FFR’s 15th Official Tournament – Round 1

Hey everyone! Welcome to the start of FlashFlashRevolution’s 15th Official Tournament! Excited to see all of you active during the Round Previews the other night, and looking forward to all the great competition out there over the next two months! For those last-minute people looking to sign-up for the tournament, there’s still time. Reach out to gold stinger specifically before July 7th, and check the 15th Official Tournament thread for more info. If you didn’t catch the Round 1 Previews from last night, you can watch them on our YouTube Page! Both upscroll and downscroll are available from the same video.

Let’s get on with the Song Releases for this week!

Division 1/2:
Space Doggity
Musician: Jonathan Coulton
Step Artist: gold stinger
Song Length: 3:27
Difficulty: 19

Division 3:
Decadence
Musician: Disturbed
Step Artist: storn42
Song Length: 2:28
Difficulty: 49

Division 4:
A Tiny Spaceship’s Final Mission
Musician: FantomenK
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 2:41
Difficulty: 51

Division 5:
Walking the Streets of a Former Hell
Musician: S.S.H.
Step Artist: hi19hi19
Song Length: 3:34
Difficulty: 68

Division 6:
NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO BE A [[BIG SHOT]] (gomotion RMX)
Musician: gomotion
Step Artist: gold stinger
Song Length: 2:22
Difficulty: 80

Division 7:
The Lady Is A Trump
Musician: Damjoy
Step Artist: jh05013
Song Length: 2:10
Difficulty: 91

Division 8:
Excuse My Rudeness, but Could You Please RIP? (t+pazolite Remix) [Explicit]
Musician: t+pazolite feat. Mori Calliope
Step Artist: DarkZtar
Song Length: 2:55
Difficulty: 98

Extra Song:
SHINE!!
Musician: DJ Sharpnel
Step Artist: Wiosna
Song Length: 4:27
Difficulty: 93

For Non-Veterans, you will be seeing 2 more songs released for you all today, on top of the tournament songs:

Lawn Wake IV (Black) v2
Musician: The Flashbulb
Step Artist: mi40
Song Length: 2:09
Difficulty: 91

Star of the COME ON!!
Musician: Frums
Step Artist: gold stinger
Song Length: 2:36
Difficulty: 98

Good luck to all participants, and may the best StepMan win!

A couple other happenings to mention. Season 4 has started today as well! For those that qualify, you can expect Season 3 (Summer) participation badges to show up on your profiles in the near future. With a new season comes new difficulty changes. You can find these changes on our spreadsheet.

-gold stinger, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 6/24/2022

Welcome to the last Song of The Week Release for June! This will also be the last song release before the 15th Official Tournament starts next week.

Before anything else, we want to thank everybody for their patience while the website was offline over the past few days. We experienced server hardware issues that have been resolved now. As you’ll notice below, we’ve added a third song release to this week to show our appreciation for this community!

As for other news, a new version of R^3 (1.4.4) has been released! You can find the download and the patch notes by clicking on the blue Download FFR button towards the top left of the website. (Here’s a direct link to that page as well.) Also, a final reminder that Season 3 ends and Season 4 begins next Friday on July 1st! The 15th Official tournament will be kicking off on July 1st as well! If you somehow haven’t signed up by now, you have one week left to do so.

The 2 veteran files we have for you today are:

Lawn Wake IV (Black) v2
Musician: The Flashbulb
Step Artist: mi40
Song Length: 2:09
Difficulty: 91

Star of the COME ON!!
Musician: Frums
Step Artist: gold stinger
Song Length: 2:36
Difficulty: 98

We also appreciate your patience as we experienced some downtime the past few days; there is also a public non-veteran release for today.

Path to Nowhere
Musician: The Ghost of 3.13
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 2:52
Difficulty: 93

And for Non-Veteran players, these previous songs have went public:

Amen Babylon
Musician: Shitmat
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 3:37
Difficulty: 86

Break
Musician: The Quick Brown Fox
Step Artist: DarkZtar
Song Length: 1:36
Difficulty: 88

Enjoy!

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

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 6/17/2022

Welcome to another June Song Release and Weekly Update!

Thanks to Velocity, there’s been a new feature added within our batch system that will convert timestamps within a file. Specifically, this button will convert seconds to minutes/seconds and vice versa.

Other than that, there’s only two weeks left until the 15th Official Tournament and Season 4 begins! Get to practicing for the tournament if you haven’t already because we have 261 players signed up so far!

