FAQ by JTKauffman

Version: 0.96 | Updated: 11/25/99 | Printable Version

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DJ Syndrome: Dance Dance Revolution FAQ
by J.T.Kauffman

0.01: Intro
0.02: Stage Flow
0.03: Hidden Songs
0.04: Hidden Modes
0.05: Song List
0.06: Misc
0.07: Outro

0.01: Intro_________________________________________________

'DJ Syndrome' is the main tagline of the marketing campaign for 
Beatmania 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~. It's also now a series of guides 
to Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution and the rest of the BEMANI series 
of rhythm games by Konami. While not comprehensive, it should begin to 
answer some of the questions that you might have about the games. 

Please note that this FAQ only covers the Playstation version of Dance 
Dance Revolution (although a good deal of the info should work for the 
arcade version as well). For a more comprehensive look at Dance Dance 
Revolution and the rest of the BEMANI series, including things like 
Soundtracks (audio CDs), strategy guides, portable LCD games (like DDR 
Fingerstep), and much much more, please check out my longer work titled 
DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series FAQ. 

All of the information contained in this FAQ is also available in the 
longer, more comprehensive work titled "DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series 
FAQ". This document is merely a scaled down version that only pertains 
to the first Playstation release Dance Dance Revolution (DDR 2nd ReMix 
is _not_ covered).

_____Dance Dance Revolution

Konami's first home port of their second most popular BEMANI game, DDR 
one-ups games like Bust A Move by offering an optional foot pad 
controller that requires you to actually get up and move. A single disc 
release (unlike the Append modes of Beatmania and DDR2ndReMix), DDR was 
the one of the best-selling game of the first half of 1999 in Japan, and 
for good reason - it's really good... As a side note, I found this game 
to be _very_ easy with a normal Playstation controller, but much harder 
with the Original (mat) controller... 

0.02: Stage Flow____________________________________________

have you never been mellow
kung fu fighting
that's the way (i like it)
let's get down

1st and 2nd Stages:------------3rd Stage:
have you never been mellow      --all 1st and 2nd stage songs plus:
butterfly                      trip machine
kung-fu fighting
that's the way (i like it)
my fire 
make a jam!*  

1st and 2nd Stages:------------3rd Stage:
butterfly                       --all 1st and 2nd stage songs plus:
kung-fu fighting               trip machine
let's get down                 paranoia
little bitch                   paranoia KCET -clean mix-*
strictly business              paranoia MAX -dirty mix-*
make it better
i believe in miracles*

*hidden song

(exception: Double - in double, there is only one stage, and all of the 
songs that are normally available in that difficulty are open for play)

0.03: Hidden Songs__________________________________________

Unlike Beatmania's hidden songs where as certain score is required, 
DDR's hidden songs are basically time release. You have to beat the game 
on a certain mode a certain number of times, or beat a certain number of 
songs. Once you open up a hidden song, it's becomes 'unhidden' and will 
show up every game. The following are how to open the hidden songs:

Title:                        Artist:       Requirements to open:
make a jam!                   u1            clear normal mode 10 times
boys                          smile.dk      clear 600 songs
i believe in miracles         hi-rise       clear 700 songs
paranoia kcet ~clean mix~     2mb           clear hard mode 100 times
paranoia max ~dirty mix~      190           clear hard mode 500 times

A helpful note for getting the paranoia songs:  To get these fairly 
quickly, play Double mode (either by yourself or with a friend using 
controller 2) - Double mode only has 1 stage, as opposed to 3. Now you 
only have to play 100 and 500 songs to open them, as opposed to 300 and 
1500... This also means that you can get all 5 hidden songs by beating 
700 songs (of course, 500 of them have to be hard mode doubles...).

Thanks to Petee Hsu for the methods of unlocking the songs, and the tip 
on double mode...

0.04: Hidden Modes_________________________________________

To access the harder modes in DDR, at the game mode selection screen 
(easy, normal, hard) press U. This should take you into the 'Secret 
Mode' screen. Now enter the following button presses/dance steps:

Another: U, U, D, D, U, U, D, D 
Maniac:  L, L, R, R, L, L, R, R 
Double:  U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R 
Mirror:  L, R, L, R, L, R, L, R

U=up, D=down, L=left, R=right, all on the control pad (directional pad, 
D-pad, etc.)

This will open up the above modes, as well as combinations thereof. The 
modes will also be saved to your memory card.

(taken from Dance Dance Revolution Konami Official Guide; clarified, 
confirmed, etc. at GameSages.com)

There is also a hidden edit mode that is unlocked by clearing 500 songs 
(similar to how the five hidden songs are unlocked). Thanks to Petee Hsu 
for this as well.

