The dance stage-style game has become a staple of arcades everywhere. Now, experience the fun, the excitement and the exercise brought on by Step Revolution’s StepManiaX. It’s the evolution of the popular In The Groove series of games!
StepManiaX is the brainchild of Kyle Ward, who was behind rhythm games like ReRave. This game takes the familiar concept of the dance stage video game(i.e., step on the arrows at the best time in co-ordination with the music), and tweaks it to keep the focus on playability, fun and exercise. The latter is more commonly known as “exergaming” or “exertainment” when it comes to having fun while working up a sweat. Arrows float up from the bottom of the screen towards the top, but instead of hitting arrows as they overlap, you simply need to step on the correct arrow when it reaches the goal line at the top of the screen. As with other dance games, you can play with a friend at the same time.
Watch how to play from this helpful factory-produced video.
The pads (better known as the “stage”) in particular have been engineered to provide best-in-class functionality, taking years of experience that the rhythm game community has had with failing pads to create something durable and long-lasting. They are also easier to repair than in older DDR or PIU games, using more commonly available parts.
Here is a hands-on look at SMX from IAAPA Expo 2019. Video available in 4K UHD; subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up-to-date with the latest product videos!
Step Revolution’s StepManiaX Features:
– Fresh take on the ever-popular dance & exer-gaming genre
– New dance stage pads have been re-engineered and simplified to provide for best-in-class reliability
– Over 200 songs of upbeat music and familiar favorites from past Step Revolution titles such as ReRave
– Multiple difficulty levels & modes: Basic, Easy, Hard, Wild, Quick Play, Dual/Full & Team
– Five step pads are integrated into each player’s dance stage
– Graphics are displayed on a beautiful 43″ HD touchscreen
– Touchscreen navigation interface with an intuitive, user-friendly setup
– 1000 watt six speaker audio package for incredible sound
– Use it to work out! The game reports how many calories you’ve burned at the end of a round
– Free online access via ethernet or WiFi to download code updates and new songs. New songs added monthly throughout 2021!
– Multiple operator options including Song List control (deactivate any particular song), songs per play, Family Filter, pricing & volume, hardware diagnostics and much more.
– Comes with a 2-slot coin door and electronic coin comparators.
Here is how to put one together, from our friends at ArcadeHeroes.com