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Breakdancing: Fo' Reals

Like all those "X-Treme" sports games, but different
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Okay, the basic idea is to have a bunch of breakdancers that you could use to motion-capture breakdancing moves (or you could just engineer them) and then have the game play kinda like tony hawk pro skater, you know, direction + button = move. Move would be scored based on how well you perform them... the timing for the moves, you might need to use an analog stick for balance on certain hold moves, etc.. You would also have to pull off the combinations for them smoothly. It could have some sort of system for pop'n'lock stuff, which also would be scored based on how well you pull it off. People who hesitate on pop'n'lock stuff, making it unsmooth, would suffer.

Also, you've have a list of pre-created real breakdancers (like Mr Wiggles) who you can use and have moves already set up for all the combinations of directions and button combos and what-not, and have motion-captured routines that you can watch in a museum mode like in Soul Calibur. Past that you can create your own dancer from scratch, use moves from the database that's already made, or you could create your own moves with a move-maker like in Fighter Maker.

Yeah, that would be cool.

Lank, Apr 30 2002

C64 Breakdance screenshot http://www.eclipse....drianm/litlbust.htm
See 3rd screenshot. In 1984 this was the height of cool. [pottedstu, Apr 30 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Dance Dance Revolution http://www.ddr-ak.com/aboutddr.html
Get your club on. [iuvare, Apr 30 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

DJ Nights http://www.vibextre...ware/index003.shtml
"Cold rock a party...until the AM" [iuvare, Apr 30 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Break http://www.trouble.co.uk/games/
A flash game from trouble TV (English satelite channel). It's the game on the right. [Paddy, Sep 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       I like the idea. Is breakdancing still cool?
phoenix, Apr 30 2002
  

       To me it is
Lank, Apr 30 2002
  

       Nicely thought out and by someone who obviously understands the target genre.
bristolz, Apr 30 2002
  

       It's still running - there's a few I've seen who can slam it
thumbwax, Apr 30 2002
  

       Way back in the depths of time, when breakdancing was new, there was a home computer called the Commodore 64, and it had a breakdancing game, by Epyx, called Breakdance, released in 1984. You got to choose between 2 players, and had to press the right buttons to make your character to a series of increasingly complex move. Just like modern dancing games like Bust-A-Move, Dance Dance Revolution, and Space Channel 5 (do any of these feature breakdancers?) See link for screenshot.
pottedstu, Apr 30 2002
  

       Geez. This could really be done, and it'd be hilarious, and probably outlandishly fun. Of course, it'd have to include all manner of 80's throwbacks as a backdrop for the clean gameplay. Add a duel mode for party fun. A cardboard croissant for you, Lank! (My vote's with Capcom on PS2)
absterge, Apr 30 2002
  

       You'd have to lose points if your character is caught wearing crap trainers.
mcscotland, Apr 30 2002
  

       With DJ and dancing videogames (see links) spawning fansites, I think it's only a matter of time...
iuvare, Apr 30 2002
  

       nice idea...maybe there could be a version similar to DDR (Dance Dance Revolution-a Simon Says dancing game on N64?) where you could use ALL parts of your body to simulate the moves.
cottongin, Apr 30 2002
  

       Check your moves with a doctor before you try 'em on me -- please.
reensure, May 01 2002
  

       I see a spinoff: A body suit for virtual world breakdancing input. Gotta be wireless for the headspin move.
RayfordSteele, May 01 2002
  

       Hehehe... The headspin move, huh? How about flares?   

       iuvare: My problem with DDR is it's too easy. Like seriously, too easy. For the people who know what I'm talking about, I can pull off most songs on DDR S4R. This doesn't include songs like Drop Out, but anyways... For people who know DDR, but not S4R, that's Shuffle, Sudden, Step Step Revolution. Hardest non-stealth setting there is. Hardest thing I have done is a nonstop of PARANOiA, PARANOiA KCET, PARANOiA Dirty Mix, PARANOiA Rebirth, and then PARANOiA Evolution all on S4R. That's right, back to back to back to back to back.   

       DDR is not only EASY, but you can't show real style on it unless you can both *actually dance* and know how to play it very, very well. This presents a problem to a lot of people who play it. There are some people, mostly in California, who can freestyle on DDR very well, such as John "Clark Kent" Magat and DJ 8-Ball, who's real name escapes me at the moment. Here on the east coast, I represent some of the better freestyle Atlanta has on DDR (you can ask around for Lank if you're in the area..), but I can't breakdance.   

       I'm intrigued by it, though, and I'd like to learn to breakdance. There are a lot of people who play videogames and would like to breakdance, but can't, and videogames are for escapism, right? This is where this game comes in.   

       So sorry to spoil your fun, iuvare... doesn't work that way.
Lank, May 06 2002
  
      
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