Dance Dance Revolution Kids (found arcade game; 2000)

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Title screen.

Status: Found

Date found: 10 Jan 2020

Found by: iMp

Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series has been going for the better part of the last 20 years, with its 20th anniversary occurring in September 2018. In December 2000, Konami released Dance Dance Revolution Kids, which had a new cabinet and game specifically made for a younger audience.[1] 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.

On January 10th, 2020, the ROM was published on the MAME dumping Google group by user "iMp."

General Information

  • 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 toward 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.


A gameplay video.

Another gameplay video.

Dance Dance Revolution Kids gameplay working on MAME.

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