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A simon-says style music game, where you press the four buttons with your feet as arrows scroll up from the bottom of the screen.

Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix was produced by Konami in 2000.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix was produced include: Beatmania Complete Mix, Racing Jam Chapter 2, Dance Freaks, Thrill Drive, Silent Scope, Beatmania IIDX 2nd Style, Beatmania IIDX 3rd Style, Beatmania IIDX 4th Style, Beatmania IIDX Substream, and Beatmania III


Name Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7491
Class Wide Release
Genre Dance/Rhythm
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Controls Differ
  • Buttons: 1 - Select Left
  • Buttons: 1 - Select Right
  • Buttons: 4 - Up|Down|Left|Right
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Do you have the rhythm? Then step up onto the stage and prove it! In this dancing game, move and groove to the music by stepping on the arrows as they scroll up the screen. Do well enough, and you progress to the next stage! Also, this new update to Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix comes in a 'Korean' version which differs slightly from the Japanese 3rd Mix (it does not feature as many songs and there is more emphasis on Korean songs.)

Game Play

Start by selecting a song, then the game begins. As the arrows reach the top of the screen, press the corresponding button(s) with your feet.

The songs range from one foot (simple) (they are rated in feet instead of stars) up to nine, known as 'Catastrophic' songs, increasing in difficulty as far as speed (beats per min.) and are nearly impossible to finish without spending mass amounts of money or investing in any of the import home versions and dance mats!

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

To revert the game to Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix mode, insert coins, then press the select left button twice, then the select right button twice, and then press the start button. This will bring back some of the songs that were not on Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix; the original version of "Boom Boom Dollar," for instance (the game already features "remixed" versions of some of the songs).

To choose 'Another' mode (more difficult steps), press the down arrow twice during the song select. If you want to go back to Basic Mode, press the up arrow twice.

To choose SSR or "Step Step Revolution" (the hardest of the three-step sets), insert your coins, then on the yellow select arrows, press left three times, right three times, left, right. But this code has been entered, you are locked in SSR mode for that game. You will have to wait till the next game to switch to basic/another.

Step Modes: On the song select screen, input these codes using the UDLR arrows under your feet:

  • Hidden: UDUD
  • Sudden: UDUDUDUD
  • Left: L 8 times (play facing left)
  • Right: R 8 times (play facing right)
  • Mirror: L,R 8 times (play facing away from the screen - this one's used most of the time for free-styling moves!)
  • Shuffle: UDLRDURL (Changes the arrows position around)
  • Little: LDRDL (removes some of the steps)
  • Flat: LLLRRR (changes the arrows to white)
  • Vivid: LRLLRLLR (adds coloring to the arrows)

Cabinet Information

The cabinet features lights under the buttons that illuminate when pressed, neon flashing lights that flicker in tune to the music, as well as overhead multi-colored lighting to create a dance party feeling.


Comes in 'Japan' and 'Korea' versions. Also this game is known as Dancing Stage in Europe/the UK, where the world record for number of hours playing the game nonstop (around eight hours, according to Guinness World Records, 2001) is held.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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