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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A disastrous misstep. [Jan 2006, p.149]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A must for hardcore Mario buffs, as well as those GameCube owners dying to get on the Dance Dance bandwagon.
  11. 50
    Juvenile pleasures, but will not satisfy the mature palate.
  12. Not only will it keep the younger ones occupied for hours, but they'll be getting exercise.
User Score
8.9

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
    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 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 »
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    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 isThis 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 »