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Proto:Dance Dance Revolution Extreme2

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Dance Dance Revolution Extreme2.

A prototype of Dance Dance Revolution Extreme2 dated May 10, 2005 (roughly over two months before the final build) was released by Hidden Palace on March 20, 2021, as part of Project Deluge.

General

  • One of the game's typefaces was slightly adjusted. This can be mostly seen in the M, N and V letters.
Proto Final
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Main Menu

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  • Only the Free Play mode has a proper icon.
  • The "Extra" mode, which is a demo for Karaoke Revolution Party in the final release, refers to the game as "Karaoke Revolution 4". It is also non-functional, redirecting to the main menu upon selection.
  • The "Lesson" and "My Room" modes crash the game.
  • When a song is unlocked/purchased, no messages are displayed.

Gameplay

  • The "First Stage" voice line is always used when selecting a song in Free Play Mode. In the final game, it is never called.
  • Only 30 of the game's 74 songs have unique background videos. They are:
    • Licenses
      • Genie In A Bottle
      • Get Busy
      • IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
    • New Konami originals
      • 1998
      • air
      • BE LOVIN
      • Can Be Real
      • CANDY
      • Colors (for EXTREME)
      • DAIKENKAI
      • Happy Wedding
      • Heaven is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix)
      • I Need You (Insideout Door Mix)
      • La Bamba
      • L'amour et la liberte (DDR Ver.)
      • Miracle Moon (L.E.D.LIGHT STYLE MIX)
      • Polovtsian Dances And Chorus
      • SAKURA
      • Sweet Sweet Magic
      • sync (EXTREME version)
      • TwinBee (Generation X)
      • un deux trois
    • Returning Konami originals
      • DYNAMITE RAVE
    • CHALLENGE-only songs
      • AFRONOVA (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX)
      • BRILLIANT 2U (K.O.G G3 MIX)
      • BURNIN' THE FLOOR (BLUE FIRE mix)
      • DYNAMITE RAVE (B4 ZA BEAT MIX)
      • Look To The Sky (Trance Mix)
    • Boss songs
      • PARANOIA survivor
      • PARANOIA survivor MAX
  • Pressing Select enables autoplay.

Songs

  • The song PASSION OF LOVE does not have proper graphics yet, recycling those of ABSOLUTE (Cuff -N- Stuff it Mix).
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  • There is an additional song slot between LOOK AT US (Daddy DJ Remix) and My My My. Its banner assigns it to a song with ID "lose", and it displays no difficulty and groove radar info. When selected, it plays a duplicate of ABSOLUTE (Cuff -N- Stuff it Mix). The game's song masterlist, found within the game's .ELF executable, assigns the ID "lose" to Lose My Breath, possibly the Destiny's Child song.
  • The song INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX) instead plays INJECTION OF LOVE(e), an English version which would later appear in Dance Dance Revolution Strike.
  • Several more of the game's songs use different graphics and/or labels in the Song Selection and Gameplay screens:
Proto Final
As The Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Sweeping Strings Radio Edit)
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While the title tag refers to the song as simply As The Rush Comes (GABRIEL & DRESDEN RADIO EDIT), the banner and background, which are completely different from the final version, completely ommit the subtitle.
INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX)
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The song's banner and background simply refer to the song as INJECTION OF LOVE.
Oops!... I Did It Again
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DDRextreme2-opsi tbFINAL.png

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While the title tag only has different capitalization and punctuation on the song's title, the banner and background also do not credit the song's vocalist.
Play That Funky Music
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Strangely, the prototype banner lacks artist credits.
Silence (Airscape Remix)
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The song's vocalist, Sarah McLachlan, is not credited in the prototype graphics. There are no artist credits in the background either. Additionally, in all graphics, "Airscape" is mispelled as "Airspace".
Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix)
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All of the prototype's graphics refer to the song as Spin Spin Sugar (Armin Van Helden Remix).
Wonderful Night (radio edit)
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DDRextreme2-wona bkPROTO.png

DDRextreme2-wona tbFINAL.png

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All of the prototype's graphics refer to the song as simply Wonderful Night.

