New Century [CSP] 18★ I much prefer this over New Decade, but the ending can catch people off guard. At least it doesn't have an annoyingly difficult slow down part in it like SOTA's other two 18's.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Shock Arrows, Difficult End)
3.0x 18.4 18.6
Neutrino [CSP] 18★ I love the song, but the chart is sort of all over the place. I still have trouble making sense of the last quarter of the chart. Pick a higher speed and mash the two speed ups at the start if you haven't memorized them.
(Crossovers, Gallops, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops, Turns, Freeze Notes, Step-Jumps, Candles)
2.75x 18.5 18.8
ENDYMION [ESP] 18★ Pretty much the definition of a boss song. Fantastic music and a technical chart. The speed changes so often that you can't resort to Sudden+ for the slower parts. Took many tries to pass (no way I could LIFE4 it).
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Freeze Notes, Drills, Step-Jumps, Candles, Difficult End)
1.25x 18.8 18.8
Cosy Catastrophe [CSP] 18★ The slow part is very difficult to read, and makes it hard to score on. Not super hard to clear. Overall, it's ok.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Step-Jumps, Difficult Beginning)
1.5x 18.4 18.8
Come to Life [CSP] 18★ Nice and streamy, with a few crossovers thrown in that can throw you off if aren't on the ball. Great chart and great song though.
(Crossovers, Speed Changes, Candles)
3.25x 18.2 18.3
Astrogazer [CSP] 18★ Absolutely love this chart and song. So much fun to play. It's definitely one of the easier 18's, but also one of the best.
(Crossovers, Turns, Drills, Candles)
3.75x 18.0 18.4
嘆きの樹 [CSP] 18★ Really cool chart. Plays similar to expert but throws in 24ths during the streams just for fun. Very tiring as a result.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Step-Jumps, Candles)
3.75x 18.5 18.7
Over The "Period" [ESP] 18★ A tough ending, but you can Sudden+ the first halfish of the chart to help with reading it. One of my favourite charts in the game, even if I'm not that great at it. Took a good amount of tries to get a pass.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops, Step-Jumps, Candles, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.7 18.8
MAX. (period) [CSP] 18★ The 600BPM ending is ridiculous. It's also a really technical chart throughout, so there's something there for everyone to trip up on. Using Sudden+ helps with the first half of the chart, but If you can't read at 600BPM, you don't stand a chance.
(Crossovers, Gallops, Jumps, Speed Changes, Drills, Jacks, Step-Jumps, Candles, Difficult End)
1.0x 18.5 18.9
IX [CSP] 18★ Didn't have anywhere near as much trouble as others here with a clear. However, scoring on this is just about as hard as it gets for an 18. Sudden+ is a necessity.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Drills, Step-Jumps, Candles)
1.5x 18.4 18.9
EGOISM 440 [ESP] 18★ Drill city at a high BPM. If your drill technique is poor, it's going to be a real struggle getting anywhere on this. Get those stops locked down too.
(Crossovers, Speed Changes, Stops, Drills)
1.25x 18.4 18.7
Triple Journey -TAG EDITION- [CSP] 18★ Draining as hell (especially that ending), but it's fairly straightforward. Hated this at first, however it's starting to grow on me.
(Crossovers, Speed Changes, Drills, Candles, Difficult End)
3.0x 18.4 18.3
Elemental Creation [CSP] 18★ The first 18 I passed. It's tiring, but if you have the foot speed, it's quite easy. No complex patterns here, just a stamina check.
