Dance Dance Revolution Konamix
|Dance Dance Revolution Konamix|
Also known as: Dancing Stage: Party Edition (EU)
This game has a prototype article
Dance Dance Revolution's third foray into the American and European markets. The American release gets this title because all of the songs in it were composed by Konami employees. The European release replaced some of these with licensed music, though.
- 1 Unused Graphics
- 2 Unused Text
- 3 Regional Differences
Internet Ranking Mode
An unused graphic for an "Internet Ranking" Mode, a leftover from the console release of Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix.
An unused graphic for a Data Bank mode. It is also a leftover from the console release of Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix, and even there, it's unused.
Unused graphics for "Easy", "Normal" and "Hard" modes. They are present in the VRAM data of the song selection screen...
...and in the gameplay screen. Note that this variant, besides the palettes, seems to be a leftover from the arcade release of Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix.
Japanese text used in the Edit Mode's interface, yet another leftover from the console release of Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix.
An unused Guide menu graphic for the "Language" selection in the edit menu.
Early Guide Graphics
Somewhat "plain" graphics for some of the sections in the Guide menu. It's worth noticing that all of them have finalized versions.
Dancing Stage: Party Edition Exclusive - Unused CD
An unused CD found in the VRAM data of the song selection screen. It most likely belongs to Addicted to Bass, a scrapped song that has a reference in the game's files.
Several lines of unused text can be found in the game's files, mostly on READ_DT.BIN. The left offsets are from the American release, and the right offsets are from the European release.
Edit Use Function
Meant to be displayed in the options screen.
USE NO USE
"Language" Option References
References for the aforementioned unused "Language" option in the Edit Mode.
A description meant to be seen in the "Guide" screen in Edit Mode.
Switches language between Japanese and English text in the EDIT MODE menu.
Meant to be displayed in the Options screen in the Edit Menu.
LANGUAGE JAPANESE ENGLISH
Found in offsets 0x163DC7C, 0x168534C, and 0x16AA4D0 in the American release, and 0x15C2E60, 0x160AE5C, and 0x163001C in the European release, is some dummy text.
Dancing Stage: Party Edition Exclusive - Unused Song Reference
The only properly unused line of text to be found in SLES_038.82, at offset 0x3DF8. It is a reference to the aforementioned scrapped song Addicted to Bass.
ADDICTED TO BASS
The message box seen when the game initially loads saved data was completely redrawn in the European release.
Title Screen/Main Menu
The title screen has quite the most obvious change: it was completely redesigned between the American and European releases. The menu screen also has some differences, such as the warning below the mode selections being in a different font, and the sparkly circles on the side of the selected choice being in a different color.
The warning screens are also written in a different font.
As stated in the introduction, several songs (which, apart from DIVE, were all the returning beatmania songs from DDR 2nd ReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON Vol.2) were replaced with licensed cover songs in the European release. Unusually, Salamander Beat Crush Mix is the only song that didn't get this treatment, but it is heavily implied that the aforementioned scrapped song Addicted to Bass was going to be what it was replaced with.
DIVE diving money GENOM SCREAMS PERFECT FREE Salamander Beat Crush Mix THE EARTH LIGHT
YOU GOT THE LOVE THE BAD TOUCH Don't Stop Movin' CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD MY FAVOURITE GAME