was in (insert game here) first? A: Well, please, if I've made mistakes, let me know. I pride myself on a healthy knowledge of BEMANI, but no one's perfect. If something's wrong, tell me. Q: I think a genre you have listed is incorrect. A: Tell me what you think it should be, but present a good case, because I've asked a lot of people about this subject. However, if you're disputing a genre that has a star (*) after it, then I won't bother, because those are the official genres as Konami states. ****************************************************************************** 3. BASICS ****************************************************************************** ========================================= 3A. Controls ========================================= Directional Buttons: Moves your selection on all the menus or steps in that direction. A: Confirm selection B: Cancel selection Start: Start game Back: Hold during gameplay to automatically fail the song. NOTE: If using a controller, then A, B, X, and Y will step in their relative direction on the controller's face. ========================================= 3B. Menus/Displays ========================================= Main Menu Game Mode: Select this to access the main game (see How To Dance for more info). Battle Mode: Challenge other players to see who's the better dancer. Party Mode: Play new game types against your friends. Challenge Mode: Play special challenges set for you by the game. See the pertinent section for more info. Workout Mode: A more fitness-oriented way to play. Training Mode: Practice any open song in any kind of situation. Edit Mode: Create your own step patterns for any open song. Records: View your high scores for Game Mode and Workout Mode. Options: Basic option stuff. Check below for more info. --- Options Menu Sound Settings: Voice: Select no voice, male and female, male, or female for the announcers. Volume: Adjust the volume of the SFX, voices, and music. Effect: Turn it on to have access to the below settings: Reverb: Set the reverb for different settings. Equalizer: Adjust the output for low, mid, and high frequency sounds. Control Settings: Double Mode Settings: Allows you to adjust the controls for Double Play if you use a controller. Vibration: Allows you to set vibration to occur whenever you step, whenever you miss, or not at all. ABXY: Also known as "Dance Play Settings". Turn this off and the ABXY buttons will not register when you step. If you have a proper pad, they will automatically shut off when you play, but this is if you have an adapter and a PS2 pad. Thumbsticks: If you wish, you can make it so the thumbsticks register steps. Graphic Settings: BG Movie: When on, the movie will play in the background. BG Dancer: When on, you'll have a dancer getting his/her groove thang on in the background. BG Brightness: Set how bright the background is if it's distracting you. Show Time: Turn on and you can see a clock showing how long you've been playing. Step Mark Colors: Set between normal, note type, and order type. Arrow Shape: If you're into aesthetics, you can change how the arrows look. There are ten options. One option is turtles. ^_^ Game Settings: Timing: Changes the sync between the steps and music. Empty Gauge End: If on, then the song will fail you immediately if you lose all your Dance Gauge. If not on, then you can continue to the end even if you fail. Exit To Screen: If you fail, the game can kick you back to the Song List, Select Difficulty, or Select Style screen. Default Difficulty: Allows you to set where the cursor will be at the "Select Difficulty" screen. Useful if you're impatient. Weight Units: For Workout Mode. Set it to go by pounds or kilograms. Dancer Settings: Use this to change which dancer will be displayed for each player. There are four default dancers: AFRO (5th Mix costume), LADY (new costume), RAGE (4th Mix costume), and EMI (4th Mix costume). Credits: Access this to view the game's credits, and try your hand at the Credits Mini-Game. ========================================= 3C. How to Dance ========================================= Select Game Mode on the menu screen to get underway. --- Select Your Style Single Mode: This is a 1-player or 2-player mode. Each player uses one controller. Double Mode: This is a 1-player mode where the player uses both pads. Every song has different steps for Double Mode than Single. --- Select Difficulty Beginner (BEG): There's no difficulty level for these songs, but you may as well assume that they're mostly 1-footers. You also have an on-screen dancer stepping the steps along with you, but only if you have the option "BG Dancer" turned on in Graphics. Light (LGT): Most songs range from 2 to 5 feet. This is pretty simple if you're getting used to DDR. Standard (STD): Most songs range from 4 to 7 feet. Largely, you'll find that steps reflect how the music goes, as opposed to just being on the beat. Heavy (HVY): Most songs range from 6 to 10 feet. These are the tough ones where they focus on two things: matching the song's notes exactly, and/or kicking up the difficulty to give you pains. --- Select Music Use Left and Right to switch songs. Tap Up or Down to change the difficulty. Press A to select. Press B to go back a screen. Press Start or select "SORT" to change the sorting from the standard setup to alphabetical by title, by BPM from fastest to slowest, and alphabetical by the song's artist. If you have Edit Data for a song, continue pressing Up or Down to cycle through the difficulties until you reach your edit. While your selection's on a song, you'll see a little graphic for the name. Below the picture, you'll see the BPM for the song (which may be dynamic). To the right of the graphic are the foot rating for the song (the higher # of feet, the harder the song) and the Groove Radar. Groove Radar: This is a graphical representation of the difficulty of the song. It's broken down into five attributes: - Stream: More or less the overall number of steps. - Voltage: How many steps are sandwiched into how much time. Higher voltage means more steps in less time. - Air: The overall number of double steps (time spent in the air). - Freeze: The overall number and length of freeze arrows. - Chaos: The number of weird steps (not straight 1/4 and 1/8, or steps that force you turn as you step). If you can't figure out what song you want, you can select RANDOM. This will automatically pick a random song at the current difficulty. You will not be able to adjust anything once you hit the RANDOM button. --- Select Options Hold down A as you select your songs to bring up the Song Options menu: Step: Yet another chance to change the difficulty of your song. Speed: This is the speed of the arrows on the screen. It doesn't affect the speed of the song, just the arrows. You can set it to x1, x1.5, x2, x3, x5, or x8. Boost: If turned on, the arrows will gradually speed up as they move on the game screen. Appearance: "Visible" is the normal setting. If "Hidden" is on, the arrows will vanish about half-way. If "Sudden" is on, the arrows will appear about half-way. "Phantom" is a combination of both Hidden and Sudden (arrows will only be visible for an instant in the middle). If "Stealth" is on, you won't see the arrows at all. Turn: "Off" is normal. "Mirror" rotates all arrows 180 degrees. "Left" rotates them 90 degrees to the left. "Right" in the other direction. "Shuffle" randomizes the steps. Other: "Off" changes nothing. "Little" will eliminate several steps to make it easier. "Flat" makes all arrows the same color, as opposed to the grading colors used to distinguish beats. "Solo" will change colors so that you can distinguish beats more easily. "Dark" makes the Step Zone invisible. "Help" throws gold arrows into play. If you step on them, you get a big boost to your Dance Gauge. Scroll: "Standard" is normal bottom to top scrolling. "Reverse" is, oddly enough, scrolling from top to bottom. Freeze Arrow: You can turn the Freeze Arrows off. --- Are You Ready? The main field consists of the arrows and the Step Zone, which is a line of arrows on the screen. As the song plays, arrows will begin scrolling along the screen. As the arrows reach the Step Zone, you need to step on those arrows. If you see a green Freeze Arrow, you need to step on that arrow and hold it until the Freeze Arrow ends (you don't need to remove your foot when it ends, just stay on it until it ends, and move your foot at your leisure). On the top of the screen is the Dance Gauge. It starts about half full. As you step properly, it'll fill more. If you misstep, your Dance Gauge will start emptying. If it empties completely, game over. On the bottom of the screen is the difficulty (in case you forgot), and your score as it tallies up. Also in the middle of the screen, you'll see words pop up as you step: PERFECT: You stepped more or less precisely on the arrow. Combo continues, the Dance Gauge increases, and you get the maximum possible score from that step. GREAT: You just about stepped on the arrow. Combo continues, the Dance Gauge increases, but you don't get the full score for the step. GOOD: You're off on the step by a bit. Combo stops, but the Dance Gauge doesn't change. ALMOST: You're off on the step by quite a bit. Combo stops, and your dance meter decreases. BOO: You completely missed the step. Combo stops, and your Dance Gauge decreases. OK!: You stepped on the whole Freeze Arrow. NG: You stepped off the Freeze Arrow before it ended. Combo continues, but your Dance Gauge will decrease. Also marked on the screen is your combo, which is how many PERFECTS and GREATS you have in a row. The announcer will tell you when you hit 100 combo, 200, etc. --- Evaluation Once you complete the song, you'll see an Evaluation Screen. You'll receive a letter grade, a tally on how many of each step you got, a meter on how much of the Groove Radar you filled, your maximum combo, and your score. The letters are AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, and E. E is a failing grade. D through AA are given depending on your dancing abilities. Important aspects are your combos and your step quality: a large number of PERFECTs will drastically increase your score, while even a few BOOs will lower it considerably. AAA is given for all PERFECTs and OKs on Freeze Arrows. Press A on the Evaluation screen to return to the song list. =================================== 3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner = =================================== KEEP PRACTICING! So, you've just got into DDR, eh? Good for you! You've become a part of a cult sensation that still holds tons of respect in arcades across the country! This game will probably seem quite overwhelming to you at first, especially if you watch people play it and watch them do 9-footers. Don't sweat it. You CAN be as good as them with the proper practice and effort. If you really want to get into this, definitely use the Official DDR Pad. There's no X-BOX controller to use in the arcades, so learn the pad nice and early. Most game stores have a few of these tucked away (possibly more, if Konami's hyping this game like they should). If you're truly a beginner, you may just want to start with a nice cheap pad. That way, if you find it's not for you, you're not out a huge investment. So, to begin, use the Training Mode the game provides you. You can adjust the game to your style. It's no Lesson Mode, but it's all you have in this game. Despite the Training Mode, here are some tips I can give you as a beginner: 1. Get a good feeling for the beat. People who have performed with music have an advantage. People in marching band have a serious advantage. ~_^ You'll be stepping to the beat in these early stages, so get used to it now. 2. Now that you have the beat, you must "find the arrows". Yeah, sure. I know they're right there in front of you, to your sides, and behind you, but can you hit them without looking? Early on, you'll find that's your biggest problem: taking a step and not landing on the arrow. If you have to look, look, but that tactic won't last forever, so before a song takes off, take some cursory steps to make sure you're hitting arrows. 3. Keep your center. Especially on cheap pads with no definition, you'll find yourself often taking leave of the center of the pad as you continue stepping. If there's a break in the song, look down to make sure you're in the center. 4. Use the balls of your feet. You may notice, after some days of a lot of playing, that your ankles will start hurting. That's normal, and it's happened to most everyone I know that DDRs. This is your feet telling you to not step with your heels, but with the front of the foot. Get into that habit. 5. Now that you have these basics, head into Beginner Mode and Light Mode and start tackling songs. In particular, get used to the speed of the songs, as well as the speeding-up, slowing-down, and stopping some songs do. Try to keep your songs at three feet or below, but don't be afraid to venture out into the great unknown. ======================================= 3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate = ======================================= KEEP PRACTICING! Well, you're definitely not a n00b anymore (pardon my French). You're at the point where you wouldn't completely humiliate yourself at the arcades, but you probably won't impress many people there. In fact, you may just bore them with your simple steps. It's time to go to the next level. So, first tip is to KNOW THE SONGS. You don't necessarily need to memorize the steps, but have a basic understanding of the song before you go into it. Even memorize the music itself, the lyrics, etc. so you can whistle along. Know where the tempo changes may occur, where stops are. Most importantly, know where the songs musical notes occur in the melody, because these will be mostly what you step. Now that we're heading into dangerous territory, there is one big rule that I have to stress right away: Remember how in the last part I told you to "find your center"? Well, you've found it by now, so now it's time to GET OFF IT. That's a crutch that's let you into the game, but it will hold you back later on. What you have to learn is to return your feet to the center as rarely as possible, if at all. Move your feet from one arrow to the next, and don't move them unless you have an arrow to go to. This is probably the hardest thing you'll ever have to learn as a DDR player. Once you've relinquished your grip on the center, you only stand to improve up to the highest reaches of DDR-dom. This actually leads to the other major point of going intermediate: Eighth notes. Those are those off-colored ones. You'll have to deal with a lot of them, so learn to love them now. This is actually a good first step to leaving the center, because you are absolutely required to step three or more arrows in succession, and you'll have no time to return to the center at all. Use groups of three eighth notes to figure how to properly move between arrows; combinations such as up-left-down, where your right foot goes on up, left foot goes on left, and your right foot is already carrying back towards the down arrow, for example. Once you get strings of three down, you'll be ready to tackle longer strings, of four, five, seven, even nine if they're not too tangly... So, for this end, you'll want to go for songs of four to six feet in difficulty, as well as treading into the blue blue waters of Standard Mode. Just about all songs of this difficulty have at least several eighth notes to give you practice. Take these opportunities to develop your step combinations for your own style, so you'll be ready to use them when they appear again in harder songs. Also, it may behoove you to get into Workout Mode and repeatedly hammer some songs, particularly those of a brisk pace. This is a good first step to building up all-important stamina. =================================== 3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced = =================================== KEEP PRACTICING! All right. You're through messing around, and through getting condescending looks from your peers at the arcade. It's time to show them what you can really do and kick it up a notch or three. If you're really serious now, it's once again time for a new pad. Although 7, 8, and even some 9-footers are possible on a soft, flimsy pad, you just won't get the high scores you cherish. For this, I turned to RedOctane's Ignition 2.0. It's also a soft pad, but the thick foam insert, soft gripping bottom, and raised step platforms make it a good pad for aspiring champions, all for a paltry 100 clams. Of course, if you have the money to blow (approximately $300), you may want to take it even further and buy the Cobalt Flux pad, which is a custom-made hard metal pad. It's VERY resilient, and much like pads you'll see in the arcades. Anyway, pads aside, it's time to get down to business: First, you better have mastered the stuff from the previous sections. I want to be able to yell out a song title and for you to hum it right there so you know what it sounds like. I don't wanna see your feet touch that center, soldier, or you'll drop and give me fifty. At this point, you should also have quick enough eye-foot coordination so that matching arrows on the screen with proper steps is second-nature. Now, for some new tactics: Chaos. You'll soon find as you reach the higher levels, that not all arrows are quarter notes and eighth notes. You'll find sixteenths, twelfths, and thirty-second notes thrown in to mess you up. Very rarely will they be in random. Almost always, they'll match up with how the song goes, so you'll at least have that going for you. So, a thorough knowledge of the songs will allow you to surmount this hurdle with little difficulty. Taps. This is the name I like to give eighth notes all on the same arrow. These are always a pain, because you have to train your foot to tap rapidly on the same arrow for a possibly long time, and it can really wear you out. There's no easy way to get around this, you just have to learn it as you go. Gallops. This is the popular name for a series of steps that has two sixteenth note steps together, then two sixteen notes of dead space, then two note steps together, and so on. When you step these notes, you'll feel like a horse gallopping, which derives the name. Oftentimes, these notes will be strung so that the last note in one gallop is the first note of the next gallop. To properly step these, leave your last-stepping foot in place, so it'll be ready to step the next gallop while your other foot moves to the next note. This leads to the final tactic. Axis of Rotation or "crossovers". Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to have your upper body directly facing the screen at all times. A very important tactic for the toughest songs is turning your body so that making truly difficult steps becomes easier. Using alternating feet on long series' of eighth notes is far less taxing than taking two or more eighth notes with one foot. The best way to start turning your body is with left-down-right eighth note combos. Left foot on the left arrow, right foot on the down, and turn so that your left foot hits the right arrow. It'll be very disorienting at first, but the hard songs will really take it out of you if you don't learn. After learning a basic turn, learn to maintain your body at a 90 degree angle to the screen for extended periods of time, and then taking it further by rotating 180 degrees, or even 270 and 360, if you're brave enough to take your eyes off the screen. Finally, it's important to be in relatively good shape for this. You have to have the proper stamina and leg strength to pull off the toughest ones, because rather dexterous and tiring feats will be required of you, so keep pounding at it, do hard songs repeatedly to build up strength, and push yourself harder and harder to go all the way up to the great green Heavy Mode. And lastly, never tackle 10-footers without a good insurance plan backing you up... ^_^ ****************************************************************************** 4. LICENSED SONGS ****************************************************************************** These songs are owned by people who are not Konami. A few of these are from past DDR games, but most are all new to this mix, and a lot are taken from the "A Different Drum" group. ============================================= 4A. After all (Svenson & Gielen Remix Edit) = ============================================= Artist: Delerium Genre: Trance BPM: 135 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: There's plenty of Chaos to be had in this song, and many sixteenth notes. You'll also find a few spots with off-beat eighths and some crossovers in streams. --- Lyrics: She knows the voices in her mind They tell her To leave She's tired of smiling madly Until silence becomes very silently A noise in her mind After all she's got nothing inside No good to give No meaning to live The mist engulfed tonight Every single star After all they shared How could he simply say no After all they shared He turned away from her to go She said she wouldn't cry That was really just a lie After all they shared How could he simply say no After all they shared He turned away from her to go She said she wouldn't cry That was really just a lie --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Delerium is a German group composed of Rhys Fulber and Bill Leeb. It's a side project of the group Front Line Assembly. Svenson & Gielin are Sven Maas and Johan Gielen. This song is their newest remix. ============== 4B. Altitude = ============== Artist: Kause & Konception Genre: BPM: 87-175 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 4 STD: 7 7 HVY: 9 9 Play Notes: The song starts at its top speed, then slows down a bit about halfway through, then drops all the way down to 87 right to the end. Also, don't think you're done once the steps stop. There are a few left at the very very end on all difficulties. Heavy Notes: The first two speeds of the song include streams with crossovers with a healthy amount of chaos. Once the tempo drops significantly, you'll find yourself dealing with more difficult to read steps (naturally). --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: All I have on these guys is that they're DJs from Honolulu. ================= 4C. Brick House = ================= Artist: Commodores Genre: Disco BPM: 108 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 4 4 HVY: 6 6 Heavy Notes: The steps for this one tend to follow either the vocals or the bass. Following those will produce plenty of sixteenths and chaos, but for such a slow song, this should be easy to read. --- Lyrics: She's a brick... house We're together everybody knows and here's how the story goes She knows she got everything A woman needs to get a man, yeah How can she use, the things she use 36-24-36, what a winning hand! Shake it down, shake it down now Shake it down, shake it down now Shake it down, shake it down now Shake it down, shake it down now She's a brick... house She's the one, the only one Who's built like an Amazon She's a brick... house She's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out She's a brick... house The lady's stacked and that's a fact, ain't holding nothing back. She's a brick... house --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: The Commodores are Thomas McClary, Lionel Richie, Milan Williams, Walter Orange, William King, and Ronald LaPread. Signed in 1971, this group became a cultural phenomenon, even opening for the Jackson Five. This song is part of their 1977 album "Commodores". Legend has it that it was thrown in as filler in the album, yet it became one of their most recognizable titles. ================== 4D. Burn For You = ================== Artist: Kreo Genre: Trance BPM: 127 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 4 4 HVY: 5 6 Heavy Notes: A rather simple Heavy. The streams are kept short, there's no Chaos, and there aren't any crossovers. --- Lyrics: (Burn...burn...burn...) Let me tell you something you don't know Let me tell you something you don't know Let me tell you something you don't know Let me tell you something you don't know If you keep the secret I won't know If you keep the secret I won't know I'm burning for you Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria I'm burning for you Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria I'm burning for you. I'm burning for you. Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria I'm burning for you. Na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria, na na, na ria I'm burning for you. I'm burning for you. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: This song is Kreo's only hit, thus far. I can't find much on them. =============== 4E. C Squared = =============== Artist: Alien#Six13 Genre: Big Beat* BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: There are plenty of syncopated sixteenth steps following the beat of the song, and a few streams. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: One of the members of the A Different Drum label, Geoff Pinckney was a singer/songwriter for the group "The Nine" for twelve years before going off on his own. After two years, he released the CD featuring this song, "Establishing Alpha" in 2004. His website is alien6.net. ===================== 4F. Close Your Eyes = ===================== Artist: Daybehavior Genre: Atmospheric Trance BPM: 138 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 4 5 HVY: 5 6 Heavy Notes: Very simple for a Heavy. Short streams and quarters. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: A member of the "A Different Drum" label, Daybehavior (the "D" is actually a lowercase delta, and the "b" is actually a lowercase beta, but those won't work on character sets most everyone has) was created by Carl Hammar and Tommy Arell, who had been working together in music since the early eighties. In 1993, they found a vocalist in Paulinda Crescentini and the group was officially off the ground. This song is from their album: "Have You Ever Touched a Dream?" released in late 2003. More info can be found at their site: daybehavior.com. ================= 4G. DAM DARIRAM = ================= Artist: JOGA Genre: Euro Beat BPM: 142 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 5 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: The opener (and ender) follow the synth with its syncopation. The rest of the song in the middle is mostly simple streams with a few crossovers and jumps in streams. --- Lyrics: Fallin' in love... I need your love in every way And I feel this every day 'Cause I have too many tears To fall in love again Now I am walking around In this side of the town I just can't hide away How can I look in your eyes When I feel like to die? I have to run away Daririram dariram dariram Darirarirariram dariraram dam Daririram dariram dariram Darirarirariram dariraram dam And I'm falling in love again... And I'm falling in love again... Fallin' in love... --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: JOGA is produced by Nick Ferrando. This song was written and composed by Ferrando, L. Percini, and Stefano Marcato. Misc. Notes: Yes, yes, "wtf is a dariram", I know... ================= 4H. Disco Break = ================= Artist: Art of Hot Genre: Ambient House BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 2 STD: 5 4 HVY: 8 5 Heavy Notes: There's some Chaos at the beginning, but the majority of this song is complicated streams with crossovers. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Art of Hot is Dave Richardson and Chris Demetras. This song is their first work as this group. ================ 4I. Don't Stop = ================ Artist: Freestylers Genre: Tech House BPM: 128 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: The chaos in this song following the synth and the vocal synth, which makes for a good amount of sixteenths. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Freestylers is Aston Harvey and Matt Cantor, a group from London. This song is featured on their debut album "We Rock Hard". ===================================== 4J. DREAM A DREAM (MIAMI BOOTY MIX) = ===================================== Artist: CAPTAIN JACK Genre: Euro Beat BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 1 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 6 Heavy Notes: Not much to talk about here. The hardest part would be that the streams can get a bit long, but these streams are all simple and don't involve crossovers. --- Lyrics: C'mon baby... Let's dream a dream together. A dream... that is real. What's up, what's up? What's up, what's up? What's up, what's up? Huh huh huh huh. What's up, what's up? What's up, what's up? What's up, what's up? Huh huh, c'mon c'mon. Ho! One more time, I'm back with a new rhyme Hey! Here we go again Ha! Turn it up my friend No! We don't stop Ha! We rock the spot No! We don't quit Get ready, y'all, this is it! Do you like the dream? Hey! I like the dream, baby Do you like the dream? Ho! I like the dream, mama Do you like to scream? Hey! I like to scream, baby Do you like to scream? Ho! So scream it out Dream a dream, lover take me in your dream, Take me any way you please, boy you're making me scream. Dream a dream, lover take me in your dream, Take me any way you please, boy you're making me scream. Dream a dream, lover take me in your dream, Take me any way you please, boy you're making me scream. Dream a dream, lover love is just a dream, If you wanna set me free, boy you're making me scream. Ooh-la-da-di-la-da-da Take me anyway you please, boy you're making me scream. Ooh-la-da-di-la-da-da You gotta dream a little dream. --- First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (Arcade) Artist Notes: Captain Jack is a band led by Franky Gee, an American who has done his time in the military. After leaving the service, he decided to leave the country that seemed so pro-war to him, so he settled in Germany, where he eventually picked up his music career. Most of his songs are militaristic, but he's sure to place his anti-war and pro-unity messages in many of his songs. He's the male vocalist for this tune, and Lisa De Costa is the female vocalist. Misc. Notes: The original DREAM A DREAM is found in DDRMAX2 USA. ============ 4K. EyeSpy = ============ Artist: or-if-is Genre: Ambient Breaks BPM: 119 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: There are many simple streams in this song, but several spots in the song have plenty of chaos that follow the rhythms, and some chaos which seems not to follow it (which is more dangerous). --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Dave L coined his "or-if-is" moniker in 2003. Originally from Los Angeles, this sound producer is no stranger to video games, having worked on several projects with Lucasarts as the sound supervisor. This song is part of his 2003 album "this is". ================================= 4L. FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING) = ================================= Artist: MAGIKA Genre: Euro Beat BPM: 167 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 5 STD: 7 6 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: The streams in this song are pretty small. The main issue in this song comes from the multitude of jumps inserted into the streams. At a such a decent speed, these are hard to keep up with. --- Lyrics: What a feeling Here's believing I can have it all now I'm dancing for my life Take your passion And make it happen You can come alive You can dance right through your life What a feeling Here's believing I can have it all now I'm dancing for my life Take your passion And make it happen You can come alive You can dance right through your life What a feeling --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: Well, I don't have much on this act. They have released a single "I Know Magika". Seems as their main mixer is "S. Oliva". Misc. Notes: This original song is by Irene Cara, released in 1983, opposite the movie, Flashdance, starring Jennifer Beals. =================================== 4M. I'm In Heaven (Radio Version) = =================================== Artist: Jason Nevins Presents Holly James Genre: Trance BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 4 4 HVY: 5 5 Heavy Notes: The hardest thing you'll find here is a few crossovers to the simple streams, and a few small freeze tricks. --- Lyrics: Heaven Heaven Don't want to be the one To tell you how I feel When these feelings I have Really are for real The time is right for this A love to shine on through But you gotta tell me what you wanna do I'm in heaven with you I'm in heaven with you I'm in heaven with you Only one for me Your love Heaven Your love Heaven Only one Only one I want your passion I want your passion I want your passion I'm in heaven with you I'm in heaven with you The only one for me I'm in heaven with you Only one for me Your love Only one for me --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Jason Nevins is a New Yorker known mostly for his remixing work. Holly James is a British vocalist who worked with him for this song. =============== 4N. Jam On It = =============== Artist: Newcleus Genre: Hip Hop BPM: 116 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: The hard parts of this song are the chaos that follows the brass and the high-pitched voice. If you know how the song goes, you'll be able to guess how the steps go. --- Lyrics: Jam on it (Yeah, yeah, we know, we know) (Hey, Cozmo, what's the name of this again) (I forgot) Jam on it (Oh) Jam on it Jam on and on, on and on it And if you're feelin' like you wanna dance all night They go on ahead and flaunt it 'Cause jammin' on is what we do best It's what separates us from the rest And if you go deep, I'll cruise down for real Let me tell what happened to the man of steel (Said Superman had come to town to see who he could rock) (He blew away every crew he faced until he reached the block) (His speakers were three stories high with woofers made of steel) (And when we boys sit outside, he said "I boom for real") Well, Superman looked up at me, he said, "You rock so naturally" I said now that you've learned to deal, let me tell you why I'm so for real I'm Cozmo D from outer space, I came to rock the human race I do it right 'cause I can't do it wrong That's why the whole world is singin' this song (Jam on it) Jam on it I said jam-j-j-jam on it As days turn to night and night turns to day Whatever time it is i wanna hear you say (Jam on it) Jam on it I said jam on-on-on, jam on it Jam all around and upside down And keep jammin' to the Jam On Production sound Jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it, jam on it Jam on it --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Newcleus was truly created back in 1979 as a Brooklyn DJ collective, consisting of Ben "Cozmo D" Cenac, his future wife Yvette "Lady E" Cook, Ben's cousin Monique Angevin, and her future husband Bob "Chilly B" Crafton. This particular song is the follow-up to their most successful tune, "Jam On Revenge". ==================== 4O. Life Is A Game = ==================== Artist: Arctic Blue Genre: Trance BPM: 141 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Long streams with crossovers are the trademark of this song. A nice medium speed will give you time, but not much. