Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix (Gamecube) Playthrough – NintendoComplete

A playthrough of Nintendo’s 2005 rhythm-dance game for the Nintendo Gamecube, Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix.

It is also known as Dancing Stage Mario Mix in Europe, and Dance Dance Revolution with Mario in Japan.

This video shows a full playthrough of the Story mode on the normal difficulty level.

For anyone that is (or was) a fan of the arcade smash-hit music game series, this is an awesome combination. It takes the overworld and story scenes from the later Mario games to create a structure for DDR gameplay in the Mushroom Kingdom. It runs using a modified version of the engine that Mario Party 6 was built on, and you get the same excellent quality cutscenes and graphics as that game featured. So, it’s a Konami-developed game running on an engine built for Hudson-developed games and it’s published by Nintendo. Confused? Don’t worry – it’s Mario and it’s DDR, and it’s an amazing combination. A lot of effort in particular was put into the animation, and all of the Mushroom Kingdom denizens dance extremely smoothly and surprisingly not all like tools. Mario’s gut doesn’t seem to get in the way too much!

The game is broken up across five worlds, and has Mario (or Luigi) and Toad in search of a set of keys. The actual plot itself is about the same level of substance as the typical non-RPG Mario title, but the dialogue really shines. There are some absolutely hysterical exchanges between Toad and the bad guys, including Bowser, Wario, and Waluigi – more than once the absurd writing had me laughing out loud.

The gameplay is pretty typical of any DDR game, but it does throw in a couple of twists. There are item shops to buy things that can alter the course of battle, and in the boss fights there is usually a mechanic introduced to attack with, like stomping a squid’s tentacles, or deflecting Potobos and Bullet Bills. There’s even a jump to the top of the flagpole mini game!

And finally, there’s the music. The great majority of the tunes are heavily remixed themes from various Mario titles, and the remainder are classical tunes that fit in pretty well alongside the rest.

DDR Mario Mix is a complete novelty and a helluva neat twist for both series of games. If you like DDR or Mario, do yourself a favor and check it out!

Just be prepared, hardcore DDR fans – this is insanely easy compared to typical DDR games. Even on the highest difficulty levels (unlocked after successive playthroughs) the songs rarely go above what would be a 5 or 6 star difficulty rating in the mainline DDR games. Gotta keep it kid friendly, I guess, though I suppose it could also be something to do with the deemphasizing of euro-dance in the track list. It’s still a lot of fun, but don’t expect to break much of a sweat if Afronova on Maniac is your jam.
No cheats were used during the recording of this video.

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  • AoH MY GOD bless you for having this uploaded holy fuck

    Emma July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • I'm I the only one who noticed the change in the river at the very beginning of the game?

    Oneka Rodriguez July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • 1:19 funny how Toad doesn't say who he's talking about, so that the player can chose either Mario or Luigi… but really it's kinda weird that he'd go "Oh no! what can we do? My of course, I know who we can ask! Luigi! With him on our side we'll win!"
    Heck it really doesn't make sense for him to say it about Mario either I mean why say "who can we call?" he should say more like "Oh well I guess Mario will have to deal with this one again."

    KrossoverGod July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Didn't know that Waluigi was the main ennemy in a mario game

    Future Skywalker July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Why does this game has minigames relatable to mario party

    JadenSantana 2002 July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • 4:30 and 5:20

    Marse18 July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Finally Waluigi gets his time as a main villain.

    Mitchinatr July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • I'm sad Yoshi isn't here to dance.

    Diego Guillén July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • can you play it co-op with friends? im about to buy this shit

    gxtitan_rl July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Am I the only one that does the levels even tho im not even playing the actual game???

    Kyoshi Games July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • not gonna lie, mario got some sick moves

    Ganz Lecker July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • This whole game is a fever dream

    TheVoid July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • I got hooked on DDR thanks to this game! Very grateful

    ういろんと July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Mario dances like Richard Simmons. LOL

    Ken Masters July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • 16:40

    the awesome gamer 64 July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Announcer: can I call you a dancin master

    Mario: I already am one

    Greaser Griff July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • anyone back here because of dashie

    Andreas Goksøyr July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • I can’t wait till dashie plays this 😂

    ii2beast July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • 01:12:05

    brian jude jones July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • i slept through the video. It gave me peace

    Umar Tariq July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Where has this been hiding all my life

    Portfolio _cs July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply
  • Pad…** it.It's just like the original-only Mario themed.

    Nadine Vincench July 3, 2020 10:09 pm Reply

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