Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sun Sep 2 23:54:21 UTC 2001

Why does Barry continue this Polish bullshit? Does he have the same
tourguide in the north that he had in the south? The tri-city area is
Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot, and he makes it sound like a bad Polish
joke - a tri-city area with two cities. Not so Barry - almost as big
a mistake as the Windy City and the Big Apple, if I may rub salt in
the wounds.


>   G'day from Gdynia, part of the tri-city area with Gdansk.
>    From USA TODAY, Friday, 31 August-2 September 2001 (a three-day,
>blockbuster USA TODAY), pg. 11B, col. 3:
>    Dubbed Bemani games (for "beat mania"), they include contests
>that involve strumming guitars, beating drums and playing keyboards.
>(Col. 5 box--ed.)
>_The DDR experience_
>_Bar hugger:_  Novice player who relies too heavily on the support
>bar that backs DDR's dance platform.
>_Bong Thomas:_  Trick move in which expert player grabs the bar to
>swing around it, circling the dance floor in the process.
>_Catastrophic:_  The highest level of DDR play.
>_Great attack:_  When a player is aiming for the most "perfect"
>sequences possible.
>_Hand plant:_  Using a hand to slap the dance floor arrow.
>_Hidden:_  Experts only: a level of play in which the monitor's
>arrows disappear before reaching the top of the screen, requiring
>the players to memorize the routine.
>_Left foot only:_  Or LFO, just as it sound; using only that foot to
>play.  Also RFO.
>_Matrix walk:_  Using the bar, the player lifts up horizontal to the
>floor and places feet on the screen; frowned on by the arcade owners.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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