Dance Dance Revolution A20
Dance Dance Revolution A20[a] (pronounced Ace Two Oh) is a music video game, the 16th installment of the Dance Dance Revolution series, and the sequel to Dance Dance Revolution A. The game was released on new, golden cabinets on March 20, 2019 in Japan. A software upgrade for older cabinets for Japan and Asia was released on July 24, 2019, with Korea receiving a localized release on August 1, 2019, and North America on September 24, 2019. A location test in Europe began on October 7, 2019, and ended on March 16, 2020.
|Dance Dance Revolution A20|
Logo for 20th Anniversary Edition
(upgrades use a blue variant instead)
|Series||Dance Dance Revolution|
|Display||New cabinets: 55" (1080p)|
On July 4, 2018, Konami opened a Dance Dance Revolution Twitter account in preparation of the series' 20th anniversary, which was celebrated on September 26, 2018. Dance Dance Revolution 20th Anniversary was announced at JAEPO 2019 as a placeholder. The game was first announced on January 26, 2019 during the Dance Dance Revolution A grand final of The 8th KONAMI Arcade Championship finals.
The game features the notable return of courses, which was removed in Dance Dance Revolution (2013). There are two kinds of courses, only selectable on the first stage: Nonstop and Class. Unlike the previous main Dance Dance Revolution arcade games, courses are accessed from the song selection screen instead of a separate menu, similar to both Dancing Stage EuroMix games. Both Nonstop and Class play four songs back-to-back. All NONSTOP courses can be switched to CHALLENGE MODE if the LIFE GAUGE option is set to RISKY or LIFE4. Class, intended to measure the player's skill, places a stricter rules on the gameplay; the player cannot change Turn and Assist options and is forced to play on the "Grade" life gauge, which starts out full and depletes faster if it goes down. Players are given a martial arts-inspired "dan rank" certification based on the player's chosen course difficulty. Class is available for golden cabinets only and unavailable in Versus Play. With the installation of the blue interface, it's possible to switch languages in-game, including Japanese, English and Korean as options.
The game introduces a new cabinet design based on the Dance Rush cabinet, but colored gold.
The Extra Stage system retains the star requirement introduced in Dance Dance Revolution X3 VS 2ndMix. The player is required to obtain 9 stars in a round to be allowed an extra song, the number of stars of which is determined by the player's grade. Extra Stages can only be obtained in Premium Mode. For players in Asia territories and North America, this requires "Premium Play" to be selected when the game starts. For players in Japan, Premium Play requires Konami's PASELI payment system.
This folder is essentially a replacement for the traditional Extra Stage system of the previous games: the songs in this folder are marked in red and can only be played in Extra Stage.
Summer Dance CampEdit
The Summer Dance Camp event is a collaboration event between Dance Dance Revolution A20 and DANCERUSH STARDOM. From August 8th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019, stamps can be earned by playing either Dance Dance Revolution A20 or DANCERUSH STARDOM. Three stamps are offered once per day, one for the game being played and two for the opposite game. By collecting a certain number of stamps for a specific game, songs will be unlocked for the respective game.
Dance Dance Revolution 20th Anniversary Grand FinaleEdit
The Dance Dance Revolution 20th Anniversary Grand Finale event began on September 5, 2019 and ended on December 31, 2019. By accumulating certain total numbers of score points, CHALLENGE charts for the Dance Dance Revolution 20th Anniversary songs could be unlocked.
Ichika no BEMANI Touhyou Senbatsusen 2019Edit
Ichika no BEMANI Touhyou Senbatsusen 2019 (いちかのBEMANI投票選抜戦2019) is a collaboration event between beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage, Dance Dance Revolution A20, DANCERUSH STARDOM, GITADORA EXCHAIN, jubeat festo, pop'n music peace, SOUND VOLTEX VIVID WAVE, and ノスタルジア Op.2. The event started on September 12, 2019 and ended on October 14, 2019.
