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beatmania III APPEND CORE REMIX

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Title Screen

beatmania III APPEND CORE REMIX

Developer: Konami AMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami FireBeat)
Released in JP: December 31, 2000


CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


Unused Text

Starting from 0x5E134 and 0x5E57C in a decompressed HIKARU.EXE are genre and artist string listings, which contain unused slots:

Genres

0x5E1F4 - DANCE MANIA
0x5E450 - MONDO HOUSE

Artists

0x5E5A0 - CAPTAIN JACK
0x5E650 - DIMITRI FROM PARIS
(DIMITRI YERASIMOS)

0x5E784 - E-ROTIC
0x5E888 - MIX MASTER MIKE
0x5E920 - PAPAYA
0x5E954 - REGINA
0x5EA0C - THE KINKY BOYZ
0x5EAA8 - ULTIMATE HEIGHTS
0x5EAD0 - X-TREME

Titles

The titles masterlist, which starts at 0x5EB14, also has two unused slots:

0x5EFBC - dummy stage
0x5EFC8 - FORBIDDEN MIX

(Source: tikal.)

Development-Related Text

Security Strings

Several of the game's security strings, which start at offset 0x7AC58 of a decompressed HIKARU.EXE, form the following message:

AndYouAndI-LADDER-talk-o

As with the previous game, these are references to the progressive rock group Yes; "And You And I" is one of the songs from their album Close To The Edge, and "The Ladder" and "Talk" are both Yes albums from the late 90s.

Programmer Credit

Several more security strings, now present at offset 0x7ACC8, 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)
(Source: tikal.)