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"Strategy Guide (Playstation version)" Guide for Pop'N Music

"POP'N MUSIC GUIDE" [PLAYSTATION VERSION]
VERSION:  1.5a
MAINTAINED BY:  enigmaopoeia [enigmaopoeia@hotmail.com]
LAST UPDATED:  April 8th, 2000
[This Guide is copyrighted (c) by enigmaopoeia, 1999 - 2000.]

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Be sure to read these other Guides about the pop'n series!:

- pop'n music Guide
- pop'n music 2 Guide
- [COMING SOON!] pop'n music 3 APPEND DISC Guide
- [COMING SOON!] pop'n music 4 APPEND DISC Guide
- [COMING SOON!] pop'n music ANIMELO APPEND DISC Guide

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
        0.0  - UPDATE HISTORY
        1.0  - INTRODUCTION
        2.0  - HOW TO PLAY THE GAME AND TERMS TO KEEP IN MIND
                2.1  - HOW TO PLAY POP'N MUSIC
                2.2  - TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW, OR SOME TERMS MY SIS AND I INVENTED!  =P
        3.0  - EXPLANATION OF THE MAIN SCREEN
                3.1  - GAME START
                3.2  - FREE
                3.3  - TRAINING
                3.4  - OPTION
                3.5  - OFF
                3.6  - DEMOSTRATION
        4.0  - EXPLANATION OF GAME START
                4.1   - GAME MODE SELECT
                        4.1a  - BEGINNER
                        4.1b  - NORMAL
                        4.1c  - HARD
                4.2   - HERE WE GO!
                4.3   - TONIGHT'S STATS
                4.4   - GET ON UP!
                4.5   - GAME OVER
                4.6   - CONGRATULATIONS!
        5.0  - EXPLANATION OF FREE
                5.1   - GAME MODE SELECT
                        5.1a  - BEGINNER
                        5.1b  - NORMAL
                        5.1c  - HARD
                5.2   - TONIGHT STATS
                        5.2a  - CONTINUE
                        5.2b  - STAGE SELECT
                        5.2c  - MODE SELECT
                        5.2d  - EXIT
        6.0  - EXPLANATION OF TRAINING
                6.1   - START
                6.2   - MUSIC SELECT
                6.3   - SETTING
                        6.3a  - SPEED
                        6.3b  - PHRASE
                        6.3c  - OJAMA
                        6.3d  - AUTO
                        6.3e  - REPEAT
                        6.3f  - EXIT
                6.4   - EXIT
        7.0  - EXPLANATION OF OPTION
                7.1   - GAME OPTION
                        7.1a  - GAME LEVEL
                        7.1b  - SOUND MODE
                        7.1c  - BGM VOLUME
                        7.1d  - SE VOLUME
                        7.1e  - VIBRATION
                        7.1f  - BUTTON MODE
                        7.1g  - EXIT
                7.2   - KEY CONFIG
                        7.2a  - PLAYER
                        7.2b  - DEFAULT TYPE
                        7.2c  - SETUP
                        7.2d  - EXIT
                7.3   - SOUND TEST
                        7.3a  - BGM
                        7.3b  - EXIT
                7.4   - RECORDS
                        7.4a  - BEGINNER
                        7.4b  - NORMAL
                        7.4c  - HARD
                        7.4d  - EXIT
                7.5   - MEMORY CARD
                        7.5a  - LOAD
                        7.5b  - SAVE
                        7.5c  - AUTOSAVE
                        7.5d  - EXIT
                7.6   - OPTION RESET
                        7.6a  - OK ?
                        7.6b  - EXIT
                7.7   - EXIT
        8.0  - EXPLANATION OF MODE [OFF]
                8.1   - OFF
                8.2   - MIRROR
                8.3   - RANDOM
                8.4   - HIDDEN
        9.0  - THEME LIST
        10.0 - HINTS AND TIPS
        11.0 - CHARACTERS
                11.1  - BAMBOO
                11.2  - BOY
                11.3  - CHAMEL/CHANEL
                11.4  - CHARLY
                11.5  - DiNO
                11.6  - DON MOMMY
                11.7  - HAMANOV
                11.8  - JUDY
                11.9  - TORU KAMIKAZE
                11.10 - the KING
                11.11 - KRAFT
                11.12 - Mary
                11.13 - Mimi
                11.14 - Nyami
                11.15 - OLIVIA
                11.16 - PRETTY
                11.17 - Rave girl
                11.18 - RIE-chan
                11.19 - SANAE-chan
                11.20 - SHOLL KEE
                11.21 - SYLVESTER
                11.22 - UNBABO
                11.23 - UNCLE Jam
        12.0 - DEEP WITHIN THE POP'N MUSIC CD!
        13.0 - IMPORTant
        14.0 - DISCLAIMER AND CREDITS
        15.0 - LINKS

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0.0  - UPDATE HISTORY:

VERSION 1.5a
        - Updated Links, nothing special.  Also changed around some info.

VERSION 1.5
        - Cheat Code Central and Tim's Vault posted my Guide!  YATTA~!  I need to update
          the information concerning BEGINNER Game Mode though, but I'm too lazy!  ^^;;

VERSION 1.4c
        - Corrected the CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER thingy thanks to Reo-kun!  ^^  I'm very happy
          about one thing, and that is my mother never liked pop'n music until just
          recently my sis and I begged her to play.  Guess what?!  SHE LIKED THE GAME!!!
          Not as much as BAG, but she liked it!  ^^;;  Thanks, Mom, for being one of the
          kewlest parents around!!!  ^^;;

VERSION 1.4b
        - Added some more terms while trying to type up my pop'n music 2 Guide!  ^^

VERSION 1.4a
        - Changed around some stuff . . .

VERSION 1.4
        - I FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO OPEN UP HYPER GAME MODE!!!  I'm so happy!  =P  Oh
          yeah, finally figured out what does the GAME LEVEL does thanks to my friend,
          Crono!  Arigatou!  ^^  WOW!  While reading through it, I think this Guide is
          about 100% complete and accurate!  =P

VERSION 1.3d
        - I can now pass CHARLY's and BAMBOO's Themes thanks to pop'n music 2!  ^^;;  And
          I corrected some wrong info.

VERSION 1.3c
        - Had to correct the Themes.  Especially SANAE's!  ^^;;

VERSION 1.3b
        - Corrected some stuff in Section 12.0.

VERSION 1.3a
        - Corrected some things and added some new ones!  ^^

VERSION 1.3
        - Corrected some stuff in here and added new terms.  Also, I should thank Al of
          GameWinners for posting my Guide on his Website!  THANKS A LOT!  ^^

VERSION 1.2
        - Got pop'n music 2, and you know what that means?  Yup, I'm typin' up a Guide for
          it!  Also, corrected the thing about the Sylvie/Silvie thingy, and about KRAFT?
          and UNCLE Jam.  Changed around some things.

VERSION 1.1
        - Arranged Theme List according to the title of the Theme rather than by CHARACTER
          and gave proper name to the Themes by surfin' around Japanese pop'n music
          Fansites.  Also, is it Silvie or Sylvie???  I don't have pop'n music 2 and in the
          KONAMI HOMEPAGE, it states Silvie, but everyone calls him Sylvie?!?  Which is
          right here???

VERSION 1.0a
        - GameFAQs accepted my Guide!  I'm so happy!   =P  Make necessary changes!  ^^

VERSION 1.0
        - Created the pop'n music Guide!

