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Title Screen

hiphopmania

Also known as: beatmania 2ndMIX (JP), beatstage (AS)
Developer: Konami GMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami Bemani DJ-Main)
Released in JP: March 18, 1998
Released in US: 1998
Released in EU: 1998
Released in AS: 1998


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Add the hiphopmania title screen and develop further on the regional differences should those versions surface

beatmania 2ndMIX is the second in Konami's series of 5-key music games, and the first to be released outside of Japan.

Unused Graphics

Stored near the gameplay HUD assets in the K056832 chip are squares. These were part of an audio visualizer graphic which was seen in an early mockup screenshot of the original beatmania.

Bm1st-squares.png

Song Selection

A hidden debug feature allows the player to freely select a song by holding down the Test button and pressing a combination of keys at the same time in the song selection screen. It should be noted that this doesn't work while Event Mode is turned on.

List of Combinations

Key Song
1 u gotta groove
1 + 2 LOVE SO GROOVY (1P)
LOVE SO GROOVY (12inch version) (2P)
1 + 2 + 3 e-motion (2nd MIX)
2 jam jam reggae
2 + 3 e-motion
2 + 3 + 4 PRACTICE STAGE
3 Beginning of life
3 + 4 LOVE SO GROOVY (Nite's After Luv mix)
3 + 4 + 5 DJ BATTLE
4 jam jam reggae (Funky Jam Cookie mix)
4 + 5 20, november (single mix) (1P)
20, november (radio edit) (2P)
5 2 gorgeous 4U (1P)
greed eater (2P)
6 Do you love me?
6 + 7 OVERDOSER (Driving Dub Mix)
7 OVERDOSER (romo mix) (1P)
OVERDOSER (ambient mix) (2P)
7 + 8 SKA a go go
8 u gotta groove (Triple Mazin Dub)
8 + 9 Deep Clear Eyes
9 tokai
9 + 10 Acid Bomb
10 Salamander Beat Crush mix

Game ID

At the beginning of the game's HDD data, a string containing the game's ID and version can be found.

 GQ753   BEAT MANIA    VER 1.10 

Regional Difference

beatstage, which is the game's Asian release, lacks the song tokai.