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Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix, or 2ndMix, is the 2nd game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. It was released as an arcade game by Konami on January 19, 1999. Although only officially released in Japan, units exist worldwide. It has a total of 36 songs: ten from the original Dance Dance Revolution arcade game and 26 all-new songs.

GameplayEdit

The core gameplay and scoring system of 2ndMix is the same as the previous version of Dance Dance Revolution.

The arrows in 2ndMix do not have different color-cycles based on their time signature. The "Vivid" arrow colors familiar to players of later mixes were not introduced until the club versions.

Link VersionEdit

Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Link Version, released on April 21, 1999, introduced the ability for players to save high scores and play custom step edits using their PlayStation memory cards. A player would first need to format the memory card with "Link Data" using the home version of 2ndMix, and then insert the card into one of two slots on the front of the arcade cabinet. Link Version includes 5 new songs, in addition to the full 2ndMix song list. After the release of Link Version, Link Data features had been implemented in every future DDR version until Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (which was originally said to contain support for PlayStation 2 memory cards, but the functionality was removed), which has new network support over e-Amusement for saving statistics and unlocks.

Home versionsEdit

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Dance Dance Revolution 2ndReMix, the home version of 2ndMix, was released in Japan on September 2, 1999, for the Sony PlayStation. It includes 34 songs, seven of which are new to this version and are hidden and unlockable. Two of the hidden songs were previews of the next arcade version, Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix and can only be played on Basic difficulty.

The home version has the ability to Disc Change to 1st and Append Club Version. It also allows to unlock features in previous mixes such as the Nonstop Ranking from 3rd Mix. The interface is still the same as the one used in 2ndMix.[1][2][3]

On February 17, 2000, Konami released a version of Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix for the Dreamcast console. It features 43 songs, seven of which are hidden and unlockable. The song list includes seven songs from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix.[4]

A few of the songs in 2ndMix were included in the North American version of Dance Dance Revolution for the PlayStation.[5]

MusicEdit

Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMIX Songs

SoundtrackEdit

The original soundtrack for 2ndMix was produced by Toshiba EMI under their Dancemania dance music brand. It featured 32 of the songs in the game. It also came with a second disk that featured a "Nonstop Megamix" with the various songs mixed together in succession. It was released on April 28, 1999. Toshiba EMI also announced that they will re-release the original soundtrack to promote the release of Dance Dance Revolution X3 VS 2ndMIX (in which the game include DDR 2ndMIX) on November 30, 2011.

ReceptionEdit

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the PlayStation version of the game a 31 out of 40,[6] and the Dreamcast version a 30 out of 40.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Japan's PS Ver. "DDR" (2ndReMIX DISC CHANGE)
  2. Japan's PS Ver. "DDR 2ndReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON vol.1"
  3. Japan's PS Ver. "DDR 2ndReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON vol.2"
  4. DDR 2nd Mix: Dreamcast Edition
  5. DDR USA: Playstation Version
  6. プレイステーション - Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMIX. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.21. 30 June 2006.
  7. ドリームキャスト - Dance Dance Revolution 2nd MIX Dreamcast Edition. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.51. 30 June 2006.

External linksEdit

DanceDanceRevolution Arcade Games
Main Arcade Series DDR (1998)DDR 2ndMIXDDR 3rdMIXDDR 4thMIXDDR 5thMIXDDRMAXDDRMAX2DDR EXTREMEDDR SuperNOVADDR SuperNOVA2DDR XDDR X2DDR X3 VS 2ndMIXDDR (2013)
Spinoffs DDR CLUB KITDDR 2ndMIX CLUB VERSIONDDR Solo BASS MIXDDR Solo 2000
Foreign Releases DS EuroMIXDS TKDDS DCTDancing StageDDR USADS Disney's RAVEDS EuroMIX2DS Fusion

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