Dance Dance Revolution
Components: Arrow Gauge, score
Skills required / taught: Dexterity, timing, balance
Object: Step on arrowed titles on a dance pad in time with music as directed by the game.

About the Game

Dance Dance Revolution, abbreviated DDR, is a music video game series produced by Konami. Introduced in Japan in 1998 as part of the Bemani series, and released in North America and Europe in 1999, Dance Dance Revolution is the pioneering series of the rhythm and dance genre in video games.

How it Works
Players stand on a "dance platform" or stage and hit colored arrows laid out in a cross with their feet to musical and visual cues. Players are judged by how well they time their dance to the patterns presented to them and are allowed to choose more music to play to if they receive a passing score.

Thought Bubble
Audio – Adding music allows the player to experience the game not only visually but audibly as well, creating a more immersive gaming experience.

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