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Beatmania Beatmania - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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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.

Beatmania was produced by Konami in 1998.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Beatmania was produced include: Konami System 573, Tokimeki Memorial Oshiete Your Heart, Terraburst, Total Vice, Solar Assault, Beatmania 2nd Mix, Evil Night, Fighting Bujutsu Fighting Wu-Shu, Fisherman's Bait: A Bass Challenge, and Gradius IV - Fukkatsu


Name Beatmania
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7071
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Piano Keyboard: 5 keys (3 white, 2 black)
  • Turntable
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Do you have what it takes to be a master DJ? Then show your stuff in this music-simon says game by Konami, which spawned several spinoffs and updates with new music (denoted with "2nd Mix," "3rd Mix," etc.) such as Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, and Drum Mania.

Game Play

Start by selecting a song, then attempt to match the notes by pressing the keys and scratching the turntable in time to the music. Perform well enough, and you can continue to the next stage!

Beatmania KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Different codes can be entered to enable harder modes such as 'hidden' (notes disappear 1/3 of the way from the bottom) or 'sudden' (notes appear 1/3 of the way from the bottom) or 'Stealth' (notes are invisible, a combination of the two).

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This is the most popular arcade DJ game according to the "Guinness Book of World Records."

If you wish to play a freeware PC version of the game, go to which has a section for the simulator.

Cabinet Information

The title appears on the marquee as 'beatmania' (all lowercase).


The game that started the whole "Bemani" series.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Beatmania Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Beatmania.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



  1. Beatmania
  2. Beatmania 2nd Mix
  3. Beatmania 3rd Mix
  4. Beatmania 4th Mix ~Time To Get Down~
  5. Beatmania 5th Mix: The Beat Goes On
  6. Beatmania 6th Mix: The UK Underground Music

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