Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix (DDR 3rdMix) is the third iteration of the Dance Dance Revolution series. This dance game featured a soundtrack with a stronger Eurobeat emphasis than previous versions as a response to the Japanese audience's warm reception to Eurobeat and Eurodance.
DDR 3rdMix along with its predecessor, Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMIX would go on to serve as a basis for the franchise's first official North American release, Dance Dance Revolution USA.
Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix was never released out of Japan, but many arcade machines and PlayStation game copies can be found worldwide. The actual release date in Japan was October 30, 1999 for the arcade version, and June 1st, 2000 for the PlayStation version.
In March of 2000, two Korean arcade versions of 3rd Mix were released, known as "verKorea1" and "verKorea2." They added 7 and 9 new songs respectively.
In June 21, 2000, KCET re-released 3rdMix with a harder mode for dancing (maniac) and 23 additional songs: 14 new ones, 7 from the first Korean version of the game and 2 from the DDR 2ndMix.
Gameplay & Features
See also: Dance Dance Revolution gameplay
Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix features the same gameplay as its predecessors. The player steps on the panels of a four-panel dance pad to match on-screen arrow cues in time with music. Once a song is finished, the player is scored and given a grade based on how accurate and consistent their dancing was.
3rdMix introduced color-coded arrows, making it easier for the player to distinguish between quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and triplet notes. This "vivid mode" staggers the arrows' animation cycle so that no two types of notes are ever the same color. "Flat mode," the older presentation of arrows, is included as a gameplay modifier for added challenge.
Additional game modes
A second player can join and play one of two modes: Versus and Unison. Versus pits two players against each other in a competition for the highest score. However, players can choose different difficulties for added accessibility. Unison is a cooperative mode in which two players read arrows from one shared stream (as opposed to the separate streams of versus). Yellow arrows must be pressed by both players, blue arrows must be pressed by player one, and red arrows must be pressed by player two.
Nonstop mode is available for one or two players, and presents players with sets of four songs that must be played back-to-back.
Double mode is a single-player mode that makes use of two dance pads for more advanced play.
Diet mode is a PlayStation-exclusive mode that presents the player with an approximation of the calories they've burned during gameplay.
Like Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix on the PlayStation, the PlayStation version of 3rd Mix features an Edit Mode that allows players to create their own stepcharts for any song in the game.
Paint Mode is exclusive to the PS1 3rd Mix, and it allows players to draw their own in-game arrows.
Console players can also create their own Nonstop courses in Nonstop Order mode.
Certain 3rdMix arcade machines feature PlayStation memory card slots. Players can use their memory cards to export data from the Nonstop Order, Edit, and Paint modes for arcade play.
DDR 3rdMix also has some PocketStation functionality.
|Boom Boom Dollar (K.O.G. G3 MIX)||King Kong & D. Jungle Girls||5||7||8|
|butterfly (UPSWING MIX)||smile.dk||4||6||8|
|Captain Jack (GRANDALE REMIX)||Captain Jack||4||7||9|
|Do it All Night||E-ROTIC||3||5||8|
|End of the Century||No. 9||4||7||8|
|Flashdance (What a Feeling)||Magika||4||7||8|
|Follow the Sun (90 in the Shade Mix)||Triple J||4||6||7|
|gentle stress (AMD SEXUAL MIX)||MR. DOG feat. DJ SWAN||5||7||8|
|Get Up (Before the Night is Over)||Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K||4||6||7|
|Get Up and Move||Freedom||2||4||7|
|Graduisic Cyber (AMD G5 Mix)||Big-O feat. TAKA||5||7||9|
|Holiday||Who's that Girl!||4||5||6|
|If You Can Say Goodbye||Kate Project||4||5||6|
|In the Navy '99 (XXL Disaster Remix)||Captain Jack||4||6||8|
|It Only Takes a Minute (Extended Remix)||Tavares||3||5||6|
|Jam Jam Reggae (AMD SWING MIX)||Rice. C feat. Jam Master '73||2||7||8|
|La Señorita||Captain T||4||6||7|
|Luv to Me (AMD Mix)||DJ Kazu feat. Yamato||4||7||8|
|Oh Nick Please Not So Quick||E-ROTIC||4||5||7|
|Operator (Two Gees Mix)||Papaya||3||5||7|
|Rock Beat||Loud Force||4||7||8|
|Silent Hill||Thomas Howard||2||6||7|
|So Many Men||Me & My||3||5||6|
|The Race||Captain Jack||3||5||7|
|Turn Me On (Heavenly Mix)||E-ROTIC||4||6||7|
|Upside Down||Coo Coo||3||5||7|
|Vol. 4||Raver's Choice||4||6||8|
|Wonderland (UKS Mix)||X-Treme||4||6||7|
|Xanadu||The Olivia Project||1||4||6|
3rdMix PLUS Songlist:
|After the Game of Love||NPD3||1||4||5|
|Ba Kkwo||Lee Jung Hyun||4||6||7|
|Bu Dam||Back Ji Young||3||4||7|
|Cutie Chaser||Club Spice||3||4||7|
|Drop the Bomb||Scotty D.||4||5||6|
|Gimme Gimme Gimme||E-ROTIC||3||4||6|
|Hero (KCP Discotique Mix)||Papaya||3||4||6|
|La Señorita Virtual||2MB||7||8||8|
|Sung Suk||Space A||3||5||7|
|Tell Me Tell Me||S#ARP||3||5||6|
|think ya better D||sAmi||3||4||5|
|TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)||2MB||6||7||8|
|WA||Lee Jung Hyun||3||5||6|