(Speed Changes, Drills, Step-Jumps)
1.25x 18.0 18.2
New Decade [CSP] 18★ Not a fan of the ESP and CSP of this chart at all. I just can't get that damn ending. Super tough to score on for that reason.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.5 18.8
Blew My Mind [CSP] 18★ I don't think this is as bad as New Decade in the slow down, but it's close. Learn to read the cluster and you might do ok.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Turns, Shock Arrows, Difficult Middle)
1.5x 18.5 18.8
TRIP MACHINE EVOLUTION [CSP] 18★ Difficult crossovers aplenty. Really tricky to keep up with all of the patterns. If you can do well at this chart, you can probably handle nearly anything in DDR A.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Step-Jumps, Candles)
3.25x 18.7 18.9
Tohoku EVOLVED [CSP] 18★ Can't play this with any competence at all, but can manage a pass. Not fun to play, just like expert.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Turns, Candles)
1.75x 18.5 18.8
PARANOiA Revolution [ESP] 18★ I have more trouble with this chart than I should, but it's a good one. Fits nicely in the middle in terms of difficulty and scoring.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Jacks)
1.5x 18.5 18.5
Go For The Top [CSP] 18★ Ending is a real challenge to keep up with, and can fail you out if you're not paying attention. The rest of the song isn't too bad.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops, Freeze Notes, Step-Jumps, Difficult End)
3.25x 18.4 18.6
[CSP] 18★ Easy 18, but yeah, those scoobies in the ending as well as the speed changes are going to harm any AAA attempts.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Drills, Difficult End)
3.0x 18.1 18.7
Valkyrie dimension [ESP] 18★ Use Sudden+ on this and you'll have an easier time. Not really too difficult in all aspects.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops)
1.5x 18.2 18.4
POSSESSION [CSP] 18★ The ending stands out as the only part that makes this truly difficult to score on. Also quite draining.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Step-Jumps, Candles, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.3 18.6
Pluto The First [CSP] 18★ One of the hardest 18's in all aspects except for stamina. Requires a different skill set than others to even pass, let alone score on. Damn shock arrows.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops, Shock Arrows)
1.25x 18.9 19.0
Anti-Matter [CSP] 18★ Not too much more difficult than the expert chart. If you can handle the streams, will be an easy score too.
(Jumps, Speed Changes, Drills, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.1 18.2
888 [CSP] 18★ Sudden+ is required if you haven't memorized the ending, but not actually that bad to pass. 2.5x if you've got the ending down.
(Crossovers, Speed Changes, Drills, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.3 18.6
Trigger [CSP] 18★ Probably the blandest song in DDR, with a chart to match. But, it's an easy 18, especially if you're familiar with the expert version.
(Crossovers, Speed Changes, Stops, Freeze Notes, Step-Jumps)
1.5x 17.8 18.4
MAXX UNLIMITED (X-Special) [CSP] 18★ Easy clear, but just a crap chart really. Not surprising considering it's an X-Special.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Freeze Notes, Jacks, Difficult Middle)
1.75x 18.2 18.7
Pluto Relinquish [CSP] 18★ I had real trouble getting a clear without using left or right. If your crossover technique is good though, this would be an easy clear.
(Crossovers, Gallops, Speed Changes, Stops, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.7 18.8
PARANOiA ~HADES~ [CSP] 18★ Tough chart all around. Scoring on this will take a lot of practice and refining your technique.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Jacks, Step-Jumps, Candles, Difficult End)
2.0x 18.5 18.8
NGO [CSP] 18★ Not too bad a clear. I personally hate the song/chart but at least it's not draining. Tricky scorer.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Step-Jumps, Difficult End)
2.0x 18.0 18.5
DEAD END("GROOVE RADAR" Special) [CSP] 18★ Not hard to pass, if you can stomach the awful chart itself. However, insane to score on.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops, Turns, Freeze Notes, Difficult Middle)
1.5x 18.3 19.0
Healing-D-Vision [CSP] 18★ Try left, right or shuffle if the ending is what's stopping a pass. It does make the rest of the song a little more difficult though.
(Crossovers, Gallops, Jumps, Speed Changes, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.0 18.5
Fascination MAXX [CSP] 18★ One of the easiest 18's to clear and score on. If you can manage the expert chart, you can manage this.
(Crossovers, Gallops, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops, Drills, Step-Jumps, Difficult End)
1.5x 17.8 18.1
Fascination ~eternal love mix~ [CSP] 18★ Not a hard pass, but the jumps at the end are a killer. As with all versions of this song, learn the stops.
(Crossovers, Jumps, Speed Changes, Stops, Step-Jumps, Difficult End)
1.5x 18.2 18.4