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beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX

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Title Screen

beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX

Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
Publisher: Konami
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: May 29, 1999


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.


Not counting the second disc for the original beatmania PlayStation release, this was the first home installment with a nearly completely brand new songlist, which includes cult classics like Miracle Moon, NaHaNaHa vs. Gattchoon Battle, and the boss song HELL SCAPER. It also includes extended versions of several songs from the then-recently released beatmania 4thMIX.

Unused Graphics

Note: All offsets take in consideration the file SYSDATA.PAK.

Title Screen

Loaded with the title screen assets, present in offset 0x7DA04, are:

"APPEND" and "ARCADE" text sprites, which are leftovers from the original Japanese home release of beatmania. Normally the "APPEND" would have been seen in the title screen and in the Free Play settings menu, but strangely it is not.

Bm3rdAPPEND-arcade.png BmEU-append.png

Two "GOTTAMIX" graphics, strangely unused. Their placement is the same as the "2ndMIX/new release" graphics in earlier releases. Their palettes are guessed.

BmGOTTA-gotta1.png BmGOTTA-gotta2.png

Demo Sequence

Loaded with the graphics of the demo sequence, which start in offset 0xA9204, is a graphic for Free Zones, which are absent from this game.

Bm3rdAPPEND-freezone.png

Mode Select

Some sprites from the mode select menu in the original beatmania, loaded with the song select assets, found in offset 0x5FA04. Because there's only one mode in this release, these assets go unused.

Bm3rdAPPEND-modeselect.png

Expert Mode

Expert Mode's graphics can still be found. This first graphic featuring the vinyl box is also loaded with the song select assets, while the other set, which also features several background animation sprites, are found in offset 0x96204. The course descriptions are located in 0x74204.

Bm3rdAPPEND-expert.png

Bm3rdAPPENDmini-coursedes.png
BmEU-expert.png

DJ KONAMI

It's DJ KONAMI, the DJ of beatmania. While one of his sprites is loaded in the game's demo sequence and in the song NaHaNaHa vs. Gattchoon Battle, the rest, which is found starting from offset 0xB6A04, is unused.

Bm3rdAPPEND-djkonami.png

DJ Battle

Starting from offset 0xCDA04 is sprite data for the song DJ BATTLE, which is absent from this release. This also includes sprites of the special splash screen before starting the song.

BmEU-djbattle1.png
BmEU-djbattle2.png

(Source: tikal.)

Unused Music

While this game uses a remix of NaHaNaHa vs. Gattchoon Battle for the credits BGM, the original ending theme, Love's Theme of beatmania, can still be found in the game's files. In fact, it is the very first track found in MCHDATA.PAK.

(Source: tikal.)