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DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix

Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Publisher: Konami
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: April 24, 2003


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
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It's DDRMAX2, with a couple Extreme previews. No, they couldn't get the license for that one Faith Hill cover nor the Scooth[sic] song.

Unused Music

The last 8 audio entries in DATA/SOUND/SD.BIN are actually leftovers from both the japanese and american home releases of DDRMAX:

Track Audio Description
Track 75
HIGHER - NM feat. SUNNY
Used as one of the lesson mode tracks in the american version.
Track 76
LET THEM MOVE - N.M.R
Used as one of the lesson mode tracks in the american version.
Track 77
A segment of BYE BYE BABY BALOON, used in the Dancemania promotion sequence in the japanese version.
Track 78
The One More Extra Stage ending track.
Track 79
The "music list" ending track.
Track 80
The How To Play background music.
Track 81
The Ranking Screen background music.
Track 82
The "Select" menu background music.


(Source: travelsonic)

Unused Graphics

Note: All of the following graphics can be found in DATA/FILEDATA.BIN.

Main Menu

Because Lesson Mode is not in this game, the following graphic goes unused:

DDRMAX2CS-lessonmenu.png

How To Play

A leftover from the american release of DDRMAX.

DDRMAX2CS-howtoplay.png

Song Selection Screen

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.
DSmegamix-shoshinsha.png

Despite that no long versions exist in this game, a graphic that would have likely been used to denote one exists.
DSmegamix-longENFR.png

Leftover assets from a demo.
Ddrmax2 banner comingsoon unused.png
Ddrmax2 wheeltext comingsoon unused.png

An obviously placeholder banner.
Max2jp dummy banner.png

(Source: travelsonic)

Gameplay

The unused "Freeze!" judgement makes a reappearance here.
DdrmaxCSUS-freeze.png

The "Danger!" overlays from DDRMAX can still be found.

DDRMAX2CS-MAXdanger2.png
DDRMAX2CS-MAXdanger3.png
DDRMAX2CS-MAXdanger1.png

These 5thMix-styled Game Over and Danger graphics don't seem to be used.

DdrmaxCSUS-5th.png

DDRMAX Lesson Mode

Graphics from the Lesson Mode in the american release of DDRMAX still remain.
DDRMAX2CS-lessonbg2.pngDDRMAX2CS-lessonbg1.png
DDRMAX2CS-lessonsprite.png

DDRMAX2CS-lessonpad1.pngDDRMAX2CS-lessonpad2.png

DDRMAX2CS-lessonenglish.png
Max2jp maxjp lesson mode leftovers.png
DDRMAX2CS-lessonbn.png
Max2jp lesson mode leftovers.png

Ranking Screen

A placeholder graphic for a fourth course to be displayed in the ranking screen, although only three are shown.
DDRMAX2CS-cource.png

Old Staff Roll Graphics

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

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

(Source: travelsonic, tikal.)

Unused Charts

The game's .ssq files, which store chart data, hide filler and/or hidden charts, as cataloged below:

