Dance Dance Revolution Series:
Character Guide
Playstation, Dreamcast, & Arcade FAQ
January 20th 2001, Revision 0.7

Written By :  Crono
E-mail     :  crono@animeondvd.com
Real Name  :  Justin Strauss
Home Page  :  www.tows.org



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Table of Contents:
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0.0 Revision History

0.5 FAQ Description

1.0 Generation One

2.0 Generation Two

3.0 Generation Three

4.0 Generation Four

5.0 Game Title Character Select

6.0 Contributions and Thank-You's



0.0 Revision History
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V0.6 - 09/15/99 - Pre-Release. Architecture is layed out, not uploaded yet.
                - Complete sections for all 16 characters, up to 2nd Mix.
                - Character models, full 24+ are listed alphabetically.
                - Official names for characters added from Konami.

V0.7 - 01/20/01 - Initial Upload! FAQ formatted to my newest basic layout.
                - Complete sections for all 32 characters, up to 4th Mix.
                - Character models, full 50+ are listed alphabetically.
                - Character availability charts for each game title.

V1.0 - 02/??/01 - Coming Soon! See what's expected in future versions:

Coming Soon:

    -Character charts for OhaSta DDR and Best Hits.
    -Character descriptions for the generation sections.
    -whatever might be left out.



1.0 FAQ Description
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    Although the original Dance Dance Revolution arcade game did not rely much 
on unique or creative character designs, the newest titles have grown to include 
quite a distinct bunch of personalities. And, with each new version we receive, 
the characters are shuffled back and forth (within home and arcade releases of 
any particular title). As of this moment, there are a total of thirty-two unique 
character personalities in the game. When including variant costumes on these, 
there are over fifty character models to choose from. The purpose of this FAQ is 
to either introduce or explain the characters to players of the game (veterans 
or newbies) and keep an orderly roster list of them all (and besides, before 3rd 
Mix was out, the game never even told you the names of these characters).

    The "generation one" includes the characters from the first DDR game. 
Generation two includes those characters who were new to DDR 2nd Mix. Generation 
four, then, obviously includes the characters who were new to DDR 4th Mix. And 
so on. The current trend is for each new game to include four new teams (each 
with a male and female character) for a total of eight new characters per 
generation. For each home console DDR title that is released, the game has 
always been sure to include every character from the previous games along with 
the new generation. And, characters from previous versions tend to carry over 
and be used in the later titles (even in the arcade).

    The generations will be listed only as the "newcomers" for each title. They 
will be numbered one to eight, according to their naturally selectable order. As 
for the selectable character list, for each specific arcade or home console 
title, those will be listed in the final section. In this "game title character 
select" section, the entire list of selectable character "models" will be listed 
for each DDR game (which, in most cases, involves a secondary or third model of 
a few key characters). The "master model list" at the end sorts every character 
model to appear in any DDR game, alphabetically.



1.0 Generation One
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  Origins

      01. "Afro"
      02. "Lady"

  Puppets:01

      03. "Consento:01"
      04. "Oshare-Zukin"

  Disc-Being

      05. "Disc-A"
      06. "Disc-B"

  Creatures

      07. "Space-Man"
      08. "Tamako"



2.0 Generation Two
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  Dread&Janet

      01. "Dread"
      02. "Janet"

  Puppets:02

      03. "Consento:02"
      04. "Kaeru-Zukin"

  Afro&Lady

      05. "Afro"
      06. "Lady"

  Uma

      07. "Mameo"
      08. "Cow-Ko"



3.0 Generation Three
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  Soul Express

      01. "Boldo"
      02. "Tracy"

  Puppets:03

      03. "Consento:03"
      04. "Devil-Zukin"

  Future Patrol

      05. "Astro"
      06. "Charmy"

  Burning

      07. "Rage"
      08. "Emi"



4.0 Generation Four
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  Euro Dance

      01. "Johnny"
      02. "Jenny"

  Puppets:04

      03. "Robo 2000"
      04. "Maid-Zukin"

  Special

      05. "Izam"
      06. "Ni-Na"

  Best Player

      07. "Akira"
      08. "Yuni"



5.0 Game Title Character Select
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  -Dance Dance Revolution (Playstation)
    -12 Models

      Afro  (01)         Lady  (01)
      Consento:01        Oshare-Zukin
      Disc-A             Disc-B
      Afro  (02)         Lady  (02)
      Space-Man          Tamako
      Disc-C             Disc-D

  -Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMIX (Playstation)
    -24 Models

      Dread (01)         Janet (01)
      Consento:02        Kaeru-Zukin
      Afro  (03)         Lady  (03)
      Dread (02)         Janet (02)
      Mameo              Cow-Ko
      Afro  (04)         Lady  (04)
      Afro  (01)         Lady  (01)
      Consento:01        Oshare-Zukin
      Disc-A             Disc-B
      Afro  (02)         Lady  (02)
      Space-Man          Tamako
      Disc-C             Disc-D

  -Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix (Dreamcast)
    -24 Models

      Dread (01)         Janet (01)
      Janet (02)         Dread (02)
      Consento:02        Consento:01
      Afro  (03)         Afro  (04)
      Lady  (04)         Lady  (03)
      Oshare-Zukin       Kaeru-Zukin
      Mameo              Space-Man
      Cow-Ko             Tamako
      Disc-A             Disc-B
      Afro  (01)         Afro  (02)
      Lady  (02)         Lady  (01)
      Disc-C             Disc-D

