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Version: 1.04 | Updated: 04/03/05

Pop'n Music 5 (Playstation)
Secrets FAQ and Track List

Written by: Ari Margo (Gamefaqs: Kythlyn)
Version   : 1.04

Copyright 2004 Ari Margo

This is a free document that is not intended for commercial
use. It is free to be distributed FREELY. It may NOT be used
to make money in ANY FORM. I give my permission
for this document to be modified and improved upon in a tasteful
manner as long as my name remains on the document. Most of the
information contained here was either discovered directly
from the game or obtained via one of Konami's Japanese
websites translated through Altavista's Babelfish. I
created this to spare other Pop'n fans the trouble
of deciphering poorly translated Engrish since no other
FAQs were available for this game at the time of writing.
This FAQ was NOT designed to be very in depth. It is
merely to give importers enough information to get the most
out of the game. If you need more in depth information about
the Pop'n Music series in general, there are very detailed
FAQs for other games in the series already available at 


Table of Contents: 

Section 1: Track List
Section 2: Secrets and Modes
  1. How to unlock secret songs via time release.
  2. How to unlock secret songs via secrets codes.
  3. Special Options
  4. Hyper Songs
  5. Challenge Mode and Extra Stage
  6. Instant Give-up
  7. Omake
  8. Party Mode
Section 3: Closing
  1. Version Information
  2. COntact Information


The list below contains all the songs in the game.
It does NOT provide the real names of the songs, but
the name that you will see when selecting stages, which
represents the genre of the music.

Before you begin play, go into the options menu and change
SELECT to SHORT CUT. This will replace the normal Pop'n
Music 5 menu screens with a much more simplified version. It
is unfortunate that we won't be able to enjoy those graphics,
but it is important because in this mode the stage selection
screen is in English instead of Japanese.

Songs with marked with an * are not available by default
and must be unlocked (see secrets section). In addition,
there are specific requirements to play the more
challenging HYPER and EXTRA versions of the songs (once
again, see the secrets section). 

Because Pop'n 5 does not clearly divide the challenge rating
of each song into 24 bars like it used to in the previous games
in the series, in this list the number of asterisks represents
the difficulty on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most difficult.
If a difficulty is not filled in, then that challenge level does not
exist for that song. POWER FOLK 3 is the only song without a Normal

GENRE              RIVAL                  CHALLENGE

NEWAGE             Karen              *    |     |
ALLEGRIA           Jose               **   |     |
PERCUSSIVE         Mr. KK             **   |*****|*****
J-TEKNO 2          Shollkee           **   |     |
POWER ACO          Makoto             **   |***  |
MONDO POP          Sugi-kun           ***  |     |
JODLER             Clara              ***  |**** |****
CIRCUIT            Hayata             **   |     |
IDOL POP           Moe                *    |**** |
CLASSIC 5          Harmanov           *    |*****|*****
BALLADE            Rachel             **   |**** |
*ONDO              Pop'n All ! Stars  **   |***  |
*TECHNO KAYO       Pino               **   |**** |
*EVER POP          Higurashi          **   |***  |

CINEMA             Kevin              **   |     |
US-DANCE POP       Judy               **   |     |
LATIN POP          Olivia             **   |     |
COMIC SONG         Pierre & Jill      ***  |***  |
SAMBA              Nawomi             ***  |     |
ROCK OPERA         Grappa             ***  |     |
NEO GS             Wacky              ***  |***  |
FRENCH POP         Belle              ***  |     |***
SENTAI             Akagi Takayuki     ***  |**** |
AOR                Paul               ***  |**** |
D.I.Y.             Toby-5             **   |**** |
CRYSTAL            Ageka              ***  |     |
SKY                Poet               ***  |     |
*NEWS              Boy                ***  |     |
*LIGHT FUSION      Kika               ***  |***  |*****
*MODERNISM         Mebae              **   |**** |
*TAIYO             Nyami              ***  |**** |*****
*HEART             Judy               ***  |     |