__Hidden Characters:

At the mode select screen, right after you press start on the title 
screen, hold either left or right on the control pad - each direction 
will get you a different set of characters. Thanks to Mike Corbett for 
the tip.

0.05: Song List___________________________________________

Song Title         Artist         Diff. (N/A/M/D/AD) Steps
have you never     the olivia     1/2/5/3/4  68/118/171/95/145
 been mellow?       project
that's the way     kc & the       2/3/5/4/5  98/124/148/128/144
 (i like it)        sunshine band
kung fu fighting   bus stop       2/3/5/4/5  82/118/150/113/136
 (normal)           featuring carl douglas
kung fu fighting   bus stop       3/3/5/4/5  96/118/150/113/136
 (hard)             featuring carl douglas
butterfly (normal) smile.dk       3/4/6/4/6  138/163/213/164/191
butterfly (hard)   smile.dk       3/4/6/4/6  160/160/213/164/191
let's get down     jt playaz      3/4/7/4/7  117/151/182/130/152
my fire            x-treme        4/5/6/5/6  126/144/170/117/136
little bitch       the specials   4/6/7/5/6  170/187/206/166/186
strictly business  mantronik vs.  4/5/6/5/6  167/177/192/165/185
make it better     mitsu-o!       5/6/8/5/6  143/188/212/130/181
paranoia           180            6/7/8/7/8  264/211/230/254/309
trip machine       de-sire        6/7/8/6/8  197/275/289/201/215
make a jam!        u1             2/4/5/3/5  155/193/240/155/200
boys               smile.dk       
i believe in       hi-rise        
paranoia kcet      2mb            6/7/8/7/8  258/274/347/257/285    
 ~clean mix~
paranoia max       190            
 ~dirty mix~

[note: both difficulty and steps are presented in the following format: 
N/A/M/D/AD, where N=normal, A=another, M=maniac, D=double, A=another 

[note2: mirror is not listed as it has the same number of steps as the 
non-mirror version - they're just mirrored [ie. left and right steps are 
switched, etc.]. also, maniac double does not exist]

0.06: Misc________________________________________________


DDR has names for all eight of it's difficulties (unlike Beatmania, 
which only has three names for it's six). Here's a chart listing all 
eight (note: obviously, the *s are the number of feet in the difficulty, 
and the more feet, the harder):

* simple
** moderate
*** ordinary
**** superior
***** marvelous
****** genuine
******* paramount 
******** exorbitant

_____Boot Problems

Dance Dance Revolution is 'mod-protected', and requires one of two 
things to be done: Play the game on an un-modified Japanese system 
(recommended), or buy a Game Shark and input the below codes to boot the 
game (at your own risk):

Dance Dance Revolution (all codes must be entered):
   Check Sum Protection Defeat:
      D001E160 FFF2
      8001E160 0001
   Pro-Action Replay Detection Defeat:
      D01B6F20 0003
      801B6F20 0001
   Mod-Chip Detection Defeat:
      D01B76A8 DE07
      801B76A8 DDFE
   Start Button Fix:
      D01B6414 6424
      800101DA 0101

0.07: Outro_______________________________________________


v.0.96 25nov99: final planned release
      Added some misc. info, including boot problems.

v.0.95 09sept99: still technically pre-release
      Added some more song info, stage flow data.

v.0.88a 07sept99: still technically pre-release
      Added the info that I forgot to add about the edit mode. 

v.0.88 07sept99: still technically pre-release
      Added info on how to get the five hidden songs (thanks to Petee 
      Hsu for the info). 

v.0.87 06sept99: still technically pre-release
      Cut and pasted info on DDR from my BEMANI Series FAQ to create 
      this document, which deals only with the PSX DDR. Due to demand 
      for a DDR FAQ, this document will actually be posted _before_ the 
      revised BEMANI FAQ is (which will probably be v.0.95. Look for a 
      release shortly after 9.9.99, when Beatmania 4th Mix Append is 

_____Trademark/Copyright Info:

Beatmania, BEMANI, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, Pop'n'Music, 
Drummania, Dance!Dance!Dance!, GooGooSoundy, and all versions/mixes are 
copyright/trademarked by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan. All other 
copyrights are properties of their respective owners. 

This document is copyright J.T.Kauffman 1999 and cannot be reproduced 
for profit in any form. It can be freely distributed over the internet 
as long as it is unaltered and is only distributed on free (i.e. non-
subscription) sites. If you do choose to post this document on your 
site, please email me to let me know.


Dance Dance Revolution Konami Official Guide


"Petee Hsu" for the tip on how to unlock the DDR songs, and the double 
mode tip for getting the paranoia songs.

"Mike Corbett" for the hidden characters tip.



since 06sept99
Shibata, Japan.