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FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 02/25/07

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Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (North American PS2 Version)
A FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ
Version 1.0
E-mail cyricz42 at yahoo.com
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1. Introduction
2. FAQ
3. Basics
   3A. Controls
   3B. Menus/Displays
   3C. How to Dance
   3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner
   3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate
   3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced
   3G. Dancing Tips for Doubles
4. Licensed Songs (Yellow Songs)
   4A. Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
   4B. CENTERFOLD (130 BPM move it remix)
   4C. COME CLEAN
   4D. Dance, Dance
   4E. Do You Want To
   4F. FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit)
   4G. Funkytown
   4H. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
   4I. HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix)
   4J. JERK IT OUT
   4K. L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious)
   4L. Let's Dance
   4M. MR.DABADA (Groove Wonder Remix)
   4N. Robogirl
   4O. Shivers (Radio Edit)
   4P. Shout
   4Q. SINCE U BEEN GONE
   4R. The Other Side (radio mix)
   4S. Turn On the Music (Axwell Radio Edit)
   4T. Video Killed the Radio Star
5. New Konami Originals (Purple Songs)
   5A. Baby's Tears
   5B. Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix)
   5C. Flow (true style)
   5D. Fly away
   5E. Fly away -mix del matador-
   5F. INNOCENCE OF SILENCE
   5G. My Only Shining Star
   5H. PEACE(^^)v
   5I. Star Gate Heaven
   5J. Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix)
   5K. TRUE <3 LOVE
6. BEMANI Crossovers (Green Songs)
   6A. AA
   6B. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version)
   6C. CENTAUR
   6D. CURUS
   6E. DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version)
   6F. Gekkou chou
   6G. HAPPY*ANGEL
   6H. KAGEROW (Dragonfly)
   6I. MOON
   6J. Mugen
   6K. murmur twins
   6L. No.13
   6M. Quick Master
   6N. rainbow rainbow
   6O. RED ZONE
   6P. Ska Ska No. 3
   6Q. TIERRA BUENA
   6R. Tino's White Horse
   6S. Xepher
7. Console/Arcade Konami Originals (Blue Songs)
   7A. Baile Le Samba
   7B. BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND
   7C. BLUE IMPLUSE (for EXTREME)
   7D. Brazilian Anthem
   7E. DoLL
   7F. Gamelan de Couple
   7G. GORGEOUS 2012
   7H. GRADUATION
   7I. Hit 'n' Slap
   7J. iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION)
   7K. KI•SE•KI (DDR edit)
   7L. Knock Out Regrets
   7M. LOVE <3 SHINE
   7N. Love Is Dreaminess
   7O. MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX)
   7P. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
   7Q. Monkey Punk
   7R. PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX)
   7S. The Least 100sec
8. Extra Stage Songs (Red Songs)
   8A. MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
   8B. Healing-D-Vision
   8C. Fascination MAXX
   8D. Fascination -eternal love mix-
   8E. CHAOS
9. Stellar Master Mode
   9A. Tutorial
   9B. Pop Corn
   9C. GLOW
   9D. UGUISU
   9E. Red Dolphin
   9F. VELOCITY
   9G. Twin Hearts
   9H. PiERiA
   9I. PHANTOM
   9J. NITRO
   9K. THE LAST
   9L. PIZZA BOX
   9M. "Unknown" Songs
10. Advanced Mode
   10A. Course Mode *INCOMPLETE*
   10B. Battle Mode
   10C. Endless Mode
   10D. Survival Mode
   10E. Combo Challenge Mode
11. Other Modes
   11A. Workout Mode
   11B. Training Mode
   11C. Edit Mode
12. Online Mode *COMING MAYBE*
   12A. Online Play
   12B. Feelings Won't Fade (Extend Trance Mix)
   12C. HONEY PUNCH
   12D. NIJIIRO
   12E. Silver Platform (I wanna get your heart)
   12F. Trim
13. Shop
   13A. Shop Point Formula
   13B. Songs
   13C. Courses
   13D. Characters
   13E. Arrows
   13F. Modes
   13G. Stages
14. Standard Guide Stuff
   14A. Legal
   14B. E-mail Guidelines
   14C. Credits
   14D. Version Updates
   14E. The Final Word

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1. INTRODUCTION
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Hey, everybody everybody!  Welcome to my FAQ/Walkthrough for DDR SuperNOVA, 
the version for the North American PS2.  In the 2006 version of the famed 
Dance Dance Revolution series, we finally get a version based very closely 
on its arcade counterpart.  In this FAQ, you'll find information on all the 
game's songs, game modes, how to play, and how to get through the new 
Stellar Master Mode.  Keep practicing, I know you can do it!

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2. FAQ
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Q: What is Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA?

A: DDR SuperNOVA is Konami's 2006 edition of their famed DDR series, a 
 companion to the arcade release of the same name in the same year.

Q: How does one play Dance Dance Revolution games?

A: It's actually pretty simple.  Your "controller" has four directions: left, 
 down, up, and right, which are shown at the top of your play screen.  You 
 select a song.  As the song plays, arrows will start scrolling up to your top 
 line.  When an arrow scrolling up reaches the line of arrows at the top, you 
 must "step" on the direction matching that arrow's direction.  If two arrows 
 come up at once, you must press both at once.  If a green "freeze" arrow 
 appears, you must hold that step at the beginning until the freeze arrow ends.

Q: How many songs in this mix?

A: 74, same amount as DDR Extreme 2.  32 are open by default, and the other 
 42 you need to unlock.

Q: Are there any repeats from old mixes in this game?

A: Not a one.  For some this is a blessing.  For the whiners who want to 
 play DAIKENKAI or SAKURA, just get the game that has those songs.

Q: How do I unlock new songs?

A: The main means of unlocking songs is through Stellar Master Mode.  
 Starting at the UGUISU Stellar Joint, getting the VIP Card from the first 
 Showdown will get you all the songs at that Stellar Joint.  There are also 
 other methods, particularly for boss songs, that are explained in their 
 respective sections.  If you cannot manage any of those, there is a way to 
 unlock just about everything through long hours of play time.  You may need 
 60 hours of play time to get them.

Q: Where's Link Mode?  I wanna link with the arcade machine!

A: We don't know!  It was in the instruction booklet, and hyped on the 
 trailer, but it's absent in the game.  It's possible Konami pulled it at the 
 last moment, perhaps due to a lack of SuperNOVA cabinets being able to 
 support PS2 memory cards, or maybe due to some other reason.

Q: Is the EyeToy required to play?

A: No.  All there is to play is Hands & Feet Mode, which you can activate in 
 "Select a Style" if the EyeToy is hooked up.  All songs have the same 
 difficulties as they did for regular Single.

Q: Is this just like DDR SuperNOVA in the arcades?  I heard there were 300 
 songs!

A: Due to matters of space, and the fact that Konami, being a business, wants 
 to maximize their return and not put all their eggs in one basket, we're 
 given a selection of music that was featured in the arcade game, and a few 
 songs that aren't.

Q: Where's Battle Mode?  I can't select it from Game Mode!

A: Battle Mode has been moved to the Advanced Mode section.  You can also 
 find all the other features of Advanced Mode that you did in DDR Extreme 2.

Q: I'm completing songs in Stellar Master Mode!  Why isn't it giving me 
 credit for these trials?

A: Because you're not playing on the right difficulty, or you have some 
 Options turned on.  On the right side of the text for the trials are 
 difficulties that are allowed for that trial (sometimes it's just Beginner), 
 and whether Options are allowed or not (that includes any arrow skin besides 
 Normal/Vivid).

Q: Who is NAOKI?

A: Naoki Maeda has been with Konami for many years.  He is the leader of 
 Konami AM Internal Sound Team, who are in charge of coming up with songs for 
 each new DDR release.  He's responsible for many songs throughout DDR-dom, 
 under lots of artist names.  His styles run several levels, but seem to 
 have distilled recently down to euro beat and euro trance.  His artist names 
 include: Omega (the symbol), 100-200-400, 1479, 180, 190, 190', 200, 270, 
 290, 8 bit, B3-PROJECT, BIG-O, BLUE DESTROYERS, Crystal Aliens, DANDY 
 MINIERO, d-complex, DJ KAZU, DE-SIRE, DE-STRAD, DIVAS, DR. VIBE, FACTOR-X, 
 FIXX, KTz, Luv UNLIMITED, mitsu-O!, MR. DOG, MUSTACHE MEN, N&S, N.M.R, NM, 
 NO.9, NW260, RE-VENGE, RevenG, Stone Bros., TailBros, THE FINAL BAND, THE 
 SURRENDERS, UZI-LAY, Z, ZZ.

Q: What is Dancemania?

A: A rather large series of albums, developed by Toshiba-EMI, which showcase 
 a lot of dance music from artists all over the world.  Konami's BEMANI studio 
 has a long-standing partnership, where DDR gets Dancemania licenses (for 
 relatively cheap) while DDR plugs Dancemania in its games.  There are a few
 DM releases in this mix.

Q: What is beatmania?

A: Developed almost concurrently with DDR, BM is a series of games where you 
 use your fingers instead of your feet.  You have a set of keys, like a piano, 
 and you have to tap those to create the music (each key tap adds music to the 
 playing score).  Also, you have a turntable to "scratch", which also adds 
 sound.  The original beatmania had 5 keys, beatmania IIDX has 7 keys (and is 
 the only one of the series still coming out with new mixes), and beatmania 
 III has 5 keys and a foot pedal.  I refer to several songs as being "from 
 beatmania".  If you want to try some of these songs in their original form, 
 pick up the US release of beatmania and support it! ^_^

Q: What are Guitar Freaks and Drummania?

A: These ongoing series are favorites from BEMANI.  Guitar Freaks uses a 
 guitar with three neck buttons and a "pick", which allows you to insert 
 music into the song.  Drummania is similar, using a drum set.  A few mixes 
 into the series, BEMANI got the wise idea of combining the two series, 
 giving each mix the same list, and allowing the machines to link up.

Q: What is Dance ManiaX?

A: This is a short-lived series that was made to showcase more Dancemania 
 tunes, as well as a bunch of Konami Originals.  It's played with light beams, 
 and blocking them in time with the music.

Q: What is pop'n music?

A: This is a currently ongoing BEMANI series that is similar to beatmania, 
 only it just involves a bunch of colored buttons.  It has a more cartoonish 
 look to it than other BEMANI series, and many of the songs are happy songs, 
 or songs from popular anime.

Q: What is Mambo A Go Go?

A: A one-shot experimental music game from BEMANI.  This one involved three 
 conga drums, and is played much as you'd expect.

Q: What is Para Para Paradise?

A: Another short-lived series.  This one placed you on this mini-stage and 
 had you move your hands around to block sensor beams, similar to actual 
 para para routines.  The game was HEAVILY euro beat.

Q: I think a genre you have listed is incorrect.

A: Tell me what you think it should be, but present a good case, because I've 
 asked a lot of people about this subject.  However, if you're disputing a 
 genre that has a star (*) after it, then I won't bother, because those are 
 the official genres as Konami states.

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3. BASICS
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This covers most of the stuff you can find in the instruction booklet, but 
we all know how often people hang onto those.

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3A. Controls =
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Directional Buttons: Moves your selection on all the menus or steps in that 
 direction.
Circle, X: Confirm selection
Triangle, Select: Cancel selection, hold down to go back a screen
Start: Start game, hold down to drop out of a song during play, also used to 
 access Quick Menu.
Start and Select at the same time: Return to title screen

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3B. Menus/Displays =
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Main Menu

Stellar Master Mode: The new "Mission Mode".  See Section 9.
Game Mode: Basic arcade-style gameplay.  See "How To Dance" below.
Workout Mode: A more fitness-oriented way to play.
Advanced Mode: The more difficult modes of play all put under one menu.  See 
 the "Advanced Mode" Section 10.
Training Mode: Practice any open song in any kind of situation.
Edit Mode: Create your own step patterns for any open song.
Online Mode: If you have broadband, you can play against other people online.
Records: View your high scores for Game Mode and Workout Mode.
Options: Basic option stuff.  Check below for more info.
Shop: Play in Stellar Master Mode, and you'll unlock stuff for purchase in 
 here.

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Options Menu

Sound Options:
Sound: Select from Stereo, Monaural, or Dolby Pro Logic II.
Voice: Select to have All voices, No Booing, or no voices.
Timing: Changes the sync between the steps and music.

Controller Settings:
Double Mode Settings: Allows you to adjust the controls for Double Play if 
 you use a controller.
Dance Play Settings: Turn off for a controller and the "face buttons" on 
 the controller won't register during play.  This will turn off the corner 
 buttons on the pad.

Save/Load:
Save: Save system data.
Load: Load system data.
Auto Save: Will Auto Save whenever you change anything or do anything.
Edit Folder Load: Will automatically load Edit Data at startup if On.

Game Options:
Game Level: If set to a harder difficulty, the Dance Meter will decrease more 
 if you miss.
Game Over: "Arcade" will stop immediately once you fail.  "End of Music" will 
 game over at the end of the tune if you fail.
Max Stage: Adjust between 1 to 5 stages per game play.
Extra Stage: If turned on, your last stage will be evaluated to see if you 
 can get the Extra Stage.

Graphic Options:
Dancer Display: Toggle whether or not a dancer will dance in your background.
Movie: Toggle whether or not the background movie plays.  This only applies 
 to songs that have specific background movies.
BG Brightness: Set how bright the background is if it's distracting you.
Default Arrow: Set the arrow color style to use during gameplay.  Note that 
 anything but VIVID will not be counted when in Stellar Master Mode when 
 you're not allowed to use Options.
Screen Adjustment: Use to center the screen on your TV.
Display Marvelous: If turned on, the "MARVELOUS" judgment will be displayed 
 during Game Mode, not just Training and Advanced.

Network Settings: 
Automatic Settings: Turned on, it will automatically determine the network 
 settings.
UDP Port: Sets the primary UDP Port.

Credits: View the game credits.

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3B. How to Dance =
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Selecting Game Mode will put you in the standard DDR setup.

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Select Your Style

Single Mode: This is a 1-player mode using the pad you used to start the game.  
 A second player may jump in at any time by pressing START.
Versus Mode: This is a 2-player mode where each player uses a pad.
Double Mode: This is a 1-player mode where the player uses both pads.  Every 
 song has different steps for Double Mode than Single.
Hands & Feet: This is a 1-player mode that appears only when you have an 
 EyeToy plugged in.

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Select Difficulty

Tutorial: Select this to get coached on how to play DDR.
Easy: An easy set of songs.
Medium: An middle-road difficulty set of songs.
Difficult: Mostly hard songs.
All Music: Not only will this give you all available songs, but you'll also 
 be in "Event Mode", as in you'll go back to the song list if you fail or if 
 you finish your set.  In other modes, you go back to the title screen after 
 failing of finishing.

Note that picking difficulty won't restrict you to a certain step difficulty; 
you'll only be restricted in which songs you can play.  The only true 
difference in game play is which Extra Stage you'll get if you earn it.

There really is NO PATTERN to the set of songs they pull up in Easy, Medium, 
and Difficult.  Well, there may be, but it's more complex than I'm willing to 
figure out.  If you have a specific song in mind, just pull up All Music.

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Select Music

Use Left and Right to switch songs.  Tap Up or Down to change the difficulty.  
Press X or Circle to select.

Press Start to access the Quick Menu.  From here you can change the sorting 
of the list, save your progress, or check your records in one list.

Changing the sorting will change it from the default "by color" setup to an 
alphabetical list where you can pick the letter, to by BPM from slowest to 
fastest, to by step difficulty, based on the current difficulty you have 
selected, and your "favorites", which is measured by the total score from all 
your plays of the song divided by the number of the difficulty each time you 
played.

Difficulties: 

Beginner (BEG): Almost all songs are 1-footers.  Don't play this for too long 
 if you wish to get better.
Basic (BAS): Most songs range from 2 to 5 feet.  This is pretty simple if 
 you're getting used to DDR.
Difficult (DIF): Most songs range from 4 to 7 feet.  Largely, you'll find that 
 steps reflect how the music goes, as opposed to just being on the beat.
Expert (EXP): Most songs range from 6 to 10 feet.  These are the tough ones 
 where they focus on two things: matching the song's notes exactly, and/or 
 kicking up the difficulty to give you pains.
Challenge (CHA): A special "second Expert" difficulty.  Only certain songs 
 have this difficulty, some as the only difficulty.

At the left side of the screen, you'll see the BPM for the song, which may be 
dynamic, and the "Groove Radar", which gives a detailed look at the song.

Groove Radar: This is a graphical representation of the difficulty of the 
song.  It's broken down into five attributes:
- Stream: More or less the overall number of steps.
- Voltage: How many steps are sandwiched into how much time.  Higher voltage 
 means more steps in less time.
- Air: The overall number of double steps (time spent in the air).
- Freeze: The overall number and length of freeze arrows.
- Chaos: The number of weird steps (not straight 1/4 and 1/8, or steps that 
 force you turn as you step).

If you can't figure out what song you want, you can select ROULETTE.  This 
will start the song list rolling.  Press X to stop it.  It's tough to get it 
to stop on a song you want, though.  Once your song's picked, you can still 
adjust the difficulty.

Also, you can select RANDOM.  This will automatically pick a random song at 
the current difficulty.  You will not be able to adjust anything once you hit 
the RANDOM button.

Furthermore, select EDIT DATA to pick any saved edits you have to play with.

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Speed: This is the speed of the arrows on the screen.  It doesn't affect the 
 speed of the song, just the arrows.
Boost: If turned on, the arrows will gradually speed up as they move on the 
 game screen.
Appearance: "Visible" is the normal setting.  If "Hidden" is on, the arrows 
 will vanish about half-way.  If "Sudden" is on, the arrows will appear about 
 half-way.  If "Stealth" is on, you won't see the arrows at all.
Turn: "Off" is normal.  "Mirror" rotates all arrows 180 degrees.  "Left" 
 rotates them 90 degrees to the left.  "Right" in the other direction.  
 "Shuffle" specifically picks two sets of arrows and reverses their roles, 
 giving a new somewhat random selection that doesn't fall under Mirror, Left, 
 or Right.
Dark: Turning this on will remove the Step Zone from the screen.
Scroll: "Standard" is normal bottom to top scrolling.  "Reverse" is, oddly 
 enough, scrolling from top to bottom.
Arrow: "Vivid" is the normal setup.  "Note" (also known as Solo) gives you 
 different colors for different types of notes (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, etc).  
 "Rainbow" is similar to Note, only with brighter colors.  "Flat" gives you 
 all arrows the same color.
Cut: Turning this on will remove all non-quarter notes from the song.  It 
 won't give you a good chance for a high score, though.
Freeze Arrow: You can turn the Freeze Arrows off.
Jump: Turning this to "Off 1" will make all jumps into single steps.  Turning 
 this to "Off 2" will remove jumps entirely.
Character: "Random" is default, but you can select any random male or female, 
 or any of the eight characters specifically: Afro, Emi, Rage, Jenny, 
 Baby-Lon, Robo-Zukin, Gus, or Ruby.  There are also additional characters to 
 unlock (well, one, who has different colored outfits)
Stage: Select which of the multi-colored 3D stages you want your character to 
 dance in.

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Are You Ready?

The main field consists of the arrows and the Step Zone, which is a line of 
arrows on the screen.  As the song plays, arrows will begin scrolling along 
the screen.  As the arrows reach the Step Zone, you need to step on those 
arrows.  If you see a green Freeze Arrow, you need to step on that arrow and 
hold it until the Freeze Arrow ends (you don't need to remove your foot when 
it ends, just stay on it until it ends, and move your foot at your leisure).

On the top of the screen is the Dance Meter.  It starts about half full.  As 
you step properly, it'll fill more.  If you misstep, your Dance Meter will 
start emptying.  If it empties completely, game over.

On the bottom of the screen is the difficulty (in case you forgot), and your 
score as it tallies up.

Also in the middle of the screen, you'll see words pop up as you step:

MARVELOUS: You stepped precisely on the arrow.  This needs to be turned on 
 in the Options to see in Game Mode, but is automatically on in Advanced 
 and Training Mode.  For Game Mode, it's ranked no better than a PERFECT.
PERFECT: You stepped more or less precisely on the arrow.  Combo continues, 
 the dance meter increases, and you get the maximum possible score from that 
 step.
GREAT: You just about stepped on the arrow.  Combo continues, the dance meter 
 increases, and you get half the maximum possible score for the step.
GOOD: You're off on the step by a bit.  Combo stops, but the dance meter 
 doesn't change.  You get no points.
ALMOST: You're off on the step by quite a bit.  Combo stops, and your dance 
 meter decreases.  You get no points.
BOO: You completely missed the step.  Combo stops, and your dance meter 
 decreases.  You get no points.

OK!: You stepped on the whole Freeze Arrow.  You get the normal maximum score 
 for a step.
NG: You stepped off the Freeze Arrow before it ended. Combo continues, but 
 your Dance Meter will decrease.  You get no points.

Also marked on the screen is your combo, which is how many PERFECTS and GREATS 
you have in a row.  The announcer will tell you when you hit 100 combo, 200, 
etc.

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Evaluation

Once you complete the song, you'll see an Evaluation Screen.  You'll receive 
a letter grade, a tally on how many of each step you got, your maximum combo, 
and your score.  

Scoring is measured by the following algorithm:

X = The total number of standard steps (double steps count as one) + 
  (2 * the total number of Freeze Arrows)

Y = 10,000,000 / X

Each PERFECT and OK is worth Y points.  Each GREAT is worth Y/2 points.  All 
other types of steps are worth no points.

So, your maximum possible score is 10 million.

The grades are AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, and E.

AAA = 10 million
AA = 9.5 million
A = 8.1 million
B = 6.7 million
C = 5.3 million
D = Any score lower
E = Failed song

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Extra Stage

If you played your last song on Expert or Challenge difficulty and you got at 
least a AA on it, you'll access the Extra Stage.  Here, you can select a 
fourth song to play.  

Your Extra Stage must be played on Expert.  The song will be played with the 
options x1.5, Reverse, and Rainbow Arrow turned on.  Your Dance Meter is 
special here, too.  Instead of a normal Dance Meter, you'll have a No 
Recovery Dance Meter, which will start completely full.  If you misstep, the 
Dance Meter will go down, and you cannot increase it back up.

Depending on which difficulty you selected at the beginning, you'll also get 
a boss song that you can play, appearing red on the song list:

Easy: MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Medium: Healing-D-Vision
Difficult: Fascination MAXX
All Music: Fascination -eternal love mix-

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One More Extra Stage

If you select a red song for your Extra Stage and pass it, you'll be allowed 
to play a fifth song.  This song will be played on Rainbow Arrow and with one 
tick on the Challenge bar, meaning one misstep is a failure.  Available 
will be "CHAOS" for select.

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EyeToy Play

Plug an EyeToy into one of the USB ports, then fire up Free Play Mode.  The 
game will ask if you wish to use the EyeToy, then give you the style.  It 
will give you the additional style select of "Hands & Feet".  After selecting 
that, you'll go to the song select screen.

You'll notice there are additional markers on the difficulties.  Next to 
every difficulty is a set of handprints.  These are how difficult the hand 
motions are for this song, on a level of one to two.  Also available is a 
special "Hands & Feet" step difficulty which focuses the steps so they 
compliment the hand motions.

As you play, you'll have an image of what the EyeToy sees transposed onto the 
screen.  You need to move the image of yourself onto hand prints when they 
scroll up to the Step Zone.

In addition, if you wish, you can just select the usual Single, Versus, or 
Double while using the EyeToy and you get the same "Watch Me Dance" from 
Extreme USA.  Added to the "Quick Menu" (START button) is the selection of 
"Camera", where you can check what the camera's seeing.

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3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner =
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KEEP PRACTICING!

So, you've just got into DDR, eh?  Good for you!  You've become a part of a 
cult sensation that still holds tons of respect in arcades across the country!  
This game will probably seem quite overwhelming to you at first, especially 
if you watch people play it and watch them do 9-footers.  Don't sweat it.  
You CAN be as good as them with the proper practice and effort.

If you really want to get into this, definitely use the Official DDR Pad.  
There's no PS2 controller to use in the arcades, so learn the pad nice and 
early.  Most game stores have a few of these tucked away (possibly more, if 
Konami's hyping this game like they should).  If you're truly a beginner, you 
may just want to start with a nice cheap pad.  That way, if you find it's not 
for you, you're not out a huge investment.

So, to begin, use the Tutorial the game provides you.  It will walk you 
through the basics and coach you to be a better dancer.  

Here are some tips I can give you as a beginner:

1. Get a good feeling for the beat.  People who have performed with music have 
an advantage.  People in marching band have a serious advantage.  ~_^  You'll 
be stepping to the beat in these early stages, so get used to it now.

2. Now that you have the beat, you must "find the arrows".  Yeah, sure.  I 
know they're right there in front of you, to your sides, and behind you, but 
can you hit them without looking?  Early on, you'll find that's your biggest 
problem: taking a step and not landing on the arrow.  If you have to look, 
look, but that tactic won't last forever, so before a song takes off, take 
some cursory steps to make sure you're hitting arrows.

3. Keep your center.  Especially on cheap pads with no definition, you'll find 
yourself often taking leave of the center of the pad as you continue stepping.  
If there's a break in the song, look down to make sure you're in the center.  

4. Use the balls of your feet.  You may notice, after some days of a lot of 
playing, that your ankles will start hurting.  That's normal, and it's 
happened to most everyone I know that DDRs.  This is your feet telling you to 
not step with your heels, but with the front of the foot.  Get into that 
habit.

5. Now that you have these basics, head into Beginner Mode and start tackling 
songs.  In particular, get used to the speed of the songs, as well as the 
speeding-up, slowing-down, and stopping some songs do.  When that just gets 
too easy, take a deep breath and head into the real DDR world with Basic 
Mode.  Try to keep your songs at three feet or below, but don't be afraid to 
venture out into the great unknown.

