Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 6/3/2023

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week Release of June!

Event Reminders
As with last week, sign-ups for the 16th Official Tournament are still open! If you haven’t already, sign-up!! The Derustathon bingo event is also still open, so participate and hone your keytapping skills for the OT!

Remember, sign-ups for the 16th Official Tournament will close on Sunday, June 25, 2023, 11:59 PM server time, and the tournament is expected to start on Friday, June 30, 2023, 12:00 AM server time.

We have one new musician with this week’s song releases! Details below.

Her Perfume
Musician: Pogo
Step Artist: Deamerai
Song Length: 1:11
Song Style: Ambient Breaks
Note Count: 545
Difficulty: 54

Drop BombsStonebank
Musician: Stonebank
Step Artist: Rapta
Song Length: 1:39
Song Style: Dubstep
Note Count: 957
Difficulty: 70

StonebankSoundCloud | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Terror From Beyond v2
Musician: Digital Explosion
Step Artist: Xtreme2252
Song Length: 2:56
Song Style: Techno
Note Count: 1938
Difficulty: 74


-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Memorial Day Release 5/29/2023

Hello again, we’ve got a song release for Memorial Day.

16th Official Tournament and Derustathon
If you missed it in the previous post, sign-ups for the 16th Official Tournament are now open! Sign-up instructions have changed this year, so please read them carefully before completing the process. Also make sure to read the thread and the dashboard for all of the latest details on the tournament itself! Sign-ups are open until Sunday, June 25, 2023, 11:59 PM server time, and the tournament is expected to start on Friday, June 30, 2023, 12:00 AM server time.

The Derustathon bingo event is ongoing and will be until the official tournament begins. A reminder that you can win an event token and a unique profile badge!

Grist [Part 1]
Musician: Drumcorps
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 2:10
Song Style: Grindcore
Note Count: 807
Difficulty: 57

Musician: Disturbed
Step Artist: storn42
Song Length: 2:50
Song Style: Heavy Metal
Note Count: 1699
Difficulty: 69

If You Can’t Hang v2
Musician: Sleeping With Sirens
Step Artist: Pizza69
Song Length: 4:10
Song Style: Alternative Rock
Note Count: 2036
Difficulty: 63


-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Official Tournament 16 – Signups Open! Derustathon Begins!

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution, Tournament on May 25th, 20238 Comments »

It’s that time once again for another Official Official Tournament Post. Welcome to FlashFlashRevolution’s 16th Official Tournament. As always, get ready for intense elimination competition featuring an extraordinary lineup of the year’s most mind-blowing songs yet. Last year we raised the bar for the quality and presentation, and this year we hope to raise it even farther.

Want to sign-up for it? Click below, can’t miss it.

It’s that simple.

To those that might be firstcomers, or have never participated or watched FlashFlashRevolution’s Official Tournaments in the past, what is it?

The Official Tournament is a once-per-year event, where we call to arms all rhythm gaming 4-key players together to test their mettle and accuracy against one another in one of the oldest birthed rhythm games on the internet, in the traditional left, down, up and right arrows that ignited our love for rhythm games, and this website! It’s been over 20 years since the launch of FlashFlashRevolution, and our love for rhythm games expanded since then on how we play them! No matter what kind of 4 keys are pressed nowadays, FFR has grown to accommodate, and encourage anyone with the ability to hit keys fast, to sign-up.

Starting June 30th, participants will be divided into 8 divisions of skill, and will be given a week to earn the highest possible score for the host-selected song in their respective division. Every Friday between then and August 25th will see the lowest-scoring players eliminated, a new song released and another week to obtain scores. Survive 8 weeks, and be crowned king of your division! All songs/charts/maps are brand new, curated by some of the best Stepauthors in 4-key, and drafted specifically for this Official Tournament.

