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hiphopmania completeMIX

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hiphopmania completeMIX

Also known as: beatmania completeMIX (JP), beatstage completeMIX (KR)
Developer: Konami GMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami Bemani DJ-Main)
Released in JP: January 19, 1999
Released in US: 1999
Released in KR: 1999


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


The first of two beatmania compilation games released for the arcades, featuring all songs from the first game up to 3rdMIX, along with four new originals.

Unused Graphic

While beatmania 3rdMIX removed Free Scratching Zones, graphics for them can still be found. However, the palette doesn't seem to be retained.

Bmcompletemix-freezone.png

Game ID

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

 GQ858  beatmania complete MIX  ver1.00[EOF]

Regional Differences

beatmania completeMIX was released in the USA as hiphopmania completeMIX, and in South Korea as beatstage completeMIX, both containing several differences when compared to the original Japanese release.

Title Sequence

  • Prior to displaying its title screen, the original Japanese release showcased a text reel of the release dates of each of the three beatmania games released at the time, along with the text "beat mania 1st Anniversary Version for all beatmania players". The American release shortens this intro, now making it slightly based on the intro for beatmania 3rdMIX, with the text "hiphop mania ultimate version is Complete MIX" being displayed. It is very likely the Korean release did the same, although this cannot be confirmed now.
Japan US
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  • The American release adds a glass scratch effect to the game's title screen. It is unknown if this was also done in the Korean release.
Japan US
Bmcompletemix-titleJP.png Bmcompletemix-titleUS.png
  • The title screen BGM, Theme of beatmania, is missing from the American release, being replaced with the menu screens' BGM. It is unknown if this was also done in the Korean release.

Songlist

  • All of the songs from the original beatmania (with the exception of jam jam reggae, e-motion and both variants of 20,november), SKA a go go, La Bossanova de Fabienne and Stop Violence! are absent from the American release.
  • The songs tokai, Believe again, Believe again (HYPER MEGA MIX), find out and LUV TO ME THIRD-MIX are missing from the Korean release.