Arcade Video game published 27 years ago by Konami Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

beatmania screenshot

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.

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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).


1. beatmania (1997)
2. beatmania 2ndMix (1998)
3. beatmania 3rdMix (1998)
4. beatmania complete MIX (1999)
5. beatmania 4thMix the beat goes on (1999)
6. beatmania 5thMix Time to get down (1999)
7. beatmania complete MIX 2 (2000)
8. beatmania ClubMix (2000)
9. beatmania featuring Dreams Come True (2000)
10. beatmania CORE REMIX (2000)
11. beatmania 6thMix The UK Underground Music (2001)
12. beatmania 7thMix keepin' Evolution (2002)
13. beatmania THE FINAL (2002)


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.
Official website: http://www.konami.jp/am/bm/1st/