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                                     FAQ/Walkthrough
                                North American PS2 Version
                                      Version 0.3
                                    October 08, 2006
    
    
    
    
    
    Table of Contents
    
    1.   Intro
    2.   FAQ
    
    3.   Game Mode
    3.1    Default Songlist
    3.2    Boss Songs
    
    4.   Stellar Master Mode
    4.A     Popcorn
    4.B     Glow
    4.C     Uguisu
    4.D     Red Dolphin
    
    5.   Song Information
    5.A     Licenses
    5.B     Konami Original
    5.C     BeMani Transplant
    5.D     Revival Tracks
    5.E     Boss Songs
    5.F     Production BGM
    
    6.   Special Thanks
    7.   Version Information
    
    
    
    What's New
    ----------
    
    After managing to drop my PS2 and thus needing to order replacement parts for
    it, I got a tad delayed ^^;
    
    Upon re-wiring it, I realised what a horrible existance it is to sit and listen
    to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun for the better part of an hour, in order to figure
    out the lyrics.
    
    So in place of the licenses, this update includes Song Information for the
    first round of unlocks from the 'Uguisu' and 'Red Dolphin' planets. Namely :
    
    Blue Impulse, Gekkou Chou, Kagerow, Graduation, iFuturelist, Ki-Se-Ki,
    Love Shine, The Least 100 Sec, Murmur Twins, Ska Ska no.3.
    
    I'm liking this update, because I got to listen to Kagerow a lot :D
    
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    1.0  Intro
    
    Welcome to Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA, the 213871397913th game in the DDR
    series. It's a game that plays music, and challemges you to follow the music by
    performing a series of choreographed steps.
    
    The aim of this FAQ isn't so much to answer questions about successfuly playing
    the game, but to document the far more interesting parts of the game, and to
    highlight things which make the game much, much more than just jumping up and
    down on a plastic mat, while bad music plays from your TV.
    
    DDR SuperNOVA is the product of 8 years of Dance Dance Revolution, beatmania,
    Pop'n Music and Guitar Freaks games, and in many ways, this FAQ is the product
    of 8 years of love for these games. It's written with the intention that you
    will read through it from start to finish to learn new things, not to quote
    small parts of, when you want to refer to things.
    
    Although I've tried my best to document every new and unique aspect of the
    game, The bulk of this FAQ is the Song Information section. This is all written
    in the hope that someone out there will look up their favorite song, learn
    something new about it, and appreciate it on a whole new level. This is
    something I always loved about the DDR series, and it's what drives my
    continued love affair with the songs, and the people behind them.
    
    It's reccomended that you read the game manual before reading this FAQ, because
    I'm not going to regurgitate any of the information it provides you. This is a
    document about the music, people and challenges that make up Dance Dance
    Revolution SuperNOVA. It's not an FAQ about which arrows to step on. Who on
    earth would want to read that? ^^;
    
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    2.0  FAQ
    
    Q. How many songs are in the game?
    A. 59 full-fledged songs, and around 10 more songs which are only playable in
       Stellar Master Mode. The default songlist has 32 songs. The others all have
       to be unlocked.
    
    Q. Does it contain all of the songs and features of the arcade?
    A. No, the game only aims to contain songs which were exclusive to the arcade
       version of Supernova. Of that mighty list, the PS2 version is missing 1 of
       the new Konami Original songs, several of the 'Bemani crossover' songs, and
       all but 3 of the licenses. It replaces them with new licenses, and songs
       borrowed from the 'Ultramix' series.
    
    Q. How do you unlock songs?
    A. By playing Stellar Master mode and beating certain 'Showdown' stages, hidden
       songs become available for purchase in the shop. To unlock them, choose the
       "shop" option on the main menu, and spend "points", which you accumulate
       every time you play a song.
    
    Q. What do "VIP Cards" do?
    A. When you complete a 'Showdown', you receive the VIP Card for that showdown.
       Beating certain showdowns or combinations of showdowns will unlock new
       planets.
    
    Q. I keep passing all the songs in Stellar Master Mode, and doing what it tells
       me, but it's not letting me complete the trials!
    A. Play without modifiers. Make sure all the modifiers in the "options" menu
       are turned off. Make sure you aren't playing with any special 'Arrow'
       graphics turned on, either.
    
    Q. What are the 'Boss Songs'
    A. Healing-D-Vision, Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix), Fascination Maxx, Fascination
       (Eternal Love Mix) and Chaos. The first 4 are playable by playing 'Game
       Mode' and getting a "AA" grade on your final stage. The boss song you play
       is dependant on the 'Difficulty Mode' you chose at the start of the game.
       Easy   - Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
       Medium - Healing-D-Vision
       Hard   - Fascination Maxx
       All Music - Fascination (Eternal Love Mix)
       Get an "AA" grade on any boss song to play Chaos
    
    Q. How do you unlock the Boss Songs?
    A. Play 'Game Mode', reach the boss stage, and get a grade of "A" or higher on
       the Boss Song. This will make it available for purchase in the shop.
    
    Q. How do I earn points?
    A. Points are earned and added to your total whenever you clear a song, in any
       mode.
    
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    3.0  Game Mode
    
    [reserved]
    
    ----
    
    3.1  Default songlist
    
    At the start of the game you are given a choice of 'difficulty mode'. The songs
    appearing on the song wheel will change according to this choice. Choosing 'All
    Music' from this menu will enable every song.
    
    E - This song available on 'Easy'
    M - This song available on 'Medium'
    H - This song available on 'Hard'
    
    
    -Licenses
    - M H   Yomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
    E M H   Captain Jack - Centerfold (130BPM Move It Mix)
    E M H   NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean
    - - H   Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
    E M -   Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
    E M H   Tiggy - Freckles (KCP Re-Edit)
    E - -   Lipps's Inc - Funkytown
    E M H   Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    - - H   Julia - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (German Election Mix)
    - M H   Caesars - Jerk It Out
    - - H   Ferry Corsten - L.E.F (Loud Electronic Ferocious)
    E M H   David Bowie - Let's Dance
    E M -   Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada (Groove Wonder Remix)
    E M H   The Crystal Method - Robogirl
    - M H   Armin Van Buuren - Shivers (Radio Edit)
    E M -   Lulu - Shout
    E M -   Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
    E M H   Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side (Radio Mix)
    - M -   Roger Sanchez - Turn On The Music (Axwell Radio Edit)
    E M H   The Buggles - Video Kill The Radio Star
    
    -New Konami Original
    - - H   Scotty D Revisits U1 - Flow (True Style)
    E M H   Chiyotia - Fly Away
    E M -   Naoki feat Becky Lucinda - My Only Shining Star
    E M H   BeForU - Peace
    E M -   SysSF feat. Donna Burke - Star Gate Heaven
    - - H   Jun - True Love
    
    -Bemani Crossover
    E M H   D-Crew - Curus
    - M -   Terra - Mugen
    - - H   Taka Respect for JSB - No.13
    - - H   Tatsh - Xepher
    
    -From CS
    - - H   Terra - Doll
    E M H   Asletics - Hit 'n' Slap
    
    -Boss Song
    E - -   Jondi & Spesh - Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
    - M -   De-strad - Healing-D-Vision
    - - H   100-200-400 - Fascination Maxx
    - - -   2MB - Fascination (Eternal Love Mix)
    E M H   De-Sire Retunes - Chaos
    
    ----
    
    3.2  Boss Songs
    
    Each difficulty mode has a unique boss song. To play the boss song, beat the
    'Final Stage' (by default the 3rd stage) with a "AA" rank.
    
    The easiest way to do this is to find a song with a simple and consistent beat
    (read : Freckles), and to change the speed of the steps in the options menu, to
    make them as fast as you can realistically read. It's much easier to play by
    reacting to arrows at fast speeds, than by using rhythmic intuition at slow
    speeds.
    
    If you score a "AA" or higher, a siren will sound during the results screen,
    and you'll be given a 4th stage (the 'Extra Stage'), and the boss song will be
    highlighted by default. You are free to play any song as your Extra Stage, but
    you will be forced to play the song in 1.5x speed, in reverse, with a very
    strict life bar.
    
    The boss song available depends on the difficulty mode selected at the
    beginning of the game :
    
    Easy   - Max 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
    Medium - Healing-D-Vision
    Hard   - Fascination Maxx
    All Music - Fascination (Eternal Love Mix)
    
    Getting a grade of "A" or higher on the boss song will make it available for
    purchase in the shop. Getting a "AA" grade will allow you to play a 5th stage
    (One More Extra Stage). The only song you can play on this stage is Chaos. It
    can only be played on 3x speed, in reverse, and the game will end the moment
    you break your combo.
    
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    4.0  Stellar Master Mode
    
                                                    "If the world were a turntable"
                                                              "Spin it all the way"
                                               "Be the stellar master that you are"
    
    
    ----
    
    4.1  Introduction
    
    Each world (Stellar Joint) starts with a small songlist, and a list of trials
    to complete. You are free to play any of the songs on any difficulty, but the
    aim is to fulfil the requirements of the 5 trials, while doing so.
    
    Each trial is listed as follows
    
    -
    
    1. Objective (Quantity)
    [Step patterns allowed] [Option]
    
    -
    
    If the option box contains a "O", then changes can be made in the options menu
    before choosing the song. If the option box contains an "X", then changing any
    option will disqualify you from completing the trial, until they are reset.
    
    After completing 3 trials, the world's first Showdown will open. Completing 4
    and 5 trials will open the "Ex" and "Diamond Ex" showdowns, respectively.
    
    A showdown is played as a series of back-to-back stages, containing snippets of
    songs with various gameplay twists. Each showdown contains several possible
    stages, of which 4 or more are randomly selected, each time you attempt the
    showdown. All possible stages are listed in the FAQ, as follows :
    
    -
    
    Stage Code
    Artist - Song                                               [Step Pattern Used]
    An explanation of what the stage entails, what you have to do to clear it, and
    any tricky surprises you'll need to look out for. On harder stages, this also
    includes hints, tips and methods of completely cheating
    
                                                                          "Comment"
    
    -
    
    Unless noted, the object of each stage is always to pass the song with some
    health remaining on your health bar.
    
    Passing showdowns earns "VIP Cards", which are collected to open up even more
    worlds. Passing certain showdowns will also open up new songs, courses, arrow
    skins and characters for purchase in the shop.
    