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1.0  - INTRODUCTION:

        Welcome to my Guide on one of my favorite Rhythm Action and my very first Game of
the BeMani series, pop'n music!  ^^  [No lie, I have never played beatmania or Dance Dance
Revolution!  x_X;; ]  What really got me attracted to pop'n music was when I saw a banner
of a guy from pop'n music 2 in which his name was Timer.  I instantly fell in love with
Timer and I wanted to know more about him.  So when I clicked onto that banner, it led me
to pop'n world in which I can learn about the many Games of the pop'n series!  ^^  So as I
was looking through it -- I told myself:  "This is one Game I have gotta play!"  After long
searching and withdrawal as well as a crave to play this Game, I finally got myself pop'n
music!  ^^  [You can obviously tell I was a VERY HAPPY girl when I got it!  =P ]  And it
still shocks me that I got this addiction to pop'n music all because of Timer!  ^^  THANK
YOU, MY BUNNY-BOY!  *kisses Timer to death*  Heh heh . . .  ^^;;
        ANYWAYS!!  Many people has never even heard of pop'n music, but they should because
it's fun as Hell!  Don't let the appearance fool ya!  ^^  [Some people think pop'n music is
an insult to the BeMani series, a "child's Game" as they will call it.  Well, it isn't!
Playin' CHARLY's STAGE with 9 BUTTONS alone is not a laughin' manner!  x_X;; ]  pop'n music
is a lot funner to play, especially when you bring a friend to play along with you!  This
is my first time actually typin' up a Guide which is supposed to teach you how to play this
Game!  o.O;;  [I usually type up unique Guides such as my DYN? Guides!]  So I hope you guys
will understand all there is to pop'n music, and enjoy it more like how my sis and I did!
If you guys have never heard or played this Game, I at least recommend you should!  [Hell,
it could even be your first BeMani Game like how it was to my sis and I!]  Mainly, if
you're a kid at heart, this Game should be very entertainin'!  ^^  Oh yeah, and if you're
wonderin', pop'n music is nothing like Bust A Move/Groove!!!  ^^;;
        Well, I hope you love this Guide and let me know your feedbacks on it!  So please
feel free to e-mail me any questions, flames, praises, comments, or anything at all to
enigmaopoeia@hotmail.com.  Thank you and happy reading!  ^^

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2.0  - HOW TO PLAY THE GAME AND TERMS TO KEEP IN MIND

        So you either bought, rented, or got pop'n music?  But your only question is how
the heck do you play it anyways?  Well, I hope it is explained below!  ^^;; :

        2.1  - HOW TO PLAY POP'N MUSIC
        So, you want to know how to play?  ^^  Learning how to play pop'n music is pretty
simple.  You will see these little blocks called Mr. Pop which are vertically aligned on 9
lines.  They will all be falling down toward the red bar on the bottom.  What you have to
do is once Mr. Pop hits that red bar, press the according BUTTON as to where the Mr. Pop
will stand [or fall!  =P ] on the line.  The position as to how Mr. Pop is hit on the red
bar below determines whether you will get a GREAT, GOOD, or BAD.  If you got Mr. Pop to be
perfectly aligned on the red bar, you will get a GREAT; if Mr. Pop is partially on the red
bar as you hit it, you will get a GOOD; and if you completely miss hitting Mr. Pop on the
red bar, you will get a BAD.  It may sound complicated, but you will get the hang of it
after a while!  ^^  There's a tutorial in BEGINNER Game Mode for you to learn more about
how to play the Game!  ^^
        Another unique feature about pop'n music is you're actually composing the sound
effects and the vocals to the Themes!  So it kinda makes ya feel you're in total control of
the Game!!  ^^;;  Hey, at least I like this feature!  =P
        If you're wondering how to win in pop'n music 2, it's like this:  There is a gauge
bar [called the Rhythm Level] on the bottom which reads BAD on the far left and GOOD on the
far right in which they are called the BAD ZONE and the GOOD ZONE.  As you get GOODs,
GREATs, and FEVERs, the Rhythm Level will fill up.  If you are around the GOOD ZONE on the
Rhythm Level, you're in good shape!  But the BADs you will get will lower your Rhythm Level
which means you're in bad shape!  So try to get as many GOODs, GREATs, and FEVERs in order
to keep it in the GOOD ZONE!  ^^  To know real quickly whether you are in a BAD ZONE or in
a GOOD ZONE is if you see your Rhythm Level with blue bars, then you are in the BAD ZONE!
If the Rhythm Level has some red bars, then you are in the GOOD ZONE!  ^^;;  If you happen
to fill your Rhythm Level all the way, all the GREATs you will get will turn into FEVERs!
FEVERs will not only shows that you are in _REAL_ good shape, but it makes your CHARACTER
do a cute animation as well!  ^^  Once the Theme is finished and your Rhythm Level is in
the GOOD ZONE, then you have passed that STAGE and go onto the next!!  [BANZAI!]  But if
the Theme ends and your Rhythm Level is in the BAD ZONE, then you have lost and you will be
given a choice either to retry or quit.  =(
        My goal is that I hope you will learn everything there is to know about pop'n music
from this Guide!  ^^  Thanks for reading this, and let's pop'n music!!


        2.2  - TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW, OR SOME TERMS MY SIS AND I INVENTED!  =P
        Here are some terms you should know, so whenever you are reading this Guide, you
won't be scratchin' your head tryin' to figure out what the heck I am sayin'!  =P

