This game has a prerelease article
I can do it so do it with me
You are the DJ, hit the key
Do it, scratch, bend your brain
Feel the beat, let's do it again.
hiphopmania (released in Japan as, and better known under the name of beatmania) marked the beginning of Konami's rhythm game craze, which would spawn more games, along with sequels upon sequels upon sequels.
With only eight songs available per mode, and a maximum of four stages per play in a standard play, it was a quite rough beginning.
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 game.
Hidden Level Select
A hidden debug feature allows the player to freely select a song by holding down the Test button and pressing one of the 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.
|1||u gotta groove|
|2||jam jam reggae|
|3||OVERDOSER (romo mix) (1P)|
OVERDOSER (ambient mix) (2P)
|4||2 gorgeous 4u (1P)|
greed eater (2P)
|5||LOVE SO GROOVY (1P)|
LOVE SO GROOVY (12inch version) (2P)
|6||20,novemver (single mix) (1P)|
20,novemver (radio edit) (2P)
|10||Love's Theme of beatmania (Credits)|
At the beginning of the uncompressed CHD data for the game, a string containing the game's ID and version can be found.
GQ753 BEAT MANIA VER 1.00
|The beatmania series|
|Arcade||beatmania • 2ndMIX • 3rdMIX • completeMIX|
4thMIX • 5thMIX • completeMIX 2
ClubMIX • Dreams Come True • CORE REMIX
6thMIX • 7thMIX • THE FINAL
|PlayStation||APPEND 3rdMIX (Demo) • APPEND GOTTAMIX|
APPEND 4thMIX • APPEND 5thMIX • beatmania (Europe)
Dreams Come True • beatmania Best Hits • APPEND GOTTAMIX2
APPEND ClubMIX • The Sound of Tokyo! • 6thMIX + CORE REMIX
|Game Boy (Color)||beatmania GB • beatmania GB2: Gotcha Mix • beatmania GB: Gotcha Mix 2|
|WonderSwan||beatmania for WonderSwan|
|Windows/Mac OS Classic||beatmania DA!!|
|PlayStation 2||beatmania DaDaDa!! • beatmania|
|Arcade||beatmania III • APPEND CORE REMIX • APPEND 6thMIX • APPEND 7thMIX • THE FINAL|
|beatmania IIDX series|