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Arctic Blue is part of the firm House of Scandinavia ApS. Don't have much info apart from that. ===================== 4P. Looking For You = ===================== Artist: BOYJAZZ Genre: Rock BPM: 145 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 4 STD: 4 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Mostly streams with a little chaos and some sixteenths. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: BOYJAZZ is Adam Hobbs (Sexmouth) and Aaron Levin (Supertouch). The rock group was created in the summer of 2002. =========== 4Q. Mello = =========== Artist: Alien#Six13 Genre: Ambient Techno BPM: 97-194 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 7 Play Notes: The song maintains the 97 BPM for most of the song. It speeds up on a freeze, making it shorter. Later in the song, it will speed up on another freeze, and the song will continue at 194 for the rest of the way. Heavy Notes: Like most high-level slow songs, they're saturated with lots of steps; chaotic steps that follow the music. Once the song speeds up, the steps are more easily seen. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See C Squared for info on Alien#Six13. ========================================== 4R. MOONLIGHT SHADOW (New Vocal Version) = ========================================== Artist: MISSING HEART Genre: Euro Trance BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: The big word here is "crossovers". It seems just about every stream in this chart has crossovers in it, some which carry all the way around the board. Also, there are gallops at every "shadow" in the lyrics. --- Lyrics: The last that ever she saw him Carried away by a moonlight shadow He passed on worried and warning Carried away by a moonlight shadow Lost in a riddle that Saturday night Far away on the other side He was caught in the middle of a desperate fight And she couldn't find how to push through The trees that whisper in the evening Carried away by a moonlight shadow Sing a song of sorrow and grieving Carried away by a moonlight shadow. All she saw was a silhouette of a gun, Far away on the other side. He was shot six times by a man on the run And she couldn't find how to push through. I stay, I pray See you in heaven one day. Four A.M. in the morning Carried away by a moonlight shadow I watched your vision forming Carried away by a moonlight shadow --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: MISSING HEART was (in 1997) vocalist Lyane Leigh and producer David Brandes. An interesting note about Lyane is that she used to be the lead singer for the group E-ROTIC, who've contributed quite a few songs to the DDR cause (which, naturally, will never reach this side of the Pacific, since we're very particular about songs with sex vocals in them). ===================== 4S. NIGHT IN MOTION = ===================== Artist: CUBIC 22 Genre: Dance Rave BPM: 131 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Follows the music almost religiously. Makes sense with it being such an even beat. Triplets in the beginning. Syncopation at the strings. The only problem is the end where it's entirely double steps. That can get tiring. --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: CUBIC 22 is Danny Van Wuawe and Peter Ramson. ================== 4T. Play My Game = ================== Artist: Lightning Genre: Trance BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: The hard part of this song is a chaotic gallopping section part way through. Pay attention to the music to follow it. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Lightning is part of the firm House of Scandinavia ApS. Don't have much info apart from that. ===================================================== 4U. Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix Radio Edit) = ===================================================== Artist: ELVIS Genre: 50's Rock Remix BPM: 142 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 4 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Streams that follow the lyrics and drums, and only a little bit of chaos. --- Lyrics: Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow First thing in the morning, last thing at night I look, stare everywhere and see everything inside Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow Sittin' on the back porch all by myself Along came Mary Jane with somebody else Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but I don't really care I like what I see, I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow Sittin' on the back porch all by myself Along came Mary Jane with somebody else Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy Stop --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Paul Oakenfold is a quite-popular British DJ who has been in club scene since 1984. I'm sure I really don't need to tell you this, but Elvis Presley, well-recognized as "The King of Rock'n Roll", is someone you could easily go to a library to find a biography on. =========== 4V. Skulk = =========== Artist: echo !mage Genre: Dance Pop* BPM: 135 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 2 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Quite lengthy streams to be found in this song, and double steps are judiciously thrown in. --- Lyrics: Understand me now Listen to the words I'm saying, baby I found my soul And it keeps me hanging on Understand me now Listen to the words I'm saying, baby I found my soul And it keeps me hanging on Understand me now The frequence of the beat gets higher --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Formed in 1997, this synthpop group is PÂl Magnus Rybom, Frederik Hansen, Trine Bilet, and Lars Kristian Holt. This song was released as a single in 2001. More info can be found at their site: echoimage.com. ================= 4W. Sleepwalker = ================= Artist: Perfect Ending Genre: Rock BPM: 90-180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: Once the guitar rhythm picks up, the tempo will double, and then settle back down, then pick up again. Heavy Notes: The song gets hard when it speeds up, which has long streams with crossovers aplenty. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Perfect Ending is part of the firm House of Scandinavia ApS. Don't have much info apart from that. ============================ 4X. Standing Still In Time = ============================ Artist: Neuropa Genre: Synthpop* BPM: 142 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 3 STD: 4 4 HVY: 5 5 Heavy Notes: Probably the simplest Heavy in the game. Nothing more than easy streams. --- Lyrics: Holding onto All my faded memories Back to where it all began So much there I understand As I look now To a distant far away I will cross the million lines Now I'm standing still in time Still in time Still in time Still in time Still in time Still in time Still in time... --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Part of the "A Different Drum" label, this Australian band is Jason Last and Albert Martinez. This song is part of their 2004 album, Belief. For more info, check out their site at neuropa.biz. =============================== 4Y. Superstar (Nevarakka Mix) = =============================== Artist: Daybehavior Genre: Atmospheric Trance* BPM: 138 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Much of the song is small streams with a little bit of chaos that follows the music. Near the end, you'll get longer streams. --- Lyrics: I'm the superstar... I was picked up for a TV show It's called V24 I am the girl that you all know To love, hate, or adore I've been waiting all my life Just to be seen Seen by everyone I wanted to be someone I'm the superstar Longing to be seen I'm the super girl I'll do anything I'm the superstar Longing to be seen I'm the super girl On your TV screen. Like a superstar Flaunting everything I'm the super girl I'll do anything --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See "Close Your Eyes" for info on Daybehavior. Nevarakka is also part of the "A Different Drum" label, and is largely the work of Phillip Jidbrant. This remix appeared on Daybehavior's "Superstar" single. For more info on Nevarakka, his site is nevarakka.se. =================== 4Z. Tittle Tattle = =================== Artist: Zonk Genre: Trip-Hop-Rock BPM: 184 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: The verses of the song are pretty simple, but once the choruses get going, look out. Plenty of chaos and odd steps, and all this at a speedy tempo. --- Lyrics: Jejune and humdrum Tone poem dreams Alpha perfection So very hard to reach Harmony machine Tormenting the sensory Deliciously evolved And yet nobody knows Tittle tattle, chit 'n' chat Shooting the breeze Patter, clack, cadence flutters 'Tis a synchronous symphony Flight from the familiar Conjure a surge a jive Fidget in the mind Enjoy jest with no regrets Tantalizing hallucination Window-licking the imagination Figments, visions, shadows, fancies 'Tis a synchronous symphony Tittle tattle, chit 'n' chat Shooting the breeze Patter, clack, cadence flutters 'Tis a synchronous symphony --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Zonk is Dave L (also known as or-if-is, see EyeSpy), McFiendish (the female vocalist), Uncle Bergie, and DJ Red5. They formed in 1998 and released this song as part of their 2004 album "Our Five Worst Songs". For more info, their site is zonkaholics.com. =================== 4AA. Tough Enough = =================== Artist: Vanilla Ninja Genre: Girl Rock BPM: 196 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 2 STD: 4 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: Probably the easiest fast song ever on Heavy. You'll find mostly quarter notes and a few small streams when rhythm guitars play. --- Lyrics: Baby only the strong would survive Over mysteries of life Only fantasy keeps you away In the lonely fields of those broken shields So keep on kicking The bomb is ticking Don`t stop, don`t be a runaway Go for the fire Baby are you tough enough Just keep on living And don`t start giving The devil good reasons To get you in the seasons of heartbreak Baby are you tough enough [Baby are you tough enough] I will meet you there 'Cause I need you there Oh, tonight So keep on kicking The bomb is ticking Don`t stop, don`t be a runaway Go for the fire Baby are you tough enough Just keep on living And don`t start giving The devil good reasons To get you in the seasons of heartbreak Baby are you tough enough Just keep on living And don`t start giving The devil good reasons To get you in the seasons of heartbreak Baby are you tough enough Baby are you tough enough --- First Appearance: Well, if you want to get technical, this song shows up in the non-BEMANI arcade dance game, In the Groove. Artist Notes: Vanilla Ninja is Lenna Kuurmaa, Katrin Siska, Triinu Kivilaan, and Piret J‰rvis. This song is from their album "Traces of Sadness". For more info (and if you can read German), their website is vanilla-ninja.de. Misc. Notes: This song has a special music video which negates background dancing characters. ============ 4BB. VOL.4 = ============ Artist: RAVERS CHOICE Genre: Electronic BPM: 165 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 5 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: The opening follows the music a lot. Expect some multiple taps on arrows at times. Once you hit the second section with the vocals, you'll find a few crossovers, and some jumping in streams. --- Lyrics: I feel it I feel it I feel it You're the only one who makes me feel this way I feel it I feel it I feel it You're the only one who makes me feel this way --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) Artist Notes: RAVERS CHOICE is Shaun Levan and Grant Nelson. This song was released as a CD named "Ravers Choice Vol. 4". ======================= 4CC. Wherever You Are = ======================= Artist: Laava Genre: Trance BPM: 138 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 4 5 HVY: 6 6 Heavy Notes: This song is all about streams, mostly small, but a few long ones in the latter half. --- Lyrics: Wherever you are When I feel blue, I think of you, cause you're true, Wherever you are. Near or far, you still are my shining star. Sometimes it's mad, things get bad, and I'm sad, Wherever you are, there is light, by my side I feel alright. La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la... (Wherever you are...) --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Laava is part of the girl band "Innosense". This song was released as a single in 2003. ****************************************************************************** 5. DEFAULT KONAMI ORIGINALS ****************************************************************************** These songs are entirely owned by Konami. Many were created by its large team of in-house musicians. Some were commissioned to be created by other artists. ================== 5A. 19, November = ================== Artist: good-cool Genre: House* BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: These steps are about following the unsteady jazzy rhythm of the song. The end has one big stream. --- Lyrics: Every day I want your everything Every night I need you every time oh Every day I want your everything Every night I need you every time oh hashiru densha tashikame mo sezu ni kaze o tanoshimu kimi o yokome ni sure chigau no ha itsumo mimi fusaida kiri You don't care zureta mama no manazashi atatamete mitai Sendin' my love to you You have had a cry kokoro tozasu mae ni You have had a call kimi ni tsutaetai You have had a cry kisetsu kawaru mae ni You have had a call a day on 19, November Every time I hear your voice Baby every day and every night --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: good-cool is Tatsuya Furukawa, a Konami Original artist who does a lot of house and R&B style tunes. Misc. Notes: Legend has it good-cool came up with this song because he wanted to be above dj nagureo's 20, November in the song list. ============== 5B. 321STARS = ============== Artist: DJ SIMON Genre: Techno Pop* BPM: 192 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 7 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: There is a small pause in this song, just as the lyric "the stars" is heard. Heavy Notes: For the most part, this song follows the music. There are a bunch of streams, but only later in the song do they get difficult. There are also plenty of offbeat sections, and some gallops in the second half. --- Lyrics: 1! 2! 3, 2, 1, *burp!* 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3, 2, 1, uh! 1! 2! 3, 2, 1, uh! 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3-2-1, the stars 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3, 2, 1, Hi!!! --- First Appearance: beatmania COMPLETE MIX 2 DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: DJ SIMON is Kiyotaka Sugimoto, a BEMANI artist with a healthy amount of beatmania and pop'n music tunes. ======= 5C. A = ======= Artist: D.J. Amuro Genre: Renaissance* BPM: 93-191 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: The first half of the song is at the 93 bpm, then there's a stop, and the rest of the song is at 191. Heavy Notes: The opener is pretty simple, only a few sixteenths thrown in to add variety. Once the song really gets underway, expect short streams, leading into longer streams, but nothing too difficult to step. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: D.J. Amuro is an alias for the great dj TAKA. Almost as famous, if not moreso, than Naoki, Takayuki Ishikawa has been with Konami since beatmania IIDX, and is still producing songs today with his wide range of styles. Misc. Notes: A is short for Amuro, meaning it's an original creation by the artist. It follows the joke of V, I guess. The "Renaissance" part in the background video refers to the song's genre, which IIDX games supply for every song. ========= 5D. air = ========= Artist: DJ SIMON Genre: House* BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 2 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: The streams are quite small in this song, and pretty simple. You'll find a few crossovers, but they're also simple. The only part that could trip you up would be a few odd freeze arrows in the beginning and end. --- First Appearance: beatmania 6th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade) Artist Notes: See 321STARS for info on DJ SIMON. ========= 5E. B4U = ========= Artist: NAOKI Genre: Speed Rave* BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: Probably one of the easiest eight-footers in the business. You'll face short to medium-length streams, with no turning. There are a few gallops to match the music at the chorus, and a few sixteenths just before the key change. --- Lyrics: Let's get it on, don't stop us now We come on the scene, we came to get down Check the moves, you know they can't be dissed Ain't too many that can float like this We humbling, comin at ya And the rhythm is gonna getcha Need I, should I not say no more Tell me what's the deal, yo check my flow! Jump, jump, jump, DDR! Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR! Jam, jam, jam, DDR! Everybody dance, let's get down! Could it be that you wanna be more like me No shame, I bring pain for the year 2G Now, we are gonna turn this party out Put your hands in the air, move 'em all about Can you feel the beat down in your soul Don't fight the rhythm, just let it go 4, 3, 2, 1, let's count it down Wanna see you move, let me hear that sound! Jump, jump, jump, DDR! Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR! Jam, jam, jam, DDR! Everybody dance, let's get down! B, B, B, B4U! Yo! Everybody feel the beat with DDR! Jam, jam, jam, DDR! Everybody dance, let's get down! --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDR Konamix, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki. Lyrics in this song are by Aaron G. Misc. Notes: The B4 ZA BEAT MIX of this song is in DDR Extreme USA. ==================== 5F. Baile Le Samba = ==================== Artist: Big Idea Genre: Samba* BPM: 92 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: A samba tends to be off the beat a lot, and a high difficulty slow song is always full of chaos, so expect those two ideas to merge, including plenty of double steps. --- Lyrics: (Help me. My Spanish is waning.) --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Big Idea Productions is a studio founded by Chuck E. Myers. Based in Utah, this production house has worked in many gaming projects over the last few years. Check out their website at www.bigideainc.com for more info. This particular song was written by Chuck Myers. =============== 5G. Catch It! = =============== Artist: TOTAL SCIENCE Genre: Drum'N'Bass* BPM: 174 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: Like most songs in this mix, the Heavy steps follow the music, with long crossing streams and a little chaos. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: beatmania 6th Mix Artist Notes: TOTAL SCIENCE is Jason "Quiff" Greenlaugh and Paul "Spinback" Smith. They formed their group in 1987, and became a part of the beatmania scene for the 6th Mix, which focused on a large number of UK Underground music. ============== 5H. DEAD END = ============== Artist: N&S Genre: Street Noise BPM: 190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 6 STD: 7 7 HVY: 9 8 Heavy Notes: Ouch. There isn't much turning going on here, and there's only a little bit of chaos in the middle and the end, where you step the notes. The biggest problem is the quick tempo, and the long streams. Also, there are parts near the end that require you to tap the same arrow quickly several times. --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: N&S is a Naoki psuedonym (see FAQ for info) ============== 5I. DROP OUT = ============== Artist: NW260 Genre: NRG BPM: 260 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 7 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: This song of high tempo may seem pretty tame from the get-go, but that's before you hit the quarter-note streams of double steps. Those hurt. Once you pass those two sets (on the second set, keep one foot on the down arrow to ease it), it's smooth sailing for most of the song, until you hit the "dropping whistle" sound, where it starts throwing eighths at you, then a sixty-four note long stream of eighths. If you're still alive here, you have one last set of double steps to close out the song with. --- First Appearance: DDR Solo 2000 (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: NW260 is a psuedonym for Naoki. The "260", of course, refers to the BPM. Misc. Notes: The "FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX" version of this song is in DDR Extreme USA. =========================== 5J. fly through the night = =========================== Artist: Mr.T Genre: Trance* BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: The song almost entirely follows the music with the piano and synth. In the latter half, it will break off into a few streams. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Mr. T is Tomoyuki Uchida a well-known beatmania artist. ================== 5K. Hit 'n' Slap = ================== Artist: Asletics Genre: Hip Hop* BPM: 103 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 4 STD: 4 6 HVY: 6 8 Heavy Notes: The streams in this song are really quite long, but the fact that the song moves so slow could make them almost like quarter notes. --- Lyrics: (Comin' atcha) (I'm a-slappin' my center, wet the end) Get away, comin' atcha I'm a kung-fu person Lead the way, he can sweat Lettin' me go first In between, we drag Who the rock must gut-cha On to you messin' around Sweet dementor Hit to the slap, there's a light up goin' on. Look to the mess to the streets Comin' atcha Drop to drop, get the street, wet the end I'm a-slappin' my center, wet the end Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you know Grab by the throat, cut me close to the ender Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you walkin' In, plug it in, to the bass Comin' atcha (Comin' atcha) (Drop to drop, get the street, wet the end) (Comin' atcha) (Grab by the throat, cut me close) Better wait, comin' atcha I'm a kun... person Lead the way, he can sweat Lettin' me go first In between, we drag Who the rock must gut-cha On to you messin' around Sweet dementor Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you know Grab by the throat, cut me close to the ender Hit to the slap, to the max is on, you walkin' In, plug it in, to the bass Comin' atcha (Comin' atcha) --- First Appearance: beatmania THE FINAL DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Asletics is Isao Saito, another beatmania artist from BEMANI. Misc. Notes: Don't like the lyrics? Well, that's what I'm hearing! If you have any insight, please give it. =================== 5L. Istanbul CafÈ = =================== Artist: Jesper Kyd Genre: Spiritual BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: There's a slight hold in the song at the first freeze. Heavy Notes: There are a lot of streams in this song, which make things difficult at such a high tempo. There are also a few sixteenths scattered about. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: This Danish composer is no stranger to video games, having scored the soundtracks to Freedom Fighters, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts, and several other games. ================== 5M. La Cucaracha = ================== Artist: Big Idea Genre: Mexican Folk Remix BPM: 165 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: With such a recognizable song, the steps have no choice but to follow the melody religiously, which it does in the form of small streams that end in double steps on the accents. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for more info on Big Idea. =================== 5N. LEADING CYBER = =================== Artist: dj TAKA Genre: Digi-Rock* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 4 STD: 7 7 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: Owwie... You've got streams with medium length. You've got plenty of turning. You've got sixteenths thrown in at the beginning in unlikely places. At the last third of the song, you've got lots of sixteenths following the voice, which are really tough to follow. Have fun... --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: See "A" =================== 5O. LOVE <3 SHINE = =================== Artist: Kosaka Riyu Genre: J-Happy Hardcore* BPM: 177 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 4 4 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Sounds like CANDY, and steps like CANDY. You'll find mostly simple streams with on-the-beat freezes sprinkled in. Plenty of times where the steps follow the metered music. --- Lyrics: Love love love love Lalala love shine yeahyeahyeah Yeah! "Sun Shine!!" Hare-watatta "Blue Sky" HIKARI ryoute ni A-TSU-KU mabushii koi no yokan "Love Beat!!" Kono kimochi mo "Heat Up!!" HIKARI abite Soshite ANATA no moto e Kamisama Onegai Chotto yuuki wo kudasai Mou sukoshi de "SUKI" tte iesou na no Ari no mama de Butsukatte ("Hey!") Sunao ni natte Koi no ATAKKU!! Ima wo kanjite Omoikkiri Egao de ikou!! ("Let's go!") La la lalala la La la lalala la La la lalala la La la la la La love you love you love you love you love sunshine Setsunaku Amazuppai Koi no hajimari wa Mahou no PAWAA de HIKARI hanatsu no! Kamisama Mou Chotto dake Mimamotte kudasai. HarisaKESOU na OMOI tsutaeru kara Todoke!! Motto mabushii LOVE SHINE!!! --- First Appearance: DDR Extreme (Arcade) Artist Notes: Riyu Kosaka (Riyu's her first name) is one of the most visible members of BEMANI's own J-Pop band, Be For U. Naoki wrote this song. ======================== 5P. Love Is Dreaminess = ======================== Artist: L.E.D.-G vs. GUHROOVY fw/ Asuka Genre: Happy Hardcore* BPM: 178 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 9 8 Heavy Notes: If I had to compare this to another song, it'd be CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (SPEED MIX). It goes at a very crisp BPM and has a lot of long and complicated streams. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style (JP PS2) DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Toshiyuki Kakuta is L.E.D., and started his Konami career in beatmania. He's written many songs for Konami's rhythm games, several of which appear on this game and in song packs. ================================== 5Q. LUV TO ME (UCCHIE'S EDITION) = ================================== Artist: tiger YAMATO Genre: Euro Beat* BPM: 160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 7 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: At the opening with all the euro sounds, you'll find chaos to match the music. Once the song gets underway, it's mostly long streams with crossovers. --- Lyrics: You said that you love me You kissed me and held me Neon signs were shining bright And in the street lights you turned away I saw your shadow was fading away Well, I lost you all of a sudden Good-bye my love, I love you too so Before you went away, I didn't know Memories awake, only in my dream When I think I lost them, they all come back to me You said that you love me Looked at me softly You kissed me and held me all night so tight I know what you're feeling I know what you're dreaming All that you feel and everything in your mind The memories are so clear So many good years Sweet ones I hold dear Can't hold back the tears I need you by my side These feelings I can't hide So don't walk away, boy Baby won't you bring back You said that you love me You kissed me and held me Love me... --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: tiger YAMATO is reo nagumo, one of the charter artists of the beatmania series. ================ 5R. Macho Gang = ================ Artist: ANAL SPYDER Genre: Tribe House* BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 7 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: These steps follow the music at first with the percussion. Once the noise really starts, you get medium-sized streams. As the song progresses to the end, you get an increasing number of double steps in the streams, until the streams are nothing but jumps. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX substream DDR Debut: DDR Club Mix Version 2 Artist Notes: ANAL SPYDER is Keiichi Ueno, also known as "DJ Swan", who did gentle stress and THE CUBE, both featured in DDRMAX USA. ================= 5S. MAKE A JAM! = ================= Artist: U1 Genre: Reggae BPM: 124 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: It's mostly just small streams with a few double steps thrown in, and at a relatively easy tempo, you'll find this song won't give you too many pains if you're experienced enough. --- Lyrics: Dreamin', dreamin', groovin' If you know what I mean, it's movin' on the scene, alright? Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king Wadadadekodo wadadanding Churip pip pip pip pip pipiboskin Trinda yo, she's a friend of mine Catch up your own, if your body's of size Know every size and ship on stamina To make it all look cool and bubbly wine Rational ma boy Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king A little this, a little that A little for you baby, where I'm comin' at. Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king A little this, a little that A little for you baby, where I'm comin' at, OY! Don't gimme chop Don't gimme rap Give me the sound with lyric gonna shout Wadadading wadadanding Churip pip pip pip pip pipiboskin Yo! Churipibo, ripibing, churipiboskin! Wadadadadading! Mino sidosido mino sidosido! Mino sidosido! Now, I'm telling you this, mayors! I don't rap, bonjobi, I want some! Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king Boom, shakakak Open the frock Kiss and make up then you make one ta drop! Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king Wangdang a bodirobidubbadai Now you see me cause you wanna friend my boy! Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king A little that, you give me that because you OY! --- First Appearance: DDR 2nd Mix Link Version (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: U1-ASAMI is the sound director for most of the console versions of DDR in Japan. He's also composed several tunes for use in the game, some of which are remixes of popular songs under the alias 2MB. ==================== 5T. Make Your Move = ==================== Artist: good-cool feat. JP miles Genre: Funk* BPM: 120 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 9 Heavy Notes: Well, I hope you like long streams. At the beginning, you'll face some shorties with sixteenths thrown in to spice it up, and then come two of the longer streams in DDR history. Fortunately, there's almost no turning and it's at a relatively slow pace. --- Lyrics: (ohh.. yeah, make your move) (ohh.. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Make your move C'mon now baby, make your move Don't be a fool The move I make depends on you Yeah, you see I give it every single part of me And somehow You've got to show me some kind of action, now So Go make your move, baby Go make your move, somehow Go make your move, on me I need to see some action, now Go make your move, baby Go make your move, somehow Go make your move, on me I need to see some action, now (ohh.. yeah, make your move) --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: See 19, November for info on good-cool. JP miles is the vocalist for this song. ==================== 5U. MAXX UNLIMITED = ==================== Artist: Z Genre: Techno BPM: 150-320 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 6 6 STD: 8 8 HVY: 10 10 Play Notes: The banner MAX song of this mix is not for wimps. It begins at a "standard" 300 clip, and carries that way for much of the song. When you hear the sustained synthesizer hits, you'll have dropped slightly to 280. You may not even notice it, and then back to 300 once the percussion kicks back in. Once you reach the soft part, you'll have dropped to 150, only to kick back up to 300 when the percussion starts again. Then, you'll get another soft part and a freeze arrow that will slow to a halt. Count five beats after the arrows stop and finish the song at a brisk 320. Standard Notes: The only song I'm supplying them for. These steps actually follow the music pretty closely. The biggest problem that makes this a real tough Standard is that there's a LOT of Air (double steps), and I mean a LOT. So, try to follow the music. They don't really try to trick you too much here. Heavy Notes: Your only course for victory here is to memorize it. There is absolutely no way you'll fudge through this song. It's far too stacked against you. To build up your knowledge of the song, run it in Training Mode with the metronome and handclap. Other than that, there's very little more I can teach you at this point, because if you desire this song, you'll have to have all the skills you've built up to this point, and one hell of an amount of leg endurance. One spot to point out, though. The 150 spot is on with the music, but the slowdown to a stop part is NOT. You need to memorize that. After that, remember not to over-exert yourself if you do not need to. Flow with the song, don't fight it. It doesn't matter how hard you hit the steps. It just matters that you hit them. Good luck, and don't hurt yourself. --- First Appearance: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: Z is another psuedonym for Naoki Maeda. Misc. Notes: Other MAX songs include MAX 300 in DDRMAX USA and DDR Ultramix, The legend of MAX in DDR Extreme USA, and MAXIMIZER in DDR Extreme USA. ================= 5V. Monkey Punk = ================= Artist: Big Idea Genre: Rock/Alternative BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: While fast, the song is very simple, and the steps reflect that, with only small streams to follow the lyrics and guitar. --- Lyrics: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for info on Big Idea. ==================== 5W. MY SUMMER LOVE = ==================== Artist: mitsu-O! with GEILA Genre: Island Pop BPM: 100 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 9 8 Heavy Notes: A slow nine-footer? The reason will become apparent. From the beginning, you'll have some slow streams in the verse, some turning, and a few doubles in streams. Once the melody starts, you'll have sixteenths thrown in on the "Summer love, oh-la!" part. Sometimes three, sometimes two, sometimes five. Of course, the real difficulty of this song is apparent once you hit the bridge, which is just a long stream of sixteenths, with a small break in the middle. The only way you can get this one is to practice, and try to memorize the steps if you can. After the bridge, it's just more of the same on the melody. --- Lyrics: (mmm, who's that boy standing there? I think I want to get to know him) Started as boys and girls, one day making news We spoke and then we knew something very new Sodas to tropical juice, I knew it was true Tonight the perfect moon will shine on Summer love oh-la I can feel my heart beating Summer love oh-la The temperature is uprising Summer love oh-la... la! Tell me what we are feeling Summer love oh-la I know I'm in love with you boy (doo doo doodoo doodoo dooledoodoo ooh hoo) When I'm in the air, jump No need to fear, jump Jump into this love No need to stop now Feel the carnival Join the festival Stomp and stomp your feet To the rhythm now Summer love oh-la Can you feel my heart beating Summer love oh-la A rhythm is high repeating Summer love oh-la...la! Tell me your love is reaching Summer love oh-la I know I'm in love with you boy --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: mitsu-O! is a Naoki psuedonym and Geila Zilkha is the song's vocalist. ========== 5X. R10K = ========== Artist: tiger YAMATO Genre: Rave* BPM: 96-204 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 9 Play Notes: The song starts at 96, then goes to 204, then back to 96, then 204 again, then back to 96. The changes occur abruptly in the song. Heavy Notes: The speed changes are especially difficult to read on Heavy, since you're playing with lousy slow steps with lots of chaos, the jump can be surprising. Thankfully, the fast parts are pretty easy once you get underway. