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pop'n music meets Dance Dance Revolution. Needless to say, the idea didn't last very long.
Note: Content is based on pop'n stage ex, and the object IDs apply to that version.
"Pair" Game Mode Asset
This graphic seems to refer to a scrapped "Pair" game mode. The idea was later absorbed into the 10-Switches game mode which, in most of its difficulties, is a co-op mode. The palette is guessed.
Object IDs: 18, 19, 26
Unused Stage Counters
Graphics for hypothetical Stages 0, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, both for the song selection menu and for the song splash screen, exist within the game's data, although the maximum number of stages that can be played by normal means is four. Object data for the Stage 0, 5, and 6 counters also exist.
Song Selection: A3, A8, A9
Song Splash: E2, E7
pop'n music 2 Party Mode Modifier Names
Assets for some of the modifier names used in pop'n music 2's Party Mode can be found within the game's assets, complete with object data. However, their palettes no longer exist.
Object IDs: 199-19E
Within the ranking screen graphics is this unused graphic, for a song with the genre "BONUS TRACK". Despite that, in the pop'n music series, the song Surechigau futari uses this genre, this graphic was more likely used as a placeholder, as no other assets for this song can be found in the game's data.
Object ID: 177
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In December 1999, pop'n stage ex, an upgrade to the original game, was released.
- The Beginner and Normal game modes were renamed to Normal and Another.
- The Maniac difficulty was introduced, available by pressing Left + Right while highlighting the Another game mode. Unlike the other difficulties, 10-Switches Maniac is intended for only one player. Of the returning songs, all but eight (Go no stopping, Let's go dancing, Musical "5 choume monogatari" yori overture, SPICY PIECE, Sutekina tabla, and the hidden songs BoaBoaLady! and I'm on fire) received such charts.
- The difficulty system was completely changed. Whereas the original used a range of 0.5-8.0 in increments of 0.5, ex uses a range of 1-20 in increments of 1. As such, every song has a new rating.
- Six new songs were added: two originals (cat's Scat and WE TWO ARE ONE), and four from pop'n music 3 (Bit of Love, LET ME FEEL SO HIGH, Nanka hen da!, and un-Balance).
- The character INUCHIYO was introduced. He is used as a character for all six added songs.
- The POPN and SPECIAL courses in Hard mode were added, though they are only playable by inputting codes.
Present at the start of the game's HDD data.
GQ970 pop'n stage 1.5 ver1.00 1999/10/15 (C) KONAMI
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|