Strategy Guide PSX

"POP'N MUSIC 2 GUIDE" [PLAYSTATION VERSION]
VERSION:  1.4
MAINTAINED BY:  enigmaopoeia [[email protected]]
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  - ARCADE
                3.2  - ORIGINAL
                3.3  - TRAINING
                3.4  - RECORDS
                3.5  - SAVE & LOAD
                3.6  - OPTION
                3.7  - DISC CHANGE
                3.8  - DEMOSTRATION
        4.0  - EXPLANATION OF ARCADE
                4.1   - GAME MODE SELECT
                        4.1a  - BEGINNER
                        4.1b  - NORMAL
                        4.1c  - EXCITE
                        4.1d  - PARTY
                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 ORIGINAL
                5.1   - FREE
                        5.1a  - BEGINNER
                        5.1b  - NORMAL
                        5.1c  - EXCITE
                        5.1d  - PARTY
                        5.1e  - TONIGHT'S STATS
                        5.1f  - CONTINUE
                        5.1g  - STAGE SELECT
                        5.1h  - MODE SELECT
                        5.1i  - EXIT
                5.2   - DOWN LOAD
                5.3   - MARATHON
                        5.3a  - BEGINNER
                        5.3b  - HALF
                        5.3c  - FULL
                        5.3d  - RETIRE/GAME OVER
                        5.3e  - CONGRATULATIONS!
                5.4   - SURVIVAL
                        5.4a  - BEGINNER COURSE
                        5.4b  - BEST FIVE COURSE
                        5.4c  - GIRLS COURSE
                        5.4d  - GET THE RHYTHM COURSE
                        5.4e  - YOKOHAMA COURSE
                        5.4f  - DANCE COURSE
                        5.4g  - POPS COURSE
                        5.4h  - KIDS COURSE
                        5.4i  - RANDOM BEGINNER COURSE
                        5.4j  - RANDOM COURSE
                        5.3k  - GAME OVER
                        5.4l  - POP'N KOMA
                5.5   - EXIT
        6.0  - EXPLANATION OF TRAINING
                6.1   - START
                6.2   - MUSIC SELECT
                6.3   - SETTING
                        6.3a  - SPEED
                        6.3b  - PHRASE
                        6.3c  - AUTO
                        6.3d  - REPEAT
                        6.3e  - EXIT
                6.4   - EXIT
        7.0  - EXPLANATION OF RECORDS
                7.1   - BEGINNER
                7.2   - NORMAL
                7.3   - EXCITE
                7.4   - PARTY
                7.5   - CHART
                7.6   - MARATHON
                7.7   - EXIT
        8.0  - EXPLANATION OF SAVE & LOAD
                8.1   - SAVE
                8.2   - LOAD
                8.3   - AUTO SAVE
                8.4   - EXIT
        9.0  - EXPLANATION OF OPTION
                9.1   - GAME LEVEL
                9.2  - BUTTON MODE
                9.3   - RANDOM
                9.4   - HIDDEN
                9.5   - MIRROR
                9.6   - SELECT
                9.7   - VIBRATION 1P
                9.8   - VIBRATION 2P
                9.9   - KEY CONFIG
                        9.9a  - PLAYER
                        9.9b  - DEFAULT TYPE
                        9.9c  - SETUP
                        9.9d  - EXIT
                9.10 - SOUND
                        9.10a - SOUND MODE
                        9.10b - BGM VOLUME
                        9.10c - SE VOLUME
                        9.10d - BGM TEST
                        9.10e - SE TEST
                        9.10f - EXIT
                9.11 - OPTION RESET
                9.12 - EXIT
        10.0 - EXPLANATION OF DISC CHANGE
        11.0 - THEME LIST
        12.0 - HINTS AND TIPS
        13.0 - CHARACTERS
                13.1  - Anzu
                13.2  - BOY
                13.3  - CINDY
                13.4  - Dami~yan
                13.5  - Edward
                13.6  - FLOWER
                13.7  - HAMANOV
                13.8  - Hiroshi Jingu
                13.9  - JUDY, IDOL GIRL
                13.10 - JUDY, DANCE
                13.11 - KARLI
                13.12 - Kelly
                13.13 - the KING
                13.14 - KoKo, EURO QUEEN
                13.15 - KoKo, DISCO QUEEN
                13.16 - KRAFT?, POP RAP
                13.17 - KRAFT?, RAP
                13.18 - KRAFT?, TECHNO POP
                13.19 - Mary
                13.20 - May-Fa
                13.21 - Mimi
                13.22 - MZD, DISCO KING
                13.23 - MZD, ANIME HERO
                13.24 - MZD, FANTASY
                13.25 - MZD, J-TEKNO
                13.26 - MZD, LATIN
                13.27 - MZD, REGGAE
                13.28 - MZD, SPY
                13.29 - NAKAJIMA san
                13.30 - Nyami
                13.31 - OLIVIA
                13.32 - POPPERS
                13.33 - PRETTY
                13.34 - PRETTY, AFRICA
                13.35 - PRETTY, CLASSIC
                13.36 - PRETTY, FUSION
                13.37 - PRETTY, TECHNO'80
                13.38 - Rave girl
                13.39 - REO-kun Nagumo
                13.40 - RIE-chan, GIRLY
                13.41 - RIE-chan, POPS
                13.42 - S.8.TARO
                13.43 - SANAE-chan, MELLOW
                13.44 - SANAE-chan, BONUS TRACK
                13.45 - SHOLL KEE
                13.46 - Sugi-kun
                13.47 - SYLVIE
                13.48 - Timer
                13.49 - tourmaline
                13.50 - Mrs.Wilson
                13.51 - Yuli
        14.0 - POPPERS Hi-SCORES!
        15.0 - DEEP WITHIN THE POP'N MUSIC 2 CD!
        16.0 - DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PLAYSTATION TO THE DREAMCAST VERSION
        17.0 - IMPORTant
        18.0 - DISCLAIMER AND CREDITS
        19.0 - LINKS

