Dance Dance Revolution
Arrow Gauge, score
Skills required / taught:
Step on arrowed titles on a
dance pad in time with music as directed by 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.
Audio – Adding music allows the player to experience the game not
only visually but audibly as well, creating a more immersive gaming
More than just a game – DDR, while being enjoyable to play, is also
physically demanding on the player and many people have played the
game as a means to exercise. Consider making a game that someone
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