Game Trivia

  • The song title ".59" would be pronounced in Japanese as "tengoku" (ten-go-ku), which means "heaven."

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  • This is the first DDR home console game in any region to feature compatibility with the Sony EyeToy accessory, which unlocks new minigames to be played in Party Mode.

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  • There is no One More Extra Stage / Encore Extra Stage in this version, but there is an Extra Stage.

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  • This installment changed up the scoring formula from the previous installment. The maximum score for each song is now 7,000,000 points, rather than 10,000,000 points times the difficulty level. Each step and freeze is now worth the same amount of points. At the scoring screen, a bonus of up to 3,000,000 points is awarded based on song performance, with 1,000,000 points being awarded if one has a full/max combo. Thus, the maximum amount of points is now 10,000,000. This scoring system would be kept the same until DDR Supernova in 2006.

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  • Strangely, the songs B4U (B4 ZA Beat Mix), There You'll Be, and Can't Stop Falling In Love (Speed Mix), despite being Happy Hardcore and licensed from the Happy Hardcore series "Dancemania Speed", are not included in the "Happy Hardcore" Nonstop course.

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  • The songs "Waiting For Tonight" and "Theme From Enter The Dragon (Revival 2001 Mix)" have unique background animations that are unused in any other DDR title to date.

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  • Jumps now count as 1 step for combo related purposes as opposed to the 2 steps in DDRMAX and DDRMAX2, meaning that one can have 2 different full combos for the same chart for a song like Bad Routine, which is featured in both DDRMAX2 and Extreme.

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  • Since an AA is ~9,300,000 points, it is now impossible to receive an AA without also having a full/max combo due to the 1,000,000 point bonus given from having a full/max combo. However, it is possible to receive an A or below if one has a full/max combo.

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  • The song "Memories" is unlocked by code rather than by completing songs or passing courses; this is the only instance of this happening in a DDR PS2 game in any region.

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  • This is the only Dance Dance Revolution home console game to ever be nominated for and win an official award, winning the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Video Game Soundtrack.

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  • The song "Theme From Enter The Dragon (Notorious Mix)" by B3-Project had its name changed from 5th Mix, where its title was "Theme From Enter The Dragon (Revival 2001 Mix)."

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  • Alongside DDR Fusion and DDR Festival, DDR Extreme USA mutes songs in Training Mode when the speed is below 5 instead of playing slowed down audio. Future DDR PS2 titles also have this feature. Curiously, several songs featured in Mission Mode play slowed down audio as a part of their mission, so it is unknown why this feature was cut.

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  • Strangely, on the song select screen Nonstop Mode, Challenge Mode, and Edit Data can be accessed. The only one of these to stay on the song select screen in future games is Edit Data.

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  • This is the first USA DDR game to feature both nonstop mode and challenge mode.

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  • This is the first DDR PS2 game in any region to feature a mission mode, and all subsequent PS2 games feature some sort of mission mode.

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  • If one gets a full/max combo on a song in regular play, they will receive a golden star next to their letter grade on the score screen. Also, when viewed in song select and records, the grade (completed with star) will be highlighted in a reddish/orange.

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Connection to Other Media

  • In a tradition of putting references to other Konami games, two Silent Hill songs appear in this game with music videos featuring characters from those games. "Your Rain" from Silent Hill 4: The Room is available from the start and features a bizzare video featuring the character Cynthia Velasquez, while "You're Not Here" from Silent Hill 3 is unlockable, and features the character Heather, who's name is used as the artist, as well using a modified version of the Silent Hill 3 opening that is lip-synced to the music.

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