Dance Dance Revolution X

Game review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Dance game with few well-known music tracks.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex

Some outfits are a little skimpy, some mild lyrical references.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Occasional references, like having drinks in a club.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is part of Konami's popular Dance Dance Revolution series, which encourages kids to get up and dance and even features a Workout mode to track calories burned. Although there's no online component, up to eight players can connect over a local-area network (LAN) for multiplayer play. There are some very mild lyrics and references to alcohol (having drinks at a club), and some of the dancers' outfits could be considered a little skimpy. The game comes bundled with a dance mat for $49.99, or if you already have a dance mat you can buy the game separately for $29.99.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byPockets420 September 11, 2009

perfect for adults&kids

i love DDR i like to use my feet over my hands but both are very good if u are in to this type of game
Teen, 13 years old Written byAnimeGirl-Nikki March 31, 2010

Good for anyone who knows how to play :)

It's a nice tenth-anniversary installment to the popular dance franchise. It has a nice song selection, and the levels vary for each song, so there's... Continue reading

What's it about?

DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION X marks the tenth anniversary of Konami's Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) franchise, and launches with simultaneous versions for the arcade and the PlayStation 2 console. In the home version, players step on a special dance mat controller to correspond with arrows (left, right, down and up) that scroll down the screen in time to the music. The game's 75-song dance-oriented soundtrack offers a few licensed tracks (Pet Shop Boys, MC Hammer), but is comprised mainly of Konami in-house musicians and underground dance artists.

Street Master mode follows a story that progresses as players dance to unlock more songs and plot points. Players can choose from a standard arcade mode, a Battle mode where you square off against a friend or the computer, and two endurance modes where you play for as long as possible, Course and Endless. In Workout mode you can track calories burned, time danced, and weight. Finally, players can create their own song mixes and step patterns in Edit mode. Players can also use Sony's EyeToy camera to project videos of themselves dancing on-screen.

Is it any good?

When compared to the depth of gameplay and multiplayer modes offered by other Dance Dance Revolution series like Dance Dance Revolution Ultimate for the Xbox 360, DDR X comes up a little short. There are fewer tracks by well-known artists, the story mode is pretty shallow, the graphics aren't as crisp, and the announcer who talks over top of the songs is intrusive and annoying. With its low price point, DDR fanatics might still want to grab the game for the new songs, but it's not the strongest game in the series.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how dancing is a great way to stay in shape. Each character in Street Master mode had a different look and dance style; which ones did you like the best? What makes a song fun to dance to?

Game details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 2
  • Price: $49.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Konami
  • Release date: September 26, 2008
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Lyrics, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes

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