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Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2

Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2 Achievement Guide

Guide By: mustkill9
There are 36 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
- Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 9/10
- Offline: 36 [1000 ]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 10-15+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 per mode
- Missable Achievements: None
- Do cheats disable achievements: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy Achievements: None
- Unobtainable Achievements: None
- Extra Equipment Needed: Dance Mat and Turbo Controller recommended

Introduction:

The arcade mainstay has been given a second XBox 360 incarnation with Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2. To get the full 1000 , you will only need to play through each mode once, so repeating steps multiple times is not needed. But completionists beware, most people will not be able to get the full 1000 , but with a turbo controller, 800 takes no skill at all, and if you have played a rhythm game before, 900 shouldn’t be too hard. So, if those are levels you are happy with, get ready for one of the better soundtracks on a DDR game and a fairly quick 800 without having to repeat multiple modes.

Step 1: Quest Mode
This is going to take far less time than any of the other DDRU quest modes, and you should be able to get the 19 song unlocking achievements without any trouble with a turbo controller and a little skill if you can play the game on difficult. There are 60 different clubs that you need to get through, but none of them are as difficult as the clubs from DDRU1. Each club has a challenge attached, getting a certain number of fans, getting a certain combo length, that sort of thing, and most will require you to play on Difficult, but not many will require Expert (you cannot get enough fans to reach some of the fanbase challenges on Basic). Each of the six islands will have two special invites to unlock songs and a championship to unlock a third song, with the final song coming from a championship unlocked after beating the six island championships. The game does at least give you a break in that the special invites will normally come up when they become available for the first time. The only time I had to go back was when the special invite was in the final club on the island and that was where the championship randomly spawned. If you want to know where each invite is located, refer to the guide below.

Step 2: Game Mode
Having played through Quest Mode and unlocked all the songs, you should be able to get a pretty quick 280 out of Game mode. You can play these songs on any difficulty, so a turbo controller is not really needed in this area, though you could use one if you wanted. Play through and pass all 70 songs once as well as some of the five power mixes available in Party Mode. I only had to play three of the party modes when the achievement for clearing all the songs unlocked, though some claim all five are required. Each song takes about two to two and a half minutes, so it will only take about three hours to clear every song and the party mixes.

Step 3: Challenge Mode
This is the mode that will give almost everyone trouble. There are 60 challenges to pass on songs that you played over the course of the game. Some of them are simple, like getting a full combo on basic, or not stepping on any up or down arrows, but as you progress the challenges get more and more difficult. Some of the later challenges include tasks like not hitting any 8th notes without the colour coding option, not hitting any poison notes and having hidden or speed up notes. Very few people have actually passed the Apocalyptic level of challenges, so if you are a completionist, you might want to pass on this game unless you are willing to put a lot of practice into some of these challenges. If you want to see what you are up against, check out the Vesper’s video guides HERE.

Conclusion:
There are some very fun songs on the disc, so it won’t be too much of a chore getting through this game, but you will have to play just about every song multiple times. If you have some skill, enough to play on difficult, you can get 900 with some practice or multiple attempts. If you have a turbo controller, you can get 800 with your eyes closed. If you have skill, or are willing to put in the time to practice the challenges, then 1000 is a possible goal. If nothing else, at least enjoy the trip and rack up the gamerscore that you can.


[x360a would like to thank Capn Doug for this Road Map]



10 songs cleared20
Get a grade of D or higher in 10 songs. 

You can only do this in Game Mode. You can complete this on any difficulty, including Beginner. It just won't record your stats on Beginner, but you can still get it.

20 songs cleared20
Get a grade of D or higher in 20 songs. 

(See 10 songs cleared)

30 songs cleared30
Get a grade of D or higher in 30 songs. 

(See 10 songs cleared)

40 songs cleared30
Get a grade of D or higher in 40 songs. 

(See 10 songs cleared)

50 songs cleared40
Get a grade of D or higher in 50 songs. 

(See 10 songs cleared)

60 songs cleared40
Get a grade of D or higher in 60 songs. 

You will have to unlock new songs to obtain this. To unlock songs, win the "special offers" that unlock achievements in quest mode.

All songs cleared100
Get a grade of D or higher in all songs. (2) 

There are 70 songs total.
THEN you have to go into PARTY mode, and choose POWER. I did songs 3 4 and 5 on difficult and the achievement unlocked. There's probably other ways to get credit for all songs cleared, but that's how I got it.

SIMPLE cleared20
Clear all 6 SIMPLE challenges in Challenge mode. 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

MODERATE cleared20
Clear all 6 MODERATE challenges in Challenge mode. (1) 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

ORDINARY cleared20
Clear all 6 ORDINARY challenges in Challenge mode. (1) 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

SUPERIOR cleared20
Clear all 6 SUPERIOR challenges in Challenge mode. 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

MARVELOUS cleared20
Clear all 6 MARVELOUS challenges in Challenge mode. 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

GENUINE cleared20
Clear all 6 GENUINE challenges in Challenge mode. 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

PARAMOUNT cleared20
Clear all 6 PARAMOUNT challenges in Challenge mode. 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

EXORBITANT cleared20
Clear all 6 EXORBITANT challenges in Challenge mode. 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

CATASTROPHIC cleared20
Clear all 6 CATASTROPHIC challenges in Challenge mode. 

