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                                              ver.0.95.5
                                              .150999


DJ Syndrome: BEMANI Series FAQ
by J.T.Kauffman
ver.0.95.5
15sept99

Contents:___________________________________________________
0.01: Intro
0.02: Quick Guide
_____Beatmania (Arcade & Append Discs):
_____Beatmania Append 3rd Mix:
_____Beatmania Append Gottamix:
_____Beatmania Append 4th Mix ~the beat goes on~:
_____Beatmania GB:
_____Beatmania for WonderSwan:
_____Dance Dance Revolution:
_____Guitar Freaks:
_____Pop'n Music: --section under contruction--
_____Beatmania Controllers:
0.03: Song Lists
_______Home Releases::
_____Beatmania Arcade Disc:
_____Beatmania Append Disc (Yebisu Mix):
_____Beatmania Append 3rd Mix Disc:
_____Beatmania Append Gottamix Disc:
_____Beatmania Append 4th Mix ~the beat goes on~ Disc:
_____Beatmania GB:
_____Beatmania for WonderSwan:
_____Dance Dance Revolution:
_____Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMix:
_____Guitar Freaks:
_____Pop'n Music (PSX):
_____Pop'n Music (DC): !!see Home Releases:: Pop'n Music (PSX):!!
_______Arcade Releases::
_____Beatmania:
_____Beatmania 2nd Mix: !!see Home Releases:: Arcade Disc:!!
_____Beatmania 3rd Mix: !!see Home Releases:: Append 3rd Mix Disc:!!
_____Beatmania IIdx Substream Club Version 2:
_____Dance Dance Revolution:
_____Dance Dance Revolution Internet Ranking Version:
_____Dance Dance Revolution Solo Bass Mix:
_____Dancing Stage featuring True Kiss Destination:
_____Drummania:
0.04: BEMANI Releases
_____Arcade Releases:
_____Home Releases:
0.05: Accessory List
_____LCD Game List:
_____Music CD List:
_____Book List:
0.06:Miscellany
_____Beatmania Hidden Modes:
_____DDR Hidden Modes:
_____Beatmania Append 4th Mix Internet Ranking:
_____Beatmania Controller Button Guide:
_____Glossary:
_____Rumours:
_____Beatmania/BeatMania/Beat Mania?:
_____Artist Names:
_____Other rhythm games:
0.07:Outro
_____Release Info:
_____Coming Later:
_____Trademark/Copyright Info:
_____Sources:
_____Thanks:
_____Contact Info:


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 guide to Beatmania 
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. Also, the focus of this document is 
currently the Beatmania series of Playstation (PSX) games, although much 
more is covered.

This is the main document in my DJ Syndrome series of FAQs, and contains 
not only play information, such as how to unlock hidden songs and song 
lists, but it also lists a lot of other information that may prove very 
useful for the BEMANI series player, such as soundtrack info, and info 
on things such as the BEMANI LCD portables. If you are looking for just 
play information on a specific title, I have condensed the information 
on all of the Beatmania releases (the 4 PSX, the GB and the WS) and the 
first Playstation DDR release into short, game-specific FAQs. Please 
note, however, that this FAQ contains all of the information that is in 
the game-specific FAQs, and then some.


0.02: Beatmania Quick Guide_________________________________


Overall, here's how things work: Each disc has a core set of songs that 
will be available no matter how badly you score. There are also a set of 
hidden songs for each stage after the first that you much get certain 
scores in certain genres to open up. Once you play a song, it's 
available in Free Mode and Training Mode. With a single PSX Beatmania 
Memory Card save a single Append Disc's information can be stored, so I 
would personally recommend a different Memory Card for each Append disc 
(and don't forget to mark them...).


As for hints/techniques, no long techniques section here, just three 
main tips:

- Practice, practice, practice.

- Use the training mode - it's invaluable.

- Buy the controller that was made for the game.


And now for the lowdown and the important information on the 
releases...:

_____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).


Requirements to get the hidden songs:

Arcade Disc:
In order to get:   score at least: in this (or one of these) genre(s): 
japanese hip-hop   60,000          hip-hop, reggae, ambient, 
                                    reggae funky mix
konamix            90,000          hip-hop, reggae, ambient, 
                                    reggae funky mix
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 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...


Stage Flow:

Arcade Disc:

Practice:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:
Practice     HipHop       Reggae

Normal:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:
*coming*

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 Funky House        Ska          Ballade
 HipHop       Mix

Expert Techno:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
Techno       Minimal      Konamix      Ambient      Drum'n Bass
              Techno      *HardTekno

(*hidden song)

_____Beatmania Append 3rd Mix:

Title:   Beatmania Append 3rd Mix
System:  PSX

Intro:   The first separate 'append', or add-on disc for the original 
Playstation release. The disc features all of songs from the 3rd Mix 
Arcade release, hence the reason that some of the songs are repeated 
from the Arcade disc and the original Append disc. As with the first 
Append disc, you must first insert the original Arcade Disc.

Stage Flow:
Stage 1:--------Stage 2:-------Stage 3:----------Stage 4:
Ambient         J-Dance Pop    House             Big Beat Mix
Soul            Hiphop         Bossa Groove      House (Classic)
Ballad (Classic)Funky Jazz     Reggae            Drum'n Bass (Classic)
J-Dance Pop      Groove*       Soul (Classic)    World Groove
Hiphop          House          Big Beat Mix      Euro Beat
                Bossa Groove   House (Classic)   Hard Techno
                80's J-Pop*    D'n Bass (Classic)Drum'n Bass
                Reggae                           Digi-Rock*
                Soul (Classic)                   Digital Funk*


This is no real substitution for a section on how to open the hidden 
songs, but it's what I've had time to sit down and do - these are merely 
scores that I got playing through the game (sometimes going for a high 
score, sometimes a low one) and what songs were opened up during that 
game (note that the songs will open in the next stage:

Stage 1:        Stage 2:       Stage 3:
71,000 amb      83,000 house   69,000 d'n'b(c)
no funky,80sj                  digi-rock, no digifunk

98,000 soul     81,000 80sj    89,000 house
funky, 80sj                    no digi

90,000 hiphop   77,000 house   65,000 d'n'b(c)
funky, 80sj                    digi-rock, no digifunk

83,000 amb      90,000 house   53,000 soul(c)
funky                          no digi

100,000 soul    87,000 house   68,000 d'n'b(c)
funky, 80sj                    digi-rock, no digifunk

96,000 soul     88,000 j-dance 91,000 house
funky, 80sj                    no digi



_____Beatmania Append Gottamix:

Title:   Beatmania Append Gottamix
System:  PSX

Intro:   Although not a mix released in the arcades, Beatmania Append 
Gottamix features tracks both from the arcade releases as well as 
original playstation tracks. As with the other Append discs, the 
original Arcade Disc must first be inserted.


In order to get:   score at least: in this (or one of these) genre(s): 
                                   Stage 1:
drum'n bass        91,000          bigbeat
drum'n bass        94,000          raga rock, hip-hop
drum'n bass        95,000          real garage
drum'n bass        96,000          hip and soul

                                   Stage 2:
nonstop megamix    82,000          r&b
nonstop megamix    83,000          j-garage pop
nonstop megamix    84,000          dj battle
nonstop megamix    90,000          drum'n bass
nonstop megamix    93,000          rock'n techno
nonstop megamix    94,000          hip-hop, crossover

                                   Stage 3:
gabbah             66,000          nonstop megamix
gabbah             68,000          collage techno
gabbah             69,000          free soul
gabbah             82,000          r&b
gabbah             83,000          j-garage pop
gabbah             84,000          dj battle
gabbah             85,000          breakbeats
gabbah             93,000          rock'n techno
r&b (hard version) 72,000          nonstop megamix
r&b (hard version) 74,000          collage techno
r&b (hard version) 78,000          free soul
r&b (hard version) 88,000          j-garage pop
r&b (hard version) 93,000          dj battle, r&b
r&b (hard version) 96,000          breakbeats
r&b (hard version) 98,000          rock'n techno


_____Beatmania Append 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~:

Title:   Beatmania Append 4th Mix ~the beat goes on~
System:  PSX

Intro:   In this release we see quite a bit of new features. The first 
is the addition of the 'just great' (or flashing great) mark. Second, we 
have the addition of the great/good counter - it will keep track of how 
many greats/goods you have gotten in a row. We also have a few more 
options for play, including random and mirror. Add to that a bonus edit 
mode and a bunch of cool new songs, and you've got yourself a great 
disc. Also, it's worth noting that this mix is the first major departure 
of in-game graphics in the Beatmania mixes - you'll find totally 
different song selection and end of stage graphics, to name a few. It 
also runs on a 20,000 max per stage point system as opposed to a 10,000 
max (note that you don't get any extra points for long combos like you 
do in DDR).

Options:  hidden - the notes disappear partway down the screen.
          double - one player plays both the 1P & 2P sides.
          battle - 1P & 2P both play the same notes, and it's a battle 
           to see who ends up with the higher gauge - even if one 
           player ends under the normally required level, they still go 
           on (which is normal for all modes).
          random - the notes occur in the same places in the songs, but 
           the button that you have to push is randomised (the 
           turntable stays the same). note that it's not totally random  
           - the buttons that you need to push basically swap positions 
           for the entire song (for example, all of the notes that were 
           the middle white key are now the left blue key, and so on).
          mirror - the five buttons are mirrored (ie. the left ones are 
           now right, and the right one are now on the left). note that  
           because there are an odd number of buttons, the middle white 
           button stays put. also, the turntable is unaffected.

  (in-game option):
          effects: by pressing the select button during gameplay (ie. 
           during the song) you can turn the effect (selectable in the 
           options menu) on and off.

Getting Bonus Edit Mode:
To open up the bonus edit mode (which features 'traditional' Beatmania 
graphics and so-on), first put in the Arcade disc, then Disc Switch to 
either 3rd Mix or Gottamix, then switch to 4th Mix. You'll be in Bonus 
Edit mode. (note: I switched from Arcade to 3rd to Gotta to 4th to open 
up all of the songs - I'm not sure if all of the songs will open up if 
you only use one of the two discs - more on this as I play more). 

Also, after playing through all of the songs, then booting down the 
system and just playing regular 4th Mix, none of the Bonus Mix songs 
came up in training/free mode, which leads me to think that Bonus Mix 
acts like a whole Append disc, and thus requires a whole separate save 
(the same as any other Append disc - there can only be one Append disc 
per save, thus to have all of the songs available at any time, you now 
need a total of five separate saves - ones for Yebisu, 3rd, Gotta, and 
Bonus Edit, which all branch off of the original Arcade disc save, and 
then the 4th Mix save, which is a separate entity.) I have yet to double 
check this, and after finding that the Bonus Edit songs are available in 
normal mode as well, it may be a while before I do...


Stage Flow:
Basic (Club M.Z.D) 4 Stages
Stage 1:-----------Stage 2:----------Stage 3:---------Stage 4:
r&b (I live...)    hiphop            future jazz      cube beat
jazz house         future jazz       jungle           house
hiphop             dance pop (keep..)cube beat        drum'n bass
dance pop (keep..) r&b (hunting...)  house            70's soul
r&b (hunting...)   jungle            soul hiphop      techno
                   cube beat         drum'n bass      rave
                   house             70's soul        
                   soul hiphop       techno           
                   techno            big beat
                   big beat          hard house
                   hard house        


Hard (Club Japan) 4 Stages
Stage 1:-----------Stage 2:----------Stage 3:---------Stage 4:
r&b (I live...)    future jazz       cube beat        drum'n bass         
jazz house         dance pop(keep...)house            70's soul
hiphop             r&b (hunting...)  soul hiphop      techno
future jazz        cube beat         jazzy hiphop     big beat
dance pop(keep...) house             drum'n bass      rave
r&b (hunting...)   soul hiphop       70's soul        hard house
jungle             jazzy hiphop      techno           minimal
house              techno            rave             trance
lounge*            lounge*           hard house       happy
r&b (I live...)@   house@            trance           dance pop(deep)*
hiphop@            jazzy hiphop@     deep house*      rave@
house(nagureo..)^  dance pop^(beli..)dance pop(deep)* minimal@
j-techno^          hard tekno^(@)    house@           happy@
                                     jazzy hiphop@    dance pop(deep)@*
                                     rave@            hard techno(cr.)^
                                     dance pop(deep)@*euro beat^
                                     hard house^      euro beat@^
                                     hard house@^
*hidden song 
@'another' version - available by pressing the select button
^Bonus Edit Mode song
(@)unmarked 'another' version

Expert (Club Beat-2000) 5 Stages
Street Course:
Stage 1:------Stage 2:------Stage 3:------Stage 4:------Stage 5:
hiphop        r&b(i live..) future jazz   soul hiphop   r&b(hunting..)

