Dance Dance Revolution Kids (lost arcade game; 2000)


Dance Dance Revolution Kids
The Dance Dance Revolution Kids arcade cabinet.
The Dance Dance Revolution Kids arcade cabinet.
Status Lost

Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series has been going for the better part of the last 20 years, with it's 20th anniversary coming up in 2018. In December 2000, Konami released DDR Kids, which had a new cabinet and game specifically made for a younger audience. The game was never released outside of Japan. Today, very few of these cabinets are left, and the only known existing cabinet, last accounted for in 2009, was in the hands of an arcade collector who had no intention of dumping the game software.

General Information[1]

  • DDR Kids uses unique hardware, unlike anything used on DDR cabinets prior to or following it.
  • Combo is counted strangely; the first two notes hit in a combo do not count towards the combo.
  • Score is not used.
  • The game has 11 songs, a noticeable drop from the usual amount of songs in an arcade release.
  • Songs are rated from 1-4 using music note icons.
  • There is only one difficulty setting.
  • The usual judgments MISS, BOO, GOOD, GREAT, PERFECT have instead been replaced with POOR, FIGHT, GOOD, and GREAT.
  • The 3D dancer characters are replaced with unique 2D sprites.

Videos

A gameplay video
Another gameplay video

References

  1. "DDR Kids RemyWiki page. Retrieved 17 Aug '16

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

16 months ago
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Aw, man, this is weird but cool! "FIGHT" is a funny judgement, though :P
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Anonymous user #2

15 months ago
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These are the worst graphics I have ever seen in a 2000's arcade game.
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Anonymous user #3

9 months ago
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I'm guessing that the reason as to why DDR KIDS wasn't popular was because their target audience were already playing DDR and DDR 2.

What made DDR popular in the first place was that it was accessible to a wide audience of kids and adults.
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Anonymous user #4

8 months ago
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To be fair dumping the game's files probably wouldn't mean anything, since DanceDanceRevolution and other System 573 games are extremely difficult to emulate and the system 573 capable of running DDR games is extremely difficult to track down.

On that note, do you think "DanceDanceRevolution Karaoke MIX" should have a place on this wiki? There's less traces of that than there is about DDR Kids.
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Falco

8 months ago
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(The Anon#4 comment was from me, please delete that if possible.) To be fair dumping the game's files probably wouldn't mean anything, since DanceDanceRevolution and other System 573 games are extremely difficult to emulate and the system 573 capable of running DDR games is extremely difficult to track down.

On that note, do you think "DanceDanceRevolution Karaoke MIX" should have a place on this wiki? There's less traces of that than there is about DDR Kids.
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Anonymous user #5

6 months ago
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It's not technically lost. There is at least one cab in the wild, that being Sayama Cat's Eye arcade in Saitama.

Also @Falco

Dumping the games files is useful. System573 machines have far better emulation in MAME now. And your comment about a system573 that can run DDR mixes being hard to track down is completely unfounded and wrong. Expensive? Yes somewhere between $200-400; but not "difficult to track down".
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Benjigoo

6 months ago
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This is not rare, my dad has two functioning copies of thtat exact machine
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Ryanskii

6 months ago
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picture
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Anonymous user #6

5 months ago
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video pls
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Anonymous user #7

2 months ago
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The fact that the Digimon Adventure 02 theme is in this game makes me wanna find it even more
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Happy Brian

1 months ago
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Why put "Fight" as a judgement instead of "Fair"? It just seems so silly to me.
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