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beatmania III

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Title Screen

beatmania III

Developer: Konami GMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami FireBeat)
Released in JP: March 8, 2000


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DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.


beatmania III is a "sequel" to beatmania IIDX, going back to the 5-key gameplay of beatmania while adding more effects and a foot pedal. Oh, and a floppy drive. Now that's Y2K!

Development-Related Text

Security Strings

Two of the game's security strings, which start at offset 0x6DC40 of a decompressed HIKARU.EXE, form the following message:

Fragile-CloseToTheEdge

Both of these are albums by the progressive rock band Yes, released in 1971 and 1972 respectively.

Programmer Credit

Several more security strings, now present at offset 0x6DC98, contain a programmer credit:

MoDe:MaNuFaC/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:SeRViCe/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:EVeNT  /PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:OVeRSea/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:DuMMY01/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:DuMMY02/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:DuMMY03/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:DuMMY04/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)