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"Prepare!"—One of the announcers' common phrases before a dance starts.
Combining the songs of the Dance Dance Revolution series, the general movements of Para Para dancers, and announcers that must commentate on everything, Dance Masters is Konami's foray with using the Xbox 360's new Kinect device. The game is deceptively simple: follow the on-screen commands using your whole body. But like DDR, simple does not mean easy.
Japan is also getting an arcade version too, it seems.
Prepare... for Tropes.
- Announcer Chatter: Still around.
- Bonus Boss: Some of the secret songs.
- Downloadable Content: Alt. Clothing packs and a Master mode Difficulty.
- Dueling Games: With both Just Dance and Dance Central, more with the latter due to the fact that it was also a Kinect launch title.
- Fan Service: The mirrored mini dress.
- Follow the Leader: Made in the wake of the runaway success of Just Dance.
- Harder Than Hard: Stealth mode. No markers are shown at all: instead, you must match the on-screen model the whole way in fear of missing a judgment.
- Market-Based Title: Known as Dance Evolution outside North America.
- Nintendo Hard: The harder difficulties can feel this way.
- Recycled Soundtrack: Most of the songs in this game come from the Bemani franchise, though there are a few new ones.
- Rhythm Game: Duh.
- Scoring Points: Only time will tell if it is points or judgments for the purposes of tournaments.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: The aforementioned Stealth mode.
- Sexy Whatever Outfit: The mirrored dress looks like it's based on a disco ball.
- Spiritual Successor: In 2012, Konami released "Rhythm Party" (a.k.a. "Boom Boom Dance" in Japan) as an Xbox Live Arcade title. While still using Kinect, this game however, has more of a "freestyle" feel, as the goal is to simply hit targets when balls fly into them to the music.
- The game is this to Dance Dance Revolution, according to Naoki, since you actually dance.