Minecraft User Creates Dance Dance Revolution-Style Rhythm Game

People can create all sorts of things in Minecraft, and with some Redstone ingenuity, it’s possible to create a rhythm game, as this YouTuber shows.

While music is an important accompaniment to gaming, often used to set a certain mood, there are some titles that feature soundtracks as a core mechanic. These rhythm games have been on the scene for years now, and even the likes of the PlayStation classic PaRappa the Rapper have made a comeback on PS5. With that in-mind, someone on YouTube has managed to take Minecraft and, using a complicated Redstone circuit, has basically created their own version of Dance Dance Revolution.


As reported by PCGamesN, YouTuber mattbatwings has been taking some ideas from their community and building them in Minecraft. One such thing was a random number generator. But the most interesting project was the suggestion of a rhythm-based game. While mattbatwings says that there are multiple different types to choose from, they chose DDR as the inspiration for their version, looking to incorporate the music franchise’s use of moving arrows as the key aspect of the gameplay. The build begins with the display in which lit arrows move up the board. Then came the implementation of the buttons that should correspond to each arrow.

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While the building aspects were cut, it can be seen in the video that this is a pretty insane Minecraft redstone contraction. Eventually, after deciding they weren’t too happy with the current set up, the YouTuber decides to take the same idea and scale it down. The result is a well-crafted, though obviously blocky, rendition of the Dance Dance Revolution format. The only thing that was missing was music. Admittedly, that is an integral part of rhythm games, but mattbatwings says that they are not well-versed in using the game’s note blocks. The best they could do was show a clip of them playing the game, and having music put in over the top in post.

There are so many creative people out there who are doing some amazing and interesting things in the game. Recently, YouTuber SystemZee decided to add sharks and a horrifying monster to the oceans of Minecraft. There’s also been instances of people creating their own version of Tetrisand one person managed to make their own texture pack entirely through AI.

With the Minecraft Legends spin-off currently in development, it’s clear that both the developer and the fan base still has lots of ideas for this IP. Even after more than ten years, there is still so much to discover, and it will be interesting to see what projects people can come up with next.

Minecraft is available on Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: PCGamesN

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