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*

"Dude, that n00b has stickyfeet."

me:...more like blackanese.
hater: yuh whatever the game sucks its pointless
me: well have you done GOOD on the game?
me: LOL! NO FUCKIN WONDER! *dies of laughter*

public: KEEP DDR PLZ.

stupid classmate: uggggh DDR is soooo last year
me: obviously, you live your life by whats IN and not whats OUT. you ferkin prep. gawd...

me: if you hate Dance dance revolution, dont discriminate about it to those who LOVE it. that's just LOWLY. some ppl hate it with a passion and they just make themselves look so stupid, its just SAD.

by MadCheshire~ March 24, 2006
Dancing game; a marathon of sorts; used to physically exert yourself, and make people at bowling alleys and arcades laugh at you.
"Dude, my heart is pumping after so much Dance Dance Revolution!"
by Leaf-kun March 17, 2005
A fun thing to play with friends. An addiciton to others
Dance Dance Revolution is life.
by Gerbil September 14, 2004
A game that is extremely addicting. Unless you have played other DDR games, even if you unlock all the songs and characters in DDR extreme, YOU WILL STILL SUCK AT THE OTHER VERSIONS OF THE GAME. I still blame it on the programmers for not putting any songs in that have those eighth note steps. Also, that Legend of Max song is nearly impossible unless you're one of those loser people that have no life and play this game constantly. like me.
Guy 1: Hey have you ever played dance dance revolution?

Guy 2: Yeah, I felt like a loser at the arcade though when I failed a beginner song.

Guy 1: I'm right there with you
by Branded for Life June 17, 2005
A game I totally suck at, but I do pretty good on.

Not all kids who play the game are fat, an example is myself.

People who hate it only hate it 'cause they either suck at it or they've never played the game and just hate the music. ;P

Silly anime/video game/etc haters.
Dance Dance Revolution is really fun to play at arcade
by Speedlight July 02, 2003
An arcade game that gets you to lose weight and exercise more while tricking you into thinking it's like any other arcade game.

That's not to say it's not fun.
Dance Dance Revolution is so much fun.
by ~souba~ November 18, 2005
A game involving a lot of stomping, movement, and bright lights that's very effective at drawing witnesses to your end of the arcade if you're someone who likes to show off (see also Marvel vs. Capcom 2). Like a fighting game (or most arcade games for that matter), the best at the game are usually those who can react the fastest to what's happening on the screen. Most arcades have at least one DDR machine or DDR imitation, and it provides very good exercise for people who like to have a mini rave or forget that they're exercising. It's not a good game for people who can't shrug off ridicule.
Various subgroups dislike the game. For example, people who would publicly admit to playing WoW hate it because
1) Play often involves going out during the day... especially to a place like the mall with sunshine and real people
2) There are no levels, thus physical skill and effort must be employed instead of grinding
3) The music isn't quiet, repetitive, and in the background (Actual music at audible volume tends to melt their ears, especially something as assertive as techno or jrock)
4) Your dancing avatar, if present, cannot be a bull/furry or a half dressed elf chick.
5) It carries risk of weight loss (fat is central to their image)
6) Movement is evil unless it's how fast you can click/move your fingers.
7) There are no easy exploits
8) Cute chicks, who tend to like the game because of its uncompetitive nature and who don't care about whether you're horde or alliance, tend to be near or on the game
9) You can't gank your opponent in play... well, you could, but the WoW nerd would probably lose that fight.
Such people don't understand why people would subject themselves to things like a good time with IRL friends so they decide people must like it because it's from Japan.
Others miss the point entirely and think it's about actually learning to or attempting to dance, and for that reason tend to do poorly in the game. Almost all people who are mid-tier or good at the game admit that they can't actually dance.
WoW nerd: Ha, I've grinded a hot level 70 tauren chick on my real game while you waste time on this excuse! Look, it doesn't even save your stats or wins!
Normal Person: Bitch go back to your room.

"Man, my half Asian friend kicked my butt in Dance Dance Revolution... at least I beat that emo in the corner... he went and cried about it."

"Those Mexicans making fun of me in Spanish are terribly distracting... I'm missing arrows..."
by Lady Mephisto April 24, 2008
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