Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Good entry-level dance game for kids.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 12 reviews

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Positive Messages

Gets kids up and moving.

Violence & Scariness

Part of the Mario franchise (and DDR franchise).

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2-year-old Written byAnounymous June 18, 2019
Adult Written bytracymom April 9, 2008
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 s... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bygolder October 28, 2009

good game for kids

good game for kids

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Price: $49.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Konami
  • Release date: December 14, 2005
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: December 2, 2019

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