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First off, you need a dance mat for this game, so if you don't have one, this is a very poor rental! You can play with the regular controller, but it's not very fun that way.
Each DDR game has different music -- in fact, that's the whole reason that new DDR games are released. This version's music list is pretty sporadic, with tracks of many different genres and speeds. As a result, everybody can find a few songs they like, but few people will enjoy more than half the tracks.
The licensed music is similarly all over the board, though most of the licensed songs are really danceable. Even an oldie like Long Train Running comes out very fun to dance to.
This is a relatively old DDR game, and you can tell in one important way: the difficulty levels are easier in this version than in later games. I can't handle the so-called 8-foot songs in DDR Extreme 2, but I can do 9-foot songs on this disc. That's not really a problem; it can be a good thing. If you've played a bunch of DDR Extreme or Ultramix games, this game can be the bridge up to the very difficult songs on those later games.
If you're new to DDR, go with DDR Extreme 2, I think it has more fun songs.
Now, to start off with, before you rent this game, for best game play experience you will need the Dance Dance Revolution mat. You can do it with the controller, but it is better with the mat.
Playing this is very simple. Step on the arrows as they go up the screen and into their appropriate box. When they get there, step on the matching arrow- it's THAT simple!
Once your set up and know how to play, its time to have the fun begin! Keep the beat going with a wide variety of songs, including some secret bonus songs! You will get quite a workout, and a lot of fun to boot!
This game is awesome and for all those who want to dance, it is awesome. Everyone will enjoy this, play against your friends in 2 player mode! You will have so much fun with this game. So many different songs to choose from. This will really get you going!!! You will be happy that you got this, it is truly one of the best!!! Recommended for all ages. Even adults because there is a section where parents can work out and it will tell you how much weight you have lost!!!