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Not counting the second disc for the original beatmania PlayStation release, this was the first home installment with a nearly completely brand new songlist, which includes cult classics like Miracle Moon, NaHaNaHa vs. Gattchoon Battle, and the boss song HELL SCAPER. It also includes extended versions of several songs from the then-recently released beatmania 4thMIX.
Note: All offsets take in consideration the file SYSDATA.PAK.
Loaded with the title screen assets, present in offset 0x7DA04, are:
"APPEND" and "ARCADE" text sprites, which are leftovers from the original Japanese home release of beatmania. Normally the "APPEND" would have been seen in the title screen and in the Free Play settings menu, but strangely it is not.
Two "GOTTAMIX" graphics, strangely unused. Their placement is the same as the "2ndMIX/new release" graphics in earlier releases. Their palettes are guessed.
Loaded with the graphics of the demo sequence, which start in offset 0xA9204, is a graphic for Free Zones, which are absent from this game.
Some sprites from the mode select menu in the original beatmania, loaded with the song select assets, found in offset 0x5FA04. Because there's only one mode in this release, these assets go unused.
Expert Mode's graphics can still be found. This first graphic featuring the vinyl box is also loaded with the song select assets, while the other set, which also features several background animation sprites, are found in offset 0x96204. The course descriptions are located in 0x74204.
It's DJ KONAMI, the DJ of beatmania. While one of his sprites is loaded in the game's demo sequence and in the song NaHaNaHa vs. Gattchoon Battle, the rest, which is found starting from offset 0xB6A04, is unused.
Starting from offset 0xCDA04 is sprite data for the song DJ BATTLE, which is absent from this release. This also includes sprites of the special splash screen before starting the song.
While this game uses a remix of NaHaNaHa vs. Gattchoon Battle for the credits BGM, the original ending theme, Love's Theme of beatmania, can still be found in the game's files. In fact, it is the very first track found in MCHDATA.PAK.
The beatmania series
|Arcade||beatmania • 2ndMIX • 3rdMIX • completeMIX|
4thMIX • 5thMIX • completeMIX 2
ClubMIX • Dreams Come True • CORE REMIX
6thMIX • 7thMIX • THE FINAL
|PlayStation||APPEND 3rdMIX (Demo) • APPEND GOTTAMIX|
APPEND 4thMIX • APPEND 5thMIX • European Edit (Prototype)
Dreams Come True • beatmania Best Hits • APPEND GOTTAMIX2
APPEND ClubMIX • The Sound of Tokyo! • 6thMIX + CORE REMIX
|Game Boy (Color)||beatmania GB • beatmania GB2: Gotcha Mix • beatmania GB: Gotcha Mix 2|
|WonderSwan||beatmania for WonderSwan|
|Windows/Mac OS Classic||beatmania DA!! • beatmania BEST DA!!|
|PlayStation 2||beatmania DaDaDa!! • beatmania|
|Arcade||beatmania III • APPEND CORE REMIX • APPEND 6thMIX • APPEND 7thMIX • THE FINAL|
|beatmania IIDX series|