Vocal Course:
Stage 1:------Stage 2:------Stage 3:------Stage 4:------Stage 5:
jazz house    cube beat     dance pop    70's soul      house
                             (keep...)
Techno Course:
Stage 1:------Stage 2:------Stage 3:------Stage 4:------Stage 5:
jungle        techno        rave          --to be added--

Special Course:
Stage 1:------Stage 2:------Stage 3:------Stage 4:------Stage 5:
drum'n bass   rave          jazzy hiphop   --to be added--

Another Course:
Stage 1:------Stage 2:------Stage 3:------Stage 4:------Stage 5:
r&b           house@        jazzy hiphop@ happy@        -to be added-
 (i live...)@

Horrible Course:
Stage 1:------Stage 2:------Stage 3:------Stage 4:------Stage 5:
trance        --to be added--

Bonus Course:
Stage 1:------Stage 2:------Stage 3:------Stage 4:------Stage 5:
hard tekno@   hard techno   house         --to be added--
               ~crack style~ ~nagureo kidding~
@another

Bonus Edit Mode:
Stage 1:--------Stage 2:--------Stage 3:--------Stage 4:
j-pop (english) hard tekno(an.) house(nag.kid.) hard tekno(an.)
hard house(an.) hard house      hard tekno(an.) hard house
house(nag.kid.) hard house(an.) hard house      hard house(an.)
hard tekno(an.) house(nag.kid.) hard house(an.) hard techno(cr.)
                j-techno        hard techno(cr.)euro beat(eng.)
                                                euro beat(eng.an.)
(note that this stage flow list for Bonus Edit is not complete - I only 
played through the mode once, so the songs that I beat the stages with 
(j-pop, j-techno, and house (nagureo kidding)) are not on the chart 
after the stage that I played them in...)


Secret Songs:
In order to get:   Do this:   
lounge             -   
dance pop (deep...) |- as far as I can tell, to get these three songs 
deep house         -    you only have to beat hard mode without losing.

Secret Modes:
Another Course (Expert Mode):
unknown. it just kind of showed up.

Horrible Course (Expert Mode):
unknown. same here - just showed up. it was after I had gotten Internet 
Ranking passwords twice in a row in expert mode, however...

Bonus Course (Expert Mode):
beat any of the Expert Mode courses once, and you should get the Bonus 
Course. this will also open up the Bonus Edit Mode songs for normal 
gameplay.

'Another' versions of songs in Hard Mode:
To get the another version of certain songs in Hard Mode, simply hold 
the select button - if another version is available, then a symbol 
saying 'Another' will appear in the area above the 2P symbol. Not all 
songs have another versions. Also, the another versions of the songs are 
very similar, and usually just have a few hard passages added - the 
difficulty (number of stars) stays the same.


_____Beatmania GB:

Title:   Beatmania GB
System:  GameBoy Color/GameBoy

Intro:   The first Beatmania for a portable system, the GameBoy version, 
which is compatable with all existing GameBoy systems, features songs 
from the 2nd and 3rd Arcade mixes, as well as a few originals. This is 
the first home title to include a feature that keeps track of how many 
greats/good you score in a row (this first appeared in Beatmania in 4th 
Mix in the arcades). Also, a first in the Beatmania releases, a password 
system is included to open up the hidden songs in Free mode.

In order to get:   score at least: in this (or one of these) genre(s): 
bigbeatmix         80,000?         stage 2?
eurobeat           83,000          j-dance pop
                   83,000?         stage 3?
disco              490,000         total stages 1-7 in GB-mix?
                   80,000          in two different stages in GB-mix?

--notes: I obviously don't have the official Konami stats on the above, 
and don't remember what I scored to open the most of the songs. The ones 
without question marks are scores that I got to open the songs - the 
requirement may, in fact, be less. Any help would be appreciated... As 
for Disco, I have yet to work out what exactly the requirements are - 
they could be similar to the above, but maybe not... I was able to get 
Disco after losing on Stage 5, but then scoring very well on 5, 6, and 7 
afterwards... I don't know... I'm working on it, though...

Passwords:
REMIX      opens up bigbeatmix in 'free' mode
GENERATION opens up eurobeat in 'free' mode
FEVER      opens up disco in 'free' mode
VISUAL     opens up bigbeatmix and eurobeat in 'free' mode
ALLEGRO    opens up bigbeatmix, eurobeat, and disco in 'free' mode
BEATMANIA  only DJ Battle in 'free' mode
KONAMI     only DJ Battle in 'free' mode

--note: the BEATMANIA and KONAMI codes don't erase the songs that you've 
already opened - they're just not accessable - only the DJ Battle is 
(which usually isn't accessable...)

__Stage Flow:

Arcade:Normal:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:
break-bts    techno       j-dance pop  konamix
funk         dj battle    bossa groove minimal techno
                          bigbeatmix*  eurobeat*

Arcade:Expert:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
coming later...


GB-Mix:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
reggae       jazz         rakuga kids  latin        classic 1

Stage 6:-----Stage 7:-----Stage 8:
classic 2    country      disco*

(*hidden song)


_____Beatmania for WonderSwan:

Title:   Beatmania for WonderSwan
System:  WonderSwan

Intro:   The only release so far to actually include a turntable, the 
Wonderswan version of Beatmania includes songs from the 3rd Arcade mix.
Visually and aurally excellent, the WS version's main drawback is it's 
lack of songs - there are only 10 initially, and I have yet to open up 
any hidden songs... Also, it's worth noting that the songs are unchanged 
from the arcade (unlike BM GB, in which the songs are re-formatted for 
the GameBoy's layout), which ends up making things a bit hard at some 
points. Also features a continue mode so that you can turn the system 
off, and when you turn it back on, you'll be back at the stage you were 
on when the system was switched off - a _very_ nice feature...

How to get the two hidden songs:
 - These are some of the easiest hidden songs to get - just merely do 
the highest difficulty songs in each stage in Normal (Stage 1=**, Stage 
2=***, Stage 3=****) and you'll get hard techno in stage 4. You don't 
need to win all three in a row - you can continue as much as you want, 
and as far as I know you don't need a certain score. After you play hard 
techno, medley will open up in 'free' mode.

How to get the hidden mode:
In order to open the hidden mode in Expert, Survival, you merely have to 
complete either Expert Course A or Expert Course B without the turntable 
or any key help turned on.


Stage Flow:

Normal: (difficulty [in stars] under stage number)
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:
(*,**)       (*,**,***)   (***,****    (****,*****
                            *****)       ******)
funk         funk         ambient      bossa groove
soul         soul         j-dance pop  funky jazz groove
ambient      ambient      bossa groove bigbeatmix
j-dance pop  j-dance pop  funky jazz   reggae
             bossa groove  groove      house
             funky jazz   bigbeatmix   drum'n bass mix
              groove      reggae       *hard techno

Expert:

class~a:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
Soul         Ambient      Funky Jazz   Reggae       House
                           Groove
class~b:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
Funk         J-Dance Pop  Bossa Groove Bigbeatmix   Drum'n Bass Mix

Survival:
Stage 1:-----Stage 2:-----Stage 3:-----Stage 4:-----Stage 5:
Funk         Soul         Ambient      J-Dance Pop  Bossa Groove

Stage 6:-----Stage 7:-----Stage 8:-----Stage 9:-----Stage 10:
Funky Jazz   Bigbeatmix   Reggae       House        Drum'n Bass Mix
 Groove

Stage 11:
Hard Techno

(*hidden song)


_____Dance Dance Revolution:

Title:    Dance Dance Revolution
System:   Playstation

Intro:    Konami's first home port of their second most popular BEMANI 
game, DDR one-ups games like Bust A Move by offering an optional foot 
pad controller that requires you to actually get up and move. A single 
disc release (unlike the Append modes of Beatmania and DDR2ndReMix), DDR 
was the one of the best-selling game of the first half of 1999 in Japan, 
and for good reason - it's really good... As a side note, I found this 
game to be _very_ easy with a normal Playstation controller, but much 
harder with the Original (mat) controller... 

Stage Flow:

Easy:
Have You Never Been Mellow
Butterfly
Kung Fu Fighting
That's the Way (I Like It)
Let's Ge Down

Normal:
1st and 2nd Stages:------------3rd Stage:
Have You Ever Been Mellow      --all 1st and 2nd stage songs plus:
Butterfly                      Trip Machine
Kung-Fu Fighting
That's the Way (I Like It)
My Fire 
Make a Jam!*  
Boys*

Hard:
1st and 2nd Stages:------------3rd Stage:
Butterfly                       --all 1st and 2nd stage songs plus:
Kung-Fu Fighting               Trip Machine
Let's Get Down                 Paranoia
Little Bitch                   Paranoia KCET -clean mix-*
Strictly Business              Paranoia MAX -dirty mix-*
Make it Better
I Believe in Miracles*

*hidden song

(exception: Double - in double, there is only one stage, and all of the 
songs that are normally available in that difficulty are open for play)

Hidden Songs:
Unlike Beatmania's hidden songs where as certain score is required, 
DDR's hidden songs are basically time release. You have to beat the game 
on a certain mode a certain number of times, or beat a certain number of 
songs. Once you open up a hidden song, it's becomes 'unhidden' and will 
show up every game. The following are how to open the hidden songs:

Title:                        Artist:       Requirements to open:
make a jam!                   u1            clear normal mode 10 times
boys                          smile.dk      clear 600 songs
i believe in miracles         hi-rise       clear 700 songs
paranoia kcet ~clean mix~     2mb           clear hard mode 100 times
paranoia max ~dirty mix~      190           clear hard mode 500 times

A helpful note for getting the paranoia songs:  To get these fairly 
quickly, play Double mode (either by yourself or with a friend using 
controller 2) - Double mode only has 1 stage, as opposed to 3. Now you 
only have to play 100 and 500 songs to open them, as opposed to 300 and 
1500... This also means that you can get all 5 hidden songs by beating 
700 songs (of course, 500 of them have to be hard mode doubles...).

Thanks to Petee Hsu for the methods of unlocking the songs, and the tip 
on double mode...

Hidden Modes:
At the game mode selection screen (easy, normal, hard) press U. This 
should take you into the 'Secret Mode' screen. Now enter the following 
button presses/dance steps:

Another: U, U, D, D, U, U, D, D 
Maniac:  L, L, R, R, L, L, R, R 
Double:  U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R 
Mirror:  L, R, L, R, L, R, L, R

There is also a hidden edit mode that is unlocked by clearing 500 songs 
(similar to how the five hidden songs are unlocked). Thanks to Petee Hsu 
for this as well.


_____Guitar Freaks:

Title:   Guitar Freaks
System:  PSX

Intro:   Konami's first real foray into rock, Guitar Freaks lets you jam 
away on either your Playstation controller or the special Guitar Freaks 
controller. 

[important note:  I have not really ever sat down and played this game 
at home. All of the below information was gathered from Konami's 
Japanese homepage, as well as various Japanese fan pages. If there is 
something that is incorrect, _please tell me_.]

Secret Songs:
Evil Eye             clear 50 stages
Jet World            clear 150 stages
Mickey's Boogie      clear 150 stages
Magic Music Magic    clear 300 stages
King G               clear 450 stages
J-Staff              clear Lucky?Staff

Secret Mode:
High Speed Edition:

In the mode highlight screen (where you select Easy, Normal, or Expert) 
press the following buttons (P=pick, R=red, B=blue, G=green)

PPRBRBGG

After that, select Expert and press start. You should be in High Speed 
Edition.


_____Pop'n Music

Title:   Pop'n Music
Systems: PSX, Dreamcast

--section under construction--


Stage Flow:
__Beginner:
Stage 1:--------Stage 2:
pops            latin         
fantasy         disco queen   
j-tekno         reggae        
rap             dance 
                techno pop

__Normal:
Stage 1:--------Stage 2:--------Stage 3:
pops            latin           techno pop
fantasy         disco queen     disco king
j-tekno         reggae          spy
rap             dance           anime hero
                                classical*
                                j-pop*

__Hard:
Stage 1:--------Stage 2:--------Stage 3:
pops            latin           techno pop
fantasy         disco queen     disco king
j-tekno         reggae          spy
rap             dance           anime hero
                                classical*
                                j-pop*


hidden song*

Hidden Songs/Modes:
clear game 1 time  - classical
clear game 2 times - j-pop
clear game 3 times - hidden styles

Hidden Styles:
mirror
random
hidden
off



_____Beatmania Controllers:

Title:   Beatmania Controller
System:  PSX
Maker:   ASCII (licensed by Konami)
Price:   JY4990
Features:None

Intro:   Your standard run-of-the-mill Beatmania controller, this one is 
lightweight and hard to scratch with. Made by ASCII (who usually makes 
excellent controllers...), the Beatmania Controller features the five 
button/one turntable layout from the arcade, as well as start and select 
buttons located at the top. With a light and slightly rounded body, the 
controller is confortable enough to hold, but five very clicky buttons 
(that seem to miss more than you'd like) and one very generally hard-to-
use turntable you're wishing for the decks from the arcade version. The 
big drawback to this controller is the turntable - made out of smoothe 
black plastic, your fingers slide over the turntable more than the 
turntable itself moving. Although this is fixable (by taking apart the 
controller and loosening the turntable screw, and then putting a rubber 
mat of some sort on the top of the turntable), it's more hassle than 
it's worth. 

