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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.
    
    ===================================
    3D. Dancing Tips for the Beginner =
    ===================================
    
    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.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    6. BEMANI CROSSOVERS (Green Songs)
    ******************************************************************************
    
    These songs are taken from other BEMANI games, and DDR SuperNOVA Arcade was 
    their first appearance in the DDR world.
    
    ========
    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.
    
    =====================================================
    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.
    
    =============
    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.
    
    ===========
    6D. CURUS =
    ===========
    
    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.
    
    ========================================
    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.
    
    =================
    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".
    
    =================
    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.
    
    =========================
    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.
    
    ===========
    6J. Mugen =
    ===========
    
    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".
    
    ==================
    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.
    
    ===========
    6L. No.13 =
    ===========
    
    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".
    
    ==================
    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".
    
    =====================
    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.
    
    ==============
    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.
    
    ===================
    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.
    
    ==================
    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.
    
    ========================
    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".
    
    ============
    6S. Xepher =
    ============
    
    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.
    
    ******************************************************************************
    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.
    
    ====================
    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.
    
    ======================================
    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".
    
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    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.
    
    ==========
    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.
    
    ==================
    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.
    
    ========================
    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.
    
    =================
    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 =
    ======================
    
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    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.
    
    ================================
    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.
    
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    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.
    
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    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.
    
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    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ---
    
    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.
    
    ---
    
    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)
    
    ******************************************************************************
    14. STANDARD GUIDE STUFF
    ******************************************************************************
    ============
    14A. Legal =
    ============
    
    This FAQ was made 100% by me, and is Copyright © 2006 Scott "CyricZ" 
    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.
    
    ========================
    14B. E-mail Guidelines =
    ========================
    
    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.
    
    ==============
    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.
    
    ======================
    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.  
    
    =====================
    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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