Even though the Beat Pad
features a "No Slip" coating on the bottom, it didn't really seem to work for me. I could see how this rough to the touch, rubberized bottom would help out if you had your dance pad on a tiled or hard-wood surface. But alas, my living room is carpeted and the no slip bottom did little to keep me from constantly adjusting either the pad or myself. This is an issue that I see, but not to this degree, in the heavier Ignition Pad
so this is obviously an issue that no one has really solved yet (at least without making the dance pad a permanent fixture in your house.
All in all, the Beat Pad is a great peripheral for the few games that require a dance pad. Games like Mario Mix, Karaoke Revolution and Dance Craze are fairly new to the GameCube, but hopefully in the time the system has left in it's life cycle, we will see more games that effectively use controllers like this.