J-RAP              Nyami              **   |**** |
PARA PARA          Tamako             ***  |**** |*****
SOFT ROCK          Rie-chan           ***  |     |
ANIME HEROINE      Space @ Maco       **** |**** |
MUSICAL            Hotaru             **** |     |
HI-TENSION         Lisa               **** |**** |
HEAVY ROCK         Fat Boy            *****|     |
KG                 Suit               ***  |**** |****
PURE               Nanako & Soramame  ***  |*****|
POWER FOLK 4       Ash                *****|     |
BONUS TRACK remix  MZD                *****|     |
POPS remix         MZD                **** |     |
DANCE remix        MZD                ***  |     |
J-TEKNO remix      MZD                ***  |     |
BRITPOP            Donna              **** |     |
HORROR             Smile              **   |     |
SPECIAL ENDING     Rave Girl          **** |     |
CLASSIC 4          Harmanov           **** |*****|
*LESSON            Mimi               *****|     |
*POSITIVE remix    MZD                ***  |     |
*NEO ACO remix     Reo-kun            **** |     |
*GIRLY remix       MZD                **** |     |
*ENKA remix        MZD                **** |*****|*****
*SOUL              Jessica            **** |**** |
*HIP ROCK          Roku (Kanji)       **** |*****|
*TRANCE            Tran               ***  |*****|
*GUNDAM            Nyami              **   |**** |
*CUBAN GROOVE      Vantain            **** |**** |*****
*Funk Rock         Shark              **** |     |

*POWER FOLK 3      Ash                     |     |****



There are 20 Secret Songs in Pop'n Music 5. 19 of them
can be unlocked by methods in this section (see the EXTRA
STAGE part of the Secrets section for the 20th secret song).
In order to unlock them permanently in Arcade Mode, they
must be time released. There is no other way to permanently
unlock them in Arcade Mode. In order to time release
the songs, you must play Arcade Mode. FREE MODE WILL
NOT ADVANCE THE TIMER! The only time the timer
advances is when you are actually playing a song.
Navigating the menus does not count. Watching the staff
roll does not count. Only actual gameplay counts. Once
enough time has elapsed, the secret songs will start
becoming available in their appropriate stages.

Time Release List:

NEWS           : 2 Hours
HEART          : 2 Hours
CUBAN GROOVE   : 2 Hours
FUNK ROCK      : 2 Hours

EVER POP       : 2 Hours 30 Minutes
TECHNO KAYO    : 2 Hours 30 Minutes

GUNDAM         : 3 Hours
LIGHT FUSION   : 3 Hours

ONDO           : 3 Hours 30 Minutes
MODERNISM      : 3 Hours 30 Minutes

TAIYO          : 4 Hours
TRANCE         : 4 Hours

POSITIVE remix : 4 Hours 30 Minutes
NEO ACO remix  : 4 Hours 30 Minutes

SOUL           : 5 Hours
HIP ROCK       : 5 Hours

GIRLY remix    : 5 Hours 30 Minutes
ENKA remix     : 5 Hours 30 Minutes
LESSON         : 5 Hours 30 Minutes


There are also 2 methods of temporarily unlocking all
of the songs. One is through secret codes, and the other
is by meeting specific requirements. When you unlock
the songs in this manner, they will only be available
for 1 game in arcade mode, and then they will once again
be locked. However, if you do chose to play the song when
it is unlocked, it will be permanently available in FREE 
MODE, whether or not you pass or fail the song. Please
remember though that free mode will not progress the 
time release timer to unlock the songs in Arcade Mode.

Because I have not been able to find an accurate translation
of the challenge requirements, I will not attempt to include
them here because there's no point in publishing potentially
bad info.

If you don't feel like doing them (as some of them are
VERY difficult), don't feel bad about doing the secret codes
instead. They serve the exact same purpose and are there
to spare you from the challenges.

The secret codes must be performed on the Title Screen
where you would choose a mode. Hold down SELECT and then
enter the code. If you are successful you will hear a
sound effect. Then when you play in Arcade Mode, the song
will be available one time only on its appropriate stage.

