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FAQ by cigy41987

Version: 0.89 | Updated: 11/21/03

Pop'N Music 8 FAQ

Version 0.86
FAQ created by cigy41987


Version History:
Version 0.75
September 1st 2003:  FAQ started. Added Intro, some of the songlist,
character list,info on controls, game modes etc. I have yet to start
unlocking stuff, and still have to add more to the songlist.

Version 0.85
September 1st, 2003 (Later): Added songs, separated into categories. Songs
without english titles have genres until I find English titles. Songlist
found on konamistudio.com/pnm8

Version 0.86
September 4th, 2003: Added all Pop'N 8 CS songs, genres replaced with titles.

Version 0.87
November 16, 2003: Replaced some genres with real titles. Thank you, DJ P!
Songlist STILL not complete. I did get my PS2 slidecard though, so I
ACTUALLY got to play :D Expect a full songlist and finished unlocks soon.

Version 0.89
November 19, 2003: Completed the songlist. Added info on Challenge Mode and
Expert Courses. Character list completed.


Table Of Contents
1. Introduction to Pop'N Music
  1.1 Explanation
  1.2 Controls
  1.3 Game Modes
  1.35a Expert Courses
  1.35b Challenge Mode
2. Songlist
  2.1 Basic Songlist
  2.2 Difficulties
  2.3 Characters
3. Unlocks Methods
4. Internet Ranking
5. Thanks, etc.

1. Introduction to Pop'N Music
1.1. Explanation
  Pop'N Music is another game in the Bemani Series. Similiar to Beatmania,
music is created when the buttons are hit. There are 9 buttons, and the
player must time the hits so the buttons are pressed when the colored bubbles
(Mr. Pops or pop-kuns) hit the line. You are then graded,     receiving either
a Boo, Good, or Great. At the bottom is a meter, and one must get the bar past
the clear mark and keep it there to pass. Songs are graded on a number scale:
e.g. a 5 is easy, a 30 is hard. There are 3 main difficulties, Normal, Hyper,
and EX, as well as different modes. The controls are usually as follows:

1.2. Controls

Official Pop'N Music Controller

  B   D   F   H
A   C   E   G   I

Dual Shock 2 (Default Setting!)
  L1   U,D       Tri,X        R1
L2   L     R,Sq.       Circle    R2

You can play on either 5 or 9 key/lines . For the Dual Shock Controller,
5 Line is reccomended. Either way, it's fun!

1.3. Game Modes
Game Menu Options:
  Arcade Mode: Normal, Challenge, Expert, and Battle modes can be accessed.

  Free Training: Allows practice of songs that have been played in Arcade     
Mode.

  Study Channel: Much like Lesson Mode in Dance Dance Revolution, Slowly
  teaches methods of play.

  Sugoroku De 8: The Unlock System can be accessed here.

  Records: High Scores and Records for songs played in 5 line and 9 line
  modes in Normal, Challenge, and Expert can be found here.

  Omake: Movies, art, and extras unlocked through Sugoroku de 8 can be
  viewed here.

  Save & Load: Self Explanatory. Autosave can be turned on and off.

  Option: Different Options can be accessed.

Arcade Mode:
  Normal: Songs and characters are selected in normal play.

  Challenge: Objectives are given to complete before song selection.

  Expert: A course is chosen that has a couple of songs all in a row,      
without a break.

  Battle: Two players use 3 buttons on each side of the controller to play,
  and attacks are launched to distract the other player.

  Note: To use modifiers during Arcade, press B, H, or Select and then you   
can access Hi Speed, Random, etc.

Free Training: Here you can practice songs, and also modify them to work
  on certain parts.
  Start: Begins Training Session

  Music Select: Choose song to practice (Note: You must first play a song in
  Arcade Mode to have it appear here. Pass or fail, it will show up)

  Character Select: Choose which character you'd like to use.

  Button Select: Choose from 5 ot 9 line.