Verdict: Better than the standard PSX controller or the Dual Shock, but 
only use it if you can't find anything else.


Title:   DJ Station PRO
System:  PSX
Maker:   Konami
SRP:     JY7800
Features:Light-up buttons, headphone jack (through direct audio feed) 
          and separate-channel volume controls

Intro:   After looking for this controller for a month and a half, I 
finally found it at the Sendai Laox, and they had them en force (I'm 
guessing the availability of this controller is going to go up with the 
coming release of 4th Mix Append). Anyway, this is definately the 
Beatmania controller of choice. Aside from actually getting an arcade 
machine, this is the closest you'll come to the feel of the arcade. The 
buttons are fairly comfortable, and light up upon pressing (with the 
help of two AA batteries, included), just like in the arcade. The 
turntable is a big improvement over the ASCII one, but not nearly as 
nice as the arcade one. It is much more similar to the arcade; where the 
ASCII turntable is flat and black without a label, this one has a bit of 
texture to it, helping your fingers so that they don't slip (a big 
problem with the ASCII one), and it has a 'record label' and peg, just 
like in the arcade. It's not nearly the size of the arcade's turntable - 
the DJ Station PRO's table is about the size of a 45, whereas the arcade 
has a full-size turntable, but it's still easy to use and feels very 
comfortable. The design of the controller is very nice as well, giving 
you the feel of the arcade machine. The controller is fairly light, but 
not as light as the ASCII one. As for the headphone jack and volume 
controls, I haven't tried them yet, but I'm guessing that the quality is 
pretty good - it actually has A/V in and out jacks in the back, so 
you're getting the audio feed before the television is. The sliders for 
the volume are fairly nice, and separated into left and right channels. 
The package comes with the extra A/V cable that you'll need to use the 
headphone option as well. As a side note, although the DJ Station PRO is 
much longer than the ASCII controller (the ASCII has it beaten on width 
by a little bit), the box for the DJSpro is much smaller than the 
ASCII's Playstation-system-box sized packaging (which also is the size 
of the DDR controller's package).

Here are some additional comments that I have about the controller now 
that I've really played with it:
When I first used this controller, I really liked it. Now that I've 
truly gotten a chance to use it, I absolutely love it. The turntable is 
very well made, and very sensitive (which is a good thing), so you can 
do a very short, quick scratch and still have it count, a definate plus 
in some of the hard, busier songs. The headphone jack is very, very 
nice, and provides excellent sound quality and volume (I personally 
can't turn it up over about 5 without it being so loud that it's 
uncomfortable). My only quip is that you have to press the buttons 
directly down if you press it at too much of an angle, it gets caught 
and doesn't register. However, this is only really a problem with you're 
laying down and playing... If you're thinking of getting a controller 
and seriously like the game, PLEASE spend the extra money for this one - 
you won't be disappointed.


Verdict: If you see this puppy, pick it up. The interfaces are all 
comfortable, it's very attractive and sleek looking, and it's as close 
to the arcade as you can [currently] get. It's definately worth the 
extra money, and you'll not regret it in the long run. _The_ Beatmania 
controller of choice. Period.


Title:   DJ Man
System:  PSX
Maker:   ?? (third party, unlicensed)
SRP:     JY4980
Features:Dual Shock

Intro:   Saw this one in the store the other day... It's a third party 
controller, and I can't even remember who it is made by (it was not a 
name that screams quality, though). The five action buttons are made 
like piano keys, and the turntable is very similar to the ASCII 
Beatmania Controller's 'table. It's much more rounded overall than the 
ASCII controller, and overall I find it to be fairly ugly. It comes in a 
cardboard 'carrying case' (ie. a cardboard box with a plastic handle). 

Verdict: Unknown, but from looks I'd personally avoid it a mostly all 
costs. With the quality of the DJ Station PRO out there, I'd say that 
it's not even worth trying.


0.03: Song List_____________________________________________


The songs are grouped by series title (ie. Beatmania, DDR, etc), and 
then by disc, and are in the order that they appear in Free mode when 
they are all opened up, which also puts them in order of difficulty. As 
for the categories, Song Title, Artist, and Genre kind of speak for 
themselves. Diff. is the difficulty, shown in the game as stars, and 
ranges from one (* or 1) to nine (********* or 9), or ??? (which is how 
it is listed in the game). After that comes BPM, or beats per minute. If 
multiple BPMs are shown in the list(example: 100/94/96), then the song 
starts at 100 BPM, then changes to 94 BPM, and finally changes to 96 
BPM. Notes are the number of notes contained in the song (example: 
80/99) - the first number (in this case 80) is the number of notes in 
one player mode, the second number (99) is the number in two player 
mode. If there is a dash (ex:79/-) then the song is only available in 1P 
or 2P mode, and is marked as such after the genre. If there is only one 
number, the number of notes is the same in both 1P and 2P modes... In 
DDR, the different notes and difficulties are for the different versions 
(ie. Normal, Another, Maniac, etc.). Also in DDR (and probably GF as 
well), the number of notes is the a bit deceiving - two steps (or neck 
presses) that occur at the same time count as a single note, as you 
cannot get one of the steps or presses right and the other wrong - if 
you miss one, the entire 'note' is counted as wrong.  In all of the 
titles, if there is a difficulty of ???, then that is how it appears in 
the game - a difficulty that is unknown by me is simply left blank.


_____Beatmania 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



_____Beatmania 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


_____Beatmania Append 3rd Mix Disc:

Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
life goes on       Quadra         ambient         *      124    86/86
find out           nouvo nude     soul            *      100    95/95
Do you love me?    reo-nagumo     ballad (classic)**     100    149/246
believe again      dj nagureo     j-dance pop     **     130    216/344
 HYPER MEGA MIX     featuring miryam
s.d.z              DJ mazinger    hiphop          **     100    168/175
                    featuring Muhammad
Stop Violence!     Herbie Hammock funky jazz      ***    113    123/175
                    & His Band     groove (classic)
wild I/O           nouvo nude     house           ***    130    226/211
La Bossanova       staccato two-F bossa groove    ***    143    213/341
 de Fabienne                       (classic)
Believe Again      Emotion of     80's j-pop      ****   130    158/289
                    Sound featuring Miryam
Queen's Jamaica    Crunky Boy     reggae          ****   94     189/278
                    featuring Muhammad  
LOVE SO GROOVY     LOVEMINTS      soul(classic)1P ****   141    169/-
LOVE SO GROOVY     LOVEMINTS      soul(classic)2P ****   141    -/227
 (12 inch mix) 
METAL GEAR SOLID   ESPACIO        bigbeat mix     ****   140    179/182
 -main theme        BROTHERS       (classic)
20.november        DJ nagureo     house (classic) *****  130    301/-  
 (single mix)                      (1P)
20.november        DJ nagureo     house (classic) *****  130    -/352
 (radio edit)                      (2P)
Deep Clear Eyes    QUADRA         drum'n bass mix *****  155    276/307
                                   (classic)
nine seconds       nouvo nude     digital funk    *****  57     192/191 
tribe groove       nite system    world groove    ****** 126    275/257
LUV TO ME          miryam reo     euro beat       ****** 154    312/384
 THIRD-MIX          yoshinori
Attack the music   DJ FX          hard techno     ****** 140    323/452
super highway      nouvo nude     drum'n bass     ****** 160    395/452
area code          nouvo nude     digi~rock       *****  112    215/218


_____Beatmania Append Gottamix Disc:

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
Winter Fantasy     LUV 2 SHY      real garage     *      120    169/?
 ~Sample Battler's  featuring SONOMI
 House Mix~
Yellow,Black       COZY KUBO      hip and soul    *      96     131/?
 and Blues
dancing Percussion Mikio Endo     raga rock       *      123    141/?
                    with SKI Rockers
RVTK-1             DUB-GB         bigbeat         **     92     179/?
E-Girlia           DJ Patch       hiphop          **     90     135/?
luv foundation     Mikio Endo     crossover       **     106    130/?
NaHaNaHa vs.       DJ Senda &     dj battle      ***124/152/163 190/?
 Gattchoon Battle   Tiny-K
Hunting for You    Togo Project   r&b             ***
                    feat. Megu & Scotty D.
CLUB 115           COZY KUBO      rock'n techno   ***     150   196/?
Miracle Moon       Togo Project   j-garage pop    ***     128   274/?
                    featuring Sana
SODA               SLAKE          drum'n bass     ***     180   153/?
more deep          Togo Project   free soul       ****    120   196/?
                    featuring Sana & T/Decay
Lovegirl In Summer LUV 2 SHY      break beats     ****  056/190 275/?
 ~GUHROOVY          featuring SONOMI
 HARDCORE MIX~
JAUNTY BOUNTY      Kimitaka       collage techno  *****   150   209/?   
                    Matsumae 
BEMANI HIT TRACKS  K.M.D.J.team   nonstop megamix **** 137/143/137
                    featuring Seigo "M" Takei                   468/?
Manmachine plays   Mikio Endo     jazz electro    *****   114   377/?
 Jazz~MIO2~     
GENOM SCREAMS      L.E.D. LIGHT   trance          ******  150   582/?
LUV TO ME          tiger YAMATO   eurobeat        ******  154   453/?
 (disco mix) version GOTTA
HELL SCRAPER       L.E.D. LIGHT-G gabbah          ******190/200 577/?
Hunting for You    Togo Project   r&b (hard       *****   105   340/?
                    featuring Megu  version)
                    & Scotty D.


_____Beatmania Append 4th Mix ~the beat goes on~ Disc:

(B='basic mode' version, H='hard mode' version, @='another' version)

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
Take Control       Larry Dunn     70's soul     B ****   112    174/221
                                                H *****  112    221/221
Take A Ride        Larry Dunn     soul hiphop   B ***    117    127/172
                                                H ****   117    131/180
Rugged Ash         Symphonic      future jazz B/H ***    168    193/201
                    Defoggers                     
Jazz A Pump Up     Takumi         jazzy hiphop  H *****  100    173/183
                                                @ *****  100    
I LiVe just 4U     MPM            r&b           B *      90     98/142
                                                H **     90     132/144
                                                @ **     90
Destruction        MPM            big beat      B ***    131    125/134
                                                H ****** 131    244/244
Kakattekonkai      Bebe           cube beat     B ***    103    153/153
                                                H ****   103    163/163
Build-Up           Forward        techno        B ****   135    248/288
                                                H *****  135    286/293
Brand New World    GTS featuring  house         H ****   128    247/308
                    Melodie Sexton              @ ****   128   
Weighted Action    Deep Emotion   hard house    B ***    130    307/351
                                                H ****** 130    351/351
Drunk Monky        DJ Oddball     minimal       H *******145    409/445
                                                @ *******145
Spaced Out         Enola Quintet  lounge        H ???    88     152/148
Chain              Ram            rave          B *****  152    206/247
                                                H ****** 152    247/247
Soda               Slake          drum'n bass   B ****   160    124/153
                                                H *****  160    153/153
Logical Dash       DJ Taka        happy         H *******144    433/507
                                                @ *******144
Genom Screams      L.E.D. Light   trance        H *******150    404/533
Hunting For You    Togo Project   r&b           B **     105    151/237
                    featuring Megu & Scotty D.  H ***    105    181/178
Paranoia MAX       190            jungle      B/H ***    190    150/200
 ~dirty mix~                                      
Keep on Movin'     N.M.R.         dance pop     B **     132    100/100
                                                H ***    132    119/119
You Make Me        Monday Michiru jazz house    B *      110    105/197
                                                H **     110    186/350
Popcorn            DJ Watarai     hiphop      B/H **     93     148/175
                                                @ **     93
peace out          DJ nagureo     deep house    H ???    133    341/341
deep in you        DJ nagureo     dance pop     H ???    126    323/357
                                                @ ???    126

__Bonus Edit Mode:
20.november        DJ nagureo     house~nagureo   *****  130    332/-
 (single mix)                      kidding style~
20.november        DJ nagureo     house~nagureo   *****  130    -/404
 (radio edit)                      kidding style~
attack the music   DJ FX          hardtechno~crack****** 140    376/?
                                   style~         
acid bomb          DJ FX          hard tekno      ****** 140    405/?
                                   (another) 
quick master       Yohei Shimizu  j-techno        ***    145    178/?
 (reform version)
20.november        DJ nagureo     hard house      *****  130    247/?
20.november        DJ nagureo     hard house      *****  130    268/?
                                   (another)
LUV TO ME(english  third mix      euro beat       ****** 154    312/?
 version)
LUV TO ME(english  third mix      euro beat       ****** 154    331/?
 version)                          (another)
Believe again      e.o.s remixed  dance pop       **     130    216/?
 (english version)  by DJ nagureo featuring miryam


_____Beatmania GB:

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
2 gorgeous 4 U     *              break-bts       *      150    80/?
cat song           *              funk            *      127    155/? 
 ~theme of upa    
overdoser (romo    *              techno          ***    132    155/?
 mix)
believe again      *              j-dance pop     ***    130    209/?
papayapa bossa     *              bossa groove    **     143    134/?
metalgear solid    *              bigbeatmix      ***    140    191/?
 ~main theme               
Salamander Beat    *              konamix         ****   134    153/?
 Crush mix
overdoser (driving *              minimal techno  ****   138    331/?
 dub mix)
luv to me          *              eurobeat        *****  164    272/?
It's your funky    *              reggae          *      60     147/?
 life!
kiiroi kabin       *              jazz            **     128    187/?
theme of rakuga    *              rakuga kids     **     140    183/?
 kids              
Feel the Beat!     *              latin           ***    110    244/?
Amadeus Mania      *              classic 1       ***    120    226/?
The Nutcracker     *              classic 2       ***    140    209/?
 Suite             
Cow Boy Star       *              country         ****   140    158/?
mirrorball         *              disco           **     140    226/?
dj battle          *              dj battle       *      93     58/?    

