Dancing Stage is a series of music video games developed and published by Konami. It is a spin-off of Dance Dance Revolution for the European market as well as a few Japanese titles. Games were released for arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Wii.

GamesEdit

Release timeline
1999Dancing Stage
Dancing Stage featuring True Kiss Destination
Dancing Stage featuring Dreams Come True
2000Dancing Stage EuroMix
Dancing Stage featuring Disney's RAVE
2001
2002Dancing Stage EuroMix 2
2003
2004
2005Dancing Stage Fusion
2006Dancing Stage SuperNova
2007
2008Dancing Stage SuperNova 2 (PS2)

EuropeanEdit

Dancing StageEdit

Dancing Stage is a music video game, developed by Konami, released in arcades on March 9, 1999. This game was released as Dance Dance Revolution in North America. It includes 13 songs: nine composed by Naoki Maeda, and four licenses. It uses the Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix engine. In North America, the game received a PlayStation port, which omits "Butterfly" and "Make It Better (So-Real Mix)". Songs in the arcade version include:

  • "AM-3P" by kTz
  • "Boom Boom Dollar" by King Kong & D.Jungle Girls
  • "Brilliant 2U" by Naoki
  • "Brilliant 2U (Orchestra-Groove)" by Naoki
  • "Butterfly" by Smile.dk
  • "Have You Never Been Mellow" by The Olivia Project
  • "Make It Better" by mitsu-O!
  • "Make It Better (So-Real Mix)" by mitsu-O!
  • "My Fire" by X-Treme
  • "PARANOiA" by 180
  • "Put Your Faith In Me" by UZI-LAY
  • "Put Your Faith In Me (Jazzy Groove)" by UZI-LAY
  • "Trip Machine" by De-Sire

180, kTz, mitsu-O! and UZI-LAY and are pen names for Naoki Maeda. Songs with "Groove" or "Mix" in the title require certain criteria to be unlocked by the player.

Dancing Stage Internet Ranking was released exclusively in Europe. It adds another three licensed covers, credited with the original artists:

Dancing Stage EuroMixEdit

This title uses the Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix engine. It includes 28 tracks[1] and can be expanded to a total of 34 tracks with Internet Ranking enabled. Contrary to 3rdMix, EuroMix does not use a PC Card.[2] The game's console port was released for PlayStation on June 1, 2001 and contains 24 songs. It removes the Dancemania licenses and all but one song added in the Internet Ranking version, but adds five Konami Original songs.

Complete song list
Song Artist Note
Licensed songs (arcade and console versions)
"(Mucho Mambo) Sway" Shaft
"I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor from the album Love Tracks
"Magic Alec Presents Resonance" Magic Alec
"More Than This '99" Emmie
"Rushing" Loni Clark
"So Good" Boyzone from the album Said and Done
"Video Killed The Radio Star" The Buggles from the album The Age of Plastic
"Word Up" Cameo from the album of the same name
Licensed songs (arcade only)
"CAPTAIN JACK (GRANDALE REMIX)" CAPTAIN JACK from Dancemania SPEED 2
"DAM DARIRAM" JOGA from Dancemania X3
"DO IT ALL NIGHT" E-ROTIC from Dancemania X4
"DUB-I-DUB" ME&MY from Dancemania 1
"EL RITMO TROPICAL" DIXIE'S GANG from Dancemania SUMMERS 2
"HOLIDAY" WHO'S THAT GIRL! from ZIPmania II
"KUNG FU FIGHTING" BUS STOP featuring CARL DOUGLAS from Dancemania EXTRA
"SO MANY MEN" ME & MY from ZIPmania II
"Stomp to my beat" JS16 from Dancemania WINTERS
"TUBTHUMPING" CHUMBAWAMBA from Dancemania EXTRA
Konami Original songs (arcade and console versions)
"AFRONOVA" RE-VENGE from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"DEAD END" N&S from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"DYNAMITE RAVE" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"END OF THE CENTURY" NO.9 from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"KEEP ON MOVIN'" N.M.R from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"La Senorita" CAPTAIN.T from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"LET THEM MOVE" N.M.R from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"LUV TO ME (AMD MIX)" DJ KAZU feat. tiger YAMATO from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"MAKE A JAM!" U1 from Dance Dance Revolution (JP PS)
"PARANOiA Rebirth" 190' from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"Silent Hill" THOMAS HOWARD from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
Konami Original songs (arcade only)
"20,NOVEMBER (D.D.R. VERSION)" N.M.R feat. DJ nagureo from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"Jam Jam Reggae (AMD SWING MIX)" RICE.C feat. jam master '73 from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"LOVE THIS FEELIN'" Chang Ma from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndRemix (JP PS)
"PARANOiA KCET (clean mix)" 2MB from Dance Dance Revolution (JP PS)
"TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)" 2MB from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndRemix (JP PS)
Konami Original songs (console only)
"BRILLIANT 2U" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"MAKE IT BETTER" mitsu-O! from Dance Dance Revolution
"PARANOiA" 180 from Dance Dance Revolution
"PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME" UZI-LAY from Dance Dance Revolution
"TRIP MACHINE DE-SIRE from Dance Dance Revolution
  • Bold denotes songs added in the Internet Ranking version.

