pop'n music 8 (PlayStation 2)
|pop'n music 8|
A home port of Konami's pop'n music 8 arcade rhythm game. It is known to be the first installment in the series to have some involvement by Konami's Shanghai branch, which contributed with some of the new character designs.
NOTE: None of the graphics listed below have proper filenames; the names are given based on the order in which they are present in IMAGE.DAT.
File 4 contains the assets seen in the game's title screen. Within it, are also some leftover graphics from the game's original arcade release, including those for the coin counter, the stage number indicator, and even for the shop number ID seen in the top right corner of the screen.
There also exists graphics for a "Debug" button, but the function itself does not seem to exist anymore. Using the following codes can make it appear in the title screen:
0019321c 28a20010 00193244 28620009 0019324c 24630009 00193258 2463fff7 00193228 28a10008 00193230 28a1000f 001932d4 28620009 001932dc 24630009 001932e8 2463fff7 00193080 24020008 0019308c 28420009
Unused Character Icons
File 6 contains the character icons seen in both the mode selection screen and during gameplay when using the "Character Pop-kun" ojama. Many of these never actually seem to appear due to its respectivecharacters not being in the game.
File 34 contains the artist graphics seen when selecting a song. Much like the unused icons, there's a lot of unused graphics; many of them are arcade leftovers.
Unused (New) Character Sprites
The character Elle [CS8], whose files are contained in Files 511 for the 1P palette and 510 for 2P, contain an unused sprite. Do note that the iteration of this character seen in pop'n music 4 has a similiar sprite seen in the song selection screen, as well as before the song starts in the PlayStation and Dreamcast ports of the game, and that, considering this new variation seems to be a redrawn version of that, this sprite could have simply been redrawn without knowing it was no longer used.
There's also three unused characters within the game's data; the Nyami variants for the songs Minashigo Hutch and THUNDER BIRDS, which are the two new licenses from the original arcade release that are absent from this home port, and the MZD variant from Oedo hanafubuki TEYAN-day MIX. This latter character can also be found unused in the arcade version, as that song is not present in there either.
Nyami [TV&ANIME-THUNDER BIRDS]
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!!|
|PlayStation 2||pop'n music 7 • pop'n music Best Hits! • pop'n music 8 • pop'n music 9 • pop'n music 10|
pop'n music 11 • pop'n music 12 Iroha • pop'n music 13 Carnival • pop'n music 14 FEVER!
|Arcade||pop'n stage (ex)|
|Xbox 360||Beat'n Groovy|