The MANIFEST aspect of the event focuses on the total number of votes submitted by BEMANI players. Depending on the number of votes for a specific BEMANI game, certain bonuses will be acted upon in the future.
Dance Dance Revolution Challenge CarnivalEdit
The Dance Dance Revolution Challenge Carnival event began on December 19, 2019 and ended on March 30, 2020, allowing players to unlock challenge charts for 7 songs by collecting a certain number of stamps.
The Floor Infection event between Dance Dance Revolution A20 and SOUND VOLTEX VIVID WAVE ran from February 27 to April 13, 2020. Similar to previous Floor Infection events, by playing SOUND VOLTEX, players can raise a meter, which upon reaching a certain level will unlock a new song in DDR. A total of 3 songs can be unlocked through this event. All past Floor Infection songs are available by default on February 27, 2020.
Ichika no BEMANI Chou Janken Taikai 2020Edit
Ichika no BEMANI Chou Janken Taikai 2020 (いちかのBEMANI超じゃんけん大会2020) is an event held between beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE, Dance Dance Revolution A20, DANCERUSH STARDOM, GITADORA NEX+AGE, jubeat festo, pop'n music peace, SOUND VOLTEX VIVID WAVE, and ノスタルジア Op.3. The event started on May 7, 2020. An end date has yet to be announced.
The DDR SELECTION category retains the features introduced in Dance Dance Revolution A.
The DDR SELECTION category has sub-folders based on different eras of the game, as well as both EXTRA SAVIOR folders "DDR 20th Anniversary songs" and "DDR A x pop'n music peace 20th Anniversaries" for brand-new songs. When playing a song under this category (marked in gold instead of white (a default song), yellow (an unlocked song) or red (an EXTRA EXCLUSIVE song)), the UI will change to match that of one of the games released in that period, including videos based on its original background animations (except for 4 songs of DDR (1st) and 2ndMIX which use their X3 VS 2ndMIX videos) or DDRMAX-EXTREME era's random movies (exc. for CANDY☆, which uses EXTREME videos instead of DDRMAX or MAX2 ones), DANGER animations, scoring changes (Can switch the scoring to SuperNOVA2 score or EX SCORE via operator's intervention), and background images (PARANOiA and DROP THE BOMB (SyS.F. Mix) have updated backgrounds) or banners, if applicable.
Selecting any of two DDR 20th Anniversary songs folders or other category retain the original UI. All options if the user plays with DDR (1st) UI are forced to FLAT and CLASSIC. SCREEN FILTER and GUIDE LINE are disabled. Only SPEED, TURN, Assist and LIFE GAUGE options are changed by the user.
20th Anniversary Edition (Gold)Edit
Dance Dance Revolution A20 was released on golden cabinets on March 20, 2019 in Japan. The release date was first confirmed by a flyer at a Japanese Round One Entertainment arcade on March 3, 2019. The flyer announced that the golden cabinets serve as a timed exclusive on these new cabinets, while upgrade kits released later. The game features revivals of classic licensed songs, NONSTOP and CLASS courses, and new Golden League events. Legend Licenses, Golden League, and CLASS courses are available for golden cabinets only. New cabinets feature a 55" monitor at 1080p; however, the game operates at 720p.
On May 15, 2019, Dance Dance Revolution A20 was imported in the United States at Round One. It ran on the Japanese software until September 24, 2019, when Round One implemented the localized software build in Dance Dance Revolution A20 cabs in the same month that Round One's competitor Dave & Buster's received the localization software build for its Dance Dance Revolution A cabs. On May 29, 2019, Round One confirmed that all of its American locations will receive A20 in the form of imported golden cabinets. This initially introduced the game to 32 locations at the time of release, most of which also feature a localized version of Dance Dance Revolution A. While players are free to select their own location on e-Amusement, the imported A20 cabinets are registered to the Osaka Prefecture in Japan, rather than the player's state.
