Dance Dance revolution or simply DDR
for short, is a game that appeared in '99 in Japan. It was illegally exported from japan (which explains why you may see "this machine is only for use IN japan" on many ddr machines in arcades) HOWEVER, Konami
decided to let ddr come to the US legally and worldwide.
The game usually consists of a pad (it may come in different materials such as plastic or metal) with four arrows in a formation of a plus sign. The screen (which is needed to play, genius) appears with arrows of flashing colors going up the screen. The player must press the arrow on the pad in unison with the directional arrows hitting the "bar" at the top of the screen. The arrows may usually go up, but the player has the option of changing the direction of the arrows so it may be able to travel down and the bar's place will change
But in some special versions of ddr, the arrows travel horizontally across the screen. The game has 4 levels of skill: Beginner, Light, Standard, and Heavy, but there is also challenge in which of course, the game challenges you. (durr) When playing the game, some songs basically provide an acid trip for you because of the background images. Sometimes they're freaky as hell, or cute than babies vomiting depending on what song you choose. Also, the arrows and their speed and colors can add to this.
Many times, people make the mistake of playing ddr WAY too much and start to see arrows AFTER they've done playing the game (trust me, i have experienced this like fuck)
DDR has its equal share of haters and lovers. Many times those who hate ddr are *seen* as those who suck at playing the game, NEVER played it, or plain love to antagonize japanese or popular things. But ddr also has many lovers as it has many haters. Ppl seem to play it nonstop ESPECIALLY in arcades, but blow a hella lotta money to play depending on the price. Many times it is seen that many like DDR simply because its japanese but that usually isnt the case. If anyone simply loves ddr simply cus its japanese, then that person is a grade A poser, period.
Doctors and scientists proved that ddr can actually help others lose weight (as long as they play it within their limits and not till they sweat all over the damn machine then slip and crack their head open like an egg) but when DDR first came out, many parents actually tried to ban the game because some songs had so-called "demonic" images in the background of the song. Obviously, their kids have been playing the song Tsugaru or Afronova too much. But hell ddr isnt gonna get anyone possesed so it still lives.
But ddr can cause ppl to do the craziest things (it had a hell of an effect on me! i scared a little girl while laughing crazily on the game! Drop Out makes me do maaad things! didnt effect on my ass though. my ass still jiggles like jeller T__T)
A/N: about ddr n00bs: yanno how they always put their feet in the middle again and again and that helps in no way? (it got nicknamed sticky-feet) i blame that on the bg for beginners. those characters on the pad ALWAYS put their feet in the middle again! the beginners LEARN from that! *cough*