=======================================
3E. Dancing Tips for the Intermediate =
=======================================

KEEP PRACTICING!

Well, you're definitely not a n00b anymore (pardon my French).  You're at the 
point where you wouldn't completely humiliate yourself at the arcades, but 
you probably won't impress many people there.  In fact, you may just bore them 
with your simple steps.  It's time to go to the next level.

At this point in your career, it's time to consider a new pad.  For me, this 
meant going to redoctane.com and ordering their standard soft pad.  This pad 
has a soft bottom which won't slip or bunch up as much.  It's still not a 
serious pad, but you could do worse with fifty bucks.

So, first tip is to KNOW THE SONGS.  You don't necessarily need to memorize 
the steps, but have a basic understanding of the song before you go into it.  
Even memorize the music itself, the lyrics, etc. so you can whistle along.  
Know where the tempo changes may occur, where stops are.  Most importantly, 
know where the songs musical notes occur in the melody, because these will 
be mostly what you step.

Now that we're heading into dangerous territory, there is one big rule that 
I have to stress right away:

Remember how in the last part I told you to "find your center"?  Well, you've 
found it by now, so now it's time to GET OFF IT.  That's a crutch that's 
let you into the game, but it will hold you back later on.  What you have to 
learn is to return your feet to the center as rarely as possible, if at all.  
Move your feet from one arrow to the next, and don't move them unless you have 
an arrow to go to.  This is probably the hardest thing you'll ever have to 
learn as a DDR player.  Once you've relinquished your grip on the center, you 
only stand to improve up to the highest reaches of DDR-dom.

This actually leads to the other major point of going intermediate:

Eighth notes.  Those are those off-colored ones.  You'll have to deal with 
a lot of them, so learn to love them now.  This is actually a good first step 
to leaving the center, because you are absolutely required to step three or 
more arrows in succession, and you'll have no time to return to the center at 
all.  Use groups of three eighth notes to figure how to properly move between 
arrows; combinations such as up-left-down, where your right foot goes on up, 
left foot goes on left, and your right foot is already carrying back towards 
the down arrow, for example.  Once you get strings of three down, you'll be 
ready to tackle longer strings, of four, five, seven, even nine if they're 
not too tangly.

So, for this end, you'll want to go for songs of four to six feet in 
difficulty, as well as treading into the pink pink waters of Difficult Mode.  
Just about all songs of this difficulty have at least several eighth notes 
to give you practice.  Take these opportunities to develop your step 
combinations for your own style, so you'll be ready to use them when they 
appear again in harder songs.

Also, it may behoove you to get into Workout Mode or Endless Mode and 
repeatedly hammer some songs, particularly those of a brisk pace.  This is a 
good first step to building up all-important stamina.

===================================
3F. Dancing Tips for the Advanced =
===================================

KEEP PRACTICING!

All right.  You're through messing around, and through getting condescending 
looks from your peers at the arcade.  It's time to show them what you can 
really do and kick it up a notch or three.

If you're really serious now, it's once again time for a new pad.  Although 
7, 8, and even some 9-footers are possible on a soft, flimsy pad, you just 
won't get the high scores you cherish.  For this, I turned to RedOctane's 
Ignition 2.0.  It's also a soft pad, but the thick foam insert, soft gripping 
bottom, and raised step platforms make it a good pad for aspiring champions, 
all for a paltry 100 clams.

Of course, if you have the money to blow (approximately $300), you may want 
to take it even further and buy the Cobalt Flux pad, which is a custom-made 
hard metal pad.  It's VERY resilient, and much like pads you'll see in the 
arcades.

An alternative was suggested to me by one Coldman64: If you still have a thin 
mat, and you need help finding where the panels are, you can try putting a 
folded-up T-shirt underneath the center, allowing you to know where it is.

Anyway, pads aside, it's time to get down to business:

First, you better have mastered the stuff from the previous sections.  I want 
to be able to yell out a song title and for you to hum it right there so you 
know what it sounds like.  I don't wanna see your feet touch that center, 
soldier, or you'll drop and give me fifty.  At this point, you should also 
have quick enough eye-foot coordination so that matching arrows on the screen 
with proper steps is second-nature.

Now, for some new tactics:

Chaos.  You'll soon find as you reach the higher levels, that not all arrows 
are quarter notes and eighth notes.  You'll find sixteenths, twelfths, and 
thirty-second notes thrown in to mess you up.  Very rarely will they be in 
random.  Almost always, they'll match up with how the song goes, so you'll 
at least have that going for you.  So, a thorough knowledge of the songs will 
allow you to surmount this hurdle with little difficulty.

Taps.  This is the name I like to give eighth notes all on the same arrow.  
These are always a pain, because you have to train your foot to tap rapidly on 
the same arrow for a possibly long time, and it can really wear you out.  
There's no easy way to get around this, you just have to learn it as you go.

Gallops.  This is the popular name for a series of steps that has two 
sixteenth note steps together, then two sixteen notes of dead space, then two 
note steps together, and so on.  When you step these notes, you'll feel like 
a horse gallopping, which derives the name.  Oftentimes, these notes will be 
strung so that the last note in one gallop is the first note of the next 
gallop.  To properly step these, leave your last-stepping foot in place, so 
it'll be ready to step the next gallop while your other foot moves to the 
next note.  This leads to the final tactic.

Axis of Rotation or "crossovers".  Contrary to popular belief, you do not have 
to have your upper body directly facing the screen at all times.  A very 
important tactic for the toughest songs is turning your body so that making 
truly difficult steps becomes easier.  Using alternating feet on long series' 
of eighth notes is far less taxing than taking two or more eighth notes with 
one foot.  The best way to start turning your body is with left-down-right 
eighth note combos.  Left foot on the left arrow, right foot on the down, and 
turn so that your left foot hits the right arrow.  It'll be very disorienting 
at first, but the hard songs will really take it out of you if you don't 
learn.  After learning a basic turn, learn to maintain your body at a 90 
degree angle to the screen for extended periods of time, and then taking it 
further by rotating 180 degrees, or even 270 and 360, if you're brave enough 
to take your eyes off the screen.

Finally, it's important to be in relatively good shape for this.  You have to 
have the proper stamina and leg strength to pull off the toughest ones, 
because rather dexterous and tiring feats will be required of you, so keep 
pounding at it, do hard songs repeatedly to build up strength, and push 
yourself harder and harder to go all the way up to the great green Expert 
Mode.

And lastly, never tackle 10-footers without a good insurance plan backing 
you up. ^_^

==============================
3G. Dancing Tips for Doubles =
==============================

KEEP PRACTICING!

Get ready to relearn DDR all over again as you branch out towards the second 
pad.

First of all, it'd be best you get good pads for this.  Soft flat mats are 
just no good at all, since they'll slide apart and over each other.  Even 
Ignition Pads are tough for this, since they can move as well, unless you 
can find some way to lash them together.  The best, naturally, is the Cobalt 
Flux dual setup, which you can connect.

Okay, you probably should begin your Doubles career after at least mastering 
Difficult on Single, but it's best on Expert.

One of the greatest things to "unlearn" from Single Play is to be able to 
move your entire body.  When playing Single, you'll generally maintain your 
upper body in one place spatially, but that definitely won't fly on Doubles.

Crossovers take on a whole new meaning when playing on higher levels on 
Double Play.  In a general sense, you'll be playing with your left foot on 
the right arrow on the left pad, while your right foot will be on the left 
arrow on the right pad.  A lot of the stepcharts on Doubles are engineered so 
you dance around that setup.

After that, it's all pretty much getting used to the new setup.  Practice and 
practice some more.  Build up your stamina, learn how to read eight arrows, 
and know where to step.

******************************************************************************
4. LICENSED SONGS (Yellow Songs)
******************************************************************************

These songs are available to you by default, and are either new licenses for 
DDR, licensed covers, or old Dancemania licenses brought back for this game.

======================================
4A. Battle Without Honor Or Humanity =
======================================

Artist: Tomoyasu Hotei
Genre: Instrumental Rock
BPM: 95

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   2
DIF: 6   5
EXP: 8   9

Expert Notes: Seems a bit of a cop-out to say this, but "exactly as you'd 
 think they'd be".  At a technical standpoint, a slow song with long streams, 
 lots of freezes, plenty of sixteenths, and jumps.  The jumps all occur on 
 accents, and the sixteenths are meant to coincide with the rhythm guitar and 
 percussion.  Watch near the end, because freezes will be thrown in in the 
 middle of sixteenth runs.

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: Hotei is a guitarist and composer popular in Japan.  If this 
 sounds familiar to you, it's because this song was featured in Quentin 
 Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 1", as well as a few commercials thereafter.

========================================
4B. CENTERFOLD (130 BPM move it remix) =
========================================

Artist: CAPTAIN JACK
Genre: Euro Dance
BPM: 130

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: The steps follow the "nah nah"'s and bagpipe accompaniment.  
 Other than those, the steps are pretty simple streams.

---

Lyrics:

1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4!

Nah nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Does she walk?
Does she talk?
Does she come complete?
My only homeroom angel
Always pulled me from my seat
She was pure like snowflakes, no one could ever stain
The memory of my angel could never cause me pain
Years go by, I'm looking through a girly magazine
And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in between

My blood runs cold, my memories have just been sold
My angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold
My blood runs cold, yeah, my memories have just been sold

Angel is the centerfold

Nah nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah (x3)

My blood runs cold, my memories have just been sold
My angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold
My blood runs cold, yeah, my memories have just been sold

Angel is the centerfold

Nah nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

---

Song Type: License
Original Album: Dancemania Hyper Delux
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: Captain Jack was a band led by Franky Gee (Francisco Alejandro 
 Guiterrez), a Cuban-born American who has done his time in the military.  
 After leaving the service, he decided to leave the country that seemed so 
 pro-war to him, so he settled in Germany, where he eventually picked up his 
 music career.  While his style may seem militaristic, his songs are often 
 about anti-war and pro-unity.  He's the male vocalist for this tune, and 
 Sunny is the female vocalist.  The band came to an abrupt end with the 
 passing of Franky in late 2005.
Misc. Notes: This is a remix of the original song by The J. Geils Band, 
 released in 1982.

================
4C. COME CLEAN =
================

Artist: NM featuring Susan Z
Genre: Dance Pop
BPM: 108

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: This is supposed to be a 7-footer?  Jumps in streams, sixteenth 
 notes and gallops, and crossovers make this one tough chart, even with the 
 slow tempo.

---

Lyrics:

'Cause different
Doesn't feel so different
And going out is better
Then always staying in
Feel the wind

Let the rain fall down
And wake my dreams
Let it wash away
My sanity
'Cause I wanna feel the thunder
I wanna scream
Let the rain fall down
I'm coming clean, I'm coming clean

(Rain, fall, down) I'm coming clean
(Rain, fall, down)
(Rain, fall, down)

Let the rain fall
Let the rain fall...

---

Song Type: Licensed Cover
First Appearance: Karaoke Revolution Vol. 3
Artist Notes: NM is Naoki Maeda (see the FAQ).  Susan Zelinsky is a vocalist 
 who works for WaveGroup, the firm that does the music the American versions 
 of Konami's Karaoke Revolution series.
Misc. Notes: This is a cover of the original song by Hilary Duff, releasd in 
 2004.

==================
4D. Dance, Dance =
==================

Artist: Fall Out Boy
Genre: Punk Pop
BPM: 229

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 4   5
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: A fast song means that the steps can't get TOO messy.  You'll 
 find some mid-length streams, crossovers, and oddly enough, several of the 
 same jump in a row at certain times.

---

Lyrics:

She says she's no good with words but I'm worse
Barely stuttered out
"A joke of a romantic" or stuck to my tongue
Weighed down with words too over-dramatic
Tonight it's "it can't get much worse" 
Vs. "no one should ever feel like.."

I'm two quarters and a heart down
And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds
These words are all I have so I'll write them
So you need them just to get by

Dance, Dance
We're falling apart to half time
Dance, Dance
And these are the lives you'd love to lead

Dance this is the way they'd love (way they'd love)
Dance this is the way they'd love (way they'd love)
Dance this is the way they'd love
If they knew how misery loved me

Dance, Dance
Dance, Dance
Dance, Dance
Dance, Dance

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: Fall Out Boy is a Chicago-based alternative rock band.  Their 
 members are Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley.  This 
 song originated in their 2005 second album, "From Under the Cork Tree".

====================
4E. Do You Want To =
====================

Artist: Franz Ferdinand
Genre: Alternative Rock
BPM: 123

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   2
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: There really isn't much to this track (there really isn't much 
 to this SONG, but that's a different story).  You'll find short streams, a 
 few crossovers, and a few jumps at the end of streams.

---

Lyrics:

Oh well, I woke up tonight and said I 
I'm gonna make somebody love me
I'm gonna make somebody love me 
And now I know, now I know, now I know 
I know that it's you 
You're lucky, lucky 
You're so lucky! 

Oh well do you, do you do you want to? 
Oh well do you, do you do you want to, want to go 
Where I've never let you before? 

Oh well do you, do you do you want to? 
Oh well do you, do you do you want to, want to go 
Where I've never let you before? 

Well he's a friend and he's so proud of you 
He's a friend and I knew him before you, oh yeah 

Well here we are at the transmission party 
I love your friends, they're all so arty, oh yeah 

Oh lucky lucky 
You're so lucky 
Lucky lucky 
You're so lucky 
Lucky lucky 
You're so lucky 
Lucky lucky 
You're so lucky 
Yeah

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: Franz Ferdinand is a Glasgow-based British rock band.  Its 
 members are Alex Kapranos, Robert Hardy, Nicholas McCarthy, and Paul 
 Thomson.  This song is from their 2005 second album, "You Could Have It So 
 Much Better".

============================
4F. FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit) =
============================

Artist: TIGGY
Genre: Euro Dance
BPM: 150

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   4
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: While the streams are long, they tend to flow easily.  You'll 
 find a few jumps in the streams.  Other than that, nothing much of note.

---

Lyrics:

What am I, what I am, what what what (uh!)

What am I gonna do, if I can't get through
Counting all these freckles in my life
It's just a waste of my time
And there's no finishing line

How am I gonna do, if I can not get you
To listen to the dreams we could fulfill
Can't get them out of my bed
I want to knock them down the stairs

I check the stars, but there's no sign
Venus to Mars there is no line, baby
I could be happy
If you still loved me

Still your memory's clear
Always here deep inside my heart
(Deep inside my heart)
I want you back to come and feed my appetite
Another lonely night
It's our life, why aren't you around
(Why aren't you around)

I'm all alone, thinking
Here my eyes fill with fear
It's my life, why are you not here

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDRMAX: DDR 6th Mix (Arcade)
Original Album: Dancemania Happy Paradise 2
Artist Notes: TIGGY is Charlotte Vigel, a vocalist originally from Denmark.  
 She's done a few releases in the late 90's, and several songs for the 
 Dancemania series.
Misc. Notes: This song is better known as "Sobakasu", the original Japanese 
 name, which means "freckles".  It was composed by Judy and Mary, a Japanese 
 group, and was used as the title song for the anime version of Rurouni 
 Kenshin.

===============
4G. Funkytown =
===============

Artist: Lipps's, Inc.
Genre: 80's Revival*
BPM: 122

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 4   4
EXP: 7   6

Expert Notes: The only thing that keeps this song from being a 6-footer is 
 the tail end.  Everything else is simple streams and freezes.  The last part 
 has gallops and off-beat steps to follow the guitar and saxophone.

---

Lyrics:

Gotta make a move to a
Town that's right for me
Town to keep me movin'
Keep me groovin' with some energy

Well, I talk about it
Talk about it
Talk about it
Talk about it

Talk about, talk about, talk about movin'

Gotta move on
Gotta move on
Gotta move on

Won't you take me to
Funkytown
Won't you take me to
Funkytown
Won't you take me to
Funkytown
Won't you take me to
Funkytown

---

Song Type: License
American Appearances: beatmania (USA)
Artist Notes: Lipps Inc., formed by Steven Greenberg with Cynthia Johnson 
 on vocals, really had no other significant hits besides this song.  However, 
 this song is by far very important in history of music, as it was one of the 
 last disco hits to hit #1, and really sparked the move proper towards 
 electronic music as a viable genre.

===============================
4H. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun =
===============================

Artist: Cyndi Lauper
Genre: 80's New Wave
BPM: 120

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 4   4
EXP: 6   6

Expert Notes: The prominent odd-point of this song is the psuedo-triplets 
 that follow the rhythm.  Other that that, mostly simple streams, although 
 they can get a bit long.

---

Lyrics:

I come home in the morning light
My mother says "When you gonna live your life right?"
Oh, mother dear
We're not the fortunate ones
And girls
They wanna have fu-un
Oh, girls
Just wanna have fun

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells "What you gonna do with your life?"
Oh, daddy dear
You know you're still number one
But girls
They wanna have fu-un
Oh, girls just wanna have

That's all they really want
Some fun

When the working day is done
Oh, girls
They wanna have fu-un
Oh, girls
Just wanna have fun

Girls
They want
Wanna have fun
Girls
Wanna have

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: Dancing Stage Max (EU PS2)
Artist Notes: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was one of the icons of the 80's 
 New Wave move, with her melodic voice and wild costumes.  This song was first 
 released as part of her 1983 album, "She's So Unusual".
Misc. Notes: This song has a music video playing as the background.

======================================================
4I. HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix) =
======================================================

Artist: JULIA
Genre: Trance
BPM: 140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   7
EXP: 8   8
CHA: 9

Expert Notes: In the first half, you'll be copying the trance sounds the 
 track makes.  In the second half, watch for a long stream with lots of 
 crossovers.

Challenge Notes: Actually quite a bit different.  The opening trance sound 
 steps are different.  You'll also have to deal with plenty of sixteenth 
 clusters.

---

Lyrics:

Ooo, baby, do you know what that's worth?
Ooo, heaven is a place on earth

They say in heaven, love comes first
We'll make heaven our place on earth

Ooo, baby, do you know what that's worth?
Ooo, heaven is a place on earth

They say in heaven, love comes first
We'll make heaven our place on earth

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDR STRIKE (JP PS2)
Artist Notes: JULIA is a vocalist who (apparently) only did this trance song 
 for Capitol Music of Germany.
Misc. Notes: This is a trance remix of the original song by Belinda 
 Carlisle, released in 1987.

=================
4J. JERK IT OUT =
=================

Artist: CAESARS
Genre: Alternative Rock
BPM: 134

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 5   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: You'll find jumps at the ends of streams, and a few crossovers.  
 The only really hard part comes in the latter half, with a few longer 
 streams.

---

Lyrics:

Wind me up 
Put me down 
Start me off and watch me go 
I'll be running circles around you sooner than you know 
A little off center 
And i'm out of tune 
Just kickin this can along the avenue 
But i'm alright

'Cause it's easy once you know how it's done 
You can't stop now 
It's already begun 
You feel it 
Running through your bones

And you jerk it out 
Jerk it out

'Cause it's easy once you know how it's done 
You can't stop now 
It's already begun 
You feel it 
Running through your bones

And you jerk it out 
Jerk it out

And you jerk it out 
Jerk it out

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: Dancing Stage Unleashed
Artist Notes: An alternative rock band from Sweden, The Caesars, also known 
 as "Caesar's Palace" are probably best known for this song.

========================================
4K. L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious) =
========================================

Artist: Ferry Corsten
Genre: Electro Breaks*
BPM: 135

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: The stepchart sticks to the rhythm for the most part, with 
 gallops and sixteenths to keep with the synth sound.  You won't step the 
 rhythm the whole way, but enough so you should know what to watch for.

---

Lyrics:

(Loud, Electronic, Ferocious) (etc.)

---

Song Type: License 
Artist Notes: Ferry Corsten is a Dutch producer, remixer, and DJ from 
 Rotterdam, Netherlands.  This song was released as the title to the album 
 released on May 26, 2006.

=================
4L. Let's Dance =
=================

Artist: DAVID BOWIE
Genre: 80's Rock
BPM: 114

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   8
CHA: 8   8

Expert Notes: Follows the rhythm of the instruments for a bit, then goes into 
 simple streams.  The middle has some freeze tricks, and then a long-ish 
 stream almost to the end.

Challenge Notes: The rhythm parts are more complicated and last longer.  
 The freeze tricks are more difficult and there are more jumps, too.

---

Lyrics:

Let's dance 
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues

Let's dance 
To the song they're playin' on the radio

Let's sway 
While color lights up your face

Let's sway 
Sway through the crowd to an empty space

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDR STRIKE (JP PS2)
Artist Notes: David Bowie is a rather famous British singer, songwriter, 
 lyricist, etc.  He's gone through many styles in his career, and this was 
 from his 1983 album of the same name.
Misc. Notes: This song has a music video that plays as the background.

=====================================
4M. MR.DABADA (Groove Wonder Remix) =
=====================================

Artist: CARLOS JEAN
Genre: Jazz Groove
BPM: 128

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   4
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: Mostly the same pattern throughout.  Streams with a little 
 off-beat note in between.  You'll also get a few jumps in streams.  Watch
 out for the nasty freezes in the middle.

---

Lyrics:

badaba dabadaba dabadaba
badaba dabadaba dabadaba (etc.)

Good'n eat it up, good'n eat it up
Good'n eat it up, good'n eat it up
Good'n eat it up, good'n eat it up
Come on

badaba dabadaba dabadaba
badaba dabadaba dabadaba (etc.)

Come on baby
I like, it's all okay
move it move it
move your body
oh yeah come on
I like the way you move, baby

badaba dabadaba dabadaba
badaba dabadaba dabadaba (etc.)

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Original Album: Dancemania Hyper Delux
Artist Notes: Carlos Jean, also known as Mr. Miracle, is an hispanic artist 
 with several albums under his belt.  This is a Dancemania remix of the 
 original Mr. Dabada.

==============
4N. Robogirl =
==============

Artist: The Crystal Method
Genre: Electro Breaks
BPM: 120

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   4
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: Quite a bit of air in this chart.  With these heavy electro 
 tunes, you know you'll be stepping the rhythm, so get used to that concept, 
 gallops and all.

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: The Crystal Method is Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland.  They're an 
 American group based in techno and electronica, a previously Europe-dominated 
 genre in the 90's.  This song is actually titled "Roboslut", which obviously 
 wouldn't fit with the family-friendly idiom of DDR.  This song was released 
 as part of the soundtrack from the movie "London".
Misc. Notes: This song has a music video which plays as the background.

==========================
4O. Shivers (Radio Edit) =
==========================

Artist: Armin van Buuren
Genre: Trance
BPM: 135

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 2   2
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: The opener has some weird freeze tricks.  Once you hit the 
 percussion-less section, there will be long freezes, then psuedo-triplets 
 intermixed with freezes.  The end rhythm run will be half-stream, 
 half-gallop, so take care.

---

Lyrics:

World's on turn around 
Music make no sound 
Where is sweetness found 
Where love is gone 

Sun don't come around 
Don't make a sound 
Where can love be found 
If your heart won't feel 

Shivers 
Up and down my spine 
Breaker 
Not on my mind 

How could it end this way 
Don't leave me, love me 
Just a little bit longer

Just a little bit longer

How could it end this way 
Don't leave me, love me 
Just a little bit longer

How could it end this way 

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: Armin van Buuren is a DJ, producer, and remixer from the 
 Netherlands.  In addition to this song, a few of his songs have appeared in 
 beatmania IIDX.  This song was released as a single back in 2005.

===========
4P. Shout =
===========

Artist: Lulu
Genre: 60's Pop
BPM: 130-144

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 7   7

Play Notes: About halfway through the song, the tempo slows from 144 to 130.

Expert Notes: The first part is simple streams with some jumps thrown in.  
 Once you hit the verse, you'll be getting longer streams, with crossovers.  
 At the tempo change, you switch to gallops, which will also crossover.

---

Lyrics:

Well

You know you make me wanna shout

(Shout) Look my hands jumpin'
(Shout) Look my heart's thumpin'
(Shout) Throw my head back
(Shout) Come on now.

(Shout) Don't forget to say you will
(Shout) Don't forget to shout
(Shout) Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Say you will (throw your head back, baby)
Say you will (Come on now , come on now)
Say you will (throw your head back)
whooo
Say you will (Come on now)

(Say) Say that you love me
(Say) Say that you need me
(Say) Say that you want me
(Say) Ain't Gonna grieve me

(Say) oh come now
(Say) oh come now
(Say) oh come now
(Say) oh come now

I still remember 
When I used to be nine years old
Yea yea now
How I was over you
From the bottom of my soul
Yea yea now
Now that is old enough
Enough to know
You wanna meet me
You wanna love me so

I want you to know
I said I want you to know right now
You have been good to me, baby
Better than I've been to myself
Yeah, yeah
And if you ever leave me
I don't want nobody else 
Yeah yeah

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: Dancing Stage Max (EU PS2)
Artist Notes: Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie is a Scottish singer.  She 
 made this cover of the popular song in 1964, originally by the Isely 
 Brothers.

=======================
4Q. SINCE U BEEN GONE =
=======================

Artist: KELLY CLARKSON
Genre: Rock Pop
BPM: 131

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: The streams are pretty simple, with some crossovers.  You'll 
 find a few naughty freeze tricks, but nothing seriously chaotic.

---

Lyrics:

Here's the thing, we started out friends
It was cool, but it was all pretend
Yeah yeah
Since U Been Gone

You're dedicated, you took the time
Wasn't long 'til I called you mine
Yeah Yeah
Since U Been Gone

And all you'd ever hear me say
Is how I pictured me with you
That's all you'd ever hear me say

But Since U Been Gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on
Yeah, yeah
Thanks to you (thanks to you)
Now I get, I get what I want

I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on
Yeah, yeah
Thanks to you (thanks to you)
Now I get (I get)
You should know (you should know)
That I get, I get what I want

Since U Been Gone
Since U Been Gone
Since U Been Gone

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: Kelly Clarkson is best known as the first winner of American 
 Idol.  This song, written by Max Martin and Dr. Luke, is part of her second 
 album, "Breakaway".