Dancing Stage EuroMix 2Edit

 
Dancing Stage EuroMix 2 arcade machine

This title uses the DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix engine. It includes 68 tracks, of which 52 are new and 16 are Konami originals from EuroMix. EuroMix 2 requires a PC Card and omits the Internet Ranking feature. While it has no direct home port per se, there is another Dancing Stage game using the DDRMAX2 engine, Dancing Stage MegaMix.

Complete song list
Song Artist Note
Licensed songs
"5, 6, 7, 8" STEPS from the album Step One
"AARON'S PARTY(COME GET IT)" AARON CARTER
"CARIBBEAN QUEEN" BILLY OCEAN from the album Suddenly
"COTTON - EYE JOE REDNEX from the album Sex & Violins
"DON'T TRY TO STOP IT" ROMAN HOLIDAY
"I WANT YOU TO WANT ME" SOLID HARMONIE from the album Solid HarmoniE
"LIVING IN AMERICA" ROSE & JOHN from Dancemania SPEED 8
"LOVE YOU LIKE A FOOL" JESSICA FOLKER from the album Dino
"NEVER ENDING STORY (Power Club Vocal Mix)" DJ AC-DC from Dancemania X8
"NEVER GONNA MAKE (FACTORY DANCE TEAM MIX)" MORGANA from Dancemania X6
"NORI NORI NORI" JUDY CRYSTAL from Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 2
"SO DEEP (PERFECT SPHERE REMIX)" SILVERTEAR from The Best Of World Trance FantasiA
"STOMP" STEPS from the album Buzz
"TEST MY BEST" E-ROTIC from Dancemania X8
"That Was Then, This Is Now" HI FIVE from the album Faithful
"The Centre Of The Heart (STONEBRIDGE CLUBMIX)" Roxette from the album Room Service
"THE REFLEX DURAN DURAN from Dancemania 80's TWO
"THE VIBE IS RIGHT" RUBY TURNER from the album The Other Side
"WWW.BLONDE GIRL (MOMO MIX)" JENNY ROM from Dancemania SPEED BEST 2001
Konami Original songs
"20,NOVEMBER (D.D.R. VERSION)" N.M.R feat. DJ nagureo from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"AFRONOVA" RE-VENGE from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"B4U" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"B4U (B4 ZA BEAT MIX)" NAOKI from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"BURNIN' THE FLOOR" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution Solo 2000
"CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (SPEED MIX)" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix
"CANDY★" Luv unlimited from DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix
"CRASH!" mr.BRIAN & THE FINAL BAND New Konami Original
"D2R" NAOKI from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"DEAD END" N&S from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"DESTINY" NAOKI feat.PAULA TERRY from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"DYNAMITE RAVE" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"ECSTASY" d-complex from Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix
"END OF THE CENTURY" NO.9 from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"exotic ethnic" RevenG from DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix
"Groove 2001" Sho-T feat. Brenda from Dance Dance Revolution Extra Mix
"Healing Vision (Angelic mix)" 2MB from Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix (PS)
"HIGHER" NM feat. SUNNY from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"HYPNØTIC CRISIS" Blue Destroyers from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"Jam Jam Reggae (AMD SWING MIX)" RICE.C feat. jam master '73 from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"KEEP ON MOVIN'" N.M.R from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"La Senorita" CAPTAIN.T from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"Let the beat hit 'em!" Stone Bros. from Dance Dance Revolution Solo BASS MIX
"LET THEM MOVE" N.M.R from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"Look To The Sky" SySF. feat.ANNA from Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix (PS)
"LOVE THIS FEELIN'" Chang Ma from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndRemix (PS)
"LUV TO ME (AMD MIX)" DJ KAZU feat. tiger YAMATO from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"MAKE A JAM!" U1 from Dance Dance Revolution (JP PS)
"MAX 300" Ω from DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix
"MEMORIES" NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY New Konami Original
"MY SUMMER LOVE" mitsu-O! with GEILA from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"PARANOiA KCET (clean mix)" 2MB from Dance Dance Revolution (JP PS)
"rain of sorrow" NM feat. EBONY FAY from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"PARANOiA Rebirth" 190' from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"Remember You" NM feat. Julie from Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix
"Secret Rendez-vous" DIVAS from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"Silent Hill" THOMAS HOWARD from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)" 2MB from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndRemix (PS)
"TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX" DE-SIRE from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"TSUGARU" RevenG VS. DE-SIRE from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"VANTIY ANGEL" FIXX New Konami Original
BEMANI crossover songs
"AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL" 8-bit from Dance Maniax
"DXY!" TaQ from beatmania IIDX 4th Style
"Electro Tuned (the SubS mix)" TaQ from beatmania IIDX 2nd Style
"era(nostalmix)" TaQ from beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
"HYSTERIA 2001" NM from beatmania 6thMix -THE UK UNDERGROUND MUSIC-
"never let you down" good-cool from beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
"Spin the disc" good-cool from beatmania IIDX 5th Style

