beatmania IIDX 2nd style
|beatmania IIDX 2nd style|
The sequel to beatmania IIDX substream, which introduced mainstay features such as Hi-Speed and the vertical song selection interface.
It was also the last IIDX release to be connectable with Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix's Club Versions.
Found amidst file SEL16.MGP is a placeholder song title graphic, reading "Ishikawa HOUSE". It refers to Takayuki Ishikawa, who composed several tracks for this game.
The game's build date can be found in the title of the game's program ISO:
beatmania IIDX 2nd style was released in Korea under the title of beatstage II 2nd style, not only sporting differences in the hardware but also in the cabinet, which had much less specifications compared to the Japanese one. In fact, the cabinets exported to Korea were of a cancelled "regular" version of beatmania IIDX, known as beatmania II.
- The game's tagline, displayed above the title graphic, now resembles the one of beatmania II: "The next generation beatstage standard version".
- The song dong-tepo no.1 was renamed to rocket factory. Curiously, the song's overlays were left unchanged.
- The licensed songs been so long, Chotto kiitena (ZANSHIN-NA MIX), Mirrorball Satellite 2012, morning prayer, Shake, and The Rhyme Brokers, along with the Konami originals NaHaNaHa vs.Gattchoon Battle, Panorama and Second Style (Hip Hop Paradise), are absent.
- Odoru! Fukujinzuke (CALCUTTA)'s title was simplified to just CALCUTTA.
The beatmania IIDX series
|Arcade||beatmania IIDX • substream • 2nd style • 3rd style|
11 IIDX RED • 15 DJ TROOPERS • 18 Resort Anthem • 19 Lincle • 20 Tricoro