================================
4R. The Other Side (radio mix) =
================================

Artist: Paul van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson
Genre: Atmospheric Trance
BPM: 140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: An interesting chart.  The early half seems to like streams 
 with taps in them.  Parts with drum runs are good-sized sixteenth note 
 clusters.  Once the actual chorus starts, you'll have a long run of gallops 
 to contend with until just before the end.

---

Lyrics:

When it's broken through 
I will comfort you 
When I wait my longest time 
Daylight brings the great divide 

We can like the rain 
Whispering your name 
Long to be with you divide
Believe the sun will rise 
When I reach the line
I will see you on the other side

See you on the other side 
When I closed my eyes 

See you on the other side 
When I closed my eyes 

See you on the other side 
When I closed my eyes 

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: Paul van Dyk is a German DJ/producer who specializes in trance.  
 This song was released as a single in 2005, with Wayne Jackson as the 
 vocalist.

===========================================
4S. Turn On the Music (Axwell Radio Edit) =
===========================================

Artist: Roger Sanchez
Genre: House
BPM: 129

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: Not too bad, as sevens go.  The worst you'll find are some 
 streams into freezes in the first half, and then some longer streams with 
 crossovers in the latter half.

---

Lyrics:

Think it's time you turn on the music 
Feel that sound washing over me 
'Cause every time you turn on the music 
I can't control what comes over me 

You know I feel it 
When I'm out on the floor 
The rhythm starts to take a hold 
It goes right to my body 
Right down to my soul 
I think my mind's gonna overload 

So turn up the music 
Why don't you turn up the music 
Oh, you know how to use 
You gotta turn up the music, music, yeah 

Feel that sound!
Feel that sound!
Feel that sound!
Feel that sound!

Think it's time you turn on the music 
Feel that sound washing over me 
'Cause every time you turn on the music 
I can't control what comes over me 

Think it's time you turn on the music 
Feel that sound washing over me 
'Cause every time you turn on the music 
I can't control what comes over me 

---

Song Type: License
Artist Notes: Roger Sanchez is a house DJ from the Dominican Republic.  This 
 song was released as his premier song on his first album.

=================================
4T. Video Killed the Radio Star =
=================================

Artist: The Buggles
Genre: 70's New Wave
BPM: 131

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   4
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 6   6
CHA: 8   8

Expert Notes: Boy, is this a snap.  The only long streams are on simple 
 alternating arrows, and those are few and far between.

Challenge Notes: Glad they beefed it up with this chart.  MUCH longer 
 streams, with TONS of crossovers, jumps in the streams, and freezes in 
 odd places.

---

Lyrics:

They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine and new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see

Oh-a oh 
I met your children 

Oh-a oh 
What did you tell them? 

Video killed the radio star 
Video killed the radio star

Pictures came and broke your heart
Oh-a-a-a oh 

And now we meet in an abandoned studio
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go

Oh-a oh 
You were the first one

Oh-a oh 
You were the last one

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star

In my mind and in my car
We can't rewind we've gone to far 

Oh-a-aho oh
Oh-a-aho oh 

---

Song Type: License
First Appearance: Dancing Stage EuroMIX
Artist Notes: The Buggles is Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, and Bruce Woolley.  
 They're a 70's band that are largely considered one hit wonders, this one 
 being their greatest hit.
Misc. Notes: This song has a music video, which plays as its background.

******************************************************************************
5. NEW KONAMI ORIGINALS (Purple Songs)
******************************************************************************

These are all-new Konami Originals for DDR SuperNOVA arcade and the PS2 
version.  A few you'll have to unlock.

==================
5A. Baby's Tears =
==================

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Artist: MIKI ROBERTS
Genre: Rock
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: A high speed makes small streams and crossovers tougher, but 
 don't look for anything too hard.

---

Lyrics:

All I need is that flower in love, sleeping to be an angel
So maybe for a fall, I've gotta know the hikari (light)

I cannot forge my destiny
I cannot find the day to tear
Because I want to know the secret to the paradise
I cannot feel a rest of a leaf
I don't need the face for fear
I fade the melody like a siren crying for me

So bright, that sea in the sky
Just swept away
Why can't I feel it, ever this makes me freak out

All I need is that flower in love, sleeping to be an angel
Nothing forever, to believe, to feel, in time

Nobody wishes that I need to seek for a key with angels
So maybe for a fall, I've gotta know the chikara (strength)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: Miki Roberts is apparently the vocalist for this tune, 
 composed by Naoki and originally sung by Riyu Kosaka.
Misc. Notes: This song is an English version of the opening theme for an 
 anime produced by Konami and JC Staff called "Sky Girls".

==============================
5B. Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix) =
==============================

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Artist: Scotty D. revisits U1
Genre: Reggae Pop*
BPM: 70-140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 8   8

Play Notes: The song starts at 70, then goes to 140 soon afterwards.  Later, 
 there's a stop, then twice will be a short slowdown to 70.

Expert Notes: Definitely a hard set.  There are jumps all over the place, 
 especially in the streams, and sixteenths, offbeat steps leading into and 
 out of the slowdowns.  Could pass as a somewhat easy 9.

---

Lyrics:

Only if we watch together, everything, there's a flow
(Only if we watch together, everything, there is a flow)
Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow
(Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow)

Stand... if you will, right next to me
Wrapped around in the wind of eternity
See... for yourself, the history
Nature's players, boasting victory

Grab... the fruit of tomorrow
From which the energy of life we borrow
Taste... the weight of time
The only weight is of glory and crime

Notice... how weak and petty we are
In the grand picture we're drawn afar
Hey... we can't help it
We die, only our grave's legit
But 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, there's a flow
(Only if we watch together, everything, there is a flow)
Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow
(Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow-ow-ow-ow-ow)

Notice... how weak and petty we are
In the grand picture we're drawn afar
Hey... we can't help it
We die, only our grave's legit
But 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, there's a flow
Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow
Only if we live it can we keep up to the speed of the flow

(Okay, all right.  We're done.  Okay, let's move on.)
(Hey!  Let's move on to the next song!  We're done!)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Artist Notes: Better known as Konami of Japan's PR man to America, Scott Dolph 
 is also a decent rapper.  He's done the lyrics for a few Konami tunes, most 
 notably DROP THE BOMB.  U1 is Yuuichi Asami.  His biggest claim is as the 
 sound director for the home versions of DDR, producing much of the background 
 music for menus, etc. that you wouldn't find in an arcade game.  He has a 
 large range of styles, and has remixed several of Naoki's more popular tunes 
 under the alias "2MB".

=======================
5C. Flow (true style) =
=======================

Artist: Scotty D. revisits U1
Genre: Trance
BPM: 140-280

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 3
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8
CHA: 8   8

Play Notes: There are two double-speed sections in this song, and both 
 occur as soon as the "chorus" comes.

Expert Notes: This is kinda messy.  You'll find short streams in the 
 beginning, but it will quickly throw in gallops.  Soon after the first 
 speed-up, you'll be dealing with longer streams with jumps thrown in.

Challenge Notes: More messy.  Sixteenth clusters, longer streams, and more 
 jumps to play with.  Also, on the double speed sections, there are long 
 streams and sixteenths.

---

Lyrics:

Stand... if you will, right next to me
Wrapped around in the wind of eternity
See... for yourself, the history
Nature's players, boasting victory

Grab... the fruit of tomorrow
From which the energy of life we borrow
Taste... the weight of time
The only weight is of glory and crime

Notice... how weak and petty we are
In the grand picture we're drawn afar
Hey... we can't help it
We die, only our grave's legit
But 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, there's a flow
Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow

Notice... how weak and petty we are
In the grand picture we're drawn afar
Hey... we can't help it
We die, only our grave's legit
But 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 to the speed of the flow
Only with you do I wanna fall into the flow

Only if we watch together, everything, there's a flow
Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow

(Only if we watch together, everything, there is a flow)
(Only with you do I wanna be part of the flow)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: See the above song for info.
Misc. Notes: This is the original "Flow".  The song is exactly as it's heard 
 in the original version.  The only thing that's changed is that there are new 
 charts, with speed-ups included at two points.  You can think of it as 
 sort of the "proper" version of Flow (aka true style, I guess).

==============
5D. Fly away =
==============

Artist: ChiyoTia
Genre: House
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: You begin stepping the bass rhythm, with streams and gallops.  
 Watch out for the crossovers and freeze arrow tricks.

---

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, I wear destiny
I could never turn around
No matter what comes in my way

Feel so high
If you just go ahead, release your fears
Don't be ashamed to cry

Ohhh, baby
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

Oh oh, oh 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

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: ChiyoTia is a vocalist from Japan hired for this song.  The 
 song itself is by Shoichiro Hirata, a beatmania artist who left BEMANI 
 back in 2003, but still makes the odd song here and there.

================================
5E. Fly away -mix del matador- =
================================

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Artist: Shawn the Horny Master feat. ChiyoTia
Genre: Latin House
BPM: 130

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: This is NASTY, and should have been a nine-footer.  Lots of 
 small sixteenth clusters, jumps in the middle of streams, and crossovers at 
 certain points make this a step-heavy thing.

---

Lyrics:

Fly away, we'll fly away
Fly away, we'll fly away
(No matter what comes in my way)
(No matter what comes in my way)

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, I wear destiny
I could never turn around
No matter what comes in my way

Feel so high
If you just go ahead, release your fears
Don't be ashamed to cry

Ohhh, baby
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

Oh oh, oh 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

Fly away, we'll fly away
Fly away, we'll fly away
(No matter what comes in my way)
(No matter what comes in my way)
(No matter what comes in my way)
(No matter what comes in my way)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Artist Notes: See the above song for info.

==========================
5F. INNOCENCE OF SILENCE =
==========================

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Artist: nc ft. NRG Factory
Genre: Trance
BPM: 71-142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8

Play Notes: The song slows to half-speed for several measures.

Expert Notes: In the opener, the song follows a rather stricth 7/8 regimen.  
 The second part of the song is mostly straight eighths, then some long 
 freezes.  The end is gallops and a few sixteenth clusters.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: noisycroak is a small music firm in Japan, with the majority of 
 the songs that have been released to DDR done by Hiroyoshi Kato.  They were 
 commissioned just last year (2005) for their songs to appear in DDR 
 Extreme 2/DDR STRIKE, and apparently, have earned enough favor to continue 
 releasing.

==========================
5G. My Only Shining Star =
==========================

Artist: NAOKI feat. Becky Lucinda
Genre: Euro Trance*
BPM: 155

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 4   4
EXP: 6   7

Expert Notes: Opening with three-taps on the same arrow, this track goes into 
 small streams with some simple crossovers.  The song calms down for the 
 middle part, mostly stepping on off-beats.  Just watch out for a sixteenth 
 cluster near the last chorus.

---

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 me and you (shining down)
Shining down is what they do
So you can dance the whole night, too

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 on me and you
Shining down is what they do
So you can dance the whole night through...oh

(Tell me tell me where you are)
My only shining star
You are my guiding star
(You're my guiding 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

(D to the A to the A to the N to the A to the C to the C to the E)
(Dance, baby!)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on NAOKI.  Becky Lucinda is the vocalist 
 for this song, and Scotty D (Scott Dolph) is the male announcer.

================
5H. PEACE(^^)v =
================

Artist: BeForU
Genre: J-Pop
BPM: 142

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 2   2
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 6   6

Exp. Notes: Simple streams for the most part, with psuedo-triplets thrown 
 in every once and a while.  Watch out in the second half, though, for 
 some crossover action.

---

Lyrics:

Kyou ha nani tsuki nan nichi? 
Youbi kankaku mo nakunatte
Nani ka ni toritsuka re ta you ni girigiri iki teru 

Hito ha bukiyou na mono 
Hyou ni ha ura ga aru mono 
Kudaranai koto koso fukai imi ga aru mono datte... 

Dare datte mirai no pazuru kumiawase tai 
Muzukashiku te nayan de tameshi te 
Mitsukara nai PEACE motome te 
Sou yatte mirai no e ga kansei suru made 
Shikousakugo shi te hisshi ni natte 
Bokura ha iki terun da... 

Kono te de tsukamu yo Future 
Bokura no tabidachi o Together 
Iki teru yorokobi kanji tai 
Anata to issho ni kanji tai 
Ashita kara mata aruki dashi te 
Riaru na mainichi nukedashi te 
Mabushii basho ni tobidashi te 
Sou koko kara hajimaru BeForU! 

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Original Album: BeForU II
Artist Notes: Created and produced by Naoki, this all-female J-Pop group is 
 largely tied to the BEMANI series.  They've produced a few albums, but almost 
 all of their music was created for the games.  In 2004, they "restructured" 
 the group after Shiyuna Maehara left, adding three new members and "updating" 
 their image.  The current members are Riyu Kosaka, Noria Shiraishi, 
 Yoma Komatsu, Risa Sotohana, Sayaka Minami, and Miharu Arisawa.
Misc. Notes: Yeah, that's really the title.  There's a special music video 
 for this tune, of BeForU in a live performance.  Once I have lyrics, I'll 
 have info on who sings what part of the song.

======================
5I. Star Gate Heaven =
======================

Artist: SySF. feat. Donna Burke
Genre: Epic Trance*
BPM: 145

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: The first part follows the trance synth beats pretty cleanly on 
 psuedo-triplets.  About the middle of the tune, you'll find a pattern of 
 a gallop into a freeze, with a three-tap on the same arrow repeated, then 
 mostly more psuedo-triplets with a few gallops and small streams.

---

Lyrics:

Long before the planets
We're forming the true
Joining of hearts brought together by longing
For words never seen before you and I were born

Enter into another dimension to travel with me to sentient stars that are
Holding the message of love through eternity's long lonely night

Open up ethereal imaginings
To worlds beyond the stars
(Take me now to paradise)
Open up your truest self and deepest heart
And know we'll never part
(Take me now to paradise)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Artist Notes: SySF. is an alias for Sota Fujimori.  Self-proclaimed synth 
 junkie, Sota recently came to the BEMANI scene for home versions of DDR, 
 later branching out to working in IIDX games as well.  His main style is 
 trance, very atmospheric.  Donna Burke is the vocalist for this tune.

========================================
5J. Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix) =
========================================

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Artist: SySF feat. Donna Burke
Genre: Epic Trance
BPM: 147

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 7   6
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: Expect some cluttered stuff, here.  You'll be facing lots of 
 psuedo-triplets, several gallops, jumps in streams, and at the end, 
 small sixteenth clusters.

---

Lyrics:

Long before the planets
We're forming the true
Joining of hearts brought together by longing
For words never seen before you and I were born

Enter into another dimension to travel with me to sentient stars that are
Holding the message of love through eternity's long lonely night

Open up ethereal imaginings
To worlds beyond the stars
(Take me now to paradise)
Open up your truest self and deepest heart
And know we'll never part
(Take me now to paradise)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Artist Notes: See above song for info.

==================
5L. TRUE <3 LOVE =
==================

Artist: jun
Genre: Happy Hardcore
BPM: 188

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 8   8

Play Notes: Watch for the stop about 3/4ths of the way through.

Expert Notes: The steps and streams are largely simple, just at a high speed.  
 It's pretty low-key for an eight-footer, though.

---

Lyrics:

True love, true love, looking for true love
Looking for true love wherever I go
True love, true love, looking for true love
For true love, for true love, so now 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 to love me so, so

Sunday, Monday, asking my heart again
Tuesday, Wednesday, not for just a friend
Thursday, Friday, I won't give in
Satruday, start again
PLEASE

Make him handsome, make him strong
Make him kind to last the whole night long
Make him handsome, make him strong
Make him kind to last the whole night long, oh

For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
Wherever I go?

For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
To love me so, so!

(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, looking for true love
Looking for true love, so now love me so, so

For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
Wherever I go?

For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
For true love
To love me so, so!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: jun is short for Junko Karashima.  Most of the info I can find 
 on her is in Japanese, which I can't quite read, but I can tell you that 
 she's been working rather closely with Naoki the last few years, under the 
 combined group name: TËRRA (the first R is reversed, but the code won't work 
 it).  The vocalist for this tune is Schanita.

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6. BEMANI CROSSOVERS (Green Songs)
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These songs are taken from other BEMANI games, and DDR SuperNOVA Arcade was 
their first appearance in the DDR world.

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6A. AA =
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Artist: D.J.Amuro
Genre: Renaissance*
BPM: 154

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 7   7
EXP: 9   9

Expert Notes: The opener is quite a mess with the offbeat steps.  Watch for 
 lots of small sixteenth clusters.  Midway through the song, you'll find 
 long streams that have alternating steps on the same arrow (meaning you 
 keep your foot on one arrow the whole time).

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 11: IIDX RED
Artist Notes: D.J.Amuro is an alias of dj TAKA.  Takayuki Ishikawa is the 
 super star of betamania IIDX.  His genres are varied and his music tends to 
 be some of the highest rated and most often played.  He has at least three 
 new songs (most often more) in every new IIDX release.  Many of his tunes 
 end up finding their way to DDR.

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6B. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version) =
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Artist: NAOKI with Y&Co.
Genre: Hyper Euro Beat
BPM: 155

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   2
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 6   6

Expert Notes: Simple streams for the most part.  Just watch for where some 
 crossover.

---

Lyrics:

Can't stop fallin' in love!

My life
Meant nothing to me
Then a guy like you came along

Everything
Is moving so fast,
I gotta get my feet on the ground

Unhappy days are over 'cause I can
Always be with you

Lying in your arms day by day,
Makes me feel Ohh... so brand new

Can't stop fallin' in love
Baby you became
Makin' love with you
Is all I wanna do, (wanna do)

Say you love me baby
Say you will always be mine
You'll never break my heart

Can't stop fallin' in love
Give your heart and soul
Stay with me this time
And we'll make history, (you and me)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Para Para Paradise
Artist Notes: Info on NAOKI is in the FAQ.  Y&Co are Akira Yokota and 
 Tetsuya Tamura.
Misc. Notes: You can find the original CSFIL in DDR Konamix and DDRMAX2 USA.  
 The SPEED MIX can be found in DDR Extreme USA and DDR Ultramix.

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6C. CENTAUR =
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Artist: Jimmy Weckl
Genre: Jazz
BPM: 140

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: Since this song is percussion heavy, the steps try to focus on 
 the percussion, so there are a LOT of offbeat steps.  You'll also find a 
 few long freezes, where the other foot has to tap other stuff.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Drummania 2nd Mix
Artist Notes: Jimmy Weckl is an "Anglification" of Harumi Ueko, one of the 
 more active artists for the Guitar Freaks and Drummania series.

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6D. CURUS =
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Artist: D-crew
Genre: Flow Beat*
BPM: 184-188

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 2   2
DIF: 4   4
EXP: 7   7

Play Notes: The tempo changes are rather slight, so it's not worthwhile 
 pointing them out.

Expert Notes: Pretty tough for a seven-footer, especially when you get about 
 halfway through, where the streams start getting long and with regular 
 crossovers.

---

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.
It was a dream you knew how to rescue me.
I know you know

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music 12 "Iroha"
Artist Notes: Focusing on a style that's largely rock and metal, Osamu 
 Migitera has worked in pop'n music, GF/dm, and beatmania.  He's also known 
 as Des-ROW.

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6E. DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version) =
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Artist: NAOKI with Y&Co.
Genre: Hyper Euro Beat*
BPM: 150

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 7   6
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: Steps follow the music largely throughout, with streams 
 ending in gallops.  Watch out for all the freezes before the verse, and 
 the sixteenths while in the verse.  Also, you'll find crossovers dotted 
 about the chart.

---

Lyrics:

(1, 2, 3 and 4)
Dynamite Rave!
(1, 2, 3 and 4)

Come on everybody! 
And get on the floor!

Come on everybody! 
And get on the floor, yeah!

Jump jump
Do your thing
This be the bomb
Try to sing
Narrator king
Spread your wings
Make your head ring 
To this song
All night long
Jack your body
To this party
Feel the pain
When you strain
Don't refrain
Please don't stop 
Until you drop

I don't wanna give up
We're gonna have a party
Have a really great time
Yeah Yeah!
Just feel the heat
Listen to the music
and feel that beat

Ohh yeah
Can ya feel it?

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Para Para Paradise
Artist Notes: Info on NAOKI is in the FAQ.  Y&Co are Akira Yokota and 
 Tetsuya Tamura.
Misc. Notes: The original DYNAMITE RAVE can be found in DDR, DDR Konamix, 
 and DDR Extreme 2.  The "Down Bird SOTA" mix can be found in DDRMAX USA, and 
 the "B4 ZA BEAT" challenge remix can be found in DDR Extreme 2.

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6F. Gekkou chou =
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Artist: Asaki
Genre: Rock
BPM: 218

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 7   9

Expert Notes: The speed is the biggest problem on this one.  You'll find it's 
 not too complicated.  Just watch out for the two-step streams.

---

Lyrics: (Thanks, Zonic!)

[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

English Translation:

[How much is the height of the up to there?] You had said.
I had trace to waxing and waning of the glitteringly moon in my childhood.
Disappears, whenever it touches a prickle at once.
The moon was lost, saving and storing in the palm so that one might not be 
 spilt.
Good-bye...those who say nothing.  Surely you remains as it is forever
The moon which shines dazzlingly,
Ah...became tears melt into snow colored butterfly.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 9th Mix/Drummania 8th Mix
Artist Notes: Asaki is a somewhat reclusive rock artist who regularly 
 contributes to the Guitar Freaks/Drummania series.
Misc. Notes: The title, translated, roughly means "Moonlight Butterfly".

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6G. HAPPY*ANGEL =
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Artist: jun
Genre: Happy Hardcore*
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: A stamina drainer.  Lots of mid-length streams, with crossovers, 
 and quite a few jumps thrown in, as well.

---

Lyrics:

(Oh yeah yeah yeah)
My happy angel
(Ohh)

Feel like running crazy free
Feel like doing anything
Feels like I’ve been here before
I can feel it in my happy dreams

Seems like you’ve been wanting me
And I think I belong with you
That’s the way that life should be
When it’s live and love and ever so free

Every time I’m with you I can hear birds singing
Sounds like la la la la la la
Love is so sweet but never like blue skies
In the summer the summer the summer time 

Roses are red and I love you
Violets are blue and this is true
Love is so sweet but never like blue skies 
In the summer time love you happy angel

L to the O to the V to the E 
I love you 
Happy angel
L to the O to the V to the E
I love you 
Happy angel

L.O.V.E
I L.O.V.E
You know
Baby please don’t go
You know 
I really need you 
Happy

Roses are red and I love you
Violets are blue and this is true
Love is so sweet but never like blue skies 
In the summer time love you happy angel

(Oh yeah yeah)
Love you happy angel

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 12: HAPPY SKY
Artist Notes: See TRUE <3 LOVE for info on Junko Karashima.  The vocalist for 
 this tune is Tahirih Walker.

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6H. KAGEROW (Dragonfly) =
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Artist: Des-ROW UNITED special+r
Genre: Rinsei*
BPM: 164

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   3
DIF: 5   4
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: This stepchart is rather simple.  Streams that don't get very 
 long, and a couple of crossovers.

---

Lyrics:

Sou itsuno hi darou ka nanimo kamo wakaranakute
Owari mo mienakunatte boku wa mada koko ni ite
Tsumetai karada wo daita nagare ni mi wo makasete
Dareni mo mitsukaranai you ni boku wa sono toki wo matsu

Kasukana kioki ni yureru kokoro meguru kisetsu kowaru keshiki
Kimi ga kokoro tozashi tsudzukenara Don't know why you gonna break tonight
Sawagu mi to kakeru fuan tobitatsu tame no smile till you're free
Kimi wa saijou kara shitteita waiting so long ready tonight

Go! Magari kitta uwabe mitsume nayamu kono fuando naraba
Saki mitsume tzudzuketa mama de saite chiru hana
Kekka koso ga medachi ima ga BAD naraba gougou
Uraguchi te sutto no bete waraitai wa na

Mae wo niramu kankaku wo wanpaku ni randa
Aku hazu no nai tobira wo aku tame no PASU ga
Saki wo kowari kanji ima wo kesshite mage nu you
Satori kitta TSURA to bokete aete sakebubou

Yurameku mizu no ue de kakusareta kimi no sono wa wo
Hakanai karada no naka ni kakusareta kimi no sono chikara

YAH! Taekatai taema na sano ENDORESU no soujou (Fly to the end of time)
YAH! Saewaru kankaku wo katsugi agete jouchou (I dive one night one night...)

Kiete iku chikara furishibotte kimochi wo takaku mochi tsudzukete
So far osaku warai sugi mori agatte fusaide tsukau

YAH! Ima dake ima kosotte kimochi tsune ni gaitou
Saigo datte minna to kowaru ima de kosono saikou

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music 11
Artist Notes: See CURUS for info on Osamu Migitera.

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6I. MOON =
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Artist: dj TAKA feat. Erika
Genre: Sorrow Euro*
BPM: 172

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: There's a little bit of everything: crossovers, freeze tricks, 
 and jumps in streams.  However, it's nothing too harrowing.

---

Lyrics: (Thanks Zonic!)

(Please tell me)
(So lonely my heart is stay midnight)
(But I can't forget memories)
(It's slave of sadness)

Just a waiting for your call with smile
At over rainy day side
So lonely my heart is stay midnight
But I can't forget memories
It's slave of sadness

Oh baby is not here yet I wish your love again
Like a little girl a quick of fate
Over and over miss you where are we arrive?
Please tell me
Ever lasting love!

Shining shining moonlight flash my future tell me reality
Resounded with I love you
I can't keep back tears
I wanna arrive at once destination

Twinkle twinkle starlight
Looking for my many precious day
Remember promises you say you love me
I wonder where you are? Searchin' for happiness

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music 13 "Carnival"
Artist Notes: See AA for info on dj TAKA.  Erika Mochizuki is the vocalist for 
 this tune.

