________ | | ___ |_ | / \ | | | | D J | | \___/ ______ | | / \ | | ________ / S Y\| D| R| O | M E / /\ | | |_ | |_ |_ |_ |_ |_ |_ | | | | | | \ \/ | |__ | | \ /| | | | \______/ |_______| | | | | | | B E A T M A N I A |\__/ | [A R C A D E & | / A P P E N D D I S C S] | / faq \_____/ 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: _____Coming: _____Legal: _____Sources: _____Contact: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org since 06sept99 Shibata, Japan jtk.