Beatmania DA!! (Found Computer Typing Game; 2000)


Beatmania DA
Cover art of the game.
Cover art of the game.
Status Found
Date found 16 Aug 2016
Found by Bhyper

Sometime in the year 2000, Konami has teamed up with iNiS Corporation, Hands On Entertainment Inc., and Oracion to develop a typing video game based on the Beatmania series; it was known as Beatmania DA!! (sometimes confused with the PS2 version of the game known as Beatmania DA!! DA!! DA!!).

A sequel to this game, known as "Beatmania BEST DA!!", was released in the same year, plus a PS2 version based on this game was released in 2002.

Similar to the arcade Beatmania games, it instead it uses the keyboard as a controller for this version. Most of the songs are based on the arcade version, but modified to make it different for the keyboard.

For years, no copies of the game were uploaded/found on the internet. However, a handful of videos about the game has been made available on the internet. On August 16, 2016, the game can be found here

Differences from the arcade version

  • The game runs on 640xx480 screen resolution, as opposed to 512x384.
  • The Konami logo doesn't show up in the game.
  • It was the only PC game in the Beatmania series (as opposed to Bemani DJ-Main arcade hardware, the Bemani Twinkle, and the Bemani PC hardware) to be released, until Beatmania IIDX INFINITAS, which was released on December 1st, 2015.
  • The songs were tweaked for keyboards to make it familiar to keyboard users, as opposed to the controls in the arcade version.

Videos

Intro of the game



Comments


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Onyanko

5 months ago
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A quick search of the japanese title "beatmania打(だ)!!" turns up a lot of results, one of which claims to be a download (http://downl...e136478.html) but I haven't tested it to say for sure if it works. Or you could probably find a copy on Japanese auction sites if you're patient enough.
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IAmJefferson 2001

5 months ago
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I tried to run the self-extracting installer from the website. However, it didn't work and it fails to extract, which may require to use a Japanese-language installation or AppLocale.
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Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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not lost, i can easily source a full copy of this. just need the time. and yeah, you need real japanese locale enabled to install any version of it. just google how to do it, it won't change your computer's language or anything like that.
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Bhyper

5 months ago
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same guy as above, i made an account now. anyway, turns out the game was already on my pc lol. here you go.

http://www.m...mania_Da.zip
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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thanks for your hard work bhyper. the world is better with a slightly more accurate wiki page. you have my eternal respect.
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Anonymous user #3

5 months ago
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it was never lost, goddamn you people don't know how to use google.
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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I'm sorry than smartass. Can you please link us the game?
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