Gitadora: Guitar Freaks 4th/Drummania 3rd Platform: Playstation 2 (JP) Release Date: 9/20/2001 Guide By: Adam Foster Email me: email@example.com Current Version: Version - 0.90 Last Update: December 6, 2007 Table of Contents 1. Update History 2. Introduction 3. Controls 4. Gameplay 5. Scoring 6. Song List 7. Legal 1. Update History v0.01: 12/6/07 - The start of the guide v0.90: 12/7/07 - The end of the guide and update to authorized websites 2. Introduction Hi, and welcome to the Gitadora FAQ! This is my first FAQ ever. Hopefully it won't be too bad. I tried to include all the songs for the song list along with their difficulty ratings for the game. I also included the requirements to get to the encore songs. I, myself, have never unlocked Day Dream on any difficulty, and I have never got Classic Party 2 on any difficulty. This is why I do not have the difficulty ratings for the songs. Truth be told...I have barely touched Guitar Freaks 4th, but I have played the heck out of Drummania 3rd. For the guide...I did not include the extra difficulty settings for Session Mode. I might include them later. Well...on to the guide. 3. Controls Guitar Freaks For the Guitar Freaks 4th side you can of course use the official Konami Guitar Freaks Controller or the official Konami Arcade Style Guitar Freaks controller. One could also use the Guitar Hero controller, but it provides nothing but frustration for me, so I only use the official controllers. Other 3rd party controllers can be used, but they are, of course, not guaranteed to work. One could also use the Dualshock controller, but it doesn't feel very natural, and is still harder than using the Guitar Freaks controllers. Feel free to experiment, but my personal recommendation is just to use the official controllers for the least amount of frustration. Drummania On the Drummania 3rd side one can use the official Konami drum controller. One can also use a dualshock controller. The third route is to go with the USB MIDI drum kit. For the drums, unless using the dual shock, one should probably get drumsticks. The Konami drum controller isn't the best but it will get you through the game. It being from Konami, you can jump right into the game with this one. The dual shock controller isn't the best either, mainly because of drum rolls. You should also go into the options menu to find out which control method suits you best, there are only 3. The USB MIDI Drum Kit is probably the best way to go, but also the most expensive. I've read the game will support most USB MIDI drum kits, but I don't know which ones. One for sure that will work will be one from Yamaha's DTX line (any of the dtx kits will work, plus it's what is being advertised for the game). You will also need a USB-to-MIDI adaptor to hook the kit up to the system. Make sure you have that as well. Also make sure in the options you have chosen to use the Yamaha DTX as a controller. 4. Gameplay Since this is a rhythm game the goal of the game is to accurately hit notes that correspond to the notes in the song, so that the song is played well. The grade received at the end of each song played will reflect on how accurately each note was played in the song. For the guitar part, make sure you pick the notes individually along with the right colored notes that correspond to the controller. Make sure the buttons are held down when picking. For the drums, just make sure the right pad/button is hit when needed. The buttons must be hit when the notes, represented by small lines, hit the long, horizontal line at the bottom of the screen. There can be up to 3 players playing this game at once: 1 guitar player, 2 guitar players, 1 drum player, 1 guitar player and 1 drum player, or 2 guitar players and 1 drum player. If there is one player playing make sure the controller is either in the 1st or 2nd player slot if playing the guitar. If it is the drum controller make sure it is in the 1st slot. If 2 guitar players are playing, make sure both controllers are plugged in, and make sure that each player has the controller they want. For all 3 players one