Song Difficulty(ies) Comment
AFRONOVA (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX)
B4U (B4 ZA BEAT MIX)
BURNIN' THE FLOOR (BLUE FIRE mix)
DYNAMITE RAVE (B4 ZA BEAT MIX)
ECSTASY (midnight blue mix)
HYSTERIA 2001
SUPER STAR (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX)
STILL IN MY HEART (MOMO MIX)
Double Light
Double Standard
Double Heavy
Double Light and Double Standard are duplicates of THE REFLEX.
Double Heavy seems to be an early version of ECSTASY (midnight blue mix)'s Double Challenge chart.
AM-3P (AM EAST mix)
CELEBRATE NITE (EURO TRANCE MIX)
HIGHER (next morning mix)
SEXY PLANET (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX)
Double Light
Double Standard
Double Heavy
Duplicates of DIVE TO THE NIGHT.
CRASH! Single Challenge
Double Challenge
Duplicates of DROP OUT (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX).
DIVE TO THE NIGHT Single Challenge
Double Challenge
Duplicates of KAKUMEI.
Do It Right (80's Electro Mix)
Kind Lady (interlude)
Look To The Sky (Trance Mix)
Single Light
Single Standard
Single Heavy
Double Light
Double Standard
Double Heavy
Single charts are copies of Challenge.
Double charts are duplicates of DROP THE BOMB -System S.F. MIX-.
DYNAMITE RAVE Single Challenge
Double Challenge
Contains the Challenge charts introduced in Dance Dance Revolution Extreme.
i feel ... Single Challenge
Double Challenge
Duplicates of MATSURI JAPAN (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX).
LOVE SHINE Single Challenge Contains the Challenge chart also unused in Dance Dance Revolution Extreme.
MATSURI JAPAN (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) Double Light
Double Standard
Double Heavy
Duplicates of NOTHING GONNA STOP (Dance Mania Mix).
TSUGARU (APPLE MIX) Double Light
Double Standard
Double Heavy
Duplicates of Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix).
(Source: SaxxonPike)

Unused Data

All of the game's DWARF debugging data is left intact at the end of the ELF executable. This includes information pertaining to the game's functions, variables, and data structures.

(Source: travelsonic)

Unused Text

Starting from 0x17CD50 in the game's ELF is text from the staff roll of the american release of DDRMAX. Line breaks were added for readability.

"CELEBRATE" written by where 2
#c 1999 Konami Music Entertainment, Inc.

"DARK BLACK FOREST (SHORT TRIP)"
written, produced, and performed by STEVE RHYNER
#c BLACK FOREST MUSIC PUBLISHING

"GENTLE STRESS (AMD SENSUAL MIX)"
written by Keiichi Ueno and Toshiaki Komiya

"GET ME IN YOUR SIGHT (AMD CANCUM MIX)" 
written by Yasushi Korobane
#c 2000 Konami Music Entertainment, Inc. / 
JUANITA MUSIC PUBLISHING INC. /
EXTRA FREEDOM, Ltd.

"I LIKE TO MOVE IT"
Performed by Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman
Courtesy of Strictly Rhythm Records LLC

"LET'S TALK IT OVER" 
written by ARGIE PHINE and Shinichiro Murayama
#c 2000 Konami Music Entertainment, Inc.

"MY GENERATION(Fat Beat Mix)"
with courtesy of BEATDISASTER RECORDS GMBH 2001

"ORDINARY WORLD"
performed by AURORA featuring NAIMEE COLEMAN

"RHYTHM AND POLICE(K.O.G. G3 Mix)"
Produced by J. Briley & C. Bucknall for
Runaway Productions. 
Under license from Runaway Productions.

"RUGGED ASH" 
written by Yasushi Kurobane

"SANDSTORM"
Performed by Darude
Courtesy of Strictly Rhythm Records LLC.,
Neo Records Ltd. and
Stargate Music Oy/16 Inch Records.
Written by Jaakko Salovaara and Ville Virtanen.
Published by BMG Songs, Inc.
(ASCAP) o/b/o BMG Music Publishing Finland OY.

"Stomp To My Beat"
Performed by JS16
Courtesy of Priority Records 
Under  license from EMI Film & Television Music
Written by Jaakko Salovaara.
(ASCAP) o/b/o Lebaron Music OY / BMG Music
Publishing Finland OY.

"TAKE IT TO THE MORNING LIGHT (Extended Vocal)" 
COMPOSERS: FABIO VALENTINO - ROBERTO ARDUINI
AUTHORS: ANTONIO PUNTILLO
COPYRIGHT(C) 100%: THE SAIFAM GROUP srl

"THE CUBE" 
written by Keiichi Ueno
#c 2001 Konami Music Entertainment, Inc.

"TRUE...(TRANCE SUNRISE MIX)" 
written by Riyu Kosaka and Naoki Maeda

"YOU LEAVE ME ALONE" 
COMPOSERS: FABIO SERRA
AUTHORS: MAURO FARINA
(Source: tikal.)