ddr is a video game you play with your feet, using a dance pad connected to your ps1 or ps2 instead of a controller.... (or at the arcade, a platform).<br><br><br><br>
you hit the arrows on the dance pad in time with the arrows on the screen... to the beat of the music.<br><br><br><br>
it's really a lot of fun, and a great workout.<br><br><br><br>
here's a good explanation...<br><br><br><br>
(from <a href="http://www.ddrfreak.com/aboutddr.php" target="_blank">http://www.ddrfreak.com/aboutddr.php</a>)<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">DDR conceptually is a very simple game. There is a platform (or dance pad) with four arrows: up, down, left, and right.<br><br><br><br>
There are four stationary arrows at the top of the screen. There will be arrows that scroll up from the bottom of the screen.<br><br><br><br>
When the scrolling arrows overlap the stationary arrows, you then hit the corresponding arrow on the platform.</div>
Dance Dance Revolution is simply the greatest and most entertaining game ever! Especially when you're slightly drunk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""><br><br><br><br>
I've never played the Playstation version though - only at an arcade up in London.
i have never played pump it up... (and i don't know anywhere around where i live to play) ...but could you tell me what you like better about pump it up (vs. ddr) ? i'm just curious! maybe one day i'll get to play it and find out for myself...<br><br><br><br>
A lot of people feel that PIU is harder than DDR, because it has five buttons, instead of four. (Although I think the newest version of DDR has six? I haven't seen a machine, so I don't know.)<br><br><br><br>
Despite this, I'm better at PIU than I ever was a DDR. I guess it's something about the movements and/or choreography that I am just better able to handle. DDR always felt more like aerobics than dancing, and the movements in PIU feel more like real dancing, IMHO. (Although realistically, the only game which have movements that could really be used in a club would be Para Para.) I'm not all that great...I can play most of the songs in Normal mode, and I can get survive the easiest songs in Hard mode, but that's about it. I have friends who are a lot better than I am, though.<br><br><br><br>
The American releases of DDR don't feature the best songs, IMHO. Where's the Butterfly, Bumblebee, and Dam Dariram? (I believe the license holders would not permit those songs to be used in the US release. Bah.) The music in PIU is great, IMHO. Space Fantasy is one of the most spastic things I've ever heard, aside from Ultra Relax! I really respect the fact that while there is a US release of PIU, they kept most of the original Korean music, aside from the addition of a few cheesy covers of American pop songs.<br><br><br><br>
So that's about it, I think. ^^;;<br><br><br><br>
I think Bemani games in general are pretty neat. Have you played the one with the Maracas? (sp?)
no, i have not played that... i like that they make interactive type games though.<br><br><br><br>
yes, ddr is like aerobics, but i like that about it... pump it up sounds more fun though, if it feels more like dancing.<br><br><br><br>
did you hear they're coming out with an aerobics revolution next month in japan for use with the ddr pad? in aerobics revolution, you are supposed to do arm movements too (no clue on how that will be scored in the game, though).<br><br><br><br>
i agree about the songs... i wish that the ddr songs (in general) weren't so cheesy!!! i love playing it though, but i hate having the really lame music stuck in my head from playing it all the time.<br><br><br><br>
thanks for the info... i want to try pump it up now!
Aw, boiee, you should see mah moves up on da DDR. Oh yeah...<br><br><br><br>
Actually...I'm not so great at it because I have 2 left feet. My friends and I moved into the Putt Putt arcade here during the summer to play DDR...
The only thing I don't like about PIU, DDR, etc, is that while the jumps are fun, I tend to, um, bounce. A lot. I would venture to say that the guys probably enjoy looking at that kind of thing, but the experience is rather uncomfortable.<br><br><br><br>
If I know I'm going to go play, I'll try to wear a sports bra, but sometimes I just end up at the arcade with a group of friends, and I'm not prepared. I usually pull the shoe excuse, at that point. ^^;;<br><br><br><br>
"Oh, I can't play tonight...I'm wearing boots!"
i *just* started playing ddr at home on a ps2. (so i'm not that great, but i am a lot better than i was the first time i played!) i am already addicted. i am hoping this game will help me get fit if i play at least an hour every day. (and i can't imagine NOT playing it every day, as much as i enjoy it!)<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Vegankat</i><br><br><b>Actually...I'm not so great at it because I have 2 left feet.</b></div>
vegankat ~ have you seen the movie, best in show? (whenever anyone mentions "two left feet" i always think of eugene levy's character in that movie...)<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Seadolphin</i><br><br><b>Sounds like fun! I wanna play.</b></div>
seadolphin ~ i don't know about a home version for pump it up, but if you have a ps1 or ps2, you should look into buying a ddr dance pad and one of the ddr games! (of course, you will want to try it out in an arcade first, just to see if you like it. start with a semi-slow song!)
<a href="http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rdf7d/batmanddr.avi" target="_blank">http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rdf7d/batmanddr.avi</a><br><br><br><br>
Watch to see one of the most amazing examples of DDR I've ever seen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
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