TERM                   DESCRIPTION
AAAA                   My sis' and I most used nickname for the RECORDS board!  ^^  [We use
                       AAAA because we're too lazy to put down anything else!  =P ]
ACCESS                 To open up.
AFRICA                 Think of the BGM you will usually hear from National Geographic!  ^^
ANIME HERO             Every remember watching those OLD Animes of Voltron, Speed Racer,
                       and Thundercats?  I just said enough!  ^^;;
Anzu                   She's the frog that drools over the KING in his animations.
ARTIST(S)              The name of the people who performed a CHARACTERs' Theme.
BAD ZONE               Can be found on the Rhythm Level.  They are usually symbolized by
                       blue bars, it means that you are in bad shape!  =(
BAMBOO                 He's the pink puffhead of the CHARACTERs!  Gah, he's too scary!  I
                       WANT MY MOMMY, ESPECIALLY MY MZD MOMMY!  =P
BeMani                 Popular series produced by KONAMI.  It's short for BEatMANIa!  ^^
BGM                    Background Music.
BONUS TRACK            These are usually the mellowed-out Tracks that the Artist usually
                       won't list on their CD, but it's in there.  It's hard to explain,
                       but Alanis Morissette has it in "Jagged Little Pill"!  ^^
BOY                    He's the weirdo with the 3D shades, his alternate outfit is tres
                       kewl though!  ^^
CHAMEL                 She's the hoochie mamma of pop'n music!  Christ, as if her skirt
                       can't get any lower!  o_O;;  Nice, fluffly hair though . . .
-chan                  It's Japanese for addressing girls.
CHANEL                 That's the alternate name of CHAMEL.
Chara                  A.K.A.  CHARACTER.  I like usin' this word!
CHARACTER TYPE         Is it a HARD chara or a NORMAL chara or . . .
CHARLY                 He's my British cutie!  =P  And, Karn, quit the jokes of CHARLY
                       being a Fighter in "Joe Chin's Chin-Fighter Tournament"!  x_X;;
CLASSIC                A.K.A.  CLASSICAL.  Of, pertaining to, or constituting the formally
                       and artistically more sophisticated and enduring types of Music, as
                       distinguished from popular and Folk Music and Jazz.
com                    Computer Player.
CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER  [Thanks to Reo-kun for this one] It stands for ConSole ORIGINAL
                       CHARACRTER, a CHARACTER who didn't appeared in the Arcade version,
                       but in the console version!  ^^;;
DANCE                  Kind of Music you expect to hear at Clubs!  ^^
DIFFICULTY             Is it easy or hard?
DiNO                   He's the kawaii dinosaur!  Gah, who cannot hate him?
DISCO KING             A.K.A.  Disco for the men out there, no idea why it's called that!
                       A style of popular Music for dancing, usually recorded and with
                       complex electronic instrumentation, in which simple, repetitive
                       lyrics are subordinated to a heavy, pulsating, rhythmical beat.
DISCO QUEEN            A.K.A.  Disco for the ladies out there, no idea why it's called
                       that!  A style of popular Music for dancing, usually recorded and
                       with complex electronic instrumentation, in which simple, repetitive
                       lyrics are subordinated to a heavy, pulsating, rhythmical beat.
DON MOMMY              No comment, this guy has WEIRDO written all over him!  x_X;;
EASY STAGE             This STAGE should be easy for you to pass!
ENIG                   This is my nickname I use for the RECORDS board!  ^^  It's my
                       nickname and it's also short for enigmaopoeia!  Heh heh . . .
FANTASY                These are Themes in which your little kid brother or sister would
                       really enjoy listening to!  =P
FUSION                 This is not the kind of FUSION I was thinking of like Sevendust,
                       instead think of it more like a "Bill Cosby's show" as my sis would
                       put it!  ^^  Lots of Blues and Electric!  ^^;;
GAME OVER              Do I really need to explain???
GOOD ZONE              Can be found on the Rhythm Level.  They are usually symbolized by
                       red bars, it means that you are in good shape!  =P
HAMANOV                He's a giant composin' chicken with awesome backflips!  =P
HARD STAGE             This STAGE should be hard for you to pass!
"Mr. Hoffman"          My sis' nickname for HAMANOV since he reminds her SO MUCH of her
                       Band Teacher, Mr. Hoffman!  ^^;;
HYPER Game Mode        Just like a normal Game Mode, but you're hittin' Mr. Pop more than
                       what you are used to!  ^^
J-POP                  A.K.A.  Japanese Pop.  Your typical Pop Music, but with a Japanese
                       twist.  Very popular for girls to sing it!  ^^
J-TEKNO                A.K.A.  Japanese Techno.  Think Techno with a little Japanese style
                       to it!  Very electronic and very kewl!  ^^
JUDY                   She's the "CUTE&SEXY" gal of pop'n music as she brings out the sex
                       appeal.  She's not one of my favorites though her Theme kicks major
                       ass.  =(  DANCE rules . . .
TORU KAMIKAZE          He's the clique Hero in his own popular Anime!  Run, TORU, run!
KARN                   This is my sister's nickname for the RECORDS board!  ^^  It's my
                       sis' nickname and it's short for Karniz.
the KING               This guy knows how to shake his groove thang!  SHAKE THAT BOOTY,
                       KING!
KONAMI                 The company who produced pop'n music!
KRAFT                  The weird Robot with questionable actions . . .  o_O;;
LATIN                  Think of those Spanish Musics you will usually hear!  ^^;;
Maerchen Kingdom       I have no idea where this place is at, but Maerchen is German for
                       "Fairy Tale".
Mary                   She's a pretty kewl gal!  ^^
Mimi                   The cute and adorable bunny Mascot of pop'n music!  I like her while
                       my sis likes Nyami!
Mr. Pop                This is the official name of those little blocks which falls down on
                       your screen.  ^^;;
MZD                    He's one of the pop'n masters along with P-CAT, INUCHIYO, and KAERU.
NORMAL STAGE           This STAGE should be so-so for you to pass!
NOTES                  Any things you need to know or just random babble from me!  ^^
Nyami                  The cute and adorable kitty Mascot of pop'n music!  My sis likes her
                       while I like Mimi!
OJAMA                  This is the official name of those TRICKs the CHARACTERs will
                       perform at ya.
OLIVIA                 She's much kewler [and prettier] than Frida from Bust A Move!  =P  I
                       like her carefree attitude.  ^^
ORIGIN                 Where did this certain CHARACTER come from in this World or in
                       another.
PHRASES                Your guess is just as good as mines!  ^^;;
PLAYER CHARACTER       You can play as them.
pnm or p'nm            My nicknames for pop'n music.
pop'n controller       The name for the official pop'n music controller!
pop'n master           No one can ever take this title away from my man, MZD!  =P
pop'n music            The name of the ultra-addictive Game created by KONAMI!  ^^;;
POPN                   My sis' and I sometime used nickname for the RECORDS board!  ^^
POPPERS                A person who plays pop'n music!  ^^
POPS                   Of or pertaining to a symphony orchestra specializing in popular or
                       light Classical Music.  o.O;;  [My dictionary has to be kiddin',
                       right?  That's just too unreal!  ^^;; ]
PRETTY                 TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!  GAH, I WANT AN UFO CATCHER DOLL OF HER!!!
RAP                    Mainly Music you will hear at BET.  Really hard to explain.
RAVE                   Kind of Music with a wild beat to it.  Kinda hard to explain . . .
Rave girl              She's the AWESOME bitch of pop'n music!  Her Theme kicks major ass!
REGGAE                 A Jamaican blend of Blues, Calypso, and Rock-'N'-Roll, characterized
                       by a strong rhythmic beat.
Rhythm Level           The gauge bar on the bottom of the screen in the CHARACTERs' STAGEs.
RIE-chan               The cutie of pop'n music.  Look at her!!  She's TOO cute!  =P
RIVAL CHARACTER        You go up against them.
SANAE-chan             The mellow version of the cutie pie, RIE, from pop'n music.  My sis
                       likes her a lot.
SE                     Sound effects.
SECRET STAGE           This STAGE is a secret and you must figure out how to open it!
"She's a MONSTER!"     My quote for my sis who is, by far, the best POPPER I've ever seen!
SHOLL KEE              Probably one of the two hunks from pop'n music [The other one is my
                       British cutie, CHARLY!  ^^;; ]  J-TEKNO KICKS ASS!!!
"SHORTY"               My sis and I nickname for PRETTY since she reminds us of Shorty from
                       Bust A Move.
SPY                    Remember those old James Bond and Mission Impossible Themes?  =P
STAGE                  What STAGE would this CHARACTER appear in or the CHARACTERs' lair.
"STRIKE"               My sis and I nickname for CHARLY since he reminds us of Strike from
                       Bust A Move.
SYLVESTER              He's the awesome afropuff guy with kick ass Kung Fu kicks!  =P  Man,
                       he can even type!  [Inside joke from my sis and I about his OJAMA!]
TECHNO'80              Form of 80's Music in which the beats are repetitive and put into a
                       rhythmical beat.  Kinda hard to explain.  x_X;;
TECHNO POP             If you combine the funkiness of TECHNO along with the cuteness of
                       POP comes their bastard child:  TECHNO POP!  ^^;;
"THAT MONKEY!"         Guess who . . .  =P
THEME                  The Songs!
THEME GENRE            The genre of what the Themes are.
"THE USUAL"            What my sis and I usually play:  J-TEKNO on STAGE 1, DANCE on STAGE
                       2, and either BONUS TRACK, J-POP, RAVE, or TECHNO'80 on STAGE 3.
UNBABO                 DANCING MONKEY!  A DANCING MONKEY!  *dies of heart attack*  =P
UNCLE Jam              W-e-i-r-d-o . . .  WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING?!  NO COMMENT!  x_X;;
WALDOCK                He's the old man and rival in TORU's animations!  ^^;;
you                    Human Player.  [Well, that's you!  =P ]

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3.0  - EXPLANATION OF THE MAIN SCREEN

        [When the Game loads up, if you have already saved your data onto a Memory Card,
you should be able to see the words:  "AUTO LOAD COMPLETE".]
        You will be given an option.  Just click on NO because it tells you whether you
want your controller settings to be in this fashion.  Unless you like that order, then
click on YES.
        This is the main screen in which you can select from the many choices below of how
you want to play pop'n music!  You should see a background picture of a studio with Nyami
and Mimi, both dancing, on the sides of the foreground.

        3.1  - GAME START
        This option allows you to play pop'n music, easy as that!  ^^  More explained on
Section 4.0.


        3.2  - FREE
        This option allows you to have a choice of what STAGEs you want to play pop'n
music and at what level.  More explained on Section 5.0.


        3.3  - TRAINING
        This option allows you to train on STAGEs in which you might have problems on in
pop'n music.  More explained on Section 6.0.


        3.4  - OPTION
        This option allows you to change the settings of how you want to play pop'n music.
More explained on Section 7.0.


        3.5  - OFF
        This option allows you to change the unique features in which you want to play
pop'n music.  More explained on Section 8.0.

        3.6  - DEMOSTRATION
        If you let the Game be idle at the main screen, you should soon see a screen of the
demostration of pop'n music with Mary and UNCLE Jam in UNCLE Jam's Stage with the Theme
"YOUNG DREAM" by LITTLE FINGERS playin' in the background.

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4.0  - EXPLANATION OF GAME START

        This first option of the main screen basically is the real meat of pop'n music as
you can say!  ^^  Think of it as the ARCADE MODE!  =P  Mainly, you will select a CHARACTER
on a certain Game Mode, and square off against three CHARACTERs of your choice!  ^^
        What STAGE you can play on in STAGE 3 determines on the first two STAGEs you have
selected as well as how well you have SCOREd in those two STAGEs!  ^^  You will open up new
Themes or CHARACTERs by using this option!

        4.1   - GAME MODE SELECT
        This option allows you to select what type of Game Mode you want to play pop'n
music under.

