Spicy Gauge (辛ゲージ) is an unofficial term used by pop'n music players to refer to the life gauge used in songs with 1537 or more notes, which is way harder than normal to increase and obtain a full gauge. Note that LONG version songs and Triple charts from pop'n music アニメロ2号 do not have Spicy Gauges.
Songs with a notecount between 1025 and 1536 are called "Slightly Spicy Gauge" (微辛ゲージ), because it is difficult to increase the gauge on them, although not as hard as songs with Spicy Gauge.
Songs with Spicy Gauge
The following songs have Spicy Gauges, all of them on their EX charts.
- セイント★セイジのうた is the only song with Spicy Gauge that is exclusive to a CS pop'n music game.
- neu's EX chart in pop'n music portable was modified and has less notes than its arcade counterpart, having 1880 notes instead of 1899. Despite this, it still has a Spicy Gauge.
- 雪上断火 and シュレーディンガーの猫 do not have Spicy Gauges in pop'n music portable 2.