Review by PKMNRULES
BUY IT!!!...if you're new to DDR...
...but leave it there on the shelf if youre the average DDR expert. The sequences are just too easy. Theres no doubt about it, the word creativity was all over Nintendos head, but difficulty was pretty darn scarce.
I dont quite get why DDR is so...awesome. Maybe perhaps because its something unique? Something no other game offers? Something that can get you exercise even though youre playing a game? OK, scratch that last one.
The game is simple. Arrows travel from the bottom of the screen to the top. Hollowed out, stationary arrows rest at the top, and when the moving ones meet the stationary ones, you are to step in the direction the arrow is pointing. If its pointing left, you hit the left panel on the dance pad.
Also, each song has its own Mush Mode If its on, youll see special arrows. These special arrows arent arrows, per se, but more of characters. There are Goombas that count as regular arrows, Koopas that you have to step on twice, and Spiny shell that you DONT want to step on, as well as others. This is what I meant when I said the word creativity was all over.
Though the game lacks a nice, big pile of songs, it has a nice, small pile of kick butt remixes. The first song you unlock is a classic remix of a classic, the original Mario theme song. They also remixed my favorite Mario song, the Dr. Mario theme. And who can forget that catchy Wario World music? They remixed that, too.
This is the category that recent Nintendo games seem to be lacking. Like it said, it lacks a nice, big pile of songs.
Unfortunately, this game only has the DDR label on its name because of the fact that you step on the arrows when the game tells you to. It lacks everything that any other DDR game has. Edit mode? Gone. Double play? Gone. Arrow options, for example turn, speed, etc.? Gone. Combo challenge, survival, and endless? Gone. Freeze arrows? Gone. Course? Thats gone too! Its these sort of things that make DDR games worth playing over and over and over and over and over........
The hardest song in here is Bowsers Castle, which is still pretty easy even on the hardest level. Well, at least for me, your average expert able to A nearly any 8 footer thrown his way.
If you are new to DDR, and still havent quite mastered Light on the arcade machine yet, then this game was made for you. Otherwise, it would be a good idea to save that money for a Cobalt Flux, DDR Extreme 2, and a truckload of water. (For when you get tired after AAAing the Ultimate 12 course in DDR Extreme 2)
Rating: 3.5 - Good
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