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06:05 CST :: 11/23/2005

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This question will have a very lengthy answer, so, for your convenience, we will deal with the basic steps you need to know about in Pump It Up.

What is a single?
Simple answer: It is simply a note which requires you to press one button on the pad.

What are doubles and triples, aka jumps?

In answer to this question, here is the answer as told by Koop in his Exceed SE FAQ:

There are a few things you should be aware of when playing Pump. Not every step in the game will be single arrow, in more difficult songs you will be required to hit two to three notes at once. These notes, often called jumps require you to hit both arrows at the exact same time, otherwise miss. Unlike DDR however, these steps only count for ONE note, as opposed to 2 like DDR.

What is a hold note?

In answer to this question, here is the answer as told by Koop in his Exceed SE FAQ:

The next special note is the HOLD note. These notes are represented by the single note with a long stretch through it. You must press the button and hold the button until the arrow is completely gone. Unlike DDR, depending on the song, the hold can become 5 to even 100 notes, so be careful not to let go, that’s a lot of misses! In more difficult songs, you'll be asked to hit two holds at once and even hit notes while holding a note.

In addition to this information, here is a list of mixes in which hold notes make an appearance:

Extra
Prex
Prex 2
Premiere 3
Prex 3
Exceed
Exceed 2

What are 2nds?

These are a series of notes that are stepped in the rhythm of a half note according to the song's BPM.  Found often in many easy Normal Mode songs.  Begin to grow rarer as you progress through Hard mode and Crazy mode.

What are 4ths?

These are a series of notes that are stepped in the rhythm of a quarter note according to the song's BPM.  Typically found in many songs on all modes.

What are 8ths?

These are a series of notes that are stepped in the rhythm of an eighth note according to the song's BPM.  Found mostly in difficult Normal mode songs, Hard Mode, and Crazy Mode.

What are 16ths?

These are a series of notes that are stepped in the rhythm of a sixteenth note according to the song's BPM.  Found in difficult Hard mode songs and frequently found in Crazy Mode.

What are 32nds?

These are a series of notes that are stepped in the rhythm of a thirty-second note according to the song's BPM.  This series is very difficult for most people to step and may even be humanly impossible in a high BPM song.  Found mostly in very difficult Crazy Mode songs (a notable example is Final Audition 3 U.F. Crazy mode).

These are the basic steps you will find in Pump It Up, and you will grow more familiar with ways of dealing with each type of step as you progress in the game.

If you have any further questions, ask around PH or feel free to PM an admin or mod with your question. :)


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