Beatmania is a rhythm video game developed and distributed by Japanese game developer Konami and first released in 1997. It contributed largely to the boom of music games in 1998, and the series expanded not only with arcade sequels, but also moved to home consoles and other portable devices, achieving a million unit sales. The Bemani line of music games from Konami is named after the series, and was first adopted in the arcade release of Beatmania 3rdMix and kept ever since. The series came to an end with the last game being Beatmania The Final, released in 2002.
The PlayStation releases were only available for Japan apart from one which was created especially for the European market . The first game acted as a key disc, which is required to play the subsequent releases through disc changing, and were called append discs. Special hidden songs could be accessed for certain append discs if the discs were changed through a specific order.
Beatmania Best Hits: First console release to drop the append disc format. It could act as a key disc and access the append releases. Includes songs from the first Beatmania up to 5thMix and GottaMix, chosen through fan votes on the internet.
30 software titles that were recorded in the song are carefully selected from all 153 of DJ simulation "beatmania" the popular series. Play system that has been adopted in the "5th" is adopted, all new systems or to play in "SUDDEN" mode songs such as "HI-SPEED" mode of the past has been enabled.
To help you play this game, you will need a PS software "Beat Mania".
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Music theme.