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Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX

Developer: Konami AMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami System 573)
Released in JP: October 30, 1999
Released in KR: April 2000 (Ver.Korea)
May 2000 (Ver.Korea 2)
Released in AS: 1999


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


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Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX introduced many new features and quality-of-life changes to the main games: Double Maniac charts (which were exclusive to the new songs), the Vivid noteskin, which separates arrows by rhythm placement, and nonstop courses of four songs each.

While the main gameplay mode only features the new songs in the Basic and Another difficulties, the older songs, as well as the Maniac difficulty for the new ones, can each be accessed with separate title screen codes.

NOTE: All of the downloadable step data has been converted in order for it to be readable by programs like Stepmania and ArrowVortex.

Unused Song

The game's filesystem contains referenced files for an unused song: CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (70's Remix) by BEAT BOX, from the album Dancemania X2. This applies to all of the game's releases.

Upon the filesystem extraction, they can be found in the folder data\mdb\cant, and contains graphics, steps, background animation data, and lyrics.

cant_ta.cmt cant_bk.cmt cant_cd.cmt
DDR3rd-cantTA.png DDR3rd-cantBG.png DDR3rd-cantCD.png

Lyrics (from cant.per)

B.Crewe/B.Guedio
I love you baby
and if it's quite all right
I need you baby
to warm a lonely night
trust in me when I say
Oh, pretty baby
don't bring me down, I pray
now that I found you, stay
And let me love you, baby
let me love you
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you
You'd be like heaven to touch
Oh, I want to hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive
You're just too good to be ture
I can't take my eyes off of you

Steps (from cant.cms)
Since no music data is available, a custom cut is used.

Download.png Download CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (70's Remix) (step data)
File: DDR3rd-cant.zip (3.96 MB) (info)


Placeholder Graphics

Notably placeholder graphics. The text reads "Under construction". The banner and larger CD can be found in the folder data\mdb\rand, while the smaller CD is found within the used ones, located in the folder data\tim\allcd.

rand_ta.cmt rand_cd.cmt
DDR3rd-placehBN.png DDR3rd-placehCD.png

DDR3rd-placehCDs.png

(Source: PatrickIIDX)

Overdump Data

The original Japanese release's CARD.DAT contains many unreferenced song files within its data; they're leftovers from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMIX CLUB VERSiON 2 and Dance Dance Revolution Solo Bass Mix. While the former seems to match the final data, the latter likely come from a prototype version, as all six available songs have some level of differences between the overdump and the final game.

FREAKY

Starting offset: 0x8D6000
Graphics: Same as final
Steps:

  • Solo Basic: Same as final
  • Solo Trick: Same as final
  • Solo Maniac: Different (can also be found unused within the final game as the failsafe chart)
  • MultiPlay Basic: Different
  • MultiPlay Trick: Different
  • Failsafe: Same as Solo Maniac

Sync: Different offset

Overdump Final
-1.548 -1.535

Metadata: Same as final

Download.png Download FREAKY (overdump chart data)
File: DDR3rd-SOLOBASS-frky.zip (2,05 KB) (info)


KUNG FU FIGHTING (MIAMI BOOTY MIX)

Starting offset: 0x9F2800
Graphics: Different banner

Overdump Final
DDRsolobass-KFFbannerUNUSED.png
DDRsolobass-KFFbannerFINAL.png

Steps:

  • Solo Basic: Same as final
  • Solo Trick: Different
  • Solo Maniac: Different (can also be found unused within the final game as the failsafe chart)
  • MultiPlay Basic: Different
  • MultiPlay Trick: Different
  • Failsafe: Same as Solo Maniac

Sync: Same as final
Metadata: Different

Overdump Final
Title Tag KUNG FU FIGHTING( MIAMI BOOTSY MIX ) KUNG FU FIGHTING( MIAMI BOOTY MIX )
Download.png Download KUNG FU FIGHTING (MIAMI BOOTY MIX) (overdump chart data)
File: DDR3rd-SOLOBASS-miam.zip (1,51 KB) (info)


MY BABY MAMA

Starting offset: 0x910800
Graphics: Same as final
Steps:

  • Solo Basic: Same as final
  • Solo Trick: Same as final
  • Solo Maniac: Different
  • MultiPlay Basic: Different
  • MultiPlay Trick: Different
  • Failsafe: Same as Solo Maniac

Sync: Same as final
Metadata: Same as final

Download.png Download MY BABY MAMA (overdump chart data)
File: DDR3rd-SOLOBASS-mama.zip (1,43 KB) (info)


CLUB TROPICANA

Starting offset: 0x92C000
Graphics: Same as final
Steps:

  • Solo Basic: Different
  • Solo Trick: Different
  • Solo Maniac: Different (can also be found unused within the final game as the failsafe chart)
  • MultiPlay Basic: Different
  • MultiPlay Trick: Different
  • Failsafe: Same as Solo Maniac