    
    ----
    
    Quick Note From The Author
    
    From this point on, all songs are referred to by their legible artist and
    title.
    Any song which contains Japanese characters, symbols or hearts is just written
    in a sensible fashion, and subtitles have been dropped for the sake of
    formatting.
    
    Stellar Master Mode includes several stages which recycle pieces of production
    music from previous Konami games. These are usually very short and simple
    stages, and aren't playable in any form outside of Stellar Master Mode.
    
    Within the game itself, these songs are all listed as 'Unknown', by the artist
    'Unknown', and are played on 'Unknown' difficulty. This seems to be a shortcut
    taken by the producers or translators of the game, as most of the songs used
    have previously been attributed titles and authors, in various forms of media.
    
    For the sake of a speed, the correct names will be attributed to these songs
    later. ^^;
    
    
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    4.A  Popcorn Walkthrough
    
    
    Popcorn Songlist
    ----------------
    
    Captain Jack - Centerfold
    NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean
    Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
    Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
    Lipps's. Inc - Funkytown
    Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    David Bowie - Let's Dance
    Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada
    Armin Van Buuren - Shivers
    Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
    
    
    
    Popcorn Trials
    ----------------
    
    01. Complete 2 songs! (2)
    [Beginner] [O]
    
    02. Complete 2 songs with rank "C" or better (2)
    [Beginner / Basic] [O]
    
    03. Score 7.5 million points with 5 songs (5)
    [Basic / Difficult] [X]
    
    04. Complete 2 songs with PiX (2)
    [Difficult] [O]
    
    05. Complete 5 Songs (5)
    [Expert / Challenge] [X]
    
    Complete 2 : Popcorn Showdown
    Complete 3 : Popcorn Ex Showdown
    Complete 5 : Popcorn Diamond Ex Showdown
    
    
    Popcorn Unlocks
    --------------
    
    Bird  [arrow]
    Pixel [arrow]
    
    
    
    Walkthrough
    -----------
    
    PiX is the game's mascot, and the single cause of all evil in the world. The
    "complete 2 songs with PiX" Whenever you play a song, you'll be given a random
    background dancer, one of which is PiX. To complete the challenge, select and
    fail any song, until you randomly get given PiX as the dancer. When you get
    her, clear the song, and repeat a second time.
    
    The following songs do not use background dancers, so can't be used to complete
    the challenge : Dance, Dance, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Let's Dance.
    
    
    
    ----------------
    Popcorn Showdown                              [Requires 3/4 passes to complete]
    ----------------
    
    
    PC-1
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Pix commands you to clear the song, scoring great or perfect on at least 40
    steps.
                                                      "This is not Raspberry Heart"
    
    
    PC-2
    NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean                                       [Basic]
    The arrows do not move in time with the music. Instead, you have to step on
    them as shown on the notechart, without any regard to timing. If it gives you
    trouble, just plug in a dual-shock controller, and mash all 4 buttons as
    quickly as possible ^^;
                                                 "The (down arrow) is easy to miss"
    
    
    PC-3
    Asletics - Hit 'n' Slap                                              [Beginner]
    Clear the song. Every time to step on the down arrow, you must score a great or
    perfect.
                                                   "Hit to the slap to the maximum"
    
    
    PC-4
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the stage. If you move your feet off the left and right arrows, Pix leaps
    out of your TV and glues them in place.
                                                     "Learn to stay off the center"
    
    
    -------------------
    Popcorn Ex Showdown                           [Requires 4/5 passes to complete]
    -------------------
    
    
    PC-EX1
    Chiyota - Fly Away                                                      [Basic]
    Play the song using 'Bird' arrows.
                                                         "Trust your power of love"
    
    
    PC-EX2
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song. Every step is a jump.
                                     "It's still not as stupid as Super-Max-Me Mix"
    
    
    PC-EX3
    Naoki feat. Yuki - Blue Impulse                                     [Difficult]
    The arrows do not move in time with the music. Instead, you have to step on
    them as shown on the notechart, without any regard to timing. If it gives you
    trouble, just plug in a dual-shock controller, and mash all 4 buttons as
    quickly as possible ^^;
                                                        "Do 30 combos from the top"
    
    
    PC-EX4
    Lipps's Inc - Funkytown                                                 [Basic]
    Complete the song.. It gets more interesting than this, I promise ^^;
                                                   "Focus only on inverted arrows!"
    
    
    PC-EX5
    Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun                            [Difficult]
    Only step on the left and right arrows.
                                                     "Let's get something to drink"
    
    
    PC-EX6
    Big Idea - Baile Le Samba                                               [Basic]
    Clear the song with a AA or higher. The music is muted.
                                            "Baile Le Samba never sounded so good!"
    
    
    PC-EX7
    Armin Van Buuren - Shivers                                              [Basic]
    Clear the song with a "C" grade of higher. The arrow markers are placed halfway
    down the screen. Hit the arrows when they reach the markers.
                                                  "You'll do well at the showdown!"
    
    
    ---------------------------
    Popcorn Diamond Ex Showdown                   [Requires 4/5 passes to complete]
    ---------------------------
    
    
    
    PC-DEX1
    Captain Jack - Centerfold                                           [Difficult]
    Two of the arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning that
    the arrows in two columns must be pressed 1 beat EARLIER than arrows in the
    other two. For some reason, this seems to be easier on a mat than on a
    controller.
                                                               "My blood runs cold"
    
    
    PC-DEX2
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    You have to hit a single arrow. It's an up arrow, and it's the 1st beat of the
    4th bar.
                                                             "Get a perfect score!"
    
    
    PC-DEX3
    Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun                            [Difficult]
    Clear the song. The columns for the up and down arrows have been switched.
                                                      "That's all they really want"
    
    
    PC-DEX4
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song. If you don't twirl around, Pix will hurt you...
                                        "...while making a full turn and complete!"
    
    
    PC-DEX5
    Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada                                             [Difficult]
    Clear the song. The arrows are AWESOME.
                                                                         "DDR GBC!"
    
    
    PC-DEX6
    Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To                                     [Beginner]
    Clear the song with a "AAA" grade
                                   "The key is to keep a close watch on the screen"
    
    
    PC-DEX7
    Berimbau '66 - Brazilian Anthem                                         [Basic]
    Arrows in the horizontal columns slow down as they reach the top of the screen.
    Arrows in the vertical columns speed up as they reach the top of the screen. If
    you're using a dual-shock, try using your left hand exclusively for horizontal
    columns, and the right hand exclusively for vertical columns.
                                                                   "bababababadada"
    
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    4.B  Glow Walkthrough
    
    
    Glow Songlist
    ---------------
    
    Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
    Tiggy - Freckles
    Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    Julia - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
    Ferry Corsten - LEF
    The Crystal Method - Robogirl
    Lulu - Shout
    Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
    Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side
    The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
    
    
    
    Glow Trials
    -------------
    
    1. Complete 3 songs! (3)
    [Beginner] [X]
    
    2. Clear "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (1)
    [Beginner / Basic] [X]
    
    3. Clear 5 songs with "A" grade or higher (5)
    [Basic / Difficult / Expert]  [X]
    
    4. Select "roulette" and land on any song EXCEPT "Dance Dance". Clear it (1)
    [Dififcult]  [O]
    
    5. Clear 2 songs with "AA" grade or higher (2)
    [Difficult / Expert / Challenge] [X]
    
    Complete 2 : Glow Showdown
    Complete 3 : Glow Ex Showdown
    Complete 5 : Glow Diamond Ex Showdown
    
    
    
    Glow Unlocks
    -------------
    
    Glow [character]
    
    
    
    Walkthrough
    -----------
    
    The trials are all pretty straight-forward. Remember not to use turn on any
    modifiers in the options menu, before trying to AA things.
    
    
    
    -------------
    Glow Showdown                                 [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
    -------------
    
    
    GL-1
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song. It only uses left and right arrows.
                                                    "Learn to stay off the center!"
    
    
    GL-2
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, WIN
                                                       "Don't be scared of arrows!"
    
    
    GL-3
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song.
                                               "Don't get your feet in the center!"
    
    
    GL-4
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song, preferably with a full combo of 8.
                                                         "Don't step on the center"
    
    
    GL-5
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    ... I think you'd better not place your feet in the center of the pad.
    Something tells me that Konami wouldn't like that...
    
                                                  "Step on each as fast as you can"
    
    
    ----------------
    Glow Ex Showdown                              [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
    ----------------
    
    
    GL-EX1
    Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side                    [Beginner]
    Clear the song with a "B" grade or higher. The left and right columns have been
    switched.
                     "You know it's going to do this with Xepher Challenge, right?"
    
    
    GL-EX2
    Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone                                   [Beginner]
    The right arrow column has been detached from the others. You need to hit the
    right arrows a full beat before other arrows. Clear the song with a "B" grade
    or higher.
                                         "Does the Diamond EX VIP Card taste good?"
    
    
    GL-EX3
    Wilma De Oliveira - Tierra Buena                                        [Basic]
    Clear the song without your combo ever exceeding 9. You can safely ignore every
    8th arrow, and comfortably pass the song.
                                                "Complete with less than 10 combos"
    
    
    GL-EX4
    Tiggy - Freckles                                                    [Difficult]
    The song is played with "Pixel" arrows. Clear it with a combo of at least 3
                                                         "Whenever NMR plays DDR.."
    
    
    GL-EX5
    Ferry Corsten - LEF                                                  [Beginner]
    All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
    don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
    obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
    the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                       "Complete with A or better!"
    
    
    GL-EX6
    Jimmy Weckl - Centaur                                                [Beginner]
    Clear the song. It's played on 'reverse' (arrows scroll down the screen)
                                  "10 fine horses, running to fulfil your dreams!"
    
    
    GL-EX7
    Julie Ann Frost - Balalaika                                             [Basic]
    Clear the song. All steps on the down arrow must score 'perfect'
                                                       "Focus only on (down arrow)"
    
    
    
    ---------------
    Glow Diamond Ex                               [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
    ---------------
    
    GL-DEX1
    Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side                   [Difficult]
    Clear the song with a "C" grade of higher. The arrow markers are placed halfway
    down the screen. Hit the arrows when they reach the markers.
                                                        "Complete with A or better"
    
    
    GL-DEX2
    Lulu - Shout                                                        [Difficult]
    Clear the song with a "B" grade or higher. The left and right columns have been
    switched.
                                             "It's the best part of the song, too!"
    
