Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova

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Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA
Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova PS2.jpg
North American PlayStation 2 version cover art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Dance Dance Revolution
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation 2
ReleaseArcade
  • EU: April 28, 2006
  • NA: May 15, 2006
  • JP: July 12, 2006
PlayStation 2
  • NA: September 26, 2006
  • JP: January 25, 2007
  • EU: April 27, 2007
Genre(s) Music, exercise
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade system Bemani Python 2

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (ダンスダンスレボリューションスーパーノヴァ, Dansu Dansu Reboryūshon Sūpānova), released in Europe as Dancing Stage SuperNova, is an arcade and PlayStation 2 game in the Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) series of music video games. It was produced by Konami and released through Betson Enterprises. The game was released in Europe on April 28, 2006, followed shortly by a North American release on May 15 and a Japanese release on July 12.

Contents

It is the first DDR game released for the arcades since Dance Dance Revolution Extreme three years before, although there had been steady releases of DDR games for consoles in the interim. Instead of Bemani System 573 Digital, the arcade version was built using the PlayStation 2-based Bemani Python 2, which results in higher-quality graphics and superior sounds than previous games. Unlike previous DDR arcade releases, all versions have the same features and song list. It is the ninth arcade release in Japan, the fifth arcade release in Europe, and the third arcade release in North America.[ citation needed ]

Gameplay

The game retains the same core gameplay of the series. During gameplay, arrows scroll from the bottom to the top of the screen towards stationary arrows known as the "Step Zone". Once they reach the zone, players step on the dance pad corresponding to the arrows and the game will then judge the accuracy of the timing. The rankings are as follow: "Marvelous", "Perfect", "Great", "Good", "Almost", and "Boo". The last two rankings are taken from the North American games and differ from the ones used for DDR Extreme, which respectively has "Boo" and "Miss".

There are also changes in modifiers. The game adds the option to turn off jumps. In addition to "Flat" (all arrows are the same color), and "Rainbow" (brightly colored arrows taken from Dance Dance Revolution Solo , previously named "Solo"), a "Note" arrow option is added, which recolors the arrows based on timing (e.g. red for 1/4 beat arrows, blue for 1/8 beat arrows, etc.). "Little", which removes all non-quarter beat arrows, has been renamed "Cut".

Aesthetic changes include the renaming of three difficulty options: "Light", "Standard", and "Heavy" to "Basic", "Difficult", and "Expert", respectively. The song selection screen is still displayed in the form of a song wheel, but all difficulties are now displayed at once, instead of having to be highlighted separately. Instead of pre-rendered videos, songs are set to randomly generated characters dancing in several backgrounds, though certain songs may replace them with pre-rendered videos instead.

Instead of a difficulty option shown after selecting play styles, the game presents a mode selection offering eight options: "Tutorial", "Easy", "Medium", "Difficult", "All Music", "Nonstop", "Challenge", and "Battle". Tutorial is a new addition: it teaches first-time players on the basics of the game, before offering them a chance to play a song out of a limited selection in Beginner difficulty. Easy, Medium, and Difficult modes take players to normal gameplay but restrict them to a limited selection of songs based on their difficulty. As the name indicates, the entire song list can only be accessed through the All Music mode. Nonstop and Challenge modes, retained from previous games, can also be accessed through the same mode selection. Finally, the game introduces "Battle" mode, a gimmick-based gameplay in which opposing players compete by sending modifiers to mess up each other's playthrough.

DDR SuperNova is the first in the series to support e-Amusement functionality. The service is used for Internet Ranking, updates, and content delivery. The service is not available outside of Asia. In addition, it was supposed to feature Link Data, designed to provide connectivity between the arcade and PS2 versions of the game, by means of a PS2 memory card. The reader was depicted in arcade flyers, but it was never released. This feature already existed in Dance Dance Revolution Extreme and several earlier releases, but used original PlayStation memory cards and readers instead, which SuperNova does not support. Supplier issues with Sony forced Konami to cancel the functionality. To compensate, Konami offered a coupon or soundtrack sampler for customers in North America who purchased the game in 2006. [1]

Extra Stage

The game retains the Extra Stage system introduced in DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix . Scoring AA or better in the final stage on Expert or Challenge difficulty will net access to Extra Stage. A new boss song will be added, though players may choose any song for Extra Stage. Unlike in DDR Extreme, players are free to choose any difficulty, instead of being locked to Expert. What boss song they get depends on which game mode they selected; selecting Easy or Medium modes will add "Healing-D-Vision", while selecting Difficult or All Music modes will add "Fascination MAXX" and "Fascination (eternal love mix)". Regardless of which song they choose, they are forced to play it with several options turned on, including 1.5x speed, "Reverse" scroll (arrows come from top to bottom instead of the opposite), and "Rainbow" arrow option. The dance meter starts full and cannot be replenished if it goes down.

