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ddra: MAME ROM Information.


Dance Dance Revolution (c) 1998 Konami.

In Dance Dance Revolution, a player must move his or her feet to a set pattern, stepping in time to the general rhythm or beat of a song. During normal gameplay, arrows scroll upwards from the bottom of the screen and pass over stationary, transparent arrows near the top (referred to as the 'guide arrows' or 'arrow casting'). When the scrolling arrows overlap the stationary ones, the player must step on the corresponding arrows on the dance platform. Successfully hitting the arrows in time with the music fills the 'Dance Gauge', or life bar, while failure to do so drains it. If the Dance Gauge is fully depleted during gameplay, the player fails the song, usually resulting in a game over. Otherwise, the player is taken to the Results Screen, which rates the player's performance with a letter grade and a numerical score, among other statistics. The player may then be given a chance to play again, depending on the settings of the particular machine (the limit is usually 3-5 songs per game).

DDR is often criticized as being rigid and bearing little resemblance to actual dancing. Many players, in order to better focus on timing and pattern reading, will minimize any extraneous body movement during gameplay. These players are commonly referred to as 'technical', 'tech' or 'perfect attack' (PA) players. However, there are those who prefer style over accuracy, and may incorporate complex or flashy techniques into their play movements. Some dedicated 'freestyle' players will even develop intricate dance routines to perform during a song. Technical players will often practice the most difficult songs for extended periods of time, while freestyle players will choose songs on lower difficulty levels, as to accommodate their desires for easier movement.


Bemani System 573 Analog hardware

Main CPU : PSX

Sound Chips : SPU, CD/DA

Palette colors : 65536

Players : 2

Buttons : 6


Released in September 1998.

Many players would tell you that playing at home is an excellent way to practice, and it saves money in the long run compared to playing in the arcade. However, many would also say that a large part of DDR is the experience of dancing in public, and becoming part of a local community. Two players can dance together side-by-side in friendship, the better player offering encouragement to the lesser, or in competition. Crowds may gather while the dance is in progress and become involved. Some players enjoy showing off by looking away from the screen, and dropping to the floor to press arrows with their hands, among other performance techniques.

DDR is a phenomenon around which subcultures of fans and enthusiasts have gathered. Tournaments are held worldwide, with participants usually competing for higher scores or number of Perfects (referred to as 'Perfect Attack' tournaments). Less common are 'freestyle' tournaments, where players develop actual dance routines to perform while following the steps in the game.

Many news outlets are beginning to report how playing DDR can be good aerobic exercise; some regular players have reported weight loss of 10-50 pounds (5-20 kg). One player reports that including DDR in her day-to-day life resulted in a loss of 95 pounds. It is argued however that the cases of significant weight loss have all been stories where a significantly overweight player loses a few pounds, and then becomes motivated to take action to lose weight, including dieting, and regular gym attendance. Although reports of weight loss have not been scientifically measured, a handful of schools use DDR as a physical education activity, and in Norway, DDR has even been registered as an official sport.

Michael Jackson used to own this game (Serial number: 845202229). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


* Shuffle mode : Press Up, Down, Left, Right, Down, Up, Right, Left at the song selection screen (The word 'Shuffle' confirms correct entry). In Shuffle mode, there are new dance steps.

* Little difficulty : Press Left, Down, Right, Down, Left, Down, Right, Down, Up at the song selection screen (The word 'Little' confirms correct entry). In Little mode, dancing is easier.

* Easy mode : Press Down, Left, Down, Right, Down, Left, Down, Right, Down, Up at the song selection screen (The word "Easy" confirms correct entry). Note : Some songs do not have an Easy difficulty.

* Expert mode : Push Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down at the song selection screen (The word 'Expert' confirms correct entry). At Expert difficulty, half of the dance arrows disappear.

* Maniac difficulty : Press Down (x2), Left (x3), Right (x3), Left, Right prior to selecting a skill level (The word 'Maniac' confirms correct entry). Note : To disable Maniac mode, press Up (x8) at the song selection screen.

* Dancers face right : Press Right (x8) at the song selection screen (The word 'Right' confirms correct entry). In Right mode, dancers face right.

* Dancers face left : Press Left (x8) at the song selection screen (The word 'Left' confirms correct entry). In Left mode, dancers face left.

* Mirror mode : Press Left and Right (x8) at the song selection screen (The word 'Mirror' confirms correct entry). Mirror mode will turn dance arrows in opposite directions.


