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                                              ver.1.00
                                              .25nov99


DJ Syndrome: Beatmania [Arcade & Append Discs] FAQ
by J.T.Kauffman
ver.1.00
25nov99

Contents:___________________________________________________
0.01: Intro
0.02: Stage Flow
0.03: Hidden Songs
0.04: Hidden Modes
0.05: Song List
0.06: Outro
_____Versions:
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0.01: Intro_________________________________________________

'DJ Syndrome' is the main tagline of the marketing campaign for 
Beatmania 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~. It's also now a series of guides 
to Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution and the rest of the BEMANI series 
of rhythm games by Konami. While not comprehensive, it should begin to 
answer some of the questions that you might have about the games. 

Please note that this FAQ only covers the original Playstation version 
of Beatmania (although a good deal of the info should work for the 
arcade version as well). For a more comprehensive look at Beatmania and 
the rest of the BEMANI series, including things like Soundtracks (audio 
CDs), strategy guides, portable LCD games (like Beatmania Pocket), and 
much much more, please check out my longer work titled DJ Syndrome: The 
BEMANI Series FAQ. 

All of the information contained in this FAQ is also available in the 
longer, more comprehensive work titled "DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series 
FAQ". This document is merely a scaled down version that only pertains 
to the first Playstation release Beatmania (the later Append discs, 3rd 
Mix, Gottamix, and 4th Mix, are _not_ covered).

This is my final planned release for this FAQ. Please see my BEMANI 
series FAQ (the Compendium at gamefaqs.com) for more up-to-date 
BEMANI/Beatmania info. 


_____Beatmania (Arcade & Append Discs):

Title:   Beatmania
System:  PSX

Intro:   The Playstation game that started it all, the first Beatmania 
release includes songs from the original Arcade release (1st Mix, if you 
will) and the 2nd Mix Arcade release, as well as original Playstation 
tracks. The first disc, entitled 'Arcade' are the tracks from the 
arcade, and the second disc, entitled 'Append' (the first of many as it 
turns out...) has nine non-arcade  and 3rd Mix tracks, including a remix 
of the Metal Gear Solid Main Theme. The Append Disc serves as a sort of 
add-on disc, as you must first insert the original Arcade Disc. This 2-
disc set recently went Platinum (one million copies sold).


0.02: Stage Flow___________________________________________

Arcade Disc:

Practice:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:
practice     hip~hop      reggae

Normal:
Stage 1:-------Stage 2:-------Stage 3:-------Stage 4:
hip~hop        break-bts      house*         soul
reggae         ballade        minimal techno rave
ambient         (jazz soul)    mix*          house spiritual mix
reggae funky   techno         dj battle      ska
 mix           hip~hop                       drum'n bass mix*
                street mix                   hard tekno*
               japanese                      rave (2nd mix)*
                hip~hop*
               konamix*

Expert Classic:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
break-bts    techno       soul         house        rave
                                                    *rave 2nd

Expert Vocal:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
japanese     reggae       house        ska          ballade
 hiphop       funky mix

Expert Techno:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
techno       minimal      konamix      ambient      drum'n bass
              techno      *hard tekno

Append (Yebisu Mix) disc:
Stage 1:-------Stage 2:-------Stage 3:-------Stage 4:
funk           funk           funk           funk           
styl garage    styl garage    styl garage    styl garage 
bossa groove   bossa groove   bossa groove   bossa groove   
               asian trad'l   asian trad'l   asian trad'l   
               spd garage     spd garage     spd garage     
                              funky jazz     funky jazz 
                               groove         groove
                              hard house     hard house
                                             bigbeat mix
                                             bossa groove (french)
*hidden song


0.03: Hidden Songs_________________________________________

Requirements to get the hidden songs:

Arcade Disc:
In order to get:   score at least: in this (or one of these) genre(s): 

                                   Stage 1:
japanese hip-hop   60,000          any genre
konamix            90,000          any genre

                                   Stage 2:
house              40,000          ballade
house              45,000          break-bts
house              50,000          techno
house              60,000          hip-hop street mix, konamix
house              85,000          japanese hip-hop
minimal techno     70,000          ballade, break-bts
minimal techno     80,000          konamix, techno
minimal techno     90,000          hip-hop street mix, japanese hip-hop

                                   Stage 3:
drum'n bass mix    50,000          dj battle
drum'n bass mix    65,000          house
drum'n bass mix    70,000          minimal techno mix
hard tekno         90,000          dj battle, minimal techno mix 
hard tekno         85,000          house
rave (2nd mix)     90,000          dj battle
rave (2nd mix)     100,000         house, minimal techno mix

Append (Yebisu Mix) Disc:
This disc works a little differently from the others. As far as I can 
tell you merely have to play certain songs to get the full set, not 
score a certain number of points. The following combination will open up 
all the songs:

1st Stage-----2nd Stage-----3rd Stage-----4th Stage
funk          asian trad.   bossa groove  rest...

That should leave you with all of the rest of the songs (Styl Garage, 
Spd Garage, Funky Jazz Groove, Hard House, Bigbeat Mix, and Bossa Groove 
French Version) to choose from in the fourth stage. I'm not positive 
that this will work every time (at this point it still needs checked a 
bit) but it's the one that I got to work...



