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FAQs - US 1st Mix

Special Characters
You may select the character that will appear on the screen during your game by entering one of the following codes on the title screen before hitting to start your game.

Dread-Snake, Janet: Push without holding or .
Konsento:01, Oshare-Zukin: Step on , and push .
Afro, Lady: Step on , and push .

Play Modes
At title screen, hold both and at the same time and press . A menu will appear showing the choices: Single, Couple, Versus, Double.
Note on Double, Couple, and Versus: If you only push on one side, you will only get one song, and only one credit will be used.

Difficulty Modes
You can choose your difficulty only before selecting your first song.

Step Modes
Step modes can be chosen before selecting any song. To cancel these codes, press .

Grading and Score
Grades: SS - S - A - B - C - D - E
The formula for calculating the score for a combo is a bit complicated. The only person who cares about this formula is the crazy fool writing this FAQ. For all others, the point value for any step in a combo depends on two factors:

  • Perfects are worth 3 times as much as Greats.
  • The point value for a step increases every time the combo increases by 4.

For those curious about the exact formula for the score of a combo...

Let [x] denote the greatest integer function (i.e., where [x] is the greatest integer less than or equal to x). Then, the point value for the nth step in a combo is:

S(n) = G(n) if the nth step is a Great, or P(n) if the nth step is a Perfect;
G(n) = 100 ([n/4]^2 + 1);
P(n) = 3G(n);

Therefore, the total point value for a combo is the summation of S(n) from 1 to n, where n is the number of steps in the combo. This formula is derived from the table of point values in the Info section at DDR Stompin' Ground.

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