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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 III was produced by Konami in 2000.

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 III was produced include: Beatmania Complete Mix, Racing Jam Chapter 2, Dance Freaks, Thrill Drive, Silent Scope, Beatmania IIDX 2nd Style, Beatmania IIDX 3rd Style, Beatmania IIDX 4th Style, Beatmania IIDX Substream, and Beatmania III Append Core Remix


Name Beatmania III
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7084
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class unique
External Device O - 3.5
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Piano Keyboard: 5 keys (3 white, 2 black)
  • Turntable
  • Pedals: 1 - Effector pedal to modify the sound
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Want something more than the original Beatmania, but are not quite ready for the seven-key setup of Beatmania IIDX? Then give Beatmania III a spin. Scratch, press the keys, and use the pedal to make some crazy beats while the bars fall down the screen.

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! An interesting new addition is the foot pedal, which the game also has a mode where you not only have to watch the falling bars for the turntable and keys, but also for the pedal as well!

Beatmania III 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).


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 III' (all lowercase). Also, this is currently the only beatmania line of games to feature both a footpedal and a 3.5" floppy disk drive. (for saving high scores and effector settings)

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Beatmania III Census

There are 14,831 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by Beatmania III collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Beatmania III machine for sale.

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

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

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


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  3. Beatmania III Append 6th Mix

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