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6J. Mugen =
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Artist: TËRRA
Genre: Hyper Japanesque*
BPM: 171

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 6   5
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: This one starts rather easy, but it picks up later.  You'll find 
 a good amount of crossovers, and the middle forces you to do some freeze 
 tricks.

---

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

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music 12 "Iroha"
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on jun and NAOKI.
Misc. Notes: The full name of this tune is "Mugen no Hikari", which means 
 "Illusory Light".

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6K. murmur twins =
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Artist: Yu_tokiwa.djw
Genre: Cuddlecore*
BPM: 174

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 2   2
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: Not much to this stepchart.  Small streams and a few freezes.  
 The only issue is the high speed, really.  Watch for a few gallops near the 
 end of the song.

---

Lyrics: (I'm not too sure about this >_>)

Follow you, jammin' 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 

We're only young, once... 

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 
So follow to me - and can do our song tonight. 
I just wann' be, another song 
So I don't mind that we don't talk to me 
True, do you really know that song? 
Hearing "okay, You are mine besides!

Follow you, jammin' 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....

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 8th Style
Artist Notes: That complicated artist name is an alias for Jun Wakita, a 
 IIDX and pop'n BEMANI artist, who mainly does happy stuff.  Yuu Tokiwa is 
 the vocalist.
Misc. Notes: This song has its IIDX background video as the background.

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6L. No.13 =
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Artist: TAKA respect for J.S.B
Genre: Progressive Baroque*
BPM: 172

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 7   6
EXP: 9   7

Expert Notes: The order of the day for this long streams that crossover a lot 
 and end in jumps.  Also interspersed are spots of gallop runs, all at a 
 rather brisk tempo.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 10th Style
Artist Notes: See AA for info on dj TAKA.  "J.S.B." is, of course, the 
 original composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.
Misc. Notes: The original composition is Bach's "Invention No. 13 in A minor".

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6M. Quick Master =
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Artist: act deft
Genre: J-Tekno*
BPM: 147

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   7

Exp. Notes: The opening steps have several off-beat, so watch carefully.  
 After that, it settles into short streams with crossovers.  Just past the 
 middle are long freeze arrows that deal with more of the off-beat steps 
 from the beginning.  The end closes out with more of the same plus longer 
 streams.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music
Artist Notes: act deft is an alias of Youhei Shimizu, who also composed 
 "feeling of love".

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6N. rainbow rainbow =
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Artist: Ryu*
Genre: Happy Hardcore*
BPM: 177

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 2   2
DIF: 4   5
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: The steps never get more difficult than streams, but there are 
 several crossovers in the charts, so be prepared to do those at a decent 
 speed.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 10th Style
Artist Notes: Ryutaro Nakahara is a beatmania IIDX composer who mainly focuses 
 in happy hardcore.

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6O. RED ZONE =
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Artist: Tatsh & NAOKI
Genre: Speed Rave*
BPM: 165

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   5
DIF: 6   7
EXP: 8   9

Expert Notes: A decent eight-footer.  Seems simple at the start, then it 
 picks up with the synth, throwing gallops all over the place in the streams.  
 Once the key changes, it's one big long stream almost straight to the end, 
 which, of course, pounds out the last few notes.

---

Lyrics: (Thanks Zonic!)

C'mon!
Put It Up!
Go! Go! Go! Go! (Yeah! Yeah!)

C'mon!
Put It Up!
Go! Go! Go! Go!
Let's go!

Use your flow
All we need
The energy
And I got the key
It keeps me

Make a heart
Sailin' too far
To the unit
We're gonna do it
Takin' it far
(Go! Go! Go! Go!)
The crowd
Yo! Keepin' it raw!

I feel
Big deal
Go MC's
Keep it real
Best friend
Too stressed to pull it
Under arrest
Top-notchin'
State killa
Run a audience
Then
Don't, run
Run with the ghetto
Play
It's not funny
Stay healthy
Young kids is coming
Measure up
Stay, together

(Yeah.. Uh! C'mon!)
Say Speed Rave!
Speed Rave!
Bring it back!
Bring it back!
Bring it back!
(Go go go go go go! Let's go!)
(Go go go go go go! Let's go!)

Say Speed Rave!
Speed Rave!
Bring it back!
Bring it back!
Bring it back!
(Go go go go go go! Let's go!)
(Go go go go go go! Let's go!)

Yeah!
Jump!
Higher!
Yeah!
(Go go go go go go! Let's go!)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 11: IIDX RED
Artist Notes: Info on NAOKI is in the FAQ.  Tatsh is short for Tatsuya 
 Shimizu.  A relative newcomer to the BEMANI scene, yet has become quite 
 popular with his works that seem to blend the best of the styles similar to 
 Naoki and Taka.  He did the majority of the composition for this tune, with 
 NAOKI supplying guitar.

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6P. Ska Ska No. 3 =
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Artist: ANETTAI MAJI-SKA BAKUDAN
Genre: Ska*
BPM: 138

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 8   7

Expert Notes: This one's nuts.  Multiple times you'll be forced into same-
 arrow tap streams.  Later on, you'll have very long streams, and at the 
 end, ouch, because you get streams FULL of jumps.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music 6
Artist Notes: This song was composed by Hideyuki Ono.  This "artist" is a 
 group of musicians who played all the instruments.

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6Q. TIERRA BUENA =
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Artist: WILMA DE OLIVEIRA
Genre: Latin Festival
BPM: 115

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 8   7

Expert Notes: Gallops, crossovers, sixteenths.  The good news is that it's all 
 pretty slow, so you'll have plenty of time to catch up to it.

---

Lyrics:

En esta tierra que todo hay
En sus campos verdes a correr
Lindas flores que nacen
Para el mundo adornar

Madre tierra a bien decir
Dime donde anda mi amor
Y la tarde está por caer
Estrellas brillarán

Me acuerdo con cariño
Tengo nostalgia de estar contigo
Hoy estoy aquí sola
Canto una canción
Que a ti te gustaba oír

Cóndor llévame a él
Muy cerca de él que es donde quiero estar
Cóndor donde está él
Yo voy a buscar hasta encontrarlo

Voy regalar mi alegre cantar

Me acuerdo con cariño
Tengo nostalgia de estar contigo
Hoy estoy aquí sola
Canto una canción
Que a ti te gustaba oír

Cóndor llévame a él
Muy cerca de él que es donde quiero estar
Cóndor donde está él
Yo voy a buscar hasta encontrarlo

Cóndor llévame a él
Muy cerca de él que es donde quiero estar
Cóndor donde está él
Yo voy a buscar hasta encontrarlo

Voy regalar mi alegre cantar 

English Translation:

In this rich land
In its green fields where you can run
Pretty flowers are born
To adorn the world

Mother Nature, tell me for sure
Where my love is
And the sun is beginning to set
Stars will shine

I remember with love
I have nostalgia of being with you
Today, I am here alone
I sing a song
That you liked hearing

Condor, take me to him
So close to him which is where I want to be
Condor, where is he?
I will search until I find him

I am going to give him my joy of singing

I remember with my love
I have nostalgia of being with you
Today, I am here alone
I sing a song
That you liked hearing

Condor, take me to him
So close to him which is where I want to be
Condor, where is he?
I will search until I find him

Condor, take me to him
So close to him which is where I want to be
Condor, where is he?
I will search until I find him

I am going to give him my joy of singing

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 9th Mix/Drummania 8th Mix
Artist Notes: This song is composed by Mustuhiko Izumi, composer of JET WORLD 
 and the like.  Wilma de Oliveira is the vocalist.

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6R. Tino's White Horse =
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Artist: Morning Blue Dragon
Genre: Mongol*
BPM: 110-148

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 6   5
EXP: 8   8

Play Notes: The song starts at the standard speed, then slows down about 
 two-thirds of the way through, then gradually speeds back up to the normal 
 pace.

Expert Notes: Gallops?  In a tune about a horse?  Lots of them!  Just be 
 careful when the steps switch back to normal streams.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music 11
Artist Notes: Morning Blue Dragon is an alias for Jun Wakita, a BEMANI 
 artist lightly represented in DDR, but popular in IIDX and pop'n music.
Misc. Notes: The actual title of this song is "Ikareru Ooki na Shiroi Uma", 
 roughly "The Irritable Great White Horse".

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6S. Xepher =
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Artist: Tatsh
Genre: Medieval Choir*
BPM: 170

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   5
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 9   9
CHA: 10  10

Expert Notes: The steps follow the music pretty closely, with streams, jumps 
 at the end of them, lots of crossovers, and a few sixteenth clusters to 
 match up with fast moving beats.  A draining nine-footer, but it can be 
 done pretty easily with practice.

Challenge Notes: Much of the steps are the same for the ten-footer version, 
 but the opening section has gallops instead of straight eighths, there are 
 more sixteenths, and the sixteenths themselves are more difficultly placed.

---

Lyrics:

Existing in this place now are uncleanable 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

(Thanks to Zonic for supplying these)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 12: HAPPY SKY
Artist Notes: See RED ZONE for info on Tatsh.
Misc. Notes: This song has its IIDX background video as the background.

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7. CONSOLE/ARCADE KONAMI ORIGINALS (Blue Songs)
******************************************************************************

These are the rest of the songs, that had appeared in some DDR game before 
DDR SuperNOVA Arcade, whether it was an arcade game or a console game, on 
the Playstation or the X-BOX, in Japan or in America.  Songs that were 
white songs in the arcade version have been sandwiched into this section with 
the blues.

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7A. Baile Le Samba =
====================

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Artist: Big Idea
Genre: Samba*
BPM: 92

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 2   3
DIF: 6   5
EXP: 8   7

Expert Notes: A samba tends to be off the beat a lot, and a high difficulty 
 slow song is always full of chaos, so expect those two ideas to merge, 
 including plenty of jumps.

---

Lyrics:

Baile Le Samba
Si llega el ritmo
Llendo al suelo
En su corazón

Baile Le Samba
En el carnaval
Baile baile
Celebra conmigo

En sus pies
Sientan el calor
De las congas
Mueve su cuerpo
Sientan el calor
De las congas (congas,congas....)

Baile Le Samba
Si llega el ritmo
Llevalo al suelo
En su corazón

Baile Le Samba
En el carnaval
Baile,Baile
Celebra conmigo

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Ultramix 2
Artist Notes: Big Idea Productions is a studio founded by Chuck E. Myers.  
 Based in Utah, this production house has worked in many gaming projects 
 over the last few years.  Check out their website at www.bigideainc.com for 
 more info.  This particular song was written by Chuck Myers.
Misc. Notes: This song has the background video from DDR STRIKE.

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7B. BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND =
======================================

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Artist: Julie ann Frost
Genre: Russian Folk
BPM: 134

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 6   6

Expert Notes: A pretty simple step pattern for a pretty simple song.  You'll 
 find mostly streams that sometimes go on for a bit, but never too long.  
 Also, there are a few crossovers, as well as a few jumps at the end of 
 some streams late in the song.

---

Lyrics:

Listen! I can hear
Carried with the wind
He's playing, sweet sound of Balalaika

They say "It can't be
Just fantasy
He will never come back again"

I'm waiting for him, because
He said "Oh Natasha, my darling
I'll love you forever, I swear
Wait till I come back to you"

Listen! Can't you hear?
Carried with the wind
He came back playing Balalaika

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 6th Mix / drummania 5th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix 2 (SP8)
Artist Notes: Julie Ann Frost is a Konami Original vocalist.  Other songs 
 credited to her voice are "Remember You" and "Share My Love".  This song was 
 composed by Mutsuhiko Izumi, composer of "JET WORLD".

================================
7C. BLUE IMPULSE (for EXTREME) =
================================

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Artist: NAOKI feat. YUKI
Genre: J-Trance*
BPM: 145

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 8   8

Exp. Notes: There's little to this song besides streams with short to medium 
 length, with a few breaks in between for some psuedo-triplets on the synth 
 chorus sounds.

---

Lyrics:

Nee, doushite mune ga itai no?
Tomanai ame ni  Kokoro utsushite
Sekai de ichiban kanashikutemo

Kumori no mukou  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...

English Translation:

Hey, why is your heart in pain?
Let the neverending rain reflect your heart
Even if it's the saddest in the world

Look at that faraway sky beyond the clouds!
Here, soon, you'll find
A bright light will shine 

You should be able to fly high, to the sky
Leap over the rainbow!
The tears shown that day will shine someday and are valuable

"Time" is created, something you create and set into motion
It is in your hands alone, the key to the door

Where is your bright dream?
Yes, always believe in yourself
When you feel discouraged, remember
That I am here...

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 8th Style
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 4
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on Naoki.

======================
7D. Brazilian Anthem =
======================

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Artist: Berimbau '66
Genre: Anthem
BPM: 130

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: For a seven-footer, this one is complicated.  Expect jumps in 
 odd places, sixteenths dotted around, and offbeat steps.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 6th Mix/drummania 5th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix 3 (SP13)
Artist Notes: This song was made for GF/DM by Tomosuke Funaki.  The lyrics 
 were by Tomosuke, Harumi Ueko, and Geila Zilkha.

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7E. DoLL =
==========

Artist: TËRRA
Genre: Hyper J-Pop Four
BPM: 170

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   9
CHA: 9   9

Expert Notes: Watch out for lots of freezes and streams that mostly follow the 
 vocals.  There are also some taps on the same arrow and crossovers, too.  In 
 the latter half, gallops will lead into streams.  And, of course, the last 
 few seconds are a triplet piano run.

Challenge Notes: More of everything, really.  More sixteenth clusters, 
 more single arrow taps, more crossovers, and more jumps.

---

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
Somete yume wo mita kimi ni furetai

Sonna sonzai ni kidzuke kanai kimi wa
"Sayonara" to aru hi 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

English Translation: (Thanks, Zonic!)

A white feather floated down into this world
Surely, we seek out beautiful, shining moments 
Because there are limits to our existence

When I first began to dream in those shutaway, spiritless days
I want to touch you

One day, you, who knew nothing of that sort of existence, said goodbye

Why am I only allowed to see you off, without even
A way for me to tell you these feelings that have awakened 
After thousands of years?

The shadows fade into the distance!

No way to tell you my heart; let me at least try to tell you!
Miracles happen in exchange for a single tear that becomes "eternity".

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 10th Style
DDR Debut: DDR STRIKE (JP PS2)
Artist Notes: TËRRA is a collaboration of Junko Karashima and BeForU.  See 
 TRUE <3 LOVE and PEACE(^^)v, respectively, for info on them.
Misc. Notes: This song has a special music video that plays instead of the 
 normal background movie, which is its IIDX video.

=======================
7F. Gamelan de Couple =
=======================

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Artist: TOMOSUKE
Genre: Gamelan*
BPM: 150

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 8   9

Expert Notes: Not an easy eight.  This song bounces around between psuedo 
 triplets and gallops, and plenty of offbeat steps.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Mambo A Go Go
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix (SP13)
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on TOMOSUKE.

===================
7G. GORGEOUS 2012 =
===================

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Artist: THE SURRENDERS
Genre: Latin Trance
BPM: 135

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 5   3
DIF: 6   5
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: The streams can get pretty long, and there are a few spots 
 where there are jumps in their midst.  Also, watch out in the first half 
 where you'll have an off-beat step into a short freeze.  They're not even 
 close to on-beat.

---

Lyrics: (coming eventually)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix (SP6)
Artist Notes: THE SURRENDERS is a Naoki alias.
Misc. Notes: The Heavy steps are from DDR Festival.

================
7H. GRADUATION =
================

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Artist: BeForU
Genre: Japanese Graduation Ballad*
BPM: 125

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 2   2
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 7   7

Expert Notes: Pretty simple streams and patterns throughout, but there are 
 some spots to watch for, like a small sixteenth cluster, and gallops in 
 the middle.  There are also a few crossovers to watch for.

---

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 mi 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

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
Artist Notes: See the FAQ for info on BeForU.
Misc. Notes: The genre implies that this is meant to a ballad traditionally 
 sung at a high school graduation.

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7I. Hit 'n' Slap =
==================

Artist: Asletics
Genre: Hip Hop*
BPM: 103

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 2   4
DIF: 4   6
EXP: 6   8

Expert Notes: The streams in this song are really quite long, but the fact 
 that the song moves so slow could make them almost like quarter notes.

---

Lyrics:

(Comin' atcha)
(I'm a-slappin' my center, wet the end)

Get away, comin' atcha
I'm a kung-fu person
Lead the way, he can sweat
Lettin' me go first

In between, we drag
Who the rock must gut-cha
On to you messin' around
Sweet dementor

Hit to the slap, there's a light up goin' on.
Look to the mess to the streets
Comin' atcha
Drop to drop, get the street, wet the end
I'm a-slappin' my center, wet the end

Hit to the slap, to the maximum, you know
Grab by the throat, cut me close to the ender

Hit to the slap, to the maximum, you walkin'
In, plug it in, to the bass
Comin' atcha

(Comin' atcha)
(Drop to drop, get the street, wet the end)
(Comin' atcha)
(Grab by the throat, cut me close)

Better wait, comin' atcha
I'm a kun... person
Lead the way, he can sweat
Lettin' me go first

In between, we drag
Who the rock must gut-cha
On to you messin' around
Sweet dementor

Hit to the slap, to the maximum, you know
Grab by the throat, cut me close to the ender

Hit to the slap, to the maximum, you walkin'
In, plug it in, to the bass
Comin' atcha

(Comin' atcha)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania THE FINAL
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix 2
Artist Notes: Asletics is Isao Saito, another beatmania artist from BEMANI.
Misc. Notes: Don't like the lyrics?  Well, that's what I'm hearing!  If you 
 have any insight, please give it.

===============================
7J. iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION) =
===============================

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Artist: AKIRA YAMAOKA
Genre: Futurelist Type*
BPM: 150

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8
CHA: 9   9

Expert Notes: The main focal point is to take care of the "streams", which 
 are in fact, 12th gallops.  At several points, there will be 12th runs, as 
 well, to match the pace of the song.  Also, watch for crossovers, including 
 in the runs.

Challenge Notes: More of the same.  More jumps, more crossovers, and more 
 12th runs.

---

Lyrics:

You Came To Fight! Chi ni somaru daichi ni
Hate Me Crash! Tenshi no koube 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! Kuchi hate
Fight Back! Ikinu
Fight Back! Kono megami wo daite nemure

English Translation:

(You Came To Fight!) The heads of angels
(Hate Me Crash!) And swords filled with rage
(Kill You Fight!) Are bestowed upon you
(And You Die!) On this bloodstained land

(Fight Back!) Knock them to the ground
(Fight Back!) Steal the beating wings of the angels
(Fight Back!) Embrace this rotting,
(Fight Back!) Lifeless
(Fight Back!) Goddess and sleep

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR STRIKE (JP PS2)
Artist Notes: Akira Yamaoka is best known as the series producer and sound 
 director for Konami's Silent Hill series.  Akira has also been closely 
 involved with the BEMANI series, in DDR and IIDX.  His tunes range from 
 trance to rock.  This is the title song for his new CD of the same name.

=========================
7K. KI•SE•KI (DDR edit) =
=========================

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Artist: BeForU
Genre: J-Pop*
BPM: 155

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 5   4
DIF: 7   7
EXP: 8   8

Expert Notes: The opener has mostly off-beat stuff that follows the lyrics.  
 Later, you'll find freezes that happen off the beat in the middle of 
 quarter note runs.  In the latter half, you'll have long streams with 
 some jumps within, and a few sixteenths near the end.

---

Lyrics:

RS = Risa Sotohana
SM = Sayaka Minami
MA = Miharu Arisawa
RK = Riyu Kosaka
NS = Noria Shiraishi
YK = Yoma Komatsu

(RS) Ooki ku nanika ga ugoki dashiteiru
(RS) Mou sude ni nanika ga hajimatteta

(SM) Hitomi no oku ni mieta
(SM) Kasunderu keshiki ni wa
(SM) Sorezore no hana ga saku...
(SM) Unmei o kimeru hana

(MA) Ima koso narata na tobira wo hiraku toki
(MA) Soko ni wa watashi ga iru
(MA) arata na sekai ga aru

(RK/NS/YK) Shinjite ta sono kiseki wa
(RK/NS/YK) Mabushiku kagaya kizutsukeru
(RK/NS/YK) Itotsuji no hikari wa
(RK/NS/YK) Unmei no michishirube

(RS/SM/MA) Inochi wo fuki kaeshita
(RS/SM/MA) Kiseki no hana wo mitsuketara
(RS/SM/MA) Imare tawarerukoto
(RS/SM/MA) Utsukushii sa no hibi ga wakaru

(NS/RK/SM) Ima wo ikiru subete no mono
(NS/RK/SM) Aru kitsuzukete yuku
(NS/RK/SM) Shirayu uchi ni "mayoi" wa kie
(NS/RK/SM) Haruka na mirai e to

(YK/RS/MA) Anata ni mo setsuku kiwa suru
(YK/RS/MA) Unmei no hana
(YK/RS/MA) Kiseki wa otosure
(YK/RS/MA) Soshite kagayaite yuku darou

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 11 RED
DDR Debut: DDR Festival (JP PS2)
Artist Notes: See PEACE(^^)v for info on BeForU.  This is the first song they 
 released after reforming in the new six-person format.
Misc. Notes: This song has a special music video that plays instead of the 
 normal background movie.  "Kiseki" is Japanese for "miracle".

=======================
7L. Knock Out Regrets =
=======================

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Artist: MAKI@TOGO.BAND
Genre: Punkish Girl*
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 8   8
CHA: 9   9

Expert Notes: Basic streams to begin with, and a few crossovers.  In the 
 middle, watch out for freeze tricks, and in the end, you'll find a long 
 stream nearly to the end.

Challenge Notes: Like most challenge charts, more of the same.  Longer 
 streams, more jumps, more crossovers, and harder freeze tricks.

---

Lyrics: (Coming Soon)

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: pop'n music 12 (JP PS2)
DDR Debut: DDR STRIKE (JP PS2)
Artist Notes: Don't know much about these guys, except that they're an 
 outside artist.

===================
7M. LOVE <3 SHINE =
===================

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Artist: RIYU KOSAKA
Genre: J-Happy Hardcore*
BPM: 177

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 4   3
DIF: 4   4
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: Sounds like CANDY, and steps like CANDY.  You'll find mostly 
 simple streams with on-the-beat freezes sprinkled in.  Plenty of times where 
 the steps follow the metered music.

---

Lyrics:

Love love love love
Lalala love shine yeahyeahyeah
Yeah!

"Sun Shine!!"
Hare-watatta "Blue Sky"
Hikari ryoute ni a-tsu-ku mabushii koi no yokan

"Love Beat!!"
Kono kimochi mo "Heat Up!!"
Hikari abite
Soshite anata no moto e

Kamisama  Onegai  Chotto yuuki wo kudasai
Mou sukoshi de "suki" tte iesou na no
Ari no mama de
Butsukatte ("Hey!")
Sunao ni natte
Koi no atakku!! 
Ima wo kanjite Omoikkiri
Egao de ikou!! ("Let's go!")

La la lalala la
La la lalala la
La la lalala la
La la la la

La love you love you love you love you love sunshine

Setsunaku Amazuppai
Koi no hajimari wa
Mahou no pawaa de hikari hanatsu no!

Kamisama mou chotto dake
Mimamotte kudasai
Harisakesou na omoi tsutaeru kara
Todoke motto mabushii love shine!!!

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
American Appearances: DDR Ultramix 2
Artist Notes: See PEACE(^^)v for info on Riyu Kosaka and BeForU.

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7N. Love Is Dreaminess =
========================

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Artist: L.E.D.-G vs. GUHROOVY fw/ Asuka
Genre: Happy Hardcore*
BPM: 178

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 6   6
EXP: 9   8

Expert Notes: If I had to compare this to another song, it'd be CAN'T STOP 
 FALLIN' IN LOVE (SPEED MIX).  It goes at a very crisp BPM and has a lot of 
 long and complicated streams.

---

Lyrics: 

Just close your eyes and take my hands come in the fantasy
You've never seen before
I'll take you to little princess world
When I wake you up you can feel my heartbeat in the sky
Fly with me around the world
Can you feel this harmony

Take you away 
Take you away
Take you away 

I believe in only your love, I hear you call my name
You've never seen before 
I'll take you to little princess world
When I wake you up you can feel my heartbeat in the sky
Show you my way in to the light
I take you paradise! 

Close to me and dream with me, darling, dream with me
Close to me and dream with me darling

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th Style (JP PS2)
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix 2
American Appearances: beatmania
Artist Notes: Toshiyuki Kakuta is L.E.D., and started his Konami career in 
 beatmania.  He's written many songs for Konami's rhythm games, several of 
 which appear on this game and in song packs.

============================
7O. MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX) =
============================

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Artist: RE-VENGE
Genre: Ethno Dance*
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 5   6
EXP: 9   8

Expert Notes: Much like the other versions of this song, you'll largely 
 focus around gallops following the percussion.  There's also some pretty 
 odd steps floating around the song, and plenty of crossovers.  Watch out 
 for the really long freeze in the middle.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Dance ManiaX 2nd Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix (SP4)
Artist Notes: RE-VENGE is a Naoki psuedonym.
Misc. Notes: It should be noted that this song technially preceded the MATSURI 
 JAPAN that we all know and love.  The Heavy steps are from DDR Festival.  
 You can find the original MATSURI JAPAN in DDR Konamix, DDRMAX USA, and 
 DDR Ultramix (SP4).

======================
7P. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL =
======================

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Artist: Love machineguns
Genre: Ska*
BPM: 182

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 4   6
DIF: 5   7
EXP: 7   8

Expert Notes: Only a little bit of chaos, but a ton of streams, and at a fast 
 pace.  The end guitar riff is one big stream to wear you down to the finish.

