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Gaming History You Should Know: Dance Dance Revolution Arcade Retrospective April 12, 2016

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.
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Regardless of which continent you live on, if you’ve ever walked into an arcade at any point since the year 2000 you’ve probably seen a Dance Dance Revolution arcade machine in it. Dance Dance Revolution, or DDR for short, is a game franchise created by Konami that is considered by many to be the premiere rhythm video game of all time.  They are comprised of a large stage with foot pads and a metal bar (to prevent players from falling over) connected to a big screen tv and a large set of speakers. The machines are very recognizable and its speakers are capable of blasting out some of the world’s most iconic songs alongside many of Konami’s original tracks.

For a franchise that has been around for over fifteen years, it has sure gone through a lot of revisions.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen the same DDR machine in the same place twice.  But just how many different machines has Konami produced for this franchise, and which countries got them?  Kaylyn Saucedo, who you may know better as the Internet reviewer MarzGurl, decided to document every single DDR machine that came out in arcades.  If you’ve ever been interested in DDR, you should give this video a watch to see what you’ve been missing out.