GuitarFreaks is a game where colored notes travel up the screen which correspond with three colored buttons on a guitar controller. The player must press the relevant buttons on the controller and move the 'pluck' when the notes reach the top of the screen in order to fill in missing guitar parts from a song.
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Konami Bemani 573 Analog hardware
Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz), CD/DA (@ 16.9344 Mhz)
Palette colors : 65536
Players : 2
Buttons : 7
Released in February 1999.
Konami Music Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Guitar Freaks Original Game Soundtrack - KICA-7955) on 18/03/1999.
Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.
TIPS AND TRICKS
2P Battle mode : Press Pick, Green (x2), Pick at the mode select screen (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).
Hidden mode : Press Red, Blue, Green, Blue, Red, Green at the mode select screen (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).
Speed Edition : Press Red, Green, Blue, Pick (x2) at the mode select screen. Then choose Expert mode (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).
High Speed Edition : Press Pick (x2), Red, Blue, Red, Blue, Green (x2) at the mode select screen. Then choose Expert mode (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).