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Proto:beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX.

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beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX mini is a demo version of beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX released on November 27, 1998, roughly a month before the final release, bundled with the beatmania 3rdMIX complete soundtrack album.

Overview

  • The interface is the same as the original beatmania release, even using the latter's opening video. However, the Free Mode background seems to be completely new.
Demo Final
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  • Only five songs are available to play: find out, life goes on, Queen's Jamaica, tribe groove, and wild I/O. Their animations are taken from the original beatmania, as seen below:
Song Animation Set
find out LOVE SO GROOVY
life goes on Beginning of Life
Queen's Jamaica jam jam reggae
tribe groove 2 gorgeous 4 u/greed eater
wild I/O 20,november
  • There is no proper credits roll; only the text "PRODUCED BY KONAMI" is displayed in the ending sequence.

Unused Graphics

As the interface is practically borrowed from the original beatmania, many sprites - some of which are still in the final beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX release - are left unused.

Title Screen

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Demo Sequence

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Mode Select

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Gameplay

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PRACTICE STAGE

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Expert Mode

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DJ BATTLE

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