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pop'n music Animelo 2gou

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Title Screen

pop'n music Animelo 2gou

Developer: Konami AMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami FireBeat)
Released in JP: September 21, 2000


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pop'n music Animelo 2gou is the second of two anime-focused releases of the rhythm game franchise. It is infamous for having a triple note modifier, in which some songs become near impossible with it toggled on. Ever heard of sheer button-pressing torture?

Unused Graphics

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: REV_H.GCZ and HEROINES.GCZ. Which one of these is used?

Mockup Image

Files BOWLING.GCZ and BOWLING.XCZ contain a slightly cut-off mockup screenshot of the Bowling mode introduced in this game. Notice how the graphics are of Tiger Mask while the lyrics are of Combattler V no theme (the latter of which is not even in the final game!)

PnmANIMELO2-bowling.png

Placeholder Image?

Files NON_4.GCZ and NON_4.XCZ contain a placeholder image consisting of the background of the song Tongari boushi no Memole, but with the word "おつかれさま" (Thank you) crudely drawn on top of it.

PnmANIMELO2-otsumare.png

Development Text

Security Strings

The game's security strings, present in offset 0x8B0BC of a decompressed FIREBEAT.EXE all consist of lyrics of anime songs present in the game.

String Song
hitonoyoniaigaaruhitonoyoniyumegaarukonoutsukush
Kyou mo dokoka de Devilman
m,u,s,c,l,e,muscle,m,u,s,c,l,e,muscle,3,2,1,fire
Honoo no Kinnikuman
dash,dash,dandandadan,dash,dash,dandandadan,dash
Great Mazinger
100%noheronanteiruwakenaiyotowakatterunonikimino
WING LOVE
kimarikiranaiposedemo,ijigendattarasoredeOK,muri
Ijigen story
sokono,darekasan,junbi,sorosoroOK?soreja,oshiras
Wapiko genkiyohou
sunanoarashini,kakusareta,babelnotouni,sundeiru,
Babel nisei
hello!rarabel,dokoheyukuno?hello!rarabel,darenia
Hello Lalabel

Build Date

A build date can be found in the title of the main program ISO:

001003_2217