If players manage to pass "Healing-D-Vision" and "Fascination MAXX" in Extra Stage, they will gain access to One More Extra Stage. The only song available for selection is "CHAOS". During this stage, players are forced to play in Sudden Death dance meter, in which a single Good, Almost, Miss, or N.G. judgment will immediately end the game. All options are disabled.

Release

The game was released in North America on May 15, 2006, with the first confirmed sighting at Disneyland in Anaheim, California at the Tomorrowland Starcade. Its release in Japan was delayed slightly so that the game software could be updated to fix the reported timing issues, and was later released with an extra song (the aforementioned remix of Flow) in late July 2006.[ citation needed ]

Sequel

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2, sometimes abbreviated as DDR SN2, was released on August 22, 2007 by Konami to Japanese arcades and on February 21, 2008 for the PlayStation 2 counterpart. In North America, a slightly different PlayStation 2 version was released first on September 25, 2007 before that region's arcade release on January 17, 2008. It is the final arcade release to be powered by the PlayStation 2 by means of the Python 2 arcade board.

SuperNova 2 features some changes to the series. It introduces a new scoring system that is retained in all future installments. The score cap is 1,000,000 and factors in Marvelous timing, making it an integral part of the gameplay instead of being restricted to courses. A full combo is not a prerequisite for AA or AAA ratings, which are now determined solely by score.

The game adds several new options, including 0.25x and 0.5x speed, Brake (arrows slow down when they are about to reach the Step Zone) and Wave (arrows bounce up and down as they reach the Step Zone, similar to a wave). Aesthetic additions include unique arrow shapes, character cut-ins which happen if players reach certain combo milestones, and a small marquee which displays the song title and artist during gameplay. It is also one of the few arcade DDR games which provides everyone with a character select screen before the gameplay proper; later games would restrict this to e-Amusement players. The mode selection from SuperNova has been simplified to offering just six options; Easy, Medium, and Difficult modes are replaced with "Beginner", which provides a limited selection of the song list, while All Music is renamed "Standard".

While the first SuperNova introduced e-Amusement in a limited fashion, the service is taken to its full advantage in SuperNova 2, a practice that would be replicated in future games. E-Amusement players are given additional information and stats and could participate in limited-time events. The game has a vast amount of post-release content delivered through e-Amusement up to a year after release. Since the service continues to be unavailable outside of Asia, Konami compensated this by sending codes to arcade operators which can be entered to unlock in-game content.

Extra Stage

The game overhauls the Extra Stage system. Scoring A or better on any song prior to Final Stage will add a new boss song for that stage. Getting A will only unlock the boss song's difficulty corresponding to the one played on the required song, while getting AA or better will unlock all difficulties except for Challenge. Getting AA or better on the boss song will net players access to Extra Stage, which adds another boss song. Unlike previous games, players may change options for Extra Stage, though the dance meter will be limited to a non-renewable battery with up to 4 bars, the amount of which depends on the score attained during Final Stage. If they score AA or better on that boss song, the player will net access to Encore Extra Stage ("One More Extra Stage" in previous games). In yet another deviation, players may choose any song and set options, but their dance meter will still be set to "Sudden Death", in which scoring Good, Almost, Boo, or N.G. will end the game.

The game added and shuffled through the boss songs using e-Amusement. In the initial release, the Final, Extra, and Encore Extra Stages added the songs "Unreal", "NGO", and "Trip Machine PhoeniX", respectively. Later on, "PARANOiA (HADES)", "Pluto", and "Pluto Relinquish" were added in Encore Extra Stage while the others shuffled backwards. For example, when "PARANOiA (HADES)" was the Encore Extra Stage song from September 27 to December 26, 2007, "Trip Machine PhoeniX" was downgraded to Extra Stage, "NGO" was downgraded to "Final Stage", and "Unreal" was made available for normal play.

Other

The soundtrack of the game ranges from classic Konami Originals to new pop and dance standards. The console version in North America features songs by Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Ian Van Dahl and Goldfrapp. Also featured is EyeToy support for additional gameplay elements as well as mini-games using the camera and online play through the PlayStation Network allowing players to face-off with other players across the country. The game was well received as a solid addition to the DDR lineup. [3]

Music

The arcade release of SuperNova contains 303 songs, of which 119 are all-new additions to the game. The arcade release of SuperNova 2 contains 357 songs, of which 62 are all-new additions to the game.