    
    GL-DEX3
    BeForYou - Graduation                                               [Difficult]
    As the steps scroll up the screen, they slow down drastically as they reach the
    top, making them hard to time.
                                                                       "I'm hungry"
    
    
    GL-DEX4
    Ferry Corsten - LEF                                                 [Difficult]
    Clear the song without stepping on the down arrow. If EVER there was a sensible
    time to put strips of Duct Tape over your TV, this is it!
                                      "Play as if the (down arrow) is not an arrow"
    
    
    GL-DEX5
    Julie Ann Frost - Balalaika                                         [Difficult]
    All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
    don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
    obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
    the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                              "Carried on the wind"
    
    
    GL-DEX6
    Wilma De Oliveira - Tierra Buena                                        [Basic]
    Two of the arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning that
    the arrows in two columns must be pressed 1 beat EARLIER than arrows in the
    other two.
                                          "I'm sooo glad I didn't get this one ^^;"
    
    
    GL-DEX7
    Naoki with Y&Co - Can't Stop Fallin In Love -Super Euro Version-    [Difficult]
    The left and right columns have been switched and this song title is too long
    to fit nicely into the format of the FAQ. I order to counter it's width, I'm
    simply going to make this pragraph excessively long, so hopefuly nobody will
    notice how ugly it looks.. Hey, is this a good time to mention this game has
    online features? I guess that's kind of pointless, since DDR is a physical
    game, and you just know the guy on the other end it going to be using a Dual-
    Shock. It's not like X-Box Live, where the 3 people who own the official PS2
    Hard Drive can download bad mixes of Max300, either.. Oh well, I bet it makes
    PiX happy, and that's really all that matters.
                                                 "Compete in the internet ranking!"
    
    
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    4.C  Uguisu Walkthrough
    
    
    
    Uguisu Songlist
    ---------------
    
    Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle With Of Without Humanity
    BeForYou - Peace
    Asaki - Gekkou Chou
    Des-Row United - Kagerow
    Terra - Mugen
    Naoki feat. Yuki - Blue Impulse (For Extreme)
    Terra - Doll
    BeForU - Graduation
    Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist (DDR Version)
    BeForYou - Ki-Se-Ki (DDR Edit)
    Riyu Kosaka - Love Shine
    Hirofumi Sasaki - The Least 100 Seconds
    
    
    
    Uguisu Trials
    -------------
    
    1. Select "Roulette" and complete the song (1)
    [Beginner / Basic / Difficult] [O]
    
    2. Complete 3 songs with rank "C" or better (3)
    [Beginner / Basic / Difficult] [X]
    
    3. Dance with a female character 2 times in a row (2)
    [Basic / Difficult / Expert / Challenge]  [O]
    
    4. Make the roulette land on Gekkou Chou, and pass it (1)
    [Difficult / Expert]  [X]
    
    5. Complete 5 songs with rank "A" or better (5)
    [Expert / Challenge] [X]
    
    Complete 2 : Uguisu Showdown
    Complete 3 : Uguisu Ex Showdown
    Complete 5 : Uguisu Diamond Ex Showdown
    
    
    
    Uguisu Unlocks
    --------------
    
    Blue Impulse      [music]
    Gekkou Chou       [music]
    Kagerow           [music]
    Graduation        [music]
    iFuturelist       [music]
    Ki-Se-Ki          [music]
    Love Shine        [music]
    The Least 100 Sec [music]
    
    Uguisu            [character]
    
    Bee               [arrow]
    Diamond           [arrow]
    Tulip             [arrow]
    
    
    
    Walkthrough
    -----------
    
    Go after the Gekkou Chou trial first, as it kills 2 birds with 1 stone.
    
    Dancing with a female character twice in a row is something you can't engineer,
    as the dancer is chosen at random. If you don't happen to complete it the time
    it takes to complete the other trials, just play random songs, and only bother
    to clear the ones which give you a female character. You'll get it eventualy.
    
    
    ---------------
    Uguisu Showdown                               [Requires 3/4 Passes to complete]
    ---------------
    
    
    UG-1
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    The "song" is played on 2x speed. Hit the single arrow with a 'perfect' to
    clear the stage. Hint : It's an up arrow
                                                                     "Get PERFECT!"
    
    
    UG-2
    BeForYou - Peace                                                     [Beginner]
    The song is played with 'Bee' arrows. Clear the song to pass the stage.
                                                    "Watch out for strange arrows!"
    
    
    UG-3
    Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity                    [Beginner]
    The song is played with 'Diamond' arrows. Clear the song to pass the stage.
                                                    "Watch out for strange arrows!"
    
    
    UG-4
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    The aim is simply to press the up arrow as quickly as possible for 10 seconds.
    The gimmick twists the rules of the game a bit, as the bar is nowhere near as
    harsh as it usually is.
                                                           "Endure for 10 seconds!"
    
    
    ------------------
    Uguisu Ex Showdown                            [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
    ------------------
    
    UG-EX1
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Every step in the song is a jump (2 arrows at once). If you're playing on pad,
    you may find it easier to slide across the pad, rather than jump. Clear the
    song with a B to pass.
                                                            "Mosh Mosh Revolution!"
    
    UG-EX2
    Naoki with Y&Co - Can't Stop Fallin' In Love -Super Euro Version-       [Basic]
    The song is played with 'Diamond' arrows. To clear the song, you have to pass
    it, and rack up 50 'Marvelous' scores along the way.
                                                     "Start out by getting PERFECT"
    
    
    UG-EX3
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    The aim is simply to press the up arrow as quickly as possible for 10 seconds.
    The gimmick twists the rules of the game a bit, as the bar is nowhere near as
    harsh as it usually is.
                                            "But it's only actually FOUR seconds.."
    
    
    UG-EX4
    Asaki - Gekkou Chou                                                     [Basic]
    Step on the 16th arrow only, and get a 'perfect' score. It's an up arrow
                                                      "Na na na na na na na na UP!"
    
    
    EG-EX5
    Terra - Doll                                                            [Basic]
    The steps are slowed down to a fraction of their normal speed, making it very
    hard to read. The easiest way to do this is to only focus on the very top of
    the screen, and the arrows you need to imminantly press. Any other arrows in
    the middle or bottom of the screen are just likely to confuse you, and you
    don't need to know about them until they reach the very top. If it gives you
    trouble, try and block off the lower 3/4 of your screen, to help you
    concentrate
                                                      "Get used to the slow arrows"
    
    
    EG-EX6
    Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist                                             [Basic]
    All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
    don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
    obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
    the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                               "Pix likes practice"
    
    
    EG-EX7
    Des-Row United - Kagerow
    [Beginner]
    As the steps scroll up the screen, they slow down drastically as they reach the
    top, making them hard to time. When the beat stops, the steps follow the
    trumpet in the background. Use that to judge your timing.
                                                         "Pix wants to be popular!"
    
    
    EG-EX8
    BeForYou - Peace                                                    [Difficult]
    The song is played with 'Tulip' arrows, which look inverted, and confuse the
    hell out of me ^^;
                                           "Is that Naoki, or one of the new ones?"
    
    
    
    --------------------------
    Uguisu Diamond Ex Showdown                    [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
    --------------------------
    
    
    UG-DEX1
    Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist                                            [Expert]
    The arrows do not move in time with the music. Instead, you have to step on
    them as shown on the notechart, without any regard to timing. If it gives you
    trouble, just plug in a dual-shock controller, and mash all 4 buttons as
    quickly as possible ^^;
                                                                     "Step by step"
    
    
    UG-DEX2
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    You have to hit a single arrow. It's an up arrow, and it's the 1st beat of the
    4th bar.
                                                                    "Get MARVELOUS"
    
    
    UG-DEX3
    Riyu Kosaka - Love Shine                                            [Difficult]
    The song is played with "Bee" arrows, and needs to be passed with a full
    combo, in order to clear.
                                                     "Heighten your concentration!"
    
    
    UG-DEX4
    Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Of Humanity                   [Difficult]
    Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist                                             [Basic]
    All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
    don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
    obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
    the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it.
                                                          "Pix will dance with ya!"
    
    
    UG-DEX5
    Asaki - Gekkou Chou                                                 [Difficult]
    The aim is to clear a few bars from the middle of the song with a full combo.
    In order to make me spend 10 minutes in Training Mode with a video camera,
    naughty little Pix has cunningly hidden one of the arrows.. It's the 17th
    arrow, and it's meant to be "up"
                                                                       "Silly Pix!"
    
    
    UG-DEX6
    BeFoU - Ki-Se-Ki                                                        [Basic]
    AAA a few bars of the song.. On Hidden Mode.. Isn't this fun? Don't you love
    Pix? I bet she has some really FUN ideas for how we're going to play
    Fascination Maxx...
                                                                         "Get AAA!"
    
    
    UG-DEX7
    Riyu Kosaka - Love Shine                                            [Difficult]
    The arrows and arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning
    every vertical arrow occurs one beat EARLIER than every horizontal arrow. If it
    confuses you, just remember that there are no jumps in the song. All the jumps
    are illusions.
                                                                      "NO JUMPING!"
    
    
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    4.D  Red Dolphin Walkthrough
    
    
    Red Dolphin Songlist
    --------------------
    
    NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clean
    Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
    Carlos Jean - Mr Dabada
    Armin Van Buuren - Shivers
    Roger Sanchez - Turn On The Music
    NC feat. NRG Factory - Innocence Of Silence
    Naoki feat. Becky Lucinda - My Only Shining Star
    Yu_tokiwa.djw - Murmur Twins
    Anettai Maji Ska Bakudan - Ska Ska No.3
    The Surrenders - Gorgeous 2012
    Uzi-Lay - Put Your Faith In Me (Saturday Night Mix)
    
    
    
    Red Dolphon Trials
    ------------------
    
    01. Select "random" on the song select, and clear the song (2)
    [Beginner / Basic] [O]
    
    02. Clear 3 songs with "A" grade or higher (3)
    [Beginner / Basic / Difficult] [X]
    
    03. Turn on "Arrow (Rainbow)" in Options, and clear 4 songs (4)
    [Beginner / Basic / Difficult / Expert / Challenge] [O]
    
    04. Turn on "Jump (Off1)" and "Cut (On)"in options and clear 5 songs (5)
    [Expert / Challenge] [O]
    
    05. Clear a song with "AA" grade or higher (1)
    [Difficult / Expert / Challenge] [X]
    
    06. Dance with a male character 3 times in a row (3)
    [Expert / Challenge] [O]
    
    Complete 3 : Red Dolphin Showdown
    Complete 5 : Red Dolphin Ex Showdown
    Complete 6 : Red Dolphin Diamond Ex Showdown
    
    
    Red Dolphin Unlocks
    -------------------
    
    Gorgeous 2012        [song]
    Innocence Of Silence [song]
    Murmur Twins         [song]
    Put Your Faith In Me [song]
    Ska Ska No.3         [song]
    
    Red Dolphin          [character]
    
    
    
    Walkthrough
    -----------
    
    Lots of trials involving modifiers this time. Remember to turn them off again
    before moving onto the next trial.
    
