DDR on the cheap at Big Lots
Yesterday at Big Lots, I saw Dance Dance Revolution Supernova2 bundles (game software plus one dance mat controller) selling for an incredible $15.88. This game, released in 2007 for Playstation 2, is one of my favorite DDR games. I love the songlist, which includes such hits as Take On Me by a-ha (with the original video!), Every Little Step by Bobby Brown, Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake, and Fatboy Slim’s Rockafeller Skank.
I also like the workout mode so much better than the workout modes in the Wii DDR games. You can create up to 10 profiles, each with a name, weight, cumulative calories, daily calories (recorded on a graph), average calories, miles “traveled” and number of songs played kept in the database. You can also choose to play either individual songs or preprogrammed courses of groups of songs played in rapid succession. While playing in workout mode, the screen displays both calories burned and time played.
At this price, you can afford to buy 2, sell or trade in one game and play doubles. (Unfortunately doubles isn’t available in workout mode here, but they did add doubles to Supernova2’s follow-up, DDR X.) The “official DDR” mats that come in these bundles are very nice for soft mats, with heavy plastic surfaces and sticky slip-resistant underside.
If you don’t have a game console, the Playstation 2 is still around and only $100. You could have your own DDR setup for less than the cost of just the Wii console alone, and dance away the long cold winter.