The one large change for this time around comes in the form of how the tournament has been managed in the background this time around. Instead of just one Game Manager handling song picks, placements, and basically everything else, this year we are trying a more spread out approach with the songs picks being decided by a panel of staff members from both the judge team and difficulty consultants. Placements will also be decided by this group, with the help of events team as well. This should hopefully make a more balanced and fun tournament regardless of what division you are apart of.

If you wish to check out more about the 16th Official Tournament, we have a Forum Thread dedicated for discussion around and during the tournament. Also, we have a Discord that has 1000′s of players talking every week! If you want to get a heads-up on your song every week, we also have OfficialFFR broadcasting on Twitch every Thursday night before songs go out! We hope to see you there, whether you laugh in excitement, or pale in fear of the songs to come!

In the meantime, our Events Team has an event for everyone that will last until the official tournament begins!

Welcome to Derustathon bingo!

In this event there will be a bingo card where each square corresponds to a challenge. If you complete the challenge for a square, you win credits. If you complete a full row of challenges, you win a profile badge, and completing three rows will earn you an event token! Check out the thread for all of the details!

-Velocity, the OT Committee, Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 5/20/2023

Welcome to the third song release of May!

As a heads-up, our next song release will be on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29th) instead of the Saturday before. We plan on having some excitement coming within the next week!

Have fun with the songs and check out our new musician for this week below.

Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows (Foozogz RainbowMiX)
Musician: Foozogz
Step Artist: gold stinger
Song Length: 3:43
Song Style: Happy Hardcore
Note Count: 2659
Difficulty: 80

The Alchemist of TwilightLazhward
Musician: Lazhward
Step Artist: jh05013
Song Length: 2:18
Song Style: Lolicore
Note Count: 1632
Difficulty: 84

LazhwardSoundCloud | Bandcamp | Twitter

Floating Point
Musician: The Algorithm
Step Artist: DarkZtar
Song Length: 2:22
Song Style: Grindcore
Note Count: 2029
Difficulty: 89


-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Mother’s Day Release 5/14/2023

Happy Mother’s Day! Instead of a Saturday Songs of the Week release this time around, the release was pushed one day for celebrating Mother’s Day. We’ve got a skill token and a new musician as well in this entertaining release.

For those that have been following the leaderboards the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that TristanJacob9 got FFR Rank #1 on April 28th with Lv.107 73%. At the time, the Top 3 was within 50% of each other in Lv.107 (with AnMaO in 2nd and Matthia in 3rd).

On May 9th, TristanJacob9 achieved Lv.108 after getting 3 goods on eXXXcaliborg.Error, and then kept going with a AAA on Gamma Stop Sending Me Ratchet and Clank Videos to Sample. Congratulations on being the first player to achieve D9!

fastbeatsRed Ruler
Musician: Red Ruler
Step Artist: Deamerai
Song Length: 0:30
Song Style: IDM
Note Count: 379
Difficulty: 82

Red RulerSoundCloud | Bandcamp | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook

Musician: innkeeper
Step Artist: bmah & Xiz
Song Length: 2:36
Song Style: Electro
Note Count: 1292
Difficulty: 69

Leeroy Jenkins (Fun Time Mix) v2*
Musician: Funtastic Power!
Step Artist: alloyus
Song Length: 1:42
Song Style: Meme Trance
Note Count: 1095
Difficulty: 74

*Full Combo Leeroy Jenkins (Fun Time Mix) to unlock Leeroy Jenkins (Fun Time Mix) v2.


-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 5/6/2023

Welcome to the first song release of May! We’re cooling down from the hard release that finished off April, and having an easier release to start off May.

Batch Judging
The 16th Official Tournament batch is now closed. The batch system will be closed for the time being, as mentioned in the previous SOTW update. Batch judging will be undergoing a different approach to help get caught up on the unjudged files. The process will be similar to how files were judged during the Dump Batch last year where the goal is more about general reviews instead of detailed ones. You can find a full explanation of the process in this post.

FFR Facebook
For those of you on Facebook, we have created a new page! Updates will be posted similarly to the previous group page, and it will also be an avenue for us to keep everyone informed if the main website were to go down. Please check it out and follow it when you get the chance!

