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FAQ by JTKauffman
Version: 1.00 | Updated: 11/25/99
________ | | ___ |_ | / \ | | | | D J | | \___/ ______ | | / \ | | ________ / S Y\| D| R| O | M E / /\ | | |_ | |_ |_ |_ |_ |_ |_ | | | | | | \ \/ | |__ | | \ /| | | | \______/ |_______| | | | | | | B E A T M A N I A |\__/ | [ f o r | / W o n d e r S w a n] | / faq \_____/ ver.1.00 .251099 DJ Syndrome: Beatmania [for WonderSwan] FAQ by J.T.Kauffman ver.1.00 25nov99 Contents:___________________________________________________ 0.01: Intro 0.02: Stage Flow 0.03: Hidden Songs 0.04: Song List 0.05: Outro _____Versions: _____Legal: _____Sources: _____Contact: 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 series of guides to Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution 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. Please note that this FAQ only covers the WonderSwan release of Beatmania for WonderSwan. For a more comprehensive look at Beatmania and the rest of the BEMANI series, including things like Soundtracks (audio CDs), strategy guides, portable LCD games (like Beatmania Pocket), and much much more, please check out my longer work titled DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series FAQ. All of the information contained in this FAQ is also available in the longer, more comprehensive work titled "DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series FAQ". This document is merely a scaled down version that only pertains to the WonderSwan release Beatmania for WonderSwan (the Playstation, GameBoy, and arcade releases are _not_ covered). This is my final planned release for this FAQ. Please see my BEMANI series FAQ (the Compendium at gamefaqs.com) for more up-to-date BEMANI/Beatmania info. 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 only one real hidden song. 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... 0.02: 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) 0.03: Hidden Songs_________________________________________ 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. 0.04: 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. 0.05: Song List____________________________________________ [note: if multiple BPMs are listed, then it starts at the first number, then changes to the next number, then the next, etc. The first number in the Notes category is the number in notes in 1P mode, and the second number is for 2P mode. If there is a dash instead of a number, then the song is not available in that mode.] 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).] 0.06: Outro________________________________________________ _____Versions: v.1.00 25nov99: final release added remaining missing info. v.0.87 06sept99: still technically pre-release Cut and pasted info on BMws from my BEMANI Series FAQ to create this document, which deals only with BMws. _____Trademark/Copyright Info: Beatmania, BEMANI, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, Pop'n'Music, Drummania, 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 Consumer all Guide _____Contact: J.T.Kauffman email@example.com since 06sept99 Shibata, Japan jtk.