                4.1a  - BEGINNER
        This option is read as BIGINAA in Japanese.  Once selected, you should see Nyami.
This option allows you to play pop'n music under BEGINNER Game Mode which means the
opponents can't perform any OJAMAs.  With this option, you can only go up to 2 STAGEs!
        You can change your CHARACTER by using the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons, but you can
only choose between Nyami and Mimi which doesn't really matter because either way, you'll
be playin' as both of them.  =(  [Do note that most of the Themes/CHARACTERs you have
opened won't appear in BEGINNER Game Mode!]  You can change the CHARACTERs' colors by
pressing the Square button.
        Once this is selected, you will be given a tutorial as to how to play pop'n music 2
which is good to note, especially if you are a beginner!  ^^

                4.1b  - NORMAL
        This option is read as NOUMARU in Japanese.  Once selected, you should see Mary.
This option allows you to play pop'n music under NORMAL Game Mode which means the opponents
can perform OJAMAs which only blocks your view, and it will also warn you if they are about
to perform one!  You get to go against 3 STAGEs with this option!
        You can change your CHARACTER by using the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons, and you can
change the CHARACTERs' colors by pressing the Square button.

                4.1c  - HARD
        This option is read as HAADO in Japanese.  Once selected, you should see the KING.
This option allows you to play pop'n music under HARD Game Mode which means the opponents
can perform OJAMAs which totally rearranges the position of Mr. Pop without warning!  x_X;;
You get to go against 3 STAGEs with this option!
        You can change your CHARACTER by using the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons, and you can
change the CHARACTERs' colors by pressing the Square button.


        Once selected you should see a screen in which you can select what CHARACTER you
want to play against.  Above the CHARACTER is their name, and to their right is the
information of what genre their Theme is and what STAGE you are playin' under.  To the left
of the CHARACTERs is a circle with the words "STAGE SELECT" above it.  This circle
describes the DIFFICULTY of the Theme thus notice the bar will change between CHARACTERs?
The DIFFICULTY ranges from 1 to 23 being 1 is EASY and 23 is HARD.  The word in green is
read as KANTAN in Japanese [or translated as EASY].  If the DIFFICULTY bar happens to reach
around this area [they will usually have green and yellow bars], then that means the Theme
is fairly easy to play.  The word in red is read as MUZUI in Japanese [or translated as
HARD].  If the bar happens to reach around this area [they will usually have green, yellow,
orange, and red bars], then that means the Theme would be a challenge for you!  Keep in
mind if you are just starting out, then choose CHARACTERs in which their DIFFICULTY have
green and yellow bars.  Once you have selected a CHARACTER, you will be playing against
them and good luck!  ^^;;  If you forgotten what BUTTONS you choose which will play as
BUTTONS A through I, then press SELECT.  If you want to quickly exit the STAGE, then press
and hold SELECT and then START.


        4.2   - HERE WE GO!
        This screen will be opened once you have selected a CHARACTER to go against.  On
the left side of the screen, you should see your CHARACTER [labeled as you], and on the
right side of the screen will be your opponent [labeled as com].  On top of the screen
should state what Game Mode and what STAGE you are on.  On the middle of the screen should
state the genre of the CHARACTERs' Theme, and on the bottom of the screen should state the
title of the Theme and what Artist(s) performed that Theme.  ^^;;


        4.3   - TONIGHT'S STATS
        This screen will be opened once you have finished a STAGE.  This allows you to view
your scores of how many GREATs [FEVERs will be counted as GREATs], GOODs, and BADs you have
gotten in that STAGE as well as your STAGE SCORE and TOTAL SCORE!  ^^;;  Hell, you can even
view your Rhythm Level!  =P


        4.4   - GET ON UP!
        This screen will be opened once you failed to complete a STAGE.  This allows you
to retry again, but under one condition:  The TOTAL SCORE you have recieved thus so far
will be reduced down to 0!!!  x_X;;  If you want to quickly end your Game and do not retry,
then quickly press the Triangle button.

        4.5   - GAME OVER
        If you didn't retry on the "GET ON UP!" screen, you will be given the "GAME OVER"
screen.  Simple as that!  ^^;;


        4.6   - CONGRATULATIONS!
        This screen will be opened once you completed three STAGEs [or two Stages if you
have played BEGINNER Game Mode].  It should show a screen of the three genres in which you
have chosen.  It will also show the number of GREATs, GOODs, and BADs you have SCOREd in
them.  If you're lucky enough, you will get to view one of the two endings [I think you can
only see them if you have finished the Game on HARD Game Mode, I dunno!], and luckily you
will be on the RANKING board!  ^^;;
        One of the two endings has a studio in the background in which you can hear "Sure
chigau nihito" by apresmidi in the background as the studio will change color as to say
that it is Morning to Nighttime.  The other ending has the words pop'n music on the
background as you will see all of the CHARACTERs in different poses filling up the screen,
it's much like the opening scenes in those Moraff Games, while "Theme of staff roll" is
playing in the background!  =P


        So, do you like pop'n music?  I hope you're noddin' your head!  ^^  C'mon, play it
again!  Have you opened any SECRET CHARACTERs?  If not, go and try!!  Have fun to your
heart's content!  ^^

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5.0  - EXPLANATION OF FREE

        This second option of the main screen allows you to play any STAGE freely!  Mainly,
it allows you to have a choice of what you want to play!  ^^  I think FREE is short for
FREE-FOR-ALL!  =P
        You are only given choices of what STAGEs to play of those in which you have
already opened.  You will not open up new Themes or CHARACTERs by using this option!

        5.1   - GAME MODE SELECT
        This option allows you to select what type of Game Mode you want to play pop'n
music under.

                5.1a  - BEGINNER
        This option is read as BIGINAA in Japanese.  Once selected, you should see Nyami.
This option allows you to play pop'n music under BEGINNER Game Mode which means the
opponents can't perform any OJAMAs.
        You can change your CHARACTER by using the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons, but you can
only choose between Nyami and Mimi which doesn't really matter because either way, you'll
be playin' as both of them.  =(  [Do note that most of the Themes/CHARACTERs you have
opened won't appear in BEGINNER Game Mode!]  You can change the CHARACTERs' colors by
pressing the Square button.

                5.1b  - NORMAL
        This option is read as NOUMARU in Japanese.  Once selected, you should see Mary.
This option allows you to play pop'n music under NORMAL Game Mode which means the opponents
can perform OJAMAs which only blocks your view, and it will also warn you if they are about
to perform one!
        You can change your CHARACTER by using the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons, and you can
change the CHARACTERs' colors by pressing the Square button.

                5.1c  - HARD
        This option is read as HAADO in Japanese.  Once selected, you should see the KING.
This option allows you to play pop'n music under HARD Game Mode which means the opponents
can perform OJAMAs which totally rearranges the position of Mr. Pop without warning!  x_X;;
        You can change your CHARACTER by using the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons, and you can
change the CHARACTERs' colors by pressing the Square button.


        Once selected you should see a screen in which you can select what CHARACTER you
want to play against.  Above the CHARACTER is their name, and to their right is the
information of what genre their Theme is and what STAGE you are playin' under.  To the left
of the CHARACTERs is a circle with the words "STAGE SELECT" above it.  This circle
describes the DIFFICULTY of the Theme thus notice the bar will change between CHARACTERs?
The DIFFICULTY ranges from 1 to 23 being 1 is EASY and 23 is HARD.  The word in green is
read as KANTAN in Japanese [or translated as EASY].  If the DIFFICULTY bar happens to reach
around this area [they will usually have green and yellow bars], then that means the Theme
is fairly easy to play.  The word in red is read as MUZUI in Japanese [or translated as
HARD].  If the bar happens to reach around this area [they will usually have green, yellow,
orange, and red bars], then that means the Theme would be a challenge for you!  Keep in
mind if you are just starting out, then choose CHARACTERs in which their DIFFICULTY have
green and yellow bars.  Once you have selected a CHARACTER, you will be playing against
them and good luck!  ^^;;  If you forgotten what BUTTONS you choose which will play as
BUTTONS A through I, then press SELECT.  If you want to quickly exit the STAGE, then press
and hold SELECT and then START.


        5.2   - TONIGHT'S STATS
        This screen will be opened once you have finished a STAGE.  This allows you to view
your scores of how many GREATs [FEVERs will be counted as GREATs], GOODs, and BADs you have
gotten in that STAGE as well as your STAGE SCORE and TOTAL SCORE!  ^^;;  Hell, you can even
view your Rhythm Level!  =P  After viewing all of these, a box will appear in the middle of
the screen with options for you to select.