DDR SuperNOVA 2 Arcade soundtrack
SongArtistNote
Licensed songs (14 total)
"AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH"SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. MALAYAcover of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
"ANGELUS -アンジェラス-" 島谷ひとみ Sixth opening theme of 犬夜叉
"Burn Baby Burn"SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. ANDY Lcover of Ash
"COME CLEAN"NM featuring Susan Zfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
cover of Hilary Duff
"FAINT"PEGASUScover of Linkin Park
"ME AGAINST THE MUSIC"HELENfrom Dancemania EX8
cover of Britney Spears
"My Favorite Things"SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. ALISON WADEcover of The Sound of Music
"stealth" DAISUKE ASAKURA New Konami Original
"SUNRISE (JASON NEVINS REMIX) DURAN DURAN
"switch" DAISUKE ASAKURA ex. TЁЯRA New Konami Original
"Trust -DanceDanceRevolution mix-" Mplayer.svg Tatsh feat. ヨーコfrom 天元突破グレンラガン
"Two Months Off"TECHNO MASTERScover of Underworld
"Unbelievable" EMF from the album Schubert Dip
"WAITING FOR TONIGHT"P.A.Tfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (NA PS2)
cover of Jennifer Lopez
New Konami Original songs (11 total)
"A thing called LOVE" Mplayer.svg D-crew 2 USNew Konami Original
"dream of love"Kaori NishinaNew Konami Original
"Electrified"SySF.New Konami Original
"Every Day, Every Night (NM STYLE)"LEA DROP feat. Ant JohnstonNew Konami Original
"Freeway Shuffle" Mplayer.svg dj TAKANew Konami Original
"GIRIGILI門前雀羅"
(GIRIGILI Monzen Jakura)
Cheki-ROWSNew Konami Original
"Music In The Rhythm" Mplayer.svg nc ft. 触電New Konami Original
"Shades of Grey"FracusNew Konami Original
"Vem brincar" Mplayer.svg Caldeira feat. Téka PentericheNew Konami Original
"volcano" Yasuhiro Abe New Konami Original
"Why not"DarwinNew Konami Original
New From Console Version songs (8 total)
"Baby's Tears (スカイガールズ・オープニングテーマ)"
(Baby's Tears (SKY GIRLS opening theme)) Mplayer.svg
小坂りゆ from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (JP PS2)
Opening theme of Sky Girls
"Feelings Won't Fade (Extend Trance Mix)"SySF.from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix)"Scotty D. revisits U1from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Fly away -mix del matador-"Shawn the Horny Master feat. ChiyoTiafrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Silver Platform -I wanna get your heart-"U1 Reincarnates w/Leahfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"SOUL CRASH"nc ft. HARDCORE NATIONfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (JP PS2)
"Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix)"SySF. feat. Donna Burke from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Trim"kobofrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
BEMANI Crossover songs (7 total)
"Arrabbiata" Lock.png Reven-G改from pop'n music 10
"Blind Justice ~Torn Souls, Hurt Faiths~" Mplayer.svg Zektbach from beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
"Bloody Tears (IIDX EDITION)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png DJ YOSHITAKA from beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD
"CaptivAte ~誓い~"
(CaptivAte ~Chikai~) Lock.png
DJ YOSHITAKA feat. A/Ifrom beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
"FIRE" Lock.png 泉 陸奥彦from GuitarFreaks
"Raspberry♥Heart (English version)" Mplayer.svg jun feat. PAULA TERRYfrom beatmania IIDX 11 IIDXRED
"Votum stellarum –forest #25 DDR RMX-" Lock.png iconoclasmfrom pop’n music 15 ADVENTURE
Grand Cross Planet songs (10 total)
"MOONSTER" Lock.png kobo uniting Marsha & D.from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (JP PS2)
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#1
Represents Moon
"SUNKISS♥DROP" Lock.png jun with AlisonNew Konami Original
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#2
Represents Sun
"L'amour et la liberté (Darwin & DJ Silver remix)" Lock.png NAOKI in the MERCURENew Konami Original
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#3
Represents Mercury
"Venus" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Tatsh+RayZYfrom GuitarFreaks V3 & DrumMania V3
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#4
Represents Venus
"STARS★★★ (Re-tuned by HΛL) -DDR EDITION-" Mplayer.svg Lock.png TËЯRA from beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#5
Represents Earth
"MARS WAR 3" Lock.png JET GIRL SPINfrom pop'n music 13 カーニバル
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#6
Represents Mars
”木星~組曲『惑星』より"
(Mokusei ~Kumikyoku “Wakusei” Yori) Lock.png
PLEIADES PRODUCTIONBased on Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#7
Represents Jupiter
"Saturn" Lock.png Mr.SaturnNew Konami Original
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#8
Represents Saturn
"Uranus" Lock.png Tatsh SN 2 StyleNew Konami Original
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#9
Represents Uranus
"Poseidon" Lock.png NAOKI undergroundNew Konami Original
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#10
Represents Neptune
Groove Radar Special songs (6 total)
"AM-3P("CHAOS" Special)" Lock.png KTzMaxing out Chaos aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"B4U("VOLTAGE" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIMaxing out Voltage aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"BRILLIANT 2U("STREAM" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIMaxing out Stream aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"D2R("FREEZE" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIMaxing out Freeze aspect
