In 1998, when Konami took the risk of releasing a completely new concept arcade game, there were plenty of critics who couldn’t believe that you could successfully create a game you played with your feet that was based around dancing. 18 years later, after Dance Dance Revolution exploded worldwide, those critics have eaten their words.
VICE released an eight minute long documentary chronicling that rise and exploring the competitive DDR scene that is still alive and well in the heart of Tokyo, where the game originated. The doc explores the professionals who spend every day playing and training on the game, as well as DJs and an entire genre of music that many believe wouldn’t exist without the ground-breaking, pad-stomping game.
Click here to check it out and get an inside view of one of the most popular arcade games developed in the last 20 years.