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beatmania 3rdMIX

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Title Screen

beatmania 3rdMIX

Also known as: beatstage 3rdMIX (KR)
Developer: Konami GMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami Bemani DJ-Main)
Released in JP: September 28, 1998
Released in KR: 1999?

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

beatmania 3rdMIX is the third in Konami's series of 5-key music games.

Unused Graphic

While this game removed Free Scratching Zones, graphics for them can still be found. However, the palette doesn't seem to be retained.


Hidden Level Select

Much like in 2ndMIX, 3rdMIX has a hidden debug feature which allows the player to select a song freely by holding Test and pressing a specific combination of keys at the same time in the song selection screen. It should be noted that this doesn't work while Event Mode is turned on.

Oddly, the "nagureo kidding style" and "crack style" charts for "20, november" and "attack the music" (respectively) cannot be accessed this way.

Key Song
1 life goes on
1+2 Queen's Jamaica
1+2+3 attack the music
1+2+3+4 DJ BATTLE
2 find out
LOVE SO GROOVY (12inch version) (2P)
2+3+4 super highway
2+3+4+5 Love's Theme of beatmania (Credits)
3 Beginning of life
3+4 METAL GEAR SOLID ~Main Theme
3+4+5 Believe again
4 jam jam reggae (Funky Jam Cookie mix)
4+5 20,november (single mix) (1P)
20,november (radio edit) (2P)
5 Do you love me?
6 Believe again HYPER MEGA MIX
6+7 Deep Clear Eyes
6+7+8 nine seconds
7 s.d.z
7+8 tribe groove
7+8+9 area code
8 wild I/O
8+9 SKA a go go
9 La Bossanova de Fabienne
9+10 LUV TO ME
10 Stop Violence!

Game ID

At the beginning of the uncompressed CHD data for the game, a string containing the game's ID and version can be found.

 GQ825  beatmania 3rdMIX  ver1.00

Regional Differences

The Korean release of beatmania 3rdMIX, titled beatstage 3rdMIX, did several changes to the game's songlist:

  • The songs find out and Believe again are absent.
  • The songs Believe again HYPER MEGA MIX and LUV TO ME THIRD-MIX were replaced with their English versions from beatmania completeMIX.

Revisional Difference

Beatmania 3rdMIX duplicate note.png

In the first release of the game, the song "tribe groove" contains two overlapping 1 notes in the 29th measure. This error was fixed in the second version. It is impossible to determine where exactly the double notes are, but it is presumed that they are on the two highlighted notes. A similar, unfixed glitch exists in measure 22 of believe again (HYPER MEGA MIX)'s double play chart.