Original song from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"DEAD END("GROOVE RADAR" Special)" Lock.png N&SMaxing out all aspects
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"DYNAMITE RAVE("AIR" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIMaxing out Air aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
Boss songs (6 total)
"Unreal" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Black Rose GardenNew Konami Original
Final Stage
"NGO" Lock.png 鍋嶋圭一New Konami Original
Extra Stage
"TRIP MACHINE PhoeniX" Mplayer.svg Lock.png DE-SIRE改New Konami Original
Encore Extra Stage#1
"PARANOiA (HADES)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png αTYPE-300New Konami Original
Encore Extra Stage#2
"Pluto" Lock.png Black∞HoleNew Konami Original
Encore Extra Stage#3
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#11
Represents Pluto
"Pluto Relinquish" Lock.png 2MBNew Konami Original
Encore Extra Stage#4
GRAND CROSS Planet Song#12
Represents Pluto's Demotion
Removed songs (8 total)
"gentle stress (SENSUAL MIX)"MR.DOG feat. DJ SWANfrom Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"Jam Jam Reggae (AMD SWING MIX)"RICE.C feat. jam master'73from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"20,november"DJ nagureofrom Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Club Version
"Be in my paradise"JJ COMPANYfrom Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Club Version
"celebrate"JJ COMPANYfrom Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Club Version
"Dr.LOVE"baby weapon feat.Asuka.Mfrom Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Club Version
"Jam Jam Reggae"jam master'73from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Club Version
"ska a go go"THE BALD HEADSfrom Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix Club Version
DDR SuperNOVA 2 North American PlayStation 2 soundtrack
SongArtistNote
Default songs (28 total)
"And Then We Kiss (Junkie XL Mix)" Britney Spears from the album B in the Mix: The Remixes
"ANGELUS" Hitomi Shimatani Sixth opening theme of 犬夜叉
"Beginning of the End" Klayton (Celldweller)from the EP Celldweller
"Can't Stop the Rain" Cascada from the album Everytime We Touch
"dream of love"Kaori Nishinafrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"EternuS"Sanxion7
"Every Little Step" Bobby Brown from the album Don't Be Cruel
"Faster Kill Pussycat" Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy from the album A Lively Mind
"Fevah"Nightriders
"Got To Be Real" Cheryl Lynn from the album Cheryl Lynn
"He Said She Said" Mplayer.svg Ashley Tisdale from the album Headstrong
"Just A Girl (Radio Edit)" Ian Van Dahl
"LE FREAK" CHIC from the album C'est Chic
"Love On My Mind (Radio Mix)" Mplayer.svg Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson from the album Shakedown
"Number 1 (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Main Remix)" Mplayer.svg Goldfrapp
"Rock Your Body" Justin Timberlake from the album Justified
"Say Goodbye" Mplayer.svg Chris Brown from the album Chris Brown
"Strict Machine" Mplayer.svg Goldfrapp from the album Black Cherry
"Suddenly I See" KT Tunstall from the album Eye to the Telescope
"Take On Me" Mplayer.svg A-ha from Dancing Stage SuperNova (EU PS2)
from the album Hunting High and Low
"Temperature" Sean Paul from the album The Trinity
"The Rockafeller Skank" Mplayer.svg Fatboy Slim from Dancing Stage Unleashed 3
from the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby
"The World Around Me" DJ Micro
"Unbelievable" EMF from the album Schubert Dip
"Until Forever"Beatdrop
"Unwritten (Vicious Club Mix)" Mplayer.svg Natasha Bedingfield
"volcano" Yasuhiro Abe from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Wind It Up (Original Neptunes Mix)" Gwen Stefani from the album The Sweet Escape
New Konami Original songs (12 total)
"A thing called LOVE" Mplayer.svg Lock.png D-crew 2 USfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Arrabbiata" Lock.png Reven-G alterativefrom pop'n music 10
"dazzle" Lock.png kobo feat. kr:aguéNew Konami Original
"Electrified" Lock.png SySF.from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Every Day, Every Night (NM STYLE)" Lock.png LEA DROP feat. Ant Johnstonfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"FIRE" Lock.png Mutsuhiko Izumifrom GuitarFreaks
"Freeway Shuffle" Mplayer.svg Lock.png dj TAKAfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Malacca" Lock.png nc ft NRG FactoryNew Konami Original
"Music In The Rhythm" Mplayer.svg Lock.png nc ft. Electric Touchfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Raspberry♥Heart (English version)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png jun feat. PAULA TERRYfrom beatmania IIDX 11 IIDXRED
"STARS★★★ (Re-tuned by HΛL) -DDR EDITION-" Mplayer.svg Lock.png TËЯRA from beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
Represents Earth
"Vem brincar" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Caldeira feat. Téka Penterichefrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Returning Konami Original songs (27 total)
"Baby's Tears (SKY GIRLS opening theme)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png RIYU KOSAKA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (JP PS2)
Opening theme of Sky Girls
"bag" Lock.png RevenGfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
"BAILA! BAILA!" Lock.png DANDY MINEIROfrom Dance Maniax