[notes: In Beatmania GB, no artists are listed in the game itself, and 
there is no song list in the instruction book. Also, in DJ Battle, the 
number of stars is listed as one, but instead of saying 'EASY' under the 
record like it should, it says '????'.]


_____Beatmania for WonderSwan:

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
Cat Song           UPA&NORA       funk            *      127    154/?
 - Theme of UPA 
find out           nouvo nude     soul            *      100    95/?
beginning of life  Quadra         ambient         **     110    80/?
believe again      DJ nagureo     j-dance pop     **     130    216/?
 (HYPER MEGA MIX)     
La Bossanova       staccato two-F bossa groove    ***    143    213/?
 de Fabienne                       
Stop Violence!     Herbie Hammock funky jazz      ***    113    123/?
                    & His Band     groove 
METAL GEAR SOLID   ESPACIO        bigbeat mix     ****   140    179/?    
 -main theme        BROTHERS       
Queen's Jamaica    Crunky Boy     reggae          ****   94     189/?  
                    featuring Muhammad  
20.november        DJ nagureo     house           *****  130    301/?
 (single mix)
Deep Clear Eyes    QUADRA         drum'n bass mix *****  155    276/?   
Attack the Music   DJ FX          hard techno     ****** 140    323/?
All songs for      various        medley          ????   var.   var.
 Wonderswan

[note: Medley, one of the two hidden songs, is actually clips from all 
eleven of the other songs (hence the name and genre). There are two 
different sections from each song, each a few seconds long, that will 
play randomly. 16 segments will play total, and sometimes the same 
segment will repeat - it's totally random. It's also not judged - after 
the 16th segment, it returns to the Free mode selection (it's only 
available in free mode).]


_____Dance Dance Revolution:

Song Title         Artist         Diff. (N/A/M/D/AD) Steps
have you never     the olivia     1/2/5/3/4  68/118/171/95/145
 been mellow?       project
that's the way     kc & the       2/3/5/4/5  98/124/148/128/144
 (i like it)        sunshine band
kung fu fighting   bus stop       2/3/5/4/5  82/118/150/113/136
 (normal)           featuring carl douglas
kung fu fighting   bus stop       3/3/5/4/5  96/118/150/113/136
 (hard)             featuring carl douglas
butterfly (normal) smile.dk       3/4/6/4/6  138/163/213/164/191
butterfly (hard)   smile.dk       3/4/6/4/6  160/160/213/164/191
let's get down     jt playaz      3/4/7/4/7  117/151/182/130/152
my fire            x-treme        4/5/6/5/6  126/144/170/117/136
little bitch       the specials   4/6/7/5/6  170/187/206/166/186
strictly business  mantronik vs.  4/5/6/5/6  167/177/192/165/185
                    epmd
make it better     mitsu-o!       5/6/8/5/6  143/188/212/130/181
paranoia           180            6/7/8/7/8  264/211/230/254/309
trip machine       de-sire        6/7/8/6/8  197/275/289/201/215
make a jam!        u1             2/4/5/3/5  155/193/240/155/200
boys               smile.dk       
i believe in       hi-rise        
 miracles  
paranoia kcet      2mb            6////8  258/274/347/257/285    
 ~clean mix~
paranoia max       190            
 ~dirty mix~

[note: both difficulty and steps are presented in the following format: 
N/A/M/D/AD, where N=normal, A=another, M=maniac, D=double, A=another 
double.]

[note2: mirror is not listed as it has the same number of steps as the 
non-mirror version - they're just mirrored [ie. left and right steps are 
switched, etc.]. also, maniac double does not exist]


_____Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMix:

Song Title         Artist         Diff. (N/A/M/D/AD) Steps
Paranoia           180            6/7/8/7/8
Make it Better     Mitsu-O        4/5/7/5/7
Trip Machine       De-sire        6/7/8/7/8
Bad Girls          Juliet Roberts 2/4/5/3/4
Boom Boom Dollar   King Kong      2/5/6/3/5
                    & D. Jungle Girls
Boys               Smile.dk       3/4/7/4/5
Smoke              Mr.ED jumps    3/4/6/4/5
                    the gun
put your faith     UZI-LAY        3/4/6/4/5
 in me
If You Were Here   Jennifer       5/6/7/6/7
put your faith     UZI-LAY        4/5/6/5/6
 in me -Jazzy Groove-
SP-Trip machine    De-sire        6/7/8/7/8
 -jungle mix-
Hero               Papaya         4/5/6/5/6
Brilliant 2U       Naoki          4/5/6/4/5
Dub I Dub          Me & My        4/6/8/5/7
Stomp to My Beat   JS-16          5/6/7/5/6
I Believe in       Hi-Rise        5/6/8/6/7
 Miracles
AM-3P              KTz            5/6/8/5/6
Get Up'n Move      S & K          5/7/8/6/7
Brilliant 2U       Naoki          5/6/7/4/5
 -Orchestra Groove-
Make it Better     Mitsu-O!Summer 5/6/8/5/7
 -So Real mix-       
Paranoia max       190            6/8/8/7/8
 -dirty mix-
Keep on Movin'     Step Battle    9/9/9/9/-
Let them Move      Step battle #2 9/9/9/9/-
20, November       Step battle #3 9/9/9/9/-
 -DDR version-      N.M.R. feat. DJ nagureo 
El Ritmo Tropical  Dixies Gang    2/6/7/4/5
Love               Sonic Dream    3/5/7/3/5
tubthumping        chumbawamba    4/5/6/4/6
Make a Jam!        U1             3/5/7/3/5
Paranoia KCET      2MB            6/7/8/7/8
 -clean mix-
Keep on Movin'     N.M.R.         3/4/5/3/4
Let them Move      N.M.R          1/2/4/2/3
20, November       N.M.R.         1/3/4/2/4
 -DDR version-      feat. DJ nagureo
Think ya Better D  sAmi           3/4/5/3/4
Trip Machine       2MB            6/7/8/7/8
 -luv mix-
Love this Feelin'  Chang Ma       6/7/8/7/8

[note: both difficulty and steps are presented in the following format: 
N/A/M/D/AD, where N=normal, A=another, M=maniac, D=double, A=another 
double.]

[note2: mirror is not listed as it has the same number of steps as the 
non-mirror version - they're just mirrored [ie. left and right steps are 
switched]. also, maniac double does not exist.]


_____Pop'n Music (PSX):

__Dance Stage
Song Title         Artist         Genre      Char.     Diff.Notes-B/N/H
I REALLY WANY TO   SGI&REO        pops       RIE*chan  10   /111/
 HURT YOU
YOUNG DREAM        LITTLE FINGERS rap        Uncle Jam 8    /102/
EL Pais del sol    Senorita Rica  latin      Don Mommy 7    /117/
Quick Master       act deft       j-tekno    Sholl Kee 7    98/104/104
monde des songe    Bikke          fantasy    Dino      5    /117/
Electronic Fill    Windslope      techno pop Kraft     13   139/204/204
Hi-Tekno           Hi-Tekno       dance      Judy      11   /121/121
Baby, I'm yours    LISA-T         reggae     Olivia    12   /173/
The theme of       words:RYO      anime hero Toru      15   -/177/
 GAMBLER Z          song:NARAMCHA             Kamikaze
what i want        THE RICHIE     disco      Chamel    16   -/187/
                    SISTERS        queen
spicy piece        ORIGINAL       spy        Charly    20   -/226/
                    SOUND TRACKS
FUNKY TOWN'75      JV&THE SEXY    disco king Bamboo    19   -/241/
                    MACHINE GUN


__Secret Stage
Song Title         Artist         Genre      Char.     Diff.    Notes
Water Melon Woman  NAKATEK       
Life               Haya-p & Maru  j-pop      Pretty    13       201
e-motion           e.o.s
surechigau2hito    apresmidi
CROSSOVER 12       319
Chaos Age          Waldeus von    classical   Hamanov  19       294
                    Dovjak
Con te sabl 2119   Hamba Un Aa


_____Pop'n Music (DC): !!see Home Releases:: Pop'n Music (PSX):!!


_______Arcade Releases:


_____Beatmania:

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
2 gorgeous 4 U     prophet-31     break~bts (1P)  **     150    79/-
greed eater        dust fathers   break~bts (2P)  **     112    -/74
OVERDOZER(romo mix)mirak          techno (1P)     ***    132    164/-
OVERDOZER          mirak          techno (2P)     ***    132    -/224
 (ambient 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
20.november        dj nagureo     house (1P)      *****  130    301/-
 (single mix)
20.november        dj nagureo     house (2P)      *****  130    -/352
 (radio edit)
dj battle          *              dj battle       ???    93     changes


_____Beatmania 2nd Mix:

!!see Home Releases:: Arcade Disc:!!


_____Beatmania 3rd Mix:

!!see Home Releases:: Append 3rd Mix Disc:!!
!!also:!!

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
Beginning of Life  Quadra         ambient         **     110    80/115
                                  (classic)
jam jam reggae     crunky boy     reggae funky    **     90     157/178
 (Funky jam Cookie mix)            mix (classic)
SKA a go go        the bald heads ska(classic)******160/144/160 359/512


_____Beatmania IIdx Substream Club Version 2:

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes
Rugged Ash         Symphonic      Future Jazz
                    Defoggers
deep in you        dj nagureo     Dance Pop
chyottokiitena     Laugh & Peace  Drum'n Bass
 (zanshin-na mix)
Gentle stress      DJ swan        Drum'n Bass

Macho Gang         Anal Spyder    Tribe House
NahaNaha vs.       DJ Senda &     DJ Battle
 Gachoon Battle     Tiny K.      
Genom Screams      L.E.D.Light    Trance
The Earth Light    L.E.D.Light    Trance
The Theme from     m-flo          Hiphop
 "flo jack"
Beginning of Life  Quadra         Ambient
5.1.1.             dj nagureo     Piano Ambient
jam jam reggae     Jam Master '73 Reggae
You Make Me        Monday Michru  Jazz House
Do you love me?    reo-nagumo     Ballad
Gambol             Slake          Big Beat
Be in my paradise  JJCompany      Soul Classic
                                   Ballad
been so long       m-flo          Japanese Hiphop
g.m.d.             DJ Mazinger    Hiphop
                    featuring Muhammad
20,November        DJ nagureo     House
Overdoser          Mirak          Techno 
Dr.LOVE            baby weapon    Dance Pop
                    feat.Asuka.M.
Gradiusic Cyber    Taka           Digi-Rock
Luv to Me (disco   tiger YAMATO   Euro Beat
 mix)
Melt in my arms    Honey P        Dance Pop
                    feat.Asuka.M
e-motion           e.o.s          Rave
Love So Groovy     Lovemints      Soul
into the world     Quadra         World Groove
Salamander Beat    Nite System    Konamix
 Crush mix
perfect free       Nite System    House
diving money       Quadra         Drum'n Bass
patsenner          dj nagureo     Ambient Techno
The Rhyme Brokers  m-flo          Japanese Hiphop
R3                 tiger YAMATO   Rave
Queen's Jamaica    Crunky Boy     Reggae
 (astria mix)       featuring Muhammad
celebrate          JJ Company     Soul Classic
22DUNK             slake          Techno
Deep Clear Eyes    Quadra         Drum'n Bass
Special energy     DJ FX          Trance Techno
Ska a go go        The Bald Heads Ska
Prince on a star   Spiritual Ride Alternative Rock


_____Dance Dance Revolution:

Song Title         Artist         Diff. (N/A/M) Steps
Have You Never     Olivia Project 1/2/2
 Been Mellow
That's the Way     KC & the       2/3/3
 (I Like It)        Sunshine Band
Kung Fu Fighting   Bus Stop       2/3/3
 (normal)           featuring Carl Douglas 
Kung Fu Fighting   Bus Stop       2/3/3
 (hard)             featuring Carl Douglas 
Butterfly (normal) smile.dk       3/4/4
Butterfly (hard)   smile.dk       3/4/4
Let's Get Down     JT Playaz      3/4/4
My Fire            X-Treme        4/5/5
Little Bitch       The Specials   4/5/5 
Strictly Business  Mantronik vs   4/5/5
                    EPMD  
Paranoia           180            6/7/7

_____Dance Dance Revolution Internet Ranking Version:

[note: the steps in this list are from the playstation version of the 
game - I'm assuming that the two versions are exactly the same, but if 
they aren't, you've been warned...]