---

Lyrics:

In the barrio you gotta learn how to survive
Cause you never know when it’s your turn to take a dive

So you go through each day
With your eyes in the back of your head
You never know if you’ll be alive or be dead

That is why always have it
You carry a midnight special
Never leave home without it
Always better with a midnight special

In the dark on the street
Never know who you’re gonna meet
No problem you got a midnight special

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 3rd Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix 2
Artist Notes: Love machineguns is Toshio Sakurai, Hideyuki Ono, and Yuei 
 Uematsu, all of whom are heavily involved in the Guitar Freaks and drummania 
 series.  The song is sung by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein.
Misc. Notes: This song has the background video from DDR STRIKE.

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7Q. Monkey Punk =
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Artist: Big Idea
Genre: Punk Pop
BPM: 180

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 2
BAS: 4   4
DIF: 5   5
EXP: 6   7

Expert Notes: While fast, the song is very simple, and the steps reflect 
 that, with only small streams to follow the lyrics and guitar.

---

Lyrics:

Sittin' around, watchin' TV
Looking for something to do
When all of a sudden, a commercial comes on that says
"Hey!  Come to the zoo!"

So, me and my friends, we go out in the car
Didn't have much gas
Good thing we didn't have to go too far
Didn't have to go too far

First things first, we got some ice cream
And then we headed over to tease the monkeys
Stuck my tongue out and made the monkey frown
Tryin' to be cool with my friends around

Well, I guess he had enough of me
'Cause when I turned my head, he stole my ice cream
That little monkey stole my ice cream
And everybody laughed at me

That little monkey stole my ice cream
Everybody made fun of me
That little monkey made a monkey out of me

As the day came to an end
We walked right by the monkey again
And as he was swingin' from tree to tree
I swear that monkey was laughing at me

Don't monkey with the monkey
Don't monkey with the monkey
Don't monkey with the monkey
Don't monkey with the monkey

That little monkey made a monkey out of me

That little monkey made a monkey out of me

Don't monkey with the monkey
Don't monkey with the monkey
Don't monkey with the monkey

That little monkey made a monkey out of me

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Ultramix 2
Artist Notes: See Baile Le Samba for info on Big Idea.
Misc. Notes: This song has the background video from DDR STRIKE.

===============================================
7R. PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX) =
===============================================

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Artist: UZI-LAY
Genre: Jazz Funk
BPM: 120

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 1
BAS: 3   3
DIF: 6   5
EXP: 7   6

Expert Notes: The hardest part of this set is the fact that some streams 
 end in jumps.  Otherwise it's simple streams at a slow tempo.  Nothing to 
 worry about.

---

Lyrics:

Put your faith-faith-faith-faith-faith...
F-F-F-Faith...faith...faith...

Put your faith in me and I'll show ya
(Listen to my heart, it's cryin' out for...)
You bring the reason to doubt it all

Put your faith in me and I'll show ya
(I just wanna drive you crazy)
You bring the reason to doubt it all

Causin' much mayhem, droppin' drama
Radical rebel with a need to bomb-a
Fake MC dare not hang 'em higher
The mic is mine, time to pay the piper
Crime an' rhyme goin' on as I kick them
You an' the beat hold trait as the victim
Maniac, as I cut the balances
Supreme, with the war and challenges
Graceful

Put your faith-faith-faith-faith...
Put your - Put your faith-faith-faith-faith...

Born an' raised in Chicago, Cook County
Mic is the omen raisin' hell like Damien
Push through your chest like the creature in Alien
Prey, like a phantom on the loose
Hold still while I get the noose
I got your brain in my scope
The plan that I hold is so dope you can't cope
Deadly

Put your faith in me and I'll show ya 
(Listen to my heart, it's cryin' out for...)
You bring the reason to doubt it all

Put your faith in me and I'll show ya
(I just wanna drive you crazy)
You bring the reason to doubt it all

(Give us Naoki!)
Put your faith-faith-faith-faith...

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Dance ManiaX
DDR Debut: DDR Ultramix
Artist Notes: UZI-LAY is a Naoki psuedonym for PYFIM and its remixes.
Misc. Notes: The Heavy steps are from DDR Festival.

======================
7S. The Least 100sec =
======================

UNLOCK: Get VIP Card in Stellar Joint UGUISU

Artist: Hirofumi Sasaki
Genre: Progressive*
BPM: 200-264

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 3
BAS: 5   5
DIF: 7   8
EXP: 8   8

Play Notes: Although the tempo changes slightly throughout the song, it's 
 mostly around 260 for most of the song, until the end where it starts slowing 
 down to about 200.

Expert Notes: You're mostly combatting the speed, here.  The streams are short 
 and simple.  There are just a lot of them.  You'll also be stepping a lot 
 on the offbeat.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: Guitar Freaks 5th Mix/Drummania 4th Mix
DDR Debut: DDR Extreme (Arcade)
Artist Notes: Hirofumi Sasaki is composer of a few tunes in the Guitar Freaks 
 and Drummania series.
Misc. Notes: Yes, this song is exactly 100 seconds long. ^_^

******************************************************************************
8. EXTRA STAGE SONGS (Red Songs)
******************************************************************************

These red songs are special hard songs, aka "boss songs".  They're all ten 
feet of difficulty on Expert and Challenge.  Accessing them also takes 
special feats.  In general, the idea is to play Game Mode and pass your last 
stage on Expert with a AA.  You're then given one of the songs as an Extra 
Stage, depending on what you selected as your opening difficulty after 
selecting your style.

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8A. MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) =
================================

Extra Stage: On "Easy" difficulty, pass your last song on Expert with a AA.  
 You'll play this song at 1.5x, Reverse, and Rainbow.

UNLOCK: Get an A while playing this song as an Extra Stage.
    OR: Get EX VIP Card on Stellar Joint NITRO

Artist: Jondi & Spesh
Genre: Hardcore Techno/Trance*
BPM: 140-320

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 3
BAS: 6   6
DIF: 8   9
EXP:10  10
CHA:10! 10!

Play Notes: The song carries on at a MAX's normal 300 for a bit of the first 
 part.  After the trancey sounds, it cuts up to 320, then drops for a couple 
 of measure to 140, then resumes the 300, and closes out at 320.

Expert Notes: Some say this is harder than MAXX UNLIMITED and beyond.  I'd 
 say it's comparable.  If you've played both MAX 300 and MAXX UNLIMITED, the 
 steps should be familiar, since it's kind of a split between the two.  Be 
 very careful about losing your stamina in the opener, because there are a lot 
 of doubles in the beginning, which can drain you easily.  And of course, I'd 
 be lynched if I neglected to mention the end, which is a bunch of short to 
 long to giant streams.  Fortunately, most of these streams alternate feet, 
 which is markedly easier than stepping around the pad.

Challenge Notes: Yes, harder than the Heavy steps.  Lots of jumps in the first 
 half, which can really drain you, and remember how I said the Heavy steps 
 aren't as bad because they alternate steps?  Yeah, now they go all around 
 the pad for the final long streams.  Have fun, now.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR Ultramix 2
Artist Notes: Jondi & Spesh are part of the group Loöq Records.  This tune 
 was made specifically for DDR.
Misc. Notes: To be perfectly honest, this song seems to take more from MAXX 
 UNLIMITED than it does from MAX 300.  The Challenge steps were added to this 
 song when it appeared in DDR STRIKE.  This song has the background video 
 from DDR STRIKE.

======================
8B. Healing-D-Vision =
======================

Extra Stage: On "Medium" difficulty, pass your last song on Expert with a AA.  
 You'll play this song at 1.5x, Reverse, and Rainbow.

UNLOCK: Get an A while playing this song as an Extra Stage.
    OR: Get EX VIP Card on Stellar Joint NITRO

Artist: DE-STRAD
Genre: Drum'N'Bass
BPM: 180-360

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 3
BAS: 7   7
DIF: 8   8
EXP:10  10
CHA:10  10

Play Notes: About 3/4ths of the way through, the BPM doubles from 180 to 
 360.  Please be careful.

Expert Notes: This song really doesn't get too difficult until the BPM change, 
 but for completion sake: the opening has a lot of gallops and you'll find 
 plenty of air on the accented notes.  Once the song kicks in to high gear, 
 you'll get small streams at the super-fast tempo.  Nothing complicated, just 
 incredibly fast and tiring.

Challenge Notes: The steps in the first section are a little more complicated 
 with more sixteenths thrown in.  There's more air on the accents, and, as 
 you might expect, the final section is quite a bit worse, with longer streams 
 and crossovers.  Just think, this is the easier one.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Artist Notes: DE-STRAD is a Naoki alias.

======================
8C. Fascination MAXX =
======================

Extra Stage: On "Difficult" difficulty, pass your last song on Expert with a 
 AA.  You'll play this song at 1.5x, Reverse, and Rainbow.

UNLOCK: Get an A while playing this song as an Extra Stage.
    OR: Get EX VIP Card on Stellar Joint THE LAST.

Artist: 100-200-400
Genre: SuperNOVA Beat*
BPM: 100-400

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 3
BAS: 9   8
DIF: 9   9
EXP:10  10
CHA:10  10

Play Notes: Okay, the song actually begins at 100, but as soon as you hit 
 the first step, you'll be going at 400.  After about twenty seconds, it 
 slows to 100 for a second, then goes back to 400.  It does this about twice 
 more in the space of another twenty seconds, then goes to 100 for another 
 twelve seconds.  Then, it sits on 200 for about forty seconds, then a quick 
 stop, then a little more at 200, then another quick stop, and a few more 
 seconds at 200, then the song goes another twenty at 400, then has another 
 few seconds at 100, then another few seconds at 200, then it closes out 
 quickly at 400.

Expert Notes: The first 400 run is straight quarters.  Once it starts the 
 momentary slowdowns, you'll have small to mid-size streams to deal with.  
 The longer 100 section has psuedo-triplets and 24ths.  Once the 200 section 
 goes, you have gallops interspersed with straight eighths to trip you up.  
 The 200 section with stops has you stepping the music, then the last 400 
 section is short streams, then longer and harder streams and jumps.  The 
 last 100-200-400 section is pretty much just 

Challenge Notes: Honestly, there isn't much different about this chart.  
 The only notable difference (if in fact the ONLY difference) is that the 
 opener (that normally had quarters) now has streams and freezes, making you 
 that much more tired for the rest of it.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Artist Notes: 100-200-400 is a Naoki alias.

====================================
8D. Fascination -eternal love mix- =
====================================

Extra Stage: On "All Music" difficulty, pass your last song on Expert with a 
 AA.  You'll play this song at 1.5x, Reverse, and Rainbow.

UNLOCK: Get an A while playing this song as an Extra Stage.
    OR: Get Diamond EX VIP Card on Stellar Joint THE LAST.

Artist: 2MB
Genre: SuperNOVA Beat
BPM: 100-400

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 4
BAS: 9   9
DIF: 9   9
EXP:10  10
CHA:10  10

Play Notes: The song starts at 100 for a few seconds, then a short stop, then 
 it proceeds at 200 for about ten seconds, then it kicks to 400.  After ten 
 seconds of that, 200, then 400 after five seconds for just a second, then 
 back to 200, where there are several short stops as it follows the rhythm.  
 After about twenty seconds of that, it goes to 400 for nearly thirty 
 seconds, then 200 for about ten seconds, then 400 for fifteen seconds, then 
 finally a stop at the end.

Expert Notes: It's almost not even worth saying how much of a mess this step-
 chart is, but I'll try anyway.  Generally, in 100 BPM sections, you'll find 
 sixteenths, in 200 BPM sections, lots of eighths, and in the 400 BPM 
 sections, usually straight quarters, but some gallops.  In the last two 400 
 sections will have eighths in them.

Challenge Notes: It seems a bit easier at first, but man, it's a WHOLE LOT 
 harder.  On paper, it doesn't look like that much bigger of a deal; a few 
 more streams in the 400 sections to complicate things.  The problem, and what
 pretty much makes this the new official "hardest" chart in DDR history, is 
 all the jumps that are thrown into the 400 section.  Just... don't hurt 
 yourself.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
First Appearance: DDR SuperNOVA ARC
Artist Notes: 2MB is an alias of U1-ASAMi, for his remixes of Naoki's music.  
 See Flow for more info.

===========
8E. CHAOS =
===========

One More Extra Stage: Pass one of the red songs as your Extra Stage during 
 Game Mode.  You'll be allowed to play this song on Rainbow and Sudden Death 
 (one misstep will fail you).

UNLOCK: Get an A while playing this song as an Extra Stage.
    OR: Get EX VIP Card on Stellar Joint NITRO.

Artist: DE-SIRE retunes
Genre: Techno
BPM: 170

Difficulty:
    Sgl Dbl
BEG: 4
BAS: 9   9
DIF: 9   9
EXP:10  10
CHA:10  10

Play Notes: The thing... about this song... that will really... tick you... 
 off is the... fact that it... stops... FORTY-TWO times.  Really, there's no 
 way to be warned about when each stop is coming because there are so many.  
 Just memorize it.  However, I can tell you that later in the song, you'll 
 see steps clustered together.  Those are all individual stops.

Expert Notes: Well, in the end, it's not all that bad.  Obviously, the 
 majority of the difficulty is in the stops.  The actual steps would be 
 maybe a low-end 9 if there were no stops and it was just straight.  Streams 
 with a few crossovers, some gallops, and some sixteenths.

Challenge Notes: Only quite a bit more difficult at the end.  There is an 
 increase of difficulty, as the sixteenth runs get longer, and they put 
 jumps in them, of all things.  Gallops, streams, and the end after the 
 last stop is one big sixteenth run, so look out.

---

Song Type: Konami Original
Artist Notes: DE-SIRE retunes is a Naoki alias.

******************************************************************************
9. STELLAR MASTER MODE
******************************************************************************

It's everyone's dream to be a Stellar Master, and PiX is gonna take you 
there.  This is the new Dance Master Mode, and it's been overhauled to make 
it more accessible to beginners, and allow them to get the songs just as 
masters would be able to.

---

Stellar Joints

This is how all the challenges are grouped.  Each Joint has a set of 
challenges for you to complete, each with their own set of songs and styles.  
Select a Joint and you'll be taken to the next part.

---

Trials

In order to get further in a Stellar Joint, you need to complete Trials.  
Once you begin your work on a Joint, you'll be given your list of songs, which 
varies depending on the Joint.  You need to complete those songs a certain 
way in order to pass the trials.  For instance, you may need to complete 
a few songs with an A or better, or you may need to complete them with a 
certain character in the background.  Completing trials will earn you 
"charisma".  Note that you can potentially complete a song and fulfill 
requirements for more than one trial at once.

---

Showdowns

Once you complete a certain number of trials, you'll begin to access the 
Showdowns.  There are three Showdowns of ascending difficulty: the Showdown, 
the EX Showdown, and the Diamond EX Showdown.  When you start a Showdown, 
you'll be given specific "Drills", similar to the missions in Dance Master 
Mode of DDR Extreme 2 or Mission Mode of DDR Extreme USA.  You need to 
complete a certain number out of a certain number of attempts.  Some of 
these drills will require you to perform in a certain manner, such as not 
stepping on a certain arrow, or they'll give you some weird handicaps.

Complete Showdowns and you'll earn VIP Cards.  VIP Cards are used to unlock 
new Stellar Joints.  Sadly, I don't have a fix on the exact formula, just 
yet.

==============
9A. Tutorial =
==============

Simply play through the tutorial here, with Scotty D on hand to coach you 
through it (at least it sounds like him).

Reward: Character - Tutorial PiX (2000)

==============
9B. Pop Corn =
==============

A rather simple first planet with licenses.

Songs Available:

CENTERFOLD (130 BPM move it remix)
COME CLEAN
Dance, Dance
Do You Want To
Funkytown
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Let's Dance
Mr.DABADA (Groove Wonder Remix)
Shivers (Radio Edit)
SINCE U BEEN GONE

Trial 1 - Complete two songs. (BEG, OK)
Trial 2 - Complete two songs with a C or better. (BEG, BSC, OK)
Trial 3 - Score 7.5 million on 5 songs. (BSC, DIF, NG)
Trial 4 - Complete two songs with PiX. (DIF, OK)
Trial 5 - Complete five songs. (EXP, CHA, NG)

Hidden Trial 6 - Get AAA. (ALL, OK)

Notes: Getting PiX seems to be completely random, so if Trial 4 is the only 
 one left you need to complete, just keep dropping out and jumping back into 
 songs.  The "Hidden" trials do not appear until you complete them, and 
 it's not necessary to complete them to advance, but it may help to not have 
 to pass some other trial.

---

Showdown (complete two trials)
Goal - 3/4 Drills

Drill PC-1: 
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX Arcade Credits)
Challenge: Score 40 combined PERFECTs and GREATs.  Most arrows in this one 
 are down arrows.  Note that there are only 52 steps to play on.

Drill PC-2: 
Song: COME CLEAN
Diff: BSC
Challenge: The arrows will not move at all until you step on them, then will 
 immediately jump to the next one.  You'll know what I mean when you see 
 this.  Get a combo of 10 in thirty seconds.  We'll call this type "Simon 
 Says".

Drill PC-3:
Song: Hit 'n' Slap
Diff: BEG
Challenge: Pass this song, getting at least a GREAT on all down arrows.

Drill PC-4:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX Select)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This set is all left and right arrows.

Reward: Character - Pop Corn PiX (5000)

---

EX Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill PC-EX1:
Song: Fly away
Diff: BSC
Options: Bird Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Bird Arrow (4000)

Drill PC-EX2:
Song: UNKNOWN (Little Princess)
Challenge: Score at least a B or better on this short section of corner jumps.

Drill PC-EX3:
Song: BLUE IMPULSE (for EXTREME)
Diff: DIF
Challenge: "Simon Says" run.  Get a combo of 30 in thirty seconds.

Drill PC-EX4:
Song: Funkytown
Diff: BSC
Section: First half
Handicap: Up and down arrows are switched.  You may not even notice for a 
 few seconds.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill PC-EX5:
Song: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Diff: DIF
Section: First half
Challenge: Do not step on any up/down arrows throughout this.  You'll have 
 to step pretty well on the other steps, though.

Drill PC-EX6:
Song: Baile Le Samba
Diff: BSC
Section: Early part
Challenge: Score a AA wihtout any music.  Only 14 steps, so you have to get 
 mostly PERFECTs.

Drill PC-EX7:
Song: Shivers (Radio Edit)
Diff: BSC
Section: Very short beginning part
Handicap: Judgment Panel is dropped halfway down the screen.
Challenge: On this quick drill, get at least a C or better.

---

Diamond EX Showdown (complete five trails)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill PC-DEX1:
Song: CENTERFOLD (130 BPM move it remix)
Diff: DIF
Section: Middle section
Handicap: Up and right arrows are shifted down a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  You have to basically split your mind into two 
 parts: one that reads the right two arrows early, and one that reads the left 
 two normally.  It'll take a bit.

Drill PC-DEX2:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Options: Hidden, Sudden, X5
Challenge: Get a perfect score.  Looks difficult to read it, but there's only 
 one arrow, and it's an up.  Just keep stepping on up with the beat and you 
 should get it, no problem.

Drill PC-DEX3:
Song: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Diff: DIF
Section: About 5/6ths of the song.
Handicap: Up and down arrows are switched.
Challenge: Complete with an A or better.

Drill PC-DEX4:
Song: UNKNOWN (MY ROOM COMPLETE)
Challenge: Do a full combo while making a full turn and complete.  It's a 
 quick run, but you can't miss a step.

Drill PC-DEX5:
Song: Mr.DABADA (Groove Wonder Remix)
Diff: DIF
Options: Pixel Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Pixel Arrow (4000)

Drill PC-DEX6:
Song: Do You Want To
Diff: BEG
Section: Short bit in the middle of the song
Challenge: Get a AAA.  Only sixteen steps, and they're easy, so get them all.

Drill PC-DEX7:
Song: Brazilian Anthem
Diff: BSC
Section: Halfway to the end.
Handicap: Up and down arrows on Boost.  Left and right arrows on Brake.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This one hurts my head.  Just muss through it 
 and you should just make it, unless you want to memorize the chart.

==========
9C. GLOW =
==========

Songs Available:

Dance, Dance
FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix)
L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious)
Robogirl
Shout
SINCE U BEEN GONE
The Other Side (radio edit)
Video Killed The Radio Star

Trial 1 - Complete three songs. (BEG, NG)
Trial 2 - Select "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and complete it. (BEG, BSC, NG)
Trial 3 - Complete five songs with an A or better. (BSC, DIF, EXP, NG)
Trial 4 - Select with the Roulette a song with a maximum BPM of 150 or 
 less and complete it. (DIF, OK)
Trial 5 - Complete two songs with a AA or better. (DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)

Hidden Trial 6 - Get AAA. (DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)

Notes: For Trial 4, all you need to do is avoid Dance, Dance.  All the rest 
 are that slow.

---

Showdown (complete two trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill GL-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX Arcade Credits)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  There are only left and right arrows.  Only 
 slightly harder than the one in Pop Corn of the same style.

Drill GL-2:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: "Simon Says" style.  Get a combo of 10 in thirty seconds.  It's 
 all left and right arrows alternating.

Drill GL-3:
Song: UNKNOWN (Little Princess)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  It SHOULD be a snap.

Drill GL-4:
Song: UNKNOWN (MY ROOM COMPLETE)
Challenge: Complete with a B or better.  Just eight steps.  More of a step 
 drill than an actual challenge.

Drill GL-5:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  It's the same as GL-2, only actually moving.  
 It's all sixteenths, and you just have to pass it.  Just hammer on the left 
 and right and you should get most of them.

---

EX Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill GL-EX1:
Song: The Other Side (radio mix)
Diff: BEG
Section: Latter portion of the song.
Handicap: Left and right arrows are switched.
Challenge: Get a B or better.  While this setup may seem daunting, it's not 
 that hard to get into.  You'll get much harder ones later, believe me.

Drill GL-EX2:
Song: SINCE U BEEN GONE
Diff: BEG
Handicap: Right arrow is lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill with a B or better.  This may or may not be your 
 introduction to this setup, but get used to it.  Note that the part where 
 the left arrow appears to be ahead by a beat is actually a jump.

Drill GL-EX3:
Song: TIERRA BUENA
Diff: BAS
Challenge: Complete with less than 10 combos.  In the "easier to read" sense, 
 that means to break combo when you get close to 10.

Drill GL-EX4:
Song: FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit)
Diff: DIF
Options: Pixel Arrow
Challenge: Get at least a combo of 30 throughout this challenge.

Drill GL-EX5:
Song: L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious)
Diff: BEG
Section: Small portion of the song.
Options: Jump Off 1
Handicap: All arrows are in one column.
Challenge: Pass this drill with an A or better.  Despite the odd setup, this 
 shouldn't be hard at all.  Of course, get used to this, because you'll be 
 seeing it later, and far worse.

Drill GL-EX6:
Song: CENTAUR
Diff: BEG
Options: Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Get used to Reverse here.

Drill GL-EX7:
Song: BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND
Diff: BAS
Section: Last several measures.
Challenge: Get PERFECT on all down arrows.  There aren't too many, but if 
 you miss one; kaput.

---

Diamond EX Showdown (complete five trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill GL-DEX1:
Song: The Other Side (radio mix)
Diff: DIF
Handicap: The Judgment Panel is lowered halfway down the screen.
Challenge: Get an A or better.

Drill GL-DEX2:
Song: Shout
Diff: DIF
Section: The slower section.
Handicap: Left and right arrows are switched.
Challenge: Get a B or better.

Drill GL-DEX3:
Song: GRADUATION
Diff: DIF
Options: Brake (arrows slow down)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Once you get where the arrows cross the panel, 
 treat it like Hidden.

Drill GL-DEX4:
Song: L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious)
Diff: DIF
Section: A middle section.
Challenge: Do not step on any down arrows on this drill.

Drill GL-DEX5:
Song: BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND
Diff: DIF
Options: Jump Off 1
Handicap: All arrows are in one column.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This is quite harder than the other one with 
 the Column mod, with the freezes and eighths.

Drill GL-DEX6:
Song: TIERRA BUENA
Diff: BAS
Handicap: The left and up arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass with a B or better.

Drill GL-DEX7:
Song: CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version)
Diff: DIF
Handicap: The left and right arrows are switched.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

============
9D. UGUISU =
============

Today's Stellar Joint has been brought to you by the letter "J".

Available Songs: 

Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
PEACE(^^)v
Gekkou chou
KAGEROW (Dragonfly)
Mugen
BLUE IMPULSE (for EXTREME)
DoLL
GRADUATION
iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION)
KI•SE•KI (DDR edit)
LOVE <3 SHINE
The Least 100sec

Trial 1 - Select with the roulette and complete it! (BEG, BAS, DIF, OK)
Trial 2 - Complete 3 songs with C or better. (BEG, BAS, DIF, NG)
Trial 3 - Dance with a female character two times in a row and complete it! 
 (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 4 - Select "Gekkou chou" with the roulette and complete it! 
 (DIF, EXP, NG)
Trial 5 - Complete 5 songs with A or better to win. (EXP, CHA, NG)

HIDDEN Trial 6 - Get AAA. (ALL, OK)

Notes: Trial 6 may be easier than Trial 3, seeing as how, again, it's 
 entirely luck to get two girls in a row.  Oh, and by the way, PiX doesn't 
 count as a female character.  There IS a way to make Trial 3 slightly 
 less painful.  First, get one female character, then play another song, 
 if you don't get a girl, immediately press START and SELECT to go back to 
 the title, then go back into SMM and try again.  Your progress will be 
 saved, so you can try again for a girl.

---

Showdown (complete two trials)
Goal - 3/4 Drills

Drill UG-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Options: X2
Challenge: Get a PERFECT on the one step, here.  If you've been getting all 
 the VIP Cards prior to this, you should have seen something like this on 
 the higher showdowns, much harder.

