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Dance Dance Revolution

By Julye Huggins

Dance Dance Revolution is still booming, with a slew of clones and tournaments all around the globe. The basic premise according to Wikipedia: Players stand on a “dance platform” or stage and hit colored arrows laid out in a cross with their feet to musical and visual cues. Players are judged by how well they time their dance to the patterns presented to them and are allowed to choose more music to play to if they receive a passing score. Sounds simple but it builds with some intense levels of eye-foot coordination. These popular machines at arcades take a lot of abuse, and there are other home versions with pads and/or consoles for various gaming systems. Here we see the complex footwork of Torontonian “Cloud” stepping to Roppongi Carillon on an In The Groove machine. To see what the screen cues look like, check out the video below.If you are looking for DDR machines on which to practice (including In The Groove), check out this Canadian listing. For those that really want to step it up, there’s a tournament coming up in Newmarket, Ontario on Halloween called Zombie Feet 09.

Learn more: DDR Freak

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