needs to have a multitap of some sort to plug into the 2nd player slot. If 3 players are playing make sure the drum controller is in the 1st player slot, the 1st guitar controller is in the 1st player slot in the multitap, and the 2nd guitar controller is in the 2nd player slot in the multitap. Game Modes Game Start allows you to choose to play guitar freaks 4th, drummania 3rd, or session mode. The first two should be self-explanatory, but the session mode combines the first 2 together. Just make sure there are at least 2 players for session mode if it is chosen, otherwise you might as well back out and choose one of the other 2. There are play modes for guitar freaks, drummania, and session modes. Practice, normal, expert, bonus track, extreme+, and bonus track extreme+ are available for guitar freaks. Practice, easy, normal, real, bonus track, and expert real are available for drummania. Only one mode of difficulty is available for each instrument on session mode. I'm not sure which but it cannot be changed. For practice mode there is a tutorial song for the first song, a small songlist for the second song, and the same songlist for the third. I don't believe the player can fail on the practice mode, but the performance grades and scores cannot be saved. Endless mode allows you to choose the same modes as game start but this mode will keep going on forever until the player(s) fail the stage/song chosen. Any song not played before may show up in this mode. Free mode allows you to choose the same modes as game start and endless, but will only allow the player to play songs that have already been played in game start mode. One can even choose to have a computer companion playing the other instruments in this mode. Forced game over can be kept on or turned off. In training mode, one can choose any mode as the other modes but is only used for practice. One can choose any song and any difficulty for any song they have played before in game start mode. One can choose to start at any measure, and can choose how fast the song goes at any of 5 speeds, with 5 being normal speed and 1 is slowed down. Records mode allows one to see their highest scores on songs for total ranking, music ranking, endless ranking, and any passwords gained for passing the game start mode. The passwords are useless now, as they were used for an internet-based contest that took place when the game was first released in Japan. Options mode allows slight customization of gameplay. One can choose the number of stages played in game start mode: anywhere from 1-5. One can choose the difficulty of the guitars and drums from 1-9 with 1 being easiest and 9 being hardest. The sound menu allows the player to hear stereo or mono and allows how loud the song, guitar, and the drum are. The key configuration mainly applies to the dual shock controller. It is also where you choose if you are using an electronic drumset. Timing adjust is for those who are experiencing sound lag during gameplay. This will allow one to adjust it properly. The play configuration menu is the same thing as the options menu during gameplay: scroll speed adjust, judgment, combo display, auto bass on/off for the drums, appearance type (normal, hidden, sudden), little mode for guitar, random mode for guitar, or lefthand mode. The next one is screen adjust which allows the user to move the game screen around so it fits in the monitor. The password display being on or off determines if the password is displayed or not at the end of the game start screen if one is successful at passing all songs chosen/played. Memory card mode allows one to load previously saved data, save/overwrite data, or to set auto save on or off. This is self-explanatory so have at it...just don't play a lot and then load and then save. That happened to me twice. Hard-earned data/songs passed gone. The last mode is for a hard disc drive. If you happen to have a hard disc drive one can install gitadora information onto the hdd. There are faster loading times, and it is supposed to help with Endless mode. Anything else is unknown to me. To