Manufacturer: Naki Comments: Works with Ps2 > USB converters although the response time isn't fast enough. Very difficult to get perfect or magnificient - lags about a quarter of a second, although this is significant enough to affect your game. Buy:Amazon
Manufacturer: Powerplay Ltd. User report: Purchased for only $12cdn and have excellent results with the May Flash Super Dual Box on my computer; with a PS1 controller as player 1 and the dance mat as player 2. Buy:Toys R Us
Metal dance pads (PlayStation)
Manufacturer: RedOctane, Cobalt Flux, and others Comments: Metal pads seem to have compatibility problems with some PS->USB adapters. The PS Joy Converter by Boom and the Super Dual Box are reported to be the most compatible with metal pads. Buy:
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Mad Catz Beat Pad Pro (PlayStation and Xbox)
Manufacturer:Mad Catz User report: This pad does not work with PS2->USB adapters but does work with XBox->USB adapters. This is an auto-sensing PSX/Xbox pad and it does not start in PSX mode as soon as it receives power. Most PS2 adapters do not initialize the pad in the same manner as a real PS2/PSX so the pad will not function. User report: I can confirm that this pad does not work with PS2->USB adapters; all four LEDs light up and won't go out, pad is not recognized.
React Universal Dance Pad (PlayStation, Xbox & GameCube)
Manufacturer: User report: I'm a DDR newbie, but popped open the React box, plugged it in via an EMS Trio Linker Plus and easily got it configured in StepMania 3.9. Comes with padding inserts - not as firm as the RedOctane, but the price was about 1/2 the RedOctane pad. Buy: Bought mine at BestBuy, plus a $9 2-yr replacement plan should anything go wrong with the pad through normal usage.