  Setting: Change different training settings
    Speed: Changes speed of song
    Auto Play: Enables/Disables autoplay
    Gauge Type: Changes appearance of gauge
    Phrase: Changes the part of the song you practice
    Repeat: Enables/Disables continous play of song
    Line Select: Allows player to choose which lines to use
    Ojama: Turns the attacks that Rival tries to distract you with (Ojama)
    on or off.
    Exit: Exits Settings menu

Study Channel: Gives lessons on each line. One can play with 1-9 lines.
      *SECRET!* If the player completes all lessons, Latin Enka is unlocked.

Sugoroku De 8: Player can check on percentage of unlocks and current lap on
the Sugoroku board. Points for Sugoroku De 8 can be accumulated in any mode
in arcade mode.

Records: Records for 9 line and 5 line scores in Normal, Challenge, and Expert
can be accessed. Charts and Passwords (for IR I believe) can be found here.

Save & Load: Change your save settings. You should turn autoplay on, that way
you won't need to unlock stuff again if you forget to save.

Option: Pretty Self explanatory.
  Game Level: Adjust how much life is lost when a Boo! takes away life.
  Vibration: Set the Dual Shock's vibration settings:
    Off
    Miss: Rumbles when a Pop is missed
    Beat Sync: Rumbles with the Pops
    Key: Rumbles when you press a key
    Key Config: Change Dual Shock controls
    Mode: Choose Battle or Normal
    Player: 1P or 2P
    Default Type: Resets to default controls
    Set Up: Change controls

Sound: Change sound settings
  Sound Mode: Change from Stereo to Mono or vice versa
  BGM Volume: Changes how loud the music is.
  SE Volume: Changes how loud the Sound Effects are.

Option Reset: Changes Options back to default settings

1.35a Expert Courses
*9 Button*
Girl course (?)
Pairs course (?)
Girl Pop course (?)
Boys course (?)
Anime course
(?)
CS 8 course
Des-Rpw course
good-cool course
kiddy course
Sana course
Hell the Eight course (All songs on EX)
(?)
Simon course
Power course 2
(?)
(?)
Battle History course
Arcade History course
Challenge History course
Original Course 1-4

Each Course can be made harder by pressing select

*5 Button*
These are the same, but minus the History courses and the ability to make
each course harder.

1.35b Challenge Mode
For ecah stage, points are used and at the end everything is added.
If you're lucky and have enough points, you'll unlock something.
If you have over 125, you can play an EX stage.
Before each song begins, you can pick two ojama objectives
with more debilitating objectives having higher points.

2.1 Songlist
Note: Genre is used if I haven't found the song title yet. If you know any
titles that I don't have, E-mail me!

*Pop'N Music 8*
Can't Stop My Love
0/1 Angel
Yume Ari
Hone Hone
theme of pop'n land
(PYRAMID)
Stars***
Chase! Chase! Chase!
Tangerine
The Company and Me
Radical Ragtime Tour
Miracle 4
Tir na n'Og
Marine Drive
L.A.N.
Catch Ball Of Love
777
Marigold
Over The Night
HONEY-BEE
Late Riser
Ninja Hero Shinobian
Love Love Sugar
Fashion ~ver.1~
pure

*Pop'N Music 7*
Dragon Dance evision-2
White Lovers
Denpasar
Samurai Syndrome
Cry Out (Superior Mix)
Transparent Manicure (Moonlit Mix)
Space Kiss
Miracle Moon ~L.E.D. Light Style Mix~
Homesick Pt.2 & 3
Ending theme of pop'n music 6
Yakankou

