Dance Maniax Developer(s) Konami Publisher(s) Konami Platform(s) Arcade Release date(s) 2000 Genre(s) Music Mode(s) 1 player, 2 players, 1 player (Center), 1 player (Doubles) Cabinet Custom Display Raster, standard resolution, horizontal
Dance Maniax is a game from the Bemani series of rhythm games, published by Konami, with songs mostly from the Dancemania series of music, and shares many songs with Dance Dance Revolution. Instead of using physical contact to activate sensors, it uses optical switches to allow hands, feet and legs to be used in gameplay by passing them above or below the sensor.
Dance Maniax is a dance game that uses four optical sensors to determine player movements. Sensors are positioned such that there are two top and two bottom sensors on each side. In addition, special options (such as center play, doubles, speed modifiers, etc.) are accessible by holding the left arrow button, the right arrow button and the start button after credits have been inserted but before the game has begun. Center play is where one player controls the middle two pairs of sensors. Also, doubles play is where one player controls all eight sensors at once. By default, players are presented with a set of predefined courses, and are able to select one per game, or should they have started the game into the "options" menu (by pressing both select buttons and the start button), they may also choose to define their own course, pre-set Internet Ranking, or pre-set Marathon courses.
In-game, the songs are played immediately in sequence: as soon as. Notes scroll in a similar fashion to Dance Dance Revolution: four circles ascend and the player must move their hand over or under the appropriate sensor in time to receive an "OK!" The outer "blue" lanes are the lower sensors, and the inner "pink" lanes correspond to the upper sensors. Should they miss or not hit the sensor in rhythm with the song, their life meter will immediately decrease. Play continues until either all songs in the course have been passed, or it ends as soon as the life meter is fully depleted.
In Dance Maniax 2nd Mix, its Marathon course contains songs only in Dance Maniax 2nd Mix. In Dance Maniax 2nd Mix Append J-Paradise, songs in Dance Maniax 1st where included and only one of the 3 series titles can only be chosen for Marathon Course in one playing session. Marathon courses have long playing times unless altered by the arcade operator. There are 25 stages for the Dance Maniax 1st Mix course, 28 stages for the Dance Maniax 2nd Mix course, and 14 stages for the Dance Maniax 2nd Mix Append J-Paradise course.
The life meter have been modified and thus, giving a more difficult gameplay. The player starts with his life meter set to full. Should he miss the notes or not hit the sensor in rhythm with the song, their life meter will decrease, similar to the other game modes. However, in order to regain the life meter, the player should earn 1000 combo.
The music of Dance Maniax is varied, showing a wide array of genres and styles. The track listings for each game are composed of songs created by Konami specifically for the Dance Maniax line of games, songs that had been created by Konami for earlier Bemani games (referred to as transplants), and songs licensed from the Dancemania series of compilation albums. Through a deal with Toshiba-EMI, Konami was allowed to freely license tracks from Dancemania albums in exchange for advertising the albums in the games where the licensed tracks were used. For more information, see Bemani artists.
- Dance ManiaX - Released in 1999, Dance ManiaX featured 26 songs.
- Dance ManiaX 2nd MIX - Released in 2001, Dance ManiaX 2nd MIX featured 28 new songs and 25 songs from the original Dance ManiaX, for a total of 53 songs. (The one song that was not transplanted from the original was "My Sharona" by DJ Miko.)
- Dance ManiaX 2nd MIX append JPARADISE -- Released in 2001, Dance ManiaX 2nd MIX append JPARADISE featured 14 new songs, nearly half of which are from Dancemania presents J★PARADISE. The 53 songs present in Dance ManiaX 2nd MIX are also present, for a total of 67 songs. This version features a secret song called "PARANOiA Jazzy Groove+TRIP MACHINE -CLIMAX-+DEAD END(Sync Edit)". This song is not different from the original NONSTOP MIXES from 2ndMIX; they only differ because dance chips are custom made.
- Dance Freaks - Released in 2000, Dance Freaks features 32 songs. In addition to the entire 26 song Dance ManiaX library, there are an additional 6 licensed Korean songs exclusive to this version.
Note: Unlike most other Bemani games, no home versions of Dance ManiaX have been developed. This is likely due to the expense and difficulty of constructing an arcade-accurate peripheral controller. As well, Konami has stopped active development of the Dance ManiaX series.