Upgrade Kits (Blue)Edit
On June 2, 2019, Dave & Buster's vice president Kevin Bachus confirmed that Dance Dance Revolution A20 is receiving a localized software build in North America, which can be installed on existing white cabinets in Canada and the USA. Bachus also announced that his company is considering the purchase of new cabinets. Software upgrades were released to North America on September 24, 2019. The release is unique for being a physical hardware update, requiring an updated license key and USB flash drive installation to upgrade the game software.
Upgrade kits for older cabinets were released on July 24, 2019 in Japan and Asia, with the exception of Korea, which received a localized release on August 1, 2019. The game operates at 720p on both X and white cabinets, and at 480p on legacy cabinets.
Currently, there are 85 new songs of 894 total in 20th Anniversary cabinets in the Japanese release (69 new songs of 878 total in upgrade kits in the Japanese, Asian, and Korean releases, and 68 new songs of 872 total in North American and European releases). All songs that were unavailable in the North American and European releases of Dance Dance Revolution A, with the exception of 5 licenses due to licensing issues, were finally made available in the North American and European releases of Dance Dance Revolution. However, only 1 new licensed song is absent in those regional releases of the game for the same reason.
Songs marked in gold are exclusive for golden cabinets.
|Licensed songs (17 total, 12 total in upgrade kits)|
|"BUTTERFLY (20th Anniversary Mix)"||BEMANI Sound Team "Sota F."||remixed cover of Smile.dk|
tribute to "BUTTERFLY" from Dance Dance Revolution
|"CARTOON HEROES (20th Anniversary Mix)"||nc ft.Jasmine And DARIO TODA||remixed cover of Aqua|
tribute to "CARTOON HEROES (Speedy Mix)" from Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
|"Clarity"||Zedd feat. Foxes||from the album Clarity|
|DECO*27||from the album Conti New|
|"HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW (20th Anniversary Mix)"||nc ft. Kanae Jasmine Asaba||remixed cover of Olivia Newton-John|
tribute to "HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW" from Dance Dance Revolution
|"I'm an Albatraoz"||AronChupa|
|"LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' (20th Anniversary Mix)"||Haruki Yamada (ATTIC INC.) with Bodhi Kenyon||remixed cover of The Doobie Brothers|
tribute to "LONG TRAIN RUNNIN'" from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix and Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
(Mousou Kanshou Daishou Renmei)
|DECO*27||from jubeat festo|
from the album GHOST
|"New Rules"||Dua Lipa||from the album Dua Lipa|
|"No Tears Left to Cry"||Ariana Grande|
|"Party Rock Anthem"||LMFAO||from the album Sorry for Party Rocking|
|"Play Hard"||David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo, Akon||from the album Nothing but the Beat|
|"SKY HIGH (20th Anniversary Mix)"||Haruki Yamada (ATTIC INC.) with Martin Leroux||remixed cover of Jigsaw|
tribute to "SKY HIGH" from Dance Dance Revolution Solo 2000
|"Something Just Like This (Alesso Remix)"||The Chainsmokers & Coldplay|
(Sukina Koto Dakede ii Desu)
|ピノキオピー||from jubeat festo|
from the album HUMAN
|Konami Original songs (37 total, 26 total in upgrade kits)|
|"Ace out"||BEMANI Sound Team "SYUNN"||New Konami Original|
|"ALPACORE"||Cranky||New Konami Original|
|"Avenger"||USAO||New Konami Original|
|"BLSTR"||Ujico*||New Konami Original|
|"Bounce Trippy"||Dustvoxx||New Konami Original|
|"CROSS"||TeddyLoid||New Konami Original|
|"CyberConnect"||Blacklolita||New Konami Original|
|"Dead Heat"||Maozon||New Konami Original|
|"DIGITAL LUV"||ハレトキドキ||New Konami Original|