Dance Master Mode

  • None of the missions have special requirements to be cleared.
  • Map B has a completely different layout compared to the final game. This layout also prevents it from being completed.

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  • Proper voice calls for clearing a mission have not been implemented yet; the game always calls one of the "Stage Failed" sounds.
  • When starting a mission, only the area and level numbers are shown.

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  • In the Boss Song Completion screen, the game's title is mispelled as "Dance Dance Revolution Extraeme2", which was fixed on the final release.

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Workout Mode

  • Most of the character icons are placeholders. Those that are not also differ from the final version.
Proto Final
DDRextreme2-workouticonPROTO.png DDRextreme2-workouticonFINAL.png

Advanced Mode

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  • While the graphics and messages are garbled, the mode is mostly operational.
    • If the Dancer Display option is set to Off, the game will redirect to the Song Selection menu instead of the Course Selection menu. Selecting any of the songs crashes the game.
  • The THE FREEZER, Trick, Slow-Mix, Supersonic, DARKNESS, JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!, HIGH VOLTAGE and Secret Arrow courses have not been properly implemented yet, being duplicates of other existing courses.
  • The RMX of TRUTH courses are the central point of two glitches:
    • Choosing the courses on the Difficult setting freezes the game.
    • When playing in the Normal setting, reaching the songs Look To The Sky (Trance Mix) on RMX of TRUTH 1, and AFRONOVA(FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) on RMX of TRUTH 2, also crash the game. However, playing on Double mode is a workaround for the latter song, as an otherwise unused Heavy chart is loaded.
  • Some courses use different songs:
Proto Final
Super Star 1
"Lose My Breath"
Block Rockin' Beats
Genie in a Bottle
LOOK AT US (Daddy DJ Remix)
WONDERFUL NIGHT (radio edit)
Block Rockin' Beats
Genie in a Bottle
LOOK AT US (Daddy DJ Remix)
Super Star 5
Play That Funky Music
As The Rush Comes
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
BOOM BOOM DOLLAR(K.O.G G3 MIX)
CARTOON HEROES(Speedy Mix)
.
Play That Funky Music
As The Rush Comes
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
My My My
BOOM BOOM DOLLAR(K.O.G G3 MIX)
CARTOON HEROES(Speedy Mix)
NAOKI Premium
PASSION OF LOVE
DYNAMITE RAVE
BRILLIANT 2U
1998
MARIA (I believe...)
BRILLIANT 2U
1998
PASSION OF LOVE
Power Of Love
LOVE IS ORANGE
BE LOVIN
PASSION OF LOVE
INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX)
BE LOVIN
LOVE IS ORANGE
PASSION OF LOVE
INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX)
Japanese POPS
Happy Wedding
CANDY
SANA MOLETTE NE ENTE (B.L.T.STYLE)
DAIKENKAI
Miracle Moon (L.E.D.LIGHT STYLE MIX)
Happy Wedding
CANDY
SANA MOLETTE NE ENTE (B.L.T.STYLE)
DIVE
DAIKENKAI
World Map
La Bamba
Polovtsian Dances And Chorus
AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL
SAKURA
.
La Bamba
Polovtsian Dances And Chorus
AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL
LA COPA DE LA VIDA
SAKURA
Ultimate 12
PARANOiA
TwinBee(Generation X)
Sweet Sweet Magic
Quickening
DYNAMITE RAVE
Colors (for EXTREME)
sync(EXTREME version)
DAIKENKAI
INFINITE PRAYER
AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL
BE LOVIN
PARANOIA survivor
SAKURA
PARANOIA survivor MAX
INFINITE PRAYER
PARANOiA
Sweet Sweet Magic
DYNAMITE RAVE
Colors (for EXTREME)
sync(EXTREME version)
DAIKENKAI
SEDUCTION
PARANOIA survivor
CARTOON HEROES(Speedy Mix)
SAKURA
PARANOIA survivor MAX

