Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 70
    Enhancements abound, but most will fail to grab the attention of diehard fans or those who never bothered with the series. The coolest addition, Stellar Master Mode, adds some depth and variety, but it would have been nice to see it as part of a family of new modes.
  2. SuperNOVA is mostly more of the same, but a decent array of modes and a list of new songs help keep the experience feeling reasonably fresh.
  3. As fun and addicting as it ever was. It sports exceptional production values, a lengthy, unique set of songs, and to put the icing on the cake, ravishing online capabilities.
  4. 80
    Surprisingly combining depth and simplicity, Konami will really have to up the ante on the next one.
  5. While this remains a great multiplayer, social game for some people, and it's certainly a good way to work up a sweat, at heart it's still an eight year old game with remarkably little alteration from the original.
  6. 85
    While SuperNOVA is more of the same idea, it takes everything that made DDR a smash hit and turns up the volume a notch.
  7. The success of any rhythm game is largely determined by its selection of songs, and Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA is the first American release that can compete with its import brethren.
  8. In spite of not being dramatically different, Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA is a good game. As they say, it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it. And really, that’s all that matters.
  9. 75
    With its massive song list and skill-based gameplay, Dance Dance Revolution is back and better than ever...Easily -- and by far -- the best game of "smash-the-arrows" in town.
  10. If you're not a serious DDR fan, then playing any one of the games in the series means you've basically played them all. Still, SuperNOVA is a riot to play against live competitors, and makes a perfect entry point for series newcomers and a must play for any fan.
  11. DDR SuperNOVA is the most solid iteration in the series to date, and with all the new modes, tunes, EyeToy support and improved graphics, it's a must buy for hardcore fans of this series as well as new players looking to give the game a run for the money.
  12. What this amounts to is a classic example of how a simple yet typically enjoyable experience can fall apart due to poor game design. [Nov. 2006, p.132]
  13. It'll be interesting to see where the series goes as it makes its first steps into the next generation, but DDR SuperNova is a great sendoff to the Playstation 2, and should be part of almost any DDR fan's library.
  14. There's the usual workout option and a confusing career mode, but you'd be better off just going to a decent club. [Mar 2007, p.117]
  15. SuperNOVA is also the most friendly DDR for newbies and most advanced for veterans. [Nov. 2006, p.114]
  16. You don't muck much with a winning formula, and the latest Dance Dance Revolution incarnation is another solid entry to the franchise, forcing you to dance with the on-screen arrows until you keel over dead from exhaustion. [Dec. 2006, p.82]
  17. The bad news is that this edition doesn't really do too much new for the DDR series, aside from a nifty planet-cruising mode and a diverse song list. But the good news is that most of the crazy toe-tapping fun that you found in previous games is still present and accounted for, and this is the best the series is going to get for this generation.
  18. The game succeeds, though perhaps not as brilliantly as past iterations. Musical taste is always a subjective criteria, but more objectively it could be argued that SuperNOVA is a case of too many musical cooks spoiling the broth.
  19. Basically, Dance Dance Revolution: Supernova is primarily a party game and if you use it in that capacity, I’m sure it will be money well spent. The addition of a robust single player experience also adds a new dimension to the DDR series.
  20. Hardly essential, but an excellent first dancing game. [Mar 2007, p.78]
  21. There's not a whole lot more to tell in this turgid tale of DDR madness. The new modes may draw in a few extra players that previously haven't tried out these titles, but fans of the series know what they'll be getting in the end.
  22. The first game that offers an honest-to-goodness single-player experience that uses the tried-and-true gameplay from almost a decade of games to reinvigorate dancing solo.
  23. You know if you're going to like this game or not. Go look up the song list. It's well done, and really just a question of whether or not you'd like to add these songs to your collection.
  24. If we needed to shed some lard, this is how we'd do it. If we needed birthday presents for the kids, we'd buy them "SingStar." [Mar 2007, p.92]
  25. 72
    There is a fairly eclectic gathering of music (at least as far as DDRs go) though the collection may not suit your tastes. For new players looking to get into DDR, you may as well start with the latest edition.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. KaleV.
    Nov 11, 2006
    An entirely enjoyable update to the series. The Stellar Master mode is fun, the song list - while being a bit 'mainstream pop' - is An entirely enjoyable update to the series. The Stellar Master mode is fun, the song list - while being a bit 'mainstream pop' - is passable, and the gameplay is extremely solid. Great game. Full Review »