"BALLAD FOR YOU" Lock.png NM feat. Thomas Howardfrom beatmania IIDX 6th Style
"CALICO CAT ROCK" Lock.png ANETTAI MAJI-SKA BAKUDANfrom GuitarFreaks 8thMix & DrumMania 7thMix
"cachaca" Lock.png Mokky de Yah Yah'sfrom GuitarFreaks 8thMix & DrumMania 7thMix
"CRASH!" Lock.png mr.BRIAN & THE FINAL BANDfrom Dancing Stage Euromix 2
"DanDanDO (The true MAN's Road)" Lock.png Des-ROW•UNITEDfrom pop'n music 9
"Dragon Blade" Lock.png Kozo Nakamurafrom GuitarFreaks 11thMix & DrumMania 10thMix
"e-motion" Lock.png e.o.sfrom beatmania
"Feelings Won't Fade (Extend Trance Mix)" Lock.png SySF.from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Flowers" Lock.png TЁЯRA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"HONEY♂PUNCH" Lock.png RIYU KOSAKA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"Hunting for you" Lock.png Togo Project feat. Megu & Scotty D.from beatmania 4thMix -the beat goes on
"HYPER EUROBEAT" Lock.png NAOKI feat. DDR ALL STARSfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
"KISS KISS KISS" Lock.png NAOKI feat. SHANTIfrom Dance Maniax 2ndMix
"Konoko no nanatsu no oiwaini" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Asakifrom GuitarFreaks 10thMix & DrumMania 9thMix
"La Bamba" Lock.png LH MUSIC CREATIONfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
cover of a classic Mexican folk song
"MONDO STREET" Lock.png Orange Lounge from DrumMania 2ndMix
"Morning Glory" Lock.png BeForU from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"NIJIIRO" Lock.png DJ YOSHITAKA feat. G.S.C. licensefrom pop'n music 13 カーニバル
"OUTER LIMITS" Lock.png L.E.D.-Gfrom beatmania IIDX 6th Style (PS2)
"rainbow flyer" Lock.png dj TAKAfrom beatmania IIDX 8th Style
"SEDUCTION (Vocal Remix)" Lock.png NC feat. NRG Factoryfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"Silver Platform -I wanna get your heart-" Lock.png U1 Reincarnates w/Leahfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Trim" Lock.png kobofrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Under the Sky" Lock.png Sayaka Minami (BeForU with platoniX)from beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY
Boss songs (5 total)
"Fascination -eternal love mix-" Lock.png 2MBfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"NGO" Lock.png Keiichi Nabeshimafrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Unreal" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Black Rose Gardenfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"TRIP MACHINE PhoeniX" Mplayer.svg Lock.png DE-SIRE alterativefrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"PARANOiA (HADES)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png αTYPE-300from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
DDR SuperNOVA 2 Japanese PlayStation 2 soundtrack
SongArtistNote
Licensed songs (16 total)
"AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH"SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. MALAYAcover of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
"ANGELUS -アンジェラス-" 島谷ひとみ Sixth opening theme of 犬夜叉
"Beginning of the End" Klayton (Celldweller)from the EP Celldweller
"Burn Baby Burn"SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. ANDY Lcover of Ash
"COME CLEAN"NM featuring Susan Zfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
cover of Hilary Duff
"EternuS"Sanxion7
"Fevah"Nightriders
"My Favorite Things"SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. ALISON WADEcover of The Sound of Music
"stealth" DAISUKE ASAKURA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"SUNRISE (JASON NEVINS REMIX) DURAN DURAN
"switch" DAISUKE ASAKURA ex. TЁЯRA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"The World Around Me" DJ Micro
"Two Months Off"TECHNO MASTERScover of Underworld
"Unbelievable" EMF from the album Schubert Dip
"Until Forever"Beatdrop
"WAITING FOR TONIGHT"P.A.Tfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (NA PS2)
cover of Jennifer Lopez
New Konami Original songs (7 total)
"dazzle" Lock.png kobo feat. kr:aguéfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 (NA PS2)
"LEAVE ME ALONE" Lock.png TUT1026from the album エブリバディー
"Malacca" Lock.png nc ft. NRG Factoryfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 (NA PS2)
"puzzle" Lock.png 日本少年New Konami Original
"S・A・G・A" Lock.png VeetonNew Konami Original
"The flower in your smile" Lock.png TACOS NAOMI feat.小久保裕之New Konami Original
"TimeHollow" Mplayer.svg Masanori AkitaNew Konami Original
Theme song of Time Hollow
New Arcade Konami Original songs (18 total)
"A thing called LOVE" Mplayer.svg D-crew 2 USfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"dream of love"Kaori Nishinafrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Electrified"SySF.from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Every Day, Every Night (NM STYLE)"LEA DROP feat. Ant Johnstonfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Freeway Shuffle" Mplayer.svg dj TAKAfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"GIRIGILI門前雀羅"
(GIRIGILI Monzen Jakura)
Cheki-ROWSfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"L'amour et la liberté (Darwin & DJ Silver remix)" Lock.png NAOKI in the MERCUREfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Represents Mercury
”木星~組曲『惑星』より"
(Mokusei ~Kumikyoku “Wakusei” Yori) Lock.png
PLEIADES PRODUCTIONBased on Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst
Represents Jupiter