Shop

  • All of the Songs use placeholder prices, in the following order: 34454000 -> 2234000 -> 986000 -> 8758 -> 8200 -> 9000 -> 9010 -> 10 -> 100 -> 10000.
  • All of the Courses are much more expensive in the prototype.
Proto Final
NAOKI Premium 50000 1000
Power of Love 70000 3000
RMX of TRUTH 1 90000 3000
THE FREEZER 90000 3000
TRICK 90000 3000
Slow-Mix 90000 3000
Supersonic 90000 3000
DARKNESS 90000 3000
JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! 90000 3000
Japanese Pops 90000 3000
RMX of TRUTH 2 50000 3000
HIGH VOLTAGE 70000 3000
World Map 90000 3000
Secret Arrow 90000 3000
Ultimate 12 90000 57300
PLAYER'S BEST 1-4 90000 1000
PLAYER'S WORST 1-4 90000 20000
PLAYER'S BEST LONG 90000 2000
RANDOM SONGS 90000 5000
RANDOM 90000 10000
  • When purchasing the NAOKI Premium course, a scribble will appear below the listed songs. It seems to resemble Ronald McDonald, the then-mascot of the McDonalds fast food chain.
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  • All of the Outfits use placeholder icons, and cost 90000 points each. For the comparisons, note that some of the icons are swapped in-game.
Proto Final
BLUES DDRextreme2-bluesPROTO.png DDRextreme2-bluesFINAL.png
RHYTHM DDRextreme2-rhythmPROTO.png DDRextreme2-rhythmFINAL.png
DRUM DDRextreme2-drumPROTO.png DDRextreme2-drumFINAL.png
BASS DDRextreme2-bassPROTO.png DDRextreme2-bassFINAL.png
RAGE DDRextreme2-ragePROTO.png DDRextreme2-rageFINAL.png
EMI DDRextreme2-emiPROTO.png DDRextreme2-emiFINAL.png
ASTRO DDRextreme2-astroPROTO.png DDRextreme2-astroFINAL.png
CHARMY DDRextreme2-charmyPROTO.png DDRextreme2-charmyFINAL.png
BABY-LON DDRextreme2-babylonPROTO.png DDRextreme2-babylonFINAL.png
ALICE DDRextreme2-alicePROTO.png DDRextreme2-aliceFINAL.png
BOLDO DDRextreme2-boldoPROTO.png DDRextreme2-boldoFINAL.png
TRACY DDRextreme2-tracyPROTO.png DDRextreme2-tracyFINAL.png
JOHNNY DDRextreme2-johnnyPROTO.png DDRextreme2-johnnyFINAL.png
JENNY DDRextreme2-jennyPROTO.png DDRextreme2-jennyFINAL.png
ROBO2001 DDRextreme2-roboPROTO.png DDRextreme2-roboFINAL.png
PRINCESS-ZUKIN DDRextreme2-princessPROTO.png DDRextreme2-princessFINAL.png
NAOKI DDRextreme2-naokiPROTO.png DDRextreme2-naokiFINAL.png
LADY DDRextreme2-ladyPROTO.png DDRextreme2-ladyFINAL.png
AKIRA DDRextreme2-akiraPROTO.png DDRextreme2-akiraFINAL.png
YUNI DDRextreme2-yuniPROTO.png DDRextreme2-yuniFINAL.png
JC DDRextreme2-jcPROTO.png DDRextreme2-jcFINAL.png
SAJA DDRextreme2-sajaPROTO.png DDRextreme2-sajaFINAL.png
  • All regular hints cost 90000 points each, whereas they cost between 1000 and 3000 in the final release.
  • All arrow hints cost 100 points each, whereas they cost 1000 in the final release.
  • All arrows cost 1000 points, whereas they cost 2000 in the final release.
  • All items in the Other section cost differently. The Selections are also labeled as "Branches".
Proto Final
Branch 0 10000 3000
Branch 1 20000 3000
Branch 2 30000 5000
Endless 40000 10000
Survival 50000 20000
Combo Challenge 60000 30000