0.04: Hidden Modes_________________________________________

I found these while looking around on the web one day - I haven't had a 
chance to try them out, so I can't confirm that they work, or give you 
any help with them... Anyway, here they are, copied and pasted directly 
from gamewinners.com - knock yourself out...

Hidden Mode 1:
 Hold L + R (the two back keys on the Beat Mania controller) and press 
Start when the menu with the "Press Start Button" selection appears. 
Release those buttons and press Left + X (the two white keys on the left 
and right side). A sound will confirm correct code entry. The "Hidden 
Mode 1" option will now be available. 

Double play mode:
 Hold Left + Square + X (the three white keys) and press Start when the 
menu with the "Press Start Button" selection appears. Release those 
buttons and press L + R (the two black keys). A sound will confirm 
correct code entry. An option for double play mode will now be 
available. 

 - from gamewinners.com


0.05: Song List____________________________________________

[note: if multiple BPMs are listed, then it starts at the first number, 
then changes to the next number, then the next, etc. The first number in 
the Notes category is the number in notes in 1P mode, and the second 
number is for 2P mode. If there is a dash instead of a number, then the 
song is not available in that mode.]

_____Arcade Disc:

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
u gotta groove     dj nagureo     hip-hop         *  100/94/96  80/99
jam jam reggae     jam master'73  reggae          *      90     62/78
Beginning of life  quadra         ambient         **     110    80/115
jam jam reggae     crunky boy     reggae funky    **     90     157/178
 (Funky jam Cookie mix)	           mix
2 gorgeous 4 U     prophet-31     break~bts (1P)  **     150    79/-
greed eater        dust fathers   break~bts (2P)  **     112    -/74
Do you love me?    reo-magumo     ballade         **     100    149/244
OVERDOZER(romo mix)mirak          techno (1P)     ***    132    164/-
OVERDOZER          mirak          techno (2P)     ***    132    -/224
 (ambient mix)	
u gotta groove     dj mazinger    hip~hop street  ***    94     143/359
 (Triple Mazin Dub)	           mix
tokai              dj mazinger    japanese hip~hop****   97     139/206
                    (performed by co-key)
Salamander Beat    nite system    konamix         ****   134    171/177
 Crush mix
LOVE SO GROOVY     lovemints      soul (1P)       ****   141    169/-
LOVE SO GROOVY     lovemints      soul (2P)       ****   141    -/227
 (12inch version)
e-motion           e.o.s          rave            **** 145/140  96/125
LOVE SO GROOVY     nite system    house spiritual ****   131    249/430
 (Nite's After Love mix)           mix
20.november        dj nagureo     house (1P)      *****  130    301/-
 (single mix)
20.november        dj nagureo     house (2P)      *****  130    -/352
 (radio edit)
OVERDOZER          quadra         minimal techno  *****  138    340/656
 (Driving Dub mix)                 mix
SKA a go go        the bald heads ska        ****** 160/144/160 359/514
Deep Clear Eyes    quadra         drum'n bass mix ****** 155    276/307
Acid Bomb          dj fx          hardtekno       ****** 140    334/569
e-motion (2nd MIX) e.o.s          rave            ???  145/140  148/241
dj battle          *              dj battle       ???    93     changes



_____Append Disc (Yebisu Mix):

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
Cat Song           UPA&NORA       funk            *      127    154/258
 - Theme of UPA	
Body               tomoki hirata  styl garage     *      134    87/162
PAPAYAPA BOSSA     staccato two-J bossa groove    **     143    143/310
                    -remixed by r24bm
Changing the ASIA  cheap forest   asian           **     95     140/181
                                   traditional
Ain't it Good      tomoki hirata  spd garage      ***    134    119/191
                    -remixed by r24bm
Stop Violence!     Herbie Hammock funky jazz      ****   113    123/191
                    & His Band     groove
I.C.B.             tomoki hirata  hard house      ****   140    197/367
                    -remixed by r24bm
METAL GEAR SOLID   ESPACIO        bigbeat mix     *****  140    175/176
 ~Main Theme        BROTHERS
La Bossanova       staccato two-F bossa groove    *****  143    213/341
 de Fabienne                       french version


0.06: Outro________________________________________________

_____Versions:

v.1.00 25nov99: final release
      added the remainder of the missing infomation.

v.0.87 06sept99: still technically pre-release
      Cut and pasted info on BM from my BEMANI Series FAQ to create 
      this document, which deals only with the first PSX BM. 

_____Trademark/Copyright Info:

Beatmania, BEMANI, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, Pop'n'Music, 
Drummania, Dance!Dance!Dance!, GooGooSoundy, and all versions/mixes are 
copyright/trademarked by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan. All other 
copyrights are properties of their respective owners. 

This document is copyright J.T.Kauffman 1999 and cannot be reproduced 
for profit in any form. It can be freely distributed over the internet 
as long as it is unaltered and is only distributed on free (i.e. non-
subscription) sites. If you do choose to post this document on your 
site, please email me to let me know.


_____Sources:

Beatmania Konami Official Guide

Beatmania Press Mix

Beatmania Consumer all Guide

http://www.konami.co.jp

http://gamewinners.com


_____Contact:

J.T.Kauffman
stormwalker@hotmail.com


since 06sept99
Shibata, Japan
jtk.