The 2 veteran files we have for you today are:

Amen Babylon
Musician: Shitmat
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 3:37
Difficulty: 86

Break
Musician: The Quick Brown Fox
Step Artist: DarkZtar
Song Length: 1:36
Difficulty: 88

And for Non-Veteran players, these songs have went public:

Super Charged
Musician: F-777
Step Artist: trumaestro
Song Length: 1:47
Difficulty: 64

Bliss
Musician: litmus*
Step Artist: bmah
Song Length: 1:48
Difficulty: 66

Enjoy!

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

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 6/10/2022

Welcome to another June Song Release and Weekly Update!

Nothing new to report for this week as we continue with our preparations for the 15th Official Tournament. (In case you missed it, here’s last week’s informative post on it.) Quick reminder on some key dates approaching:

June 30th – Last day to sign-up for the 15th Official Tournament. Last day of Season 3.

July 1st – 1st round of the 15th Official Tournament begins. Season 4 begins.

Enjoy the new songs!

The 2 veteran files we have for you today are:

Super Charged
Musician: F-777
Step Artist: trumaestro
Song Length: 1:46
Difficulty: 64

Bliss
Musician: litmus*
Step Artist: bmah
Song Length: 1:47
Difficulty: 66

And for Non-Veteran players, these songs have went public:

Whales of Iocaste
Musician: Clonepa
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:09
Difficulty: 18

Feels
Musician: Gustav Gustav
Step Artist: axith
Song Length: 1:46
Difficulty: 25

Enjoy!

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

15th Official Tournament, SotW and Weekly Update 6/3/2022

You guys have been asking us for a big, nice, Official Official Tournament Post, so here it is. Welcome to FlashFlashRevolution’s 15th Official Tournament. Always guaranteed to have some of the tightest elimination competition, over some of the most ridiculous (and popular!) songs of the year. I won’t sugarcoat it for ya, there’s been an extensive amount of work put into setting a new bar of what is to come.

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 nearly 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 July 1st, 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 26th 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, that means a megapack of new songs every year! Crazy, huh?

If you wish to check out more about the 15th 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!

Will let you carry on with the rest of your Weekly Update, and Songs of the Week.

For other news, there’s a couple new batches that have opened up. We have the June/July 2022 batch (open through July 31st) and the Dump Batch (open through August 31st). The Dump Batch is our latest special batch, where expectations are more lenient on what you can do with your file. You can find submission details and discussion within the Dump Batch Discussion Thread.

As for ongoing events, Season 3 is getting closer to concluding with 270 ranked participants so far. There’s less than a month left before season 4 begins July 1st, so get your scores in! Last to mention is that we have a new song artist this week! Details are below.

The 2 veteran files we have for you today are:

Whales of Iocaste
Musician: Clonepa
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:09
Difficulty: 18

Feels
Musician: Gustav Gustav
Step Artist: axith
Song Length: 1:46
Difficulty: 25

There’s currently little info available about this artist from their personal links. However, it’s worth mentioning that permission for this song stems from tracks off of Chillhop Records’ Bandcamp page. As per their description, “Chillhop is a platform dedicated to finding and sharing the best chilled hiphop, jazzhop and triphop music and connecting people.”

You can follow Gustav Gustav at the links below. Enjoy!

Spotify | SoundCloud| Bandcamp | Instagram | facebook

And for Non-Veteran players, these songs have went public:

Badman Ballad
Musician: Shitmat
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 4:55
Difficulty: 93

Deadman DJ
Musician: Venetian Snares
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 3:12
Difficulty: 92

Enjoy!

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

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 5/27/2022

Welcome to the last Song Release and Weekly Update for May! This time around we’ve got some 90s difficulty breakcore to finish the month. (15th OT sign-ups)

Final reminder that the 15th Official Tournament batches are closing very soon. We’re excited to see that we’ve had over 100 submissions at this point, so let’s keep them coming! You have until May 31st to submit!

For those that didn’t see the announcement on our Discord server (you should join if you haven’t already; btw OT sign-ups), there have been some changes to a few achievement token requirements. Specifically, percentage FC/AAA requirements have been turned into fixed amounts. See the changes listed below:

Quickdraw: Full Combo 1000 songs

Here We Go: Full Combo 1500 songs

Game Genie: AAA 1000 songs

Last but not least, a shoutout to Velocity for fixing the file preview function on the website’s individual song pages. Check it out when you get the chance!

The 2 veteran files we have (OT sign-ups) for you today are:

Badman Ballad
Musician: Shitmat
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 4:55
Difficulty: 93

Deadman DJ
Musician: Venetian Snares
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 3:12
Difficulty: 92

And for Non-Veteran players, these songs have went public:

Blooddrunk v2
Musician: Children of Bodom
Step Artist: trumaestro
Song Length: 4:04
Difficulty: 73

PYROMANIA
Musician: KURORAK
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 2:29
Difficulty: 89

Enjoy! (15th OT sign-ups)

-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers should all sign up for the 15th Official Tournament

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 5/20/2022

Welcome to another Song Release and Weekly Update for May!