"Music In The Rhythm" Mplayer.svg nc ft. 触電from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Poseidon" Lock.png NAOKI undergroundfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Represents Neptune
"Saturn" Lock.png Mr.Saturnfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Represents Saturn
"Shades of Grey"Fracusfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"SUNKISS♥DROP" Lock.png jun with Alisonfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Represents Sun
"Trust -DanceDanceRevolution mix-" Mplayer.svg Tatsh feat. ヨーコfrom 天元突破グレンラガン
"Uranus" Lock.png Tatsh SN 2 Stylefrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Represents Uranus
"Vem brincar" Mplayer.svg Caldeira feat. Téka Penterichefrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"volcano" Yasuhiro Abe from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Why not"Darwinfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
BEMANI Crossover songs (10 total)
"Arrabbiata" Lock.png Reven-G改from pop'n music 10
"Blind Justice ~Torn Souls, Hurt Faiths~" Mplayer.svg Zektbach from beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
"Bloody Tears (IIDX EDITION)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png DJ YOSHITAKA from beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD
"CaptivAte ~誓い~"
(CaptivAte ~Chikai~) Lock.png
DJ YOSHITAKA feat. A/Ifrom beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
"FIRE" Lock.png 泉 陸奥彦from GuitarFreaks
"MARS WAR 3" Lock.png JET GIRL SPINfrom pop'n music 13 カーニバル
Represents Mars
"Raspberry♥Heart (English version)" Mplayer.svg jun feat. PAULA TERRYfrom beatmania IIDX 11 IIDXRED
"STARS★★★ (Re-tuned by HΛL) -DDR EDITION-" Mplayer.svg Lock.png TËЯRA from beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
Represents Earth
"Venus" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Tatsh+RayZYfrom GuitarFreaks V3 & DrumMania V3
Represents Venus
"Votum stellarum –forest #25 DDR RMX-" Lock.png iconoclasmfrom pop’n music 15 ADVENTURE
Returning Konami Original songs (20 total)
"AFRONOVA"RE-VENGEfrom Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"AM-3P" Lock.png KTzfrom Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"B4U" Lock.png NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"BRILLIANT 2U" Mplayer.svg Lock.png NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE"NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution Solo 2000
"CANDY☆"Luv UNLIMITEDfrom DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix
"D2R" Lock.png NAOKIfrom DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"DEAD END" Lock.png N&Sfrom Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"DROP THE BOMB"Scotty D.from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix (PS)
"DYNAMITE RAVE" Mplayer.svg Lock.png NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"Groove"Sho-T feat. Brendafrom Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix (PS)
"INSIDE YOUR HEART" Mplayer.svg Lock.png AKIRA YAMAOKA from Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
"Kind Lady"OKUYATOSfrom DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix (PS2)
"Look To The Sky"SySF. feat. ANNAfrom Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix (PS)
"PARANOiA" Mplayer.svg Lock.png 180from Dance Dance Revolution
"STILL IN MY HEART"NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix
"Sweet Sweet ♥ Magic" Mplayer.svg Lock.png junfrom DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"TOMORROW" Mplayer.svg Lock.png nc ft. Dreamscannerfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
"TRUE♥LOVE"jun with Schanitafrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"un deux trois" Mplayer.svg Lock.png SDMSfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (JP PS2)
Groove Radar Special songs (6 total)
"AM-3P("CHAOS" Special)" Lock.png KTzfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Maxing out Chaos aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"B4U("VOLTAGE" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Maxing out Voltage aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"BRILLIANT 2U("STREAM" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Maxing out Stream aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"D2R("FREEZE" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Maxing out Freeze aspect
Original song from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"DEAD END("GROOVE RADAR" Special)" Lock.png N&Sfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Maxing out all aspects
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"DYNAMITE RAVE("AIR" Special)" Lock.png NAOKIfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Maxing out Air aspect
Original song from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
Boss songs (6 total)
"Unreal" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Black Rose Gardenfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Final Stage
"NGO" Lock.png 鍋嶋圭一from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Extra Stage
"TRIP MACHINE PhoeniX" Mplayer.svg Lock.png DE-SIRE改from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Encore Extra Stage#1
"PARANOiA (HADES)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png αTYPE-300from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Encore Extra Stage#2
"Pluto" Lock.png Black∞Holefrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Encore Extra Stage#3
Represents Pluto
"Pluto Relinquish" Lock.png 2MBfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
