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Fun Dance Dance Revolution Mod Hits the Pavement

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the hop-to-it dept.

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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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First (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23586707)

win

Re:First (1)

hubdawg (1148477) | more than 6 years ago | (#23586813)

Well I lost. Visited Newport aquarium not long ago. No frogger DDR mod. Days late and dollars short. Guess I have to go again. ON a nice note it is a fabulous aquarium, stop by if you are in the area.

Re:First (1)

SQLGuru (980662) | more than 6 years ago | (#23586877)

It's not a drastic leap. Granted, it's cool (custom code for the game?), but the mat was already just a mapping of the inputs.....it would work with any simple enough game (uses D-pad and not the analog sticks).

Layne

Re:First (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23589287)

It looks to be the Playstation version of Frogger, which would just work with any DDR pad for that system.

Re:First (1)

techpawn (969834) | more than 6 years ago | (#23587565)

You know, it's just across the river and I never go.
Frankly, they need to do something to draw people back to the levee [newportonthelevee.com] . The Parking is pricier than I'd like and the shops are closing down, but, I will agree the Aquarium is nice to visit and there are 2 DDR machines in Gameworks... At least, last time I went

Re:First (2, Funny)

AnotherUsername (966110) | more than 6 years ago | (#23589507)

You know, it's just across the river and I never go.
Having problems with the log jumping part? Don't worry, lots of people have problems with that part. It's all about the timing. Don't worry, you'll get it soon. I have faith in you.

Re:First (1)

techpawn (969834) | more than 6 years ago | (#23590607)

Thanks, I worry not! But, if I was going crossing Third Street then the Ohio river I'd just take the I-471 Bridge (Newport is the next exit), not the logs as my unfortunate amphibian ancestors did before me.

Re:First (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23595661)

Now you've got me all homesick, missing Cincy. It was bad enough just drooling over the Frogger game.

Maybe I can find a series of lillypads to hop on to get across the Atlantic. Gotta be easier than affording a plane ticket this summer.

If I'm lucky, I'll find a frog with four arrow pads on his back to carry me!

Gas up the lawyers, Sonic (2, Funny)

realinvalidname (529939) | more than 6 years ago | (#23586845)

Awaiting trademark-based cease-and-desist letter from Sega in five, four, three...

Re:Gas up the lawyers, Sonic (3, Funny)

Eli Gottlieb (917758) | more than 6 years ago | (#23587817)

Or better yet, play Sonic by running on a treadmill. That'll burn away that geek fat!

Gas up the lawyers, Mario (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23595845)

Someone's already stealing the balance board concept.

Holy Rusted Metal Batman! (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 6 years ago | (#23586873)

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

Re:Holy Rusted Metal Batman! (2, Interesting)

RobertB-DC (622190) | more than 6 years ago | (#23587045)

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 what they have to say. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a FroggerFreak forum.

Re:Holy Rusted Metal Batman! (1)

nekura (600099) | more than 6 years ago | (#23589323)

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.

Name that game... (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 6 years ago | (#23587273)

Frog Frog Evolution?

There's Already a Frogger DDR Style Game (2, Informative)

szyzyg (7313) | more than 6 years ago | (#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.

Forget Frogger! -- Do Robotron! (2, Interesting)

StCredZero (169093) | more than 6 years ago | (#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.

DDI (1)

dead_one (60558) | more than 6 years ago | (#23589891)

Frogger? How about something a bit more dramatic - Dance Dance Immolation! [interpretivearson.com]

It looks like PS1 Frogger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23590191)

From that screenshot it looks like the PS1 version of Frogger which included a terrific head-to-head mode. Now I'm getting nostalgic for the head-on freeway level...

Other games (1)

Chelloveck (14643) | more than 6 years ago | (#23590601)

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...

even I did this (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 6 years ago | (#23592287)

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.

Something to do in Kentucky (1)

Captain Spam (66120) | more than 6 years ago | (#23594011)

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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