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0.0  - UPDATE HISTORY:

VERSION 1.4
        - I decided to get rid of section 16.0 about the upcoming pop'n music series
          because there's so many to keep track of!  x_X;;  And I made 14.0 dedicated to
          the Hi-SCOREs my sis and I made which will never be updated!  =P

VERSION 1.3
        - New info in section 16.0!

VERSION 1.2
        - I added a new section, 15.0 and 16.0, and changed around some info.  Does anyone
          know what is that damned first Japanese character in FLOWER's Theme?  o_O;;  Oh
          yeah, once I get the damned pop'n music 3 APPEND DISC, expect me to type up
          something for it!  ^^;;  Lucky my friend, Crono . . . he got the pop'n music 3
          APPEND DISC before me, my sister, and Reo-kun [another one of our friends].  =P

VERSION 1.1a
        - Thanks to Reo, I got the translation to Kelly's 3-Koma down!  ^^;;  AND POP'N
          MUSIC 4 IS ALREADY CREATED?!?!  x_X;;  Boy, I can't wait for February to get
          pop'n music 3 Append Disc and now I have to wait for pop'n music 4!

VERSION 1.1
        - Cheat Code Central as well as Tim's Vault posted my Guide!  YATTA~!  ^^  Also
          updated some infomation concerning the BEGINNER Game Modes.

VERSION 1.0a
        - Thanks to my friend, Reo-kun, I finally got to figure out what the Hell is a CS
          ORIGINAL CHARACTER!  ^^;;  And GameWinners posted my Guide!!!  BANZAI BANZAI!!!
          Another thing I'm happy about is that my mother never liked pop'n music until
          just recently my sis and I begged her to play, and 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 1.0
        - Created the pop'n music 2 Guide!  HAPPY MILLENNIUM!

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1.0  - INTRODUCTION:

        Welcome to my Guide on one of my favorite Rhythm Action and my second Game of the
BeMani series, pop'n music 2!  ^^  [My first was pop'n music!  Heh heh . . . ]  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!"  Before ya know it, I got pop'n music!
And since I loved pop'n music so much, I bought the sequal [pop'n music 2] and I was not
disappointed one bit!  ^^;;  pop'n music 2 is a GREAT SEQUAL!  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 2, but they should
because it's fun as Hell!  Don't let the appearance fool ya!  ^^  [Some people think the
pop'n music series is an insult to the BeMani series, a "child's Game" as they will call
it.  Well, it isn't!  Playin' Dami~yan's STAGE with 9 BUTTONS alone is not a laughin'
manner!  x_X;; ]  pop'n music 2 is a lot funner to play, especially when you bring a friend
to play along with you!  This is my second 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 2, 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 2 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
[email protected]  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 2?  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 2 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 2 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 I hope you will learn everything there is to know about pop'n music 2
from this Guide!  ^^  Thanks for reading this, and "Let's Party 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.
AKIBA                  Your guess is just about as good as mines!  ^^;;  I'm thinking
                       Electronica, but with a Techno and New Age twist!  =P
Akuma                  Japanese for Devil.  That shadow creature behind MZD!  =P  My sis
                       and I think it's adorable as Hell!  ^^;;  I want a shadow just like
                       Akuma!  Heh heh . . . lucky MZD!
AFRICA                 Think of the BGM you will usually hear from National Geographic!  ^^
ANIME HERO             Ever remember watching those OLD Animes of Voltron, Speed Racer, and
                       Thundercats?  I just said enough!  ^^;;
ANIME HERO R           A.K.A.  ANIME HERO RETURNS.  Just think of those Theme Songs for the
                       remakes of old Animes!  ^^;;
Anzu                   She's the most cutest thing in life!  She acts JUST LIKE ME!!!  =P
                       And that's what scares my sister!  Heh heh . . .
APPEND DISC            I don't know much about these other than that it is cheaper and
                       better to purchase these than to buy the full Game!  =P
ARTIST(S)              The name of the people who performed a CHARACTERs' Theme.
AVANTGARDE             It's French for Art.  Think it's Classical Music, but with a very
                       unique twist!  ^^;;
"BACON"                My personal nickname for CINDY.  ^^;;
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                 A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  The pink puffhead didn't made it as a character
                       in pop'n music 2 which is good because he's scary as Hell!  =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                    Okay, I gotten more adjusted to BOY thanks to my sis and now I think
                       he's kinda cute, but not as much as my man, MZD, or Timer!  ^^;;
Bunny-Boy              My petname for Timer!  =P  *giggles*
CANDY POP              It's your typical Pops Music, but it's overly sweet and cute!!!
CARIB                  A.K.A.  CARIBBEAN.  Think REGGAE, but with more rhythm and beats!
CHAMEL                 A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  The hooch didn't made it to pop'n music 2!  Heh,
                       gonna missed her big, fluffy hair . . .  ^^;;
-chan                  It's Japanese for addressing girls.
Chara                  A.K.A.  CHARACTER.  I like usin' this word!
CHARACTER TYPE         Is it a HARD chara or a NORMAL chara or . . .
CHARLY                 A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  WHAT!?!  My British cutie didn't made it as a
                       CHARACTER in pop'n music 2!  WAHHHHHH~!!  >=(
CINDY                  She's the most ugliest thing to ever graced in a Video Game!  She's
                       a fat dancin' PIG for God sakes!!!  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.
CLASSIC 2              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.
COURSE                 A COURSE of 5 STAGEs to prove if you really are a good POPPER!
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!  ^^;;
CUTE                   Those kinds of Music you expect to hear in Bishoujo Animes!  =P
Dami~yan               This short, ugly man is a kewl head-banger with Fans behind him like
                       Donna!  [I'm talkin' about Donna from pop'n music 3, not my SISTER!]
DANCE                  Kind of Music you expect to hear at Clubs!  ^^
"Dancing Baby"         My nickname for Edward, 'nuff said.
DIFFICULTY             Is it easy or hard?
DIGI ROCK              A.K.A.  DIGITAL ROCK.  It's your typical Rock Music, but it's more
                       digital -- kinda like TECHNO'80.  o_O;;  Hard to explain!
DiNO                   A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  Poor, DiNO!  He didn't made it as a pop'n music 2
                       character!  Better luck next time, I guess . . .  ^^;;
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              A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  YES~!  HE DIDN'T MADE IT, HE DIDN'T MADE IT!!!
                       *jumps up and down in joy*
EASY STAGE             This STAGE should be easy for you to pass!
Edward                 He's the freakiest dancin' baby I've ever seen!!!  x_X;;  My sis
                       thinks he's adorable though . . .  o_O;;
ENIG                   This is my nickname I use for the RECORDS board!  ^^  It's my
                       nickname and it's also short for enigmaopoeia!  Heh heh . . .
"enig"                 My sis' nickname for Anzu since she reminds my sister SO MUCH of me!
ENKA                   [Thanks Reo-kun:  [email protected] for this one!] ENKA is a style