See the achievement "APOCALYPTIC cleared" for tips.

APOCALYPTIC cleared20
Clear all 6 APOCALYPTIC challenges in Challenge mode. 

Here's some tips that will hopefully help you with the quest mode. 

You should be playing quest mode in at least the difficult level, and you should be trying to prepare yourself to move up to expert level. The reason for this is you need to score enough points in each stage to pass it, and on the beginner and basic levels it's literally impossible to pass boards even if you combo the whole song. This said, on the difficult level the highest scoring song I found was Hey! On the expert level it's also the highest scoring song I found, but Rockit, Walk Like an Egyptian, and I Know You Have Soul, are high scoring songs that are good songs. I didn't check all 70 songs because I don't like a lot of them, but if you find any higher scoring songs let me know and I'll edit this guide.

You should spend all the money you win on obtaining the songs. Go to the shop and buy them for 2000 each. This increases your score on the song you buy by about 50%! That's huge. In the beginning only buy songs you are going to use. If you finish buying all the songs, start buying the videos for 500 each. If you put the game on the easiest setting like I suggested in the first post, you won't need these videos for extra points though.

You can save a ton of time by exiting a board as soon as you complete the goal. You will not be penalized at all. Simply hold the back button down, and you will go the "board cleared" screen.

Very important- they don't explain this in the instruction book, and I know I'm saving someone time here: When you're choosing a song for a dance battle, above the name of the song there is a blue note if you have bought the song (and it gives you a large score advantage like I explained above). But if your opponent has the song there is a red note above the song. It is possible for both you and your opponent to have the song. You want to pick a song that you own, but your opponent does not. During the song, you will see if you own the song because the dance meter will be striped orange and yellow- if your opponent has the song, his part of the meter will be striped white and blue.

Check the difficulty setting before you do a "special offer." It's very easy to accidentally push up or down and change the difficulty setting when picking your song. If you accidentally put it on too easy of a level, it will be literally impossible to pass the special offer. You will have to exit, and the offer will disappear. It will come back at some time randomly, but since it's random, you might not see it for a while. You might even beat the game without seeing the offer again, but this is unconfirmed.

And don't pick the wrong difficulty, or decide you want to pick a different song when you're in part 3 or 4 of the dance championship for an island. If you exit without winning, they take the whole island chunk away from you, and you have to do several stages to get back to where you were.

For freeze combo and jump combo boards, you can simply select any song while holding down "A" and set it to "All freeze" or "All Jump" accordingly. Setting to "All Jump" can also ensure high combo requests since it makes the song much easier but maintaining a high amount of steps.

You can save time by only doing the "special offers" that unlock achievements.

Anthema20
Get "Anthema" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on OFA, on the island of HAROWA.

Elfadiciell20
Get "Elfadiciell" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on BONOLU, on the island of HAROWA.

Orange Sky20
Get "Orange Sky" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on BIBI, on the island of CADONIA.

Breathe The Air20
Get "Breathe The Air" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on RAB, on the island of CADONIA.

What is Love?20
Get "What is Love?" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on RECON, on the island of RUBY.

Synergy20
Get "Synergy" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on DEMPASA, on the island of RUBY.

potpourri d'orange20
Get "potpourri d'orange" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on APIA, on the island of MOLDIG.

Mochi Crunch20
Get "Mochi Crunch" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on ISTAR, on the island of MOLDIG.

on voit la mer20
Get "on voit la mer" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on TAKA, on the island of MANARINA.

Emi's Song20
Get "Emi's Song" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on SASUBE, on the island of MANARINA.

Disabled the Flaw20
Get "Disabled the Flaw" by clearing a specific special offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on BAGANIA, on the island of CAPP.

Space Space Shooter (C&C Remix)20
Get "Space Space Shooter (C&C Remix)" by clearing a specific special offer offer in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by completing the special offer that is randomly offered on TAMMOMO, on the island of CAPP.

Ragganinja30
Get "Ragganinja" by clearing the dance tournament on a specific island in Quest Mode. 

This achiement is unlocked by winning the island tournament on HAROWA island.

Contract [Breach Mix]30
Get "Contract [Breach Mix]" by clearing the dance tournament on a specific island in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by winning the island tournament on the island of CADONIA.

Tactical30
Get "Tactical" by clearing the dance tournament on a specific island in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by winning the island tournament on the island of RUBY.

Rhythm Is Rhythm30
Get "Rhythm Is Rhythm" by clearing the dance tournament on a specific island in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by winning the island tournament on the island of MOLDIG.

MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX)30
Get "MATSURI (J-SUMMER MIX)" by clearing the dance tournament on a specific island in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by winning the island tournament on the island of MANARINA

Spin the disc30
Get "Spin the disc" by clearing the dance tournament on a specific island in Quest Mode. 

This achievement is unlocked by winning the island tournament on the island of CAPP.

Unborn100
Get "Unborn" the first time you clear the championship battle in Quest Mode. (1) 

After you beat the island tournament for every island, you must win one last dance battle, that really isn't that much harder than the last battles you did. Win this dance battle and this achievement will unlock.


 
 
 
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Konami
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Konami
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