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Video Game / ReRave

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ReRave is a rhythm/action game currently released for iOS systems and the arcade. It was produced by Kyle Ward and Chris Foy, who were two of the same developers behind In the Groove before Konami filed a lawsuit against them. The core mechanic is based on rotating power symbols that match the rhythm when they point up and stop rotating. On beginner levels it's pretty simple. On some higher-rated levels, however, it tends to be much harder than it looks.


Received an update/sequel called ReRave Plus in late 2013, which introduced the new Wild difficulty, and in 2015 finally came to Android.

Not be confused with the song of the same name that was on Pump It Up Pro, although it might be a Shout-Out.

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  • Button Mashing: Multi-taps are a rhythm-based version.
  • Exergaming: Although right now much of the focus has been on the touchscreen-based versions of the game, it was originally announced as a dance game with a unique touchpad-esque dance pad.
  • Idiosyncratic Difficulty Levels: Easy, Hard, Master, and Wild.note 
  • Lucky Charms Title: The ReRave logo is usually stylized with the notes replacing the e's.
  • Mythology Gag: The In the Groove 2 high score music ("Who"), and the Pump it Up Pro title theme and menu music ("Ignition Starts") are both playable tracks.
  • Rank Inflation: Grades go from F to A to 5 stars as of the 1.3 update.
    • Originally worked similarly to In the Groove's grading system, maxing out at 4 Stars. As of ReRave Plus, Stars now appear to be awarded for getting within 10% of the max score, with 1 Star for 90%, 2 Stars for 92%, etc. all the way up to 6 Stars for exceeding 99%. As a result, players now tend to measure the skill of a player by how many stars they have.
  • Rhythm Game
  • Serial Escalation: Originally the difficulty meter went from 1 to 9; it was later expanded up to 11, and the 13th pack introduced Your Own Destiny, a 12, which was later reclassified as a 13. The game now has a few purposefully designed 13s, such as the infamous Black Magic, and plenty of 12s. It's speculated that future Wild charts may push it even further.
  • Speedy Techno Remake: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by KaW.
  • Spiritual Successor: To the In the Groove series.
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  • Visual Pun: In Moshi Moshi Hard, the notes that accompany the lyrics "out of the blue you came" are all literally blue. Also, certain charts for I'll Show You Loving and In the Heat of the Night require you to draw a heart with follows.


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