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beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS

Arcade Video game published 13 years ago by Konami Digital Ent.

beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS screenshot

Not listed in MAME yet.

beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS © 2008 Konami Digital Ent. Company, Limited.

Beatmania IIDX tasks the player with performing songs through a controller consisting of seven key buttons and a scratchable turntable. Hitting the notes with strong timing increases the score and groove gauge bar, allowing the player to finish the stage. Failing to do so depletes the gauge until it is empty, abruptly ending the song.

The core gameplay remains the same in Empress. A new hidden modifier called ALL-SCRATCH changes most of the notes into scratches. More tutorials have been added to the Tutorial mode from DJ Troopers. Many sound effects in the user interface have also been changed. A new mode that is introduced before DJ Troopers CS, "Hazard Mode", instantly fails the player if a combo is broken many times (effectively requiring a full combo in order to pass the stage). To access this mode, All the black buttons must be pushed (when highlighting Free mode in mode selection) to activate the Hazard mode.

The upgrade to Empress also comes with a new turntable design, which has been built to be easier to trigger, and also features a more textured surface.

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TRIVIA

Released on November 19, 2008 in Japan.

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* Consoles :
Sony PlayStation 2 (2009)

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Official website: http://www.konami.jp/bemani/bm2dx/bm2dx16/