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03-05-2008, 09:59 PM
Hi everyone! My name's Cory and I'm new the this site and forum so I thought I'd give posting a try.

Soooo, who here has played Dance Dance Revolution before? I try to play it daily for at least an hour and what an exercise it is!!! :)

One hour of that game and I walk off the pad as sweaty as could be. And it's a blast to play too! One hour goes by in what seems to be 15-30 minutes, and you still wanna keep going. Well, that's just me anyway. DDR has been my sidekick in helping me lose weight, no doubt.

Has anyone else here used DDR for weight loss help? :D

03-05-2008, 11:27 PM
I would really like to try it. Do you play DDR on playstation or do you have the DVD? I was looking to buy it myself but am not sure which one to get. I have a playstation 2. What would you recommend?

03-06-2008, 10:53 AM
DDR is totally worth it on the PS2. If you are going to play a lot at home, I recommend a hard, metal pad. Even if not, a redoctane pad is recommended as they are firmer and more willing to stay in place than a soft pad you buy in stores. And if you don't want to invest the extra money just yet, duct tape! lol.

Seriously, I used to love DDR and play DDR religiously. Every weekend at the mall over $40 in the machine. Then I'd play at home with friends! It was ridiculous. Then I got pregnant, wasn't allowed to play. And now I am too out of shape to play, and live on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. D:

Point being, DDR is a very fun workout! Just DDR safely!

03-06-2008, 11:08 AM
I got DDR for playstation 2 for Christmas & I love it - Dh & i do it at least once a week for 30 minutes each.... so much fun

03-06-2008, 11:21 AM
Is it available for Wii?

03-06-2008, 07:25 PM
Phew, just got done with my one hour of DDR for the day and once again worked up another great sweat. Woot! Anyway, I have DDR for the PS2, and one of the steel pads too. (Well worth the money IMO). I have four of the games for the system. DDR MAX 1 & 2, and DDR Supernova 1 & 2.

I like DDR MAX 1 & 2 a LOT more than the Supernova series so I say give that a try. The Supernova series is more of a wider range of music, going from rock (Fallout Boy) to oldies such as songs like "Video Killed the Radio Star" where as DDR MAX 1 & 2 are more based around techno-ish music. So it really depends on what your tastes in music is.

As for the Wii, I'm not sure if it has DDR or not but I do think I recall reading somewhere that DDR was being made for the Wii.

So if you're dieting and looking for fun effective cardiovascular exercise, give DDR a try. You'll get hooked. ;)

03-07-2008, 11:36 AM
I might have to get ours out today. I picked this up the other day and have not had a chance to try it yet. I have heard great things about it and thought I would treat myself. I'll let ya know how it goes.



03-07-2008, 02:49 PM
Yes, DDR is available for the Wii. It's a newer game, and I've never played. But it's out there! XD Check out Wal-Mart. I'm sure they have it!

03-08-2008, 12:04 AM
Oh oh oh, as you'll see, DDR games....or some of them at least...come with a workout mode and it's fantastic! I've known about the mode since I started playing but never actually gave it a try until today and I loved it! You set your weight, and then set your goal whether it be amount of time spent playing or it set the amount of calories you want to burn before you stop.

I set my goal to 500 calories and it only took an hour 1/2 before I was done. I didn't think that was too bad and was surprised I burned so many calories that quickly. Then it tells you how far you would have run had you been jogging instead of playing DDR and I believe my results from today came to be 7 something miles!!!

Pretty nifty. :)

03-08-2008, 12:29 AM
Love it... so much fun. I used to play all the time. Can't play now... no room in the apartment. but when we move to a bigger place... you had better believe that DDR pad is coming out!

cephalopod gal
03-08-2008, 12:59 AM
Man I used to love playing DDR!!! I lost the pad, though.

I know I know it's terribly difficult to lose a DDR pad, but stranger things have happened...

Does anyone know how much the pads go for? Maybe I'll just shell out a few and buy a new one...

03-08-2008, 03:28 PM
I used to play DDR all the time :) If I still had a PS2 around, I'd still do it. We had one of the thick foam RedOctaine pads--and I actually preferred that to the metal pad (which I had also used at a friend's place). It's definitely a lot of fun and a workout! :) It's nice when "fun" and "workout" can coincide. I ordered my RedOctane dance pad off the 'net, and you can find DDR games in just about any store that sells PS2 games.

