beatmania (USA)

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This page is for the North American release titled beatmania. For other games titled beatmania, please see beatmania (disambiguation).


beatmania IIDX arcade releases
1st - substream - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - 9th - 10th
11 IIDX RED - 12 HAPPY SKY - 13 DistorteD - 14 GOLD - 15 DJ TROOPERS
16 EMPRESS - 17 SIRIUS - 18 Resort Anthem - 19 Lincle - 20 tricoro
21 SPADA - 22 PENDUAL - 23 copula - 24 SINOBUZ
beatmania IIDX foreign arcade releases
beatmania IIDX (China) - tricoro (China)
beatmania IIDX home releases
Sony PlayStation 2
3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - 9th - 10th - beatmania (USA)
11 IIDX RED - 12 HAPPY SKY - 13 DistorteD - 14 GOLD - 15 DJ TROOPERS
16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST
PC
INFINITAS
beatmania home releases
beatmania CS / APPEND YebisuMIX - APPEND 3rd - APPEND GOTTAMIX - APPEND 4th
APPEND 5th - BEST HITS - DREAMS COME TRUE - APPEND GOTTAMIX2
APPEND ClubMIX - THE SOUND OF TOKYO! - 6th + CORE REMIX
beatmania (EU) - beatmania GB - for WonderSwan - GB 2 GatchaMIX - GB GatchaMIX2
Mahoromatic - beatmania (USA)

beatmania (USA)

Release Information

  • Release Date: March 28, 2006 (North America)

General Information

  • Contains songs from both the beatmania and the beatmania IIDX game series, along with new licenses.
  • First beatmania IIDX game released outside Japan, and the only one released outside Asia.
  • Final CS entry in the beatmania series, 4 years after the release of beatmania 6thMIX + CORE REMIX.
  • Interface is based on beatmania IIDX 9th style CS, but reskinned and recolored.
  • First CS beatmania IIDX game to individually rate Another charts.
    • It's also the only game to rate songs on an 1 to 10 scale.
  • ESRB Rating: E10+, for "mild lyrics" and "suggestive themes".
  • Total songs: 58 (30 exclusive to beatmania IIDX, 17 exclusive to beatmania, and 11 in both)

Staff Information

beatmania credits

Song List

beatmania-only songs

beatmania IIDX-only songs

Songs in both games

Expert Mode Courses

Courses have three difficulties: Light/Standard/Heavy. Unlike the rest of the game, this keeps track of EX scores. Courses beginning with IIDX are the IIDX mode Internet Ranking courses, and courses beginning with beatmania are the 5key mode Internet Ranking courses. Internet ranking is offline at time of publish.

IIDX01

Heavy: 32

IIDX02

Heavy: 23

IIDX03

Heavy: 33

IIDX04

Heavy: 24

IIDX05

Heavy: 29

IIDX06

IIDX07

IIDX08

IIDX09

IIDX10

What's Different About USA

  • Game modes include Game Mode (AKA "Arcade Mode" in the Japanese versions), Free Mode, Expert Mode, Practice Mode (not similar to Beginner Mode, but looks more like Lesson Mode in CS DDR games), and Training Mode.
  • Another difficulties and additional IIDX Expert courses are available, but they must be unlocked by completing the song list in Free Mode by playing every song in the game, excluding default Free Mode songs.
  • Songs in beatmania mode have only one difficulty chart.
    • Additionally, no US exclusives in the beatmania IIDX mode have Another charts.
  • Regarding song charts, nothing has been "toned down", but "very minor changes have been made to some of the 'annoying' measures within songs in Hyper mode. Another charts haven't been touched."
  • "Just Great" is now called "Perfect."
  • Difficulties are listed as "Beginner", "Normal", and "Hyper". Another remains unchanged.
  • Difficulties are now on a 1-10 scale, using stars. Another charts are individually rated, too.
  • Hard has been renamed to "Challenge", or "CHA" for short.
  • In beatmania mode, Free Scratch Zones have returned. Free Scratch Zones are areas in songs where you can scratch as much or as little as you want. Scratching here will only increase your money score - it has no effect on your EX score or grade.
  • There is a replay mode to save replays of your songs.
  • The records screen has note counts, money score, playcount, and max combo organized in a DDR-style grid.
  • Songs must be played in Game Mode before they appear in Free Mode, similar to beatmania IIDX 3rd style CS through 6th style CS.
  • Grade requirements have been reduced. You now only need 7/9 possible EX points for a AAA rank, 6/9 for AA, etc.
  • All beatmania songs received new videos.
  • Near all of the overlays have been removed from the beatmania IIDX videos. Songs with unique videos remain untouched for the most part, though.

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