pop'n music 2

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pop'n music arcade releases
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 いろは - 13 カーニバル - 14 FEVER!
15 ADVENTURE - 16 PARTY♪ - 17 THE MOVIE - 18 せんごく列伝
19 TUNE STREET - 20 fantasia - Sunny Park - ラピストリア - éclale
うさぎと猫と少年の夢
pop'n stage - アニメロ - アニメロ2号 - MICKEY TUNES

pop'n music 2

Release Information

  • Release date: March 19th, 1999

General Information / Changes

  • First arcade pop'n music game with HIDDEN, RANDOM, and MIRROR as play options.
  • First pop'n music game with PARTY MODE.
  • Successfully completing a song now gives you a "You are winner!" message. This message would continue to appear up to pop'n music 5.
  • This was the only pop'n music arcade game prior to pop'n music 20 fantasia where Sanae Shintani is not giving her own individual, new song to sing. She instead appears as a back-up singer in one song, and collaborates on another.
  • e-motion and すれちがう二人 have been knocked down from Hidden Final Stage to Second Stage songs. The returning songs from pop'n music are otherwise in the same stage numbers.
  • Total number of songs: 33

Staff Information

Game Modes

  • Beginner
  • Normal
  • Excite
  • Party (New)

Non-Rival Playable Characters

These characters don't belong to any specific song and are all playable from the get-go.

  • Nyami [2]
  • Mimi [2]
  • Mary [2]
  • the KING [2]
  • NAKAJIMA san [2-NEW CHARACTER]

Full Song List

pop'n music 2 Full Song List

New Songs

Information of the complete stage select provided by this informative pop'n music site.

Genre (English) Genre (Japanese) Song Name Artist Character Diff. Lv.
First Stage
MASARA マサラ すてきなタブーラ TABAN KING KARLI [2-DEBUT] 5
MELLOW メロウ 光の季節 ANNA SANAE♥chan [2] 9
IDOL GIRL アイドルガール LOVE FIRE 長沢ゆりか JUDY [2] 12
NEO ACO ネオアコ (fly higher than) the stars sugi&reo Sugi★kun [2-DEBUT] 16
Second Stage
VISUAL ヴィジュアル WHITE BIRDS violent age Yuli [2-DEBUT] 13
EURO QUEEN ユーロクィーン what i want (EURO MIX) T.R.S KoKo 15
DIGI ROCK デジロック ROSE~恋人よ、薔薇色に染まれ BROKE Timer [2-DEBUT] 16
ENKA エンカ お江戸花吹雪 高田香里 S.8.TARO [2-DEBUT] 18
Final Stage
ANIME HERO R アニメヒーローR はばたけ、ザ・グレートギャンブラー さくし:RYO うた:水木一郎 HIROSHI JINGU 16
POP RAP ポップラップ Smile The Night Away Scotty D KRAFT? 20
GIRLY ガーリィ Love Is Strong To The Sky SAORI RIE♥chan [2] 22
HEAVY METAL ヘビーメタル I'm on fire AD/DA Dami-yan 23
Hidden Songs
J-R&B J−リズム&ブルース SAYONARA ANNA tourmaline [2-DEBUT] 13
LOUNGE ラウンジ Cherry & Raquel The Ebisu Singers Reo★kun [2-DEBUT] 14
pop'n music PS/DC transplants
AFRICA アフリカ Con te sabi 2119 Hamba un Aa pretty [1-CS] 14
J-POP J−ポップ Life Haya-P & Maru pretty [1-CS] 14
FUSION フュージョン CROSSOVER 12 319 pretty [1-CS] 16
TECHNO'80 テクノ'80 Water Melon Woman NAKATEK pretty [1-CS] 19
CLASSIC クラシック Chaos Age Waldeus von dovjak pretty [1-CS] 22

Misc.

Due to limited space in the early pop'n music games, none of the original backgrounds or sprites from pop'n music are re-used in this game, although all the songs from the original game are in this one. Characters returning from the previous installment have their new sprites replace their pop'n 1 character sprites, or are replaced by another pop'n music 2 character. Characters who don't have match-ups with pop'n music 2 characters (such as CHARLY from spicy piece) are replaced by MZD, who made his debut in this game. Additionally, all the pop'n music PS/DC pop'n music songs are represented exclusively by pretty, who comes in 5 different colors - one for each CS song.

Also, none of the hidden HYPER charts for the CS songs are playable in 2 AC.

Rejected designs

The pop'n music series has a long history of rejected characters. Some never saw the light of day, and some would later be used many years or mixes later. For the second game, these include

  • A girl wearing a hat with dog flaps, as well as a jacket, shorts, and big boots (later retooled as White-Merry in pop'n music 13 カーニバル)
  • FAT BOY, who later came into the series with pop'n stage
  • SMOKE, who was redesigned nine years later and put in pop'n music 16 PARTY♪
  • An early-looking W.B.ROSE, who later came into the series with pop'n music 6
  • A girl in blue overalls, with a multi-colored, long sleeve shirt and red shoes with white stripes. Her hair consists of brown pigtails with a rainbow hat on top, and has a giant pink bear behind her
  • A human, male samurai (possibly redesigned as S.8.TARO)
  • Early-looking YOSHIO, who was later put in pop'n music 7
  • A see-through Mimi (possibly used as the concept of hone nyami in pop'n music 9), which was later used on the LOSE animation of Torte&Parfait from pop'n music 19 TUNE STREET
  • A panda bear with a microphone, wearing a yellow sweater with green stripes, brown pants, and light blue shoes (Nyami would later don this wardrobe in pop'n music 11 license おれはジャイアンさまだ!)
  • A happy man with purple hair in a yellow space suit, a red star on his knees, shoulder, and shirt, and wears purple shoes / skates (early Ryusei*Honey??)
  • Stereotypical Chinese girl with brown, braided hair (possibly model of LingLing in pop'n music 3)
  • A woman in a long, blue dress with butterflies on it, with long blue hair that covers up one of her eyes. A flower also dons her head (possibly retooled as Honey in pop'n music 8)
  • A frog with yellow gloves and looks vaguely like Kermit the Frog
  • A girl in a yellow bee costume (early hina??)
  • A nun in purple garb (possibly retooled as Jessica in pop'n music 6)
  • A girl with blonde hair (with three flowers on top of it), star eyes, and wears a red dress and a blue t-shirt underneath it. She's also holding a wand in her hand and is accompanied by a little cat and rabbit (early SPACE MACO??)

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