*Secret*
Cat's Scat
Midnight Yoghurt
El Dia Feliz
(LATIN ENKA)
Over The Rainbow Live
(ROMANCE KAYOU)
cherry & raquel
H@ppy Choice Live
Lover's High
Seal
Spell On Me
Artemis
HaiHaiHaiHai GROOVE!! ~Trap You In A Spiral~
(SWISH)
Shock of Love
Bicycle
Secret Red Apple Live
Line Times
une lettle de mon copain
(PASSION LIVE)
(STRAIGHT)
Mobo * Moga
Maritare!
BoaBoaLady
Ma-Ssa-Ra
Cassandra
beAchest beAch
Gautama Buddha
Cryin'
Wall Street Downsizer
Jet World
(POWERFOLK 2 LIVE)
Feux d'artificia
Manhattan Sports Club
321 Stars
A Love We Never Knew
Sci-Fi Girl
Candy <3
Linus
Innovation
Slow Down
Daikenkai
100 sec. Kitchen battle

*License*
Touch
Space Pirate Gyaban
Hero ~Holding Out For A Hero~
The World Of Demons
Burning Hero
The Japanese Indian Conversion Plan

*Pop'N 8 CS*
(FOLK SOUL)
Rings On Water
silent green
(INNOCENT 2)
Milk
spring
Happy Birthday! ~With a Million Kisses~
(COOL CHINA)
(MEDIUM)
The chamomile of night
A Change Of Probability
Beyond The Bounds (020203 Mix)
School life

*Pop'N 7 CS*
Love Parade
Kimi Ni Todoke
The tyro's reverie
(SWEAT)
Pride
(MIRACLE)


2.2 Difficulties
Coming Soon!

2.3. Characters
Nyami
Mimi
Mary
the KING
BAMBOO
Papyrus
v . u
Shinobian
MOMOKO*san
Robin & Cock
hina
Raibou
Alt
John.A.Chopper
Shisyamo
Really
Sapphire
Ryuta
Honey
Nohoho
Midori
MILK
Pierre & Jill
tourmaline
Yuli
Judy
Ash
risette
RIE<3chan
SANAE<3chan
Prince
Yunta
shalab
MZD
Ravegirl
Leicarn (?)
Aceha (?)
EW-i (?)
MOE
Akemi koyomo
Ruri
Mutsuki
Sunny
Schoolion
Paul
????? (Latin Enka flute things...yeah I know)
Matilda
Makoto
May-Fa
Li-Na
ice
Higurabhi (?)
Green
Elle
BeiLei
Dingo & Ken
Hamanov
BOY
Techno Stars
TROPPIE
The Mocky (?)
Inuchiyo
Lisa
Aya
Kelly
Kinoko Boy
July
Mr.T.Bone
Mr.B.Bone
Tart & Toffee
Oshare Zukin
USAO-Kun
Asparu-Seijin (?) (Characters from Manhattan Sports Club)
Shiroro
Sir Conga
Mimi & Nyami (Cooking)
Mimi (Alternate number 2 (First Mix Version)


Many of the later characters are unlocked. Almost all characters can be changed
to an alternate version (i.e. different colors) by pressing
Square, BUT some characters do nto have alternates, such as many
of the unlocked characters (e.g. Kinoko Boy, Shiroro)

3.0 Unlock Methods

Latin Enka can be unlocked by completing all the Lessons in the
Study Channel.

Play an expert course, and songs that you beat are sometimes unlocked.

When in Challenge mode, certain amounts of points will give you a movie
or CG. If anyone has the points needed, I would love an email!

All songs can be unlocked either through the Sugoroku De 8 or Expert
courses, and the random Bonus Stage event, on 9 key.


4.0 Internet Ranking: Passwords are given here to enter into the Internet
Ranking
at www.konamistudio.com/i. The IR event is over so this isnt much use.

5.0 Credits:
Thanks to Konami for making such a great game!
DJ Paranoia for his help

5.1 Sources:
Pop'N Music 8 Manual
Pop'N Music 8 Website (www.konamistudio.com/popn8)
Bemanistyle (www.bemanistyle.com)
DJ Paranoia

5.2 Other Stuff

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