pop'n music Animelo 2

The Arcade Video Game by Konami Corp.


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

pop'n music Animelo 2 © 2000 Konami Corp.

"pop'n music" is part of Konami's BEMANI series of games. The game has 9 colorful buttons which the player must hit in time with 'notes' that travel down the screen in order to fill in sound effects missing from a song.


Konami Bemani Firebeat Hardware

CPU : IBM Power PC 403GCX
Graphics System : Konami custom (sprite style chip)
Sound : Yamaha YMZ280B
Software : DVD Drive, CD-ROM drive & Dongle
Graphics Notes : Can draw arbitrary sized images from VRAM, which is laid out like a 2D texture sheet, also all the images are packed 16-bit pixels so there's no palette.
Storage Media : CD-ROM (Program) & DVD-ROM (Audio)


'Animelo' stands for 'Animation Melody'.
"pop'n music Animelo 2" was the most expensive Pop'n Music, due to its song list consisting completely of anime as well as television show licensed songs. This version is also the only one with the infamous "double" and "triple" modes. These options were originally provided with the intention of allowing multiple people to play along by adding one or two more notes for every note in the chart, sometimes resulting in a chord of all nine buttons. However, it became a popular challenge for a single player to play a song in "double" or "triple" mode.


Game's ROM.
Official website: http://www.konami.jp/am/animelo/2/

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