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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.

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Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.
Notes


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.