Drill UG-2:
Song: PEACE(^^)v
Difficulty: BEG
Options: Bee Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Don't let the odd arrows confuse you.  They 
 haven't changed besides appearance.
Reward: Bee Arrow (4000)

Drill UG-3:
Song: Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
Difficulty: BEG
Options: Diamond Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Diamond Arrow (4000)

Drill UG-4:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Stay alive for ten seconds.  All this is is one long string of 
 sixteenth arrows, so just vibrate your foot over it.

Rewards:
Character - UGUISU PiX (5000)
Songs - Gekkou chou (4000)
        KAGEROW (Dragonfly) (4000)
        BLUE IMPULSE (for EXTREME) (2000)
        GRADUATION (3000)
        iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION) (4000)
        KI•SE•KI (DDR edit)
        LOVE <3 SHINE (4000)
        The Least 100sec (4000)

---

EX Showdown (complete three trials) 
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill UG-EX1:
Song: UNKNOWN (Bamboo Village 1)
Challenge: Complete with a B or better.  This set is all jumps.

Drill UG-EX2:
Song: CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version)
Diff: BAS
Options: Clover Arrow
Challenge: Get 50 MARVELOUS ratings.  A rather tall order for the Basic 
 difficulty, but it can be done.  You have 117 steps to do it in, so that's 
 not even half.
Reward: Clover Arrow (4000)

Drill UG-EX3:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Stay alive for 10 seconds.  I believe this is the exact same as 
 UG-4.

Drill UG-EX4:
Song: Gekkou chou
Diff: BAS
Section: The opening.
Challenge: Step on the 16th arrow only and get PERFECT.  It's an up arrow, 
 so count carefully, and step.

Drill UG-EX5:
Song: DoLL
Diff: BAS
Options: x0.25
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Yes, the arrows are very bunched up.  Focus more 
 on the pattern of the arrows than when they're getting to the judgment panel.

Drill UG-EX6:
Song: iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION)
Diff: BAS
Section: The chorus.
Options: Jump Off 1
Handicap: All arrows are in one column.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill UG-EX7:
Song: KAGEROW (Dragonfly)
Diff: BEG
Options: Brake (Arrows slow as they go up)
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill UG-EX8:
Song: PEACE(^^)v
Diff: DIF
Options: Tulip Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Tulip Arrow (4000)

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete five trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill UG-DEX1:
Song: iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION)
Diff: EXP
Challenge: "Simon Says" style.  Complete the whole song in 90 seconds.  You 
 can't miss in this type, so just hammer until you get them all.

Drill UG-DEX2:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Options: X5
Challenge: Get MARVELOUS.  There's only one step, an UP ARROW, and you have to 
 hit it dead on to pass.  Just step on the beat several times and don't look 
 at the screen (that's how I passed it :-P).

Drill UG-DEX3:
Song: LOVE <3 SHINE
Diff: DIF
Options: Bee Arrow
Challenge: Get a full combo.

Drill UG-DEX4:
Song: Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
Diff: DIF
Options: Cut, Jump Off 1
Handicap: All arrows are in one column.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill UG-DEX5:
Song: Gekkou chou
Diff: DIF
Section: The chorus.
Challenge: There's an invisible arrow in here.  You need to find it and get 
 a full combo.  When you run through it, you'll see a spot in the middle 
 where you'll miss your combo (it's at about twenty in your combo).  It's an 
 empty spot and an UP ARROW goes there.

Drill UG-DEX6:
Song: KI•SE•KI (DDR edit)
Diff: BAS
Section: Opening of the song.
Options: Dark
Challenge: Get a AAA.  There are only 22 steps that you have to PERFECT, but 
 a lack of Judgment Panel ramps up the difficulty, here.

Drill UG-DEX7:
Song: LOVE <3 SHINE
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Up and down arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Jumps are difficult to see.

=================
9E. Red Dolphin =
=================

Available Songs:

COME CLEAN
Do You Want To
MR.DABADA (Groove Wonder Remix)
Shivers (Radio Edit)
Turn On the Music (Axwell Radio Edit)
INNOCENCE OF SILENCE
My Only Shining Star
murmur twins
Ska Ska No. 3
GORGEOUS 2012
PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX)

Trial 1 - In RANDOM, complete 3 songs (BEG, BAS, OK)
Trial 2 - Complete 3 songs with A or better to win. (BEG, BAS, DIF, NG)
Trial 3 - Turn on "ARROW (RAINBOW)" in Options and complete 4 songs!
 (ALL, OK)
Trial 4 - Turn on "JUMP (OFF1)" and "CUT (ON)" in Options and complete 5 
 songs! (EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 5 - Get AA or better! (DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 6 - Dance with a male character 3 times in a row and complete it!
 (EXP, CHA, OK)

Hidden Trial 7 - Get AAA. (ALL, OK)

Notes: Again with the characters.  Note that Options are OK on Trial 6, so 
 you can have CUT and JUMP OFF 1 and you'll still get credit without damaging 
 yourself in the months it'll take you to get this trial done.  There IS a 
 way to make Trial 6 slightly less painful.  First, get one male character, 
 then play another song, if you don't get a guy, immediately press START and 
 SELECT to go back to the title, then go back into SMM and try again.  Your 
 progress will be saved, so you can try again for a guy.

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Showdown (complete two trials)
Goal - 3/4 Drills

Drill RD-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDR Extreme 2 LESSON)
Challenge: Get a full combo.  This drill is meant to teach you how to move 
 around the pad.

Drill RD-2:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDR Extreme 2 Dance Master Mode SELECT)
Challenge: Longest freeze arrow in the world.  Just stay on it until the end.

Drill RD-3:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX Select)
Challenge: Complete with A or better.

Drill RD-4:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX2 Select)
Challenge: Complete with A or better.

Rewards:
Character: Red Dolphin PiX (5000)
Songs: INNOCENCE OF SILENCE (5000)
       murmur twins (3000)
       Ska Ska No. 3 (5000)
       GORGEOUS 2012 (5000)
       PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX) (5000)

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EX Showdown (complete four trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill RD-EX1:
Song: GORGEOUS 2012
Diff: BAS
Handicap: The Judgment Panel is lowered halfway down the screen.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill RD-EX2:
Song: Love Is Dreaminess
Diff: BAS
Options: Fuwa Fuwa (Arrows jump up and down the screen)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Don't be disturbed by Fuwa Fuwa.  This song 
 is still quite easy.  For most of it, you're stepping every two beats.  You 
 only start stepping quarters in the second half, and then, it's real obvious.

Drill RD-EX3:
Song: My Only Shining Star
Diff: BAS
Options: Brake (arrows slow as they approach the Judgment Panel)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  If you get the concept of Brake by now, this 
 shouldn't be hard at all.

Drill RD-EX4:
Song: PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX)
Diff: BEG
Handicap: The up and down arrow panels are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This is a good drill to get used to this setup, 
 and you SHOULD get used to this setup.

Drill RD-EX5:
Song: INNOCENCE OF SILENCE
Diff: BAS
Section: The slow section.
Handicap: All arrows are in one column.
Challenge: Get a full combo.  Looks daunting until you realize that it's the 
 slow part.

Drill RD-EX6:
Song: murmur twins
Diff: BAS
Challenge: Do not step on any up arrows during this drill.

Drill RD-EX7:
Song: Turn On the Music (Axwell Radio Edit)
Diff: BAS
Options: x0.5
Challenge: Pass with a B or better.  Should be a snap, even with the slowdown.

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete six trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill RD-DEX1:
Song: murmur twins
Diff: DIF
Options: Dark
Handicap: The Judgment Panel is lowered half the screen.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Of course, you won't NOTICE that the Panel's 
 moved until you start getting Boos all over the place.  The Panel is about 
 where the combo marker appears.

Drill RD-DEX2:
Song: COME CLEAN
Diff: DIF
Handicap: The right arrow is lowered a beat.
Challenge: Get at least an A on this drill.  Be VERY careful, because there 
 are small streams to deal with, plenty of jumps, and freezes.  You're gonna 
 have to learn to read that setup darn quick, or you'll fail getting an A.

Drill RD-DEX3:
Song: INNOCENCE OF SILENCE
Diff: DIF
Challenge: Do not get a combo of 10 or more throughout this play.  It's a 
 bit tricky, since you have to watch both the arrows and the counter.  You 
 may wish to try a "Good Attack", getting as many of those as you can.  At 
 the latter half of the song, you can just step the quarter notes (avoiding 
 the odd eighth note) and you should be fine for the rest of the song.

Drill RD-DEX4:
Song: Fly away -mix del matador-
Diff: EXP
Options: Bird Arrow
Challenge: Get a maximum combo of at least 30.  The only real problem you'll 
 have to deal with is the unfamiliar arrows, and the fact that you most 
 likely haven't played this song, yet.  Technically, passing it may be more 
 difficult than getting the required 30 combo.

Drill RD-DEX5:
Song: Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix)
Diff: DIF
Handicap: The left arrow has Boost on, but the rest of the arrows are 
 normal.
Challenge: Get at least a C on this drill.  Well, this is new.  It'll take 
 some time to get used to it, but a seasoned player should have no problem 
 with the C threshold.

Drill RD-DEX6:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Get a maximum combo of at least 40.  This drill is just alternating 
 sixteenth notes on the left and right arrows.  It's not easy to maintaing 
 such a pattern for 40 steps, but it is possible.

Drill RD-DEX7:
Song: Mugen
Diff: DIF
Options: x2, Rainbow
Challenge: "Step on spots where there are no arrows" is broken down like 
 so: wherever there's an arrow in the normal stepchart, you'll see a blank, 
 and arrows instead where aren't supposed to be any (sets of three or two).  
 Basically, you have to step on the white space in those sets.  For instance, 
 if you see a down-up-right set, you step on left.  If you see a left-up-right 
 set, you step on down.  If you see an up-down set, you jump on both left 
 and right.  It's interesting practice on reading negative space.  I just 
 wish it wasn't on x2.  Phew.

Drill RD-DEX8:
Song: Ska Ska No. 3
Diff: DIF
Handicap: The right arrow is lowered a beat.
Challenge: Get at least a B on this drill.  This one's the easier of the 
 two drills like this, both in the actual steps, and the score you need.

==============
9F. VELOCITY =
==============

Available Songs:

Robogirl
Flow (true style)
Star Gate Heaven
CENTAUR
CURUS
rainbow rainbow
Baile Le Samba
Gamelan de Couple
Love Is Dreaminess
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Monkey Punk
The Least 100sec

Trial 1 - Turn on "TURN (SHUFFLE)" in Options and complete 2 songs! 
 (BEG, BAS, OK)
Trial 2 - Get AA or better! (BEG, BAS, OK)
Trial 3 - Complete 8 songs! (ALL, NG)
Trial 4 - Complete to get a D. (BEG, OK)
Trial 5 - Turn on "SCROLL (REVERSE)" only in Options and complete 3 songs!
 (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 6 - Complete 3 songs with A or better (DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 7 - Complete with a final score that ends in 70. (ALL, OK)
Trial 8 - Turn on "SPEED (x5)" only in Options and complete 5 songs! 
 (EXP, CHA, OK)

Hidden Trial 9 - In RANDOM, complete 3 times in a row. (ALL, OK)

Note: Several people on the GFAQs message boards point out good ways to get 
 an ending score of 70.  CURUS Beginner is probably the best.  58 PERFECTs 
 and no GREATs will get it for you, as will 78 PERFECTs and 1 GREAT.  
 Naturally, you can split those up in your head, too.  For example, 56 
 PERFECTs and 4 GREATs will also work.

Note: For Trials 5 and 8 (especially 8), there's always the "cheating" route: 
 plug a second controller in, DON'T set the options on it, and just play 
 watching Player 2 instead of yourself.  Alternatively, just get the hidden 
 trial.

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Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill VE-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX2 Select)
Challenge: Get a full combo.  This is just a simple drill testing your 
 abilities to step eighths.

Drill VE-2:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDR Extreme 2 LESSON)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This drill encourages you to try spins.  Don't 
 get too dizzy!

Drill VE-3:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX Arcade Credits)
Challenge: Pass this drill.  It's just left and right steps with a few 
 eighths thrown in.

Drill VE-4: 
Song: The Least 100sec
Diff: DIF
Challenge: "Simon Says" style.  Get a 30 combo in 30 seconds.

Drill VE-5: 
Song: HAPPY*ANGEL
Diff: BEG
Options: Morning Glory Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Morning Glory Arrow (4000)

Rewards:
Character - VELOCITY PiX (5000)
Songs - CENTAUR (3000)
        rainbow rainbow (6000)
        Baile Le Samba (2000)
        Gamelan de Couple (6000)
        Love Is Dreaminess (5000)
        MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (6000)
        Monkey Punk (6000)

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EX Showdown (complete five trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill VE-EX1:
Song: Flow (true style)
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Left arrow is on Hidden.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Just watch the lower corner of the screen for 
 the left arrows.

Drill VE-EX2:
Song: CENTAUR
Diff: BAS
Challenge: Get MARVELOUS 50 or more times.  CENTAUR on Basic has over 120 
 steps, so there are plenty of opportunities.  Just don't let the weird 
 setup of CENTAUR throw you.

Drill VE-EX3:
Song: Robogirl
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Up and down arrows are on Sudden.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Once you notice the Sudden thing, this shouldn't 
 be too bad, not as bad as other handicap drills, anyway.

Drill VE-EX4:
Song: Baby's Tears
Diff: BAS
Section: A small mid-section.
Challenge: Find the invisible arrow and do a full combo.  The invisible arrow 
 is an up arrow between a down and a left, about eight steps in.

Drill VE-EX5:
Song: CURUS
Diff: DIF
Handicap: The downbeat of every measure has a Boosted arrow.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This shouldn't be too hard, if you're familiar 
 with Boost.

Drill VE-EX6:
Song: Star Gate Heaven
Diff: BAS
Options: Hidden, Sudden
Challenge: Pass this drill.  With both turned on, you'll only see the arrows 
 for a little bit in the middle.

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete eight trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill VE-DEX1:
Song: rainbow rainbow
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Up and right arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Get at least an A on this drill.  You better be used to this by 
 now, because it's only gonna get worse.

Drill VE-DEX2:
Song: Love Is Dreaminess
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Left arrow is lowered three beats, down arrow is lowered two 
 beats, up arrow is lowered one beat.
Challenge: Get at least a C on this drill.  In this "diagonal" setup, you'll 
 have a fun time trying to figure out where everything is.

Drill VE-DEX3:
Song: Flow (true style)
Diff: DIF
Section: Just before a tempo pickup.
Challenge: Get PERFECT on all arrows.  It's only twelve steps, but the fact 
 that you start on the off-beat, and hit the tempo pickup right after doesn't 
 help.  Just practice.  It's easier than you think.

Drill VE-DEX4:
Song: rainbow rainbow
Diff: EXP
Challenge: "Simon Says" style.  Get a 45 combo within 30 seconds.  Talk about 
 velocity, eh?

Drill VE-DEX5:
Song: The Least 100sec
Diff: BAS
Options: Stealth
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  With Stealth on, you'll have to 
 memorize the first five steps.  The steps are: Right (on the downbeat), then 
 up, up (second and fourth beats in the NEXT measure), then immediately to 
 a right, then down a half note later.
 Or to put it another way: 
 >...|.^.^|>.v.
 where every "|" is a measure marker.  The hard part is hitting the downbeat, 
 then the next note, which is at the end of the first piano phrase.

Drill VE-DEX6:
Song: Star Gate Heaven
Diff: EXP
Options: Vic Viper Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Vic Viper Arrow (5000)

Drill VE-DEX7:
Song: Baile Le Samba
Diff: EXP
Handicap: The Judgment Panel is halfway down the screen.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

=================
9G. Twin Hearts =
=================

Available Songs:

Funkytown
JERK IT OUT
Let's Dance
Shout
Turn On the Music (Axwell Radio Edit)
Baby's Tears
Fly away
Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix)
CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version)
Ska Ska No. 3
Tino's White Horse
BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND

Trial 1 - Complete 10 songs! (ALL, OK)
Trial 2 - Turn on "DARK (ON)" only in Options and complete 3 songs! 
 (BAS, DIF, OK)
Trial 3 - Do a full combo! (ALL, NG)
Trial 4 - Dance with a male character 2 times in a row and complete it! 
 (ALL, OK)
Trial 5 - Complete all songs with B or better! (DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 6 - Turn on "APPEARANCE (SUDDEN)" only in Options and complete 5 
 songs! (DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 7 - Turn on "BOOST (ON)" only in Options and complete 3 songs!
 (EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 8 - Score 7.5 million points or more with 7 songs. (EXP, CHA, OK)

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Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill TH-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (SHOP)
Challenge: Get at least a C on this drill.  It's just up, left, right, steps.  
 Should be cake by now.

Drill TH-2:
Song: UNKNOWN (FUTURE OF MY LIFE)
Challenge: Get at least a B on this drill.  It's just left, down, and right.  
 More cake.

Drill TH-3:
Song: Tino's White Horse
Diff: BEG
Section: Majority of the song
Handicap: The down and up arrows are lowered one beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  If this is your first time on this kind of 
 drill, don't panic.  Just envision for yourself two separate step charts, 
 one for each height of arrow.  Remember, too, that songs on Beginnner don't 
 have more than one step in a different direction at once.

Drill TH-4:
Song: UNKNOWN (FESTIVAL WITH YOU)
Challenge: Get at least a B on this drill.  Freeze arrows have been added 
 to what you've done already in this showdown.  Don't fall asleep, now.

Drill TH-5:
Song: MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX)
Diff: BAS
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Rewards:
Character - Twin Hearts PiX (10000)
Songs - Baby's Tears (6000)
        Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix) (5000)
        CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version) (3000)
        Tino's White Horse (5000)
        BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND (3000)

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EX Showdown (complete five trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill TH-EX1:
Song: Turn On the Music (Axwell Radio Edit)
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Left and right arrows have Boost on.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Watch eighth notes so you can see where the 
 small streams occur.

Drill TH-EX2:
Song: Ska Ska No. 3
Diff: DIF
Challenge: "Simon Says" style.  Get a 40 combo in 40 seconds.  I had this 
 in about ten. >_>

Drill TH-EX3:
Song: Funkytown
Diff: BAS
Section: First half of the song.
Handicap: Up and right arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  If you've been doing all the EX's up 'til now, 
 you should be familiar with this.

Drill TH-EX4:
Song: JERK IT OUT
Diff: BAS
Section: Opening
Challenge: Get PERFECT on all arrows.  It's only about five steps, so don't 
 sweat too much. >_>

Drill TH-EX5:
Song: Quick Master
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Up and down arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill TH-EX6:
Song: Let's Dance
Diff: DIF
Section: First third of the section.
Handicap: Right arrow is lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill TH-EX7:
Song: Shout
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Music is muted.
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  The tempo change is just after 
 the 90th step, but it's not that big of a drop, so it shouldn't throw you 
 much.

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete eight trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill TH-DEX1:
Song: Baby's Tears
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Left and up arrows lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This is harder than before, due to the streams 
 and offbeat notes.

Drill TH-DEX2:
Song: Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix)
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Left arrow has Sudden, all other arrows have Hidden.
Challenge: Get at least a AA on this drill.  Good luck generating the chart 
 in your head from the odd appearance factor, here.  At least be happy there 
 are no eighths and few jumps.

Drill TH-DEX3:
Song: Mugen
Diff: EXP
Section: Small piece near the end.
Handicap: The right arrow is lowered a beat.
Challenge: Get at least a B on this drill.  This is much harder than the ones 
 like this up to this point.  Jumps, off-beat steps, freezes.  You have your ]
 work cut out for you.  On my first try, I JUST made it over 6.5 mill.

Drill TH-DEX4:
Song: JERK IT OUT
Diff: EXP
Challenge: Get a combo of no greater than 12.  This is tough, and there are 
 two ways to do it, neither of them easy.  Either watch your combos very 
 closely and jump off at the twelfth step, or try for a Good Attack, getting 
 as many Goods as possible to keep your combo down, without dying.

Drill TH-DEX5:
Song: Tino's White Horse
Diff: EXP
Options: Boost, Horse Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Horse Arrow (5000)

Drill TH-DEX6:
Song: Quick Master
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Music is muted.
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  Watch the psuedo-triplets.

Drill TH-DEX7:
Song: INNOCENCE OF SILENCE
Diff: EXP
Challenge: "Simon Says" style.  Get 100 combos in 30 seconds.  You're gonna 
 have to put on the heat for this one.

============
9H. PiERiA =
============

Available Songs:

CENTERFOLD (130 BPM move it remix)
JERK IT OUT
The Other Side (radio edit)
Video Killed The Radio Star
Fly away -mix del matador-
My Only Shining Star
TRUE <3 LOVE
DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version)
KAGEROW (Dragonfly)
Hit 'n' Slap

Trial 1 - Get 8 million points or more with three songs. (BEG, BAS, NG)
Trial 2 - Complete 3 songs with 3 or more optoins. (ALL, OK)
Trial 3 - Complete 6 songs with more PERFECTs (including MARVELOUS) than 
 GREATs. (ALL, OK)
Trial 4 - Get 8 million points or more with four songs. (DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 5 - Turn on "SPEED (X3)" only in Options and complete 3 songs!
 DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 6 - Turn on "CUT (ON)" only in Options and complete 2 songs! 
 (EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 7 - In RANDOM, complete 3 times in a row with A or better. (EXP, NG)
Trial 8 - Get A or better for all songs on EXPERT level. (EXP, OK)
Trial 9 - Turn on "SCROLL (REVERSE)" only in Options and complete three 
 songs! (EXP, CHA, OK)

Hidden Trial 10 - Get "AAA". (ALL, OK)

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Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill PI-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX Select)
Challenge: Get at least a B on this drill.  These are just 18 jumps on 
 corners (eg. up and left).

Drill PI-2:
Song: Knock Out Regrets
Diff: BAS
Options: Lotus Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.
Reward: Lotus Arrow (4000)

Drill PI-3:
Song: UNKNOWN (Dance Master Mode SELECT)
Challenge: You need a full combo and all OKs on this drill.  It might be a 
 little tricky, because the freezes may require you to turn around.

Drill PI-4:
Song: PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX)
Diff: BEG
Handicap: The Judgment Panel is halfway down the screen.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill PI-5:
Song: TRUE <3 LOVE
Diff: BAS
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Rewards:
Character - PiERiA PiX (10000)
Songs - Fly away -mix del matador- (5000)
        DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version) (8000)

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EX Showdown (complete six trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill PI-EX1:
Song: DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version)
Diff: BAS
Handicap: The left and right arrows are switched.
Challenge: Get at least an A on this drill.

Drill PI-EX2:
Song: TRUE <3 LOVE
Diff: BAS
Section: Last section of the song, just after the stop.
Handicap: Left and up arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Get a full combo.  There's nothing more complicated than quarter 
 notes, but it's still not easy to get a FC.

Drill PI-EX3:
Song: Knock Out Regrets
Diff: BAS
Section: Short section at the chorus.
Handicap: Down arrow is lowered a beat, up arrow is lowered two beats, right 
 arrow is lowered three beats.
Challenge: Get a full combo.

Drill PI-EX4:
Song: CENTERFOLD (130 BPM move it remix)
Diff: DIF
Options: Reverse
Handicap: The Judgment Panel is halfway down (up?) the screen.
Challenge: Get at least a B on this drill.

Drill PI-EX5:
Song: Video Killed The Radio Star
Diff: DIF
Section: Short section near the end.
Handicap: Right arrow is lowered a beat.
Challenge: Get at least a C on this drill.

Drill PI-EX6:
Song: MOON
Diff: DIF
Section: Short section in the middle.
Handicap: Left and right arrows are boosted.
Challenge: Get at least a C on this drill.  It's a short section, so don't 
 stink too much, or you won't make it.

Drill PI-EX7:
Song: Fly away
Diff: DIF
Options: Hidden, Sudden
Challenge: Get at least a C on this drill.  You won't see the arrows for long, 
 so your memory will be put to the test in this one.

Drill PI-EX8:
Song: MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Diff: DIF
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This is probably the most difficult challenge 
 up to now, due to the options, the fact that you've probably not played this, 
 yet, and that it's a freakin' boss song.  Furthermore, this is ALWAYS the 
 last drill on this Showdown, so get good at the others and get four in a row 
 if you can't beat this.

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete nine trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill PI-DEX1:
Song: DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version)
Diff: EXP
Handicap: x0.5
Challenge: Get at least a C on this drill.  Bunchy arrows!

Drill PI-DEX2:
Song: Fly away -mix del matador-
Diff: EXP
Section: Opening run.
Handicap: The right arrow is lowered a beat.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Despite the pain of this song on Expert, you 
 won't be doing much of it.  Still, with the odd arrow, it's hard.

Drill PI-DEX3:
Song: KAGEROW (Dragonfly)
Diff: DIF
Options: Stealth
Challenge: Get a full combo.  Okay, ready?  The arrows are (in quarters): 
 up, left, down, up, right, down, left, up.  Simple!

Drill PI-DEX4:
Song: Video Killed The Radio Star
Diff: EXP
Section: Small section near the middle.
Challenge: Find the invisible arrow and get a combo of 9.  Quite simply, 
 the invisible arrow is at the end, a down arrow immediately after the eighth 
 arrow there.

Drill PI-DEX5:
Song: LOVE <3 SHINE
Diff: EXP
Section: Small section in the beginning.
Challenge: Pass this drill, never stepping on an up arrow.

Drill PI-DEX6:
Song: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Up and down arrows are switched.
Challenge: Get at least a B on this drill.

Drill PI-DEX7:
Song: My Only Shining Star
Diff: EXP
Options: x3
Handicap: Judgment Panel is halfway down the screen.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  These are some quick arrows.

Drill PI-DEX8:
Song: MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Diff: CHA
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Yup.  The whole song on Challenge.  Good luck.
 This drill is ALWAYS the last one on this Showdown, so if you can't beat 
 it, hope you're good at the others.