                5.2a  - CONTINUE
        This option allows you to retry the STAGE again in order to perfect your SCORE or
whatever you have in mind!  ^^

                5.2b  - STAGE SELECT
        This option allows you to select another STAGE in which you can play under.

                5.2c  - MODE SELECT
        This option allows you to select another Game Mode in which you can play under.

                5.2d  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to the main screen.

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6.0  - EXPLANATION OF TRAINING

        This third option of the main screen allows you to train in STAGEs in which you
might have problems on.  Your default CHARACTER is either Nyami or Mimi, and you should see
a background picture of RIE-chan.
        You are only given choices of what STAGEs to play of those in which you have
already opened.  You will not open up new Themes or CHARACTERs by using this option!


TRAINING MAIN SCREEN
        You should see the word of a certain genre to a CHARACTERs' Theme, the default is
POPS considering you have played against RIE-chan.  If you haven't played against RIE-chan,
the default will be FANTASY.  Here is where you will get to choose one genre out of the
nineteen Themes, considering that you already opened up all nineteen Themes, to train
under.  Once you have selected a Theme, you should see a background picture of UNCLE Jam
with some options for you to choose!

        6.1   - START
        This option allows you to start playing the STAGE in which you are trainin' under.


        6.2   - MUSIC SELECT
        This option allows you to change the genre of what Theme you want to train under.
You should see a background picture of RIE-chan.


        6.3   - SETTING
        This option allows you to change the settings in which you want to train under.
You should see a background picture of TORU KAMIKAZE.

                6.3a  - SPEED
        This option allows you to change the SPEED of the Theme playing in which 1 is the
slowest and 5 is normal speed.  If the setting is set on 1 to 4, you will hear no BGM and
you will hear a timer clicking instead.  You should see a background picture of DiNO.

                6.3b  - PHRASE
        This option allows you to view the patterns in which Mr. Pop will fall under, this
is good in case you want to remember their directions beforehand.  You should see the main
bar of the pop'n music screen.

                6.3c  - OJAMA
        This option allows you to change the difficulty of the TRICKs the CHARACTER will be
using against you.  NORMAL only blocks your view of Mr. Pop such as DiNO breathing fire to
cover the middle part to CHARLY shooting a chandelier, it will also warn you if the
CHARACTER is about to perform an OJAMA; HARD basically changes the directions of which Mr.
Pop will fall without warning, and it will confuse the livin' heck outta ya!; and OFF
means the CHARACTERs won't be performing any OJAMAs just as if you were playin' under
BEGINNER Game Mode!  You should see a background picture of CHARLY.

                6.3d  - AUTO
        This option allows whether you want the computer to play in your place so you can
either watch what the direction Mr. Pop will fall under or if you just wanna listen to the
Theme!  =P  ON allows the computer to play by itself as both the you and com PLAYERS, and
OFF means you will be playing as the you PLAYER.  If you have selected ON and played in a
STAGE, and you want to exit.  Then press START.  You should see a background picture of
OLIVIA.

                6.3e  - REPEAT
        This option allows you that once you finish a STAGE, it will automatically repeat
the STAGE for you!  ON allows the STAGE to repeat itself once finished, and OFF allows that
you can select another STAGE once you finish that STAGE.  If you have selected ON and
played in a STAGE, and you want to exit.  Then press START.  You should see a background
picture of SHOLL KEE.

                6.3f  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to the TRAINING main
screen.


        6.4   - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to the main screen.

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7.0  - EXPLANATION OF OPTION

        This fourth option of the main screen allows you to change the settings and of the
like in the Game!  You should see a background picture of Nyami and Mimi.

        7.1   - GAME OPTION
        This first option allows you to enter the basic settings of pop'n music.  You
should see a background picture of Mary.

                7.1a  - GAME LEVEL
        This option allows you to change the level of difficulty in the Game in which you
are playing in which 1 is the easiest and 6 is the hardest.  If the GAME LEVEL is on 1,
whenever you make GOODs or GREATs, they will increase the RHYTHM LEVEL greatly, but if you
make a BAD, it wouldn't count as much.  If the GAME LEVEL is on 6, whenever you make GOODs
or GREATs, they won't count as much, but when you get a BAD, it decreased the RHYTHM LEVEL
greatly.  [Thanks, Crono, for the information!  ^^;; ]  My sis and I usually let the GAME
LEVEL be on 3.

                7.1b  - SOUND MODE
        This option allows you to change the sound output between STEREO and MONAURAL.
STEREO is always the best option IMHO!  =P

                7.1c  - BGM VOLUME
        This option allows you to change the volume in which you want the background Music
to play in which 1 is quiet and 9 is loud.  9 is always the best option IMHO!  =P

                7.1d  - SE VOLUME
        This option allows you to change the volume in which you want the sound effects to
play in which 1 is quiet and 9 is loud.  9 is always the best option IMHO!  =P

                7.1e  - VIBRATION
        This option allows you to change the usage of the vibrations on the Dual Shock
controller, considering if you do have one.  NO USE means there will be no vibrations [as
if you have a normal PlayStation controller]; MISS means the Dual Shock controller will
vibrate if you have miss to hit Mr. Pop on your screen; BEAT SYNC means the Dual Shock
controller will vibrate according to the beats of the Themes; and BUTTON means the Dual
Shock controller will vibrate once you have hit a BUTTON.  My sis and I usually let this
option be on BUTTON.

                7.1f  - BUTTON MODE
        This option allows you to change the number of BUTTONS you will be pressin' in
pop'n music.  5 BUTTONS means you will be controlling BUTTONS C through G; 7 BUTTONS means
you will be contolling BUTTONS B through H; and 9 BUTTONS means you will be controlling
BUTTONS A through I.  Only true POPPERS can play 9 BUTTONS, like my sis and I!  =P  Only
beginners should try 5 BUTTONS, then move on up to 7 BUTTONS, and then onto 9 BUTTONS.  ^^

                7.1g  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        7.2   - KEY CONFIG
        This second option allows you to change what BUTTONS will be pressed on the normal
PlayStation controller, considering that you don't have the pop'n controller.  You should
see a background picture of the pop'n music STAGE with Nyami to the left and Mimi to the
right.

                7.2a  - PLAYER
        This option allows you to change the BUTTONS configuration for either PLAYER 1 or
PLAYER 2.

                7.2b  - DEFAULT TYPE
        This option allows you to change what BUTTONS will be pressed by these VII already
preset settings!  ^^;;  My sis and I favorite DEFAULT TYPE is I.
        This is what KONAMI put down as descriptions for these types, it kinda gives ya an
idea of what the types are supposed to represent:
        Type I   - No description, probably the default of the DEFAULT TYPE.
        Type II  - For people who have played with beatmania Controller.
        Type III - Possible to play L1/L2 buttons and R1/R2 buttons with the same button.
        Type IV  - For people who don't want to assign many buttons to Directional buttons.
        Type V   - You might be able to play with beatmania Controller.....
        Type VI  - When playing 2P, Player 1 should do this.
        Type VII - When playing 2P, Player 2 should do this.

                7.2c  - SETUP
        This option allows you to manually change what BUTTONS will be pressed, considering
you don't like any of the DEFAULT TYPEs.

                7.2d  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        7.3   - SOUND TEST
        This third option allows you to listen to all of the Themes which you have opened
up thus so far.  You should see a background picture of JUDY.

                7.3a  - BGM
        This option allows you to listen to all of the nineteen Themes, considering you
have opened up all nineteen of them, in which only the BGM will be playing and not the
sound effects within.  Once you have selected the BGM, you will be given another option,
SE, in which you can play the many sound effects of that certain Theme!  ^^

                7.3b  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        7.4   - RECORDS
        This fourth option allows you to view the RANKINGs [A.K.A.  "the HI SCORE! board"]
of the POPPERS.  You should see a background picture of BAMBOO.

                7.4a  - BEGINNER
        This option allows you to view the RANKINGs of the top 5 POPPERS under BEGINNER
Game Mode.

                7.4b  - NORMAL
        This option allows you to view the RANKINGs of the top 5 POPPERS under NORMAL Game
Mode.

                7.4c  - HARD
        This option allows you to view the RANKINGs of the top 5 POPPERS under HARD Game
Mode.

                7.4d  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        7.5   - MEMORY CARD
        This fifth option allows you to either SAVE or LOAD your Game on your Memory Card,
considering that you have one.  You should see a background picture of the KING.