Encore Extra Stage#4
Represents Pluto's Demotion
Dancing Stage SuperNOVA 2 European PlayStation 2 soundtrack
SongArtistNote
Licensed songs (15 total)
"Beginning of the End" Klayton (Celldweller)from the EP Celldweller
"Cara Mia" Måns Zelmerlöw from the album Stand By For...
"EternuS"Sanxion7
"Every Little Step" Bobby Brown from the album Don't Be Cruel
"Faster Kill Pussycat" Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy from the album A Lively Mind
"Fevah"Nightriders
"LE FREAK" CHIC from the album C'est Chic
"Number 1 (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Main Remix)" Mplayer.svg Goldfrapp from the album We Are Glitter
"Rock Your Body" Justin Timberlake from the album Justified
"Strict Machine" Mplayer.svg Goldfrapp from the album Black Cherry
"Suddenly I See" KT Tunstall from the album Eye to the Telescope
"The World Around Me" DJ Micro
"Unbelievable" EMF from the album Schubert Dip
"Until Forever"Beatdrop
"Wind It Up (Original Neptunes Mix)" Gwen Stefani from the album The Sweet Escape
Konami Original songs (22 total)
"A thing called LOVE" Mplayer.svg Lock.png D-crew 2 USfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Baby's Tears (SKY GIRLS opening theme)" Mplayer.svg RIYU KOSAKA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (JP PS2)
Opening theme of Sky Girls
"bag" Lock.png RevenGfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
"CRASH!"mr.BRIAN & THE FINAL BANDfrom Dancing Stage EuroMIX 2
"dazzle" Lock.png kobo feat. kr:aguéfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 (NA PS2)
"dream of love" Lock.png Kaori Nishinafrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Electrified" Lock.png SySF.from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Every Day, Every Night (NM STYLE)" Lock.png LEA DROP feat. Ant Johnstonfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Feelings Won't Fade (Extend Trance Mix)" Lock.png SySF.from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Flowers" Lock.png TЁЯRA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"Freeway Shuffle" Mplayer.svg Lock.png dj TAKAfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"HONEY♂PUNCH" Lock.png RIYU KOSAKA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"HYPER EUROBEAT" Lock.png NAOKI feat. DDR ALL STARSfrom Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
"La Bamba"LH MUSIC CREATIONfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
cover of a classic Mexican folk song
"Malacca" Lock.png nc ft NRG Factoryfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 (NA PS2)
"Morning Glory" Lock.png BeForU from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"Music In The Rhythm" Mplayer.svg Lock.png nc ft. Electric Touchfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"SEDUCTION (Vocal Remix)" Lock.png NC feat. NRG Factoryfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"Silver Platform -I wanna get your heart-"U1 Reincarnates w/Leahfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Trim" Lock.png kobofrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (NA PS2)
"Vem brincar" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Caldeira feat. Téka Penterichefrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"volcano" Yasuhiro Abe from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
BEMANI Crossover songs (19 total)
"Arrabbiata" Lock.png Reven-G alterativefrom pop'n music 10
"BAILA! BAILA!"DANDY MINEIROfrom Dance Maniax
"BALLAD FOR YOU" Lock.png NM feat. Thomas Howardfrom beatmania IIDX 6th Style
"CALICO CAT ROCK"ANETTAI MAJI-SKA BAKUDANfrom GuitarFreaks 8thMix & DrumMania 7thMix
"cachaca" Lock.png Mokky de Yah Yah'sfrom GuitarFreaks 8thMix & DrumMania 7thMix
"DanDanDO (The true MAN's Road)" Lock.png Des-ROW•UNITEDfrom pop'n music 9
"Dragon Blade" Lock.png Kozo Nakamurafrom GuitarFreaks 11thMix & DrumMania 10thMix
"e-motion" Lock.png e.o.sfrom beatmania
"FIRE"Mutsuhiko Izumifrom GuitarFreaks
"Hunting for you"Togo Project feat. Megu & Scotty D.from beatmania 4thMix -the beat goes on
"KISS KISS KISS" Lock.png NAOKI feat. SHANTIfrom Dance Maniax 2ndMix
"Konoko no nanatsu no oiwaini" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Asakifrom GuitarFreaks 10thMix & DrumMania 9thMix
"MONDO STREET" Lock.png Orange Lounge from DrumMania 2ndMix
"NIJIIRO" Lock.png DJ YOSHITAKA feat. G.S.C. licensefrom pop'n music 13 カーニバル
"OUTER LIMITS" Lock.png L.E.D.-Gfrom beatmania IIDX 6th Style (PS2)
"rainbow flyer" Lock.png dj TAKAfrom beatmania IIDX 8th Style
"Raspberry♥Heart (English version)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png jun feat. PAULA TERRYfrom beatmania IIDX 11 IIDXRED
"STARS★★★ (Re-tuned by HΛL) -DDR EDITION-" Mplayer.svg Lock.png TËЯRA from beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD
Represents Earth
"Under the Sky"Sayaka Minami (BeForU with platoniX)from beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY
Boss songs (5 total)
"Fascination -eternal love mix-" Lock.png 2MBfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"NGO" Lock.png Keiichi Nabeshimafrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Unreal" Mplayer.svg Lock.png Black Rose Gardenfrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"TRIP MACHINE PhoeniX" Mplayer.svg Lock.png DE-SIRE alterativefrom Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"PARANOiA (HADES)" Mplayer.svg Lock.png αTYPE-300from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2