    Dancing with a male character three times in a row is something you can't
    engineer, as the dancer is chosen at random. If you don't happen to complete it
    the time it takes to complete the other trials, just play random songs, and
    only bother to clear the ones which give you a male character. You'll get it
    eventualy.
    
    
    --------------------
    Red Dolphin Showdown                          [Requires 3/4 Passes to complete]
    --------------------
    
    
    RD-1
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song with a full combo
    "Pix gives good massages!"
    
    RD-2
    Unknown - Unknown   [Unknown]
    The song consists of a single freeze arrow. Why not sit on the pad, and reflect
    upon all the danciing that you've done today? Doesn't it leave you feeling
    relaxed, and in-touch with your inner self?
    "DJ Damien will sue"
    
    RD-3
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song with an "A" grade or higher
    "Good job!"
    
    RD-4
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    Clear the song with an "A" grade or higher. Every step is a jump
    ""
    
    
    -----------------------
    Red Dolphin Ex Showdown                    [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
    -----------------------
    
    
    RD-EX1
    The Surrenders - Gorgeous 2012                                          [Basic]
    The arrow markers have been moved to just over halfway down the screen. Hit the
    arrows when they reach the markers, and clear the song.
        "There is no part of the song that can be quoted without offending someone"
    
    RD-EX2
    LED-G vs Guhroovy - Love Is Dreaminess                                  [Basic]
    The arrows scroll up and down the screen several times, before they reach the
    top. If it gets confusing, try to focus only on the arrow markers, and react to
    arrows as they reach the very top. Remember also that this is being played on
    Basic Mode, and that anything that any steps which look difficult are just an
    illusion caused by the scrolling effect.
                                                   "Now with authentic Rave-Vision"
    
    RD-EX3
    Naoki feat. Becky Lucinda - My Only Shining Star                        [Basic]
    As the steps scroll up the screen, they slow down drastically as they reach the
    top, making them hard to time.
                                                       "Listen to your heart beat!"
    
    RD-EX4
    Uzi-Lay - Put Your Faith In Me (Saturday Night Mix)                  [Beginner]
    Two of the arrow markers are detached from their normal positions, meaning that
    the arrows in two columns must be pressed 1 beat EARLIER than arrows in the
    other two. If you'r using a dual-shock, try using your left hand exclusively
    for horizontal columns, and the right hand exclusively for vertical columns.
                                                              "Causing much mayhem"
    
    RD-EX5
    NC feat NRG Factory - Innocence Of Silence                              [Basic]
    All the arrows appear in a single column. Jumps have all been removed, so you
    don't need to worry about ever getting 2 arrows at once. If a freeze arrow is
    obscured, and you can't tell which arrow it's meant to be, then it's USUALLY
    the opposite direction of the arrow that follow it. Clear the song with a full
    combo to pass.
                                                                  "Do full combos!"
    
    RD-EX6
    Yu_tokiwa.djw - Murmur Twins                                            [Basic]
    Clear the song without stepping on the up arrow. Stepping on the up arrow
    instantly causes you to fail.. Have I mentioned duct taping your TV isn't
    really as dangerous as it sounds?
                                                        "I want to be an astronaut"
    
    RD-EX7
    Roger Sanchez - Turn On The Music                                       [Basic]
    The steps have been slowed down to a fraction of their normal speed.
                                                        "Complete with B or better"
    
    
    -------------------------------
    Red Dolphin Diamond Ex Showdown               [Requires 4/5 Passes to complete]
    -------------------------------
    
    
    RD-DEX1
    Yu_Tokiwa.djw - Murmur Twins                                        [Difficult]
    The arrow markers have been moved into the lower half of the screen, and
    hidden. Pix has the right idea, by hinting that you should "watch where MISS
    appears", to figure out where the arrow markers are.. Well done Pix, that would
    work really well if it didn't actually say "boo" instead of "miss"..
                                                         "Watch where MISS appears"
    
    RD-DEX2
    NM featuring Susan Z - Come Clear                                   [Difficult]
    The right arrow column has been detached from the others. You need to hit the
    right arrows a full beat before other arrows. Keep in mind that most of the
    times the right arrow appears, it's part of a jump.
                                                           "Let the rain fall down"
    
    RD-DEX3
    NC feat. NRG Factory - Innocence Of Silence                         [Difficult]
    Clear the song without your combo ever exceeding 9. You can safely ignore every
    8th arrow, and comfortably pass the song.
                                                                "Is the mat ready?"
    
    RD-DEX4
    Shawn The Horny Master - Fly Away (Mix Del Matador)                    [Expert]
    In a HILARIOUS pun, the song is played with "bird" arrows.. Get it?!.. they
    make off-beat arrows incredibly hard to read. Get a combo of at least 30, and
    pass the song to clear the stage.
                                               "Just reaching out to the sky above"
    
    RD-DEX5
    SySF feat. Donna Burke - Star Gate Heaven (Future Love Mix)         [Difficult]
    The arrows in the left column move at twice the speed of the other arrows.
                                                       "Open up etheral imaginings"
    
    RD-DEX6
    Unknown - Unknown                                                     [Unknown]
    The song consists entirely of left and right arrows, which bear no relation to
    the music. The goal is to get a combo of 40 steps. Make sure you don't go too
    fast, especialy on a dual-shock.
                                                               "Nintendo Powermat!"
    
    RD-DEX7
    Terra - Mugen                                                       [Difficult]
    The song is played on 2x speed, and the steps have been replaced with 'drops'
    (3 arrows at once). The object is to hit the panel which is NOT shown as part
    of the step. For example, if the next step is left/right/down, you need to
    press up.. Or just plug in a dual-shock and mash all 4 buttons for the entirety
    of the song! :D
                                             "Foyboy's Mugen DWI in all it's glory"
    
    RD-DEX8
    Anettai Maji-Ska Bakudan - Ska Ska No.3                             [Difficult]
    The right arrow column has been detached from the others. You need to hit the
    right arrows a full beat before other arrows. This is one of the easiest
    incarnations of the theme.
                                                                       "Knead feet"
    
    
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    5.0  Song Information
    
    Information for each song is provided here. Most of the information isn't
    mentioned at all in the game itself, and comes courtesy of 8 years of paying
    far too much attention to Konami's website.
    
    I hope that even if you don't really care who sung the rap at the end of some
    song you've never played, you'll appreciate the rich tapestry of music and
    gameplay, that makes the DDR series so interesting. If it wasn't for the depth
    of this 'expanded universe' outside of the actual game, there's no way I'd
    still be playing it.
    
    If this is your first time playing DDR, I hope this makes the game more
    interesting :D
    
    ---
    
    Song information is provided in the following format:
    
    
    Song Title
    
    Composed by : Song credits are included if known
    Lyrics      : Artists are usually referred to by their real names
    Vocals      : Not the alias that the song is released under
    
    DDR Debut    : Unless the song is new, this is the DDR game it first appeared
    on
    
    Origin       : The music CD or BeMani game for which this song was written
    
    Available on : Commercial CDs which contain this song
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Song lyrics are posted in standardised formatting. Japanese songs are
    romanised.
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Interesting trivia about the song, or the people behind it. I think this is
    important, because it for many fans of the series, DDR's 'extended universe' of
    artists crossover games is what keeps us coming back to a game which has
    ultimately been exactly the same for the past 8 years.
    
    
    142 BPM                         [Category                       Song Duration ]
    Song difficulty on Single mode  [Beginner x / Basic x / Difficult x / Expert x]
    Song difficulty on Double mode  [             Basic x / Difficult x / Expert x]
    
    
    ----
    
    Songs are listed on the songwheel (and in the FAQ) under various
    categories.
    
    Licenses
    These songs have not been commissioned for Dance Dance Revolution, and were
    originally featured on commercial music CDs. Konami has paid a large sum to the
    artist's record label, in order to feature the music in Dance Dance Revolution.
    
    Konami Original
    These songs were written specifically for Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA by
    Konami's team of in-house musicians, and cannot be found on commercial CDs. The
    songs are usually produced alongside the arcade game, so that the steps can be
    tailored to the song, and in some cases, the song can be tailored to the steps
    that the producers want to create.
    
    BeMani Transplant
    These songs were written specifically for one of Konami's other music games, by
    the same team of musicians who create the Konami Original songs. Although the
    songs were not designed specifically for DDR, they may have been edited or
    remixed for the game.
    
    Revival Track
    These are songs from previous DDR games. Some of them are from the Japanese DDR
    series, and some of them are from American spin-off games. In most cases, these
    songs were written by Konami's in-house team.
    
    Boss Song
    These songs (with the exception of MAX 300 Super-Max-Me Mix) are new Konami
    original songs written specifically for Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA. The
    songs are not playable through conventional methods, but are playable as an
    'extra stage' for players skilled enough to achieve a "AA" rank on their final
    song. They are intended to be hidden and inaccessible to most players, but can
    be unlocked and played as normal songs in the PS2 version.
    
    Production BGM
    These songs are only playable certain Stellar Master Mode showdowns, and do not
    appear on the song selection screen. They are all listed as 'Unknown - Unknown'
    within the game.
    