Sync: Same as final
Metadata: Different

Overdump Final
Title Tag CLUB TOROPICANA CLUB TROPICANA
Download.png Download CLUB TROPICANA (overdump chart data)
File: DDR3rd-SOLOBASS-club.zip (1,40 KB) (info)


LOVE MACHINE

Starting offset: 0x94C800
Graphics: Different banner

Overdump Final
DDRsolobass-LOVEMbannerUNUSED.png
DDRsolobass-LOVEMbannerFINAL.png

Steps:

  • Solo Basic: Different
  • Solo Trick: Different
  • Solo Maniac: Different
  • MultiPlay Basic: Different
  • MultiPlay Trick: Different
  • Failsafe: Different from Solo Maniac (can still be found unused in the final game)

Sync: Different

Overdump Final
Offset -0.016 -0.003
BPM Values
b0 160.137 160.146
b159 155.172
b160 160.387
b195 160.714
b196 160

Metadata: Same as final

Download.png Download LOVE MACHINE (overdump chart data)
File: DDR3rd-SOLOBASS-lmac.zip (1,83 KB) (info)


Let the beat hit em!

Starting offset: 0x96C000
Graphics: Different banner

Overdump Final
DDRsolobass-HITEMbannerUNUSED.png
DDRsolobass-HITEMbannerFINAL.png

Steps:

  • Solo Basic: Same as final
  • Solo Trick: Same as final
  • Solo Maniac: Different (can also be found unused within the final game as the failsafe chart)
  • MultiPlay Basic: Different
  • MultiPlay Trick: Same as final
  • Failsafe: Same as Solo Maniac

Sync: Different

Overdump Final
Offset -0.028 -0.012
BPM Values
b0 110.134 110.054

Metadata: Same as final

Download.png Download Let the beat hit em! (overdump chart data)
File: DDR3rd-SOLOBASS-letb.zip (1,47 KB) (info)


Regional Differences

Not counting the 3rdMIX PLUS update, Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX has a grand total of four known different versions, labeled on MAME as follows:

  • ddr3mj - The game's original Japanese release.
  • ddr3ma - A version of the game released for the Asian market.
  • ddr3mka - The game's first South Korean release, labeled as VER.KOREA.
  • ddr3mk - The game's second South Korean release, labeled as Ver.KOREA2.

The differences between them are as follows:

Overall

  • The "Another" difficulty was renamed to "Trick" in all of the game's Asian releases.
  • The Konami Original/Dancemania labels in the song selection screen are missing from all of the Asian releases.
Japan Asia
DDR3rd-selectJAPAN.png DDR3rd-selectASIA.png

Characters

  • The character Charmy was given tights in the Asian releases of the game. Notably, this modesty change actually stuck with her for her official design for the 4thMIX games, which gave her a matching metallic top.
Japan Asia
DDR3rd-charmyJAPAN1.png DDR3rd-charmyASIA1.png
DDR3rd-charmyJAPAN2.png DDR3rd-charmyASIA2.png
  • The character Devil-Zukin was renamed to Black-Zukin in the Asian releases.
Japan Asia
DDR3rd-zukinJAPAN.png DDR3rd-zukinASIA.png

Songlist

The songlist was slightly altered between the four versions of the game.

  • The Asian releases lack the following songs:
    • Stomp to my beat / JS16
    • LOVE / SONIC DREAM
    • TUBTHUMPING / CHUMBAWAMBA
    • GET UP (BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OVER) / TECHNOTRONIC feat.YA KID K
    • GET UP AND DANCE / FREEDOM
    • IF YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE / KATE PROJECT
    • XANADU / THE OLIVIA PROJECT
  • The VER.KOREA release 7 Korean licenses:
    • BA KKWO / LEE JUNG HYUN
    • BU DAM / BACK JI YOUNG
    • BYUL / TEAM
    • FACE / N.R.G
    • SUNG SUK / SPACE A
    • TELL ME TELL ME / s#arp
    • WA / LEE JUNG HYUN
  • The Ver.KOREA2 release kept the aforementioned Korean licenses, and added 9 more:
    • AROMDAON 21C / 2000 Daehanmingug
    • GAGGAI / s#arp
    • GAMYEONUI SIGAN / FIN.K.L
    • GIMME GIMME / Country Kko Kko
    • GYOUNG GO / Tashannie
    • HOGISIM / Hans Band
    • ROSE / FIN.K.L
    • SHOCK / GOOFY
    • Starian / DUKE

Due to these changes, the default songs in each version are different:

  • Japan: XANADU
  • Asia: UPSIDE DOWN
  • VER.KOREA: BA KKWO
  • Ver.KOREA2: SHOCK

Courses

  • The CLASSICS course was slightly altered between the original Japanese and regular Asian versions of the game, with the songs UPSIDE DOWN being moved as the first in the course, IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE (Extended Remix) also deslocated to being the second in the order, and I believe in miracles replacing GET UP (BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OVER).
    • The VER.KOREA release, however, replaced this course with two: KOREAN MUSICS 1 and KOREAN MUSICS 2, both featuring songs exclusive from this version of the game.
  • The Ver.KOREA2 release replaced the SMiLE.dk and CAPTAIN courses with two more KOREAN MUSICS courses, which are now labeled from A to D.
    • The first two aforementioned KOREAN MUSICS courses were also slightly altered to fit the inclusion of the release's 9 new songs.
Japan Asia VER.KOREA Ver.KOREA2
Course 1
CLASSICS
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE (Extended Remix)
    BASIC
  • GET UP (BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OVER)
    BASIC
  • UPSIDE DOWN
    BASIC
  • BOOM BOOM DOLLAR (K.O.G G3 MIX)
    BASIC
CLASSICS
  • UPSIDE DOWN
    BASIC
  • IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE (Extended Remix)
    BASIC
  • I believe in miracles
    BASIC
  • BOOM BOOM DOLLAR (K.O.G G3 MIX)
    BASIC
KOREAN MUSICS 1
  • BYUL
    BASIC
  • BU DAM
    BASIC
  • TELL ME TELL ME
    BASIC
  • WA
    BASIC
KOREAN MUSICS A
  • SHOCK
    BASIC
  • Starian
    BASIC
  • HOGISIM
    TRICK
  • SUNG SUK
    TRICK
Course 2
N/A N/A KOREAN MUSICS 2
  • SUNG SUK
    BASIC
  • WA
    BASIC
  • FACE
    BASIC
  • BA KKWO
    BASIC
KOREAN MUSICS B
  • AROMDAON 21C
    BASIC
  • BU DAM
    BASIC
  • GYOUNG GO
    TRICK
  • WA
    TRICK
Course 3
SMiLE.dk
  • butterfly
    ANOTHER
  • MR. WONDERFUL
    ANOTHER
  • BOYS
    ANOTHER
  • butterfly (UPSWING MIX)
    ANOTHER
SMiLE.dk
  • butterfly
    TRICK
  • MR. WONDERFUL
    TRICK
  • BOYS
    TRICK
  • butterfly (UPSWING MIX)
    TRICK
SMiLE.dk
  • butterfly
    TRICK
  • MR. WONDERFUL
    TRICK
  • BOYS
    TRICK
  • butterfly (UPSWING MIX)
    TRICK
KOREAN MUSICS C
  • GIMME GIMME
    BASIC
  • GAMYEONUI SIGAN
    BASIC
  • BA KKWO
    TRICK
  • TELL ME TELL ME
    TRICK
Course 4
CAPTAIN
  • THE RACE
    BASIC
  • END OF THE CENTURY
    BASIC
  • IN THE NAVY '99 (XXL Disaster Remix)
    ANOTHER
  • CAPTAIN JACK (GRANDALE REMIX)
    ANOTHER
CAPTAIN
  • THE RACE
    BASIC
  • END OF THE CENTURY
    BASIC
  • IN THE NAVY '99 (XXL Disaster Remix)
    TRICK
  • CAPTAIN JACK (GRANDALE REMIX)
    TRICK
CAPTAIN
  • THE RACE
    BASIC
  • END OF THE CENTURY
    BASIC
  • IN THE NAVY '99 (XXL Disaster Remix)
    TRICK
  • CAPTAIN JACK (GRANDALE REMIX)
    TRICK
KOREAN MUSICS D
  • ROSE
    BASIC
  • GAGGAI
    BASIC
  • BYUL
    TRICK
  • FACE
    TRICK

Graphics

  • In the original Japanese release, the song OPERATOR was erroneously labeled as OPERATOR (Two Gees Mix). This was fixed in all of the Asian releases, and later in 3rdMIX PLUS.
Japan Asia
DDR3rd-operatorBNjp.png DDR3rd-operatorBNas.png
DDR3rd-operatorCDjp.png DDR3rd-operatorCDas.png
DDR3rd-operatorBGjp.png DDR3rd-operatorBGas.png
  • The CD and background graphics for the song OH NICK PLEASE NOT SO QUICK were censored in the Asian releases, giving the people more layers of clothing (in this case, jeans).
Japan Asia
DDR3rd-ohnickCDjp.png DDR3rd-ohnickCDas.png
DDR3rd-ohnickBGjp.png DDR3rd-ohnickBGas.png

Steps

  • The song UPSIDE DOWN has a different Single Basic chart in all of the Asian releases. It is noticeably easier, being rated 1 foot in contrast to the original's 3 foot rating. Curiously, this new chart is also used in Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX PLUS.
Download.png Download UPSIDE DOWN (basic charts for comparison)
File: DDR3rd-upsi.zip (592 B) (info)


  • The songs BA KKWO and WA, which debuted in the VER.KOREA release, received new Basic and Trick charts in Ver.KOREA2. Most of them have different ratings as well. These newer charts are also used from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX PLUS.
Download.png Download BA KKWO and WA (charts for comparison)
File: DDR3rd-ljh.zip (3,99 KB) (info)


(Source: RemyWiki)