  -Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix (Arcade)
    -08 Models

      Boldo              Tracy
      Consento:03        Devil-Zukin
      Astro              Charmy
      Rage               Emi

  -Dance Dance Revolution 3rd ReMIX (Playstation)
    -32 Models

      Boldo              Tracy
      Consento:03        Devil-Zukin
      Astro              Charmy
      Rage               Emi
      Afro  (03)         Lady  (03)
      Consento:01        Oshare-Zukin
      Disc-A             Disc-B
      Dread (01)         Janet (01)
      Afro  (01)         Lady  (01)
      Consento:02        Kaeru-Zukin
      Space-Man          Tamako
      Mameo              Cow-Ko
      Tracy              Tracy
      Devil-Zukin        Devil-Zukin
      Charmy             Charmy
      Emi                Emi

  -Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix (Arcade)
    -16 Models

      Boldo              Tracy
      Astro              Charmy
      Rage               Emi
      Johnny             Jenny
      Robo 2000          Maid-Zukin
      Consento:03/B      Devil-Zukin
      Izam               Ni-Na
      Akira              Yuni

  *Master Model List, Alphabetical (All Arcade/Home Version)
    -50 Models

        Afro
        Afro (02)
        Afro (03)
        Afro (04)
        Akira
        Astro
        Boldo
        Charmy
        Charmy (02)
        Charmy (03)
        Consento:01
        Consento:02
        Consento:03
        Consento:03/B
        Cow-Ko
        Devil-Zukin
        Devil-Zukin (02)
        Devil-Zukin (03)
        Disc-A
        Disc-B
        Disc-C
        Disc-D
        Dread
        Dread (02)
        Emi
        Emi (02)
        Emi (03)
        Izam
        Janet
        Janet (02)
        Jenny
        Jenny (02)
        Johnny
        Kaeru-Zukin
        Lady
        Lady (02)
        Lady (03)
        Lady (04)
        Maid-Zukin
        Mameo
        Ni-Na
        Oshare-Zukin
        Rage
        Robo 2000
        Space-Man
        Tamako
        Tracy
        Tracy (02)
        Tracy (03)
        Yuni



6.0 Contributions and Thank-You's
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    GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) for hosting this FAQ, along with more great 
gaming info than most any site out there. Keep up the good work, man. Without 
GameFAQs... where would we all go for detailed game help? Sure, lotsa places 
have great code archives, and some TRY to keep all the best FAQs. But who 
succeeds? Only one, my friend ^_^ Jeff "CJayC" Veasey does an astounding, daily 
job of organizing these entries (and he writes his own wonderful FAQs). I must 
also give a hearty thanks to Al Amaloo, the maintainer of Videogame Strategies 
(vgstrategies.about.com). He has completed perhaps the best and most extensive 
archive of codes and tricks (www.gamewinners.com) and written extensive guides 
for games that would go otherwise un-covered. And what makes these two men (Jeff 
Veasey and Al Amaloo) so special... is that they provide an invaluable service 
to the gaming community out of the goodness of their heart. They work hard, 
every day, without the help of any major affiliate. Bravo to both of you!

    The wonderful patrons of my own message board, the OtherWorlds Shrine 
(www.tows.org) which is sometimes the only refuge for the true gamer. Along with 
my friend SineSwiper, we keep the shrine alive as a place for gamers to 
respectfully speak and get together while online. The friends that I have made 
there have meant the world to me, despite how my "real life" sometimes drags me 
offline for days at a time. Either way, here's to ya'll... and I won't mention 
any names (as there are too many of you to possibly remember them all now. And 
you'll kill me if I miss any, hehe). The place has been around for years, and I 
guarantee that it will always exist as long as there is an Internet.

    The select few of my OFF-line friends who love gaming almost as much as 
myself, and keep me inspired to keep on playing. Tacchi, you're as obsessed over 
games as me. We've been gaming for well near two decades. We're getting old, 
dude. And Crystal, well you can kick most of our sorry arses ^_^ Steffannee... 
you introduced me to Will in Rival Schools! Scott, you've been a pal through it 
all, despite how you suck at games ^_^ Kathryn, your love and understanding will 
always be cherished (yes, call me sappy). And Alex, you've been there since we 
were infants, when the NES was only a dream in the semi-near future. Chris, 
you're one of my dearest friends (as well as one of the most eerily unique). 
Your love for the Butterfly song and the goofy dance you do... will always bring 
a smile to my face.

    And of course, thanks go out to Lynn and Donna! You two are a few of the 
only people who love Pop 'n Music (and Bust a Move of course) as much as I do. 
Every time we meet is a cherished moment. And, speaking of music games, I owe a 
world of thanks to Malcolm. His friendship has meant a ton to me, and he's one 
of those few folks who plays and works hard at ALL the music game series just 
like I do (Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution, Pop 'n Music, Bust a Move, and the 
countless other Bemani titles as well). And to the fans of music games, 
worldwide, i offer the greatest thanks of all. Our demand is what keeps this 
amazing genre of games coming back to us every month.

    Konami, Sony, Sega, and all the great companies and people who made the game 
possible. Without them, we'd never have been introduced to this wonderous world, 
beautiful characters, and a style of gaming that changed our lives. These Bemani 
games, like Dance Dance Revolution, are perhaps my favorite genre out there 
right now. It gives those folks with a "rhythmical sense" a way to convey that 
sense through gaming. And besides, it beats having another cookie-cutter RPG or 
fighter to deal with.



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