The Arcade Video Game by Konami Co., Ltd.

beatmania screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

beatmania © 1997 Konami.

Follow along with the song by scratching the turntable and pressing the keys as the bars reach the bottom of the screen. If you manage to successfully hit each note on-key perfectly, a combo meter will go up, increasing your score. Do well enough by the end of the song, and you can progress to the next level.


Cabinet dimensions : 197cm high x 112cm wide x 101cm deep.
Cabinet weight : 250 kg.

Konami Bemani DJ-Main Hardware
Game ID : GQ753

CPU : MC68EC020FG25 @ 25MHz
Custom Chips : 058143, 056832, 055555, 056766, 058141, and KS10101
Sound : Custom Konami Sound Chips for Multiple Sound Channels
Res : 24kHz 512x384
Drives : Pop'N Music use 3.5inch IDE-HDD, all other games use 2.5inch.
Roms : Program and graphics on EEPROM.

Players : 2
Control : dial
Buttons : 5


Released in December 1997.

'Bemani' is actually a play on words : BE (at) MANI (a).


Director : Yuichiro Sagawa
Planners : Mizking, Takashi Hamano
Sound producers : Hiroshi Takeyasu, Reo Nagumo, Ohta Tomomi
Programmers : Takayuki Fukunaga, Hideki Hashimoto
Hardware engineer : Masayuki Senami
Mechanical engineers : Yuichiro Sagawa, Toshiharu Miura
CG designer : Mizking
Industrial designer : Isao Uehara
Graphic designer : Noriyuki Yokoki
Vocalist & rapper : Butcher "One Love", DJ Volcano, Chappy
Guiterist : Hiroshi Miyauchi, Takumi Kikuya, Yoriyoshi Matsushita
Dancers : Wan~chan, Nami
Japanese~English translators : Mutsuko Ichikawa, Hideki Hashimoto, Ami Masaki
Producer : Koji Okamoto



Sony PlayStation (1998)
Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999, "Beatmania GB")
Bandai WonderSwan (1999, "BeatMania for WonderSwan")


LCD handheld game

Game's screenshots.
Game's ROM.
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