Dancing Stage FusionEdit

Dancing Stage Fusion is the first arcade release to be powered by the PlayStation 2 through a Bemani Python board. Despite the improved hardware, this game has fewer songs than its predecessor. Fusion features 49 songs, of which ten were available in previous Dancing Stage arcade releases, ten are from the arcade release of Dance Dance Revolution Extreme and seven are from older Japanese arcade releases. The remaining 21 songs premiered in Fusion: six are Konami Originals that later appeared in Dancing Stage SuperNova, while 15 are licenses that do not return in later arcade releases, with the exception of "Waiting For Tonight" by P.A.T's reappearance in Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 and Dance Dance Revolution X.

Dancing Stage SuperNovaEdit

Dancing Stage SuperNova used the Bemani Python 2 board.

Console exclusivesEdit

  • Dancing Stage Disney Mix is a direct port of Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix, the American equivalent of the Japanese Dancing Stage featuring Disney's Rave. It was released on September 28, 2001 for the PlayStation.
  • Dancing Stage Party Edition is a port of the American Dance Dance Revolution Konamix, with the addition of 5 licensed songs and the removal of 6 Konami Original songs for a total of 51 songs. It was released on November 15, 2002.
  • Dancing Stage Fever is the second European DDR game to be released for the PlayStation 2, although a port for PlayStation was also released. The PS2 edition uses a recolored DDRMAX2 engine with an aqua blue background complemented with star motifs instead of black and gray, while the PS edition uses a recolored DDR 4thMix engine. Also, the PS edition omits freeze arrows and full motion videos.
The PlayStation 2 edition has 29 songs: 8 licenses, 16 Konami originals (of which 14 are also on Dancing Stage SuperNova for arcades) and 5 Bemani crossovers (of which 4 are also on Dancing Stage SuperNova for arcades). The PlayStation edition only features 15 of these songs: 5 licenses, 8 Konami originals and 2 Bemani crossovers.
All licensed songs, with one exception, are exclusive to Fever. Both Fever releases include "All That She Wants", "Cool for Cats", "One Step Beyond" and "Virtuality" (by VBirds). On the PlayStation 2, these songs feature their music video, except for "Cool for Cats". The "Virtuality" music video notably shows the VBirds members dancing on flying dance pads to the rhythm of the arrows shown on screen.[3] The PlayStation 2 version also exclusively features "Come On Eileen", "Teenage Kicks" (with its music video) and "The Boys Are Back in Town". "Wannabe" was once exclusive to both Fever releases, but it was later included on Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection.
  • Dancing Stage SuperNova 2 was originally meant to complement the planned arcade release of the same name. The arcade version was cancelled, however, making this a console exclusive.

JapaneseEdit

Dancing Stage featuring True Kiss DestinationEdit

Dancing Stage Featuring True Kiss Destination (ダンシングステージフィーチャリングトゥルーキスデスティネーション, Danshingu Suteji Fīcharingu Tourū Kisu Desutinēshon) is the first "Dancing Stage" title of the Dance Dance Revolution series released in Japan and other parts of Asia on July 27, 1999. The Dancing Stage games in Japan all deviate away from the main DDR series of games and for True Kiss Destination, it features a themed set of music by the Japanese group of the same name as well as original music from Konami's in house artists.

On December 9, 1999 Konami released the game on the Sony PlayStation. It was part of their "Dance Simulation" series of titles for the PlayStation.

This game notably includes the songs "Celebrate Nite" and "Sexy Planet", credited to aliases of Naoki Maeda, which returned in Dance Dance Revolution Solo 2000 and later Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix Plus. With the exception of DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix, these songs were subsequently kept in every main DDR release, including the current title, Dance Dance Revolution A20.

Dancing Stage featuring Dreams Come TrueEdit

Dancing Stage featuring Dreams Come True (ダンシングステージフィーチャリングドリームズカムトゥルー, Danshingu Sutēji fīcharingu Dorīmuzu Kamu Tourū) is the second Japanese Dancing Stage video game. The gameplay is similar to Dance Dance Revolution and it has songs performed by the J-Pop group, Dreams Come True.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Konami (31 October 2002). "EuroMIX track listing: new music for 2000". Archived from the original on October 31, 2002. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Konami. Dancing Stage EuroMIX. System 573. Konami.
  3. ^ "vbirds - Virtuality [HD 1080p]". June 17, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "BEMANI SYSTEM 573 ANALOG HARDWARE". Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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