Song Connections / Remixes
- A sequel to Hitch Hiker, titled Hitch Hiker2, appears in beatmania IIDX 4th style.
- A long mix of both Hitch Hiker and Hitch Hiker2, titled Hitch Hiker [Long Drive Mix], appears on the History of beatmania IIDX album.
- A different long mix of Hitch Hiker and Hitch Hiker2, titled Hitch Hiker (Hitch Hiker / Hitch Hiker2), appears on good-cool's first album, good-cool super collection beatmania & pop'n music.
- Hitch Hiker shares a vocal sample with DA MUZIK, from beatmania ClubMIX.
- Hitch Hiker's video marks the first appearance of Kana in the beatmania IIDX series.
- Hitch Hiker received LIGHT charts in beatmania IIDX 3rd style.
Song Production Information
This song symbolizes the musical direction of 2nd style, and feels like cheerful, fun happy hand bag. Combined with the video, you should feel like you're ready to take a trip while playing it~ The composer is good-cool, and it's his first time making music for us. He has a sort of knack for being able to put together a good song like this with pretty unimpressive musical equipment. I hope the sort of people that say "You can't do anything with that sort of equipment!" can learn to follow in his footsteps. It looks like we'll be seeing more work from good-cool in the future.
Video Production Information
I was aiming for a positive, road trip sort of feel for this video, so I used a colorful picture of a hitch-hiking girl. So, our heroine is drawn with a sort of nostalgic, older style anime sense to her, and I was really at ease drawing her in this sort of cheerful, lively style, but since I tried to have her match the image of the song, I think I may have given her too much luggage ... Still, if you take the video as a whole, it's a lot more specific to the song than a lot of IIDX videos up until now have been. It's very cheerful and refreshing with a rhythmical groove, and I tried to give it just the right amount of skillful overdrive, and I think you'll get a nice sensation of comfortable speed while playing. Rather than a long trip where you don't ever have quite enough money for food and travel expenses, it's like going to an arena around here (exciting & cheery & heart-pounding).
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX to 10th style difficulty rated from 1 to 7 from 2nd through 4th style, 1 to 7+ in 5th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 in HAPPY SKY. beatmania (2006) difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 2nd style||-||-||4||N/A||-||-||4||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 3rd style→4th style||-||3||4||N/A||-||3||4||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 5th style||-||3||4||N/A||-||↑4||↑5||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 10th style||-||3||4||N/A||-||4||5||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||-||3||4||N/A||-||4||↑6||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY||-||3||4||5||-||4||6||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 3rd style CS||-||3||4||4||-||3||4||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 10th style CS||-||3||4||4||-||4||6||-||-|