                       of Music defined as traditional Japanese Music.
EURO QUEEN             Think of the European Music you will usually hear:  They are VERY
                       remixed and VERY kewl!  ^^;;  Use a lot of Techno-like beats!
Fairy Music            My sis and I nickname for SYLVIE's Theme.  =P
FANTASY                These are Themes in which your little kid brother or sister would
                       really enjoy listening to!  =P
FLOWER                 PLEASE, SHOOT THIS HIPPIE!!!  PLEASE!!!  x_X;;  END HIS MISERY!!!
FUNNY                  Type of Music with funny sounds added to it.  =P  That's all I can
                       really think of about how to describe it!  ^^
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???
"Gorgeous"             My sis and I nickname for Edward.  [Don't ask!  =P ]
"Good Luck Frog"       My sis and I nickname for Anzu.
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                WHOAH, he's back with a new genre:  CLASSIC 2!  He still got those
                       killer backflips!  =P
HEAVY METAL            It's those kinds of Music in which it's really gives ya a headache
                       real quickly!  =P  I don't know how to explain HEAVY METAL, but it's
                       one of my favorite genres of Musics!  ^^
"Mr. Hoffman"          My sis' nickname for HAMANOV since he reminds her SO MUCH of her
                       Band Teacher, Mr. Hoffman!  ^^;;
J-GARAGE POP           A.K.A.  Japanese Garage Pop.  It's your typical J-POP, but it sounds
                       like it was produced at some person's garage!  =P
J-POP                  A.K.A.  Japanese Pop.  Your typical Pops Music, but with a Japanese
                       twist.  Very popular for girls to sing it!  ^^
J-R&B                  A.K.A.  Japanese Rhythm & Blues.  A Japanese folk-based, but
                       urbanized form of Negro popular Music characterized by strong,
                       repetitious rhythms and simple melodies.
J-TEKNO                A.K.A.  Japanese Techno.  Think Techno with a little Japanese style
                       to it!  Very electronic and very kewl!  ^^
HARD STAGE             This STAGE should be hard for you to pass!
Hiroshi Jingu          He looks like one of those boys who will always gets picked on at
                       School!  Heh heh, I bet his bully was WALDOCK!  =P
HYPER Game Mode        Just like a normal Game Mode, but you're hittin' Mr. Pop more than
                       what you are used to!  ^^
IDOL GIRL              Those kinds of Music in which lots of girls would dream to be just
                       like the Singer, thus the Singer is called an Idol.  ^^;;
It's NEW!              You will usually see this in ARCADE MODE and that means that this
                       Theme/CHARACTER is new from pop'n music to pop'n music 2.
JUDY                   Now I like her a lot more in pop'n music 2 than pop'n music!  ^^;;
                       Her new Theme kicks major ass, and I love it when she goes BANG!
KAERU                  The frog inside of KRAFT? whenever he performs an OJAMA!  Also, you
                       can see it with Sugi-kun and REO-kun!  =P
TORU KAMIKAZE          A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  He's gone, but not forgotten!!  *sniff*  Let
                       TORU's memory live on!  *salutes*  =P
KARLI                  She's the pretty Indian girl with the kewl Theme!  I LOVE HER
                       ANIMATIONS, THEY'RE SO CUTE!!!
KARN                   This is my sister's nickname for the RECORDS board!  ^^  It's my
                       sis' nickname and it's short for Karniz.
Kelly                  This cute girl obviously thinks she's from Outer Space!  x_X;;
KEY DISC               pop'n music 2 is a KEY DISC which means that if you want to play the
                       other pop'n music APPEND DISCs out there such as the pop'n music 3
                       APPEND DISC, you are going to need the KEY DISC in order to play it!
the KING               OHMIGOD!!  WHAT DID KONAMI DO TO HIM!?!  I love the outfit, but he's
                       gotta go!  Now he has reached MAJOR DORK level!  I LIKE THE KING
                       BETTER IN POP'N MUSIC!!!  >=(
KoKo                   This gal follows by Devo's rules, "Now whip it!  Whip it good!"  ^^
KONAMI                 The company who produced pop'n music 2!
KRAFT                  A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  I don't miss it much, kinda glad it's gone . . .
KRAFT?                 Must I explain him?  He's actually UNCLE Jam Cosplayin' as KRAFT!
                       Oh, the humanity of it all . . .  x.X;;
LATIN                  Think of those Spanish Musics you will usually hear!  ^^;;
"Little man"           My nickname for Dami~yan!  o_O;;
LIVE                   It's those kinds of Musics you expect to hear at concerts!  ^^;;
LOUNGE                 What you expect to hear at Cafes.  Heh heh . . .
Maerchen Kingdom       I have no idea where this place is at, but Maerchen is German for
                       "Fairy Tale".
Mary                   She's looks very Asian!  o_O;;  Well, she's from Japan, so I can't
                       complain!  I dig the new look!  ^^
MASARA                 Those kinds of Music you expect to hear at India!
May-Fa                 She's adorable, I like the Marilyn Monroe thing goin' on with her!
MELLOW                 Very soft Music and kinda dramatic.  ^^;;
Mimi                   YEAH!  She's much cuter now and I love her alternate colors!!!  ^^
Mr. Pop                This is the official name of those little blocks which falls down on
                       your screen.  ^^;;
"My man, MZD"          Sometimes I just cannot call him "MZD" alone, but instead:  "My man,
                       MZD"!  [Is there something wrong with me?  Hmm . . .  x_X;; ]
MZD                    He's the boy who will never grew up LITERALLY!!  ^^;;  [He's suffers
                       from the "Peter Pan syndrome" in which he can't grow up!]  He's so
                       cute, and he's the pop'n master!  What else could you ask for?  =P
MZD MOMMY              I don't know why MZD is also called this . . . but I think it's a
                       pretty *unique* name!  ^^;;
NAKAJIMA san           That annoying swan that goes, "Tsuu"!  x_X;;
NEO ACO                A.K.A.  NEO ACOUSTIC.  Think of Acoustic, but with VOCALS!  =P
NEW FOLK               It's Folk Music, but with a New Age twist!  DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL!!
NEW WAVE               Think Music with an electronical twist and it kinda makes ya think
                       and relax.  It's like New Age, and it's hard to explain!  ^^;;
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                  She's so cute, and Timer kinda likes her!  Heh heh . . .
OJAMA                  This is the official name of those TRICKs the CHARACTERs will
                       perform at ya.
OKONchan               The cute fox girl whom S.8.TARO tries to win her heart.  Aww~!
OLIVIA                 Now I love those colors!  And her new Theme is very cute!  =P  GO,
                       OLIVIA!  =P
ORIGIN                 Where did this certain CHARACTER come from in this World or in
                       another.
P-CAT                  It's one of the pop'n masters along with MZD, INUCHIYO, and KAERU.
PHRASES                Your guess is just as good as mines!  ^^;;
"_THE_ Pimp"           My sis' personal nickname for Timer.  o_O;;
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!  ^^;;
POP RAP                The bastard child of the urbanized RAP and the cuteness of POPS!
POPN                   My sis' and I sometime used nickname for the RECORDS board!  ^^
POPPERS                1.)  A person who plays pop'n music!  ^^
                       2.)  A.K.A.  Nyami & Mimi.  Nyami and Mimi both teamed up together,
                       and become rivals!  NEAT-O!  ^^;;  I like the Capoeira-like thing
                       goin' on with them!
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                 I don't like the fact that there's an AFRICA PRETTY, CLASSIC PRETTY,
                       and etc.  =(  Oh well . . . can't win everything.
"Psycho"               My sis and I nickname for SYLVIE.  o_O;;  [Don't ask!]
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 back!  ^^  I'm really disappointed in her Theme, I would've at
                       least thought they will use "e-motion 2nd mix"!  x_X;;
REGGAE                 A Jamaican blend of Blues, Calypso, and Rock-'N'-Roll, characterized
                       by a strong rhythmic beat.
REO-kun                He's the cute boy with the LOUNGE lizard Theme!  My sis likes him so
                       much!  =P  He's pretty kewl because he's a Club DJ!
Rhythm Level           The gauge bar on the bottom of the screen in the CHARACTERs' STAGEs.
RIE-chan               Oh, gawd.  She's off the kawaii scale!  =P  SHE'S SO ADORABLE!!!  ^^
RIVAL CHARACTER        You go up against them.
S.8.TARO               He's the adorable guy who fights for the heart of his loved one,
                       OKONchan!  AWW~!  ^^;;
Sana                   I heard this is SANAE-chan's other name!  ^^  Sana is the performer
                       of Mrs.Wilson's and Kelly's Themes!
SANAE-chan             Yeah, SANAE's back and her new Theme is so awesome!  I love ANNA's
                       vocals!  ^^;;
SE                     Sound effects.
SECRET STAGE           This STAGE is a secret and you must figure out how to open it!
SEXY GIRLS             Those kinds of Musics you expect to hear from Hentais!  =P
Shadow                 The nickname of Akuma.
"She's a MONSTER!"     My quote for my sis who is, by far, the best POPPER I've ever seen!
SHOLL KEE              I thought he wouldn't make it, but I was wrong!  AKIBA IS SO KEWL!!
"Space-Case"           My personal nickname for Kelly!  ^^;;  We call BOY this as well!
SPY                    Remember those old James Bond and Mission Impossible Themes?  =P
STAGE                  What STAGE would this CHARACTER appear in or the CHARACTERs' lair.
Sugi-kun               He's so cute, and he's an awesome Singer!  =P  I can just hear him
                       say along with REO-kun:  "We are PERFECT!"
SURVIVOR               They are characters from pop'n music who didn't made it to pop'n
                       music 2.  =(
SYLVESTER              A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  Poor SYLVESTER!  =(  Gonna miss him . . .
SYLVIE                 He's majorly cute, and I got glasses JUST LIKE HIS!!  ^^;;  He's so
                       sexy . . .  *drools*
"The Teacher"          My friends' nickname for Mrs.Wilson.  o_O;;
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
                       POPS comes their bastard child:  TECHNO POP!  ^^;;
THEME                  The Songs!
THEME GENRE            The genre of what the Themes are.
Timer                  MY BUNNY-BOY -- I LOVE HIM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO~ MUCH!!!  ^^;;  *Sigh*
                       Timer . . . okay, I'll stop now!  Gomen ne.
tourmaline             She's so sweet and very cute!  Too bad I don't like her Theme as
                       much.  =(  [I was kinda expecting more from it.]
UNBABO                 A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  NOW THE DANCING MONKEY IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES!!
UNCLE Jam              A.K.A.  SURVIVOR.  BANZAI, BANZAI!!  Never liked him anyways!!!  ^^
URBAN POP              It's your typical Pops Music, but with an Urban twist!  ^^
VISUAL                 Goth-like Music -- like New Age, and that's all I can really say!
WALDOCK                He's the old man and rival in Hiroshi's animations!  ^^;;
Mrs.Wilson             She's so spunky and sassy!  I LIKE HER, and her Theme is SO KEWL!!
YOKOHAMA               Probably a reference to AYA from pop'n music 3 because I heard that
                       her full name was AYA YOKOHAMA.  ^^;;  Also YOKOHAMA is one of the
                       Producers from KONAMI!  ^^
you                    Human Player.  [Well, that's you!  =P ]
Yuli                   Oh man, whenever he gives off that look . . .  I MELT!!!  [Only my
                       sis knows what I'm talkin' about!]  HE'S SO HOT!  *Drools*