                7.5a  - LOAD
        This option allows you to load the data of pop'n music from your Memory Card.

                7.5b  - SAVE
        This option allows you to save the data of pop'n music onto your Memory Card.

                7.5c  - AUTOSAVE
        This option allows that whenever you change a setting in OPTION or finish a Game
or whatever, it will automatically save that data onto your Memory Card.  OFF means that
it won't automatically save onto your Memory Card; and ON means that it will automatically
save onto your Memory Card, and since this option is highly recommended -- turn it ON!  ^^

                7.5d  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        7.6   - OPTION RESET
        This sixth option allows you reset all of the preset settings back to their default
ones.  You should see a background picture of DON MOMMY.

                7.6a  - OK ?
        This option allows you reset all of the preset settings back to default.

                7.6b  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        7.7   - EXIT
        This seventh and last option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to
the main screen.

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8.0  - EXPLANATION OF MODE [OFF]

        This is the secret fifth option of the main screen which will be opened once you
have finished a Game.  This determines what unique method in which you want to play pop'n
music under.  It's a real good feature and I at least recommend you should try it,
especially when the Themes are becoming too easy for you!  =P

        8.1   - OFF
        This is mainly the default setting of this option.  This basically means that there
will be no unique feature to your Game, so you will be basically playing a normal Game of
pop'n music.  This I recommend for beginners to this Game.


        8.2   - MIRROR
        This second option allows Mr. Pop to fall on the opposite side of the screen than
what it normally do such as if it normally falls on the right, it will now fall on the
left.  Pretty unique feature.


        8.3   - RANDOM
        This third option allows Mr. Pop to fall in random patterns on the screen, really
good for those who are starting to remember the patterns!  This is mainly my sis' and I
favorite method to play!  =P


        8.4   - HIDDEN
        This fourth option allows Mr. Pop to be invisible once they fall near the bottom
portion of the screen which basically makes the Game much harder to play!  This is my sis'
and I least favorite option to play.  =(

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9.0  - THEME LIST

        Here is the list of all of the CHARACTERs' Themes in pop'n music in which they are
arranged alphabetically by their title!  ^^;;
[My note:  P/D stands for PHRASES/DIFFICULTY.  PHRASES ranges from 1 to 100 being 1 is a
           real short Theme and 100 is a real long Theme, and DIFFICULTY ranges from 1 to
           23 being 1 is EASY and 23 is HARD.]

     THEME AND ARTIST(S)                                                GENRE          P/D
01.) "Baby, I'm yours" by LISA-T                                        REGGAE        36/13
02.) "Chaos Age" by Waldeus von Dovjak                                  CLASSIC       66/22
03.) "Con te sabi 2119" by Hamba Un Aa                                  AFRICA        63/14
04.) "CROSSOVER 12" by 319                                              FUSION        44/16
05.) "e-motion" by e.o.s.                                               RAVE          43/20
06.) "El Pais del sol" by Senorita Rica                                 LATIN         41/ 7
07.) "Electronic Fill" by Windslope                                     TECHNO POP    46/14
08.) "FUNKY TOWN '75" by JV & THE SEXY MACHINE GUN                      DISCO KING    46/22
09.) "Hi-Tekno" by Hi-Tekno                                             DANCE         47/12
10.) "I REALLY WANT TO HURT YOU" by SGI & REO                           POPS          49/10
11.) "Life" by Haya-P & Maru                                            J-POP         50/14
12.) "monde des songe" by Bikke                                         FANTASY       85/ 5
13.) "Quick Master" by act deft                                         J-TEKNO       54/ 6
14.) "SPICY PIECE" by ORIGINAL SOUND TRACKS                             SPY           57/23
15.) "sure chigau nihito" by apresmidi                                  BONUS TRACK   52/14
16.) "The theme of GAMBLER Z" by words:RYO song:NARAMCHA                ANIME HERO    62/16
17.) "Water Melon Woman" by NANATEK                                     TECHNO'80     54/19
18.) "what i want" by THE RICHIE SISTERS                                DISCO QUEEN   48/18
19.) "YOUNG DREAM" by LITTLE FINGERS                                    RAP           40/ 8

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10.0 - HINTS AND TIPS

        pop'n music is a lot funner to play with your friends, and let them co-op with you.
Unlike Bust A Move, you cannot go against your friends, but what you can do is you and your
friend can both work as a team together!  ^^  What my sis and I do is that my sis handles
BUTTONS A through E while I handle BUTTONS F through I, and whenever we really need each
other's help, I sometimes play BUTTONS A or E while my sis plays BUTTONS H or I!  ^^;;

        pop'n music is a lot livelier to play using a Dual Shock controller!  Of course, if
you seem to be losing the rhythm because of the BEAT SYNC, then TURN IT OFF!  My sis
usually let the vibration be on BUTTON, so it only vibrates whenever she hits a BUTTON.

        If you just can't win at pop'n music, then try playing FANTASY on STAGE 1 and LATIN
on STAGE 2 using 5 BUTTONS on BEGINNER Game Mode for they are the EASIEST STAGEs ever!  =P
If you can't pass their STAGEs, then maybe pop'n music isn't the Game for you, I recommend
playin' PaRappa The Rapper, Um Jammer Lammy, Bust A Move, Bust A Groove, or Bust A Move 2.

        If you can't seem to play this certain CHARACTER's Theme right, then try out their
Theme in TRAINING Mode and perfect your skills!

        Rave girl's Theme, IMHO, is a real bitch to play using 9 BUTTONS alone!  x_X;;
Especially when she starts to pull off those tricks in which you can only see the middle
border of Mr. Pop!

        When you see a lot of Mr. Pop coming your way, especially in Themes like CHAMEL's,
BOY's, Rave girl's, BAMBOO's, CHARLY's, or OLIVIA's -- don't fret!  Only focus on those
which are real important, and ignore the others which don't appear quite as frequently.  As
long as you keep the GREATs comin', you should be in good shape!  =P

        If you find that playin' 7 or 9 BUTTONS hard, then try 5 BUTTONS!  It might make
the stress factor a little easier.  =P

        If you are like my sis and I, and are finding yourself singin' to these Themes!
Then you finally know that pop'n music has done some good onto you!  =P  But if you're
losin' the rhythm, then stop singin'!  Did that help a little?  ^^

        Always let the AUTOSAVE be ON because if you do happen to unlock a new Theme or
CHARACTER, and you happen to reset your Game or forgot to save it -- can you say that you
will be WAY BEYOND pissed?  Especially when you open CHARACTERs like Rave girl or
SANAE-chan!  ^^;;  So let the AUTOSAVE be ON!  ^^

        If you're having problems tryin' to figure out how to open up those SECRET
CHARACTERs, try this strategy:  Select Themes in which when both genres are put together,
it'll create a different one!  ^^;;  It's sounds weird, but that is how I access most of my
secret CHARACTERs!  One example is think about what genre you will get when you combine
POPS and DANCE, you might be thinking of a cutsy dance beat thus J-POP must be created out
of it!  ^^;;  I opened up PRETTY's, HAMANOV's, and UNBABO's Themes by using this technique.
Yes, it may sound weird -- but it works!!!  =P

        I don't think it matters what CHARACTER you select as to open a secret CHARACTER!
Hey, I didn't opened up Rave girl by using Mary, nor did I opened up SANAE-chan by using
RIE-chan.  I opened up Rave girl by using SHOLL KEE, and SANAE-chan by using PRETTY!

