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beatmania 4thMIX: ~the beat goes on~

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Title Screen

beatmania 4thMIX: ~the beat goes on~

Also known as: beatstage 4thMIX: ~the beat goes on~ (KR)
Developer: Konami GMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami Bemani DJ-Main)
Released in JP: April 26, 1999
Released in KR: 1999


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


The fourth in Konami's beatmania series of rhythm games. With it, came a complete rework of the game's interface and songlist.

Unused Graphic

There are 24 graphics for song abbreviations meant to be displayed in the ranking screen, although only 23 songs are playable in this game.
The odd one out is for a song labeled "FC", and it is unknown what could it stand for.

Bm4th-FC.png

(Source: tikal.)

Development-Related Test

Game ID

At the beginning of the game's uncompressed HDD data, the following string is found:

 GQ847  beatmania 4th MIX  ver1.00[EOF]

Codename

In the main CPU, at offsets 0x1E7F1 in the Japanese version and 0x1E7E1 in the Korean version, is some sort of "codename" for the game:

Japan Korea
BGM    YES -KEYS TO ASCENSION - 
BGM_KA YES -KEYS TO ASCENSION -