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Fun Dance Dance Revolution Mod Hits the Pavement 22

It seems that the Newport Aquarium in Northern Kentucky has a cool custom mod for their Dance Dance Revolution game. Frogger. Yes, you too can hop your way to 8-bit excitement with this cool mod. The game was unveiled as a part of "The Frog Bog" exhibit, which is a celebration of all things froggy. It's always fun to see neat little mod projects like this.
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Fun Dance Dance Revolution Mod Hits the Pavement

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  • by realinvalidname ( 529939 ) on Thursday May 29, 2008 @11:25AM (#23586845) Homepage
    Awaiting trademark-based cease-and-desist letter from Sega in five, four, three...
  • Those aren't just DDR pads - they look like stainless steel DDR pads. Those things should be in a rest area bathroom.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by RobertB-DC ( 622190 ) *

      Those aren't just DDR pads - they look like stainless steel DDR pads. Those things should be in a rest area bathroom.

      Well, they *are* in a swamp, after all.

      Really, though, that looks like the most awesome set of pads ever. I don't need the darned things to blink, I just want them to register when I step on them -- and to keep registering on a "hold".

      But what do I know... I can only do 6-7 footers. Not bad for a 40-year-old, though.

      I've posted the topic at the DDRFreak forum [ddrfreak.com]. It'll be interesting to see w

      • by nekura ( 600099 )
        If you don't mind dropping $350 on your hobby, I highly recommend a Mymybox Blueshark [mymybox.com]. I've owned one for a couple of years now and it's still going strong, and I play 10s and above (the ones rated higher than a 10 being on a similar dancing game called In the Groove) so it's definitely taken quite a beating.
  • Frog Frog Evolution?
  • by szyzyg ( 7313 ) on Thursday May 29, 2008 @12:36PM (#23587931)
    Konami introduced a few kids games for the PS2 played using a control mat on the floor, to get the mat you had to buy the frogger game which has quite a few fun mini games for 2-5 year olds.
    http://www.amazon.com/Konami-Kids-Playground-Frogger-Jumpin/dp/B000P297HK/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1212078756&sr=8-1 [amazon.com]
    THere are some other 'edutainment' titles which are supposed to help with letters, numbers, shapes and colours, but I've only got the frogger game for my kids.

    My 3 year old is pretty good at most the games but has lost interest since I got Rock Band. Turns out she's doing a pretty good job as a vocalist.
  • by StCredZero ( 169093 ) on Thursday May 29, 2008 @02:33PM (#23589881)
    Robotron on the 2-player DDR chassis. One player controls shooting, the other controls motion. Or give two players a D-pad for shooting and let them play co-op.
  • by dead_one ( 60558 )
    Frogger? How about something a bit more dramatic - Dance Dance Immolation! [interpretivearson.com]
  • Sounds pretty cool. I have a MAME cabinet set up, with a dance pad attached for Step Mania. It'd just be a quick config change to have it use the pad for Frogger. It'd work for Pac-Man and Q*Bert, too. I don't think I'd want to try Defender that way, though...

  • I have a PSX/N64 controller to USB adapter for my computer so I can plug in PS2 dance mats (or N64 controllers! :D) to my computer and use them in emulators. So naturally I tried playing Starfox with the dance pad. I didn't do so well but got surprisingly good considering how ridiculously hard it was.
  • Y'know, I was just up at Newport on the Levee a month or so ago, mainly in a desperate attempt to find SOMETHING to do in this state (moved to Lexington recently to get a job). I was considering stopping by the aquarium, honestly, but around then my car started breaking down, so I had a bit more on my mind. Maybe I should've stopped by.

    Well, okay, granted, I don't think this exhibit was there at the time, but still. Now I want to go back. This sounds neat.

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