=============
9I. PHANTOM =
=============

Available Songs:

FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit)
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix)
L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious)
Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix)
MOON
Quick Master
RED ZONE
TIERRA BUENA
Brazilian Anthem
Gamelan de Couple

Trial 1 - Complete 5 songs with A or better. (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 2 - Do a full combo for 3 songs. (BAS, DIF, NG)
Trial 3 - Turn on "SCROLL (REVERSE)" only in Options and complete 3 
 songs! (BEG, BAS, OK)
Trial 4 - Turn on "BOOST (ON)" only in Options and complete 3 songs! 
 (DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 5 - Complete all with A or better on one difficulty level. (DIF, EXP, OK)
Trial 6 - Hit all Freeze Arrows and complete 5 songs. (DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 7 - Score 8 million points with 5 songs. (EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 8 - Turn on "SPEED (x5)" and "BOOST (ON)" only in Options and complete 
 3 songs! (DIF, HVY, CHA, OK)
Trial 9 - Turn on "DARK (ON)" and "APPEARANCE (HIDDEN)" only in Options and 
 do a full combo! (EXP, CHA, OK)

Notes: For 8 and 9, I had to "cheat" and turn on a second player with the 
 options turned off.

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Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill PH-1: 
Song: Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix)
Diff: BEG
Section: End of the song
Options: Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Shouldn't be too hard, unless you're completely 
 unfamiliar with Reverse.

Drill PH-2:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDRMAX2 Select)
Options: Sudden
Challenge: You'll be playing up and down arrows in this one.

Drill PH-3:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDR Extreme Select)
Challenge: This is simple quarters, then the same stuff as eighths.

Drill PH-4:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDR Extreme 2 Select)
Challenge: Basically a setup with more eighths.

Drill PH-5: 
Song: Healing-D-Vision
Diff: BAS
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Looks like they're done messing around on the Showdowns.  HDV 
 isn't the worst thing they could throw at you on Basic, but you WILL be 
 facing it at the end every single time you play this.

Rewards:
Character: PHANTOM PiX (10000)
Songs: Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix) (6000)
       MOON (8000)
       Quick Master (7000)
       RED ZONE (9000)
       TIERRA BUENA (3000)
       Brazilian Anthem (2000)

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EX Showdown (complete six trials)
Goal - 3/5 Drills

Drill PH-EX1:
Song: RED ZONE
Diff: BAS
Challenge: "Step on spots where there are no arrows" is broken down like 
 so: wherever there's an arrow in the normal stepchart, you'll see a blank, 
 and arrows instead where aren't supposed to be any (sets of three or two).  
 Basically, you have to step on the white space in those sets.  For instance, 
 if you see a down-up-right set, you step on left.  If you see a left-up-right 
 set, you step on down.  If you see an up-down set, you jump on both left 
 and right.  It's interesting practice on reading negative space.

Drill PH-EX2:
Song: Hit 'n' Slap
Diff: BAS
Options: x0.25
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Mighty slow moving, but not too hard on Basic.

Drill PH-EX3:
Song: No.13
Diff: DIF
Section: A short part at the beginning.
Challenge: There's an invisible arrow, and you have to find it and get a 
 full (11) combo.  It's just after the sixth arrow, and it's a left arrow, 
 between the up and down.

Drill PH-EX4:
Song: MOON
Diff: DIF
Challenge: Pass this drill with no more than a 7 combo.  Well, it's not 
 hard to count to six, so I suggest doing that, then missing the seventh 
 step.

Drill PH-EX5:
Song: UNKNOWN (Little Princess)
Options: Hidden, Sudden
Challenge: You're dealing with mostly jumps here, and a couple single steps.  
 The chain isn't long, so this shouldn't be too hard.

Drill PH-EX6:
Song: AA
Diff: DIF
Handicap: The Judgment Panel is dropped half the screen.
Challenge: Shouldn't be too hard, despite the impromptu Sudden.

Drill PH-EX7:
Song: Healing-D-Vision
Diff: DIF
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Once again, this is always the last drill.  Difficult has some 
 nasty jumps and runs in it, so good luck.

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete nine trials)
Goal - 4/5 Drills

Drill PH-DEX1:
Song: No.13
Diff: EXP
Section: Short section at the beginning
Challenge: Pass this drill.  This is a weird one.  Kinda easy, if you're 
 familiar with the Expert difficulty.  The last up arrow is Boosted, for 
 some weird reason.

Drill PH-DEX2:
Song: Brazilian Anthem
Diff: EXP
Section: Near the end
Handicap: Up and right arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Just pass the drill.  The lowered arrows make the streams a pain, 
 but this shouldn't be too hard.

Drill PH-DEX3:
Song: Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix)
Diff: EXP
Section: About thirty seconds of the opening.
Challenge: Pass this without stepping on down or right arrows.  The missing 
 arrows will count against you, so keep your PERFECTs up, and remember that 
 jumps do not count, so jump all you want.

Drill PH-DEX4:
Song: MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX)
Diff: EXP
Section: About thirty seconds to the end.
Options: x0.25
Challenge: Tough to see, but if you just muck through it, you should manage.

Drill PH-DEX5:
Song: HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix)
Diff: DIF
Section: First half of the song.
Handicap: Left and right arrows are flipped.
Challenge: Could be a pain having to reorient yourself, especially with the 
 jumps and streams.

Drill PH-DEX6:
Song: Hit 'n' Slap
Diff: DIF
Options: Small Arrow
Challenge: Shouldn't be an issue, if you remember what arrow's what.
Reward: Small Arrow (4000)

Drill PH-DEX7:
Song: Healing-D-Vision
Diff: EXP
Challenge: You need to hit only one arrow in this mess: the 100th arrow, and 
 get it PERFECT.  It's kinda tough to count on the fly, so I'll tell you 
 right now that it's about halfway through the 23rd measure of the song, and 
 it's a DOWN arrow (the first of a set of two).  Since there are no measure 
 markers while you play, I'll give you a music cue, as well.  After the 
 starting melody, the song breaks down into a running rhythm, and the steps 
 look like lower semicircle gallops (right, right-down, down-left, left-down, 
 etc.)  On the SECOND phrase of that, you'll find your arrow, about halfway 
 through the phrase.  It's a lot easier to wait until you unlock HDV, can 
 look at it in Training, and count for yourself.

Drill PH-DEX8:
Song: Healing-D-Vision
Diff: CHA
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Hey, a pattern.  It's pretty obvious by now, but I'll mention 
 it again: always the last drill.  Good luck, man.

===========
9J. NITRO =
===========

Available Songs:

Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
AA
HAPPY*ANGEL
No.13
DoLL
iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION)
KI•SE•KI (DDR edit)
Knock Out Regrets
MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX)
MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Healing-D-Vision

Trial 1 - Complete 4 songs with A or better. (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 2 - Turn on "SPEED (x1.5)" only in Options and complete 3 songs! 
 (ALL, OK)
Trial 3 - Turn on "APPEARANCE (HIDDEN)" only in Options and complete 
 3 songs! (ALL, OK)
Trial 4 - Get AA or better in 6 songs. (DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 5 - Do a full combo for 3 songs. (DIF, NG)
Trial 6 - In RANDOM, complete 3 times in a row with B or better. 
 (DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 7 - Complete 5 songs and score 8.5 million points. (EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 8 - Get a full combo with Gus. (EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 9 - Turn on "APPEARANCE (SUDDEN)" and "SCROLL (REVERSE)" only in 
 Options and complete 3 songs! (EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 10 - Select a song with dynamic BPM with the roulette and complete 
 it. (EXP, CHA, NG)

Hidden Trial 11 - Complete 3 songs in BASIC. (BAS, NG) NOTE: To allow this 
 hidden trial, you must be at least 1hr, 45min in play time on the Stellar 
 Joint.

Notes: Naturally, 8 is just a matter of patience.  As for 10, the only 
 songs with dynamic BPM are the two reds, so uh, good luck.  I suggest HDV, 
 personally.

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Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 3/5 Drills

Drill NI-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (Dance Master Mode Select
Challenge: Pass with an A or better.  You'll be facing a small gaggle of 
 jumps, here.

Drill NI-2:
Song: UNKNOWN (DDR Extreme 2 Select)
Challenge: Complete this with a B or better.  It's entirely a series of 
 left-right jumps.  Yay fun.  I was feeling a bit dizzy after it.

Drill NI-3:
Song: BLUE IMPULSE (for EXTREME)
Diff: BEG
Section: The first 2/3rds of the song.
Handicap: The up and right arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Did they think this was gonna be hard?

Drill NI-4:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Endure this massive sixteenth note mess for twenty seconds.  
 They're really picking on you with this one, aren't they?

Drill NI-5:
Song: Fascination MAXX
Diff: BAS
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: You should be expecting this by now.  FAXX is a beast regardless 
 of the situation, but it's doable.

Rewards:
Character: NITRO PiX (10000)
Songs: AA (9000)
       HAPPY*ANGEL (6000)
       Knock Out Regrets (8000)
       MASTURI (J-SUMMER MIX) (9000)

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EX Showdown (complete six trials)
Goal - 3/5 Drills

Drill NI-EX1:
Song: UNKNOWN (MY ROOM COMPLETE)
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  All the steps are gallops.

Drill NI-EX2:
Song: MR.DABADA (Groove Wonder Remix)
Diff: DIF
Section: First half of the song.
Handicap: Fuwa Fuwa (arrows jump up and down the screen)
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill NI-EX3:
Song: Shivers (radio edit)
Diff: BEG
Section: Halfway point to near the end.
Handicap: Left arrow is lowered three beats, down arrow two, up arrow one.
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.

Drill NI-EX4:
Song: Xepher
Diff: DIF
Section: Small section just before chorus.
Challenge: Find the invisible arrow and get a full combo.  The arrow is a 
 right arrow just between the third arrow (up) and the fifth arrow (left).

Drill NI-EX5:
Song: HAPPY*ANGEL
Diff: BAS
Section: About thirty seconds of the chorus.
Handicap: Left and right arrows are flipped.
Challenge: Get an A or better on this drill.

Drill NI-EX6:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Get a combo of 3 or more.  All you'll find here is a long cluster 
 of up arrows.  Just get three in a row and you're done.

Drill NI-EX7:
Song: AA
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Up and right arrows are lowered a beat.
Challenge: Get a full combo on this song with the arrows like this.

Drill NI-EX8:
Song: Fascination MAXX
Diff: DIF
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Always the last drill.

Rewards:
Songs: MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) (20000)
       Healing-D-Vision (20000)
       CHAOS (20000)

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete ten trials)
Goal - 3/5 Drills

Drill NI-DEX1:
Song: DoLL
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Arrows are ALL messed up, here.  The left arrow is on Fuwa Fuwa.  
 The down arrow is normal.  The up arrow is Boosted.  The right arrow is 
 x0.5 speed.
Challenge: Get a B or better on this mess.

Drill NI-DEX2:
Song: Do You Want To
Diff: EXP
Handicap: Fuwa Fuwa
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Try to think of the rhythm of the song as 
 opposed to trying to watch where the arrows are.

Drill NI-DEX3:
Song: KI•SE•KI (DDR edit)
Diff: DIF
Section: Short part into the chorus.
Handicap: Left and right arrows are flipped.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill NI-DEX4:
Song: Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
Diff: DIFF
Section: First half of the song.
Handicap: Left arrow is lowered three beats, down arrow two, up arrow one.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill NI-DEX5:
Song: MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Diff: CHA
Challenge: "Simon Says" style.  You need to get a 500 combo before the song 
 ends.  This is NOT easy, and you'll have to move roughly at the speed of 
 the song, anyway, to keep up.

Drill NI-DEX6:
Song: Xepher
Diff: EXP
Option: Tiny Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Also, the video is turned off so you at least 
 have SOME chance of seeing the arrows.
Reward: Tiny Arrow (4000).

Drill NI-DEX7:
Song: Fascination MAXX
Diff: EXP
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Note that they want you to beat EXP, not CHA.  
 Always the last drill.

==============
9K. THE LAST =
==============

Or IS IT?

Available Songs:

Xepher
MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Healing-D-Vision
Fascination MAXX
CHAOS

Trial 1 - Complete 2 songs. (ALL, OK)
Trial 2 - Play with PiX. (ALL, OK)
Trial 3 - Select with the roulette a song with a max BPM of 180 or less and 
 complete it. (ALL, OK)
Trial 4 - Score 9 million points with 3 songs. (BAS, OK)
Trial 5 - Get a B or better on a song in red. (DIF, OK)
Trial 6 - Do a full combo on CHAOS. (BAS, NG)
Trial 7 - Turn on "ARROW (NOTE)" in Options and complete all songs with 
 A or better. (DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 8 - Complete 3 songs with AA or better. (EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 9 - Turn on "SPEED (x1.5)" and "SCROLL (REVERSE)" only in Options and 
 complete Foot Rate 10! (EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 10 - Complete 3 songs in Challenge. (CHA, NG)

Hidden Trial 11 - Complete all songs. (ALL, OK) NOTE: All songs on all 
 difficulties will get you this one.  The only you'd probably need this one 
 in lieu of is Trial 8.  Further, this challenge will not be available until 
 after some "play time" has passed in this joint.

Notes: Well...  Trial 3 is best done with Xepher.  "Foot Rate 10" means a 
 difficulty of ten feet.  Trials 8 and 10 will most likely be your hardest 
 ones, not that ANY of these are easy.  Remember, you can't just complete 
 the same song twice and expect to get two points in the trial.  For instance, 
 on Trial 8, you have to complete 3 DIFFERENT songs with AA or better, and 
 switching difficulties from Expert to Challenge doesn't count.

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Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 3/5 Drills

Drill TL-1:
Song: HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix)
Diff: BAS
Challenge: Step on the negative space where there are arrows.  If you've 
 done the EX or DEX showdowns before, you'll have seen this.

Drill TL-2:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Options: x5
Challenge: Hit the one up arrow in this drill perfect.  Just keep tapping 
 up on the beat until you hit it.

Drill TL-3:
Song: UNKNOWN (FUTURE OF MY LIFE)
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  It's simple quarters and eighths, 
 but you have to hit them all.

Drill TL-4:
Song: CHAOS
Diff: BAS
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  

Drill TL-5:
Song: Fascination -eternal love mix-
Diff: BAS
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  

Reward:
Character: THE LAST PiX (10000)

Also, beating any showdown here will give you the SMM ending movie and 
credits.  Don't think you're done, though.

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EX Showdown (complete six trials)
Goal - 3/5 Drills

Drill TL-EX1:
Song: UNKNOWN (Bamboo Village 1)
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  You're dealing with crossovers 
 in this one.  Assuming you got this far, this should be pretty easy.

Drill TL-EX2:
Song: Robogirl
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Downbeats move at x1.  All other arrows move at x0.5.
Challenge: Get at least an A on this drill.  By "downbeats", I mean the first 
 beat to a measure, which means that several arrows will be moving at 
 different speeds.  It can get messy.

Drill TL-EX3:
Song: HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix)
Diff: BAS
Section: First 3/4ths of the song.
Handicap: Left arrow is lowered three beats, down arrow two, up arrow one.
Challenge: Pass this drill.

Drill TL-EX4:
Song: UNKNOWN (MY ROOM COMPLETE)
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  This drill gives you several 
 gallops.  Again, like EX1, it should be easy if you've come this far.

Drill TL-EX5:
Song: CHAOS
Diff: DIF
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Always the fourth drill.

Drill TL-EX6:
Song: Fascination -eternal love mix-
Diff: DIF
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Always the fifth drill.

Reward:
Song: Fascination MAXX (20000)

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete ten trials and all VIP Cards)
Goal - 3/5 Drills

NOTE: This Showdown will not appear until you get ALL other VIP Cards, EX, 
 and Diamond EX.  If you do so AFTER completing all ten trials, just go back 
 into THE LAST, complete a song, and it'll tell you that the DEX Showdown 
 is unlocked.

Drill TL-DEX1:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Endure this massive "left-right" sixteenth cluster for 60 seconds.  
 How many complaints do you think Konami will be getting about this one?

Drill TL-DEX2:
Song: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Diff: EXP
Handicap: Downbeats are boosted.  All other steps are normal.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Much like in the EX Showdown, the steps on the 
 downbeat of a measure are faster.  It's obviously harder on Expert.

Drill TL-DEX3:
Song: MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Diff: BAS
Options: x2
Challenge: Step on the negative space where there are arrows.  If you've 
 done the EX or DEX showdowns before, you'll have seen this.

Drill TL-DEX4:
Song: CURUS
Diff: EXP
Handicap: Down arrow is lowered one beat, up arrow two, right arrow three.
Challenge: My greatest problem with this one was that I was used to the 
 diagonal going the other way.  Being on Expert is no help, either.

Drill TL-DEX5:
Song: CHAOS
Diff: CHA
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Always the fourth drill.

Drill TL-DEX6:
Song: Fascination -eternal love mix-
Diff: CHA
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Always the fifth drill.

Reward: 
Song: Fascination -eternal love mix- (20000)
Modes: Endless (10000)
       Survival (20000)
       Combo Challenge (30000)

===============
9L. PIZZA BOX =
===============

Well, PiX does like pizza.

Available Songs: ALL

Trial 1 - Get AAA. (EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 2 - Complete all songs and score 8.5 million points or more. 
 (EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 3 - Get AA or better on all songs on one difficulty level.
 (BAS, DIF, EXP, OK)
Trial 4 - Turn on "APPEARANCE (STEALTH)" only in Options and complete 
 a song. (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 5 - Complete with a final score that ends in 777. 
 (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)
Trial 6 - Get AAA on all songs in red. (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, NG)
Trial 7 - Complete 3 consecutive songs with PiX in the same color outfit. 
 (ALL, OK)
Trial 8 - Turn on "SPEED (x8)" and "BOOST (ON)" only in Options and complete 
 3 songs. (BAS, DIF, EXP, CHA, OK)

Hidden Trial 9 - Turn on "SCROLL (REVERSE)" and "SPEED (x1.5)" only in 
 Options and complete Fascination MAXX. (CHA, OK)
Hidden Trial 10 - Get a full combo on CHAOS. (CHA, NG)

NOTES: Okay, Trials 4 and 8 can be completed by simple cheating: have two 
 players active, and only turn the options on for one, following the other 
 chart.  Trial 7 is much like any other character-related trial: If you don't 
 get what you want, press START and SELECT to reset and try again until you 
 do.  Since all the characters on this Joint are PiX, it's not as hard as 
 you'd think.  Trials 2 and 3 are exceedingly time-consuming, but quite 
 doable.  As for Trial 5, the magic song for this is "Girls Just Wanna Have 
 Fun" on BASIC.  Keep getting PERFECTs and an even number of GREATs, but get 
 a Boo every so often to keep your score down.  After a while, you will hit 
 7777777.  Stop at that point, maybe getting a GOOD or two to keep from 
 bottoming out.

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Showdown (complete one trial)
Goal - 2/3 Drills

NOTE: This is the only regular Showdown that does not progress in numerical 
 order.

Drill PB-1:
Song: UNKNOWN (Feeding Time)
Challenge: Remember that left-right giant sixteenth cluster?  Yup, it's back.  
 Now?  Just complete it.  The whole dang thing.  639 steps.  Send Konami your 
 med bills.

Drill PB-2:
Song: Fascination MAXX
Diff: DIF
Options: x0.5
Handicap: Music is turned off.
Challenge: Get a full combo on this.  This wouldn't be all that hard if it 
 weren't for the speed changes and stops, which you'd have to memorize.

Drill PB-3:
Song: iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION)
Diff: CHA
Options: Small Arrow, Hidden, Sudden
Challenge: Pass this drill.  With the mini arrows and only seeing them for a 
 small time, best of luck to you.

Drill PB-4:
Song: MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)
Diff: CHA
Challenge: This is the last "Simon Says" style setup.  You have to step all 
 the steps on this song before it ends.  Even with a controller, this one 
 hurts.

Drill PB-5:
Song: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Diff: BAS
Handicap: Left arrow is lowered six beats, down arrow four, up arrow two.
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.  Since the left arrow is more or 
 less eclipsed by your score bar, there might be some memorization involved 
 for this one.

Rewards:
Character: PIZZA BOX PiX (20000)
Stage: PIZZA BOX (20000)

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EX Showdown (complete two trials)
Goal - 2/3 Drills

Drill PB-EX1:
Song: Flow (true style)
Diff: CHA
Handicap: Every quarter note is boosted.  Offbeats are at normal speed.
Challenge: Get at least an A on this drill.  It's not too hard to pass if you 
 fudge it, but you need to get the 8.1 million mark.

Drill PB-EX2:
Song: DoLL
Diff: DIF
Handicap: Left arrow has Fuwa Fuwa.  Down arrow has x0.5.  Up arrow is 
 normal.  Right arrow is Boosted.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Out of all the ones in this Showdown, this is 
 probably the easiest.

Drill PB-EX3:
Song: Xepher
Diff: CHA
Options: Tiny Arrow
Challenge: Pass this drill.  You've had this before, only now it's on 
 Challenge instead of Expert, AND the video is now playing, further obscuring 
 your vision.

Drill PB-EX4:
Song: Knock Out Regrets
Diff: EXP
Handicap: Left arrow is lowered three beats, down arrow two, up arrow one.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Wouldn't be so bad if the song weren't so full 
 of streams.

Drill PB-EX5:
Song: Baile Le Samba
Diff: EXP
Options: x8, Boost, Dark
Challenge: Get 120 MARVELOUS steps in this drill.  Well, what to say about 
 this one, eh?

Drill PB-EX6:
Song: DoLL
Diff: CHA
Challenge: Pass this drill without getting a combo of 7.  Naturally, you'll 
 have to miss stuff all over the place, while still surviving to the end.

Drill PB-EX7:
Song: Fascination MAXX
Diff: EXP
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Pass this drill.  Didn't we do this one already?

Drill PB-EX8:
Song: SINCE U BEEN GONE
Diff: EXP
Options: x5
Handicap: Left arrow is on Sudden, all others are on Hidden.
Challenge: Get at least an A on this drill.  Like EX1, it's easy to fudge your 
 way through, but hard to get the score required for an A.  This was one of 
 the ones I passed to get my card.

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Diamond EX Showdown (complete three trials)
Goal - 1/3 Drills

Drill PB-DEX1:
Song: No.13
Diff: EXP
Handicap: Left arrow is lowered three beats, down arrow two, up arrow one.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  It's painful with the diagonal setup.

Drill PB-DEX2:
Song: RED ZONE
Diff: EXP
Handicap: Off-beat arrows are boosted.
Challenge: Get at least a AA on this drill.  Passing isn't too hard, but a 
 AA is a high profile mission.

Drill PB-DEX3:
Song: Healing-D-Vision
Diff: EXP
Challenge: Make sure you step on ALL down arrows with at least a GREAT or you 
 fail.

Drill PB-DEX4:
Song: FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit)
Diff: EXP
Handicap: Left and right arrows are boosted.  Up and down are on Brake.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  The steps itself aren't difficult if you can 
 remember them, but don't even try to read it.

Drill PB-DEX5:
Song: Xepher
Diff: CHA
Handicap: The left and right arrows are on Fuwa Fuwa.
Challenge: Pass this drill.  It's a hard chart, made harder by the goofy 
 arrows.

Drill PB-DEX6:
Song: CURUS
Diff: EXP
Challenge: Step on the negative space where there's no arrows, like you've 
 been doing already.  This is likely the easiest one in the mess.

Drill PB-DEX7:
Song: Fascination -eternal love mix-
Diff: CHA
Options: x1.5, Reverse, Boost
Challenge: Pass this drill.  The hardest chart in existence, in a somewhat 
 extra stage mode.  Good luck.

Drill PB-DEX8:
Song: CHAOS
Diff: EXP
Options: x1.5, Reverse
Challenge: Get a full combo on this drill.

Aaaand once you pass this one, that's it.  You've finished Stellar Master 
Mode!  You don't get much for it.  I think you get 10000 Shop Points for 
getting VIP Cards here, but don't quote me on it.

=====================
9M. "Unknown" Songs =
=====================

This is just a little spot where I've dumped info on the "UNKNOWN" songs 
you'll hear during the course of SMM.  They're actual songs, just mostly 
background tunes.

DDRMAX Arcade Credits
Artist: Naoki Maeda
Found: PC-1, GL-1, VE-3
Info: This is the song that plays showing the credits/song list after playing 
 a round of DDRMAX.  Haven't heard it in a while, myself.

DDRMAX Select
Artist: Naoki Maeda
Found: PC-4, RD-3, PI-1
Info: The song that plays when selecting style and difficulty in DDRMAX.  You 
 can hear it in any version of DDRMAX: arcade, JP, or USA.

Little Princess
Artist: Sota Fujimori
Found: PC-EX2, GL-3, PH-EX5
Info: This boppy song plays is from DDR Party Collection (only released in 
 Japan PS2) and plays during "Instruction" or "How To Play".

Feeding Time
Artist: Yuuichi Asami
Found: PC-DEX2, GL-2, GL-5, UG-1, UG-4, UG-EX3, UG-DEX2, RD-DEX6, NI-4, 
 NI-EX6, TL-2, TL-DEX1, PB-1
Info: You'll be hearing this one a LOT.  This cutesy repetitive tune was 
 originally heard during the game of the same name in DDR Extreme USA and 
 DDR Festival.  Y'know, the one in Party Mode.

MY ROOM COMPLETE
Artist: Hiroyshi Kato
Found: PC-DEX4, GL-4, NI-EX2, TL-EX4
Info: This easygoing tune played once you completed Dance Master Mode in 
 DDR Extreme 2 or DDR STRIKE whenever you went to the Awards screen in 
 "My Room".

Bamboo Village 1
Artist: Sota Fujimori
Found: UG-EX1, TL-EX1
Info: From DDR Party Collection, this is the main select tune, where you 
 select style and difficulty.

