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  • Summary: Boogie down with Mario in his own dance party. Players shake their things to more than 25 dance-flavored songs, from classic Nintendo themes to familiar favorites. With five difficulty levels, dancers of all abilities will be able to get into the groove. The special "Workout" feature tracks the calories burned while playing. Someone has stolen the Music Keys and released the music they held. Without the Music Keys, the unstable power of the music is wreaking havoc on the land. Mario must recover them before the chaos destroys the entire Mushroom Kingdom! The path to the keys is simple: Left, Right, Up, Down, Right, Down ...Characters include Mario, Luigi, Toad, Waluigi, Wario, Bowser. Players clear levels by performing the correct steps. Once they clear all the levels in a particular world, they'll collect a Music Key. Collect all the Music Keys to win. Players control Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix by stepping on different arrows on the Action Pad (included with game). Players can finally experience the thrill of stomping Goombas and other enemies firsthand. As players clear songs, they will unlock more songs, minigames and difficulty levels. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. A great value. If you like to visit the Mushroom Kingdom, look silly playing a videogame and wish to get in shape, rush out to your local game shop and pick up a copy.
  2. For newcomers to the series and Gamecube owners, though, Mario Mix provides an entertaining introduction to the world of Dance Dance Revolution.
  3. Konami's massively hip dancer comes out for the Cube, as Mario does the boogie to classic Nintendo tunes. A solid choice for music-hungry fans.
  4. Best of all, this fun game hides the fact that it's packed with exercise activities (the game, like others in the series, even has a workout mode that counts calories burned). My kids played through a good chunk of the game in their first outing and constantly asked to play again.
  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. 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.
  7. Recommended only for DDR completists or people who would seriously consider Mushroom Kingdom cosplay. [Dec 2005, p.122]

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  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. Expand
  2. StephanieM.
    Aug 3, 2006
    I personally got it becuz I'm a mario fan but thought it sounded really entertaining, which it was. Being a beginner wit this DDR stuffand knowin a lot of hard core players really appreciated the different difficulty levels. I personnally think the calorie calculator is kinda cool. But the greatest part is being able to dance to the remixed Mario beats and watch both him and Luigi do their thing on the dance floor. Collapse
  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. Expand
  4. 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 Expand
  5. AlanJ.
    Oct 25, 2005
    Different levels of play. Lots of modes (easy, normal, hard, veryhard) Wish it multiplayer mode during the story.
  6. SonicPhoto
    Dec 17, 2005
    DDR Mario Mix won