Modern Classics: DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution

It’s been a long time since I created the Modern Classics library, and I’ve completely neglected it over these pasts months. With that in mind I set out to reinvent the series, and I wanted to start with a game that easily fit into the Modern Classic criteria:
It has to be a fun, new, innovative, or personal favorite of myself and gamers;
Leaving behind a legacy for the video game world to remember is a plus, and;
There has to be something here that I can teach you about the game.
And what did I come up with? Dance Dance Revolution. And very quickly, actually.


It was like being a teenager all over again! I popped the PS2 disc in the system, hit record, and relived some of the best gaming years of my life. Watch the video below and understand why DDRMAX is a fantastic game.

Modern Classics: DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution



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  1. Mike Cornish

    Man, I miss this game now. I remember DDR used to be the only thing me and my sisters would bond over. We played so much that we broke and replaced a few mats. Good times…

    Even though there’s newer, more accurate dance games out now like Dance Central and Just Dance, I feel like there will always be something special about DDR.

    Now I feel the need to go to an arcade and see if they still have the machines,

    1. jsicktheslick

      Sadly most arcades I’ve been too in the past few years haven’t had a working machine, if they had a machine at all.

      That’s a good point you make about newer dance games not being the same. I think the somewhat synthetic experience of DDR made it feel more like a game, so I didn’t mind looking silly because I was achieving a high score and having a great time.

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