Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released Oct 30, 1999

    Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix is the third installment in the Dance Dance Revolution franchise.

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    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

    Basic gameplay

    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.

    Other features

    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.

    Song List

    Song TitleArtistBasicAnotherManiac
    Boom Boom Dollar (K.O.G. G3 MIX)King Kong & D. Jungle Girls578
    butterfly (UPSWING MIX)smile.dk468
    Captain Jack (GRANDALE REMIX)Captain Jack479
    Dam DariramJoga468
    Dead EndN&S579
    Do it All NightE-ROTIC358
    End of the CenturyNo. 9478
    Flashdance (What a Feeling)Magika478
    Follow the Sun (90 in the Shade Mix)Triple J467
    gentle stress (AMD SEXUAL MIX)MR. DOG feat. DJ SWAN578
    Get Up (Before the Night is Over)Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K467
    Get Up and MoveFreedom247
    Graduisic Cyber (AMD G5 Mix)Big-O feat. TAKA579
    HolidayWho's that Girl!456
    If You Can Say GoodbyeKate Project456
    In the Navy '99 (XXL Disaster Remix)Captain Jack468
    It Only Takes a Minute (Extended Remix)Tavares356
    Jam Jam Reggae (AMD SWING MIX)Rice. C feat. Jam Master '73278
    La SeñoritaCaptain T467
    Luv to Me (AMD Mix)DJ Kazu feat. Yamato478
    Mr. Wonderfulsmile.dk467
    Oh Nick Please Not So QuickE-ROTIC457
    Operator (Two Gees Mix)Papaya357
    Rock BeatLoud Force478
    Silent HillThomas Howard267
    So Many MenMe & My356
    The RaceCaptain Jack357
    Turn Me On (Heavenly Mix)E-ROTIC467
    Upside DownCoo Coo357
    Vol. 4Raver's Choice468
    Wonderland (UKS Mix)X-Treme467
    XanaduThe Olivia Project146

    3rdMix PLUS Songlist:

    Song TitleArtistBasicAnotherManiac
    After the Game of LoveNPD3145
    Ba KkwoLee Jung Hyun467
    Bu DamBack Ji Young347
    Bumble BeeBambee357
    Cutie ChaserClub Spice347
    Drop the BombScotty D.456
    Gimme Gimme GimmeE-ROTIC346
    Hero (KCP Discotique Mix)Papaya346
    La Señorita Virtual2MB788
    Sung SukSpace A357
    Tell Me Tell MeS#ARP356
    think ya better DsAmi345
    TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)2MB678
    WALee Jung Hyun356

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