Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix GameCube

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. For the poor, deprived Cube owners out there that have been thus far denied the chance to strut their stuff in front of their TV, this is easily the best Dancing Stage title on any platform.
  2. With a short story mode that serves as a fun, linear introduction to sequential stomping, Mario Mix is suitable for a child, or for an uncoordinated friend.
  3. netjak
    52
    There are many better DDR mixes out there, ones with actual challenge and ones where you can use better third-party mats. It's not that DDR Mario Mix is bad. It just doesn't take enough classic DDR elements and bogs the game down with too much extraneous junk.
  4. 50
    If you don't own any other console and you just really want to stomp those arrows, by all means, go right ahead. For everyone else, there's simply nothing to see.
  5. 50
    Juvenile pleasures, but will not satisfy the mature palate.
  6. The mini-games and quirks to the traditional gameplay will keep you playing for a while. It's just too bad the difficulty forces the ride to end earlier than expected.
  7. 60
    Mario Mix is easier than forgetting to put the toilet seat down. If you have any DDR skills whatsoever, you'll trounce it without missing more than a step or two.
  8. 60
    If you're new to the whole Dance Dance "thing," then you'll have a blast with Mario Mix. Interacting with a game via the dance pad is quite a bit of fun, and there are enough things to unlock and other diversions to keep you busy for a while.
  9. Not only will it keep the younger ones occupied for hours, but they'll be getting exercise.
  10. A must for hardcore Mario buffs, as well as those GameCube owners dying to get on the Dance Dance bandwagon.
  11. Mario Mix is a worthy addition to your library if you have kids 6 to 12 that would like to dance and don't mind doing so with Mario and company.
  12. Game Informer
    53
    A disastrous misstep. [Jan 2006, p.149]

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 1, 2014
    10
    Surprisingly one of my favourite Mario games, I really love this game. The story is ok for a game, but it is good for a Mario game, and theSurprisingly one of my favourite Mario games, I really love this game. The story is ok for a game, but it is good for a Mario game, and the best I have seen in any dancing game. I started playing this and before I knew it, over 2 hours had passed. Both Mario and Luigi are playable in story mode. I love this game, I really do. Full Review »
  2. Aug 2, 2015
    6
    This game has a decent array of songs, and numerous arrow gimmicks that normal DDR lacks. It also has a coherent story mode, and while not theThis game has a decent array of songs, and numerous arrow gimmicks that normal DDR lacks. It also has a coherent story mode, and while not the best thing out there, compared to DDR's lack of any plot it is definitely something.

    However, if you've already played DDR and become good at it, you will be disappointed if you are looking for added difficulty. Even the hardest song in the game is no more than an 11 or 12 on the current DDR scale.
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  3. Aug 12, 2013
    9
    I loved this game as a kid. The reason being not that I loved Mario, but I had never known about this type of game before. It was awesome andI loved this game as a kid. The reason being not that I loved Mario, but I had never known about this type of game before. It was awesome and had some memorable moments. I liked the fast songs the best, since my way of "dancing" was highly unorthodox. Spent a lot of time with this game Full Review »