New Staff
We recently brought on another member to the FFR staff! Please welcome our newest simfile judge, Zeta!

We have a whopping four new musicians for everyone today. Hope you enjoy the new music, and take the time to visit their socials below!

When I’m Gone (feat. Ellen Louise)Ellen LouiseROY KNOXTetrix Bass
Musician: Tetrix Bass & ROY KNOX
Step Artist: WirryWoo
Song Length: 1:56
Song Style: Melodic Dubstep
Note Count: 344
Difficulty: 21

Tetrix BassSpotify | SoundCloud | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
ROY KNOXSpotify | SoundCloud | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Ellen LouiseSoundCloud | Bandcamp | YouTube | Instagram

Dream Continuation
Musician: AAAA
Step Artist: Velocity
Song Length: 2:41
Song Style: Dreamy Fantasy
Note Count: 517
Difficulty: 23

Sneaky SnitchKevin MacLeod
Musician: Kevin MacLeod
Step Artist: Tru
Song Length: 1:08
Song Style: Short Strings
Note Count: 310
Difficulty: 25

Kevin MacLeodSpotify | SoundCloud | YouTube | Twitch | Twitter | Facebook


-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

E-mail Verification/Password Resets

Posted in FFR News on May 4th, 2023 Leave A Comment »

Putting a short post out here to let everyone know that some more issues cropped up again with our e-mail system. If you’ve been unable to verify a new account you’ve created or perform a password reset/recovery, this is why. Synthlight is looking into the issue and we will post an update as soon as we have one.

In the meantime, please contact one of our Community Managers or Global Moderators and we can manually take care of these processes for you. The best way is through our FFR Discord server.

Thank you for your patience!

- The Community Managers

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 4/29/2023

Hello and welcome back to the resuming of Songs of the Week! The Spring Showdown recently ended and we’re back to weekly Saturday releases.

This is the final reminder that the 16th Official Tournament batch will be closing in a couple days on April 30th. Because of a file backlog and a lot of preparation being needed for the 16th Official Tournament, the batch system will be closed afterwards until the judges feel like they are in a good place to reopen it.

We also want to mention that we recently experienced some issues with our e-mail verification system for new accounts. This should now be fixed. If you were unable to have your account fully activated or know someone that this happened to, please reach out to one of our Community Managers or Global Moderators for assistance!

Musician: Cardboard Box
Step Artist: mi40
Song Length: 1:54
Song Style: Energetic 8-bit
Note Count: 1817
Difficulty: 96

Fool The Detector
Musician: Venetian Snares
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 2:11
Song Style: Beatbox IDM
Note Count: 1677
Difficulty: 90

How Things Went Wrong
Musician: Goreshit
Step Artist: XelNya
Song Length: 1:57
Song Style: IDM
Note Count: 1395
Difficulty: 95


-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Spring Showdown Round 8 (The Final)

Here We Go for the final round of the tournament, with your song picks for the 8th round:

D2: Credits [Standard]
D5: For UltraPlayers
D6: Stress Free Style
D7: Critical.Error
D8: LWVIIX (Lawn Wake 69)

With this round we have 2 brand new ones, with a new musician to go with it:

Musician: MajesticPeriod
Step Artist: Velocity
Song Length: 2:10
Song Style: Drum’n Bass
Note Count: 1149
Difficulty: 68

MajesticPeriodSoundCloud | Twitter

Musician: LeaF
Step Artist: Velocity
Song Length: 2:44
Song Style: Imaginary Flower
Note Count: 1596
Difficulty: 81

For other news, a few files had their difficulty changed recently. They are as follows:

Grocery Escape Plan: 71 > 75
E-Lectixilent: 79 > 75
Define v2: 86 > 84

As an FYI, we will be returning to our regular Songs of the Week release schedule on Saturday, April 29th.

Enjoy, and thanks for all the fish.

-Velocity, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers