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Bemani (γƒ“γƒΌγƒžγƒ‹, biimani) is Konami's music video game division. Originally named the Games & Music Division, or simply g.m.d, it soon changed its name in honor of its first and most successful game, Beatmania, and expanded into other music-based games. Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Open source music video game StepMania A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games... For the Playstation 2 North America beatmania release, based on beatmania IIDX, see beatmania (North America). ...

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Bemani video games

Since 1997, Konami has continuously released new versions of several different games. Different mixes from the same series of games include different songs, settings, playmodes, and graphics. The naming system for a new game tends to follow the pattern of <game> Nth <version>, such as "Beatmania IIDX 3rd Style" or "Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix"; exceptions such as "Pop'n Music 1" exist. Bemani video games feature unique hardware in comparison to traditional arcade games. Each game has its own form of control. The songs in the BEMANI Series were transplanted between every game series. (For example, ABSOLUTE from beatmania IIDX has also been transplanted to DDR 5thMIX.) For the band, see 1997 (band). ... “Graphic” redirects here. ... beatmania IIDX (alternately beatmaniaIIDX or just IIDX, pronounced two dee-ecks or two deluxe) is a series of rhythm video games introduced by Konami in 1999. ... Dance Dance Revolution, a. ... Popn Music 7 arcade machine Popn Music (ポップンミュージック), commonly shortened to Popn or PNM), is a music video game in Konamis Bemani series. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ...


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beatmania

Controlled by a large rubber spinner "turntable" and 5 keys, the beatmania series of started with the release of beatmania / beatstage / Hip Hop Mania in 1997 and ended with the release of beatmania: The Final in 2002 is the last production of the series. Beatmania is also known as Hip Hop Mania in the US and beatstage in the UK For the Playstation 2 North America beatmania release, based on beatmania IIDX, see beatmania (North America). ... “Tonearm” redirects here. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

  • 1997 - beatmania/beatstage/Hip Hop Mania
  • 1998 - beatmania 2nd Mix
  • 1998 - beatmania 3rd Mix
  • 1999 - beatmania 4th Mix
  • 1999 - beatmania 5th Mix
  • 1999 - beatmania/Beatstage/Hip Hop Mania Complete Mix
  • 2000 - beatmania/Beatstage/Hip Hop Mania Complete Mix 2
  • 2000 - beatmania feat. Dreams Come True
  • 2000 - beatmania Club Mix
  • 2000 - beatmania Core Remix
  • 2001 - beatmania 6th Mix: The UK Underground Music
  • 2002 - beatmania 7th Mix: Keepin' Evolution
  • 2002 - beatmania: The Final

For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

beatmania IIDX

Controlled by a large rubber spinner "turntable" and 7 keys, the beatmania IIDX series of started with the release of beatmania IIDX in 1999 and continues to the present; the latest release being beatmania IIDX 14: GOLD in 2007. In Beatmania IIDX, the goal is to hit the keys and spin the turntable to corresponds with the screen. To pass, you must have at least 80% of the gauge filled up. Beatmania IIDX is often shortened to just IIDX. The "DX" in the title stands for "Deluxe", as early II machines originally came in 2 cabinet sizes. One was a standard structure and one, the deluxe design, was outfitted with a larger cabinet, and bigger screen, a better sound system, and a platform for the players to stand on. As popularity of the "IIDX" series soared, Konami ceased production of the smaller, standard cabinets, and all subsequent machines were built to the "Deluxe" specs. The most common pronunciation of "IIDX" is to pronounce it, "two dee ex". beatmania IIDX (alternately beatmaniaIIDX or just IIDX, pronounced two dee-ecks or two deluxe) is a series of rhythm video games introduced by Konami in 1999. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • 1999 - beatmania IIDX
  • 1999 - beatmania IIDX Substream
  • 1999 - beatmania IIDX Club Version
  • 1999 - beatmania IIDX 2nd Style
  • 2000 - beatmania IIDX 3rd Style
  • 2000 - beatmania IIDX 4th Style
  • 2001 - beatmania IIDX 5th Style
  • 2001 - beatmania IIDX 6th Style
  • 2002 - beatmania IIDX 7th Style
  • 2002 - beatmania IIDX 8th Style
  • 2003 - beatmania IIDX 9th Style
  • 2004 - beatmania IIDX 10th Style
  • 2004 - beatmania IIDX 11: IIDX RED
  • 2005 - beatmania IIDX 12: HAPPY SKY
  • 2006 - beatmania IIDX 13: DistorteD
  • 2007 - beatmania IIDX 14: GOLD
  • coming soon - beatmania IIDX 15: DJ TROOPERS

Several beatmania IIDX styles have been released on the Sony Playstation 2, starting at 3rd Style. The most recent Playstation 2 release is DistorteD. This article is about the year. ... beatmania IIDX (alternately beatmaniaIIDX or just IIDX, pronounced two dee-ecks or two deluxe) is a series of rhythm video games introduced by Konami in 1999. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... beatmania IIDX (alternately beatmaniaIIDX or just IIDX, pronounced two dee-ecks or two deluxe) is a series of rhythm video games introduced by Konami in 1999. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... “PS2” redirects here. ...


beatmania III

Controlled by a large rubber spinner "turntable", 5 keys, and a bass "effector" pedal, the beatmania III series began with the release of beatmania III in 2000 and ended with the release of beatmania III: The Final in 2002. Beatmania III is a video game created by Konami. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

  • 2000 - beatmania III
  • 2000 - beatmania III Append 6th Mix
  • 2000 - beatmania III Append 7th Mix
  • 2000 - beatmania III Append Core Remix
  • 2002 - beatmania III: The Final

Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Beatmania III is a video game created by Konami. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Dance Dance Revolution/Dancing Stage

Dance Dance Revolution (known as Dancing Stage in Europe, frequently called "DDR" for short) was first produced in 1998 and continues to the present, with over 90 different versions accounted for. The game is controlled by stepping on a pressure-sensitive dance pad, usually with four directional arrows, in time with the music. As the song goes on, colored arrows rise up from the bottom of the screen. It is the player's job to step on these arrows at the right time. The newest of these versions was released in the United States, Europe, and Japan on May 15, 2006 and has been named Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Dancing Stage SuperNOVA in Europe) and features over 300 songs. DDR SuperNOVA is the very first BEMANI game that has the Global Internet Ranking. During the AOU 2007, an announcement poster, that pertains that a new DDR is about to release in Summer 2007, Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA2 Dance Dance Revolution, a. ... Dancing Stage MegaMiX cover image Dancing Stage is a series of music video games developed and published by Konami. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that Dance Pad Games be merged into this article or section. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Dancing Stage SuperNOVA in Europe) is the latest arcade game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ...


Arcade mixes released:

A more complete list can be found at List of Dance Dance Revolution games including home versions. Dance Dance Revolution has been released in home versions for the Sony PlayStation, Sony PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo N64, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo Game Boy. Dance Dance Revolution also released as two separate arcade games based on songs and characters from Disney, presumably used only in Disney Theme parks. A version is also available for cellular phones. Dance Dance Revolution is the first game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... {{Mergeto ... {{Mergeto ... Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX, or DDR 3rd Mix, is the third game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX, or DDR 3rd Mix, is the third game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX, or DDR 3rd Mix, is the third game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... The standard dance pad for DDR Solo BASS MIX. A Solo 2000 dance pad with optional lighted frame and bar. ... Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX, or DDR 3rd Mix, is the third game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX, or DDR 4th Mix, is the fourth game in the main Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... The standard dance pad for DDR Solo BASS MIX. A Solo 2000 dance pad with optional lighted frame and bar. ... Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX, or DDR 4th Mix, is the fourth game in the main Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... Dance Dance Revolution 5thMIX, or DDR 5th Mix, is the fifth game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Dancing Stage SuperNOVA in Europe) is the latest arcade game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2 is the latest arcade game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ... This list covers every known game from the Dance Dance Revolution, Dance Dance Revolution Solo, and Dancing Stage series. ... Dance Dance Revolution, a. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... This article is about the video game company. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark and Guppy during development) is Segas final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... Xbox and a Controller S The Xbox is Microsofts game console, released on November 15, 2001. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... An N64 (with Super Smash Bros. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... The Game Boy ) line is a line of battery-powered handheld game consoles sold by Nintendo. ... Dance Dance Revolution, a. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Ferris wheel Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of amusement rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ...


Also, standalone single-player versions which consists of a single dance mat and integrated game unit have been produced. These units are targeted at beginners and younger players and some features licensed cartoon characters.


Dance Maniax

Controlled by two pairs of motion sensors (one for each player) that detect movement above and below, Dance Maniax was first released in 2000. Also called Dance Freaks in Korea, it features a number of songs from the Dancemania series. Dance Maniax is a game from the Bemani series of rhythm games, published by Konami, with songs mostly from the Dancemania series of music, and shares many songs with Dance Dance Revolution. ... Dance Freaks(Japan Version) and Dance Mani(US Version) is a dancing game made by Konami. ... Dancemania is a series of remix compilation albums by i-DANCE (formerly Intercord Japan, owned by Toshiba-EMI) in Japan. ...

Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Dance Maniax is a game from the Bemani series of rhythm games, published by Konami, with songs mostly from the Dancemania series of music, and shares many songs with Dance Dance Revolution. ... Dance Freaks(Japan Version) and Dance Mani(US Version) is a dancing game made by Konami. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

Pop'n Music

Controlled by 9 large buttons arranged much like Beatmania or IIDX keys, the Pop'n Music series began with the release of Pop'n Music in 1998 and continues to the present; the latest release being Pop'n Music 15 Adventure in 2007. Pop'n Music is usually shortened to just Pop'n. Pop'n Music's progression foregoes the "Nth Mix" arrangement scheme in favor of a more conventional Arabic number. Despite its colorful and cartoon like appearance, the higher end of the difficulty spectrum is quite challenging; one song in particular, Pop'n Music 11's "cowboy", is currently considered by some players to be the hardest song in all of the Bemani series. Popn Music 7 arcade machine Popn Music (ポップンミュージック), commonly shortened to Popn or PNM), is a music video game in Konamis Bemani series. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • 1998 - Pop'n Music
  • 1999 - Pop'n Music 2
  • 1999 - Pop'n Music 3
  • 2000 - Pop'n Music 4
  • 2000 - Pop'n Music Animelo
  • 2000 - Pop'n Music Mickey Tunes
  • 2000 - Pop'n Music Mickey Tunes! (upgrade of Mickey Tunes)
  • 2000 - Pop'n Music Animelo 2 Gou
  • 2000 - Pop'n Music 5
  • 2001 - Pop'n Music 6
  • 2001 - Pop'n Music 7
  • 2002 - Pop'n Music 8
  • 2002 - Pop'n Music 9
  • 2003 - Pop'n Music 10
  • 2004 - Pop'n Music 11
  • 2004 - Pop'n Music 12 Iroha
  • 2005 - Pop'n Music 13 Carnival
  • 2006 - Pop'n Music 14 Fever!
  • 2007 - Pop'n Music 15 Adventure

Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Popn Music 7 arcade machine Popn Music (ポップンミュージック), commonly shortened to Popn or PNM), is a music video game in Konamis Bemani series. ... This article is about the year. ... Popn Music (ポップンミュージック), commonly shortened to Popn or PoMu), is a music video game in Konamis Bemani series. ... Popn Music (ポップンミュージック), commonly shortened to Popn or PoMu), is a music video game in Konamis Bemani series. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Pop'n Stage

Pop'n Stage is similar to Pop'n Music but Pop'n Stage uses a dance pad similar to Pump It Up. However, you can only play in 6 button or 10 button mode. (6 button is without the 4 outermost corners, similar to half-doubles.) It has been suggested that Dance Pad Games be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the video game. ...

  • 1999 - Pop'n Stage
  • 1999 - Pop'n Stage Ex

This article is about the year. ...

GuitarFreaks & DrumMania

Also known as the GitaDora series. GuitarFreaks is loosely based after its namesake instrument, using a guitar-shaped controller with three buttons and a plastic pick lever. DrumMania was released later, featuring Yamaha DTX components: three drum pads, a cymbal, a high hat, and a bass pedal. Compatible versions of the two (listed together) may be linked together, allowing up to three players (two guitarists and one drummer) to simultaneously play the same song on each. GuitarFreaksV3 arcade game in Japan alongside DrumManiaV3. ... DrumMania (alternately drummania, abbreviated DM) is a video game created by Konami as part of the Bemani series. ... Yamaha redirects here. ...

  • 1998 - GuitarFreaks
  • July 1999 - GuitarFreaks 2ndMIX, DrumMania
  • March 2000 - GuitarFreaks 3rdMIX, DrumMania 2ndMIX
  • September 2000 - GuitarFreaks 4thMIX, DrumMania 3rdMIX
  • March 2001 - GuitarFreaks 5thMIX, DrumMania 4thMIX
  • September 2001 - GuitarFreaks 6thMIX, DrumMania 5thMIX
  • February 2002 - GuitarFreaks 7thMIX & DrumMania 6thMIX
  • August 2002 - GuitarFreaks 8thMIX & DrumMania 7thMIX
  • April 2003 - GuitarFreaks 9thMIX & DrumMania 8thMIX
  • October 2003 - GuitarFreaks 10thMIX & DrumMania 9thMIX
  • April 2004 - GuitarFreaks 11thMIX & DrumMania 10thMIX
  • February 2005 - GuitarFreaks V & DrumMania V
  • November 2005 - GuitarFreaks V2 & DrumMania V2
  • September 2006 - GuitarFreaks V3 & DrumMania V3
  • "Spring/Summer" 2007 - GuitarFreaks V4 & DrumMania V4

GuitarFreaksV3 arcade game in Japan alongside DrumManiaV3. ...

Toy's March

([1]) A two-player drumming , in which each player has only one snare and one cymbal. The ' cartoonish' graphics may be targeted towards a younger audience, and the soundtrack features many themes from teenage anime, as well as popular J-Pop "anthems" by artists such as Judy and Mary and W. This was released in 2005, and has two versions to date. Toys March is a two-player drum simulation game developed by Konami in 2005. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... JUDY AND MARY was a Japanese multi-genre band known for their innovative punk, rock, and pop meldings of noisy but melodic music in the 1990s. ... Look up W, w in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Toys March is a two-player drum simulation game developed by Konami in 2005. ...

Dance 86.4 Funky Radio Station

Controlled by a three-panel dance platform, Dance 86.4 Funky Radio Station is a dance that targets young Japanese children with its anime, television, and J-Pop licensed songs. Currently only has one version, released in 2005. Dance 86. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Keyboardmania

As its name would imply, it uses a musical keyboard as an input device. Keyboardmania linked up for session mode between certain mixes of Guitarfreaks/Drummania. The cabinet featured two screens and two keyboards. There were 3 versions of the game. Keyboardmania (alternately KEYBOARD MANIA, and abbreviated KBM) is a rhythm video game created by the Bemani division of Konami. ...

  • Keyboardmania
  • Keyboardmania 2ndMIX
  • Keyboardmania 3rdMIX connectable with drummania 4thMIX/5thMIX and GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX/6thMIX
  • KeyboardHeaven (Korean Version)

Keyboardmania (alternately KEYBOARD MANIA, and abbreviated KBM) is a rhythm video game created by the Bemani division of Konami. ...

ParaParaParadise

Similar to Dance Maniax, this game features five sensors that players wave their hands over while stepping from one foot to the other. This game was created in response to the Para Para dance craze that was taking place in Japan at the time. The game ParaPara Paradise is also a spinoff of the Avexvideo series ParaParaParadise, featuring the ParaPara Allstars (PPA). The game had a set of arrows that went along with routines found in the video series, and routines were made by the Avex club Velfarre or the club TwinStar (Which is now closed). PPP 2ndMix featured a CG character behind the arrows to show you the routines. 1st-2nd mix machines in Japan also had a DVD cabinet, showing you the routine from the ParaParaParadise video series. Para Para Paradise is also a video compilation showing Para Para routines. ... Dance Maniax is a game from the Bemani series of rhythm games, published by Konami, with songs mostly from the Dancemania series of music, and shares many songs with Dance Dance Revolution. ... Para Para (Japanese: パラパラ; also Para-Para or ParaPara) is a popular Japanese solo dance. ... AVEX Records, also known as AVEX Trax, is the music department of the Japanese commercial giant Avex Group. ...

Para Para Paradise is also a video compilation showing Para Para routines. ...

Mambo A Go Go

Released in later 2001, Mambo A Go Go was a game in which the player controlled three different bongo-style drums. Each drum consisted of three sensors, for a total of nine sensors. In easier modes of the game, the three portioned sensors on a single drum were combined so that the drum may be hit in any of the three spots to register the note. MAMBO A GO GO, commonly written Mambo A Go Go, is an arcade video game where players must rhythmically beat conga drums as colored notes fall from the top of the screen. ...


The songs playable in Mambo A Go Go fit the Latin American theme of the game and it's characters. Some of the songs featured included songs that would cross over into other Bemani titles such as Gamelan De Couple, and covers of popular songs such as La Bamba and Mambo no. 5


Only one version of Mambo A Go Go was ever released to arcades.

Karaoke Revolution

Cashing in on the popularity of Karaoke in Japan, this game requires players to sing along to songs and match both pitch and timing. Karaoke Revolution, and its sequels Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 , Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 , Karaoke Revolution Party, CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country and Karaoke Revolution presents American Idol are video games for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox, developed by Harmonix and Blitz Games and published by Konami in its... It has been suggested that Karaoke clubs in Sri Lanka be merged into this article or section. ...


Bemani Pocket

One of the failed attempts of Konami on capitalizing in the market of portable entertainment. As the name implies, these are "scaled down" version of most Bemani (From DDR to ParaParaParadise) The Bemani Pocket series was a short-lived attempt by Konami to capitalize on the market of portable entertainment in the late 1990s They were introduced on the Japanese market circa 1998 and they featured versions of most Bemani games, from Beatmania to ParaParaParadise. ...


Bemani artists

Depending on the game, the playlist for a Bemani release may have a large number of licensed, well-known tracks or consist largely of in-house music. Most Dance Dance Revolution games, for example, have Konami original music and licensed music, with the originals far outnumbering the licenses. The abundance of licensed tracks was due to a lucrative deal between the record label Toshiba EMI and Konami; in exchange for free advertisement for Toshiba EMI's Dancemania series of dance music albums, Konami was free to use any Dancemania-featured song they wished free of charge. Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March 31, 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Dancemania is a series of remix compilation albums by i-DANCE (formerly Intercord Japan, owned by Toshiba-EMI) in Japan. ...


(It is worth noting that, likely as homage, Konami named one of its Dance Dance Revolution characters "Toshiba Emi". Emi remains one of the most popular DDR characters.)


Several different Konami artists are involved in the process of song creation for Bemani. They often use pseudonyms when signing their creations. Remixes and reuse of songs from other games are common in the Bemani scenario. A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ...


See also

In the Bemani series of rhythm video games by Konami, it appears that seemingly hundreds of different musicians and groups perform the songs. ...

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Bemani video games feature unique hardware in comparison to traditional arcade games.
Depending on the game, the playlist for a Bemani release may have a large number of licensed, well-known tracks or consist largely of in-house music.
Remixes and reuse of songs from other games are common in the Bemani scenario.
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