StepManiaX Location Test 2018 Details and Preview

StepManiaX from Step Revolution has been in the works and teased for quite some time, and as of recent, we’ve seen impressive numbers of home arcade pads and machines sold to various vendors, and constructive feedback by the general public has been handled with, and noticed throughout development. The light at the end of the tunnel is near and we got to try it out this past weekend at 8 on The Break during their annual Champions of The Coast tournament.

But, the game has since changed when it was last at MAGfest 2017. The cabinet is now separated into two pieces of hardware to avoid the monitor shaking when playing, while the actual cabinet has gotten a tad wider with more speakers and pulsating lights as well as a clear marquee.

Speaking with Jason Bolt, UI/Graphic Designer for StepManiaX at Step Revolution, he says:

“Lots of visual design changes and polishes are everywhere – from refined animations to more player feedback when interacting, tons more noteskins, and a flurry of other fixes that really make it feel great to use. The main change is the target receptors are now replaced with a target zone. Instead of lining up the arrows to white, static receptors, you step on the notes when they enter the step zone in the same location, and where the moving lines end”. This is simply great since now notes also have their “ghost” glow effect appear physically wherever they stepped in relation to the step zone, making you physically see if you are early or late. At first, this is the main thing I’m sure people had to get used to. It’s different, but when you start getting a handle on where to step and where that timing window is, you’ll begin to start making progress on scoring like normal.
“Plus, we’ve also re-evaluated how we’re handling the lighting on the platforms – judgement colors now appear when the players step on the direction (for observers and for added flair), and some of the new content has some pretty awesome light patterns that take advantage of the…oh jeeze…144 LEDs in each platform” says Bolt.

Features and options wise, everything will be made available from the start on the machine. There are no talks about having certain options hide behind paywalls, or where you need to unlock options through paying any sort of subscription. The mobile apps for iOS and Android are still in development, and will be strictly for score tracking and checking scores and profiles of friends (if shared publicly). Global high scores for each song and a news feed of your friends’ scores will also be made available in the app. Though you can scan your QR code after each song, or at the end of your set (up to five songs). Though if you opt to scan at the end, we have seen countless people at the location test get upset because of an invisible timing window that booted them back to the splash screen for not being quick enough to get their app open and scan the code. If I had to guess, the window was about six seconds.

Speaking to Kyle Ward, Project Lead and Founder/CEO of Step Revolution, he said because of some arcades and game centers that do not either have internet access, or access to reliable/always on internet, your mobile phone or tablet will be the main hub for always being connected.

Much like their previous game ReRave, players will need to log in, tap the ‘scan’ button, and scan the in-game QR code and that’s where your information will be pushed through your mobile device and uploaded to the score tracker. The code is displayed on the name entry screen too, so you can just play your set, then scan when you’re done. Codes contain the last five songs the player has played, and lets you pick which ones you want to save.

The app is currently available on the Google Play store, and the iOS version is currently being developed.

The song list below can be found on location at 8 on the Break as well as at Timezone at VivoCity Mall in Singapore. Oh yeah, there’s a location test now in Singapore! Tons of new songs have been added to the song list in compared to the list available last year at MAGfest 2017, but plenty more will be available through updates. I’d expect more machines to casually show up at Timezone arcades throughout Asia.

Song list – 119 tracks (as of 8/18/2018 from the 8 on the Break location)

