Konami’s Kinect Powered Dancing Arcade Machine

By Spencer . September 17, 2012 . 11:45pm

Xbox 360 sales have never been strong in Japan, so Konami took their Dance Central style dancing game Dance Evolution and made an arcade port. Here’s a look at one of the machines…




… and the wacky props you can borrow when you’re playing Dance Evolution.


Dance Evolution was pretty popular in Shinjuku’s Taito Station. People playing "Follow Tomorrow," perhaps in an attempt to enter Konami’s Arcade Championship later this year, drew a crowd of spectators.


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  • Fitzkrieg

    Wow, this game actually looks pretty good.
    Nice to see the Kinect tech being put to good use.

  • Whoomp

    Would have been awesome if they released the arcade specific songs as DLC (they have PONPONPON for gods sake!) for 360 but seeing how much of a flop it was and the time passed since release that won’t happen. I’m still glad to see it do well in the arcades though. Dance Evolution is probably the most fun I have had with Kinect and it singlehandedly made my purchase of the peripheral worth it.

    (btw, I wouldn’t call it “Dance Central style” aside from being on Kinect and about dancing they share very little in how they are played)

    • Just Tim

      And LOL, PONPONPON is also in pop’n 21: Sunny Park!

      (Read the complaints in Bemanistyle about how it’s gonna be spammed like Cable’s Viper Beam! xD)

      Also, speaking of #DanEvo, one of the songs in the home console version is Night of Fire, a Super Eurobeat song legendary for its inclusion in Inital D.

  • Anon-non

    This game had potential. Sucks it’s only arcade now. Bring on the DLC!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    If only Kinect is as responsive as this game on Steel Batalion here.T_T

  • psycho_bandaid

    Sounds like a great way to embarass myself. One of my favorite pastimes.

  • neetyneety

    Wow, this looks utterly impossible. Wish I had a Kinect to play it.

  • How often to console to arcade ports occur? ._.

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