A popular arcade game in which you must use your feet to press arrows in coordination with what goes on on a screen infront of the player.

On a side note, also a great game.
The Japanese (Konami) are quite ingenious when it comes to unique, and as usual, very popular games. Take Metal Gear for example. It was rated one of the best games of the year back in the day, and still is with the new games and series coming out. DDR does not attract only ugly, pale young males, and no females. In my area there are plenty of both young healthy males and young cute girls that play the game.
"Homosexuals" is definitley the wrong term to be used when defining DDR. When 2 males go up together to play, they do not make contact with eachother nor do they make any sexual reactions to one another.
Dance Dance Revolution is a popular Japanese arcade game.
by Jeff August 10, 2003
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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
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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..."
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An addiction more expensive than crack cocaine.

And yes, in addition to being fairly good at DDR, I can also dance regularly.
Man, I used all of my allowance on Dance Dance Revolution this week. Ah, well.
by Pseudoagony August 18, 2006
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see also ddr

an arcade game (although there are also versions for video game systems) where the player stands on a metal platform with 4 arrows (right, left, up, down). Arrows move up (or down if you have mad skillz) the screen, and when they hit the top the player steps on the corresponding arrow. The steps follow the beat of the music thats playing, which is where they get dancing, even though it doesnt really look like you're dancing (unless, once again, you have mad skillz and can spin and do all this other crazy stuff... takes lotsa coordination). 5 modes - beginner, light, standard, heavy, challenge. Challenge isnt too much different from heavy though. The step patterns and speed of the steps get faster/harder as the modes get harder, lotsa songs are a lot harder than others *cough*LEGEND OF MAX*cough*. really addicting, lotsa fun, awesome game. GO TO AN ARCADE AND PLAY IT, YOU LOOSER!!! =P
by rainynights447 August 04, 2005
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A game that requires endurance, coordination, and good taste in music. Non-players dislike it, primarily because there's no cheap-ass way to cheat.

See also DDR.
"Stupid DDR game. It's so stupid. (inserts infinite life code). Now I can play House of the Dead forever! W00T!
by ranatalus December 17, 2003
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