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Dance Dance Revolution

Filed under: Health and Fitness,Reviews,Video Games — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Ok, it’s time to admit it. I’m completely addicted. I played for forty minutes this morning and I’m contemplating rushing home from work to play some more. I played for an hour yesterday morning and I still hopped on the pad in the evening to see if I could finally get a better grade on Secret Rendezvous.

I thought it had a bug. I got an A on Secret Rendezvous, but when I went to the high scores, it showed my old grade of a B. I backed out of the game to the beginning and played it again. I got another A, but it still didn’t save my score. So, I backed completely out of the game, turned off the console, restarted and played again. This time I got the amazing score of AA, but it STILL didn’t save my score!

After logging onto the forums and talking to the DDR obsessive compulsives with more experience than I have, I found out that DDR Ultramix doesn’t have a bug. It saves the highest score, not the highest grade. Apparently, it’s possible to get a B with a higher numerical score than an impressive AA performance. Somehow those two items aren’t inherently linked. I’m glad to know that there are people out there who are more obsessed than me.

Now, can anyone explain to me why the Workout Mode has different steps for the songs than the Game Mode? And, what am I going to do when I finish unlocking all the songs, pass them all off with AAA grades at all levels and finish all the downloadable Song Packs? Maybe I’ll be obsessed with something else by then.


1 Comment »

  1. Re: workout mode

    I’m not sure how it works on Xbox, but on the PS2 versions of DDR there are some settings for the level of the difficulty of the stpes in workout mode, above and beyond the regular light, standard, heavy. Somewhere in the initial workout mode screen (where you set your goals, weight, etc) there will be a setting for something like “workout step”. changing that will make the song more like the regular game steps, though you may have to change another setting to allow the freeze arrows. The thinking for disabling the freeze arrows is that you can’t move while frozen, and that doesn’t burn calories.

    Comment by Andrew Brannan — 8/10/2004 @ 8:34 am

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