1. Dance Dance Revolution (1998)

2. Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix (1999)

3. Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix with beatmaniaIIDX CLUB VERSiON (1999)

4. Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix with beatmaniaIIDX substream CLUB VERSiON 2 (1999)

5. DDR Best of Cool Dancers (1999)

6. Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix (1999)

7. Dance Dance Revolution USA (2000)

8. Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix Plus (2000)

9. Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix (2000)

10. Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix Plus (2000)

11. Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix (2001)

12. DDR MAX - Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix (2001)

13. DDR MAX 2 - Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix (2002)

14. Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (2002)

15. Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 (2005, Sony PlayStation 2)

16. Dance Dance Revolution with Mario (2005, Nintendo GameCube)

17. Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (2006)

18. Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2 (2007)

19. Dance Dance Revolution X (2009)


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (2001)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.110u2 [smf]

CD-ROM required


- 0.118u5: Changed description of clone '(GC845 VER. JAB)' to '(GC845 VER. JAA)'. Added clone 'Dance Dance Revolution (GC845 VER. JAB)'.

- 0.112u4: smf added the correct hashes for 845jab02 and NO_DUMP's for all the flash roms to clone (GC845 VER. JAB).

- 0.112u3: smf added clone 'Dance Dance Revolution (GC845 VER. JAB)'. Changed description of clone 'Dance Dance Revolution (GC845 VER. JBA)' to 'Dance Dance Revolution - Internet Ranking Ver (GC845 VER. JBA)'.

- 0.110u2: smf added Dancing Stage (GN845 VER. EAA) (Konami 1999) and clones Dance Dance Revolution (GN845 VER. AAA), (GC845 VER. JBA) and (GN845 VER. UAA).

- 12th November 2006: smf - Gone Dancin'. Screenshots from Dancing Stage, Dance Dance Revolution + jp version and Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix.

- 10th October 2005: Guru - DDR 1st mix (black cd) 845JAB02, DDR 1st mix (purple cd) 845JBA02, DDR 1st mix (jade cd) 845AAA02, DDR Solo 2000 (black cd) 905JAA02, DDR Solo Bass Mix (black cd) 894JAA02, DDR 3rd mix (black cd) 887JAA02, DDR 3rd mix (violet cd) 887KAA02, DDR 3rd mix (violet cd) 887KBA02, DDR 3rd mix (pink cd) 887AAA02, DDR 3rd mix plus (black cd) A22JAA02, DDR 4th mix plus (black cd) A34JAA02, DDR 5th mix (black cd) A27JAA02, DDR 6th mix-Max (black cd) B19JAA02 and DDR 7th mix-Max2 (black cd) B20JAA02 arrived earlier this morning in a 'Top-Secret' local deal.

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Romset: 1 kb / 1 files / 150 zip

CD-ROM: 339.1 MB (Compressed: 278.1)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ddra" sourcefile="ksys573.c" cloneof="dstage" romof="dstage">
              <description>Dance Dance Revolution (GN845 VER. AAA)</description>
              <biosset name="std" description="Standard" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="gchgchmp" description="Found on Gachagachamp"/>
              <biosset name="dsem2" description="Found on Dancing Stage Euro Mix 2"/>
              <rom name="700a01.22g" merge="700a01.22g" bios="std" size="524288" crc="11812ef8" sha1="e1284add4aaddd5337bd7f4e27614460d52b5b48" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="700_a01.22g" merge="700_a01.22g" bios="gchgchmp" size="524288" crc="39ebb0ca" sha1="9aab8c637dd2be84d79007e52f108abe92bf29dd" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="700b01.22g" bios="dsem2" size="524288" status="nodump" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gn845aa.u1" size="548" crc="327c4851" sha1="f0939224af706fd103a67aae9c96518c1db90ac9" status="baddump" region="install_eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="845aaa02" sha1="839e2f8698a1561ac364998b8b3158ef0dee6998" status="baddump" region="cdrom0" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8530CQ" clock="67737600"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="spu" name="SPU" clock="33868800"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="cdda" name="CD/DA"/>
              <display tag="gpu:screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused 1" tag="IN1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Screen Flip" tag="IN1" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="V-Flip" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused 2" tag="IN1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Start Up Device" tag="IN1" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="CD-ROM Drive" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Flash ROM" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <configuration name="Network?" tag="IN1" mask="4096">
                     <confsetting name="Off" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="On" value="0"/>
              <configuration name="Security Cart" tag="CART" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="Install" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Game" value="1"/>
              <configuration name="CD" tag="CD" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="1" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="2" value="1"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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