The game involves the player moving his or her feet to a set pattern, stepping in time to the general rhythm or beat of a song.
Successfully hitting the arrows in time with the music fills the life bar, while failure to do so drains it.
On July 10, 2005, however, Konami amended its complaint to include the In The Groove PS2 game and its publisher Red Octane.
On July 25, 2005, Roxor Games filed a counterclaim against Konami.
A PC version was released on August 16, 2006, featuring 3 songs from the now-canceled In the Groove 3, widescreen aspect ratio support, and Edit Mode.
A patch named Song Pack A was later released adding the songs and theme from In the Groove 2.