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    5.A  Licenses
    -------------
    
    [next update]
    
    
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    5.B  Konami Original
    --------------------
    
    
    Flow (True Style)
    
    Composed by : Yuichi Asami
    Lyrics      : Scott Dolph
    Vocals      : Scott Dolph
    
    Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Stand - If you will, right next to me
    Wrapped around, in the wind of eternity
    See - for yourself, the history
    Nature's way is boasting victory
    
    Grab - The fruits of tomorrow
    From which the energy of life we borrow
    Taste - The weight of time
    The only weight is of glory and crime
    
    Know this - How weak and petty we are
    In the grand picture we're grown afar
    Hey - we can't help it
    greedy only in our requisite
    For love - you're very existence
    You're the source of my subsistence
    
    Slow. Down. Take. Your. Time. And. Feel. The. Flow
    
    Only if we watch together, everything bears a flow
    Only with you, do I wanna be part of the flow
    
    Know this - How weak and petty we are
    In the grand picture we're grown afar
    Hey - we can't help it
    greedy only in our requisite
    For love - you're very existence
    You're the source of my subsistence
    
    Slow. Down. Take. Your. Time. And. Feel. The. Flow
    
    Only if we live it can we keep up with this beat of the flow
    Only with you do I wanna fall into the flow
    
    Only if we watch together everything, bears a flow
    Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    This song originally appeared in Dancing Stage SuperNOVA simply titled 'Flow'.
    After the popularity of the song started to rise, a remix 'Flow (Raga Style)'
    was leaked onto the Internet, and rumours spread of a Japanese remix
    called 'Flow (True Style).
    
    The Japanese version of DDR SuperNOVA did indeed include 'Flow (True Style)'.
    Although the song is identical to the original, the steps in True Style speed
    up and slow down at various points. It also includes challenge steps, which
    were not present in the original song.
    
    In the arcade, Flow (True Style) is only playable on Japanese machines, or on
    American machines which have installed a patch which makes it playable.
    
    
    140-280 BPM       [Konami Original                               Duration 1:39]
    Single            [Beginner 3 / Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 8]
    Double            [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 8]
    
    
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    Fly Away
    
    Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)
    
    Composed by : Shoichiro Hirata
    Lyrics      : ChiyoTia
    Vocals      : ChiyoTia
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    When we were young, we used to share dreams
    Dreams that never fade away
    You were the king, I was your queen
    And in my dreams, there were destiny
    I could never turn around
    No matter what comes in my way
    
    Feel so high
    If you just go, and release your fears
    Don't be ashamed to cry
    
    No way back
    The journey may be long
    But trust your power of love
    
    Fly away, we'll fly away
    Just reaching out to the sky above
    Don't be afraid
    Fly away, we'll fly away
    Just spread your wings and fly away
    
    Uh oh, uh oh
    
    Fly away, we'll fly away
    Just reaching out to the sky above
    Don't be afraid
    Fly away, we'll fly away
    Just spread your wings and fly away
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Fly Away was one of only 2 new songs included in the first unveiling of Dancing
    Stage SuperNOVA.
    
    
    125 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:43]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]
    Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]
    
    
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    My Only Shining Star
    
    Composed by : Naoki Maeda
    Vocals      : Becky Lucinda, Scott Dolph
    
    Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Are you ready
    
    My only shining star, you are my guiding star
    5,4,3,2,1 Shining star
    
    You should meet my only shining star
    They'll make all your dreams come true
    And if you meet my only shining star
    They can do the same for you
    
    Shining down from up above (shining down)
    Shining down on you (shining down)
    Shining down is what they do
    So you can dance, the whole night through
    
    Meet my only shining star
    Make all your dreams come true
    And if you meet my only shining star
    They can do the same for you
    
    Shining down from up above
    Shining down on me and you
    Shining down is what they do
    So you can dance the whole night through (ohh)
    
    Tell me, tell me, where you are
    
    My only shining star, You are my guiding star
    
    You're my guiding star
    
    Meet my only shining star
    Make all your dreams come true (come true)
    And if you'll meet my only shining star
    They can do the same for you
    
    D, to the A, to the A, to the N, to the A, to the C, to the C, to the E
    Dance baby
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    That isn't how you spell 'dance'.
    
    Scotty D recorded his rap using the same delivery he uses as the 'announcer'.
    When the game tries to play an announcer sample, this often causes him to talk
    over himself, and occasional produces such comedy gems as "My guiding star,
    you're NOT an ordinary fella!" and "You're my 100 hundred guiding combos star!"
    
    This song is often used in various Konami preview videos, usually for DDR
    products and events. The version used in these videos does not include any of
    Scotty D's vocals.
    
    155 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:40]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 6]
    Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]
    
    
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    Peace
    
    Composed by : Naoki Maeda
    Lyrics      : Riyu Kosaka
    Vocals      : Noria Shiraishi, Sayaka Minami, Lisa Sotohana, Riyu Kosaka,
                  Yoma Komatsu
    
    Origin       : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)
    Available on : BeForU - BeForU II
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The song's title is pronounced 'Peace Foon Vee', although for obvious reasons,
    it's usually just written as 'Peace'.
    
    After DDR Extreme, Naoki credits Peace as being the first DDR song he wrote in
    3 years, and the first song written for DDR SuperNOVA. This suggests that the
    original music he wrote for DDR Strike was originally written before DDR
    Extreme, but had never been published.
    
    An extended version of Peace features on BeForU's 2nd album 'BeForU II'.
    
    142 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:35]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 6]
    Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 6]
    
    
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    Star Gate Heaven
    
    Composed by : Sota Fujimori
    Vocals      : Donna Burke
    
    Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Long before the planets were forming the truth
    Joining the parts brought together by longing
    A world never seen before you and I were born
    Enter into another dimension to travel with me to sentient star power
    Holding a message of love to return it one lonely night
    
    Open up ethereal imaginings to worlds beyond the stars
    (Take me out to paradise)
    
    Open up your truest self and deepest heart, though we'll never part
    (Take me out to paradise)
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Although this is Donna Burke's debut in the DDR series, she is best known to
    videogame fans for singing the opening and closing themes to Square Enix's
    Gamecube RPG 'Final Fantasy : Crystal Chronicles'.
    
    Donna has previously worked with Konami as a voice actor, appearing in 3
    consecutive Silent Hill games, portraying a different character in each.
    
    
    145 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:34]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
    Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]
    
    
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    True Love
    
    Composed by : Junko Karashima
    Vocals      : Schanita
    
    Origin : Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Arcade Release)
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    True love, true love, I'm looking for true love
    Looking for true love wherever I go
    True love, true love, I'm looking for true love
    For true love, for true love, so love me so, so
    
    Looking for true love, looking for true love
    I'm looking for true love wherever I go
    Looking for true love, looking for true love
    I'm looking for true love so love me so, so
    
    Sunday, Monday, asking my heart again
    Tuesday, Wednesday, love them, desert them
    Thursday, Friday, I'll look deep inside, and then start again
    Please
    
    Making him handsome, make him strong
    Making him kind, to last the whole night long
    Making him handsome, make him strong
    Making him kind, to last the whole night long
    
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, where will I go?
    
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Your very existence
    
    Oh, could this be the one
    Could the next one be the one
    Really? My true, true love
    
    True love, true love, looking for true love
    Looking for true love wherever I go
    True love, true love, I'm looking for true love
    Looking for true love, so now love me so, so
    
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, where will I go?
    
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Oh, true love - oh, true love
    Your very existence
    
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    In Dancing Stage SuperNOVA, this song is listed in-game as "Jun - True Love",
    and was credited to Bemani regulars Junko Karashima and Tahirih Walker. This
    was recently changed subsequent releases to read "Jun feat Schanita - True
    Love". Jun credits this as being the first BeMani song sung by Schanita, which
    suggests that this isn't an alias for her regular vocalist Thirih.
    
    Schanita sings the phrase 'True Love' 49 times in 96 seconds.
    
    On average, that's once every 1.95 seconds.
    
    
    188 BPM                         [Konami Original                 Duration 1:36]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
    Double                          [             Basic 4 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
    
    
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    5.C  BeMani Transplants
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    Curus
    
    Composed by : Osamu Migitera
    Lyrics      : Osamu Migitera
    Vocals      : Makoto
    
    Origin       : Pop'n Music Iroga
    Available on : Pop'n Music Iroha OST
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    I think you decide it, When I keep my love to be best
    Now I wonder how, you slipped away from me
    Make me run always, how my loves fade into blue
    That's immobility all-time, all-place, somewhere
    In fact, I was understanding that
    You know how to rescue me with such your touch.
    But it should be a dream made real
    So I'm going to become trouble my uneasiness
    
    The flow, from you, to me, love
    
    Flow, flow
    Flow, flow
    
    It - was a - dream you knew how to - rescue me.
    I know, you know
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Although Curus was always written with high-pitch vocals in mind, It took Osamu
    so long to find a suitable vocalist, that when the song appeared in beta tests
    for Pop'n Music 12, the only recording available was one of Osamu singing it
    himself.
    
    The song was re-recorded before the final release of the game, with Osamu's
    regular female vocalist Makoto providing the vocals.
    
    
    184-188 BPM                     [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:34]
    Single                          [Beginner 2 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]
    Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]
    
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    Gekkou Chou
    
    Composed by : Asaki
    
    Origin       : Guitar Freaks 8 / Drummania 8
    Available on : Guitar Freaks 8 & Drummania 8 OST
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Ano takasa wa dore hodo de syou
    To anata wa itte ita
    Osanai koro otsuki sama no sita de kirakira no michikake adotta
    Hitotsu toge ni hureru tabi kiete iku
    
    Hitotsu mo kobosanu you tenohira de sukutte tameta
    Tsuki wa nakunatte ita
    
    Sayonara mono iwanu mono tachi yo
    Kitto zutto sou nano desyou
    Kirakira to hikaru tsuki ha
    Aa yuki iro no chou ni toke namida ni natta
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The song's name translates to english as 'Moonlight Butterfly'
    
    The song has a music video consisting of pans and animations of black and white
    drawings. The video is continualy distorted, to give it a very edgy gothic
    style. Although the video is not included in this game, elements of it are used
    in the song's banner.
    
    The identity of the artist 'Asaki' (who wrote, performs and sings this song) is
    hotly debated within the BeMani community. Many believe him to be Visual Key
    singer Asaki Yuuhei, or long-time BeMani musician Hirofumi Sasaki. In all
    BeMani publicity photos, Asaki's face is obscured or blurred, in order to
    further maintain the mystery.
    
