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So my mom is looking for a creative way, I guess you could say, to workout or exercise. She's looking at DDR as one such way. We've got a PS2, PS3, 360, and/or a Wii she can make use of to do so, but I had a few questions to narrow down a choice for her.

1. I noticed on Amazon that there were several variations of DDR (with different songs, I assume), but I don't think she really minds which songs or whatever, so I'm curious which one on which platform you would say is best?

2. Is it possible to upload songs into the game, or does it depend on which platform/specific game you buy?

3. For the PS2, I saw that there were 2 or 3 different mats...is there a difference, or do they all work pretty much the same?

I was thinking possibly the Wii version, simply because there is also Wii Sports she can use, but I've hardly ever used the Wii that we have, let alone play DDR.

Other suggestions/tips appreciated.
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Just Dance (I think it's called that), for the Wii is a good fun dance game that's gets the heart pumping. Played it at a friends against 3 other people, and enjoyed it, takes a reasonable amount of effort but is still good fun. Very limited song choice, though.

I probably enjoyed it because I won 90% of the time, thanks to my awesome moves, but still.
    
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Ps2 has the best songs and corrected timing for the steps. I'd suggest Max, Max 2, Extreme 2, or Supernova for the games.

For the pads, you can get the nice red octane ignition pad like I have, or go for one of the regular standard pads, just stay away from pelican branded ones.
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I have used many pad, I only like the genuine konami pad.

I like the supernova 2 game it has tons of great music on it.
plus the dance pad it comes with is absolutely amazing.
http://www.ddrgame.com/dance-dance-r...upernova2.html
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So my mom is looking for a creative way, I guess you could say, to workout or exercise. She's looking at DDR as one such way. We've got a PS2, PS3, 360, and/or a Wii she can make use of to do so, but I had a few questions to narrow down a choice for her.

1. I noticed on Amazon that there were several variations of DDR (with different songs, I assume), but I don't think she really minds which songs or whatever, so I'm curious which one on which platform you would say is best?

2. Is it possible to upload songs into the game, or does it depend on which platform/specific game you buy?

3. For the PS2, I saw that there were 2 or 3 different mats...is there a difference, or do they all work pretty much the same?

I was thinking possibly the Wii version, simply because there is also Wii Sports she can use, but I've hardly ever used the Wii that we have, let alone play DDR.

Other suggestions/tips appreciated.
get a mat, and download stepmania. stepmania is for pc and allows for custom songs and song creation.

http://www.stepmania.com/
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When I first read the title I thought you were talking about your mom working out with RAM.

I was totally lost.

But DDR is good fun and can make you sweat if you work hard enough.

But I think stepmania is the only one you can add songs to.
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