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Old 04-02-2006, 11:26 PM   #1
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Hey all!!

First of all, thanks to everyone around here for making this board such a nice place. I've lurked for a while, and yet I feel like home

Back on topic: my girlfriend has played an arcade version of Dance Dance Revolution once, and she loved it. We'd like to buy the game, but I'm puzzled by a few things...

1) Which version of the game is the best? I know there are tons, and for a ton of systems... The thing is, I don't own anything more recent than a SNES (except for my PC, luckily . I don't mind buying a new console, but if a PSX game is as fun as its XBox equivalent, then I'll certainly prefer the PSX one. I'm cheap.

2) I believe the games come without dancing pads. Is there a particular model I should buy?

Thanks for your time!
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:40 PM   #2
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i say get the PS2 versions (Max, Max2, konamix, Extreme, and Extreme 2.) also you can get the older PSX games after (which i think are mix 3-6 on the PSX) . personally i like Extreme the best.

For dance pads, go with the fullmetal pads if your ready to drop some cash, those last the longest and usually come with the back bar, which makes it easier to do some moves. the professional pads can run you around 500

moderate prices are the firm pads, which are made out of hard rubber, or thick padding. these also last long, but dont buy from naki, i've had 3 D.O.A. pads from them. the price veries from material to material, usually around 100 - 200

the ones that are the cheapest are the roll out mats, which are made from thin plastic. these hurt my feet after awhile if i'm doing it barefoot, they offer no protection from the ground, and if you jump around too much the shock starts to get to you. these run from $20 - 75 or so.

all prices are estimations and are in usd. you can get a better range from places like playasia.com and liksang.com
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:52 AM   #3
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> 2) I believe the games come without dancing pads. Is there a
> particular model I should buy?
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> Thanks for your time!
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One of the forum members here, icenine0, is part of a company that builds custom dance platforms. They're awesome form what I've heard. He could probably give you more info if you PMed him.
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:51 AM   #4
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I have Max and Extreme 2. I have to say that my favorite one is Extreme 2 so I would recommend getting that one. If your hard core about DDR get the metal pad but if your not that much into it get a regular one. You can normally find them at your local video game store.

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:30 AM   #5
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> 2) I believe the games come without dancing pads. Is there a
> particular model I should buy?

Well, my niece really likes those games, and she has the PS2 games which seem to be really good (Extreme and Extreme 2). I'd say that the roll out mats work pretty well, and are relatively cheap, which is what you said you were going for. However, if you stomp on them for an extended period of time (really slamming your foot down) they'll quit working. The best way is not to slam your foot onto the rollout pads, since they're usually pretty sensitive, you can usually do the moves with ease. If you're on a hard wood floor you have to step a bit harder to get it to register, as a carpeted floor allows for more cushion so you don't have to step as hard.
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Old 04-05-2006, 02:37 PM   #6
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Thank you all, you've been really helpful!
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:52 PM   #7
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> One of the forum members here, icenine0, is part of a
> company that builds custom dance platforms.


Isnt that company called Red Octane? They make dance pads all around the world now and other acc.
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:33 PM   #8
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Actually, that's our horrible arch nemesis (notreally). I work for http://www.cobaltflux.comCobalt Flux</A>. We're like Coke and Pepsi.

Confidentially, you can get Octane's boards at Lik-Sang et al. for about 1/2 to 1/3 as much. The amount they mark those things up is pretty amazing.

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