get around the menus you press the red or blue button to move left or right/ up or down on the guitar controller, or by pressing the snare button or the right tom on the drum controller to do the same. To confirm your choice hit start on either controller, or for the drums hit the cymbal. To cancel a selection or to go back to a previous menu hit the select button or hit the hi-hat button on the drums. They are the same controls to get around on the song selection list. Gameplay Modification (codes) These are taken straight from the manual For Guitar Freaks, these are entered on the song select screen Little Mode: red, red, red, green, green, blue, blue, blue, pick Fast Flow: red, green, blue, pick, pick, and repeat Super Fast Flow: same as Fast Flow, except repeat 4 more times, rather than once Hidden mode: red, blue, green, blue, red, green Screen Mode (I have no idea what this means): red, blue, green, blue, red, green, and repeat Random: blue, green, green, red, green, pick Super Random: same as random, but repeat once Sudden mode: green, red, blue, green, blue, red, pick Battle Mode (I'm guessing this will allow both players to have the same notes for the song): pick, green, green, pick Extreme Mode: red, blue, pick, green, red, blue, pick, green Free Select Mode: red, red, red, green, green, green, blue, blue, blue, green To select between lead and bass hit the select button If select is pressed during the song you can choose to use 5 different effects or leave it at default. The effects do change the harmonics of the notes played. They also have no effect on score. For Drummania hold down start on the song selection menu for the song you are selecting. This will open up the same menu in the options mode. If options are changed in the options menu for this mode then this menu will not need to be accessed during song selection. Keep in mind that song options are carried over to the next song. 5. Scoring For both guitar freaks and drummania, you are graded based on your performance after every song. If you get 98% or better then you get an SS. The next grades down are S, A, B, C, D, and E. For an SS, one must get nothing but perfects and greats. For S, one must get mostly perfects and greats. Goods, poors, and misses can be 5% or less. To get an E, one must not play the song at all, either during 2 player mode or during free mode. There is an extra stage: Classic Party 2. To get it, one must get at least 3 points during gameplay for 3 songs max, 4 points for 4 songs max, and 5 points for 5 songs max. The easiest method is to play easy songs. The extra stage can only be gained on the normal play, and not the bonus track song selection. The points are gained as followed based on the grade received at the end of the song: SS: 2 points, S: 1 point, A: 0 points, B: minus 1 point, C: minus 2 points, D: minus 3 points, and E: minus 4 points. If an S or SS is gained for the extra stage, then the encore stage may be played: Day Dream. Once the songs are played then you may play them during the free play mode, but only for the difficulty they were played. One does not have to pass the songs to unlock them. They may turn up in endless mode before unlocked, but they cannot be unlocked through that mode, even if passed. 6. Song List Difficulty The songs' difficulties are based on a star system Guitar Freaks Practice Tutorial Song (Na-Na-Na) ??? Na-Na-Na 1 Ai no Surushi 2 Born To Be Wild 3 Dynamite 3 Normal Na-Na-Na 1 Ai No Surushi 2 Born To Be Wild 3 Dynamite 3 Bad Medicine 3 You Oughta Know 3 Now I'm Sure 4 Furifuri'60 4 Call My Name 5 Newspaper 5 Captain's Voyage 6 Anarchy In The UK 3 Depend on You 4 Marionette 4 Session X'Mas 2 Pretty G 3 Pegasus 4 Star of Muse 4 Happy Easter! 5 Expert Dynamite 5 Bad Medicine 5 Carnival Day 5 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy 5 Furifuri'60 6 Liar! Liar! 6 Fly High 6 Newspaper 6 Right On Time 6 You Elevate Me 7 Sea Anemones 7 I'm Gonna Get You! 7 Secret Of Your Heart 8 Giant Slug 8 Anarchy In The UK 5 Depend On You 5 Marionette 5 Silly Girl 6 Session X'Mas 3 Pretty G 4 ~Jet'G'Crew~Guhroovy Mix 6 Pegasus 6 Happy Easter! 