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Wii DDR mats

We got to mats for DDR. One is a pelican and the other came with the wii. we bought the pelican separate. On the box it says it's compatiable with a wii. Only the wii mat works. the pelican used to work and than the wii one didnt but then they switched and now the wii works and the pelican does not. the mats are in the correct player slots. player 1 and player 2. the remotes both work and u can control the feet movements for the pelican mat with the nunchuck. Any ideas whats wrong??? thanx!

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  • yepyepyep Nov 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, I use the same pads at school for recess. I have four pelican pads and none of them work!

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    Same thing here, It on DDR Hottest Party 2, it recognizes it as a gamecube controller, but none of the buttons respond.

  • ootyooty Nov 30, 2008

    Original pad works fine, second pad doesn't work at all - I've bought two versions of the second pad, neither worked. Both are listed as compatible with the Wii. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Same here; my pad from gamestop doesn't work but worked fine with ddr hottest party

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    Same thing here - can only play one player games!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    yep same here I was really upset especially because its say "compatible with wii" in BIG LETTERS on the front

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Same here, both worked seperately, but when swapped, now one won't work and is recongnized as a gamecube controller.....

  • criddel Jan 03, 2009

    I have a dreamGEAR pad that doesn't work. I tried it by itself in port one. I powered the Wii console down and unplugged the power then plugged the pad in and powered up but still nothing. Trying to use it with DDR Hottest Party 2. The Konami pad works fine. I noticed that the pins on the dreamGEAR connector plug are on the opposite side than on the Konami connector plug.

  • Cory Jones Jan 25, 2009

    I guess i have the same problem too, now. (Awww that is just ****ing great!)

  • terpatwork Jan 31, 2009

    I bought a second dance matt for ddr2, not Konami, tried ICON and tried INTEC and neither one would do anything on the Wii system.

  • 5sandys May 11, 2010

    I have 2 konami dance pads and both work but only when in slot #1 on the consol. Cannot play against one another. Called Nintendo and they seem to think that it may be a problem with the console and I need to send it in to be fixed at a cost of $82.50. They were nothing but polite and helpful, so try each pad individually to see if they work on their own in slot 1. If they do and then don't work in slots 2-4, then you very well have the same issue as me. Hope this helps.



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I may be posting this a bit prematurely, but if you go to, I believe you can get an adapter for the Wii for free. I know that the pad plugs directly into the Game Cube port, so I don't know what this will actually adapt until I install it (it's been about 10 days and I haven't got it yet).

Note: If you can't find where to get the adapter from the PDP website, go to your local Walmart, find the box, and there are stickers now on the box pointing to the website you need to go to. Note that there is a phone number, but it will do nothing other than tell you to go online.

Good luck to all. I would love to see a post confirming this Fixya.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • VentureForth Jan 27, 2009

    Update: I received the adapter from Pelican today (about 2 weeks after request).  This does indeed solve the problem.  I hope that everyone else's problem is fixed with this solution.



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