        Try everyone's Theme at least once, you might find one that you might like and are
really good at!  ^^  My sis and I are excellent POPPERS at J-TEKNO and DANCE!  ^^;;  If you
only care about getting a higher score, then select Themes in which you are really good at!
If you want to open up those SECRET CHARACTERs, you must learn to at least play everyone's
Themes!  ^^

        If you're finding yourself going through your whole controller just to press one
BUTTON, then goto OPTIONS and change your BUTTON settings into something easier for you to
do.  My sis and I use L2 as BUTTON A, L1 as BUTTON B, Left as BUTTON C, Up as BUTTON D,
Right or Square as BUTTON E, Triangle as BUTTON F, Circle as BUTTON G, R1 as BUTTON H, and
R2 as BUTTON I.  Or better yet, make it easier for all of us and get yourself a pop'n
controller!  =P

        If you're like my sister and whenever you press one BUTTON and it's coming up on
the screen as you're pressin' two BUTTONS, then try giving more space between your thumb
and the BUTTONS.  Because maybe your thumb is so close to another BUTTON in which whenever
you press a certain BUTTON, it will press the other one as well!  ^^

        If you're like me and whenever you see Mr. Pop come near the red bar and you have
this tendency just to hit that BUTTON, but it's coming up as BAD.  Then this is what I do,
I first glance up to see what Mr. Pop are coming my way and then I focus straight onto the
red bar below.  Once I see Mr. Pop in range of that red bar, I hit it in time to get either
a GOOD or a GREAT!  ^^

        If pop'n music is becoming just too easy for you, then try it with 7 or 9 BUTTONS.
Or try playin' with a unique feature such as MIRROR, RANDOM, or HIDDEN!  ^^  Did that help
enhance the Gameplay a little?  =P

        If a certain Theme is becoming real difficult for you to play [To me, it will be
CHAMEL's, OLIVIA's, or HAMANOV's Themes!  I can now pass CHARLY's and BAMBOO's!  =P ], then
try playin' it under RANDOM Mode and it should make it a *little bit* easier.  Hey, it
works for me!  ^^;;

        Do you like pop'n music?  Then go buy pop'n music 2!  I swear to God you will enjoy
it A LOT more!  ^^;;

        If you don't like a certain character's colors, then press the Square button and
you will see the character's alternate color(s)!  ^^

        You don't have to play as Mary in NORMAL Game Mode or the KING in HARD Game Mode
and etc.!  Just press the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons to change your character!  =P

        If you think that TECHNO'80, AFRICA, or CLASSIC is a piece of cake to pass!  Then
try them on HYPER Game Mode!  They're hard as Hell.  Well, TECHNO'80 wasn't quite so hard
on 9 BUTTONS, but AFRICA and CLASSIC were a bitch!  x_X;;  To access HYPER Game Mode,
select either TECHNO'80, AFRICA, or CLASSIC.  Then press and hold SELECT, and you should
soon see the CHARACTERs' name and their genre change in a variety of colors.  Then press O
and you are in HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;  It's kewl as Hell!

        Is it worth your money to get the pop'n controller?  I say, "YES!"  The Game
becomes more entertainin', and somehow much *harder* usin' the pop'n controller.  ^^;;  It
was worth my money.  I have fun tryin' to play pop'n music with the pop'n controller!

        And the main hint and strategy of all that you must keep in mind:  Just have fun,
and try out different things!  ^^;;  You may enjoy the Game even more!

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11.0 - CHARACTERS

        Here are the weird, adorable, or just plain ridiculous cast of CHARACTERs from
pop'n music!  ^^  What a colorful cast of CHARACTERs, no?
        If you're wonderin' how the heck do I know where do these CHARACTERs come from in
this World is because I translated that information from KONAMI HOMEPAGE!  =P

11.1  - BAMBOO
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               DISCO KING.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "FUNKY TOWN '75" by JV & THE SEXY MACHINE GUN.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         47 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                22 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.

11.2  - BOY
        ORIGIN                    England.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               TECHNO'80.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Water Melon Woman" by NANATEK.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         55 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                19 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in GAME START in
                                  order to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into
                                  his Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      My sis says that she played J-TEKNO on STAGE 1 and DANCE
                                  on STAGE 2 in NORMAL or HARD Game Mode, and TECHNO'80
                                  was accessable to her.  o_O;;  And in the Japanese pop'n
                                  music Fansites, it states that the first STAGE you play
                                  must be J-TEKNO in order for TECHNO'80 to be accessable
                                  in STAGE 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in GAME START, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first Player controller, press and hold SELECT.
                                  Then the words "TECHNO'80" or "BOY" should soon change in
                                  a variety of colors.  Then press O and you should access
                                  HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;
        NOTES                     On his STAGE, it has the words M.Z.D., and MZD is a
                                  playable CHARACTER in pop'n music 2!

11.3  - CHAMEL/CHANEL
        ORIGIN                    France.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               DISCO QUEEN.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "what i want" by THE RICHIE SISTERS.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         49 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                18 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in GAME START for
                                  her Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     In KONAMI HOMEPAGE, it states her name is CHANEL while in
                                  the Game, her name is CHAMEL.  [Probably for copyright
                                  purposes?  o_O;; ]

11.4  - CHARLY
        ORIGIN                    England.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               SPY.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "SPICY PIECE" by ORIGINAL SOUND TRACKS.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         58 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                23 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     Even though it states that CHARLY's Theme is extremely
                                  difficult . . .  Well, it isn't.  Have you ever tried
                                  playin' HAMANOV's?  x_X;;

11.5  - DiNO
        ORIGIN                    Maerchen Kingdom.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               FANTASY.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "monde des songe" by Bikke.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         86 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                5 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Already accessable in FREE and TRAINING Mode.

11.6  - DON MOMMY
        ORIGIN                    South America.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               LATIN.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "El Pais del sol" by Senorita Rica.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         42 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                7 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     "El Pais del sol" is Spanish for "The Nation of the sun".

11.7  - HAMANOV
        ORIGIN                    Russia.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               CLASSIC.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Chaos Age" by Waldeus von Dovjak.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         67 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                22 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in GAME START in
                                  order to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into
                                  his Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Play FANTASY on STAGE 1 and LATIN on STAGE 2 in NORMAL or
                                  HARD Game Mode, and CLASSIC should now be accessable in
                                  STAGE 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in GAME START, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first Player controller, press and hold SELECT.
                                  Then the words "CLASSIC" or "HAMANOV" should soon change
                                  in a variety of colors.  Then press O and you should
                                  access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;

11.8  - JUDY
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               DANCE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Hi-Tekno" by Hi-Tekno.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         48 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                12 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in GAME START for
                                  her Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     As seen in her STAGE, JUDY probably stands for "Jammin'
                                  Up here, Dance You".

11.9  - TORU KAMIKAZE
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               ANIME HERO.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "The theme of GAMBLER Z"/"TATAKAE!GAMBLER Z" by words:RYO
                                  song:NARAMCHA.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         63 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                16 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     In my Japanese dictionary, TORU means "to collect" while
                                  KAMIKAZE means "divine Wind".  Also, "TATAKAE!GAMBLER Z"
                                  translates to "BATTLE!GAMBLER Z!".  And his background is
                                  states:  "The theme song of 'SUPER ROBOT GAMBLER Z'".

11.10 - the KING
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     He has no Stage.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               He has no Theme.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       He has no Theme.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         He has no Theme.
        DIFFICULTY                He has no Theme.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      He has no Stage.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       He has no Theme.
        NOTES                     Those three girls who are drooling over the KING are
                                  Anzu [The frog girl], ??? [The TV-like girl], and
                                  PRETTY [The bunny girl]!  =P

11.11 - KRAFT
        ORIGIN                    Russia.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               TECHNO POP.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Electronic Fill" by Windslope.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         47 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                14 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      It's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against it once in GAME START for
                                  it's Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.

11.12 - Mary
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     She has no Stage.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               She has no Theme.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       She has no Theme.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         She has no Theme.
        DIFFICULTY                She has no Theme.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      She has no Stage.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       She has no Theme.

11.13 - Mimi
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     It is not given.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  BEGINNER STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               Practice.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "INSTRUCTION".
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         It is not given.
        DIFFICULTY                It is not given.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, and HARD
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      You can't, only whenever you play BEGINNER Game Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       You can't, only whenever you play BEGINNER Game Mode.

11.14 - Nyami
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     It is not given.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  BEGINNER STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               Practice.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "INSTRUCTION".
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         It is not given.
        DIFFICULTY                It is not given.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, and HARD
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      You can't, only whenever you play BEGINNER Game Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       You can't, only whenever you play BEGINNER Game Mode.

11.15 - OLIVIA
        ORIGIN                    Jamaica.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               REGGAE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Baby, I'm yours" by LISA-T.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         37 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                13 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in GAME START for
                                  her Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     Kinda weird UNCLE Jam appears in her OJAMAs . . .

11.16 - PRETTY
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               J-POP.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Life" by Haya-P & Maru.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         51 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                14 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against her once in GAME START in
                                  order to play as her.  This can be done by accessing into
                                  her Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Play POPS on STAGE 1, and DANCE or DISCO QUEEN on STAGE 2
                                  in NORMAL or HARD Game Mode, and J-POP should now be
                                  accessable in STAGE 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in GAME START for
                                  her Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.