Pop'n Controller

Left  White  = Button A / Button 1
Left  Yellow = Button B / Button 2
Left  Green  = Button C / Button 3
Left  Blue   = Button D / Button 4
Right Blue   = Button F / Button 6
Right Green  = Button G / Button 7
Right Yellow = Button H / Button 8
Right White  = Button I / Button 9

LESSON         : 94781362

POSITIVE remix : 4466373721 

NEO ACO reimx  : 222122222222213  
GIRLY remix    : 133131313122132  
ENKA remix     : 98968989687  
ONDO           : 28333  
TECHNO KAYO    : 1191191119  
EVER POP       : 999911112819  
MODERNISM      : 444422229999  
LIGHT FUSION   : 1977714  
TAIYO          : 129889211199  
SOUL           : 446673286  
HIP ROCK       : 6666661  
TRANCE         : 12344329  
GUNDAM         : 3992  
NEWS           : 778866692233441  
HEART          : 2347646221288  
CUBAN GROOVE   : 43212468  
FUNK ROCK      : 3473479  

3. Special Options

There are 4 gameplay special options that can be adjusted on the
options menu. They can also be adjusted after entering arcade mode.
To change the options in arcade mode, hold down the select button
on the mode select screen, and press the appropriate keys.

High Speed: The notes scroll faster. There are four levels to this
setting. Press the left or right blue buttons (D and F) to adjust the setting.
The choices are off (slowest), X2, X3 and X4 (fastest).

Mirror: In this mode, the note patterns are completely reversed. The A
row will be on the I row and the I row will be on the A row. B will swap
with H. E will swap with G. D will swap with F. E will remain unchanged.
This can be toggled on and off with the left yellow button (B).

Hidden: In this tricky mode, the notes will actually vanish before the
reach the bottom the the screen, making the game much more challenging.
This can be toggled on and off with the right yellow button (H).

Random: When this is on the note patterns are randomized. Songs that you 
thought you mastered can be much more challenging with this on. It can be
toggled on and off the the right white button (I).

4. Hyper Songs

To play Hyper Songs either select Hyper mode, or if in Normal mode, hold
down the select button when choosing the song you are going to play. If
a HYPER version is available, the text will change color. Check the song list
to see which songs have HYPER versions.

5. Challenge Mode and Extra Stage

In Challenge Mode you have to choose a challenge for each round of play in
order to earn bonus points and hopefully unlock an Extra Stage.
There are a large variety of challenges in various catagories. To switch
between catagories, press the blue buttons (D and F). Then scroll through your
choices with the green buttons (C and G). The number of points you will earn
for the challenge appears on the right side of the screen. You will only get
these points if you both complete the challenge and the stage. You will get
additional points depending on the difficulty of the song you select. If you
earn enough points after 3 stages, an EXTRA STAGE will be playable.

When playing the EXTRA STAGE you're groove bar will be different than usual.
Instead of trying to fill the bar by the end of the level, you will instead
have to prevent the bar from emptying. If at any point your groove bar is empty,
the stage will end in failure. Not only that, but you're high score will NOT be
recorded! So try your best to clear this stage!

There are 11 EXTRA MODE exclusive challenges that only appear if you get enough
points (see the song list to find out which songs are there). These songs are
even harder than the songs in HYPER mode!!  With around 70 points,
3 or 4 of them will be available at the beginning of the list. You'll
need over 100 points to unlock all of them however. Once you've played an
EXTRA STAGE once, whether or not you clear it you will be able to play it in
EXTRA MODE (which was formally a ???? on the FREE MODE list). There is one song
(the 20th secret song) that is exclusive to this mode: POWER FOLK 3.

Here are a few brief descriptions to help you navigate the menus.


MAXCOMBO ### CLEAR : Try to get a combo that is larger than the number shown
                     before the song is over. The choices are 10, 20, 30, 50,
                     100, 125, 150, 175, 200 and 250.