Reminder for all of the simfile artists. There’s a little under two weeks left before the 15th Official Tournament batches close. The more submissions the better, so please submit if you haven’t already!

And for those that missed the announcement last week, the sign-ups for the 15th Official Tournament are now open! You can find details on the tournament itself in this thread. We will be making a dedicated post getting into the juicy details as the start date gets closer. (Expect that around the beginning of June.) The tournament starts on July 1st!

15th Official Tournament shortcuts:

Sign-up

Dashboard

Thread

Remember to sign-up if you haven’t already because the sign-ups are only open through June 30th! Sign up!!!

For today’s Veteran Release, it’s a little bit special (once again). With the closure of StepCon 2022 a couple weeks ago, we’re finally able to see the Grand Prize 1st Place PYROMANIA be released to the public for leaderboard play. To go alongside this special release, we wanted to give you guys a brand new version of Blooddrunk, a song plaguing player’s 80-difficulty range since 2008! Except this time, it’s a 73. Take a look:

Blooddrunk v2
Musician: Children of Bodom
Step Artist: trumaestro
Song Length: 4:04
Difficulty: 73

PYROMANIA
Musician: KURORAK
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 2:29
Difficulty: 89

For the Non-Veteran players, the below songs have went public for you to enjoy!

Neon Dream
Musician: Artificial Fear
Step Artist: jh05013
Song Length: 2:59
Difficulty: 60

Ready To Fall
Musician: Rise Against
Step Artist: storn42
Song Length: 3:41
Difficulty: 60

Enjoy!

-gold stinger, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Please participate in the 15th Official Tournament!

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 5/13/2022

Welcome to another Song Release and Weekly Update for May!

All files within the Ooga-Booga Special Batch have been judged. The judges are now starting to look over files submitted to the Jan/Feb 2022 batch and the Event Tokens batch.

StepCon 2022 has concluded with the final voting phase over with. The 1st – 3rd place winners of the Final StepOff are Psychotik, M0nkeyz and DarkZtar! Many thanks to everyone that participated and voted, and a huge congrats to all of the winners! To those who earned them, keep an eye out for your StepCon 2022 profile badge coming soon.

Next big announcement is that the sign-ups for the 15th Official Tournament will be opening today! These sign-ups will be open until the end of June, with the tournament itself beginning on July 1st. A thread will be made with all of the details as usual. We’ll also update this post with links when that time comes.

Better start derusting because it will be here before you know it!

The 2 veteran files we have for you today are:

Neon Dream
Musician: Artificial Fear
Step Artist: jh05013
Song Length: 2:59
Difficulty: 60

Ready To Fall
Musician: Rise Against
Step Artist: storn42
Song Length: 3:41
Difficulty: 60

And for Non-Veteran players, these songs have went public:

Arranging Matches
Musician: Teetow
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:05
Difficulty: 65

Mike French Hardcore Custom
Musician: m1n1on133
Step Artist: mi40
Song Length: 1:13
Difficulty: 94

Enjoy!

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

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 5/6/2022

Welcome to the first Song Release and Weekly Update for May! Last week’s release on April 29th featured 5 songs from the Stepcon, each from 1st place winner in each class; those songs were available immediately so no public releases today. One of our songs for today is an older one, but an FFR first for the artist who is also a longtime resident of ours!

StepCon 2022 is coming closer to an end. The Final StepOff voting period starts today and lasts until 11:59 PM on May 12th. This time you’ll be voting for the best file created by one of the winners from the previous round. Just like the first voting period, anyone can vote. Check the thread for details and get your vote in! Good luck to the participants!

Also a reminder that the 15th Official Tournament batches are on their last month of being open. (Closing date is May 31st.) Please consider submitting if you haven’t already!

The 2 veteran files we have for you today are:

Arranging Matches
Musician: Teetow
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:05
Difficulty: 65

Mike French Hardcore Custom
Musician: m1n1on133
Step Artist: mi40
Song Length: 1:13
Difficulty: 94

For those of you that were around during the 2008/2009 era, Minami Ikebukuro Hardcore Custom (MIHC) was a stepchart known for its 32nd trills at 202 BPM in the middle section. Mike French Hardcore Custom was a parody of that track, providing a shorter version without the jumpstream that MIHC had. This is mi40′s take on Mike French Hardcore Custom without the 32nd trills.

Enjoy!

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