pop'n music 6 (Arcade)
|pop'n music 6|
Essentially, the start of a new pop'n "generation", introducing anime licenses in mainline releases, an overhauled interface, and sheer sadism in the higher difficulties.
Pop'n All? Stars
Placeholder graphics for the non-playable character Pop'n All? Stars can be found throughout the game's files. Strangely, the mode select icons seem to be labeled as "Dino".
This character, despite unused, has a complete animaton sprite sheet, along with a name icon in the game's files. They are very likely leftovers from the game's location test build, which featured the song what i want (EURO MIX) (which had KoKo as its character) in the Euro Course, whereas in the final it was replaced with Bit of Love, which used a different character. Curiously, this change was reverted for the PlayStation release.
Files GAME01.GCZ and GAME02.GCZ, which contain the sprite sheets for the gameplay UI, contain a blankened out space, the latter being marked with (incorrect) height and length notations.
A build date can be found in the title of the main program ISO:
The Pop'n Music series
|Arcade||pop'n music • pop'n music 2 • pop'n music 3 • pop'n music 4 • pop'n music 5|
pop'n music Animelo • pop'n music Mickey Tunes • pop'n music Animelo 2gou
pop'n music 6 • pop'n music 8
|PlayStation||pop'n music 3 Append Disc|
pop'n music Disney Tunes • pop'n music 5 • pop'n music 6
|Dreamcast||pop'n music • pop'n music 2 • pop'n music 3 Append Disc • pop'n music 4 Append Disc|
|Game Boy Color||Pop'n Music GB • Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody • Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes|
|Windows||pop'n music DA!!|
|Arcade||pop'n stage (ex)|
|Xbox 360||Beat'n Groovy|