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DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix (Arcade)

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Title Screen

DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix

Developer: Konami AMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami System 573)
Released in JP: March 27, 2002


MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.


DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix undo'd many changes the original DDRMAX made, such as removing difficulties. It also introduced Oni steps, although they could only be played in the also brand-new Nonstop Challenge mode.

Unused Mode

DDRMAX2-solo.png
The Solo mode, which was a feature in some versions of Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix and 4thMix PLUS, is still in the game's coding, and can be enabled with the following MAME cheat:

    <cheat desc="Enable 6 Panel/Solo Mode">
        <script state="run">
            <action>maincpu.pd@8001bedc=34020001</action>
        </script>
        <script state="off">
            <action>maincpu.pd@8001bedc=00001021</action>
        </script>
    </cheat>
(Source: 987123879113)

Unused Graphics

How To Play

These assets are part of Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix's how to play sequence, and are never displayed.

DDR5th-htpmain1FINAL.png
DDR5th-htpmain2FINAL.png
Ddrmax-howtoplay4.png
DDR5th-htptext1FINAL.pngDDR5th-htptext2FINAL.pngDDR5th-htptext3FINAL.png

Songlist

Shoshinsha

A shoshinsha mark graphic, possibly intended to be displayed in songs with a rating of 2 or lower in Basic, as is in Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix and its home port.

Ddrmax2-shoshinsha.png

Long Marker

A "long" marker, meant to be used to denote Long Version songs, which are absent from this game.

Ddrmax2 long.png

Early Title Tags

Earlier versions of title tags for three songs can be found in CARD.DAT. However, their data was partially overwritten, resulting in a corrupted mess.

Unused Used
Ddrmax2-kakumeiUNUSED.png Ddrmax2-kakumeiFINAL.png
Ddrmax2-morethanineededUNUSED.png Ddrmax2-morethanineededFINAL.png
Ddrmax2-spinthediscUNUSED.png Ddrmax2-spinthediscFINAL.png

TRANCE DE JANEIRO

Earlier renditions of graphics for the song TRANCE DE JANEIRO (SAMBA DE JANEIRO 2002 Epic Vocal Mix) can also be found in CARD.DAT. What is interesting to notice is that these lack the song's subtitle.

Unused Used
Ddrmax2-tdjcardUNUSED1.png
Ddrmax2-tdjcardUNUSED2.png
Ddrmax2-tdjcardFINAL.png
Ddrmax2-tdjbnUNUSED.png Ddrmax2-tdjcardbnFINAL.png
Ddrmax2-tdjbgUNUSED.png Ddrmax2-tdjbgFINAL.png

Gameplay

The unused Freeze! judgement returns here.

Ddrmax2 freeze unused.png

Old Staff Roll Graphics

Graphics from DDRMAX's One More Extra Stage staff roll.

DDRMAX2CS-MAXstaffroll1.png
Ddrmax-tempending.pngDDRMAX2CS-MAXstaffroll2.png

Ranking Screen

A placeholder graphic for a fourth course to be displayed in the ranking screen, although only three are shown.
DSem2-cource.png

Naoki Portrait

This portrait of composer Naoki Maeda doesn't seem to be used, even in the game's operator menu.

You can move your body freely.

(Source: tikal.)

Unused Sounds

A huge number of announcer lines from 3rdMix and 4thMix are present in CARD.DAT, sandwiching the announcer files that are actually used in this game.


(Source: travelsonic)