Song Title         Artist         Diff. (N/A/M/D/AD) Steps
Have You Never     Olivia Project 1/2/5/3/4  68/118/171/95/
 Been Mellow
That's the Way     KC & The       2/3/5/4/5  98/124/148/128/
 (I Like It)        Sunshine Band
Kung Fu Fighting   Bus Stop       2/3/5/4/5  82/118/150/113/
                    featuring Carl Douglas
Kung Fu Fighting   Bus Stop       3/3/5/4/5  82/118/150/113/
 (hard)             featuring Carl Douglas
Butterfly          smile.dk       3/4/6/4/6  138/163/213/164/
Butterfly (hard)   smile.dk       3/4/6/4/6  160/160/213/164/
Let's Get Down     JT Playaz      3/4/7/4/7  117/151/182/130/
My Fire            X-Treme        4/5/6/5/6  126/144/170/117/
Little Bitch       The Specials   4/6/7/5/6  170/187/206/166/
Strictly Business  Mantronik vs.  4/5/6/5/6  167/177/192/165/
                    EPMD 
Make it Better     Mitsu-O        5/6/8/5/6  143/188/212/130/
Paranoia           180            6/7/8/7/8  264/211/230/254/
Trip Machine       De-sire        6/7/8/6/8  197/275/289/201/

_____Dance Dance Revolution Solo Bass Mix:

__Basic/Expert/Multi-Player
Song Title         Artist         Diff. (B/T/M/MT) Steps
Club Tropicana     Cydney D       1/4/4/5
Don't Clock Me     Popula Demand  2/4/2/4
                    feat. The Get Fresh Girls
Kung-Fu Fighting   Bus Stop       2/6/3/6
 (Miami Booty Mix)  feat. Carl Douglas
Together & Forever Nineball       3/5/5/6
                    feat. Atomic Gun & Julia
I'm Alive          Uncle 36 Sec   3/5/4/5
                    feat. MC Taiwan
Get Up'n Move      S&K            3/4/3/4
My Baby Mama       Anquette       3/3/3/5
Get Off            Wizzzard       4/5/3/5
That's The Way '98 DJ Bass        4/6/4/6
                    feat. MC Dixie
Samba de Janeiro   Bass Fist!     4/6/4/7
                    feat. Boogie Girl
Freaky             De Lite &      5/6/5/6
                    MC Young
Love Machine       Pony Town Boyz 5/6/4/4
Let the beat       Stone Bros.    4/5/2/4
 hit em!
Super Star         D.J.Rich       6/7/6/7
                    feat. Tail Bros.
Hysteria           Naoki 190      6/7/6/7

__Nonstop Megamix
Song Titles                             Diff. (B/T) Steps
Club Trpoicana -> Kung-Fu Fighting      3/5
 (Miami Booty Mix) -> Freaky
Get Up'n Move -> Samba de Janeiro ->    4/4
 Don't Clock Me
That's the Way '98 -> Get Off ->        4/6
 Together & Forever
I'm Alive -> My Baby Mama -> Love       4/5
 Machine
Let the beat hit em! -> Super Star ->   5/6
 Hysteria
Brilliant2U -> SP-Trip Machine ->       5/6
 Parania Evolution

(B=Basic, T=Trick, M=Multi Basic, MT=Multi Trick)


_____Dancing Stage featuring True Kiss Destination:

Song Title         Artist         Diff.            Steps
Precious Moments   TKD            *
Victim             TKD            **
Pure Mind          TKD            ***
How do you think?  TKD            ***
Over&Over          TKD            ***
Responsibility     TKD            ****
Africa             TKD            ****
Hello Again        TKD            *****
Can You Dig It?    TKD            ******
Celebrate Nite     KonamiOriginal *******
Sexy Planet        KonamiOriginal *******

(note: TKD=True Kiss Destination)


_____Guitar Freaks:

[note: this is a song list that I got from a Japanese fan site - it is 
very incomplete, and I'm not sure if it is for 1st or 2nd Mix, as I 
thought that the Extra Session (with Drummania) was only 2nd Mix. any 
more info on this would be appreciated].

Song Title         Artist         Genre          Diff.   BPM    Notes
__Practice
Cutie Pie                                        0       105    134

__Normal
Cutie Pie                                        *       105    134
Chicago Blue                                     **      85     86
The Last Summer                                  ***     160    213
Fire                                             ***     105    239
Happy Man                         Punk           ****    180    179
Cool Joe                                         ****    92     297
Hypnotica                         Digital Rock   ******  135    288
Holiday
Just Joey
Jet World
The Adventure
Go Go Again
Wanna Be Your Boy
Magic Music Magic

__Expert
Jazzy Cat                                         *****  
Happy Man                         Punk            *****   180   196
L.A. Riders                                       *****   172   337
Dry Martini                                       ******  110   179
Shake It Up                                       ******  202   259
Hypnotica                         Digital Rock    ********135   309
Lucky Staff                                       ???           288
The Adventure
Magic Music Magic 
Mr. Machine
Jet World Aficon
Body Operation Escape
King G

__Extra Session (with Drummania)
Cutie Pie
I Think About You
Holiday                
Ska Ska No.1
Ultimate Power
Across the Nightmare
Happy Man
Jet World
Mr. Machine
The Adventure
Heaven is a '57 Metal Gray
Body Operation Escape
Hypnotica            


_____Drummania:

Song Title         Artist         Genre           Diff.  BPM    Notes

__Normal Mode
Eyes of Kids                                      *      105
I Think About You                                 *      113
Cutie Pie DM Mix                                  **     105
Onion Man                                         **     113
Good Times                                        ***    103
Ska Ska no.1                      Ska             ***    140
Happy Man                         Punk            ***    180
River Crossin'                                    ***    145
Hypnotica                         Digital Rock    ****   135
When I Dream of You                               ****   64
Ultimate Power                                    ****   172
Across the Nightmare                              *****  300

__Real Mode
Eyes of Kids                                      ***    105
Look at Me                                        ****   120
Sunny Side Street                                 ****   120
I Think About You                                 ****   113

Onion Man                                         ****   113
Ska Ska No.1                                      ****   140

__Extra Session (with Guitar Freaks)
Cutie Pie
I Think About You
Holiday                
Ska Ska No.1
Ultimate Power
Across the Nightmare
Happy Man
Jet World
Mr. Machine
The Adventure
Heaven is a '57 Metal Gray
Body Operation Escape
Hypnotica            



0.04: BEMANI Releases_______________________________________


The BEMANI series' history actually started with a little rapping, thin 
as paper puppy named Parappa. When Sony released the Playstation game 
'Parappa the Rapper' in 1997, the world (or at least Japan...) took 
notice of the creation of a new game genre. Enix one-upped Sony with 
their release of Bust A Move Dance and Rhythm Action (aka. Bust A 
Groove). Konami saw this and thought - 'How about _we_ make a dancing 
game...' And they did. It was called 'Dance!Dance!Dance!', and it is 
most truly horrible. So, they moved to the arcades and released a 12-
song DJ Mixing game called Beatmania. And unlike D!D!D!, Beatmania was 
_good_. Good enough that before long, they graced it with a 2nd Mix 
version. And the BEMANI line was born (the name coming from the first in 
the series, BEatMANIa). Following Beatmania in the arcades were 
Pop'n'Music, another 'hit the buttons to make music' game with a 
cartoonish feel, Dance Dance Revolution, a dancing game that actually 
requires you to dance, Guitar Freaks, the game that requires you to push 
buttons and strum a guitar, and lastly Drummania, where you play actual 
Yamaha electric drums to the beat of the music. And of course, the 
BEMANI wave has hit homes as well, with Playstation versions of 
Pop'n'Music, Dance Dance Revolution, and Guitar Freaks, as well as a 
Dreamcast version of Pop'n. Add to this the merchandising, including 
handheld LCD games, t-shirts, and soundtrack & remix CDs, and you've got 
an immensely popular series of games.

The BEMANI arcade and home lines at a glance:


_____Arcade:

Note: all of the BEMANI series games are JAMMA standard, and thus will 
work in an JAMMA cabinet. However, keep in mind that the controls of all 
of the games series are unique to that series, and thus you can't 
install a Beatmania board into a Street Fighter II cabinet and expect to 
be able to play it. Generally, none of the BEMANI series can be 
conversions, only dedicated. (You can, from what I've understood, swap 
boards within a series - a Beatmania Complete Mix board will work in a 
Beatmania 3rd Mix cabinet, and so on)

Price notes: All of the BEMANI games have a suggested price of JY200 per 
play.

Title:   Beatmania
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 12/97
Controls:Two sets of five action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P start
         buttons, effects button
Notes:   The first in the BEMANI line. Only eight songs, including DJ 
         Battle. 


Title:   Beatmania 2nd Mix
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 3/98
Controls:Two sets of five action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P start
         buttons, effects button
Notes:   Includes all eight of the 1st Mix songs, plus new ones.


Title:   Pop'n'Music
Format:  One-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/98
Controls:Nine action buttons
Notes:   


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/98
Controls:Two sets of four pressure-sensitive footpads, two song 
         selection buttons, 1P & 2P start buttons
Notes:   


Title:   Beatmania 3rd Mix
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 9/98
Controls:Two sets of five action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P start
         buttons, effects button
Notes:   


Title:   Guitar Freaks
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Two guitars with three action buttons and one strum button, 
         two song selection buttons, 1P & 2P start buttons
Notes:   


Title:   Beatmania Complete Mix
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Two sets of five action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P start
         buttons, effects button
Notes:   


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 2/16/99
Controls:Two sets of four pressure-sensitive footpads, two song 
         selection buttons, 1P & 2P start buttons
Notes:   


Title:   Beatmania IIdx
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Two sets of seven action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P 
         start buttons, effects button
Notes:   Can be linked to DDR2ndMix for simultaneous play


Title:   Beatmania 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Two sets of five action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P start
         buttons, effects button
Notes:   


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix Link Version
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Two sets of four pressure-sensitive footpads, two song 
         selection buttons, 1P & 2P start buttons
Notes:   Can be linked to BMIIdx for simultaneous play, has two 
         Playstation memory card slots


Title:   Guitar Freaks 2nd Mix
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Two guitars with three action buttons and one strum button, 
         two song selection buttons, 1P & 2P start buttons
Notes:   Can be linked to Drummania for simultaneous play

 
Title:   Pop'n'Music 2
Format:  One-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Nine action buttons
Notes:  


Title:   Drummania
Format:  One-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 7/99
Controls:One foot pedal, two electronic cymbals, three electronic 
         drums, two drumsticks, two song selection buttons, start   
         button
Notes:   Can be linked to GF2ndMix for simultaneous play

 
Title:   True Kiss Destination
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 8/99
Songs:   11 (possibly more)
Controls:Two sets of four pressure-sensitive footpads, two song 
         selection buttons, 1P & 2P start buttons
Notes:   A variation of DDR that features music by pop group True Kiss 
         Destination


Title:   Beatmania IIdx Substream version
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 8/27/99
Controls:Two sets of seven action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P 
         start buttons, effects button
Notes:   


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution Solo Bass Mix
Format:  One-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 9/2/99
Songs:   18
Controls:A set of six pressure-sensitive footpads, two song 
         selection buttons, start button
Notes:   A solo version of DDR that features extra bass speakers, as 
         well as two extra (diagonal up/left and up/right - both green) 
         step pads to be used in expert.


Title:   Beatmania IIdx Substream Club Version 2
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: 9/99
Songs:   40
Controls:Two sets of seven action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P 
         start buttons, effects button
Notes:   
     ~not yet released~


Title:   Beatmania 5th Mix ~Get Up and Move~ (possible subtitle)
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: mid9/99
Controls:Two sets of five action buttons and a turntable, 1P & 2P start
         buttons, effects button
Notes:   Announced in the 8/20*27/99 issue of Famitsu Weekly, the 
         latest Mix of Beatmania definately seems geared towards the 
         expert player - one of the screen shots was of a genre called 
         "All Star" and had about 75 notes on the 1P side on a single 
         screen. The other screen looked to be of average difficulty. 
         Update - later screens have been shown to be of average 
         difficulty as well, so although the Mix is sure to be harder 
         than previous mixes (which is the case with all of the mixes - 
         the higher number mix, the harder it is), it is not by any 
         means an expert game (that would be BMIIdx...). Also, the 
         subtitle ~Get Up and Move~ is by no means the final one, and 
         may not even be the one that I saw - I forgot to write it  
         down, and I'm working from memory...
     ~not yet released~

Title:   Dance Dance Revolution DAM mix (? - it's something to that 
          effect...)
Format:  One-player 'arcade', dedicated 'cabinet'
Release: 10/99
Controls:Four pressure sensitive foot-pads, more...
Notes:   A cross between DDR and DAM (a form of karaoke), this 
         'arcade' release is actually more akin to the PSX version of 
         DDR in look. Definately geared more towards karaoke bars than 
         arcades, it's a fairly lightweight-looking unit that has a 
         screen that displays both the dance steps as well as the 
         lyrics to the song. That's right, dance and sing at the same 
         time... Oh my...

