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FAQs - DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix
Machine owners/operators have the ability to unlock new songs for the game through the operator menu. Here are the instructions you need to follow to unlock an arcade machine. Please note that if you do not have access to the panel behind the coin door (ie - if you don't own the machine nor are you responsible for it), you cannot enter the unlock codes. Thanks go to Brian Ho of IndyDDR.com for providing the images of his own machine.
To enter the operator menu, you must hit the Test button. The pictures above show the two styles the operator panel can come in - the lefthand one in original Japanese machines, and the righthand one in Korean/Asian/US machines. In the picture on the left, the Test button is the top one in the column of three buttons (the other two, in order, are Service and Degauss). In the picture on the right, the Test button is the red one in the upper-righthand corner, and the white button next to it is the Service button.
Once you hit the Test button, you'll see a menu as follows:
Use the and buttons to select GAME OPTIONS (*not* MEMORY CARD OPTIONS as is highlighted in the picture), and then, while holding the 1P and the Service Button, hit the 1P button to enter the SECRET menu.
From here, hit the 1P button to select APPEND.
You can now type in the unlock codes. Use and to select the spaces, and to change the letters in each space. When you've entered in the password, hold and and then push to confirm the password.
The unlock codes for this game are as follows:
Credit given to seishinbyou and yasu from AaronInJapan.com for finding and sharing the code.
The unlock system for DDRMAX2 is rather peculiar. There are a total of 31 items to unlock, and the point value for each is variable. The default value is 750 points, but if unlocks take a large or small amount of time, that value will be adjusted downward or upward when the next item comes up. For example, if you were to unlock a song, and then instantaneously earn enough points to earn another unlock, the next unlock will likely require 1500 points.
Additionally, the items do not necessarily unlock in order. If an item is unlocked within a short time, then the next item is skipped. Once the list gets down to 30, it will cycle back to the top and unlocks will resume with the next item. Item 31 will always be last.
Some items include multiple songs. If you unlock one item, you'll get all the numbered items.
Brand new options and play modes
In addition to the Light, Standard, and Heavy modes that were introduced in DDR MAX, DDR MAX2 has an additional mode called Oni Mode. Unlike the other modes, Oni mode must be chosen by both players. If either player chooses Oni mode, both players will be forced to play it. Oni mode is similar to the nonstop courses seen in previous mixes, but on crack. Options are disabled. You begin with four lives. In Oni mode, if you get a GOOD or worse on any step, one life will be taken away from you. The game ends if you lose all four lives, but you may recover life between stages. If you are playing a two player game and you lose all four lives, your game is over, even if your partner is still alive. Results for each player come out only at the end of the game. There are several result attributes:
For the first time, you can include freeze arrows in your edits (assuming you have DDRMAX for the Playstation at home).
Dark mode has also been newly added, in which mode the arrows at the top of the screen are gone.
DifficultiesThe groove radar from DDR MAX returns in DDR MAX2, to be joined also by the more familiar foot ranking system of yore.
Song selection works similar to DDR MAX. All songs are available, and you can select among four different song orders -- composite difficulty (default), alphabetical, BPM, and Player's Best (the 30 most often played songs). To change the order, hold the and buttons simultaneously at the song selection screen.
DDRMAX introduced a new feature to the DDR series called "Extra Stage". Essentially, Extra Stage rewards very skilled players with an extra challenge round after their last song. Each DDR version featuring Extra Stage has different requirements and features - here's how it works in DDRMAX2:
Clear at least Extra Stage and you will earn a special credits ending.
Three Oni courses are available on a freshly-installed machine, and an additional fifteen are unlocked according to the unlock procedure listed above. The three default Oni courses are also the three which provide Internet Ranking scores, and the three which the game will track on the high score table.
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