Song name – Artist – BPM – BasicEasyHardWildTeamDualFull
Bounce (Melbourne Bounce Project Remix) Crew 7 128 5 10 15 19 13 23 16
Dancing Circus Brisby & Jingles 130 2 9 13 21 16 21 21
Endless Day Verona 120 1 8 14 19 8 14 15
Lights Go Down Less Affair 128 3 9 14 20 16
Medicine 2013 (Crew 7 Edit) Kim Leoni 128 2 11 17 19 20
My Freedom Rayman Rave & Nika Lenina 128 3 10 16 19
Run Away Avejio 128 5 10 16 21 19 21 19
Secret 2K12 Rene Ablaze feat. Jacinta 132 4 11 16 20 13 22 22
Sun Goes Down Landomania 128 3 10 16 20 17 21 17
We Are The Sun Maui & Crizz feat. Gerald G. 124 4 9 16 19 20 21 20
ChicaBomb Dan Balan 64-128 3 10 15 19 13
Crazy Loop Crazy Loop 133 4 11 16 22 20 21 22
I Feel Sun Gyrlie 130 2 9 16 21 7 16 12
Pop 4 (Darwin Remix) Vibes & Wishdokta 175 4 12 18 23
All Of Me (Handz Up Radio Mix) Klubbmover 144 3 7 14 20 17 15 18
Can’t Get Enough Miradey 128 5 11 13 20 6 16 14
Day After Day (De-Grees Rmx Edit) Rikah 71-142 3 8 14 20 9 16 10
Everything is Changing (Verano Remix Edit) Rikah 140 3 7 13 20 11 7 22
Firewalker Xenon 136 4 10 14 19
Look Into My Eyes Rabih 128 2 8 13 20 17 18
Lucky Star Miradey 128 2 8 16 20 16
Origin Eagle | Stallian 130 5 9 13 20 9 14 17
Party People (Turn it Up) Andy Stroke 64-128 4 12 17 19 8
Reminds Me Of Home Eagle | Stallian 129 3 9 13 21
Shoulda (Tale & Dutch House Remix) SUNN 128 3 10 15 20 18
The Rainmaker (Remix Edit) Doug Laurent 142 1 7 16 20 9
Twins Martin Eriksson feat. Ellee 128 3 7 16 22 18 20 16
Burning Tonight Krystal 156 4 11 17 22 15 20 19
Don’t Stop My Music Tonight David Dima 153 4 10 15 22
Ready To Fly Aleky 152 5 12 18 22 16 20 14
Save My World Stephy 154 4 12 17 22 10
Time To Fly Cindy Cooper 154 3 9 16 24 5
Big Blue Bouncy Ball Mr. Blue 130 4 8 15 23 15 23 16
Ignition Starts KaW 138 1 7 17 21 17 17 18
One Step Further Jenna Drey 128 3 7 13 19 18 20 22
Surf Hyper Potions 155 3 7 17 22 19 20 17
Agent Blatent Ernest + Julio 81-162 2 8 16 21
Disconnected Disco Kid Whatever 139 4 8 17 20
Fleadh Uncut Ian Parker 132 2 10 17 21
Hispanic Panic Chucho Merchan 140 4 8 13 23
Holy Guacamole Chucho Merchan 139 3 9 15 23
I Think I Like That Sound Kid Whatever 132 6 10 15 19
Ize Pie Headtwist & Pump 68-136 1 7 15 19
Land Of The Rising Sun Spacekatz 136 3 10 16 21 16
Psalm Pilot John Creasey 130 2 7 14 20
ROM-eo & Juli8 Nina 138 1 9 15 19 19
Spin Chicken Freebie & The Bean 130 2 7 14 21
This Is Rock & Roll DJ Zombie 140 5 7 16 19
Bloodrush Tekno Dred 79-128 5 12 19 26 21
Da Roots Mind Reflection 69-133 3 8 16 20 1
Determinator Dust Devil 147 2 8 17 26
Drifting Away Filo Bedo 143 4 8 16 20 14 19 15
Flying High Filo Bedo 146 4 8 17 21 17 19 15
Gallecode NoVus 100 2 8 15 20 13
Go 60 Go Takoyaki 160 3 11 18 24
My Life Is So Crazy Initial P 85-170 4 12 17 24
Reactor John Creasey 125 3 9 14 19 19 19
Soapy Bubble Fragmentz 141 2 10 18 23 15
Temple of Boom Yannis Kamarinos 146 3 12 18 22
While Tha Rekkid Spinz DJ Zombie 140 3 7 15 23