Title:   Pop'n Stage
Format:  Two-player arcade, dedicated cabinet
Release: ?/99
Controls:Two sets of five pressure sensitive foot-pads, song selection 
         buttons, start buttons.
Notes:   Yes, Pop'n Music and DDR have had a bastard child, and it's 
         name is Pop'n Stage. This new title is basically a cross 
         between DDR and PnM, hands down. Instead of the plus shaped 
         pads of DDR, you get five pads in the shape of an x for PnS. 
         And of course, the same PnM design is used throughout the 
         game. Sure to be a big hit for fans of PnM...


_____Home:

Title:   Dance!Dance!Dance!
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY5800
Release: ?/?/98
Notes:   Not part of the BEMANI series, but was Konami's first attempt 
         at a rhythm game (and a bad one, at that).


Title:   Beatmania
System:  PSX
Format:  2CD-ROM
SRP:     JY5800
Release: ?/?/98
Songs:   ?
Notes:   Includes both an Arcade Disc and an Append Disc - the Append 
Disc requires the Arcade Disc to be inserted first. Has sold over a 
million copies (Platinum).


Title:   Beatmania Controller
System:  PSX
SRP:     JY4990
Release: ?/?/98
Buttons: Five action buttons, one turntable, start, select
Features:none
Notes:   Made by ASCII, licensed by Konami


Title:   Pop'n'Music
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY4800
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:


Title:   Pop'n'Music Controller
System:  PSX
SRP:     JY4990
Release: ?/?/99
Buttons: Nine action buttons, one start button
Notes:


Title:   Pop'n'Music
System:  Sega Dreamcast
Format:  1GD-ROM
SRP:     JY4800
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:


Title:   Pop'n'Music Controller
System:  Sega Dreamcast
SRP:     JY4990
Release: ?/?/99
Buttons: Nine action buttons, one start button


Title:   Beatmania Append 3rd MiniMix
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM (included with 1musicCD)
SRP:     JY2900?
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   5
Notes:   Append Disc - requires Arcade Disc.


Title:   Beatmania Append 3rd Mix
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY2800
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:   Append Disc - requires Arcade Disc.


Title:   DJ Station PRO Controller
System:  PSX
SRP:     JY7800
Release: ?/?/99
Buttons: Five action buttons, one turntable, start, select
Features:Light-up buttons, headphone jack (through direct audio feed)
         and separate-channel volume controls
Notes:   Has the look of the arcade controls, including an arcade-style 
         label on the turntable.


Title:   DJ Man
System:  PSX
SRP:     JY4990
Release: ?/?/99?
Buttons: Five action buttons, one turntable, start, select
Features:?
Notes:   Not a licensed product.


Title:   Beatmania GB
System:  GameBoy Color/GameBoy/Super GameBoy
Format:  1cartridge
SRP:     JY4500
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:


Title:   Beatmania Append Gottamix
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY2800
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:   Append Disc - requires Arcade Disc.


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY5800
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:   Has sold over a million copies (Platinum).


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution Controller
System:  PSX
SRP:     JY5800
Release: ?/?/99
Buttons: Four action buttons, X button, O button, start, select
Notes:


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution Method Pads
System:  PSX
SRP:     JY2480
Release: ?/?/99
Notes:   Padding that goes under the DDR Controller to prevent slippage


Title:   Beatmania for Wonderswan
System:  Wonderswan
Format:  1cartridge
SRP:     JY4800
Release: ?/?/99
Songs:   12
Notes:   Includes a mini turntable that attaches to the Wonderswan


Title:   Guitar Freaks
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY5800
Release: 7/29/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:


Title:   Guitar Freaks Controller
System:  PSX
SRP:     JY4990
Release: 7/29/99
Buttons: Three action buttons, one strum button, select, start


Title:   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMix
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY5800
Release: 8/26/99
Songs:   29
Notes:


Title:   Beatmania Append 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY2800
Release: 9/9/99
Songs:   39?
Notes:   Append Disc - requires Arcade Disc.


Title:   Pop'n'Music 2
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY4800
Release: 9/14/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:


Title:   Pop'n'Music 2
System:  Dreamcast
Format:  1GD-ROM
SRP:     JY4800
Release: 9/14/99
Songs:   ?
Notes:


Title:   GooGooSoundy
System:  PSX
Format:  1CD-ROM
SRP:     JY4800
Release: 9/22/99
Notes:   Not part of the BEMANI series, but is a Konami rhythm game and 
         is compatable with BEMANI series controllers


Title:   Beatmania GB 2 Gaccha Mix
System:  GameBoy Color
Format:  Cartridge
SRP:     JY4300
Release: 10/22/99
Songs:   TBA
Notes:   Recently announced, not much concrete info is know about the 
         title as of yet, but it willl feature songs from the PSX 
         Gottamix CD...

Title:   Dance Dance Revolution 2ndReMix Append Club Version Vol. 1
System:  Playstation
Format:  CD-ROM
SRP:     JY2800
Release: 11/22/99
Songs:   TBA
Notes:   The first append disc for DDR. Not compatable with the first 
         release, only 2ndReMix.

Title:   Drummania
System:  Playstation2
Format:  DVD-ROM
SRP:     TBA
Release: TBA
Songs:   TBA
Notes:   

0.05: Accessory List________________________________________


_____LCD Game List:

Note: As far as I know all of the BEMANI Pocket games have headphone 
jacks, built in speakers, and require 3 watch-style batteries.

Title:   Beatmania Pocket
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   ?
From:    Beatmania 2nd Mix
Release: ?/98
Notes:   The first Beatmania LCD game. The casing design is different
         from all of the later Beatmania Pocket releases (which all 
         share the same casing design from Pocket 2 onwards)

Title:   Beatmania Pocket 2
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   9
From:    Beatmania 2nd and 3rd Mixes
Release: ?/99
Notes:   
SongList:Genre:     Title:             Diff: From:
         -Practice Mode-
         reggae     jam jam reggae     0     2nd
         dj battle  dj battle          1     2nd
         rave       e-motion           2     2nd
         -Normal Mode-
         reggae     jam jam reggae     2     2nd
         break-bts  2 gorgeous 4U      2     2nd
         dj battle  dj battle          3     2nd
         rave       e-motion           3     2nd
         funky-jazz stop violence      4     PSX 3rd
          groove
         eurobeat   LUV TO ME          5     3rd
 
Title:   Beatmania Summer Mix
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   ?
From:    Original
Release: 7/29/99
Notes:   Clear blue body, and judging from the song list, we are graced 
         with all new songs, all pertaining to summer in some way...
SongList:-partial-
         Title:
         Summer Dream
         HOT LIMIT

Title:   BEMANI Pocket Pop'n Music
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   ?
From:    Pop'n Music (and 2?)
Release: 8/26/99
Notes:   Yellow body
SongList:-partial-
         Title:          Genre:
         Young Dream     Rap
         Quick Master    J-Tekno
                         Anime Hero

Title:   BEMANI Pocket Dance Dance Revolution Fingerstep
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   ?
From:    Dance Dance Revolution (and 2nd Mix?)
Release: 9/9/99
Notes:   Clear purple body
SongList:-partial-  
         Title:
         Have You Ever Been Mellow
         That's The Way
         Kung Fu Fighting

Title:   BEMANI Pocket Anison Mix 1
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   ?
From:    Original
Release: 9/16/99
Notes:   Silver and black body with red highlights. Judging from the
         songlist and the pictures that I've seen, we've got all new 
         anime themed songs...
SongList:-partial-
         Title:
         Mazinger Z
         Cutie Honey
         Devilman

Title:   Beatmania Winter Mix
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   ?
From:    Original
Release: ?/99
Notes:   

Title:   Beatmania Tokimeki Memorial Mix
Price:   JY2980
Songs:   ?
From:    Original
Release: ?/99
Notes:   Recently announced, this LCD contains songs from Konami's hit 
         game Tokimeki Memorial (a dating game never released outside 
         of Japan, but huge here...). Six different body colors, 
         including white.


_____Music CD List:

Title:   Beatmania Remixes (with Beatmania Original Soundtrack)
Price:   JY2447
Cat.#:   KICA-7851
Tracks:  14
Length:  ?
Release: ?/?/98?
Notes:   This CD has five remixes of Beatmania tracks, as well as the 
soundtrack for the original (1st Mix) Beatmania arcade game.

Title:   Beatmania Remix
Price:   JY1449
Cat.#:   KMX-002
Format:  Vinyl Record
Cuts:    5
Length:  ?
Release: 5/29/98
Notes:   Includes three of the remixes from the Beatmania Remixes CD, 
         as well as a mix by Takao Kurimoto, the Beatmania Remix 
         Contest Winner.

Title:   Beatmania 2nd Mix Complete
Price:   JY2243
Cat.#:   KICA-7872
Tracks:  35
Length:  ?
Release: 9/26/98
Notes:

Title:   Beatmania - Tomoki Hirata
Price:   JY2447
Cat.#:   KICA-7917
Tracks:  9
Length:  ?
Release: 10/23/98
Notes:

Title:   Beatmania 3rd Mix Complete w/ Beatmania 3rd MiniMix
Price:   JY3364
Cat.#:   KICA-7872
Tracks:  23
Length:  ?
Release: 11/27/98
Notes:   Includes a five song sampler for use with the Playstation
         Beatmania game

Title:   Beatmania Video
Price:   JY3000
Cat.#:   KIVM-240
Format:  VHS
Cuts:    6
Length:  ?
Release: 11/27/98
Notes:

Title:   Beatmania 4th Mix Original Soundtracks   
Price:   JY2243
Cat.#:   KMCA-1
Tracks:  24
Length:  ?
Release: ?/?/99
Notes:

Title:   Drummania Original Soundtracks
Price:   JY2243
Cat.#:   KMCA-18
Tracks:  ?
Length:  ?
Release: 8/6/99
Notes:

Title:   Beatmania Gottamix Original Soundtracks
Price:   JY2243
Cat.#:   KMCA-24
Tracks:  ?
Length:  ?
Release: 8/27/99
Notes:   

Title:   Guitar Freaks 2nd Mix Original Sountrack
Price:   JY2243
Cat.#:   KMCA-23
Tracks:  40
Length:  ?
Release: 9/3/99
Notes:



_____Book List:

Title:   Beatmania Konami Official Guide
Price:   JY1500
ISBN:    4-7571-8023-3
Publishr:NTT
Pages:   208
Covers:  Beatmania (PSX)
Includes:Beatmania Original CD (all 9 songs and the ending from Append          
          Yebisu Mix)

Title:   Beatmania Press Mix
Price:   JY1800
ISBN:    4-7973-0784-6
Publishr:SoftBank
Pages:   176
Covers:  Beatmania 2nd and 3rd Mixes (Arcade/PSX)
Includes:Beatmania Special CD (includes 9 songs, two of which are 
          remixes from the Beatmania Remixes CD), poster

Title:   Beatmania Append Gottamix Official Guide
Price:   JY1500
ISBN:    ?
Publishr:NTT
Pages:   ?
Covers:  Beatmania Append Gottamix (PSX)
Includes:? Original CD

Title:   Dance Dance Revolution
Price:   JY?
ISBN:    ?
Publishr:?
Pages:   ?
Covers:  Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)

Title:   Dance Dance Revolution Official Guide
Price:   JY?
ISBN:    ?
Publishr:?
Pages:   ?
Covers:  Dance Dance Revolution (PSX)

Title:   Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix
Price:   JY1700
ISBN:    ?
Publishr:?
Pages:   ?
Covers:  Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix (Arcade)  

Title:   Guitar Freaks Official Guide
Price:   JY?
ISBN:    ?
Publishr:NTT
Pages:   ?
Covers:  Guitar Freaks (PSX)

Title:   Pop'n Music Official Guide
Price:   JY?
ISBN:    ?
Publishr:NTT
Pages:   ?
Covers   Pop'n Music (PSX & DC)


0.06: Miscellany____________________________________________


_____Beatmania Hidden Modes:

Although I haven't done a lot of looking around for codes yet, I found 
these on gamewinners.com and thought that theey were worth including. 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


_____DDR Hidden Modes:

To access the harder modes in DDR, at the game mode selection screen 
(easy, normal, hard) press U. This should take you into the 'Secret 
Mode' screen. Now enter the following button presses/dance steps:

Another: U, U, D, D, U, U, D, D 
Maniac:  L, L, R, R, L, L, R, R 
Double:  U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R 
Mirror:  L, R, L, R, L, R, L, R

U=up, D=down, L=left, R=right, all on the control pad (directional pad, 
D-pad, etc.)

