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beatmania for WonderSwan

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Title Screen

beatmania for WonderSwan

Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
Publisher: Konami
Platform: WonderSwan
Released in JP: April 28, 1999


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Is "beatmania for WonderSwan DUEL" a multiplayer link thing?

Konami's only title for the WonderSwan was an all-time low-resolution port of beatmania, mostly featuring songs from beatmania 3rdMIX. It is known for its impressive audio quality, one of the most advanced for the console.

Unused Graphics

Mode Select

Stored at offset 0xF80060 of the game's ROM is a graphically richer, although unused variant of the mode select background graphic. The Normal and Practice slots also seem to be swapped in this version.

Unused Final
BmWS-modeselectU.png BmWS-modeselect.png

Gameplay

Present at offset 0xFB261C, within the gameplay assets, are several additional frames for the notes, along with sprites for Free Zones, none of which appear in the final game.

BmWS-freezone.png

(Source: tikal.)