11.17 - Rave girl
        ORIGIN                    ?.  [Hey, it's written as that in the KONAMI HOMEPAGE!]
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               RAVE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "e-motion" by e.o.s.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         44 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                20 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      You cannot play as Rave girl!
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      In KONAMI HOMEPAGE, it states that you must play J-TEKNO
                                  in STAGE 1 and DANCE in STAGE 2 in NORMAL or HARD Game
                                  Mode, and you must score at least 85% of GREATs on those
                                  two STAGEs!  x_X;;  Then RAVE should now be accessable in
                                  STAGE 3!  What my sis and I did was we played J-TEKNO and
                                  DANCE using 9 BUTTONS, and when my sis and I figured out
                                  we didn't open up RAVE, we goofed around and tried BONUS
                                  TRACK.  We lost, so we played J-POP.  We lost as well, so
                                  when we were about to play TECHNO'80, we saw RAVE opened
                                  up to us!  o_O;;  I don't know what we did, but it's
                                  scary and we'll never try to open up RAVE ever again!!
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in GAME START for
                                  her Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     Rave girl's STAGE, as well as her Theme, all comes from
                                  beatmania!  And e.o.s. stands for emotion of sound.

11.18 - RIE-chan
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               POPS.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "I REALLY WANT TO HURT YOU" by SGI & REO.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         50 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                10 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in GAME START for
                                  her Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     The Artists, SGI & REO, is really supposed to be spelt as
                                  SUGI & REO.  [It was later corrected in pop'n music 2!]

11.19 - SANAE-chan
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               BONUS TRACK.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "sure chigau nihito" by apresmidi.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         53 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                14 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      You cannot play as SANAE-chan!
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      In KONAMI HOMEPAGE, it states the first number in your
                                  scores [for either STAGE 1 or STAGE 2] of GREATs, GOODs,
                                  and BADs must all be 3's, 5's, or 7's in NORMAL or HARD
                                  Game Mode.  Then BONUS TRACK should now be accessable in
                                  STAGE 3.  It's hard to do, and you can probably get this
                                  by pure chance alone.  Oddly enough, SANAE-chan was the
                                  second SECRET CHARACTER my sis and I opened up!  x_X;;
                                  PRETTY was first.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in GAME START for
                                  her Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     SANAE-chan's Theme was the first of the BeMani series
                                  with a Japanese title!

11.20 - SHOLL KEE
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               J-TEKNO.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Quick Master" by act deft.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         55 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                6 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.

11.21 - SYLVESTER
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               FUSION.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "CROSSOVER 12" by 319.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         45 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                16 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in GAME START in
                                  order to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into
                                  his Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      I tried playing FANTASY on STAGE 1 and DISCO QUEEN on
                                  STAGE 2 in NORMAL or HARD Game Mode, and FUSION was
                                  accessable in STAGE 3, but now, it's not working!  x_X;;
                                  I heard that you must play as BAMBOO in order to access
                                  him, but I accessed him by playin' as CHAMEL!  Weird.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.

11.22 - UNBABO
        ORIGIN                    Africa.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               AFRICA.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Con te sabi 2119" by Hamba Un Aa.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         64 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                14 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in GAME START in
                                  order to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into
                                  his Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Play RAP on STAGE 1 and REGGAE on STAGE 2 in NORMAL or
                                  HARD Game Mode, and AFRICA should now be accessable in
                                  STAGE 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in GAME START, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first Player controller, press and hold SELECT.
                                  Then the words "AFRICA" or "UNABABO" should soon change
                                  in a variety of colors.  Then press O and you should
                                  access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;
        NOTES                     It's a dancing monkey, it's a dancing monkey for Christ
                                  sakes!!!  x_X;;

11.23 - UNCLE Jam
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               RAP.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "YOUNG DREAM" by LITTLE FINGERS.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         41 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                8 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL and HARD Game Mode on
                                  Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in GAME START for
                                  his Theme to be played in FREE and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     Jam disguises himself as KRAFT? in pop'n music 2, how
                                  lame!  x_X;;

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12.0 - DEEP WITHIN THE POP'N MUSIC CD!

        I bought myself a Game Enhancer, Gold Finger, from the local Chinatown in order to
help me play the Import of Bust A Move 2:  Dance Tengoku MIX and it worked out!  So I
decided to check out the CD I have of pop'n music -- and this is what I found!:

FILE            CHANNEL(S)      DESCRIPTION
Popxa.pak       0000            "The theme of GAMBLER Z", "El Pais del sol", "YOUNG DREAM",
                                "SPICY PIECE", "CROSSOVER 12", and "Theme Of staff roll".
                0001            "sure chigau nihito", "FUNKY TOWN '75", "what i want",
                                "Electronic Fill", and "Life".
                0002            "Hi-Tekno", "monde des songe", "INSTRUCTION", "e-motion",
                                "Here Comes pop'n music", "Con te sabi 2119", and "Water
                                Melon Woman".
                0003            "DEMOSTRATION"; "pop'n parade Goes On"; "Quick Master"; "I
                                REALLY WANT TO HURT YOU"; "Baby, I'm yours"; "Chaos Age";
                                and "sure chigau nihito".

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13.0 - IMPORTant

        Go read this information in my Website, "Bust A Move Global", about how to play
pop'n music for cheap!  [Yes, the Link below was originally intended for how to play Bust A
Move 2 for cheap, but it also works for pop'n music 2!  ^^;; ]  Just goto this Link!:

        http://pluto.spaceports.com/~enigma/bustamoveglobal/works_important.html

        Happy reading!  ^^;;

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14.0 - DISCLAIMER AND CREDITS:

LEGAL STUFF AND WHATNOT:
        This Guide [Filename:  pnmguide.txt or pop_n_music.txt or whatever it may be
called!] may not be altered or published in any way or form, and to be called your own.
This Guide is copyrighted © by me, enigmaopoeia.  This Guide is strictly only for public
viewing and should not be used for profit.
        If you have any comments, flames, praises, questions, or suggestions to this
Guide, please feel free to e-mail me at enigmaopoeia@hotmail.com!
        [This Guide is strictly for entertainment purposes only!]

DISCLAIMERS:
        pop'n music and CHARACTERs, and BeMani © KONAMI.  All rights reserved.

THANKS TO:
        I would like to thank KONAMI for creating this spectacular Game!  Finally, a Game
in which my sis and I are BOTH vital to even though we can *sometimes* play a Game by
ourselves!  =P  Also, thanks for makin' my sis see the light and think SHOLL KEE is cute!
        Thanks, Karn, for playin' this Game with me!  We both have to agree that J-TEKNO
rules as well as Dance!  =P  Also, we're a riot whenever we try to sing Latin together!
Thanks for also not laughin' at me when I confessed that CHARLY was cute!  =P  And being
there to open up all of the CHARACTERs, especially the pain we have to endure tryin' to
open up Rave girl -- boy, didn't we have SO much fun playin' pop'n music?  Remember, Karn,
we will always play "the usual"!  ^^
        Also, thanks to Reo-kun who helped me get addicted to pop'n music even more than
what I already did!  THANKS!  ^^  Also, thanks to Al of GameWinners for e-mailin' me that
he wanted to post my Guide onto his Website!  Thanks a lot!  ^^
        Thanks to all of the people who are reading this Guide whether they like it or
not, and yes -- that even means you!  =P  BIG thanks to GameFAQs, GameWinners, and Cheat
Code Central since they posted my Guide, and thanks to all those whom I forgot to
mention!  [Gomen ne!  ^^;; ]

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15.0 - LINKS:

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITES:
Here's pop'n music !!            http://www.konami.co.jp/gm/Bemani/popn/music
KONAMI HOMEPAGE                  http://www.konami.co.jp
pop'n stage                      http://www.konami.co.jp/gm/Bemani/popn/stage
pop'n world                      http://www.konami.co.jp/gm/Bemani/popn/

TO FIND UPDATES OF THIS GUIDE:
About.com                        http://vgstrategies.about.com
Cheat Code Central               http://www.cheatcc.com
GameFAQs                         http://www.gamefaqs.com
lolliPOP!                        http://w3.to/enig

MY SIS AND I OFFICIAL WEBSITES:
Bust A Move Global               http://on.to/bamglobal
lolliPOP!                        http://w3.to/enig
losing rhythm                    http://i.am/losingrhythm
Nya-Nee-Nae! Enter the Stage!    http://crash.to/nnnets

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