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See LUV TO ME for info on tiger YAMATO. Misc. Notes: One of the literal predecessors of this song, R3, is in DDR Konamix. ============== 5Y. Red Room = ============== Artist: Jesper Kyd Genre: Big Beat BPM: 120 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: There's a quick stop in the song about 3/4ths through. Heavy Notes: This moderately-slow song has plenty of sixteenths on Heavy, but for the most part, they're alternating, so don't expect steps that are too crazy. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Istanbul CafÈ. ====================================== 5Z. RIDE ON THE LIGHT (HI GREAT MIX) = ====================================== Artist: Mr.T Genre: Power Fusion* BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 7 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Plenty of long streams with crossovers, but not much else. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See fly through the night. ================ 5AA. route 80s = ================ Artist: samplingmasters MEGA Genre: Noisy* BPM: 122-244 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 9 Play Notes: The song goes 122 to 244, and does it three times. These are even tougher to spot than R10K's jumps. Heavy Notes: The slow parts are lousy with chaos, following the strange lyrics and beats in the song. The fast parts are simple in comparison, and they'd better be, going so fast. --- Lyrics: Attention! Do you really think love can save you? Attention! Love is the movie and you are the star Do it, do it (yeah yeah yeah) Do it, do it Attention! Love is the movie and you are the star Attention! Attention! Love is the movie and you are the star --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: MEGA is Shinji Hosoe, a beatmania artist with a few songs to his name. =============== 5BB. starmine = =============== Artist: Ryu Genre: Happy Hardcore* BPM: 182 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 6 7 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: Like most of the beatmania tunes in this mix, the steps dutifully follow the music, which can be pretty harrowing with this happy-go-lucky tune. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Ryu is Ryutaro Nakahara, a beatmania artist with a small number of tunes to his name. ========================================================= 5CC. THE BIG VOYAGER (INFINITE PRAYER REINTERPRETATION) = ========================================================= Artist: L.E.D. Genre: Goa Trance* BPM: 147 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 7 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: Again, the steps focus around the music. You'll find that will lead to some gallops and some syncopating sixteenth steps. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th Style (JP PS2) DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess. Misc. Notes: As the subtitle says, this basically takes instrumentation and setups from INFINITE PRAYER and reworks it into a new song. ====================== 5DD. V (for EXTREME) = ====================== Artist: TAKA Genre: Progressive* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: There are a lot of steps in this song. There are a few gallops, but they pale once the song gets underway. You have sixteenths in the main string sections, and a rather long crossover stream in the piano section. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: See "A" for my info on dj TAKA. Misc. Notes: The "for EXTREME" tag means that this is a shortened version of the original IIDX song designed for DDR Extreme. V is short for Vivaldi, as in, the famous baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi. The original piece this work is based on is from The Four Seasons, Concerto No.4 in F Minor, revision 297, "Winter". ============== 5EE. VJ Army = ============== Artist: good-cool Genre: All Mix* BPM: 135-160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 7 6 HVY: 9 9 Play Notes: The speed starts at about 150 or so, then picks up to 160 in the middle, then drops down to 135 for the end. Heavy Notes: The first section is odd chaos that follows the music. The second is short streams, and the third is slightly longer streams with double steps in them. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See 19, November for info on good-cool. ****************************************************************************** 6. UNLOCKABLE SONGS ****************************************************************************** These are the songs that are hidden and you can unlock them if you fulfil the proper conditions. You don't have to pay extra for these, or anything. They're all Konami Originals. ================= 6A. .59 - remix = ================= UNLOCK: Pass Red Room and Istanbul CafÈ on Heavy. Artist: Jesper Kyd Genre: Big Beat BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Most of this song is streams with doubles thrown into them to match the rhythm. For the few parts where you hear the classic .59 piano, the steps will follow the piano itself. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Istanbul CafÈ. Misc. Notes: The original .59, by dj TAKA, can be found in DDR Konamix, DDR Ultramix, and DDR Extreme USA. ======== 6B. G2 = ======== UNLOCK: Play 200 Songs OR pass the Challenge "Extra 1" Artist: Aya Genre: Drum'N'Bass* BPM: Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: STD: HVY:10 Play Notes: Heavy Notes: COMING SOON --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Aya Sakuma has a few songs to her name in the beatmania series. ======================== 6C. GYRUSS (FULL TILT) = ======================== UNLOCK: Play 50 Songs Artist: JT.1Up Genre: Arcade Remix* BPM: 130-170 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: The song starts at 130, then once the percussion starts picking up, it will increase to 170. Then, once the melody really gets going, it'll drop back down to about 150. Heavy Notes: Most of the song is populated with streams and crossovers. Late in the song are a bunch of delayed jumps to match the "orchestra" hits. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: The rumor I've heard is that JT.1Up works directly for Konami of Hawaii. Misc. Notes: This is a remix of the main song of Gyruss, an old old Konami arcade shooter (as if the background video didn't make that obvious). The Gyruss tune itself is based off "Tocatta and Fugue in D minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach. ============================== 6D. i feel... (T.O.Y. Remix) = ============================== UNLOCK: Access the Credits through the Options menu and score over 12000 on the Credits mini-game. Artist: T.O.Y. Genre: Trance* BPM: 141 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Watch out in the beginning for a series of gallops. Most of the song after that is relatively simple streams and crossovers that follow the music. The end will throw in a few sixteenths at the end of streams, so stay sharp. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Part of "A Different Drum", T.O.Y. is Volker Lotz of Germany. The original "i feel.." is by Akira Yamaoka, composer of Konami's Silent Hill series. He's also contributed a lot of music to the beatmania series, as well. Misc. Notes: The original "i feel..." can be found in DDRMAX2 USA and DDR Extreme USA. ================================= 6E. In My Eyes (Midihead Remix) = ================================= UNLOCK: Play 100 Songs Artist: Midihead Genre: Progressive Trance* BPM: 142 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 7 7 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: Lots and lots of sixteenths clusters are what makes this song what it is. Near the end, they'll start throwing the clusters together. Those complicated-looking runs are actually sets of three sixteenths, so don't panic when they show up. --- Lyrics: Your eyes make me free Tenshi no sei mitsumete Your eyes make me free Me o tojikashita Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo In my eyes... In my eyes... In my eyes... In my eyes... --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: You can go down to "In My Eyes" to find that this song is originally by Akira Yamaoka. Midihead is the (shy, I guess) founder of the project: Monolithic. Misc. Notes: The original In My Eyes is in Song Pack #1. ================================= 6F. MAKE A JAM! (Dub/House Mix) = ================================= UNLOCK: Pass MAKE A JAM! on Light, Standard, and Heavy Artist: Big Idea Genre: Dub/House* BPM: 124 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 6 HVY: 8 7 Heavy Notes: This song is mostly streams, with some double steps thrown in for flavor. Watch for a little bit of chaos, such as where the weird- sounding brass comes in. --- Lyrics: Dreamin', dreamin' Dreamin', dreamin' Alright? (dance hall king, dance hall king) (dance hall king, dance hall king) Every size and ship on stamina To make it all look cool and bubbly wine Rational ma boy Make the bumping Make the bumping Make the bump...(etc.) Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king Don't gimme chop Don't gimme rap Give me the sound with lyric gonna shout Yo! Churipibo, ripibing, churipiboskin! Mino sidosido mino sidosido! Now, I'm telling you this, mayors! I don't rap, bonjobi, I want some! Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king (dance hall king, dance hall king) Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king Wangdang a bodirobidubbadai Now you see me cause you wanna friend my boy! Make the bumping, quit the whining Make the moving with the dance hall king A little that, you give me that because you OY! (dance hall king, dance hall king, dance hall king) --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for info on Big Idea. See MAKE A JAM! for info on U1, the original writer of this song. ================================ 6G. MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) = ================================ UNLOCK: Score a AAA OR pass MAXX UNLIMITED on Heavy Artist: Jondi & Spesh Genre: Hardcore Techno/Trance* BPM: 140-320 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 6 6 STD: 8 9 HVY:10 10 Play Notes: The song carries on at a MAX's normal 300 for the most part, except for somewhere near the middle, where it drops for a couple of measure to the 140, then closes out at 320. Heavy Notes: Some say this is harder than MAXX UNLIMITED and beyond. I'd say it's comparable. If you've played both MAX 300 and MAXX UNLIMITED, the steps should be familiar, since it's kind of a split between the two. Be very careful about losing your stamina in the opener, because there are a lot of doubles in the beginning, which can drain you easily. And of course, I'd be lynched if I neglected to mention the end, which is a bunch of short to long to giant streams. Fortunately, most of these streams alternate feet, which is markedly easier than stepping around the pad. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Jondi & Spesh are part of the group Loˆq Records. Naturally, this tune was made specifically for this mix. Misc. Notes: To be perfectly honest, this song seems to take more from MAXX UNLIMITED than it does from MAX 300... ====================== 6H. Midnight Special = ====================== UNLOCK: Play 20 Songs Artist: Love Machineguns Genre: Ska* BPM: 182 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 6 STD: 5 7 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Only a little bit of chaos, but a ton of streams, and at a fast pace. The end guitar riff is one big stream to wear you down to the finish. --- Lyrics: In the furry air, you've gotta learn how to survive 'Cause you never know when it's your turn to take a dive Do we go, do we stay With your eyes in the back of your head? You never know if you'll be alive or be dead That is why Always carry You go, your midnight special Never leave Are we there, we Always better with a midnight special Hit the dock On the street Never know Who you're gonna meet Jump up there You've got lovely hands And sooooooouuuuul --- First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 3rd Mix DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: Love Machineguns is Toshio Sakurai, Hideyuki Ono, and Yuei Uematsu, all of whom are heavily involved in the Guitar Freaks and drummania series. The song is sung by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein. ============= 6I. TOE JAM = ============= UNLOCK: Pass Baile Le Samba, La Cucaracha, and Monkey Punk on Heavy Artist: Big Idea Genre: Bluegrass BPM: 112-160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 5 STD: 6 6 HVY: 9 9 Play Notes: The song starts at 112, then picks up a little bit once the beat starts going, then goes up to 160 once the percussion really kicks in. Heavy Notes: When it's slow, you'll step the banjo, mostly, with its chaotic playing. As the song speeds up, you'll play more and more normal streams, but there's still a bit of chaos to be had between the banjo and fiddle. --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for info on Big Idea. This particular song was written by Ryan Shupe, Craig Miner, and Chuck Myers. ============== 6J. ZERO-ONE = ============== UNLOCK: Score a AA Artist: Mr.T Genre: Electroshock* BPM: 160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: Like most of the Mr.T songs on this mix, you'll once again be stepping most of the melody. The steps will break off to match the percussion at certain points, which may include sixteenths. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style DDR Debut: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See fly through the night. ****************************************************************************** 7. SONG PACK SONGS (1-6) ****************************************************************************** These are the songs that are also available for download on the original Ultramix. If you have both of the Ultramix games, be sure to download the songs through the first Ultramix if you wish to play them on both games. ================= 7A. SP1 - Abyss = ================= Artist: dj TAKA Genre: Intelligence* BPM: 142 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Play Notes: About halfway through this song is a stop that lasts two measures. Heavy Notes: There are plenty of long streams in this song, and there are also lots of gallops, although the gallops are pretty standalone. Make sure you're watching to see what's a gallop and what's a straight eighth. There's only one spot that requires turning, and that's a medium-length stream near the end. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: See "A" ============================= 7B. SP1 - BURNIN' THE FLOOR = ============================= Artist: NAOKI Genre: Euro Groove* BPM: 155 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: The streams don't get very long, and there's no turning involved. Probably the only tricky part is the bridge, where the steps follow the synthesizer hits. --- Lyrics: (Look out on the dancefloor) (It's waiting for you) It's time to burn Burn, burn, burn's the fix And tell me, do you really wanna roll with this The heat is on, it's time to move So where you know just what to do The temperatures rising, no way out Going too far, can't stop now So let me know if you feel it, too When the fire gets inside of you Where have, you been all of my life I've been, looking for you I wanna dance through, dark into the daylight with you I wanna burn! Burn, burn burn, the world right The rhythm's hard to ignore Set up a big fire I just don't care anymore! Let's make it special, on a dance floor I can read the signs, but I can't use the lore Let's get it up, 'cause now's the time I really wanna make you mine tonight Let's put in the fight You and me, on a fantasy And if you really wanna learn, I'm gonna show you how to burn Burn, burn, burn, you burn me You body's talking to mine (you burn me) Sizzling sensation, our bodies like it in time (oh yeah!) You know we gonna burn, burn, burn the fire, they don't make it anymore (talk to me) Fire in big waves, yeah. I've got you burning the floor Burnin' the floor! Burnin' the floor! --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki. Vocals are by Robbie Danzie and Aaron G. ======================================== 7C. SP1 - Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix) = ======================================== Artist: Mr.T with Motoaki.F Genre: 12 Beat* BPM: 166 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 2 STD: 5 6 HVY: 9 9 Play Notes: Two stops here; at the beginning after several steps, and at the end, just before the last two notes. Heavy Notes: Definitely a hard nine-footer. First off, there are almost no eighth notes in this song, per se. Almost every time you see streams, they'll be too off to be eighth notes, but they're not quite gallops, either. They're actually triplets, with one note in the tri-puh-let series removed. Also, once the main melody begins, you'll find that the steps follow it very closely, and all the notes are triplets. It's basically the same throughout the whole song. If you know how the song sounds, you'll find it easier, but there are still some nasty turns that the song throws at you to keep you honest. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: See fly through the night for info on Mr. T. Motoaki Furukawa is the original composer of this, which is a classic tune from Gradius II, from the level of the same name. ====================== 7D. SP1 - In My Eyes = ====================== Artist: riewo Genre: Trance* BPM: 142 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 6 Heavy Notes: This song likes its freeze arrows, but it won't try to trip you up like some of these other freeze-happy songs. Beyond that, you'll find mostly simple streams. --- Lyrics: Your eyes make me free Tenshi no sei mitsumete Your eyes make me free Me o tojikashita In my eyes Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de In your eyes Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo In my eyes Kidzuite yo fukai yami no naka de In your eyes Hate shinai towa no yumemisete yo In my eyes... In my eyes... --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: riewo is Akira Yamaoka, the song composer for Konami's Silent Hill game series. He's also done plenty of work for beatmania. ========================= 7E. SP1 - Mind Parasite = ========================= Artist: TOMOSUKE Genre: Goa Trance BPM: 145 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: This song is mostly simple streams from beginning to end. The end third or so has streams that end in double steps. --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX 2nd Mix DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: Tomosuke Funaki is a BEMANI artist with his roots in beatmania. ============================= 7F. SP2 - AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL = ============================= Artist: 8bit Genre: Tribal* BPM: 200 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: One pain of a nine-footer. The streams can get pretty long (up to sixteen notes long), and they'll include turning regularly, including full spins. Nothing truly special, just a lot of it, and at a fast tempo, too... --- Lyrics: (Hai aleelokuwala beeyaka Haiaiaiai) (Jawa bala Jawa bala) (Hai aleelokuwala beeyaka Haiaiaiai) LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA! Jambalay! Jeeerah! Jambalay! Hey, vibe! Hey, hey, vibe! Ha! Brrrrah! Hey, vibe! (Heyleypolay!) Hey, hey, vibe! Ha! Brr... Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Jawa obalabala shomoba HEY! Hey, vibe! Da! Daaaah! Eylay, ohlay, ohlay, ohlay LupalupalupalupalupaLAAAA! Jeeerah! Ha! Brrrrah! Heyleypolay! --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: 8bit is a psuedonym for Naoki (info in the FAQ). Misc. Notes: The original to this remix, "AFRONOVA", is in DDR USA and DDRMAX2 USA. ==================== 7G. SP2 - FIRE DUB = ==================== Artist: ASLETICS Genre: Dub* BPM: 85 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: Lots of freezes and sixteenth notes in this slow song. Be very careful. You'll need some practice runs to follow the song properly. --- Lyrics: Push the tempest by Wh Wh w,wh Wh Wh Why? Why? Wh wh Wh Wh Why? 1, 2, 3 Why? 1, 1 1, 2, 3 You...... wh wh wh, wh Why? Why? Why? Why? I don't want no ice cream love Girl can't you Don't want no ice cream love Girl can't you, I Don't want no ice cream love Girl can't you see Don't wan, don't wan, don't I don't want no ice cream love Girl can't you Don't want no ice cream love Girl can't you I Don't want no ice cream love Girl can't you Don't want no Don't want no Don't want no Why? why? Don't want no Why? why? See see Why? See see Why? --- First Appearance: beatmania 7th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See Hit 'n' Slap ========================= 7H. SP2 - Midnite Blaze = ========================= Artist: U1 Jewel Style Genre: Euro Beat BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Whenever they play the euro-synth keyboard notes, you'll find yourself stepping to those notes. The rest is just streams, some pretty long. There are several points that would suggest you turn, but I don't think you should, because this will put you in a lousy position to tackle the rest of the streams. --- Lyrics: Stole my heart on the dance floor No way, can't leave no more What am I supposed to do without you Make you mine is all I wanna do Step by step as I approach I say to myself I need a coach I know you can read my mind You're the best that a man can find I'll be your midnite blaze Brighter than the moon and stars Guide you thru the cave of love I'm gonna dance till the morning Takes my place to shine the way When you see the light is not from me You know it's too late All nite long you take the lead Stay with me you're all I need Please make this moment last Time is running really fast Something tells me you must go Why? I need to know Do you think we will meet again? If not my future'll never begin I'll be your midnite blaze Brighter than the moon and stars Guide you thru the cave of love I'm gonna dance till the morning sunbeam Takes my place to shine the way When you see the light is not from me Told you it's too late Baby it's too late Baby it's too late Baby it's too late --- First Appearance: DDR 4th Mix (JP PS1) American Appearances: DDR Disney Mix, DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: See MAKE A JAM! for info on U1. ======================== 7I. SP2 - OUTER LIMITS = ======================== Artist: L.E.D.-G Genre: Hardcore Breakbeats* BPM: 85-342 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 8 HVY:10 10 Play Notes: It starts out at the 85 bpm, then it jams up to 342. About halfway through, it slows back down, then speeds back up. Heavy Notes: Well, what's to say. It's a ten-footer. I will say that the streams are pretty easy, compared to MAX 300, but the sheer speed of the song can tire you out quickly. --- Lyrics: And torture And destroy! Just feel alright yeah.... It's callin' out.... Just feel alright yeah.... Just feel alright yeah.... And torture And destroy! --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style (JP PS2) DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess =============================== 7J. SP2 - SOMETHING WONDERFUL = =============================== Artist: L.E.D. Genre: Epic Trance* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Ugh. Such a great song, and they give it such whacked-out steps. You really need to see it to understand it. I'll just say that there are tons of oddly placed freezes, several sixteenths leading to freezes, and steps that don't follow the melody. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style (JP PS2) DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess =================== 7K. SP3 - ANALYZE = =================== Artist: B.BANDJ Genre: Hip Hop* BPM: 93 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: This song will play lots of tricks on you with freeze arrows. One of the favorites is two sixteenths into a freeze, then jumping off immediately into two sixteenths. You'll have to do this song several times to get all the quirks down. --- Lyrics: Analyze... Analyze... 1998 Autumn I saw the phantom It had the venom Got it from Saturn This car burns Then I felt It was like a miniature sun Makin' my home melt I can't describe the pain I felt So I went face to face With this gigantic demon I tried to see him I tried to hear him I tried to smell him The closer I got The less I could see Illusions ya see Breaks make him become reality Blinded by the coal dust My ex girl had the Gold rush Ya can't trust So long as you didn't Go through the flames With ma man Biff I've 20 carrots And donkey went after the carrots Women be like that sometimes Going after what they want (Analyze...) Not what they need (Analyze...) It's the greed at the root of the tree (Analyze...) That make the fruit less juicy The girl has less taste (Analyze) An' she'll know when she's 15 Keep breakin' barriers We break barriers Across water Like a aircraft carrier We break barriers Be full speedorama To make the beat heavier Keep breakin' barriers We break barriers Across water Like a aircraft carrier We break barriers Be full speedorama To make the beat heavier Keep breakin' barriers --- First Appearance: beatmania CORE REMIX DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: B.BANDJ is a vocalist who's only composed this and one other song for beatmania, although he's done the vocals for several others. ========================================== 7L. SP3 - BABY BABY GIMME YOUR LOVE 2002 = ========================================== Artist: DIVAS Genre: R&B* BPM: 96 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: Wow. Lotsa freeze arrows. Who woulda guessed? For the most part, you'll find this song follows the lyrics and music with the steps, and that includes sixteenths. The tricks with freezes aren't as severe, however, as ANALYZE. --- Lyrics: Gimme your love, give it to me Give me that good love Baby, gimme your love I'm the one you should give your love to Take a look into this bedroom, my love Can't you clearly see, I'd give you more than time You call me friend, but you can best believe I want to reveal, there is more to me When late at night, you phone, I need, to groan, about someone else Done you wrong, and left you low I said, don't worry love (don't you worry, baby) I'm here, for you (Don't you fret) But what I'm gonna say is I'm the one you should pursue Baby, gimme your love, give it to me, give me that good love Baby, gimme your love, I'm the one you should give your love to Baby, gimme your love, give me your love, give me your love Sweet, sweet love Gimme your love, I'm the one you should give your love to Why is it you can't see, what is right here, right here in front of you I'm the one, and this is where you should be I'm the one you should give your love to Baby, baby, give me your lovin' I'm the one who ought to get your good love Gimme your love, gimme you love Baby, baby, give me your love (Give me love) --- First Appearance: beatmania 7th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: This is the same DIVAS as Secret Rendez-vous, a Naoki alias. Robbie Danzie does the vocals. ========================= 7M. SP3 - BATTLE BREAKS = ========================= Artist: DJ TAKAWO Genre: V.R.D.J Skills* BPM: 112 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: The steps follow the lyrics mostly, not that it helps you, since the lyrics are pretty nuts. Once again, you'll find more than plenty of freeze arrows, so pay close attention to the setup. --- Lyrics: Baddest DJ on 2 turntables Word up Baddest DJ on 2 turntables Baddest D DJ Baddest D J 2 turntables Say turn it up Lemme hear you say Say turn it up Say turn it up Say turn it up Baddest baddest D J Hey Hey Hey, hey, hey, hey Baddest DJ Baddest DJ Baddest D J J On On 2 turntables Thank you, thank you.... --- First Appearance: beatmania Append 5th Mix (JP PS1) DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: TAKAWO is a BEMANI artist who's done a lot for the more odd beatmania versions. ========================= 7N. SP3 - DYNAMITE RAVE = ========================= Artist: NAOKI Genre: Speed Rave* BPM: 150 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 5 5 STD: 7 6 HVY: 9 8 Heavy Notes: This song will definitely wear you down if you're not used to catas. It has everything a good cata should, though: long streams, sixteenths thrown in, double steps on some of the shorter streams, and chaos. At the beginning, you'll have to deal with some syncopation, as the first four notes are on the eighth-note beat, the next three are off, and the last two aren't, and that keeps up for several measures. Once the verse starts, you'll have eighths with groups of three sixteenths regularly thrown in. You'll get a bit of a respite from sixteenths once you get to the chorus, but those are replaced with doubles-in-streams, and long streams, then back to the second verse for more sixteenths, and then back to the chorus for more long streams and doubles. Good luck to you. --- Lyrics: 1, 2, 3, 4 Dynamite Rave! Come on everybody! (go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go) And get on the floor, yeah Techno, rave It's time to make a stand and pave the way Some might say Let it go Stay with the flow Stay on beat Move your feet On concrete Or on the dance floor You want more Then I'll give you more If it's too hardcore Let me know I'll stop the show Then bring it back To be exact At 12 o'clock Rock the spot It's too damn hot They told me so Dynamite rave It's on the down low Use your inner glow To make a move Show and prove The man with the lisp Sounds so crisp When you can see me On TV On the radio Here me blow I don't wanna give up We're gonna have a party Have a really great time Yeah Yeah! Just feel the heat Listen to the music and feel that beat C'mon, get up C'mon, c'mon Let me hear ya Let me hear ya C'mon, get up C'mon, c'mon Let me hear ya Let me hear ya Jump jump Do your thing This be the bomb Try to sing Narrator king Spread your wings Make your head ring To this song All night long Jack your body To this party Feel the pain When you strain Don't refrain Please don't stop Until you drop I don't wanna give up We're gonna have a party Have a really great time Yeah Yeah! Just feel the heat Listen to the music and feel that beat, yeah! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Konamix Artist Notes: Information on NAOKI is in the FAQ. Misc. Notes: You can find the "Down Bird SOTA Mix" of this song on DDRMAX USA. =================== 7O. SP3 - NEMESIS = =================== Artist: DJ SETUP Genre: Techno* BPM: 164 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Play Notes: This is a particularly long song (over two minutes), but it's made up for by the fact that you have about fifteen seconds of near dead time (only a freeze or a double step) Heavy Notes: The first half is particularly difficult, with lots of gallops and sixteenths. Once you pass the dead time, it's pretty easy, just gallops and streams. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th Style DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: DJ SETUP is an alias for dj TAKA (see "A") ================================ 7P. SP4 - AM-3P (303 BASS MIX) = ================================ Artist: KTz (remixed by U1) Genre: Techno Bass BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Much of the beginning of this song, and some of the end, has you following the rhythm with triplets followed by two eighths. Near the middle, you'll take on seven-note-long streams, and later the same streams, only with double steps in the beginning of them. Watch carefully near the end for some lousy off-beats thrown into the streams. --- Lyrics: Start the revolution! Kansai steppu! Kansai steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Kyushu steppu! The revolution! Oh, baby! The revolution! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! Nagoya steppu! --- First Appearance: DDR Konamix Artist Notes: KTz is a Naoki psuedonym specifically used for AM-3P. See "MAKE A JAM!" for info on U1. Misc. Notes: The original AM-3P is featured in DDR USA, DDRMAX USA, and DDRMAX2 USA, and the "AM EAST" Challenge Remix is in DDRMAX2 USA. ================================== 7Q. SP4 - MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX) = ================================== Artist: RE-VENGE Genre: Festival BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Basically a stripped-down version of MATSURI JAPAN (see below). It somewhat alternates between eighth notes and gallops. In the middle, you'll find double steps in the streams which can complicate matters. --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX 2nd Mix DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: RE-VENGE is the same as RevenG. See exotic ethnic. Misc. Notes: It should be noted that this song technially preceded the MATSURI JAPAN that we all know and love. ========================= 7R. SP4 - MATSURI JAPAN = ========================= Artist: RE-VENGE Genre: Festival BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 9 8 Heavy Notes: Here's an old favorite. It's definitely a challenging nine- footer if you don't have stamina or the concept of gallops down. There are a LOT of gallops in this song. The whole first several measures is all gallops. Once the music gets going, you have normal streams followed by a couple of gallops, and that goes on for a while. Once the whistling picks up, then you'll have eight-note streams followed by six-note streams for a long time, then more gallops, then the break (huff, huff), then pretty much gallops followed by a long stream repeatedly for the remainder of the song. --- First Appearance: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: RE-VENGE is the same as RevenG. See exotic ethnic. Misc. Notes: The normal way to write this song is with the kanji for "matsuri", which a generic word meaning "festival". ===================== 7S. SP4 - MOBO*MOGA = ===================== Artist: Orange Lounge Genre: French Pop* BPM: 172 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Several small streams. Some of them require you to crossover. Mostly the steps follow the music, with eighth notes coming in off the beat. --- Lyrics: par la fenetre de ta fiat 500 tu me regardius et je t'ai vu tes gout semblanit parfait on s'est compris tout de suite a fond et des rendez-vous de la nuit parfois on s'attend sous la pluie et tout, c'etait miracle la musique ! les yeux dans les yeux nos histoires romantiques on commence tous