03-08-2008, 03:30 PM
We just purchaed it for the WII. I love it!

03-08-2008, 04:32 PM
cephalopod gal, DDR pad prices vary and are all over the place. Since you're not sure how much they are I'll just assume that you've never tried it before so I'd suggest buying one of the cheap foam pads for about $15-$30 so you can decide if you like it or not. Or you can buy a DDR bundle set which includes a game and a foam pad for about $60-$70.

Then you have the serious metal pads like what I have and they sell from anywhere between $200-$300 but I wouldn't buy those unless you're very serious about DDR. Hope this helps! :)

03-10-2008, 04:15 PM
I just bought this this weekend for my Wii. I haven't gotten much chance to use it, but I am excited to really get into it. I was going to get up early today and do it, but with the time change, my body said no way and I would swear I was sitting up ready to get out of bed and the next thing I knew it was an hour later and I had to be ready for work in 20 minutes. Oops. Tomorrow morning I will be doing this! I'd like to get in an hour everyday on it. I am guessing it will need to be supplemental to my regular workout routine and not able to replace it. But I am going to try and add it at least. I need a little extra boost, my weight loss is slowing down big time.

03-10-2008, 04:32 PM
Marie ~ Please let us know how you like the game for the Wii.
I have a Wii and would probably use that one more than the ps2. I have never tried DDR and am not even sure where to buy it?? Like Best Buy or?? How much is the one for the Wii? I think I saw a game for it at Wal-Mart...but it didn't have a pad. I am assuming the bundle packages mean it comes with the pad?

03-11-2008, 10:30 AM
I bought the bundle at Shopko (I don't know how widespread shopko is -- It's like a kmart) for 69.99. I did it for 45 minutes last night. It was so much fun. I don't know what the other ones are like so I can't tell you if it's better or worse than any of the other. It's DDR Hottest party. I wish it had a few more songs, but otherwise I had a blast with it. I can only do the beginner ones yet. I am really uncoordinated, I don't know if I'll ever get past beginner. But I am going to keep trying.

03-11-2008, 04:10 PM
yes, I work out to DDR also. My fiance' has it rigged up to the computer some how and not only do we have the DDR we have Tekken (a fighting game), & tennis. With tekken we use the actual Wiimote to punch and the DDR pad to kick!! It is a work out!!

03-11-2008, 04:17 PM
Man I used to love playing DDR!!! I lost the pad, though.

I know I know it's terribly difficult to lose a DDR pad, but stranger things have happened...

Does anyone know how much the pads go for? Maybe I'll just shell out a few and buy a new one...

we got two pads from ebay. Not the actual DDR pads but off brand for $15.00 but they work just the same!

03-12-2008, 05:38 PM
To those of you who have the Wii version, are the songs originals or are they covers? I had looked up the song list and I thought it had a much better variety of more modern popular songs (I hate the really techno stuff that comes with a lot of the other versions). But someone told me they were covers, so I want to make sure the music is at least GOOD before I get it. And what do the red octane or metal pads go for? I HATE using the ones that came with the game, it moves around so much.

03-12-2008, 10:09 PM
I love DDR! I have it for the PS2. They have it for almost every newer system though. Such a good workout!

03-13-2008, 11:45 PM
The steel pad I purchased from amazon.com was roughly $200. If you want a top of the line arcade style pad, it will cost you about $300 but if you're serious about it I think it would be sooooooo worth it.

I'm so happy to hear all the responses from you all who love playing DDR for your exercise. To those of you who are playing the newer DDR games (extreme or supernova versions) and have playstation 2 online hooked up, I'd love to play against some of you online some time. Now THAT would be fun. :)

Anybody interested?

03-14-2008, 08:16 PM
I have DDR for the Wii. Yes the songs are cover versions and are pretty techno but still enjoyable. I love the Wii version as you can set it so that you play with the remotes as well, it will have you shake the remote on certain steps so that you work your arms and not just your feet. I believe I bought mine for $59 or $69 (this was b4 Thanksgiving last year so I can't quite remember). It is a lot of fun and has the exercise section so you can set your weight and tell it that you want to play for so many minutes or until you burn so many calories. The calories burned are based on how well you do on the song ;) I would definitely recommend it!