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3.0  - EXPLANATION OF THE MAIN SCREEN

        When you turn on the Game, you should see a screen with a blue box in the center of
the screen with most of it written in Japanese with the exception on the bottom in which it
should state:  "NOW LOADING, PLEASE WAIT".  After a moment, you should be in the Game!
        [When the Game loads up, if you have already saved your data onto a Memory Card,
you should see a screen written in Japanese and all it is really stating is that it is
automatically loading your saved Game!  ^^;; ]
        This is the main screen in which you can select from the many choices below of how
you want to play pop'n music 2!  You should see a background picture of a studio with Nyami
and Mimi, both dancing, on the sides of the foreground with NAKAJIMA san on top.

        3.1  - ARCADE
        This option allows you to play pop'n music 2, easy as that!  ^^  More explained on
Section 4.0.

        3.2  - ORIGINAL
        This option allows you to have a choice of four unique options in which you want to
play pop'n music 2 under.  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 2.  More explained on Section 6.0.

        3.4  - RECORDS
        This option allows you to view the scores you have recieved.  More explained on
Section 7.0.

        3.5  - SAVE & LOAD
        This option allows you to save or load the data on your Memory Cards.  More
explained on Section 8.0.

        3.6  - OPTION
        This option allows you to change the settings of how you want to play pop'n music.
More explained on Section 9.0.

        3.7  - DISC CHANGE
        This option allows you to change Discs that you might have recieved of pop'n music
such as the APPEND DISCs.  More explained on Section 10.0.

        3.8  - 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 KRAFT? in KRAFT?'s Stage with the Theme "YOUNG
DREAM" by LITTLE FINGERS playin' in the background.

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4.0  - EXPLANATION OF ARCADE

        This first option of the main screen basically is the real meat of pop'n music 2 as
you can say!  ^^  THIS IS THE ARCADE MODE FOR CHRIST SAKES!  =P  Mainly, you will select a
CHARACTER on a certain Game Mode, and square off against three CHARACTERs of your choice!
        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 2 under.

                4.1a  - BEGINNER
        Once selected, you should see Nyami.  This option allows you to play pop'n music 2
under BEGINNER Game Mode which means the opponents can't perform any OJAMAs and you will be
given a lesser amount of Mr. Pop to hit.  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
        Once selected, you should see Mary.  This option allows you to play pop'n music 2
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  - EXCITE
        Once selected, you should see the KING.  This option allows you to play pop'n music
2 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.