This will open up the above modes, as well as combinations thereof. The 
modes will also be saved to your memory card.

(taken from Dance Dance Revolution Konami Official Guide; clarified, 
confirmed, etc. at GameSages.com)

There is also a hidden edit mode that is unlocked by clearing 500 songs 
(similar to how the five hidden songs are unlocked). Thanks to Petee Hsu 
for this as well.


_____Beatmania Append 4th Mix Internet Ranking:

If you get a decently high score (I'm not sure exactly what you have to 
get) in any of the seven expert courses, you'll recieve a password so 
that you can enter your score on the Konami website. Here's how it 
works:

 - After playing Expert Mode (and scoring well enough) and entering your 
DJ name, you'll recieve a password in the following format:

DJ Name (1P):
DJ Name (2P): [if applicable]
Password:
 
(The DJ names are the four letter names that you enter at the high score 
board.)

You'll also get a web URL: http://www.konami.co.jp/kcej/

Log online using your choice of computer and web browser, and either 
enter the above URL, or the below one to get you directly to the 
Internet Ranking section.

http://www.konami.co.jp/kcej/4th_ir/password.html

After that, you'll find an entry screen with about a dozen different 
choices - here is a rough translation of the page:

-----
DJ Name (1P)
DJ Name (2P)
Password

Name

Email

Comments

Gender      ()Male    ()Female
Age?    ()under 10  ()10-19  ()20-29  ()30-39  ()over 40
Last Name?

??
Append 4th Mix Favorite Song (select from pulldown menu)


  [RESET]   [SUBMIT]

-----

After you're done, submit, and look at the scores! A note - they are all 
fairly high. As of the early morning of 14sept99, the top score was well 
over 1400. 

As another note, it is possible to get a high score password without 
actually finishing the expert mode course.

Final note: The internet ranking is going to go on for one month - 
9sept99 - 8oct99.


_____Beatmania Controller Button Guide:

Within the Beatmania games, the controllers are automatically configured 
by selecting the 'Original' controller option. But have you ever wanted 
to use the controller in another game (like Pop'n Music's 5-button mode) 
but didn't know how to configure the controller? Here's a diagram of how 
the Beatmania controllers are laid out:

    -----   -----     
    |   |   |   |           -----
    |L1 |   | R1|         /   U   \
    |   |   |   |        /         \
    -----   -----       |           |
-----   -----   -----   |           |
|   |   |   |   |   |    \         /
| S |   | X |   | O |     \   D   /
|   |   |   |   |   |       ----- 
-----   -----   -----

S=square
U=up on the directional pad
D=down on the directional pad
the others should be self explainatory, and of course Select and Start
   are just what they say they are...

_____DDR Difficulties:

DDR has names for all eight of it's difficulties (unlike Beatmania, 
which only has three names for it's six). Here's a chart listing all 
eight (note: obviously, the *s are the number of feet in the difficulty, 
and the more feet, the harder):

* simple
** moderate
*** ordinary
**** superior
***** marvelous
****** genuine
******* paramount 
******** exorbitant

_____Glossary:

action buttons - generic term for the buttons that control the main 
  action of a game (for example, on the Playstation, the main action 
  buttons are the X, O, triangle, and square buttons)
Beatmania - Konami's 'DJ Simulation' game, and the flagship title of 
  the BEMANI series
BEMANI - Konami's line of rhythm games. The name derives from the 
  Japanese's shortening of the word BEatMANIa
board - circuit board. In the arcade world, the board on which the game 
  is actually put. Also known as PCB or printed circuit board
BPM - beats per minute. Used by DJs to match beats in different songs
cab - shortened form of 'cabinet'
cabinet - the housing in which an arcade game is put
conversion - simply, taking one arcade cabinet and installing a 
  different game in it
D!D!D! - shortened form of 'Dance!Dance!Dance!'
Dance!Dance!Dance! - Konami's first attempt at a rhythm game. Not part 
  of the BEMANI series
Dance Dance Revolution - Konami's 'Dance Simulation' game, and one of
  the two most popular in the BEMANI series (along with Beatmania 
  itself)
DC - shortened form of 'Dreamcast'
DDR - shortened form of 'Dance Dance Revolution'
deck - a turntable
dedicated - a game that is permanently installed; home games are 
  generally non-dedicated, as you can easily switch games by changing 
  cartridges or discs.
dedicated cabinet - an arcade cabinet that is made for a specific game
Dreamcast - Sega's 128-bit video game system, home of a few of the 
  BEMANI home titles
Drummania - Konami's 'Drum Simulation' game
electronic drums - drums that have samples assigned to them, which are 
  played when the drum is struck. Usually very thin and covered with 
  rubber. Used in Drummania
GF - shortened form of 'Guitar Freaks'
Guitar Freaks - Konami's 'Guitar Simulation' game
JAMMA - a universal arcade standard adopted in the late 1980's by 
  arcade manufacturers. Assures that any JAMMA board will work in any 
  JAMMA cabinet
KCEJ - Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
KCET - Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Konami - video game and arcade publisher
LCD game - a small portable video game that has an LCD screen. 
  Generally understood to be dedicated
mix - 1. the mixing of musical elements to form a song. 2. an updating 
  of one of Konami's BEMANI line that features a new and/or updated  
  music selection
original controller - a specialty controller that is made for use with 
  a specific game (example: Beatmania's 'turntable' controller)
Playstation - Sony's 32-bit video game console, and home of many 
 of the home BEMANI releases
Pop'n Music - Konami's 'Music Simulation' game
PSX - shortened form of 'Playstation' (derived from the code name 
  'PS-X' that the Playstation project was given internally by Sony 
  during development)
radio edit - an edited version of a song that is suitable for radio 
  airplay. a radio edit is either shortened to between 3 and 5 minutes  
  or has 'inappropriate' language removed
remix - taking a song's musical elements and re-combining them. 
  generally, any mix of a song that it not the album version is a 
  remix. The terms 'mix' and 'remix' have become interchangable. Also 
  written as 're-mix'
rhythm game - a video game or arcade game that has a focus on 
  pressing action buttons to the rhythm of music
sample - a piece of sound that it taken from another source. usually 
  pertains to pieces music or lyrics that are 'borrowed' from another 
  artist's recording, but can be a wide variety of things 
True Kiss Destination - a variation of Dance Dance Revolution featuring 
  songs by the Japanese pop band True Kiss Destination.
T.V. game - the Japanese term for video game. 
turntable - known better as a record player, it known by many different 
  names, including 'deck'
video game - the American term for T.V. game


_____Rumours:

This is a section for news that can't possibly confirmed, but is worth 
putting up anyway. Our first batch is from "h0l":

   "I was at ECTS in London a couple of days ago and they were showing 
    "Beatmania - European Edit", which allegedly has different songs - 
    but the two or three stages i played had the same songs. However, 
    there seems to be slightly different in-game graphics (at least the 
    borders to the mainscreen, etc, are different to Beatmania 1+2+3
    Japanese versions). I heard a rumour that Orbital were showing
    up in the European edit, but search me. There was also a
    'combo meter' that I don't recall seeing in the Jap versions.
    It's not out in the shops yet, tho.

   On a related note, they had 'professional' DDR dancers on the
    stand and one of the tunes they were dancing to seemed to
    be Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins - "It's Like That" (big European
    No.1 quite recently)."

Obviously, I won't be able to confirm the European Edit info, as I'm not 
in Europe - the only released version of Beatmania in Europe (that I'm 
aware of, at least) is Complete Mix, so could they possibly have just 
thrown a couple of new songs into 4th?. The RunDMC/Nevins tune is 
definately not in any of the released versions of DDR - a possibility 
for 3rd Mix?


_____Beatmania/BeatMania/Beat Mania?:

A quick note on the actual title of Konami's DJ Simulation game. The 
logo is written 'beat mania', all in lower case, with a very small, but 
noticable, space inbetween the 't' and the 'm'. Konami sometimes writes 
is as one word, all lower case ('beatmania'), and sometimes as two 
words, with normal caps ('Beat Mania'). I've never seen Konami write it 
as one word with two caps ('BeatMania'), but I've seen it that way other 
places. The katakana on the PSX games and the books is written as one 
word (no spaces inbetween the 'to' and the 'ma'), and for that matter 
the actual katakana spelling is 'beetomania'. I personally prefer one 
word, with either a capital or lower-case 'B.' In this FAQ, for 
clarity's sake, I capitalise the 'B', since it's easier to read. In 
reality, I'm not sure that there is a definate way to write the name of 
the game, although the all-lower-case, one-word version gets used an 
awful lot...


_____Artist Names:

Some notes about the artist names in the Beatmania series. I'm not sure 
how many are real artists, and how many are 'invented' artists, made up 
my the Konami staff. Many of the names do seem to be taken from popular 
artists. Here are some thoughts on where the artists' names came from 
(and thanks to Bill for much of the info):


Artist:            Source:

__Beatmania:
dust fathers       The Dust Brothers, a popular producer/remix/artist 
                    team. Of course, there were two artists with this 
                    name at one time - the Chemical Brothers were 
                    originally the Dust Brothers as well, but when 
                    the other Dust Brothers found out in 1996, they 
                    threatened a lawsuit, hence the change in name.
nite system        -
quadra              |
DJ Mazinger         |-all actually techno artist Hiroshi Watanabe
Crunky Boy          |  
DJ FX              -
the bald heads     More of a nod to the ska culture than a specific 
                    artist
dj konami          One of the most blatant, as the series is done by 
                    the Konami
Co-Key             Actual artist
DJ Soma            Actual artist
Prophet-31         The popular techno act The Prodigy is named after 
                    a piece of studio equipment, and a prophet is 
                    piece of studio equipment as well. 
Cheap Forest       Deep Forest, an "artist" (term used VERY loosely) 
                    who is recognized by the music press as one who 
                    would plunder world music and recycle it into 
                    elevator music drivel mixed with beats.  Notice 
                    that "Cheap Forest" does the "Asian Traditional," 
                    which is traditional Asian music recycled with 
                    beats. 
ESPACIO BROTHERS   Part Chemical Brothers homage, part homage to 
                    Space (which is espacio in Spanish) the after-
                    hours club of Ibiza. 
Emotion of Sound   The initials, e.o.s., are probably a reference to 
                     a J-Pop band from the 80s.  Another possibility 
                     is a reference to The Ministry of Sound - a club 
                     that is a landmark of corporate clubbing based 
                     in London. Another possibility is the 80's band 
                     Art of Noise.
staccato two-J     Probably a nod to Pizzicato Five, a J-Pop group. 
                    Staccato and Pizzicato are both very sharp ways 
                    to play notes in music. The 'J' is for Japanese, 
                    the language the song is in.
staccato two-F     See staccato two-J, but replace the 'J' for 
                    Japanese with 'F' for French.
Herbie Hammock     The first half is a nod to the classic jazz 
 & His Band         musician Herbie Hancock (thanks to ". Charon" 
                    for the tip), and the second half could be taken 
                    from any number of groups that ended in "& His 
                    Band"
DUB-GB             Could be any number of dub (another techno genre, 
                    and the cornerstone of the popular big beat 
                    subgenre) groups, including The Dub Pistols, Dub 
                    Narcotic Sound System, Asian Dub Foundation, etc. 
                    The 'GB' could possibly be a reference to 
                    Nintendo's GameBoy, which also has a version of 
                    Beatmania...
SLAKE              This could possibly be Fluke, a UK techno act who 
                    has actually already had music in a video game - 
                    the song "Atom Bomb" (instrumental version, I 
                    believe) was in the killer Pysgnosis futuristic 
                    racer Wipeout XL (Wipeout 2097 for our European 
                    friends).
K.M.D.J.team       Probably 'Konami Music Disc Jockey', but that's 
                    just a guess...
tiger YAMATO       Sounds familiar, but can't place


__Dance Dance Revolution:
The Olivia Project   "Have You Ever Been Mellow" is a tune that 
                      Olivia Newton-John did in the 70s, hence the 
                      tie-in.
"Have You Never      See above, The Olivia Project.
 Been Mellow" (song title)
kc & the             A real, and fairly popular, disco band.
 sunshine band
bus stop             This comes from the disco dance move called the 
 feat. carl douglas   "bus stop". The song "Kung Fu Fighting" was 
                      originally done by Carl Douglas, hence the 
                      'feat. carl douglas' addition.
jt playaz            Another real band (disco).
the specials         Again, a real band (ska).
mantronik vs. epmd   Two real bands this time - EPMD is an old-school 
                      rap group, and Mantronik, a techno artist, 
                      remixed one of their songs...
hi-rise              Another real band (disco).
190                  This is taken from the artist listed for the 
                      original mix of Paranoia, 180.
chumbawumba          A real (and incredibly over-popular) band.