DDR Extreme 2 LESSON
Artist: Hiroyoshi Kato
Found: RD-1, VE-2
Info: This is the song that plays on the idle "How to Play" in DDR Extreme 
 2 and DDR STRIKE.

DDR Extreme 2 Dance Master Mode SELECT
Artist: Hiroyoshi Kato
Found: RD-2, PI-3, NI-1
Info: On the select screen for Dance Master Mode is this song.

DDRMAX2 Select
Artist: Naoki Maeda
Found: RD-4, VE-1, PH-2
Info: This is the select tune for DDRMAX2 (all versions), more funky than 
 most of the ones before them.

SHOP
Artist: Hiroyoshi Kato
Found: TH-1
Info: This easy tune plays when in the Shop in DDR Extreme 2 or DDR STRIKE.

FUTURE OF MY LIFE
Artist: Yuuichi Asami
Found: TH-2, TL-3
Info: This is the song found in the "Mission Select" screen in DDR Extreme 
 USA.  It was also in DDR Festival.

FESTIVAL WITH YOU
Artist: Yuuichi Asami
Found: TH-4
Info: This is the song in the Party Mode Menu in DDR Extreme USA and DDR 
 Festival.

DDR Extreme Select
Artist: Naoki Maeda
Found: PH-3
Info: This is the main select music in DDR Extreme, all versions.

DDR Extreme 2 Select
Artist: Hiroyoshi Kato
Found: PH-4, NI-2
Info: This is the main select music in DDR Extreme 2 and DDR STRIKE.

******************************************************************************
10. ADVANCED MODE
******************************************************************************

These are the more difficult modes of play.  At the outset, only "Course" and 
"Battle" are available to you, and you'll need to unlock the other options 
through Stellar Master Mode.

==================
10A. Course Mode =
==================

This is a combination of the old Nonstop and Oni modes of play.  You begin by 
selecting your style and character.  After that, you select the "Meter":

Normal: Standard Dance Meter.  This is the "Nonstop" play, where you just go 
 through the songs all at once.

Challenge: Battery Dance Meter.  Step anything but a MARVELOUS, PERFECT,  
 GREAT, or OK and you lose one of your four lives.  Lose all four and it's 
 game over.  After passing a song, you gain back all lives you lost.  This is 
 the "Oni" style of play.

After that, you'll select your course.  There is only one difficulty for each 
course (as opposed to two in previous games), and you can select options for 
the course as well, if the course allows it.  Scoring is done in a similar 
manner to normal, only MARVELOUS steps and OKs are worth full credit, PERFECT 
steps are 2/3rds credit, and GREAT steps are 1/3rd credit.

At the end of your play, your score is ranked next to the maximum possible 
score.  If playing on "Normal" meter, you'll be letter-graded as normal.  If 
playing on "Challenge" meter, you get a percentage-based score.

Also available is a "Create Your Own Course".  You may create ten of your 
own courses using the "ORDER" slots.  They all start at RANDOM and four songs 
long on Standard, but you can change any of these attributes, including 
options in each of the songs.

---

Courses List

* #1 - Sunny Days *
                           Diff.(S/D)
1. SINCE U BEEN GONE         BSC(3/3)
2. Shivers (Radio Edit)      BSC(2/2)
3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun BSC(3/3)
4. Funkytown                 BSC(3/3)

* #2 - SPARKLE *
                                    Diff.(S/D)
1. CENTERFOLD (130 BPM move it remix) BSC(3/3)
2. Shout                              BSC(3/3)
3. L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious) BSC(3/3)
4. Let's Dance                        BSC(4/4)

* #3 - with you *
                        Diff.(S/D)
1. COME CLEAN             BSC(3/3)
2. Do You Want To         BSC(3/2)
3. FRECKLES (KCP Re-Edit) BSC(3/4)
4. Dance, Dance           BSC(4/5)

* #4 - *-STAR- *
                                       Diff.(S/D)
1. Turn On the Music (Axwell Radio Edit) BSC(3/3)
2. Video Killed The Radio Star           BSC(3/4)
3. The Other Side (radio mix)            BSC(4/4)
4. JERK IT OUT                           BSC(5/4)

* #5 - PRECIOUS *
                                                  Diff.(S/D)
1. Battle Without Honor Or Humanity                 BSC(3/2)
2. MR.DABADA (Groove Wonder Remix)                  BSC(3/4)
3. Robogirl                                         BSC(3/4)
4. HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (German Election Mix) BSC(4/4)

* #6 - SuperNOVA *  UNLOCK: Pass three courses.
                      Diff.(S/D)
1. My Only Shining Star BSC(3/4)
2. Star Gate Heaven     DIF(5/6)
3. Mugen                DIF(6/5)
4. Fly away             DIF(5/6)
5. Xepher               DIF(7/6)

* #7 - BeForU For U * UNLOCK: Pass three courses.
All songs by BeForU.
                     Diff.(S/D)
1. PEACE(^^)V          DIF(5/5)
2. GRADUATION          DIF(5/5)
3. KI•SE•KI (DDR edit) DIF(7/7)

* #8 - SLOW DANCE * UNLOCK: Pass three courses.
Relatively slow songs.
                                           Diff.(S/D)
1. Baile Le Samba                            DIF(6/5)
2. Hit 'n' Slap                              EXP(6/8)
3. TIERRA BUENA                              EXP(8/7)
4. PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX) EXP(7/8)

* #9 - NEW WORLD TOUR * UNLOCK: Pass four courses.
Song styles from all over the world.
                                  Diff.(S/D)
1. Tino's White Horse               DIF(5/5)
2. BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND EXP(6/6)
3. Brazilian Anthem                 EXP(7/7)
4. Ska Ska No. 3                    EXP(8/7)
5. TIERRA BUENA                     EXP(8/7)
6. Gamelan de Couple                EXP(8/9)

* #10 - DANCING NIGHT * UNLOCK: Pass four courses.
                                    Diff.(S/D)
1. Fly away                           DIF(5/6)
2. GORGEOUS 2012                      EXP(7/7)
3. CURUS                              EXP(7/7)
4. rainbow rainbow                    EXP(7/8)
5. Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix) EXP(8/8)

* #11 - The Movie * UNLOCK: Pass four courses.
All songs with special background movies.
                     Diff.(S/D)
1. murmur twins        DIF(6/6)
2. DoLL                DIF(6/6)
3. KI•SE•KI (DDR edit) DIF(7/7)
4. Xepher              DIF(7/6)

* #12 - coquettish * UNLOCK: Pass five courses.
If you don't know, being "coquettish" means being a seductive type.
                    Diff.(S/D)
1. MOON               DIF(5/6)
2. Star Gate Heaven   DIF(5/6)
3. HAPPY*ANGEL        DIF(6/6)
4. Love Is Dreaminess DIF(6/6)
5. Baby's Tears       EXP(7/7)
6. TRUE <3 LOVE       EXP(8/8)

* #13 - FREEZE ARROW MIX * UNLOCK: Pass five courses.
Lots of freezes in these songs.
                   Diff.(S/D)
1. Monkey Punk       EXP(6/7)
2. CURUS             EXP(7/7)
3. Knock Out Regrets EXP(8/8)
4. DoLL              CHA(9/9)

* #14 - BIG BANG * UNLOCK: Pass five courses.
                           Diff.(S/D)
1. iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION) DIF(6/6)
2. MOON                      EXP(7/8)
3. LOVE <3 SHINE             EXP(7/8)
4. Ska Ska No. 3             EXP(8/7)
5. CENTAUR                   EXP(8/8)
6. Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix)  EXP(8/8)

* #15 - Japanesque * UNLOCK: Pass six courses.
All songs that are Japanese words.
                        Diff.(S/D)
1. Mugen                  DIF(6/5)
2. KAGEROW (Dragonfly)    EXP(7/8)
3. Gekkou chou            EXP(7/9)
4. MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX) EXP(9/9)

* #16 - JUMPING * UNLOCK: Pass six courses.
Lots of jumps in these songs.
                            Diff.(S/D)
1. Fly away -mix del matador- EXP(8/8)
2. Flow (true style)          EXP(8/8)
3. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL           EXP(7/8)
4. HAPPY*ANGEL                EXP(8/8)

* #17 - NAOKI SuperNOVA selection * UNLOCK: Pass six courses.
All songs by NAOKI.
                                                 Diff.(S/D)
1. BLUE IMPULSE (for EXTREME)                      DIF(5/)
2. CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version) EXP(6/)
3. My Only Shining Star                            EXP(6/7)
4. DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version)              EXP(8/)

* #18 - visual shock * UNLOCK: Pass seven courses.
              Diff.(S/D)
1. RED ZONE     EXP(8/8)
2. Quick Master EXP(7/7)
3. Baby's Tears EXP(7/7)
4. Gekkou chou  EXP(7/9)
5. AA           EXP(9/9)

* #19 - SKIP MASTER * UNLOCK: Pass seven courses.
All songs with lots of gallops in the chart.
                        Diff.(S/D)
1. Tino's White Horse     EXP(8/8)
2. INNOCENCE OF SILENCE   EXP(8/8)
3. No.13                  EXP(9/8)
4. MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX) EXP(9/9) 

* #20 - BossRush episode I * UNLOCK: Pass seven courses.
                                    Diff.(S/D)
1. DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version) EXP(8/8)
2. Love Is Dreaminess                 EXP(9/8)
3. RED ZONE                           EXP(8/9)
4. Xepher                             EXP(9/9)
5. MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix)        CHA(10/10)

* #24 - PLAYER'S BEST 1-4 * UNLOCK: Pass four courses.
Your top four songs in your favorites.
         Diff.(S/D)
1. Song #1 DIF(?/?)
2. Song #2 DIF(?/?)
3. Song #3 EXP(?/?)
4. Song #4 EXP(?/?)

* #25 - PLAYER'S BEST LONG * UNLOCK: Pass six courses.
Your top eight songs in your favorites.
         Diff.(S/D)
1. Song #1 DIF(?/?)
2. Song #2 DIF(?/?)
3. Song #3 DIF(?/?)
4. Song #4 DIF(?/?)
5. Song #5 EXP(?/?)
6. Song #6 EXP(?/?)
7. Song #7 EXP(?/?)
8. Song #8 EXP(?/?)

* #26 - RANDOM SONGS * UNLOCK: Pass five courses.
The four songs will be random.
       Diff.(S/D)
1. ????? DIF(?/?)
2. ????? DIF(?/?)
3. ????? EXP(?/?)
4. ????? EXP(?/?)

* #27 - RANDOM * UNLOCK: Pass seven courses.
These five songs will not only be completely random, there will also be 
 random Options turned on.
       Diff.(S/D)
1. ????? ???(?/?)
2. ????? ???(?/?)
3. ????? ???(?/?)
4. ????? ???(?/?)
5. ????? ???(?/?)

==================
10B. Battle Mode =
==================

This is a new cool two-player mode where you go up against either a human or 
computer opponent and play songs.  While you play, you build up an "attack" 
meter.  Once that's full, an "attack" is unleashed on your opponent.

These attacks include (but are not limited to) turning on any of the Song 
Options (speed multipliers, Hidden, Sudden, Dark, etc.), moving arrows to 
different spots on the Judgment Panel, lowering arrows on the Judgement Panel.

Also, "Shuffle" is automatically turned on, and each player plays a different 
type of stepchart, so you can't just watch the other player's display if your 
chart gets too hard to read.

The person with the highest score at the end of the song is the winner, natch.

===================
10C. Endless Mode =
===================

To unlock this mode, you must purchase all locked songs from the Shop.

The object of this mode is to play for as long as possible on a standard Dance 
Meter.

You'll begin by selecting your style.  Only Single and Double plays are 
available for this mode.  After that, you'll make your Endless Settings: 

Step: Select your difficulty - Beginner, Light, Standard, Heavy, or Random.
Break Stage: Set a break stage after a certain number of songs.
Select Options: Pick your step options as you would in normal play.
Music Program: Set your program of songs that you wish to play, if you wish 
 to only include or disclude particular songs.

====================
10D. Survival Mode =
====================

To unlock this mode, you must purchase all locked songs from the Shop.

This mode is similar to Endless Mode, only instead of a Dance Meter, you have 
a Challenge Meter with four lives.  You'll still be able to select style 
(Single or Double) and your difficulty (Beginner, Light, Standard, Heavy, 
or All).

So, just ignore that gigantic clock in the middle of the screen.

===========================
10E. Combo Challenge Mode =
===========================

To unlock this mode, you must purchase all locked songs from the Shop.

This mode is similar to Endless Mode, only instead of a Dance Meter, you have 
to keep a combo running.  As soon as you break combo, the game's over.  You'll 
still be able to select style (Single or Double) and your difficulty 
(Beginner, Light, Standard, Heavy, or All).

And, for your reference, you have a gigantic combo meter in the center of the 
screen.

******************************************************************************
11. OTHER MODES
******************************************************************************

Here are the rest of the game modes.

===================
11A. Workout Mode =
===================

This mode allows you to observe the calories melting away as you dance.

---

Workout Setting

Weight: Set this and the amount of calories burned will be slightly changed 
 to reflect your weight.

Menu: Set to "Play Time" to play a specific amount of time.  Set to "Calories 
 Burned" and you'll play until you reach that number of calories.  Set to 
 "Program" and you can set your own workout course (like a Nonstop).  "No 
 Setting" will let you have no restrictions.

Goal: Set to minutes if "Play Time" is on Menu, and to a calorie amount if 
 "Calories Burned is on Menu.

Workout Step: With this on, the steps will be set to "Little".

Simultaneous Step: Turning this off will remove jumps.

Program: Select Free to have the normal song list, or Course to access some 
 preset courses the game gives you, or courses you can order yourself.

---

Workout Results

After every song (or at the end of your program), you'll see a Workout Results 
screen where you can see your calorie-related results.  Press Circle to see 
them charted in relation to other day's workouts.

====================
11B. Training Mode =
====================

Select this to pick songs and tackle them on your own terms.  Start by 
selecting a song, then you'll go to the menu screen, where you can select the 
mode (Single, Versus, Double), its difficulty, any song options you want (as 
detailed in the How To Dance section far above), and you may put in any Edit 
Data you wish.

In addition (unlike other modes of gameplay), you can set Assist, which 
allows you to play with any combination of the music, a metronome (which 
marks standard quarter note beats), and a handclap (which claps whenever 
there's an arrow).

Also, you can set the "Music Speed".  Unlike the song option called Speed, 
this actually changes how fast the song goes.  It's good for taking fast 
songs at speeds you can manage.  Adjusting this to a lower amount will 
automatically turn off the music, so you'll need to set the metronome or 
handclap on if you want something in the background.

Finally, you can set what measure the song begins and ends.  The "Start" 
function below it will allow you to quickly change between the measures you 
select and the whole song.

================
11C. Edit Mode =
================

Well, I'm not gonna go through all the possibilities that Edit Mode offers 
here.  Honestly, if you're serious about Editing, you'll probably know to 
read the instructions on this one.  Seriously, there's too much info about it 
for me to justify making a section for it.

******************************************************************************
12. ONLINE MODE
******************************************************************************

Yep.  Still don't have a broadband adapter for my PS2.  I MAY get one now, 
knowing that there are songs that you can only play online.  Of course, I 
still would have to get a gaming router, but all the new systems are gonna 
need one to be fully played, so it's just a matter of time, eh?

******************************************************************************
13. SHOP
******************************************************************************

Okay.  EVERYTHING unlockable in this game has to come through here.  It's not 
enough just to trigger the unlock.  You'll need the requisite number of 
Shop Points to actually be able to use it.

=========================
13A. Shop Point Formula =
=========================

Okay, every song you play starts you with a base amount of Shop Points.  How 
you step changes the amount of points you have, and when you finish the song, 
the Shop Points you've earned are put into your main "account".  While you 
can be reduced to 0 points in a song, you can never reduce the amount in 
your account just through play.

How many points you start with and can earn are based on the step difficulty 
you choose, and the foot rating difficulty.

---

Beginner/Basic: 

BEG: 700
BAS 2: 680
BAS 3: 720
BAS 4: 760
BAS 5: 800
BAS 6: 840
BAS 7: 880
BAS 8: 920
BAS 9: 960

PERFECT: +1
GREAT: +1
GOOD: 0
Almost: 0
Boo: 0
OK: +1
NG: 0

---

Difficult:

DIF 4: 480
DIF 5: 500
DIF 6: 520
DIF 7: 540
DIF 8: 560
DIF 9: 580

PERFECT: +2
GREAT: +2
GOOD: 0
Almost: -10
Boo: -20
OK: +2
NG: -20

---

Expert/Challenge:

EXP 6: 220
EXP 7: 240
EXP 8: 260
EXP 9: 280
EXP 10: 300
CHA 7: 290
CHA 8: 310
CHA 9: 330
CHA 10: 350

PERFECT: +3
GREAT: +2
GOOD: 0
Almost: -30
Boo: -60
OK: +3
NG: -20

---

Course

All courses give a set amount of points for each song you play, which doesn't 
change no matter how well or poorly you do.  You earn those points for each 
song you pass, even if you don't complete the entire course.

Normal Dance Meter: 800 per song
Challenge Meter: 1000 per song

============
13B. Songs =
============

This is the one we all want to know about.  A song is earned by earning any 
one VIP Card in the Stellar Joint that the song's featured in, unless that 
song is a red song.

UGUISU:
Gekkou chou by Asaki (4000)
KAGEROW (Dragonfly) DES-ROW UNION special+r (4000)
BLUE IMPULSE (for EXTREME) NAOKI feat. YUKI (2000)
GRADUATION by BeForU (3000)
iFUTURELIST (DDR VERSION) by AKIRA YAMAOKA (4000)
KI•SE•KI (DDR edit) by BeForU (4000)
LOVE <3 SHINE by RIYU KOSAKA (4000)
The Least 100sec by Hirofumi Sasaki (4000)

Red Dolphin:
INNOCENCE OF SILENCE by nc ft. NRG Factory (5000)
murmur twins by yu_tokiwa.djw (3000)
Ska Ska No. 3 by ANETTAI MAJI-SKA BAKUDAN (5000)
GORGEOUS 2012 by THE SURRENDERS (5000)
PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME (SATURDAY NIGHT MIX) by UZI-LAY (5000)

VELOCITY:
CENTAUR by Jimmy Weckl (3000)
rainbow rainbow by Ryu* (6000)
Baile Le Samba by Big Idea (2000)
Gamelan de Couple by TOMOSUKE (6000)
Love Is Dreaminess by L.E.D.-G vs. GUHROOVY fw/ Asuka (5000)
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL by Love machineguns (6000)
Monkey Punk by Big Idea (6000)

Twin Hearts:
Baby's Tears by MIKI ROBERTS (6000)
Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix) by SySF. feat. Donna Burke (5000)
CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version) by NAOKI with Y&Co. (3000)
Tino's White Horse by Morning Blue Dragon (5000)
BALALAIKA, CARRIED WITH THE WIND by Julie ann Frost (3000)

PiERiA:
Fly away -mix del matador- by Shawn the Horny Master feat. ChiyoTia (5000)
DYNAMITE RAVE (super euro version) by NAOKI with Y&Co. (8000)

PHANTOM:
Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix) by Scotty D. revisits U1 (6000)
MOON by dj TAKA feat. Erika (8000)
Quick Master by act deft (7000)
RED ZONE by Tatsh & NAOKI (9000)
TIERRA BUENA by WILMA DE OLIVERIA (3000)
Brazilian Anthem by Berimbau '66 (2000)

NITRO:
AA by D.J. Amuro (9000)
HAPPY*ANGEL by jun (6000)
Knock Out Regrets by MAKI@TOGO.BAND (8000)
MASTURI (J-SUMMER MIX) by RE-VENGE (9000)
MAX 300 (Super-Max-Me Mix) by Jondi & Spesh (20000, need EX VIP Card)
Healing-D-Vision by DE-STRAD (20000, need EX VIP Card)
CHAOS by DE-SIRE retunes (20000, need EX VIP Card)

THE LAST:
Fascination MAXX by 100-200-400 (20000, need EX VIP Card)
Fascination -eternal love mix- by 2MB (20000, need Diamond EX VIP Card)

==============
13C. Courses =
==============

To unlock new courses, you must play courses.  Once you play three different 
courses, new ones will start cropping up in the shop, then more after each 
one.  Remember, you must play DIFFERENT courses to get the new ones.

After 3 Courses (3000 each)
SuperNOVA
BeForU For U
SLOW DANCE

After 4 Courses (4000 each)
NEW WORLD TOUR
DANCING NIGHT
The Movie
PLAYER'S BEST 1-4

After 5 Courses (5000 each)
coquettish
FREEZE ARROW MIX
BIG BANG
RANDOM SONGS

After 6 Courses (6000 each)
Japanesque
JUMPING
NAOKI SuperNOVA selection
PLAYER'S BEST LONG

After 7 Courses (7000 each)
visual shock
SKIP MASTER
BossRush episode I
RANDOM

=================
13D. Characters =
=================

As you progress through Stellar Master Mode, you can earn PiX costumes, whom 
you can use as a character.  You earn these costumes by getting any one VIP 
Card in the Stellar Joint, or in the case of Tutorial, just completing it.

Tutorial (2000)
Pop Corn (5000)
GLOW (5000)
UGUISU (5000)
Red Dolphin (5000)
VELOCITY (5000)
Twin Hearts (10000)
PiERiA (10000)
PHANTOM (10000)
NITRO (10000)
THE LAST (10000)
PIZZA BOX (20000)

=============
13E. Arrows =
=============

All Arrow skins cost 4000 points, and will stay as they are until you buy the 
2000 point Normal Arrow, or another kind.  Arrows are found in certain drills 
in Stellar Master Mode.  Simply pass the drill and the arrow is available for 
purchase.

Bird Arrow (PC-EX1, RD-DEX4)
Pixel Arrow (PC-DEX5, GL-EX4)
Bee Arrow (UG-2, UG-DEX3)
Diamond Arrow (UG-3)
Clover Arrow (UG-EX2)
Tulip Arrow (UG-EX8)
Morning Glory Arrow (VE-5)
Vic Viper Arrow (VE-DEX6)
Horse Arrow (TH-DEX5)
Lotus Arrow (PI-2)
Small Arrow (PH-DEX6)
Tiny Arrow (NI-DEX6)

============
13F. Modes =
============

These modes are only purchaseable after you buy all the songs.  They can be 
found in Advanced Mode once you buy them.

Endless Mode (10000)
Survival Mode (20000)
Combo Challenge Mode (30000)

=============
13G. Stages =
=============

There's only one to buy, but it's a cute one.  You unlock it by beating a 
Showdown on PIZZA BOX.

PIZZA BOX (20000)

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14. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF
******************************************************************************
============
14A. Legal =
============

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Zdankiewicz.  You may not take it in whole or in part and claim it as your 
own.  You may not alter it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that 
includes putting it in HTML format.  Please don’t post this on your site 
unless you have express consent by me.  I’ve put a lot of time into this.  
Give me some credit.

All songs and their lyrics are copyright their respective owners.  DDR is 
Copyright © 1998-2006 Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo.

Currently, the following sites have permission to post my FAQ:

www.gamefaqs.com
www.gamewinners.com
www.ign.com
www.cheatcc.com
www.cheatplanet.com
www.neoseeker.com

I'm not going to allow people with small personal sites to post this FAQ.  
They may post the link on GameFAQs with all the DDRSN guides, but, trying to 
keep updates, well, updated, I'll only allow large committed sites that I 
trust.

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14B. E-mail Guidelines =
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If you wish to e-mail me, be sure to follow these guidelines:

- Make ABSOLUTELY sure I haven't already answered your question in the guide.
- Make sure it has something to do with DDR SuperNOVA.  I don't want spam, 
chain letters, offers for friendship.  Don't bother me with info on other DDR 
games, really.  I keep my ear pretty close to the ground about such things, 
and I'll probably know about it before you.  Compliment me on the FAQ all you 
want, though.
- Make sure you say "DDR SuperNOVA" at one point in your e-mail.  I have more 
than one DDR FAQ, and I can't always figure the question out without 
specifying what game you're asking about.
- Asking how to beat a song will result in a deletion.  There really are no 
tips to offer for DDR'ing besides what I have in my section.  It has to come 
from your own skill and desire to pass.
- Spell correctly and use proper grammar, please.  If I can't understand 
your e-mail, it'll go to the junk pile.

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14C. Credits =
==============

My beautiful girlfriend, Candice, for her support and understanding.

CJayC and Al Amaloo for having this on their sites.

tsubasa_khi, for helping with song price info.

The members of the GameFAQs SuperNOVA and BEMANI & Rhythm Action boards for 
all their help in making this guide as complete as possible.

Wikipedia, and all those involved, for info on several of the artists.

www.animelyrics.com, for compiling, catalouging, and translating tons of 
lyrics, including those in the DDR games.  Also, Chudah's Corner, for their 
indepensible help in the more obscure lyrics.  Also, the BEMANI Lyric 
Database, for their extensive work.

Konami and the BEMANI studio, for their effort in bringing a superb game to 
the States.

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14D. Version Updates =
======================

Version 0.7 - (10/02/06) - Yeah, I know I have a lot of holes.  Working on it.

Version 0.8 - (10/05/06) - Filled several of those holes.  Finished Twin 
 Hearts in SMM.

Version 0.85 - (10/24/06) - Yeah, I'm real sorry about this, folks.  Okami, 
 work, lots of things kept me from keeping up on this.  Up to NITRO on 
 SMM.

Version 0.9 - (11/06/06) - Okay.  Almost done Stellar Master Mode.  All I need 
 is the DEX Showdown.  I've also added a bunch of courses.

Version 1.0 - (11/19/06) - Done Stellar Master Mode.  

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14E. The Final Word =
=====================

There are some things I miss from the last mix, like the specialized videos 
and Information Mode (My Room), but this is still a great song set, and a 
good progression for the series.

Take care and happy dancing!

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