les deux pres de moi? English Translation: From the window of your fiat 500 you were looking at me and I saw you Your taste seems perfect We understood each other right away completely and night-time rendez-vous/meets. Sometimes they wait for each other under the rain And all of it, it was a miracle. The music! gazing into each other's eyes our romantic stories It starts with both of us Close to me... Credit for the lyrics goes to the DDRMX forums. I'm told these are not entirely correct, so any French-speaking people out there who wish to lend a hand, please do so. --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: Tomosuke Funaki is a Konami Original artist from beatmania. Shizue Tokui is the vocalist in this song, and the two of them together are Orange Lounge. ========================= 7T. SP4 - What is Love? = ========================= Artist: TOMOSUKE Genre: House* BPM: 130 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 6 7 Heavy Notes: Quite simple, really. The hardest part is the sometimes lengthy streams, with no crossovers, and some steps with freezes mixed in. --- First Appearance: beatmania 7th Mix DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See MIND PARASITE for info on TOMOSUKE. ====================== 7U. SP5 - GET IT ALL = ====================== Artist: BRASS TRICKS Genre: Big Band BPM: 140 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 5 HVY: 8 8 Heavy Notes: Kinda painful. This song likes to follow the mostly unpredictable nature of big band music. Other times, you'll find double steps in streams, and leading out of freeze arrows. Of particular note also are double taps on sixteenth notes (which follows the music, so you can see them coming). --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: This is Kazuhiro Senoo, an artist who's done several DMX tunes, and a bunch of Guitar Freaks and drummania tunes as well. ================================================== 7V. SP5 - Heaven is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix) = ================================================== Artist: Hiro feat. Sweet little 30's Genre: Swing BPM: 63-190 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: About halfway through the second verse, the songs slows down on "Lightning streak!" At the final chorus, the song slows down again just after "Nobody get in my way!" Heavy Notes: This song's a swing song, and almost all the steps are triplets. The steps aren't all that difficult, but the fast tempo can trip you up. --- Lyrics: I'm a cool cat making waves all over town. When they see me coming everybody's heads turn 'round. With my twin cam, dual exhaust, and my ragtop down. I'm a ladies' man, just a terrible lousy freak. I'll call your daughter, any day of the week. With attention to the chrome, I'm a LIGHTNING STREAK! Heaven is a '57 metallic gray! Nobody get in my way! Heaven is a '57 metallic gray. --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade) Artist Notes: Hiro is Kazuhiro Senoo (see GET IT ALL). Also working on this tune is Hideyuki Ono. Vocals are by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein. ==================== 7W. SP5 - JANEJANA = ==================== Artist: T.E.M.P.O. feat. Mohammed & Emi Genre: World House BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: The main feature of this tune are the long streams that carry along with the driving music. There are also a few gallops, and the end of the song follows the odd beat. --- Lyrics: Haven't got a clue. Help! --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: T.E.M.P.O. is Tomosuke Funaki, a BEMANI artist who composes for many different series. Mohammed and Emi are the vocalists. =================== 7X. SP5 - KAKUMEI = =================== Artist: dj TAKA with NAOKI Genre: Orchestral* BPM: 148 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 3 STD: 6 5 HVY: 9 9 Play Notes: Although I put the tempo as static, it actually slows down at the beginning before getting back up to speed. The only place this is really an issue is on Heavy. Heavy Notes: Plenty of gallops that follow the piano hits. That'd be easy if it weren't for the fact that eighth notes are regularly mixed in with them, making it tough to read. There are also a few sixteenth clusters thrown in, as well as a long stream shortly after the middle (with gallops thrown in). --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 7th Style DDR Debut: DDRMAX2: DDR 7th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki, and "A" for info on dj TAKA. Misc. Notes: This song is based off Frederic Chopin's work entitled "Revolutionary Etude", which is his tenth opus, number 12. Kakumei is taken from the kanji "kaku" and "mei", which together make the word "revolution". No, there are no Challenge steps. Ultramix doesn't have them. =========================== 7Y. SP5 - MEANING OF LIFE = =========================== Artist: K.Wit feat. Gary Genre: Hip Hop BPM: 112 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 4 4 HVY: 6 6 Heavy Notes: Difficult for a six-footer. The streams tend to have double- steps in them (common among the later song packs), as well as a few odd gallops. --- Lyrics: So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) So what' the meaning of, meaning of, meaning of life? Many people living life Like they just don't know where to go Ask the mass and get there fast To be sure you'll reach your goal Smiling faces, ancient places All a mountain made to one In this life you get one show And your rehearsal's almost done So what's the meaning of life? I don't know, whatcha think about it I try hard to contemplate the revelations Hard times persist While the rich are getting richer He has got your game Till the time to pay the fiddler Pick up the revolution Where we last left off Armageddon, it is written So you know who lost Enemies, trippin' thieves Try to steal the night All the while, keep your smile Don't give up the fight (Live life slow) Live it one day at a time (It's your show) It's your show (Take your time) Take your time and do it right (Keep your smile) Ah-ha-ha-ha Many people living life Like they just don't know where to go Ask the mass and get there fast To be sure you'll reach your goal Smiling faces, ancient places All a mountain made to one In this life you get one show And your rehearsal's almost done So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) Dig deep So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) Dig deep So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) So what's the meaning of life? (I don't know, whatcha think about it) So you wanna be the king, huh --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: K.Wit is Kazuhiro Senoo (see GET IT ALL). Gary Adkins is the vocalist. ========================= 7Z. SP6 - BAILA! BAILA! = ========================= Artist: DANDY MINIERO Genre: Latin Pop* BPM: 124 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: Once again, you'll find double steps inserted into the streams, but not too extremely. Also, there are points where double steps follow the music. --- Lyrics: (coming eventually) --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: DANDY MINIERO is a Naoki alias. ============================ 7AA. SP6 - BROKEN MY HEART = ============================ Artist: NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY Genre: Hyper Euro Beat* BPM: 160 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 5 6 HVY: 9 9 Heavy Notes: There are a lot of notes in this relatively long song. You'll start with some sixteenths thrown in, but that's just the beginning. Once you reach the lyrics, you'll find long streams with turns, and streams with doubles thrown in. Nothing more difficult than that, but there are a lot of them. --- Lyrics: You've broken my heart Boy, you've torn my live apart Oh, right from the very start Now, I've got to get this guy out of my head Before I lose control, you were The only, man to feel my love (feel my love) Now, it's changed, and you know That you cut me like a knife You've broken my heart (broken my heart) This can't be right (no, no, not right) I'm teling you I know it's true, That I'd die for you (die for you) Baby, broken my heart.. Oh, no, no (oh no) Baby, you were everything (everything) Now you say it's over, I know - that you won't be coming back You've broken my heart Torn me apart It can't be right Maybe I was wrong to see The evil in you (evil in you) Broken my heart (broken my heart) Right from the start (yeah, from the start) I just can't believe it's true You throw me away (throw me away) Baby, broke my heart.. --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR 5th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: See FAQ for info on Naoki. Paula Terry is the vocalist that Naoki generally favors to use for his eurobeat songs. ========================== 7BB. SP6 - GORGEOUS 2012 = ========================== Artist: THE SURRENDERS Genre: Latin Trance BPM: 135 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Streams don't involve turning, but have double steps in them, and there are a few streams that consist of only doubles. There are a few 16th step clusters, gallops, and a few tricks with freeze arrows (like jumping to double steps). --- Lyrics: (coming eventually) --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: THE SURRENDERS is a Naoki alias. =================================================== 7CC. SP6 - INFINITE PRAYER (floating flock style) = =================================================== Artist: L.E.D. LIGHT feat. Goro Genre: Ambient* BPM: 120 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 8 Heavy Notes: A slower INFINITE PRAYER, but the steps are more complicated. Double steps in streams (surprised?), plenty of 16th-note clusters, and eighth note taps which are off the beat. --- First Appearance: beatmania Append ClubMix (JP PS1) DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: See Love Is Dreaminess for info on L.E.D. Misc. Notes: The original INFINITE PRAYER can be found in DDR Ultramix. ====================== 7DD. SP6 - MAD BLAST = ====================== Artist: THE INFECTION Genre: Hardcore Metal BPM: 180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 7 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: A painful eight-footer, mostly due to the complication of the steps, which include double steps in streams, and lots of chaos that tends to follow the music. Oh, and the speed doesn't help either. --- First Appearance: Dance ManiaX DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix Artist Notes: THE INFECTION is Kazuhiro Senoo (see GET IT ALL). ****************************************************************************** 8. SONG PACK SONGS (7+) ****************************************************************************** These song packs are only available for Ultramix 2. You cannot use them at all for the original Ultramix. ============================== 8A. SP7 - END OF THE CENTURY = ============================== Artist: NO. 9 Genre: Dance Speed* BPM: 170 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 5 STD: 7 6 HVY: 8 9 Heavy Notes: The hardest parts are during the rap lyrics, that involves streams that aren't too long, but are very tough to step, with multiple turns, and then those streams start throwing in double steps, which requires you to make some quick leaps at this speed. During the chorus, it's a little bit easier, with double steps on quarters and some small streams. --- Lyrics: End of the century Misery, can it be chaos who's the boss Suffer a great loss Man woman child No longer exist Only the good ones will be missed Life, love, cherish it all Who will be left to conquer it all The end is coming Don't start running There's nowhere to run Don't grab a gun All over the land hear this roar No one know what's in store Look for the star, he's on his way No one knows what to do today Love your self and all around In a blink of an eye You won't hear a sound Your heart is pounding at rapid speed Man will always feel the need for greed Let's go for it Now you can't miss Al-though-this-was-the-be-ginning Beware because the end is here The sky is falling Eyes are bawling You had your chance To make your stance Love is a must Life don't lust Not time to fuss People start to cuss Cry out who's going to care Have no doubt have no fear Believe in me I'll show you the way Some people think the year 2G is so scary Let's wait and see The world will shot down most won't admit People go crazy People catch fits Fire breaks out One way to stop Play hip hop, non-stop-stop Remember these words And what I said You just might wake up brain dead The feeling (feeling) Is amazing (amazing) Oh boy, I want you (come on and get me) Some just say the world is changing Many people will agree Many changes we are seeing I just say... It's the end... It's the end... It's the end of the century End of the century! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: NO. 9 is yet another psuedonym for Naoki Maeda. Both Paula Terry and Argie Phine supply the lyrics. Misc. Notes: The artist name is a reference to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and the song's tune is based off Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". =========================== 8B. SP7 - era (nostalmix) = =========================== Artist: TaQ Genre: Drum'N'Bass* BPM: 90-180 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 8 8 Play Notes: About halfway through the song, it slows from 180 BPM to 90, then speeds back up after eight measures, then goes at 180 until the end, where it slows back down to 90 as you approach the last step. Heavy Notes: The first 180 section starts with short streams, which increase in length and difficulty as you progress in the song. Nothing too manic. Once you hit the slowdown, you'll face arrows that match the percussion hits. Once you speed back up, you'll face long streams, with triple taps on one arrow linking some of the shorter streams together. It's a drainer. --- First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd Style DDR Debut: DDR 4th Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR Konamix, DDRMAX USA Artist Notes: TaQ Sakihabara is a popular Konami Original artist, who's done many beatmania tunes. ======================================== 8C. SP7 - i feel... (Junk Circuit Mix) = ======================================== Artist: Junk Circuit Genre: Trance BPM: 141 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 3 3 STD: 5 6 HVY: 7 9 Heavy Notes: COMING SOON --- Lyrics: --- First Appearance: BRAND NEW Artist Notes: See the T.O.Y. Remix of this song for info on Akira Yamaoka, the original composer of this tune. Junk Circuit is an Australian group and part of the "A Different Drum" label. Formed in late 2003, they are Albert Martinez, Sondrine Terez, and Anthony Banister. For more info on their legitimate work, check out junkcircuit.com ======================= 8D. SP7 - La Senorita = ======================= Artist: CAPTAIN.T Genre: Latin Pop BPM: 182 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 4 4 STD: 6 6 HVY: 7 9 Heavy Notes: The main thing you'll notice about this song is that it follows the music (on Heavy) pretty well. It's basically short streams that aren't always on the beat. Probably the toughest portion of this song is right before the second verse, where you'll have to go from a stream into a double step. --- Lyrics: Sitting in the corner with a coffee cup Reading the newspaper, not looking up She smiles as she finds something funny there, The sunlight shining in her hair When she leaves you want to follow her anywhere Her dress is too tight but you can't let her see you stare And she's a hot one, a jalepena Ooh la Senorita You'll never get close enough To la Senorita Hora, sa fuega You know she has a mind, she has an attitude And she likes her space and her solitude She'll tease you or please you, if she's feeling good Or burn you like you knew she would When she smiles It's like the sun shining on your face Pulling and stretching her leather and lace And she's a hot one, a jalepena Ooh la Senorita In Baja, California Ooh la Senorita Ooh la Senorita Ole! --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDR USA, DDR Extreme USA Artist Notes: CAPTAIN.T is Thomas Howard Lichtenstein, more popular for the Silent Hill songs and his work on Guitar Freaks. Misc. Notes: A remix of this, called "La Senorita Virtual", is in DDR Konamix and DDR Ultramix. ======================= 8E. SP7 - Silent Hill = ======================= Artist: THOMAS HOWARD Genre: Xmas Ballad BPM: 125 Difficulty: Sgl Dbl LGT: 2 4 STD: 6 5 HVY: 7 7 Heavy Notes: Big thing you'll pick up on is the two separate thirty-two step long streams in the verse. After that, it's just some medium-length streams and a few double steps within those streams. --- Lyrics: Ooooohhhhhh Ooooohhhhhh Lights on the avenue All seem so far away I'm up here drinking a toast to you On such a special day Tonight is the night for I love you's Wish we could have this feeling Throughout the year Christmas is here Christmas is here Ooooohhhhhh Tonight is the night for I love you's And if you hold me near you You'll feel my heart Beating for two Tonight is the night for I love you's (Lights on the avenue, all seem so far away) Up above the snow is falling And stars disappear My heart is calling Christmas is here --- First Appearance: DDR 3rd Mix (Arcade) American Appearances: DDRMAX USA, DDRMAX2 USA Artist Notes: More famous for his work on the Konami rhythm games Drum Mania and Guitar Freaks, Thomas Howard Lichtenstein is, nonetheless, popular for this old Christmas standby. Misc. Notes: The "3rd christmas" Challenge Remix of this song is found in DDRMAX2 