Dance Maniax 1st Mix
Song Title Artist From BPM BROKEN MY HEART NAOKI feat.PAULA TERRY KONAMI ORIGINAL 160 PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME ~SATURDAY NIGHT MIX~ UZI-LAY KONAMI ORIGINAL 120 GORGEOUS 2012 THE SURRENDERS KONAMI ORIGINAL 135 Ain't It Good (Original Vocal Mix) Tomoki Hirata beatmania TOMOKI HIRATA 134 All Night featuring Angel (Original Mix) Tomoki Hirata beatmania TOMOKI HIRATA 134 Body featuring JBraithwaite (I.C.B. Club Vocal Mix) Tomoki Hirata beatmania TOMOKI HIRATA 134 Dr.Love Asuka M. beatmania SuperMIX 123 KEEP ON MOVIN' ~DMX MIX~ N.M.R-typeG KONAMI ORIGINAL 131 ALL MY LOVE Tomosuke x SABRINA KONAMI ORIGINAL 132 Heaven is a '57 metallic gray ~gimmix~ Hiro feat. Sweet little 30's KONAMI ORIGINAL 190 AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL 8bit KONAMI ORIGINAL 200 MEANING OF LIFE K.Wit feat. GARY KONAMI ORIGINAL 112 jane jana T.E.M.P.O. feat. Mohammad & Emi KONAMI ORIGINAL 125 GET IT ALL BRASS TRICKS KONAMI ORIGINAL 139 BAILA! BAILA! DANDY MINEIRO KONAMI ORIGINAL 129 Mobo☆Moga Orange Lounge KONAMI ORIGINAL 172 MAD BLAST THE INFECTION KONAMI ORIGINAL 180 IN MY DREAMS REBECCA Dancemania DELUX 4 139 DYNAMITE RAVE (B4 ZA BEAT MIX) NAOKI Dancemania SPEED 4 170 LOCOMOTION ALEXIA Dancemania BASS #6 134 MY SHARONA DJ MIKO ZIPmania 3 144 IT'S A PARTY BASTAMIKE & RASHAD Dancemania BASS #5 145 TOGETHER FOREVER CYDNEY D Dancemania BASS #5 134 LET'S GET DOWN (MO FUNK MIX) JT PLAYAZ Dancemania BASS #5 145 BUTTERFLY (KCP KUNG-FU MIX) smile.dk Dancemania BASS #6 135 Jet World + DROP OUT + PARANOiA MAX TYPE 2 Non Stop Mix Special KONAMI ORIGINAL Unidentified
Dance Maniax 2nd Mix
Song Title Artist From BPM DOODAH! (K.O.G. Re-edit) CARTOONS Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 150 UPSIDE DOWN (Hyper Euro Mix) COO COO Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 150 MEET MY FRIEND (B4 ZA BEAT Mix) EDDY HUNTINGTON Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 154 TOKYO ALL READY JUDY CRYSTAL Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 154 PETIT LOVE SMILE.dk Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 155 CAT'S EYE (Ventura Mix) E-ROTIC Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 159 TOGETHER AND FOREVER (KCP Euro Mix) CAPTAIN JACK Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 150 BOYS (Euro Mix) SMILE.dk Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 155 TUBTHUMPING (KCP Happy Mix) CHUMBAWAMBA Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 140 BOOM BOOM DOLLAR (Red Monster 2000 Mix) KING KONG & D.JUNGLE GIRLS Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 155 SYNCHRONIZED LOVE (Red Monster Hyper Mix) JOE RINOIE Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 150 EAT YOU UP (Phat k Mix) ANGIE GOLD Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 155 DAM DARIRAM (B4 ZA BEAT Mix) JOGA Dancemania HAPPY PARADISE 154 I WILL FOLLOW HIM TAEKO + THE V.O.W KONAMI ORIGINAL 148 KISS KISS KISS NAOKI feat.SHANTI KONAMI ORIGINAL 150 ENTER THE DRAGON (G'z Island Mix) B3-PROJECT KONAMI ORIGINAL 155 STAY (Organic house Version) emi KONAMI ORIGINAL 125 VIRTUAL MIND Brian Morris feat.Thomas KONAMI ORIGINAL 128 DO ME (MONDO DISCO ITALO STYLE) DJ MOjo KONAMI ORIGINAL 135 KEEP IT GOING K.Wit feat.Anthony Shoemo KONAMI ORIGINAL 100 Matsuri (J-SUMMER MIX) RE-VENGE KONAMI ORIGINAL 180 Kiss me all night long NAOKI J-STYLE feat.MIU KONAMI ORIGINAL 155 FUNKY MODELLING SPAKER KONAMI ORIGINAL 140 Happy-hopper ES44 KONAMI ORIGINAL 190 Mind Parasite TOMOSUKE KONAMI ORIGINAL 145 Quickening dj TAKA KONAMI ORIGINAL 150 STAY (Mod bouncy Version) TOMOSUKE KONAMI ORIGINAL 125 PARANOiA jazzy groove + TRIP MACHINE CLIMAX + DEAD END Non Stop Mix Special KONAMI ORIGINAL Unidentified
Dance Maniax 2nd Mix Append JParadise
Song Title Artist From BPM RHYTHM AND POLICE CJ CREW FEATURING CHRISTIAN D Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 155 HOT LIMIT JOHN DESIRE Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 156 おどるポンポコリン CAPTAIN JACK Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 142 17才 BAMBEE Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 142 BE TOGETHER NI-NI Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 140 Romance no Kamisama JUDY CRYSTAL Dancemania presents J-PARADISE 157 WONDA (SPEED K MIX) MM Dancemania SPEED BEST 2001 170 THE TWIST (Double Pump MIX) LIBERTY ALL STAZ Dancemania BASS#8 156 KICK THE CAN (HYPER KCP MIX) BUS STOP Dancemania SPEED BEST 2001 180 ABSOLUTE dj TAKA beatmaniaIIDX 4th STYLE 140 B4U NAOKI DanceDanceRevolution 4thMIX 155 DXY! TaQ beatmaniaIIDX 3rd STYLE 148 sanctus Osamu Kubota KONAMI ORIGINAL 160 Twin Bee -Generation X- FinalOffset beatmaniaIII 168
- Konami DanceManiax Official Site (Japanese)
- Konami DanceManiax 2ndMIX Official Site (Japanese)
- Konami DanceManiax 2ndMIX append JPARADISE Official Site (Japanese)
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