BAD ## CLEAR : Try to get less than the number of bads shows. The choices are
               100, 75, 50, 20, 15, 10 and 5.

NO BAD       : Do not get any bads or you will not get any bonus points.

ALL GREAT    : Do not get any goods or bads or you will not get any bonus

ALL GOOD     : Do not get any greats or bads or you not get any bonus points.
               In my opinion this is IMPOSSIBLE.


QUICK SPEED  : This activates High Speed 2 during certain sections of the
               song. Be warned that if you already have High Speed on from
               your game options that this will stack and be that much
               faster! I recommend turning such options off before trying this.

LATE APPEAR  : This activates SUDDEN mode at certain points in the song (the
               notes will appear towards the bottom of the screen).

TURBO SPEED  : Just like QUICK SPEED but instead of High Speed 2, it's High
               Speed 4.

FISSION AND  : This will add High Speed 2 and a distracting horizontal visual
QUICK SPEED    effect at certain points in the song.

INSIDE       : This activates HIDDEN mode at certain points in the song (the
               notes will vanish towards the bottom of the screen).

EXCITE       : There are 3 levels of this. The higher the levels the more ways
               the game finds to confuse you as you play. This can add a lot of
               challenge, especially at higher levels.


FAT POP      : The notes will be much bigger than usual.

MINI POP     : The notes will be much smaller than usual.

HELL         : When this is active in the game, you'll notice your groove meter
               flashing. During this time correctly played notes will barely
               fill the meter at all, but missed notes will be much more

DANCE FLOOR  : When this is active, your rival will start dancing on the game
               screen, effectively blinding parts of your view.

ROCKET AND   : This will add High Speed 4 and a distracting vertical visual
TURBO SPEED    effect at certain points in the song.

CHARACTER POP: This turns all of the notes into your rival's head. It can be
               tough if you depend on the colors of the notes to guide your
               hands because instead of having blue, yellow, green, red and
               white, there will be only 2 colors depending on the character.

JAMMING**    : With this enabled, whenever you start playing well your rival
               will activate its OJAMA, which is basically some sort of visual
               distractions. Some rivals have REALLY challenging OJAMAs.

             **I believe JAMMING to be the best choice if you're trying to
               unlock an EXTRA STAGE. It is worth 10 points. If you choose
               it all three times while playing stages worth 24 or more
               points each, you should have enough points to play any of the
               11 secret challenges in the EXTRA STAGE.

Wiggle POP   : There are 3 settings for this. When this is on the notes will
               wiggle around as they fall down the screen. You must depend on
               the color of the notes to recognize which button to press. That
               is no easy task, especially on the harder settings when the 
               notes also change size as they fall down the screen. The hardest
               setting adds High Speed as well.


##### CLEAR  : Get more points than the number shown. The choices are 40,000, 
               50,000, 60,000, 70,000, 80,000, 85,000, 90,000, 95,000 and

               For 25,000, you need to get LESS than that many points and STILL
               CLEAR THE STAGE.

6. Instant Give-up

If for whatever reason you decide that you want to quit playing a
song before it is over, just press start and select.

7. Omake

To unlock the various images in the Omake section, play through Challenge mode
over and over again, each time choosing a different player character. You can
select your character after choosing ARCADE MODE by pressing the yellow buttons
(B and H).


In this mode there will be a bunch of other objects falling down the screen in
addition to the note patterns. You do not have to press the keys for these
objects, but if you do, something will happen. Check the descriptions in the
CHALLENGE MODE section to see some examples of what could happen.

SECTION 3: Closing

1. Version Information

1.00 : First Version
1.01 : Fixed some formatting issues.
1.02 : Minor update.
1.03 : Konami changed the address of the Pop'n site, so I updated the URL.
1.04 : Fixed a typo. ...yes, just a single letter.

2. Contact Information

If you want to contact me for any reason, I can be e-mailed at:
gamefaqskythlyn AT gmail DOT com

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