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beatmania 5thMIX: Time to get down

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beatmania 5thMIX: Time to get down

Also known as: beatstage 5thMIX: Time to get down (KR)
Developer: Konami GMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami Bemani DJ-Main)
Released in JP: Septmber 22, 1999
Released in KR: 2000?


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The fifth in Konami's beatmania series of rhythm games. With it, came Dancemania licenses, along with crossovers from beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX and beatmania IIDX.

Unused Entries

Starting from offset 0x261E0 in the main CPU is a title/artist masterlist of some sorts, whereas song titles are shifted 23 letters forward in an alphabet which also includes numbers from 0 to 9 and spacebar. However, some slots don't seem to be used; forcing those to appear in the song selection screen will load their genre as "TECHNO", save for SKIN, which loads as "R&B". Slots are in decimal numbers.

Slot Name Artist
46 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FREESTYLERS
47 SKIN CHARLOTTE
58 DUMMY #55 DUMMY SECTOR #55
59 DUMMY #56 DUMMY SECTOR #56
60 DUMMY #57 DUMMY SECTOR #57
61 DUMMY #58 DUMMY SECTOR #58
62 DUMMY #59 DUMMY SECTOR #59

Additionally, force loading entries 53 and 54 (CAN OF ASS KICKS and REBEL ENFORCER, the How to Play songs) into the song selection screen will load placeholder artist tags (DUMMY SECTOR #50 and DUMMY SECTOR #51, respectively) and genre (TECHNO).

(Source: TomoAlien)

Development-Related Text

Game ID

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

 GQ981  beatmania 5th MIX  ver1.00[EOF]

Codename

At offset 0x22F9A of the game's main CPU is some sort of codename for the game:

BGM_981_JA - GRAND MASTER HOUSE 

Regional Differences

When beatmania 5thMIX was released in Korea, under the title of beatstage 5thMIX, several changes were made:

Gameplay

  • The EXPERT gauge is enabled by default in all modes.

Songlist

  • The songs TOTAL RECALL and KAKATTEKONKAI are absent.
  • The genre of the song LINN 1999 was changed to TECHNO POP.