Pump It Up
, commonly abbreviated as PIU or shortened to just Pump, is a music video game series developed by Nexcade and published by Andamiro,
a Korean arcade game producer. The game is typically played on a dance pad with five arrow panels: up-left, up-right, bottom-left, bottom-right, and
a center panel. Additional gameplay modes may utilize two five-panel pads side-by-side. These panels are pressed using the player's feet, in response to arrows that appear on the screen in front of the player. The arrows are synchronized to the general rhythm
or beat of a chose song, and success is dependent on the player's ability to time and position his or her steps accordingly.
The original version of the game was originally released in South Korea in August 1999.
The game has also been released in other markets, such as North America and South America and in
There are 2 new versions of the game slated for release later on this year.Pump It Up Infinity
, will be released on late November on American territory, and it's another spin-off game succeding
Pro, alongside the newest international version Pump It Up Fiesta 2, which is the direct sequel to the main series,
Fiesta and Fiesta EX. Fiesta 2 will be released in November. Pump it Uphas tried to cater more to Freestyle players than "technical"
players with more freestyle-friendly charts, as a result the game has more of a culture in the freestyle and breakdancing disciplines. However,
the game still caters well to technical players with a vast array of high difficulty songs and stepcharts