                4.1d  - PARTY
        Once selected, you should see Mimi [oddly enough in her 3P outfit!].  This option
allows you to play pop'n music 2 under HARD Game Mode which means the opponents can perform
OJAMAs which totally rearranges the position of Mr. Pop without warning, but with a unique
twist!  x_X;;  There are also other Mr. Pop which does something special to your Game play
and it's like a whole pop'n party as you can expect it to be!  It's really kewl!  ^^  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.
        Now here is a list of the different special presentations of Mr. Pop you will
encounter during PARTY Game Mode.  You are not required to hit them, but they sure do make
the STAGEs MUCH MORE INTERESTING!!!  ^^;; :
        fission Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a Ninja, this certain Mr. Pop makes the other Mr.
Pop fused in order to muddle the Gamer.  Their OJAMA is called "fission".  This special
presentation of Mr. Pop is really lame!  x.X;;  
        Dance Mr. Pop - Symbolized as Nyami's head, this certain Mr. Pop makes the opponent
CHARACTER perform a cute animation in order to block the view of the PLAYER!  I notice that
if you hit the Dance Mr. Pop on the left side of the screen, they will dance on the right
side of the screen and vice versa!  ^^;;  Their OJAMA is called "Dance floor".  This
special presentation of Mr. Pop is one of my favorites!  ^^
        Explosive Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a bomb, this certain Mr. Pop makes the screen
seem to explode in front of you as well as rearranging the positions of Mr. Pop while you
are still caught up in the confusion of it all!  Their OJAMA is called "Bomb".  I don't
like this special presentation of Mr. Pop that much.
        Gauge up Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a heart, this certain Mr. Pop raises your Rhythm
Level a little bit once hitting a Mr. Pop afterwards.  Their OJAMA is called "Gauge up!".
This is one of my favorite special presentation of Mr. Pop!  =P
        ??? Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a stick figure running, this certain Mr. Pop gives you
a random selection of the seven special presentation of Mr. Pop.  Their OJAMA is called
"Eniguma" ["Enigma"] in which I would like to think it was named after myself since my
handle is enigmaopoeia!  ^^;;
        Speed up Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a rocket, this certain Mr. Pop makes Mr. Pop fall
faster for a period of time.  BOUH.  =(  Their OJAMA is called "Speed up!"  This is my MAIN
favorite special presentation of Mr. Pop!  ^^;;
        Kieechau Mr. Pop - [I couldn't translate the name!] Symbolized as a fire, this
certain Mr. Pop reacts just like the HIDDEN MODE in OPTION.  >=(  Their OJAMA is called
"Inside".  We all should know by now how much I don't like HIDDEN mode!
        Abruptly Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a short Mr. Pop, this certain Mr. Pop makes the
other Mr. Pop to appear much later than you expect them to appear, kinda like HIDDEN MODE
in OPTION, but instead of being invisible near the bottom portion of the screen.  The
Abruptly Mr. Pop will be invisible from the middle of the screen to up!  x_X;;  Their OJAMA
is called "Late appear".  This is one of my favorite special presentations of Mr. Pop!


        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.  If the DIFFICULTY bar
happens to reach around the EASY area [they will usually have green and yellow bars], then
that means the Theme is fairly easy to play.  If the bar happens to reach around the HARD
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 is around EASY.  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 with a certain BUTTON 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 EXCITE Game Mode, I dunno!], and luckily you
will be on the RECORDS board!  ^^;;
        Both of the endings has the Theme "Theme of staff roll" playing in the background,
but the difference is that NAKAJIMA san will briefly appear in one of the endings.  Nothing
really special though.  =(


        So, do you like pop'n music 2?  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 ORIGINAL

        This second option of the main screen allows you to choose from four unique options
in which you can play pop'n music 2 under!

        5.1   - FREE
        This first option of ORIGINAL 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!

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

                5.1a  - BEGINNER
        Once selected, you should see Nyami.  This option allows you to play pop'n music 2
under BEGINNER Game Mode which means the opponents can't perform any OJAMAs and you will be
given a lesser amount of Mr. Pop to hit.
        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
        Once selected, you should see Mary.  This option allows you to play pop'n music 2
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  - EXCITE
        Once selected, you should see the KING.  This option allows you to play pop'n music
2 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.

