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Stepmania and Other Rhythm Games
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Michio-kun Offline
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Stepmania and Other Rhythm Games

I've been playing SM for a little over 2 years now and I'm still not tired of it. I do yearn for different rhythm games though.

drummania, 2dx, ddr etc...

Oh and www.stepmania.com www.stepmaniaonline.com

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06-12-2008 04:43 AM
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Re: Stepmania and Other Rhythm Games

i've been playing that game for a few years as well Wink very addicting. i found out about it after i played ddr for the first time.

i don't usually play stepmania though. i usually play on a site called flash flash revolution.
06-13-2008 02:57 AM
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