__Pop'n Music:
LITTLE FINGERS      Sounds familiar, but can't place
Uncle Jam(character)This is one of the characters that is seen in the 
                     Jam Jam Reggae [reggae] song on the first PSX 
                     Beatmania game. He's also a character from 
                     George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic 
                     mythology.   
act deft            Probably from Daft Punk, a popular French techno 
                     group.
THE RICHIE SISTERS  Possibly a nod to The Richie Family, a disco group. 
                     Another thought is The Pointer Sisters + Lionel 
                     Richie=The Richie Sisters.
ORIGINAL            There was a British artist that had a name that 
 SOUND TRACKS        was very similar to this, but I'm not sure of 
                     his name off hand... And of course, there's the 
                     possibility that 'Original Sound Tracks' is just 
                     meant to convey that it's a film 'original 
                     soundtrack', like the 60s Bond movie type thing 
                     that John Barry did.
JV&THE SEXY         JV is a homage to JB, the man, the legend, 
 MACHINE GUN         James Brown. 'Sexy Machine' is related to Sex 
                     Machine by said legend, James Brown. To boot, 
                     James Brown's backing band was called "The JBs", 
                     further strengthening the ties. Also  "Machine 
                     Gun" is a funk instrumental tune by the Commodores                       
                     (the Beastie Boys sampled it, with the Dust   
                     Brothers' help for "Hey Ladies" from _Paul's 
                     Boutique_.
                     Another possibility, although remote, is a nod 
                     to Sister Machine Gun (both have the same 
                     initials, SMG). However, the genre is pretty far 
                     off, as Sister Machine Gun is an industrial rock 
                     band.    
Windslope           Windslope is meant to be Kraftwerk, and that whole 
                     robotic pop thing. Some of the names just sorta 
                     work when you know who it is, but otherwise it's 
                     impossible to guess.
Kraft (Character)   Again, a (much more direct) reference to Kraftwerk.

_____Other rhythm games:

The rhythm genre, although led by the BEMANI series, is not by any means 
confined to it. While not a comprehensive list, here's a brief look at 
some of the other rhythm games, in approxomite order of release: [please 
note that all of the games are Japanese unless marked]


__Quick list of recommended games:
Parappa the Rapper (PSX)
Bust A Move Dance and Rhythm Action (aka. Bust A Groove) (PSX)
Umjammer Lammy (PSX)
Bust A Move 2 Dance Tengoku Mix (PSX)


Title:   Parappa the Rapper (aka. Parapparappa)
Company: Sony Computer Entertainment International (SCEI)
System:  PSX  -US, Japan-
Type:    Rapping 
Notes:   The game that started the rhythm genre. The design is very 
good, albeit stylised, being a cartoony feel with paper-thin characters. 
The music is catchy, although the lyrics and subject matter can be... 
odd. While it is the first, it is still one of the best. Recommended.


Title:   Bust A Move Dance And Rhythm Action (aka. Bust A Groove)
Company: Enix (989 Studios in the US)
System:  PSX -US, Japan-
Type:    Dancing
Notes:   The first dancing game, BAM is styled after a fighting game, 
where two dancers square off one against another. Very good music, and 
very good character design. One of the best in the genre. Highly 
recommended.


Title:   Stolen Song
Company: SCEI
System:  PSX
Type:    Guitar
Notes:   Only uses one action button. Fairly bland.


Title:   Dance!Dance!Dance!
Company: Konami
System:  PSX
Type:    Dancing
Notes:   Obviously inspired by BAM, D!D!D! is a poor attempt at a rhythm 
game. The dance system is incredibly bad, and the characters and songs 
are very uninspired. The only saving grace is the ability to put in your 
own music CDs and dance to them (or at least try to dance to them...).


Title:   ?
Company: Enix
System:  PSX
Type:    ?
Notes:   I've only seen, and not played this game. I'm not even sure of 
the name. It appears in closeout bins quite a bit, so I've skip it.


Title:   Bust A Move 2 Dance Tengoku Mix
Company: Enix
System:  PSX
Type:    Dancing
Notes:   Although not as good as the original, BAM2 refines the dancing 
system to near perfection. The big downfall is the songs, which have 
lost a bit of their edge from the first release. Again, good character 
design and a nice club feel to the graphics. Recommended.


Title:   Umjammer Lammy
Company: SCEI -US, Japan-
System:  PSX
Type:    Guitar (in the style of Parappa)
Notes:   The pseudo-sequel to Parappa, Lammy adds much more variety to 
the mix, including 2 player (cooperative and versus), and versions of 
the songs that Lammy is joined by Parappa. Containing some of the same 
characters as Parappa and having the same graphical style, fans of 
Parappa will definately dig this one. And if you thought that some of 
Parappa's songs had odd topics... check out the storyline on this one. 
Recommended.


Title:   Bust A Move Dance and Rhythm Action
Company: Atlus
System:  Arcade
Type:    Dancing
Notes:   The same as the Playstation version, BAM Arcade features a foot 
pad that you press instead of the down button, making what was once 
simple a tad bit harder. The attack/dodge button has been reduced to a 
single button (?) that I've never gotten to work. Maybe if I could read 
the instructions...


Title:   Stepping Stage
Company: Jaleco
System:  Arcade
Type:    Dancing
Notes:   I've only seen this one. Similar to DDR, Stepping Stage uses 6  
pads of 3 different colors. I've not even listed to the music, so I 
can't comment much...


Title:   Perfect Performers - The Yellow Monkey
Company: ?
System:  PSX
Type:    ?
Notes:   I've only seen ads for it, but it would appear to be a rhythm 
game in the style of Stolen Song, featuring music by The Yellow Monkey, 
a Japanese hair rock group. I'm going to skip it, personally....


Title:   PacaPacaPassion
Company: ?
System:  PSX
Type:    ?
Notes:   I've only seen, and not played this game. Any info would be 
helpful.


Title:   VJ
Company: Jaleco
System:  Arcade
Type:    ?
Notes:     


Title:   GooGooSoundy
Company: Konami
System:  PSX
Type:    Multi?/Breeding?
Notes:   I haven't heard much about this one, other than the fact that 
it's apparently a breeding sim crossed with a rhythm game that you can 
you the PSX BEMANI controllers with - any and all of them... hmmm... I'm 
curious, to say the least... (to be released Sept.99)


Title:   ?
Company: Square
System:  PSX?, PSX2?
Type:    ?
Notes:   Nothing is known yet about this game, other than the fact that 
Square (makers of Final Fantasy and other excellent RPGs) are making 
some sort of rhythm game. The platform will probably be one of the 
Playstation systems, but like I said, nothing is really known yet 
(including a release date...)


Title:   Space Channel 5
Company: Sega
System:  Dreamcast
Type:    Dancing?
Notes:   This one just plain scares me. From what I understand, it's 
similar to Bust-A-Move, but you're a reporter trying to get info from 
aliens on a spaceship? What, do you dance the facts out of them? (which 
wouldn't surprise me, as this is from the company that crossed a zombie 
shooting game with a typing tutor for the upcoming game The Typing of 
the Dead)

Title:   Samba de Amigo
Company: Sega
System:  Arcade
Type:    Maracca
Notes:   Developed by Sonic Team (the team responsible for the Sonic the 
Hedgehog games, as well as NiGHTS), this one is definately odd 
looking... You have to shake the maraccas to the beat, and in certain 
places... more on this as it becomes available...


0.07: Outro_________________________________________________


_____Release Info:

ver.0.95.5/150999: still technically pre-releae.
  added more info on the 'another' versions of the songs in 4th Mix. 
  added info on Horrible Course and Bonus Course (both in Expert Mode) 
  in 4th Mix. added info on Internet Ranking for Append 4th Mix. added 
  a bit of info on Samba de Amigo. added songlist for DDR2ndReMix, 
  GFpsx, GFarc, DM, PnM (DC). added more info to the PnM song list. did 
  some misc. editorial/formatting corrections. 

ver.0.95b/110999: still technically pre-release.
  added more info to the 4th mix songlist, as well as how to open bonus 
  edit mode.

ver.0.95a/100999: still technically pre-release.
  added and corrected to 4th mix expert stage flow. added info on 4th 
  mix secret mode (Another Course, Expert mode).

ver.0.95/090999: still technically pre-release.
  added all of the info for 4th mix. added more info on the song lists 
  for 3rd mix and gottamix. added some misc. info like release dates 
  and book publishers, and fixed some misc. problems/errors. added info 
  on BMgb2. added info on the Beatmania hidden modes. added more info 
  on the DJ Station PRO. added info on DDR DAM. added more info on 
  DDRsolo. fixed some grammatical stuff/spelling, and some errors. 
  added a quick guide to DDR and filled in a lot of info on the DDR 
  song list (ask on gamefaqs.com and you shall recieve - DDR was the 
  number 2 most wanted faq for the PSX on the faq request chart). added 
  arcade song lists for bmIIdxSubClubVer2, DDRsoloBassMix, and TKD. 
  added a lot of possibilities to the artists section (thanks to bill 
  for the info). added how to unlock the hidden PSX DDR songs and edit 
  mode. added a bit on info on the DDR append disc, and the PS2 
  Drummania. added stage flow for 3rd mix PSX. added info on Pop'n 
  Stage (why, God, why?). 

ver.0.89/240899: still technically pre-release.
  added info about the two WS hidden songs, and filled in the song 
  lists a bit more, as well as flow charts. Also updated the Artists 
  section with some info on who is actually who (from Beatmania Press   
  Guide), as well as info on Herbie Hancock/Hammock. Also added a bit   
  to the misc. section about Beatmania vs. Beat Mania, and about the 
  Tokimeki Memorial LCD game. Corrected spelling of 'syndrome' in first 
  sentence... Also, saw a preview copy of DDR2ndReMix in Laox the other 
  day and found that it has 29 songs, including BoomBoomDollar (my 
  personal favourite), as well as the incredibly over-played 
  Tubthumping by Chumbawumba... Added the number of songs to the BEMANI 
  release list, but haven't started a song list for it yet - it will 
  probably be a little while - too many other good games coming out 
  this month in both the US and Japan, including 4th Mix, Galerians, 
  Thousand Arms, and FFVIII - DDR2ndReMix has gotten pushed rather far 
  down on my personal list...

ver.0.88/230899: still technically pre-release.
  added a lot of info on GB, as well as some more to the song lists for 
  Gotta and WS. Working on filling in the blanks on the song lists... 
  corrected some misc. stuff... Also working on beginning to re-format 
  the doc, as well as creating smaller, release-specific FAQs, but this 
  is just in the planning stage... Also wondering if it is in fact too 
  sprawling, and not concentrated enough... I didn't quite realise how 
  much non-game stuff had gotten in there (like the histories, the 
  other games, the artist names, etc...)...

ver.0.87/200899: first public release, but still technically pre.
  cleaned up things a bit, added song lists and info on Beatmania GB, 
  corrected misc. info... still have some new non-BEMANI arcade games 
  to list, but it's almost 6am and I haven'd slep yet, so that's for 
  another time...

ver.0.85/060899: private beta release. still pre-release. 
  Still missing some song info on 3rd Mix, Gottamix, and DDR, as well 
  as the Expert Mode list and how to open the hidden songs on 3rd. 
  Music CDs are still very thin, and some of the info on the books and 
  LCD games are missing as well, as is the entire arcade game song
  lists. The first PSX release is pretty much complete, though, and 
  Gotta is getting there...

ver.pre/030899: Pre-release version/in-progress version. 
  Everything added.
 


_____Coming Later:

Things that will be added before the first full release (ver.1.00):

- The missing info on the song lists 
- The song lists for the arcade 4th Mix of Beatmania
- How to open up the hidden songs on 3rd Mix
- Song flow charts for all modes for all games
- The remaining Beatmania music CDs

The following are things that I would like to include at a later date, 
starting with the Beatmania things, then working my way to DDR, 
Drummania, Guitar Freaks, and finally Pop'n Music. No guarantees, 
though...:

- All BEMANI song lists, including home, arcade, portable, & LCD games
- All BEMANI Music CDs
- Other BEMANI merchandise
- Anything that has a ?



_____Trademark/Copyright Info:

Beatmania, BEMANI, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, Pop'n'Music, 
Drummania, Rap Freaks, 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 Append Gottamix Konami Official Guide

Dance Dance Revolution Konami Official Guide

http://www.konami.co.jp

http://www.gamesages.com

http://gamewinners.com

". Charon" for the tip on Herbie Hancock for the Artists section

"Petee Hsu" for the tip on how to unlock the DDR songs, and the double 
mode tip for getting the paranoia songs.

"Bill" for contributing many many thoughts on the origins of some of the 
artists' names.

"h0l" for many more thoughts on artists' names, as well as the info fron 
the ECTS.

"keffka" for the info on Bonus Edit mode.

_____Thanks:

My family and friends, for being there.

Konami, for making such a great series.

For the JET Programme, for getting me to Japan.


_____Contact Info:
 
J.T.Kauffman
stormwalker@hotmail.com



From 3 August 1999, Shibata, Japan.
jtk.