Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix



Good entry-level dance game for kids.
Popular with kids

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Gets kids up and moving.

Violence & scariness
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Part of the Mario franchise (and DDR franchise).

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is nothing objectionable about this game, and it will even get kids off the couch and moving. Good for GameCube owners, but if your child is already a Dance Dance Revolution aficionado, don't buy this title. It's for beginners and will be too easy for them.

What's it about?

Mario, Nintendo's beloved character, is shaking his booty in the new DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION: MARIO MIX for GameCube system players ages 7 to 12. Just like in the original Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), players use their feet to stomp on directional arrows on a dance pad that correspond to arrows that appear on the screen; points are awarded for accuracy and number of correct combinations achieved. Kids become either Mario or his brother Luigi to go on a quest to save the Mushroom Kingdom: Someone has stolen the four Music Keys and it is up to players to get them back. The quest takes players to five different worlds. In each world, kids must use the power of dance to overcome the obstacles.

Is it any good?


Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix is a terrific way to introduce children to DDR. The graphics of Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Waluigi dancing are so hilarious that they motivate kids to groove to the music. Don't buy this for seasoned DDR players no matter how great their love of all things Mario -- this is an entry level title for kids.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to make the game more challenging. Try different body movements while placing your feet on the controller. Challenge each other to be outrageous or funny. Who in the family can dance most like Usher?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo GameCube
Available online?Not available online
Release date:December 14, 2005
ESRB rating:E

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Teen, 14 years old Written bySummerLuvr810 April 9, 2008


This game is great if you want a fun way to get up and active. However I think the levels should be a little harder.
Kid, 10 years old October 11, 2010
People are saying this game is too easy. (try Bowser's Castle on Super Hard.) It helps kids get active in the way Wii Fit did. And Mario and toad unlock songs. But strangely nobody noticed that prinsess Peach wasn't in this game. I also like the mush mode to challenge yourself but they don't have some features the old DDRs had. I heard there was a no.2 to this but I can't find it.
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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 June 1, 2012

dance dance revolution mario mix

Families can talk about how to make the game more challenging. Try different body movements while placing your feet on the controller. Challenge each other to be outrageous or funny. Who in the family can dance most like Usher?
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