    218 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:23]
    Single                          [Beginner 2 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
    Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 9]
    
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    Kagerow
    
    Composed by : Osamu Migitera
    Lyrics      : Osamu Migitera
    Vocals      : Osamu Migitera, Hidaka Meidai, Tsuboi
    
    Origin       : Pop'n Music 11
    Available on : Pop'n Music 11 OST, Des-ROW - D
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    
    Sou itsu no hi darou ka, nani mo kamo wakaranakute,
    Dare ni mitsukaranai you ni, boku wa sono toki wo matsu
    
    Kasuka na kioku ni yureru kokoro
    Meguru kisetsu, kawaru keshiki
    Kimi ga kokoro tozashi tsuzukeru nara
    Don't know why you gotta pain tonight
    
    Sawagu mi to, kageru fuan
    Tobitatsu tame no smile, kill your fear
    Kimi wa saisho kara shitteita
    Waiting so long, ready tonight (go!)
    
    Wakari kitta owari mitsume nayamu yoryoku aru no naraba
    Saki wo mizuni ima wo matte saite chiru hana
    Kekka osore mo gaku hima ga aru no naraba doudou
    Mugamuchuu toki korogete waraiteku hana
    
    Mae wo niramu kankaku wo wanpaku ni randa
    Hiraku hazu no nai tobira wo hiraku tame no awnser
    Saki wo kaeru tame ni ima wo kesshite magenu you
    Satori kitta tsura to bokete maite sakebu go
    
    Yurameku mizu no uede kakusareta kimi no sono hane wo
    Hakanai karada no naka ni kakusareta kimi no sono chikara
    
    Tae gatai tae manasa no endless no souzou
    Fly to the end of life
    Sae wataru kankaku wo katsugi agete joujou
    I might be as one night, one life
    
    Kieteiku chikara wo furi shibotte
    Kimochi wo takaku mochi tsuzukete
    So far nagaku, my life to be
    Kore ga deaeru saigo no shunkan
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The song title is pronounced "Ka-ge-roo', and romanised as 'Kagerou'. The song
    shares it's name with a controversial japanese rock band, which may explain
    it's unconventional spelling within the game.
    
    The word Kagerou means various things in japanese, although in this case the
    song is about freedom, and the appreciation of life. Osamu uses a mayfly as a
    metaphor for a being that has infinite freedom, but only a single day in which
    to experience life.
    
    The song is incorrectly translated in-game as "Dragonfly". Although both
    Dragonfly and Mayfly may appear interchangeable, the song specificaly refers to
    mayflies, and their single-day lifespan. The same is not true of dragonflies.
    
    In Pop'n music, the song has a mascot called Kajika, who carries a crystal
    around with him, dangling from a pole. According to the character's official
    biography, he lives in a cave, and uses the 'living energy source' of the
    crystal to illuminate the world around him.
    
    The group name 'Des-Row United Special' (Des-Row Group Special in japanese) was
    previously known as 'Des-Row feat. Tsuboi For Alpha'. The change was made in
    order to conceal the work of Tsuboi, who repeatedly performs in Des-Row's
    songs, against his record label's wishes. Since this is a breach of contract,
    he cannot receive billing within the games themselves, and all appearances are
    billed as "Des-Row +1", "Des-Row +r" etc. When the group perform live on the
    "Pop'n Music Artist Live" DVDs, Tsuboi's face is constantly concealed from the
    camera.
    
    Although Des-Row writes songs about a variety of subjects, he is most notable
    for writing and singing anti-american songs such as 'Daikenkai' (a song
    referencing some of the injustices Japan suffered during World War 2), and
    'Close My Eyes For Me' (A song about his dislike of current american foreign
    policy, and how he feels it could bring about a metaphorical end to the world.
    Although Daikenkai has previously been featured in the american game 'DDR
    Extreme 2', Des-Row's feature song from the arcade version of DDR SuperNOVA
    (Dan Dan Doh) is not included in the Playstation 2 version, most likey
    because of it's political lyrics.
    
    An extended version of this song is featured on Des-Row's album 'D'.
    
    
    164 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:37]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
    Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 4 / Expert 8]
    
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    Mugen
    
    Composed by : Naoki Maeda
    Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
    Vocals      : Junko Karashima
    
    Origin       : Pop'n Music Iroha
    Available on : Terra - Revolution, Pop'n Music Iroha OST
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Aki no tsuki, utakata
    Fuke yuku sora, kikyou ni somu
    Sayakeki kage, o miteita
    Ikue ni naru, mushi no neiro ga
    Sabishikute yamu koto o inota ta
    
    Kono basho ga kurushii no wa naze
    Anohi anata o, ushinatta kara deshou
    
    Aki no tsuki, utakata
    Honoka ni, koboreru hikari
    Mitsukete, kureta no wa
    Anata deshita
    
    Mangetsu yo, moshi hitotsu
    Hitotsu dake negai ga kanau to iunaraba
    Aitai mou ichido dake
    Setsuna no
    tomoshibi de ii
    Yobi samashite
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Although many of Naoki's previous songs include recurring themes of heartbreak
    and longing, Jun's lyrics appear to hold personal significance. The lyrics tell
    the touching story of a girl visiting the autumn festivals held in japan, and
    the feelings she has to deal with whenever she looks up at the autumn moon, a
    vision which always brings back memories of a time she spent with a significant
    person. She recalls their time together, before breaking down, and wishing upon
    the moon that she could see him again just one more time.
    
    The theme of the lyrics is the tragedy of something so beautiful as the autumn
    sky bringing such pain to someone, whenever they gaze upon it. Naoki attests
    that although the lyrics are the most important part of the song, his goal in
    composing it was to create music that took such tragedy, and made it beautiful
    again, feeling it poignant that	something so tragic could touch so many people,
    in arcades all over japan, and that through the game, the song would bring them
    joy.
    
    An extended version of the song is available on Terra's album 'Revolution'.
    
    In Pop'n Music, the song's name is written entirely in Japanese, reading "Mugen
    no Hikari", which translates to 'Illusion Of Light'. The song is named 'Mugen'
    in DDR SuperNOVA, to fit in with it's Japanese vocals, and the traditional
    Japanese instruments used in the music.
    
    This is one of the few Pop'n Music songs which receives a new banner for it's
    DDR incarnation. The original banner featured the character Kikyo (the song's
    mascot) posing with a skull. Although their fourth song in Pop'N Music, this is
    the first song not to feature the popular character Judy.
    
    During the first public unveiling of the game, Mugen and Fascination Maxx were
    the only new songs in the game to have 10-foot steps. Although the song still
    retains the same steps, the difficulty has been downgraded severely, leading
    fans to presume that the original listing was either a mistake, or that Konami
    drastically overestimated it's difficulty.
    
    171 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:39]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]
    Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
    
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    Murmur Twins
    
    Composed by : Jun Wakita
    Lyrics      : Yu Tokiwa
    Vocals      : Yu Tokiwa
    
    Origin       : beatmania 8th Style
    Available on : beatmania 8th Style OST
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Follow you, jamming away to anything
    Just to come on, to anything
    Just to believe in we're hiding, alone in the dark
    Leave me alone, mom
    
    You don't have to believe in a color yourself
    But I just saw it
    Gotta keep alot of the things
    Oh you know, fight the bad feeling, no fair
    If you wanted the view, then I having your fun
    There's something wrong with these
    Follow to me, and can do our song tonight
    I just wanna be, another song
    So I don't mind that we don't talk to me
    True, do you really know that song
    So, well, okay
    You are mine besides
    
    Follow you, jamming away to anything
    Just to come on, to anything
    Just to believe in we're hiding, alone in the dark
    Give me some more
    Can we believe in anything
    Why you are sad? We don't know
    Sat at the door and leave us safe from the dark
    Leave me alone, mom
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    
    Murmur Twins appeared in early betas of DDR Strike, but was pulled from the
    game before release, presumably because it's existing popularity would help
    provide another 'big song' to re-launch the DDR series in arcades.
    
    The song is accompanied by it's music video, taken from beatmania IIDX. The
    video is produced by Gyo Eguchi, using illustrations by VJ Kaeru
    
    The computer at the end of the video is running 'WacOS', a pun on 'MacOS', and
    the Wakita's regular BeMani alias, Wac. Various files on the desktop relate to
    Wac's previous BeMani songs, and all end in the file suffix '.djw', which
    stands for 'DJ Wac'.
    
    In a brief scene, the twins are dressed as Mimi and Nyami, the macots for the
    Pop'n Music series.
    
    The song has a 'sequal' in beatmania IIDX 9th style, titled 'Moon Child'.
    Although an instrumental, the song re-unites Tokiwa and Kaeru, and although the
    music seems to emulate Murmur Twins at various points, it takes on a much
    darker tone. At the time, it was considered one of the hardest songs in the
    series.
    
    A remix of the song appears in Pop'n Music, titled 'MurMur Twins (Guitar Pop
    Style). The remix is arranged by Good-Cool.
    
    An official remix of the song exists, titled 'Kors K - Murmur Twins (Scrab The
    Hardcore Remix). It was featured on a Konami V-Rare CD, a series of CDs given
    away with pre-orders of Japanese BeMani games.
    
    
    171 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:35]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]
    Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]
    
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    No.13
    
    Composed by : Takayuki Ishikawa
    
    Origin       : beatmania IIDX 10th Style
    Available on : beatmania IIDX 10th Style OST
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Although DJ Taka is known for a fusion of classical music and modern techno,
    only 2 of those previous songs were based on pieces of historical music.
    Although credited for the song, Taka humbly considers himself as having merely
    performed minor arrangement work, and insists that Johan Sebastian Bach wrote
    this song for beatmania IIDX, 300 years before it's release.
    
    The song consists of Taka performing Johan Sebastion Bach's "Invention No. 13
    in A minor, BWV 784". Although song is simplified for play in beatmania, his
    arrangement is very true to the original, and even when broken down into sound
    samples, produced arguably the hardest song that beatmania fans had seen at the
    time. When played on the "another" difficulty, the song contained more notes
    than any other song in the series.
    
    
    172 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:30]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 7 / Expert 9]
    Double                          [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8]
    
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    Rainbow Rainbow
    
    Composed by : Ryutaro Nakahara
    
    Origin       : beatmania 10th Style
    Available on : beatmania 10th Style OST
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Hey
    Alrighty
    Go
    
    Rainbow
    Dance
    Go
    
    Rainbow to the sky
    Rainbow to the dream
    Rainbow (hey)
    
    Dance
    Go
    Rainbow (hey)
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The song title is often pronounced 'Double Rainbow' in japan.
    
    The song uses the same "go!" sample as many early DDR songs.
    
    As well as being the most anticipated BeMani Transplant in DDR SuperNOVA, it
    also has arguably the most interesting story behind it.
    