6 Complete Conquest 7 Bonus Track Primal Soul (Long Ver.) 6 P.P.R. (Long Ver.) 7 Cosmic Cowgirl (Long Ver.) 8 1175 (Medley) 8 Session X'Mas (Long Ver.) 2 Star Of Muse (Long Ver.) 4 Pegasus (Long Ver.) 5 Extreme+ Ai No Surushi 6 Bad Medicine 7 Dynamite 7 Newspaper 7 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy 7 You Elevate Me 7 Captain's Voyage 8 Furifuri'60 8 I'm Gonna Get You! 8 Giant Slug 8 Call My Name 8 Secret Of Your Heart 8 Carnival Day 9 Right On Time 9 Sea Anemones 9 Liar! Liar! 9 Fly High 9 Anarchy In The UK 8 Star Of Muse 7 Pegasus 9 Happy Easter! 9 ~Jet'G'Crew~Guhroovy Mix 10 Complete Conquest 10 Bonus Track Extreme+ Primal Soul (Long Ver.) 8 P.P.R. (Long Ver.) 10 Cosmic Cowgirl (Long Ver.) 10 1175 (Medley) 10 Star Of Muse (Long Ver.) 7 Pegasus (Long Ver.) 9 Drummania Practice Tutorial Song ??? Ai No Surushi 1 Dynamite 3 Na-Na-Na 2 Pretty G 3 Easy Now I'm Sure 1 Ai No Surushi 2 Born To Be Wild 2 Na-Na-Na 2 Dynamite 3 Bad Medicine 3 Session X'Mas 2 Pretty G 3 Normal Now I'm Sure 1 Ai No Surushi 2 Born To Be Wild 2 You Oughta Know 2 Na-Na-Na 2 Dynamite 3 Bad Medicine 3 I'm Gonna Get You! 3 Furifuri'60 3 Captain's Voyage 3 Liar! Liar! 4 Right On Time 4 Giant Slug 4 Call My Name 5 Fly High 5 You Elevate Me 6 Secret Of Your Heart 6 Anarchy In The UK 3 Depend On You 2 Marionette 2 Silly Girl 3 Session X'Mas 2 Pretty G 3 Happy Easter! 3 Star Of Muse 4 Pegasus 4 ~Jet'G'Crew~Guhroovy Mix 5 Real Now I'm Sure 2 Ai No Surushi 3 Dynamite 4 Na-Na-Na 4 Born To Be Wild 5 Bad Medicine 5 Liar! Liar! 5 You Oughta Know 5 I'm Gonna Get You! 5 Furifuri'60 5 Giant Slug 5 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy 6 Sea Anemones 6 Fly High 6 Call My Name 7 Right On Time 7 You Elevate Me 7 Secret Of Your Heart 8 Captain's Voyage 8 Carnival Day 9 Newspaper 9 Marionette 3 Silly Girl 4 Depend On You 5 Session X'Mas 4 Pretty G 4 Pegasus 5 Star of Muse 6 Happy Easter! 7 ~Jet'G'Crew~Guhroovy Mix 7 Complete Conquest 8 Classic Party 2 9 Day Dream ??? Bonus Track P.P.R. (Long Ver.) 8 Cosmic Cowgirl (Long Ver.) 9 Primal Soul (Long Ver.) 10 1175 (Medley) 10 Session X'Mas (Long Ver.) 3 Pegasus (Long Ver.) 5 Star Of Muse (Long Ver.) 7 Expert Real Now I'm Sure 5 Dynamite 7 Born To Be Wild 7 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy 7 I'm Gonna Get You! 7 Furifuri'60 7 Giant Slug 7 Liar! Liar! 8 Call My Name 8 Right On Time 8 Sea Anemones 8 Carnival Day 9 Newspaper 9 Captain's Voyage 9 You Elevate Me 10 Anarchy In The UK 6 Depend On You 6 Marionette 6 Silly Girl 7 Pretty G 8 Star Of Muse 8 Pegasus 9 ~Jet'G'Crew~Guhroovy Mix 9 Happy Easter! 9 Complete Conquest 10 Classic Party 2 ??? Day Dream ??? Session Song Drum Difficulty Guitar Difficulty Na-Na-Na 2 1 Ai No Surushi 2 2 Born To Be Wild 5 3 Now I'm Sure 2 4 Call My Name 7 4 Dynamite 4 5 Bad Medicine 3 5 Captain's Voyage 8 5 Carnival Day 9 5 You Oughta Know 2 5 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy 6 5 Right On Time 7 6 Furifuri'60 5 6 Liar! Liar! 5 6 Fly High 5 6 Newspaper 9 6 You Elevate Me 7 7 Sea Anemones 6 7 I'm Gonna Get You! 5 7 Secret Of Your Heart 6 8 Giant Slug 5 8 Primal Soul (Long Ver.) 10 6 P.P.R. (Long Ver.) 8 7 Cosmic Cowgirl (Long Ver.) 9 8 Anarchy In The UK 3 4 1175 (Medley) 8 5 Depend On You 2 5 Marionette 3 5 Silly Girl 3 6 Pretty G 3 4 Session X'Mas 3 2 Pegasus 4 6 Star Of Muse 4 4 Happy Easter! 3 5 ~Jet'G'Crew~Guhroovy Mix 5 6 Complete Conquest 8 7 Star Of Muse (Long Ver.) 7 4 Session X'Mas (Long Ver.) 3 2 Pegasus (Long Ver.) 5 5 7. Legal This FAQ is copyright (c)2007 Adam Foster, all rights reserved. Do not copy any part of this FAQ or claim it as your own work. If you wish to post this FAQ on your personal web site, e-mail me (e-mail is at top of the FAQ) and I will probably give you permission. If you post this FAQ, I require that you post it in its entirety, without removing any sections, and especially without removing this section. Site currently authorized to post this FAQ: gamefaqs.com neoseeker.com If you see this FAQ on any site not listed, please e-mail me the URL and I will investigate.