Reception

Arcade

The original Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova arcade release in North America reached sales of about 250 brand new cabinets by distributor Betson. [4] Conversion kits were also available, upgrading a machine with Dance Dance Revolution Extreme or older to SuperNova. [5] As of October 2018, there are 337 SuperNova and SuperNova 2 arcade machines available worldwide, of which 253 are located in the Americas. [6]

In North America, Konami partnered with Betson to distribute SuperNova and SuperNova 2 to arcades. The partnership resulted in "lower quality footpads and monitors" compared to Japan, though still of better quality than the infamous Dance Dance Revolution X and X2 arcade releases in North America and Europe. [7]

PlayStation 2

The PlayStation 2 release of SuperNova and SuperNova 2 received mixed reviews. For the first title, GameSpot and IGN each gave it a 7 out of 10 rating. Eurogamer gave Dancing Stage SuperNova a 6 out of 10.

Legacy

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dance Dance Revolution, Dance Dance Revolution A received a DDR Selection mode, featuring songs from older mixes. A dozen of songs from the DDR SuperNOVA series, with six per SuperNOVA game, can be played with the SuperNOVA 2 interface by using this mode. Dance Dance Revolution A20 also offers this mode.

In 2019, a love hotel in Kobe, Japan installed Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova in a hotel room. [15]

Dance Dance Revolution A20 introduced a new cover of "Long Train Runnin'" by The Doobie Brothers as free downloadable content. [16] The SuperNova series and DDR X feature a cover by X-Treme, whereas DDRMAX2 and DDR Extreme feature a cover by Bus Stop with different lyrics. The A20 cover incorporates lyrics from both the X-Treme and Bus Stop covers.

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