    Shortly after the release of beatmania IIDX 3rd Style in the year 2000, Konami
    announced a 'musicmanship trial' conpetition, allowing players to submit their
    own original pieces of music to Konami. The rather awesome prize was to have
    their song featured in the next IIDX game.
    
    The contest was announced as a tie between 2 songs. 'Kors K - Clione' and 'Ryu
    - Starmine'. Although both songs were a hit, Starmine in particular has
    achieved incredible success. Along with 'V', it has consistantly remained as
    one of the most popular songs in the series. 10 games later, it is still seen
    as a signiature tune for the entire beatmania series.
    
    During the production of beatmania IIDX 10th Style, both artists were contacted
    to produce new songs for the game. Ryutaro submitted 3 songs, the most popular
    of which was Rainbow Rainbow.
    
    In the game's production notes, Ryutaro describes once seeing a 'double
    rainbow', consisting of a far-away rainbow being overlapped by another rainbow
    closer in the distance, so that the two seem joined. Ryutaro gazed at the
    rainbows until they started to dissipate, and left wishing that he could convey
    to someone the feeling that the sight had given him.
    
    After going home that evening, Ryutaro tried to took a bath, while constantly
    trying to work out a melody in his head. Every time he thought of something, he
    would rush downstairs to his keyboard, and put parts of the song in place.
    
    After finishing his (very long) bath, Ryutaro put a simple arrangement of the
    melody onto his computer, and went to bed. The next morning he woke up,
    remembered the song, and upon rushing downstairs to confirm it wasn't just a
    dream, was delighted to confirm that he song was indeed as 'awesome' as he'd
    remembered.
    
    The song is rather unique, in that each note is played twice in very quick
    succession, with both notes almost overlapping. It isn't clear whether this it
    the method Ryu intended to convey the image of the 'double rainbow', or whether
    the combination of energy and euphoric release are intended to convey the same
    feeling he experienced that day. It's probably a combination of both.
    
    
    177 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:30]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 7]
    Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
    
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    Ska Ska no.3
    
    Composed by : Ono Hideyuki
    
    Origin       : Pop'n Music 6
    Available on : Pop'n Music 6
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The song is a follow-up to 'Ska Ska No.1', which featured in the original
    'Drummania' game. Ono feels this song is truer to an authentic Ska sound, since
    the original song was a part of the Guitar Freaks series, and therefore
    required the song to be written specificaly for play on a drum and a guitar.
    
    During the development of Keyboard Mania 3, Ono wrote' Ska Ska No.2', although
    it was later re-named to 'Cassandra'.
    
    Ska Ska No.4 is a piece of production music used in Guitar Freaks 11. An
    extended version of the song is playable in Pop'n Music Fever.
    
    
    138 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:24]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
    Double                          [             Basic 3 / Difficult 6 / Expert 7]
    
    
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    Xepher
    
    Composed by : Tatsuya Shimizu
    Lyrics      : Tatsuya Shimizu, Maya Takamura
    Vocals      : Junko Hirata, Natori Yumi
    
    Origin       : beatmania IIDX Happy Sky
    Available on : beatmania IIDX Happy Sky OST
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Existing in this place now are un cleanable lies
    I wonder when it has begun
    How far do
    I have to go to see the light?
    
    Stars in your eyes
    Stars in your heart
    
    You will live in shadow
    of shade and commit the eight sin
    Unrequited existence will turn
    Everything into nothing
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    This is Tatsh's second 'Medieval Choir' song, and the immediate follow-up to
    'Sphere'. After the music was originally composed as 'Medieval Choir 2', Tatsh
    was presented with a video concept written by Maya Takamura (VJ Maya) about a
    boy and a girl who fall in love, while their world is literally being
    destroyed. The poem suggests that although they have the power to save the
    world, they care only about love and hatred, During the night of a great
    battle, they commit the 'eighth sin', which turns 'everything into nothing'.
    
    Maya originally described the world through a which Tatsh condensed, and re-
    wrote into the lyrics of the song. Other elements of the poem were re-written
    and placed in the background of the music video, and in promotional wallpapers,
    which can be found on the IIDX Happy Sky website.
    
    The background video which plays during the song consists of still images drawn
    by Maya Takamura, along with the song's lyrics, and other verses of the poem
    appearing on-screen. Although the song's name is pronounced 'Zepher', it is
    written with an 'X'. According to Tatsh, the letter represents the unknown, and
    suggests that it is up to fans of the game to fully develop and flesh-out the
    world he and Maya have created.
    
    The song was immensely successful amongst beatmania fans, and was one of the
    first songs included in early versions of DS SuperNOVA. Although the song is
    one of the hardest songs in beatmania, it appeared in SuperNOVA as one of the
    easiest 8-foot songs. After talking to fans at the UK beta test, the developers
    added the 10-foot Challenge steps to the song in time for it's American and
    Japanese unveilings.
    
    A second version of the song exists on the 'Bemani Toprankers' CD, called
    'Xepher ver 1.1). It isn't clear whether this is a re-arrangement of the song,
    or an version from early in the song's production.
    
    
    170 BPM          [BeMani Transplant                              Duration 1:41]
    Single           [Beginner 1 / Basic 5 / Difficult 7 / Expert 9 / Challenge 10]
    Double           [             Basic 5 / Difficult 6 / Expert 9 / Challenge 10]
    
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    5.D  Revival Tracks
    -------------------
    
    
    
    Blue Impulse
    
    Composed by : Naoki Maeda
    Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
    Vocals      : Yuki
    
    Debut        : DDR Extreme
    Origin       : beatmania IIDX 8th Style
    Available on : beatmania IIDX 8th Style OST, Terra - Revolution
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Touch the sky
    
    Nee doushite, mune ga itai no
    Tomanai ame ni
    Kokoro utsushite
    Sekai de ichiban kanashikutemo
    
    Kumori no ano toi sora wo mite
    Kono basho ni yagate
    Mabushii hikari ga sasu koto oshieteiru
    
    To the sky high, Toberu hazu
    Niji wo tobikoete yuke
    Ano hi miseta namida wa
    Itsuka kagayaku kachi ga aru
    
    Toki wa tsukuru mono
    Kimi ga tsukuriugokasu mono
    Kimi dake no te ni nigirareteiru
    Tobira no kagi ga aru
    
    Where is your bright dream, sou zutto
    kimi wo shijite ite ne
    Kujikesou na toki wa omoidashite
    Watashi ga koko ni iru koto wo
    
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    This song is commonly refered to as "Aoi no Shoudou", and previously mis-
    translated as 'Youthful Urges', a title mostly used to poke fun at Naoki's
    habbit of employing japanese school-children to sing for him.
    
    Although they had previously collaborated on 'Ever Snow' in DDRMAX 2, this is
    the first song written entirely by Naoki and Jun.
    
    Terra's album 'Revolution' contains a re-recording of Blue Impulse, this time
    sung by Jun. The album also contains a remix of the song by Sota Fujimori.
    
    
    145 BPM                     [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant   Duration 1:36]
    Single                      [    Beginner 1 / Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
    Double                      [                 Basic 3 / Difficult 5 / Expert 8]
    
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    Doll
    
    Composed by : Naoki Maeda
    Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
    Vocals      : Junko Karashima
    
    DDR Debut    : DDR Strike
    Origin       : beatmania 10th Style
    Available on : Terra - Revolution, beatmania 10th Style OST
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Torimaku kono sekai ni
    Shiroi wa ga maiorita
    Kagiri aru kara koso tsuyoku
    Utsukushiku hikaru
    Setsuna wo mitsuketa
    
    Doitsu shitsu ni tozasareta
    Utsuro na hibi ni
    Haji yume wo mita kimi ni furetai
    Sonna sonzai ni kidzuke kanai kimi wa
    Sayonara to aru ha itta
    
    Ikusen no tsukihi wo koe
    Mezameta tsumoru omoi wo
    Naze tsutaeru juu sae naku
    Miokuru koto shika
    Yuru sarete inai no
    
    Toozakaru kage
    No way to tell you my heart
    Semete ima tsutae saete
    Kiseki ga hitotsubu no namida
    Egao no to eien to hikikae ni
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Taken from beatmania IIDX 10th Style, this is officially Terra's 4th song as a
    duo (although they have produced other songs before this with various third-
    parties involved in the creative process). Although similar in style to the
    first 3 songs, the popularity of Doll has made it the group's defining song.
    Songs they had written before this are now said to 'sound a lot like Doll' ^^;
    
    The video that plays in the background is taken from beatmania IIDX 10th Style.
    Although produced specifically for the song, the video is part of a series of
    movies in which Konami artist 'Goli' draws the beatmania IIDX mascots in
    various settings typical of Japanese cartoons. Previously, Goli has also
    produced a similar movie for the song 'Love Shine' in a previous IIDX game, in
    which the mascots were depicted as school children.
    
    An extended version of this song is featured on Terra's album 'Revolution'
    
    
    170 BPM           [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant             Duration 1:41]
    Single            [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 9]
    Double            [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 9 / Challenge 9]
    
    
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    Graduation
    
    Composed by : Naoki Maeda
    Lyrics      : Noria Shiraishi, Riyu Kosaka, Yoma Komatsu, Shiyuna Maehara
    Vocals      : Noria Shiraishi, Riyu Kosaka, Yoma Komatsu, Shiyuna Maehara
    
    Debut        : DDR Extreme
    Origin       : DDR Extreme
    Available on : DDR Extreme OST, BeForU - BeForU
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Kizu tsuita toki ano namida mo sotto
    Usurete itta
    Furikaettara itsu demo jibun no ibasho ga atta kara ka na
    
    Aruite yukou
    Te wo nigitte sou
    Itsu mo sou datta nani ga atte mo
    Shinjiteta massugu ni
    Mitsumeteta tooi basho wo
    
    Donna toki demo
    Hisshi ni natte
    Wakaranakute
    Nayande dore mo
    taisetsu na kioku
    Da-ka-ra kakegae no nai
    sonna hibi wo
    Kitto wasurenai
    Sorezore no
    michi arumu to shite mo
    
    Aruite yukou
    Ashita mitsukeyou
    Ima kara atarashii sutaato kitte shinjiyou
    Massugu ni
    Itsu ka no tooi basho made
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    In DDR extreme, the song has a japanese subtitle, roughly translating to
    'Graduation (Our New Tomorrow)'
    
    This was the first song announced for DDR Extreme, via a mock newspaper column
    on Konami's website.
    