All It Takes Zariis 128 2 8 16 19 9 17 17
Ba Be Loo Be La Kristeen 126 3 8 15 19 9
Bagpipe A-Moe 140 5 9 15 20 19
Be My Hero Freezer 128 4 9 15 21 7 18 16
Birdie Doolittle 68-136 4 10 13 19 14 19 15
Blow My Mind Alphadelta 131 1 7 13 19 8 13 21
Can’t Let Go Jenna Drey 130 4 10 13 19 15
Change The World Nathalie & Kim Lukas 125 5 11 14 19 10 17 15
Cowbell Rock Pyramyth 112 4 9 15 24 6 21 17
Crazy Baby (2008 Club Edit) Fantasy Project 140 5 8 13 20 17
Dabbi Doo Ni-Ni 138 5 9 15 20 20 22 21
Dance Vibrations Elpis 130 3 8 13 19 20 20 19
Dream A Dream (Cheeky Trax UK Remix) Captain Jack 148 3 11 14 20 19 22 20
Dreaming Rameses B feat. Holly Drummond 88-175 5 10 16 21 13 20 15
Dynamo Oscillator X 132 5 11 14 19 15 15
Emotion Smiley 165 6 11 18 22 17 22 22
Flight Of The Bumblebee MonstDeath 185 5 12 18 25 20 27 28
Frozen Fire Kbit 31-160 5 12 18 21 18 23
Funny Love (Filatov & Karas Remix) Dan Balan 120 5 9 13 19 12
Get Down Kairo Kingdom 110 3 8 13 22 10 20
Girlz Night Out (Andy Harding Club Mix) Jenna Drey 128 5 11 14 20 17
Got The Rhythm Fracus & Darwin feat. Becca Hossany 175 5 11 17 24 16
Hard Fast Disco Darwin 88-175 5 12 17 24
Hurry Up! MonstDeath 175 4 10 18 21
Hyper Hyper Smiley 157 5 10 16 22 21 25 25
I Love You Baby Pandera 100 4 9 14 21 12
In The Hall Of The Mountain King KaW 78-196 2 12 17 22 12 19 17
Indignation Auvic feat. Pipo Fernandez 105 3 9 17 24
It Gets Better Eskimo feat. Maria Merete 130 4 10 15 21 16
Joanna (Shut Up) Crazy Loop 134 1 8 14 19 18 20 19
Land Of The Lost Banzai 125 3 9 15 19 13
Licky Licky Crispy 133 4 9 13 20 14 23
Link Line Asterisk 88-175 4 12 18 25
Made In China Vitas & Sergey Pudovkin 88 4 8 13 20 18 20 18
Mexi Mexi Mozquito 138 1 9 15 20 19
Million Feelings Chriss Floren 127 4 10 16 19 16 17 16
Monoday TheFatRat feat. Laura Brehm 67-107 3 8 13 19 6 22 19
Moonstone Virgill 106 2 9 15 19 14
Paradise Smiley 80-160 6 11 15 24 20 22 16
Party All Night KaW Feat. Sam-I-Am 125 1 8 16 20 18 21 18
Party People ~KaW Hands Up Edit~ Oscillator X 125 3 12 16 20 7 17
Personal Reality Auvic 102 4 10 17 25
Ra Banzai 125 3 8 17 21 18
Remember December Smiley 190 6 11 18 22 10
Revenge MonstDeath 90-180 2 11 18 21
Rockslaves Leo Pigot & Rinat Crone 110 2 7 13 23
Show Me Your Moves Auvic 110 3 11 16 20 5 15 14
Sinxorder MonstDeath 83-180 4 11 18 23 20 23 22
Start & Paws Oscillator X 146 4 10 14 19 16 19 21
That Night (D-R Remix) Eskimo & Icebird 145 5 11 16 21 20 22
The 7th Element (Zariis 2015 Remake) Zariis 130 3 9 15 19 18 20
The Last Time Zariis 128 2 8 16 23 19 15 20
Think A Thousand Thoughts Auvic 100 4 10 16 20 10
Time Is Ticking Elpis Feat. Black Elway 130 3 8 15 19 14
Unity TheFatRat 53-105 2 9 14 21 14 22 18
What Happened To Love Denine 128 4 8 13 19 19 20 20
Who KaW 140 5 11 15 21 22 23 21
Y Don’t U Deeper Territory 175 6 9 18 22 5
Zodiac Banzai 107 4 9 17 21 20 22 20

 

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