|"District of the Shadows"||DJ Noriken||New Konami Original|
|"Drop The Bounce"||Hommarju||New Konami Original|
|"ENDLESS"||FN2(Eurobeat Union)||New Konami Original|
|"F4SH10N"||aran||New Konami Original|
|"Get On Da Floor"||DJ Shimamura||New Konami Original|
|"Give Me"||Relect||New Konami Original|
|"Glitch Angel"||lapix||New Konami Original|
|"Golden Arrow"||Zekk||New Konami Original|
|"Helios"||xac||New Konami Original|
|"IRON HEART"||BUNNY||New Konami Original|
|"LEVEL UP"||TORIENA||New Konami Original|
|"Mythomane"||Hylen||New Konami Original|
|"Neverland"||ARM (IOSYS) feat. Nicole Curry||New Konami Original|
|"New Era"||BEMANI Sound Team "Sota F."||New Konami Original|
|"Our Soul"||CaZ||New Konami Original|
|"Procyon"||矢鴇つかさ||New Konami Original|
|"Rampage Hero"||DJ Shimamura||New Konami Original|
|"Right Time Right Way"||KAN TAKAHIKO||New Konami Original|
|"Seta Para Cima↑↑"||BEMANI Sound Team "U1 overground"||New Konami Original|
|"Skywalking"||Nhato||New Konami Original|
|"SODA GALAXY"||KO3||New Konami Original|
|"Starlight in the Snow"||BEMANI Sound Team "劇団レコード" ft.Lisa - paint with stars||New Konami Original|
|"Starry Sky"||DJ Genki feat. Mayumi Morinaga||New Konami Original|
|"Stay 4 Ever"||CHEAP CREAM||New Konami Original|
|"The World Ends Now"||Akira Complex||New Konami Original|
|"This Beat Is....."||Shoichiro Hirata||New Konami Original|
|"Toy Box Factory"||まろん (IOSYS)||New Konami Original|
|"Waiting"||nc ft.NRG Factory||New Konami Original|
|BEMANI Crossover songs (14 total)|
|立秋 feat.ちょこ||from SOUND VOLTEX VIVID WAVE|
|"Crazy Shuffle"||Yooh||from DANCERUSH STARDOM|
|ひまわり∗パンチ||from GITADORA Tri-Boost|
|"DOWNER & UPPER"||BEMANI Sound Team "DJ TOTTO"||from DANCERUSH STARDOM|
(Hoshikuzu no Yoru Hate)
|BEMANI Sound Team "HuΣeR × MarL × SYUNN"||from pop'n music peace|
|"Hunny Bunny"||U1 overground||from jubeat Qubell|
|"I Love You"||O/iviA||from beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS|
|"未完成ノ蒸氣驅動乙女 (DDR Edition)"
(Mikansei no Jouki Kudou Otome (DDR Edition))
|U1 overground||from pop'n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢|
(Mirai (da) FUTURE)
|seiya-murai||from ミライダガッキ FutureTomTom|
|"Re:GENERATION"||TAG feat. ERi||from beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro|
|"Silly Love"||DÉ DÉ MOUSE||from beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE|
|"Small Steps"||かめりあ||from DANCERUSH STARDOM|
|"SWEET HOME PARTY"||劇団レコード||from jubeat prop|
|"Une mage blanche"||Dormir||from REFLEC BEAT limelight|
|HinaBitter song (1 total)|
|Floor Infection songs (3 total)|
|"ΩVERSOUL"||BlackY||from SOUND VOLTEX IV HEAVENLY HAVEN|
Floor Inflection Song#1
|"Firestorm"||ETIA.||from SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS|
Floor Inflection Song#2
|"Lachryma《Re:Queen’M》"||かねこちはる||from SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS|
Floor Inflection Song#3
|Konami Arcade Championship songs (2 total)|
(Ranker Killer Girl)
|中島由貴 × いちか||The 9th KONAMI Arcade Championship Song#1|
|"The History of the Future"||BEMANI Sound Team "U1×TAG"||New Konami Original|
The 9th KONAMI Arcade Championship Song#2
|Ichika no BEMANI Touhyou Senbatsusen 2019 songs (9 total)|
(Saishou Sanbai Kanzensuu)
|DJ TECHNORCH||New Konami Original|
|"Afterimage d'automne"||BEMANI Sound Team "猫叉劇団"||from ノスタルジア Op.2|
|"BLACK JACKAL"||Akira Complex||from DANCERUSH STARDOM|
|"Six String Proof"||BEMANI Sound Team "Yvya × Mutsuhiko Izumi"||from GITADORA EXCHAIN|
|"toy boxer"||BEMANI Sound Team "S-C-U & SYUNN"||from jubeat festo|
|"Trill auf G"||BEMANI Sound Team "dj TAKA"||from beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage|
|"voltississimo"||BEMANI Sound Team "PHQUASE"||from SOUND VOLTEX VIVID WAVE|
(Oh My! Lovely! Sweety! Darling!)
