Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Recommended only for DDR completists or people who would seriously consider Mushroom Kingdom cosplay. [Dec 2005, p.122]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 1, 2014
    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 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 12, 2013
    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 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 »
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    This game is possibly the only recent Mario game you could finish in one hour. But that doesn't mean that it's bad. I think that the mat is the bad part. Is there anyone besides me who found that the DDR:MM mat doesn't work that well? Maybe it's a defect, but the first time I played the game, I kept getting Game Over because none of the keys were pressing. But anyway, back to the review. The story is actually well-crafted for a DDR game. Waluigi gets his moment in the spotlight, but I would've wanted to see more of Waluigi in the game. The villains' snappy and witty dialogue really give the game its angst. The music is also great for nostalgia-philes. But the beautiful and happy ending will make you remember this game for a long time. Maybe,just maybe, you'll push aside Resident Evil Zero and Wave Race: Blue Storm, so that you can reach this game in your shelf. Put it in the GameCube, and relive the magic of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix...oh, and Toad is a sidekick for the first time since Super Mario Bros. 2. Full Review »