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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 3rd Mix was produced by Konami in 1999.

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 3rd Mix was produced include: NBA Play by Play, Battle Tryst, Dark Horse Legend, Winning Spike, Teraburst, Hiphopmania Complete Mix 2, Beatmania 4th Mix ~Time To Get Down~, Beatmania 5th Mix: The Beat Goes On, Beatmania IIDX, and Dance Dance Revolution


Name Beatmania 3rd Mix
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1999
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7073
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!

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Different codes may 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).


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).


One of many updates to the classic 'beatmania' series.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Beatmania 3rd Mix Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Beatmania 3rd Mix collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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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