    Graduation was written by Naoki after he was made aware that the DDR series was
    being cancelled, and that DDR Extreme would be the final arcade release. The
    title is a metaphor, as the song symbolises the ending of the DDR series, but
    also the bright new future that the series has given to all the people
    involved.
    
    After completing work on DDR Extreme, Naoki and BeForU released an acclaimed
    album. Riyu Kosaka launched a solo career and released an album featuring cover
    versions of songs from the DDR series. Naoki was moved to the Pop'n Music sound
    team, and begun producing music with Jun, thus forming the group 'Terra', and
    producing some of the most celebrated songs in the BeMani series.
    
    
    120 BPM                         [Revival Track                   Duration 1:20]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 6]
    Double                          [             Basic 2 / Difficult 5 / Expert 7]
    
    
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    Hit 'n' Slap
    
    Composed by : Saito Isao
    Lyrics      : Saito Isao
    Vocals      : Saito Isao
    
    DDR Debut    : DDR Ultramix 2
    Origin       : beatmania The Final
    Available on : beatmania The Final OST
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Comingg at ya
    I'm-a slap on my center, wave your dick
    
    Been awakening, etch
    I'm coming for - must be a way
    You can sweat - because of april first
    Inbetween, be Dre, who the rough-most gatcha
    Control, you're messing 'round, swing, you make up
    
    Hit to the script, there's a line of cocain
    Brooklyn best, to the beats coming at ya
    Don't you dropkick the state - Where's the end
    
    I'm-a slap on my center, wave your dick
    
    Hit to the slap, to the maximum
    You no doubt, outta throw
    Coming close with the end
    Hit to the slap, to the maximum
    You walking in, pack it in
    To the fists coming at ya
    
    Coming at ya
    Drop to drop
    Keep it spinning, where's the end
    
    Coming at ya
    Yeah, at a throw, coming through
    
    Been awakening, etch
    I'm coming for - must be a way
    You can sweat - because of april first
    Inbetween, be Dre, who the rough-most gatcha
    Control, you're messing 'round, swing, you make up
    
    Hit to the slap, to the maximum
    You no doubt, outta throw
    Coming close to the end
    Hit to the slap, to the maximum
    You walking in, pack it in
    To the fists coming at ya
    
    Coming at ya
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    Saito has never posted the lyrics to the song anywhere, so I'm not sure if it's
    actually complete gibberish, or a series of phrases he's taken from english
    hip-hop songs, and strung together, without knowing what they really mean.
    
    This song does not appear in the DDR SuperNOVA arcade machine.
    
    
    103 BPM                         [BeMani Transplant               Duration 1:20]
    Single                          [Beginner 1 / Basic 2 / Difficult 4 / Expert 6]
    Double                          [             Basic   / Difficult   / Expert  ]
    
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    iFuturelist
    
    Composed by : Akira Yamaoka
    Lyrics      : Akira Yamaoka
    Vocals      :
    
    Debut        : DDR Strike
    Origin       : beatmania IIDX DistorteD
    Available on : beatmania IIDX DistorteD OST, Akira Yamaoka - iFuturelist
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    You came to fight - chi ni somaru daichi ni
    Hate me crash - tenshi no kubi wo
    Kill you fight - tsurugi ni ikari wo
    And you die - omae ni ataeru
    
    Fight back - uchi otose
    Fight back - habataku tenshi no tsubasa megakete ubae
    Fight back - kuchihatete
    Fight back - ikinu
    Fight back - kono megami wo idaite nemure
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The title is pronounced "e-future-ist".
    
    The song's lyrics are incredibly surreal and agressive, instructing listeners
    to worship chaos, embrace darkness, and 'die the land in blood'. The second
    verse describes the killing of an angel, by tearing it's wings from it's back,
    and 'letting it rot away and die'.
    
    The song has it's own music video, in which 'iFuturelist' is a poticial
    movement. In the video, a man dressed in black leather biker/bondage gear
    (traditionaly associated with the homosexual movement in japan) stands infront
    of the group's banner, and shouts the lyrics to the song, as a passionate
    political speach. The video has a very dark tone, and often cuts to images of
    the group's flag being agressively waved at the camera.
    
    The song's video exists in beta copies of the arcade game, but was removed from
    the game before it's commercial release. Although the song itself is more
    violent and agressive than the video, the homo-erotic images, combined with
    themes of revolution and agression could have been considered too harsh for a
    lovely happy dancing game ^^;
    
    The song was written for beatmania IIDX DistorteD, and was one of the first
    playable songs in beta copies of the game. While Distorted was in production,
    Konami included the song as a 'BeMani Transplant' in DDR Strike. It was
    playable in both DDR Strike and DDR SuperNOVA, before DistorteD was finally
    released.
    
    
    150 BPM           [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant             Duration 1:42]
    Single            [Beginner 1 / Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 9]
    Double            [             Basic 4 / Difficult 6 / Expert 8 / Challenge 9]
    
    
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    Ki-Se-Ki
    
    Composed by : Naoki Maeda
    Lyrics      : Junko Karashima
    Vocals      : Noria Shiraishi, Sayaka Minami, Lisa Sotohana, Riyu Kosaka,
                  Yoma Komatsu
    
    Debut        : DDR Festival
    Origin       : beatmania IIDX RED
    Available on : beatmania IIDX RED OST, BeForU - BeForU II,
                   BeForU - Ki-Se-Ki (single)
    
    
    Lyrics
    ------
    
    Ookiku nani ka ga ugoki dashiteiru
    Mou sude ni nani ka ga hajimatteta
    
    Hitomi no oku ni mieta
    Kasunderu keshiki ni ha
    Sorezore no hana ga saku
    Unmei wo kimeru hana
    
    Ima koso aratana tobira wo hiraku toki
    Soko ni ha watashi ga iru
    Aratana sekai ga aru
    
    Shinjiteta sono kiseki ha
    Mabushiku kagayaki tsuzukeru
    Hitosuji no hikari ha unmei no michi shirube
    Inochi wo fukikaeshita
    Kiseki no hana wo mitsuketara
    Umare kawareru koto
    Utsukushisa no imi ga wakaru
    
    Ima wo ikiru subete no mono
    aruki tsuzukete iku...
    shiranu uchi ni "mayoi" ha kie
    harukana mirai he to....
    anata ni mo saku toki ha kuru
    unmei no hana
    kiseki ha tazunere
    soshite kagayaiteiku darou
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The song's name translates to english as 'Mi-Ra-Cle'
    
    This was the first new song to be recorded since Shiyuna Maehara left the
    group, and was replaced with 3 new members. The new group was original called
    'BeForU NEXT', but are refered to simply as 'BeForU' in the music video. Most
    BeMani games seem to alternate between refering to the group as BeForU, and as
    BeForU NEXT.
    
    Ki-Se-Ki was released on CD and DVD singles. The CD features an extended
    version of the song, an instrumental, and also new versions of Graduation and
    Firerly, re-recorded with to replace Shiyuna's lines with those of the new
    members. The DVD features interviews with all 6 members (and Naoki), filmed in
    a tokyo arcade. At various points in the interviews, they all play the various
    BeMani games scattered around the arcade.
    
    
    155 BPM                     [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant   Duration 1:46]
    Single                      [    Beginner 1 / Basic 5 / Difficult 7 / Expert 8]
    Double                      [                 Basic 4 / Difficult 7 / Expert 8]
    
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    The Least 100 Sec
    
    Composed by : Hirofumi Sasaki
    
    Debut        : DDR Extreme
    Origin       : beatmania The Final
    Available on : beatmania The Final OST, Guitar Freaks 5 & Drummania 4 OST
    
    
    Trivia
    ------
    
    The song does indeed last for exactly 100 seconds, although only 95 seconds are
    actually played by the player, and the recording contains 1 second of silence.
    
    Although it first appeared in beatmania, this song was specificaly written for
    Guitar Freaks, Drummania and Keyboard Mania. By combining 3 machiens from the
    same generation, the song can be played in 'session mode', with the guitar,
    drum and keyboard sections of the song each being played in real-time by a
    seperate player.
    
    The song is most famous for it's Drummania incarnation, in which is it listed
    as the hardest song in the series at 'lvl 99'.
    
    The song is is played on a keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drum. When the
    song was recorded, the first 3 parts were recorded live, and then sampled into
    the game. The drums in the song were programmed using a computer, due to the
    difficulty of getting anybody to play the section flawlessly in realtime.
    
    When Konami announced an online vote to determine which BeMani Transplant songs
    should be included in DDR Extreme, The Least 100 Sec and Across The Nightmare
    were touted as popular 'joke' entries, by members of western message boards, as
    both songs contain notes too fast to be realisticaly played as a DDR song. As
    it turns out, both songs were included in DDR Extreme, although both contain
    entirely abstract steps, which bear little resemblance to the music, or the
    steps/notes used in previous BeMani titles.
    
    An extended version of the song exists, titled 'The Least 333 Seconds'.
    
    
    200-263 BPM                 [Revival Track - BeMani Transplant   Duration 1:40]
    Single                      [    Beginner 3 / Basic 5 / Difficult 7 / Expert 8]
    Double                      [                 Basic 5 / Difficult 8 / Expert 8]
    
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    5.E     Boss Songs
    5.F     Production BGM
    
    [coming soon]
    
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    6.0  Special Thanks
    
    Kongouryoku - Most (if not all) japanese and romanised lyrics. Thank you so
    much for the work you carried out in posting all those lyrics over the years.
    I hope now that with this FAQ, I can bring your work to a the appreciation of a
    much wider audience.
    
    Mantic - Helping decode the 'Star Gate Heaven' lyrics from ye olde line-out
    recording.
    
    Voiddd.com - Song difficulties and BPMs for the revival tracks.
    
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    7.0  Version History
    
    v 0.3 - October 08 2006 - Added song information for the first batch of 
            unlockable songs. Fixed my PS2 ^^;
    
    v 0.2 - October 01, 2006 - Added information for Red Dolphin, added a
            'walkthrough' section for each world, which deals with the best way to
            go about completing each trial.
    
            Added Song Information for all of the default songs, sans-licenses.
    
    v 0.1 - September 27, 2006 -  Basic structure established. Information for
            Uguisu, Popcorn and Glow.
    
    NEXT  - More Song Information for more unlocks.
    
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                                             Dedicated to the memory of DanceManiaX
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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