|BEMANI Sound Team "PON" feat.NU-KO||from pop'n music peace|
|Extra Exclusive songs (2 total)|
|"ORCA"||かめりあ||New Konami Original|
EXTRA EXCLUSIVE LEVEL 1
|"Splash Gold"||BEMANI Sound Team "TAG underground"||New Konami Original|
EXTRA EXCLUSIVE LEVEL 2
|Absent from North American and European releases (6 total)|
|ゴールデンボンバー||from Dance Dance Revolution A20|
(Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu)
|cosMo@暴走P feat. 初音ミク||from Dance Dance Revolution A|
(Lost One no Gōukoku)
|Neru||from Dance Dance Revolution A|
(Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl)
|れるりり||from Dance Dance Revolution A|
(Shiawase ni Nareru Kakushi Command ga Arurashii)
|うたたP feat. 結月ゆかり||from Dance Dance Revolution A|
|"The Light"||W&W ft. Kizuna AI||from Dance Dance Revolution A|
Course (コースから題ぶ) mode returns in Dance Dance Revolution A20, making it the mode's first appearance since Dance Dance Revolution X3 VS 2ndMix. Similar to Dancing Stage EuroMix, A20 places course folders in the main music selection screen, and courses display once it is selected. Courses marked in gold is exclusive for golden cabinets and in red is unavailable in the North American and European releases due to licensing issues with "The Light".
|FIRST||1. "HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW (20th Anniversary Mix)"|
|2. "MAKE IT BETTER"|
|3. "TRIP MACHINE"|
|TWENTY||1. "This Beat Is....."|
|3. "Dead Heat"|
|Bounce||1. "Slip Out (bounce in beat mix)"|
|2. "Fly far bounce"|
|3. "on the bounce"|
|4. "Drop The Bounce"|
|2. "La Señorita"|
|3. "Seta Para Cima↑↑"|
|4. "Spanish Snowy Dance"|
|PLANET||1. "SEXY PLANET"|
|2. "Starry Sky"|
|HARD DANCE||1. "Music In The Rhythm"|
|2. "The Light"|
|3. "RISING FIRE HAWK"|
|4. "District of the Shadows"|
Dan (段位認定, Dan Inintei, also known as CLASS) mode is a new feature in Dance Dance Revolution A20, similar to the Beatmania IIDX series and Dance Dance Revolution X's Dance Drill Course mode. They are a series of courses ranked so that each course is harder than the last. Unlike the Beatmania IIDX series though, the starting level in DanceDanceRevolution is 1st Dan (初段). Since July 25th 2019, Dan courses allow for short breaks in-between songs, referred to as "Break Time". Dan courses are exclusive for golden cabinets. Courses marked in bronze requires bronze class in the golden league, in silver requires silver class and in gold requires gold class.
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