USA. ****************************************************************************** 9. CHALLENGE MODE ****************************************************************************** Just like the last game, this mode gives you specific (and sometimes unfair) challenges, where you'll play a song or part of one and fulfil certain requirements. They don't mention it on the specific challenges, but it almost goes without saying: you'll automatically fail a challenge if your Dance Gauge empties, just like in normal play. ============== 9A. Practice = ============== Challenge 1 - Song: 19, November Difficulty: Light Bars: 50-68 Challenge: Get no BOOs as you play this song. Challenge 2 - Song: I'm In Heaven (Radio Version) Difficulty: Light Bars: 16-40 Challenge: Score a full combo on this section: all PERFECTs and GREATs. Challenge 3 - Song: Standing Still In Time Difficulty: Standard Bars: 1-49 Options: Dance Gauge begins low. Challenge: You must finish the song with the Dance Gauge full. This, of course, means not blowing it at the end. Challenge 4 - Song: Wherever You Are Difficulty: Light Bars: 1-55 Options: Some Poison Arrows Challenge: Finish this song. Watch out for blackish "Poison Arrows". If you step these, they will knock your Dance Gauge down quite a bit. Challenge 5 - Song: After all (Svenson & Gielen Remix Edit) Difficulty: Standard Bars: 30-61 Options: Song speed is halved. Challenge: Score at least 80% PERFECTs. A lot of Challenges have a PERFECT threshold, so you should really work on your Perfect Attack skills before seriously attempting them. Challenge 6 - Song: LUV TO ME (UCCHIE'S EDITION) Difficulty: Standard Bars: 1-64 Options: Sudden Challenge: Full combo this song. =========== 9B. Light = =========== Challenge 1 - Song: FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING) Difficulty: Standard Bars: 1-54 Options: Some Poison Arrows, Dance Gauge begins low Challenge: Finish this song. Again, watch for the blackish Poison Arrows. Challenge 2 - Song: Hit 'n' Slap Difficulty: Standard Bars: 1-34 Options: Dance Gauge begins low, Dance Gauge will not refill Challenge: Finish this song. Challenge 3 - Song: R10K Difficulty: Standard Bars: 40-62 Options: Hidden, Reverse Challenge: Finish this section with a full Dance Gauge. Challenge 4 - Song: RIDE ON THE LIGHT (HI GREAT MIX) Difficulty: Standard Bars: 34-66 Challenge: Full combo this section and get 80% PERFECTs. Challenge 5 - Song: GYRUSS (FULL TILT) Difficulty: Standard Bars: 1-64 Challenge: Get a combo no greater than 10. You can do this one of two ways: get a combo of 10, then purposely miss the next step, or try for as many GOODs as you can, which will automatically break the combo, but not reduce your Dance Gauge. Either way is potentially risky. Don't forget that a double step is worth two on the combo, so if you hit a double step when your combo's 9, it's over. Challenge 6 - Song: Sleepwalker Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-57 Options: The background music doesn't match the steps. May as well just mute the TV. Challenge: Get one BOO, and all the rest of the song needs to be GREAT or better. Furthermore, you need to 80% PERFECTs. ============== 9C. Standard = ============== Challenge 1 - Song: Love Is Dreaminess Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-89 Challenge: Stepping on any double steps will automatically fail you. You must full combo the rest of the song, though. Challenge 2 - Song: fly through the night Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 17-48 Options: Dance Gauge begins low Challenge: Do not go over 50% on the Dance Gauge at any point. End this section with less than 15% on the Dance Gauge. Challenge 3 - Song: 321STARS Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-65 Challenge: Get a combo no greater than 10. Challenge 4 - Song: MAXX UNLIMITED Difficulty: Standard Bars: 1-117 Challenge: Only step on double steps. This will get quite harrowing near the end, since it's almost chiefly double steps. Challenge 5 - Song: Skulk Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 20-36 Challenge: Step on any quarter note and you'll immediately fail. Challenge 6 - Song: In My Eyes (Midihead Remix) Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-70 Challenge: Get 90% PERFECTs. Tough with all the sixteenths. =========== 9D. Heavy = =========== Challenge 1 - Song: route 80s Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-54 Options: Many Poison Arrows, 1.5x arrow speed Challenge: Finish this song. Stepping on a Poison Arrow immediately fails you. Challenge 2 - Song: MY SUMMER LOVE Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-38 Options: 5x arrow speed Challenge: Do not step on any consecutive arrows in the song, as in, don't step on a Left, then another Left following it (you can if there are other arrows in between, or if one's a double step). You shouldn't run across too many consecutive instances in this song, and definitely not in the sixteenth section. Challenge 3 - Song: MAKE A JAM! Difficulty: Light Bars: 3-7 Options: Stealth, Dark Challenge: Get all PERFECTs. There are only twelve steps, though. Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Down, then Left-Right-Left-Right in eighths. Challenge 4 - Song: VJ Army Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-69 Options: Boost, Phantom, Reverse Challenge: Full combo this song, and get 85% PERFECTs. Challenge 5 - Song: THE BIG VOYAGER (INFINITE PRAYER REINTERPRETATION) Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-49 Challenge: Finish this song. Stepping on any eighth note will fail you. Challenge 6 - Song: Macho Gang Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-49 Options: Hidden Challenge: Finish this song. Stepping on any double steps will fail you. =========== 9E. Extra = =========== Challenge 1 - Song: G2 Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-82 Challenge: Full combo this song and get 90% PERFECTs. Passing this challenge will unlock G2. Challenge 2 - Song: TOE JAM Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-67 Challenge: Get 100 PERFECTs, 100 GREATs, and 100 GOODs. I suggest going for the GOODs, first. You'll rack up GREATs while doing so. Challenge 3 - Song: LEADING CYBER Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 35-42 Options: Phantom, Dark Challenge: Full combo this section and get 90% PERFECTs. Challenge 4 - Song: MAXX UNLIMITED Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 35-42 Challenge: Like Heavy 2, you cannot step any consecutive arrows of the same kind. Challenge 5 - Song: DEAD END Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 63-67 Challenge: Score 0 Points. This means you can't get anything better than a GOOD or else you're busted. Of course, you also have to survive. Challenge 6 - Song: ZERO-ONE Difficulty: Heavy Bars: 1-65 Options: Dance Gauge will not refill Challenge: Finish this song. Stepping on any 16th note step will fail you. ****************************************************************************** 10. OTHER MODES ****************************************************************************** Here are the other modes besides the standard Game Mode and Challenge Mode. ================== 10A. Battle Mode = ================== This mode is similar to Game Mode, only grades will not be recorded. However, you can have as many as four people playing, and can even play Versus Doubles if you wish. Also, you can choose to have CPU players to play against. There are two types of play in Battle Mode: Score Battle - Play as you normally would in Game Mode. The person with the highest score wins. Point Battle - This mode is only for two players. Each player begins with sixteen points. Whenever a player registers a worse step than the other player (for instance, Player 1 hits a step at PERFECT! and Player 2 at GREAT) the lower stepping player loses a point. When one player loses all his points, the game's over. If both players make it to the end of the song, then the person with more points remaining is the winner. ================= 10B. Party Mode = ================= This mode has several new smaller modes, kind of a catch-all for the new stuff. --- Attack Mode This is a mode for two players, or one versus a CPU opponent. The object of this game is to hinder your opponent through "attacks", which you initiate by getting five of a particular arrow in a row. Each arrow has a different effect associated with it: Down Arrow (Attack): Your opponent's Step Zone is lowered on the screen a bit. Up Arrow (Recovery): Your Step Zone is raised on the screen a bit. Left Arrow (Virus): You will prevent your opponent's next Attack or Recovery. Right Arrow (Firewall): You will prevent your opponent's next Virus. Those are for playing on the left side. The right side flips the effects of the left and right arrows (for some reason). --- Bomb Mode Your basic "Hot Potato" mode, available for up to four players, with any number of CPU players. You play as normal, except one player has the bomb. If that player reaches a combo of five while he has it, he'll pass the bomb off to another player. If you're holding the bomb when it explodes, you're out of the game. The last player left standing is the winner. --- Quad Mode Yep, the rumors are true. If you have enough room, a big enough TV, and four pads, you can try to play Quad Mode. I'm sure it goes without saying, but this mode is designed for one player only, although it may be fun to get a kind of round going for four people. The difficulties for Quad Mode are valued at the same as they are for Double Mode. --- Sync Mode This is a tough mode. There really isn't much to it, except for the fact that everyone's trying for a full combo. It's a game for two to four players, with any number of CPU (although having them does seem useless). Basically, you pick a song and play. If anyone breaks the combo, it's game over. =================== 10C. Workout Mode = =================== Start by selecting your weight, and then your difficulty and song. The game will count the calories as you step. At the end of your song, you'll receive a chart on your progress: Odometer Current: Keeps track of the "miles" you've performed. Odometer Overall: The "miles" in all your plays. Pedometer: Total number of steps in the workout. Workout Graph: Shows your progress over time. Calories: Shows how many calories you burned in the last song. Overall: Shows how many calories you've burned overall. ==================== 10D. Training Mode = ==================== Select this to pick songs and tackle them on your own terms. You may select the song, the mode (Single or Double), its difficulty, and any Edit Data you wish. In addition (unlike other modes of gameplay), you can set Handclap or Metronome being on, which allows you to play with any combination of the music, a metronome (which marks standard quarter note beats), and a handclap (which claps whenever there's an arrow). You can also set "Timing". With it set to "On", you'll receive notification whether you're early, late, or just on the steps instead of the standard grades. Also, you can set the song's speed. Unlike the song option called Speed, this actually changes how fast the song goes. It's good for taking fast songs at speeds you can manage. Finally, you can set what measure the song begins and ends using the "Play Area" function below it will allow you to quickly change between the measures you select and the whole song. ================ 10E. Edit Mode = ================ Well, I'm not gonna go through all the possibilities that Edit Mode offers here. Honestly, if you're serious about Editing, you'll probably know to read the instructions on this one. Seriously, there's too much info about it for me to justify making a section for it. ****************************************************************************** 11. SECRETS ****************************************************************************** Credits Mini-Game Not exactly a secret, but some people seem to have trouble figuring this out. Go to the Options section, then access the Credits from there. As the Credits roll, arrows will appear in the upper-left portion of the screen. Once they "fade in" and assume a color, then you can step them at basically any speed you wish, sort of like a "Simon Says" kind of gameplay. If you make a mistake of any kind, and that includes stepping the wrong point, it will automatically fade to the next set of steps. Completing steps properly will make your score rise. Personally, I cheated and just used the ABXY buttons on the X-BOX controller to get a decent score. --- Unlockable Songs .59 (Kyd Konami Mix) by Jesper Kyd Unlock: Pass Istanbul CafÈ and Red Room on Heavy G2 by Aya Unlock: Pass 200 Songs OR pass the Challenge "Extra 1" GYRUSS (FULL TILT) by JT.1Up Unlock: Pass 50 Songs i feel... (T.O.Y. Remix) by T.O.Y. Unlock: Score 12000 in the Credits Mini-Game (see above) In My Eyes (Midihead Remix) by Midihead Unlock: Pass 100 Songs MAKE A JAM! (Dub/House) by Big Idea Unlock: Pass MAKE A JAM! on Light, Standard, and Heavy MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) by Jondi & Spesh Unlock: Score a AAA or pass MAXX UNLIMITED on Heavy Midnight Special by Love Machineguns Unlock: Pass 20 Songs Toe Jam by Big Idea Unlock: Pass Baile Le Samba, La Cucaracha, and Monkey Punk on Heavy ZERO-ONE by Mr.T Unlock: Score a AA ****************************************************************************** 12. X-BOX LIVE ****************************************************************************** Select this to play online on LIVE. Select your account and you'll be sent to the Ultramix 2 online room. You can only play against other UM2 players, not UM1 players. --- Quickmatch: Select this to randomly be thrust into a created game. Optimatch: Select criteria, and then you'll get a list of games that fit: Mode: Single or Double Type: Score Battles, Point Battles, Attack, or Bomb Difficulty: Light, Standard, Heavy, or Any Song: Select a specific song to see if anyone's playing it. I suggest not using it unless the room's VERY populated. Create Match: Make your own game. Make sure that if you want others to play that you open up slots for them. Tournament: This option will open up the Tournament sub-menu, where you can play against up to 15 other players in a one-on-one tournament bracket style. There are Quick Tournament and OptiTournament options just like with normal matches. Friends List: The people you have picked as your friends. Player Rankings: The nation-wide Ultramix rankings online. This is also the place where you can upload or download any Edits you've thrown together. Player Options: Set your options for gameplay. Download New Content: Hit it and download song packs! Do it now! Only five bucks a pack! ****************************************************************************** 13. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF ****************************************************************************** ============ 13A. Legal = ============ This FAQ was made 100% by me, and is Copyright © 2004 Scott "CyricZ" Zdankiewicz. You may not take it in whole or in part and claim it as your own. You may not alter it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that includes putting it in HTML format. Please donít post this on your site unless you have express consent by me. Iíve put a lot of time into this. Give me some credit... All songs and their lyrics are copyright their respective owners. DDR is Copyright © 1998-2004 Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. Currently, the following sites have permission to post my FAQ: www.gamefaqs.com www.gamewinners.com www.ign.com www.cheatcc.com www.cheatplanet.com I'm not going to allow people with small personal sites to post this FAQ. They may post the link on GameFAQs with all the DDREX guides, but, trying to keep updates, well, updated, I'll only allow large committed sites that I trust. ======================== 13B. E-mail Guidelines = ======================== If you wish to e-mail me, be sure to follow these guidelines... - Make ABSOLUTELY sure I haven't already answered your question in the guide. - Make sure it has something to do with DDR Ultramix 2. I don't want spam, chain letters, offers for friendship. Don't bother me with info on other DDR games, really. I keep my ear pretty close to the ground about such things, and I'll probably know about it before you. Compliment me on the FAQ all you want, though... - Make sure you say "DDR Ultramix 2" at one point in your e-mail. I have more than one DDR FAQ, and I can't always figure the question out without specifying what game you're asking about. - Asking how to beat a song will result in a deletion. There really are no tips to offer for DDR'ing besides what I have in my section. It has to come from your own skill and desire to pass. - Spell correctly and use proper grammar, please. If I can't understand your e-mail, it'll go to the junk pile... ============== 13C. Credits = ============== CJayC and Al Amaloo for having this on their sites. The members of the GameFAQs BEMANI & Rhythm Action board for all their help in making this guide as complete as possible. www.animelyrics.com, for compiling, catalouging, and translating tons of lyrics, including those in the DDR games. Konami and the BEMANI studio, for their effort in bringing a superb game to the States. ====================== 13D. Version Updates = ====================== Version 0.9 - 1/2/2005 - All the songs and song pack songs except for G2 and i feel... (Junk Circuit Mix). ===================== 13E. The Final Word = ===================== KCEH did good on this one. There are still a few annoying qualities about the Ultramixes in general that weren't addressed here, but the song list is quite solid. Take care and happy dancing!