                5.1d  - PARTY
        Once selected, you should see Mimi.  This option allows you to play pop'n music 2
under HARD Game Mode which means the opponents can perform OJAMAs which totally rearranges
the position of Mr. Pop without warning, but with a unique twist!  x_X;;  There are also
other Mr. Pop which does something special to your Game play and it's like a whole pop'n
party as you can expect it to be!  It's really kewl!  ^^
        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.
        Now here is a list of the different special presentations of Mr. Pop you will
encounter during PARTY Game Mode.  You are not required to hit them, but they sure do make
the STAGEs MUCH MORE INTERESTING!!!  ^^;; :
        fission Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a Ninja, this certain Mr. Pop makes the other Mr.
Pop fused in order to muddle the Gamer.  Their OJAMA is called "fission".  This special
presentation of Mr. Pop is really lame!  x.X;;  
        Dance Mr. Pop - Symbolized as Nyami's head, this certain Mr. Pop makes the opponent
CHARACTER perform a cute animation in order to block the view of the PLAYER!  I notice that
if you hit the Dance Mr. Pop on the left side of the screen, they will dance on the right
side of the screen and vice versa!  ^^;;  Their OJAMA is called "Dance floor".  This
special presentation of Mr. Pop is one of my favorites!  ^^
        Explosive Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a bomb, this certain Mr. Pop makes the screen
seem to explode in front of you as well as rearranging the positions of Mr. Pop while you
are still caught up in the confusion of it all!  Their OJAMA is called "Bomb".  I don't
like this special presentation of Mr. Pop that much.
        Gauge up Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a heart, this certain Mr. Pop raises your Rhythm
Level a little bit once hitting a Mr. Pop afterwards.  Their OJAMA is called "Gauge up!".
This is one of my favorite special presentation of Mr. Pop!  =P
        ??? Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a stick figure running, this certain Mr. Pop gives you
a random selection of the seven special presentation of Mr. Pop.  Their OJAMA is called
"Eniguma" ["Enigma"] in which I would like to think it was named after myself since my
handle is enigmaopoeia!  ^^;;
        Speed up Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a rocket, this certain Mr. Pop makes Mr. Pop fall
faster for a period of time.  BOUH.  =(  Their OJAMA is called "Speed up!"  This is my MAIN
favorite special presentation of Mr. Pop!  ^^;;
        Kieechau Mr. Pop - [I couldn't translate the name!] Symbolized as a fire, this
certain Mr. Pop reacts just like the HIDDEN MODE in OPTION.  >=(  Their OJAMA is called
"Inside".  We all should know by now how much I don't like HIDDEN mode!
        Abruptly Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a short Mr. Pop, this certain Mr. Pop makes the
other Mr. Pop to appear much later than you expect them to appear, kinda like HIDDEN MODE
in OPTION, but instead of being invisible near the bottom portion of the screen.  The
Abruptly Mr. Pop will be invisible from the middle of the screen to up!  x_X;;  Their OJAMA
is called "Late appear".  This is one of my favorite special presentations of Mr. Pop!


FREE STAGE SELECT
        Once a Game Mode is selected, you should see a screen titled FREE STAGE SELECT.
Just choose the specific genre of Theme in which you want to play against.  Once you have
selected a genre, you will be playing against it 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.

                5.1e  - 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 with a certain BUTTON 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.

                5.1f  - CONTINUE
        This option allows you to retry the STAGE again in order to perfect your SCORE or
whatever you have in mind!  ^^

                5.1g  - STAGE SELECT
        This option allows you to select another STAGE in which you can play under.

                5.1h  - MODE SELECT
        This option allows you to select another Game Mode in which you can play under.

                5.1i  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to the ORIGINAL
screen.


        5.2   - DOWN LOAD
        This second option of ORIGINAL allows you to down load your current Game data of
pop'n music 2 to your PocketStation, considering that you have one.  In order to down load
your data to your PocketStation, insert the PocketStation to the avaliable Memory Card Slot
on your PlayStation.  YES means that your data will be saved onto the PocketStation which
will take about 5 blocks of Memory, and NO means that you will not save your data onto the
PocketStation.
        You will not open up new Themes or CHARACTERs by using this option!

        Since I do not have a PocketStation, I could not give much information on this.
Sorry!  But what you can do is read Bodi Anderson's POP'N MUSIC 2 FAQ and Play Guide at
GameFAQs for a description on how to play pop'n music 2 on the PocketStation!  ^^;;


        5.3   - MARATHON
        This third option will be first read as ????? and will be accessable once you have
opened up a total of 40 Themes in no specific order.  [I opened up this Game Mode by
opening up 40 Themes excluding LOUNGE, J-R&B, J-GARAGE POP, AKIBA, AVANTGARDE, and LIVE!]
        This allows you to play pop'n music 2 in a very unique way in which you must play
against 18 or 37 STAGEs on any choice of three Game Modes under 9 BUTTONS!  x_X;;  The
rewards you will get is that you will get to open up three new Themes depending on
which Game Mode you have selected, and it will also tell you a hint as to how to open up a
secret CHARACTER such as Kelly!  If you're brave enough to try this, GOOD LUCK!!!  ^^;;
        You will open up new Themes or CHARACTERs by using this option!

                5.3a  - BEGINNER
        This options allows you to play MARATHON mode under BEGINNER Game Mode with either
Mimi or Nyami from pop'n music as your CHARACTER.  The opponents can't perform any OJAMAs
and you will be given a lesser amount of Mr. Pop to hit.  You get to go against 18 STAGEs
with this option!  I recommend you at least should try MARATHON with this Game Mode!  ^^
[Do note that most of the Themes/CHARACTERs you have opened won't appear in BEGINNER Game
Mode!]  The CHARACTERs you will be going against is random, so be ready!  ^^;;  If you
forgotten what BUTTONS you choose which will play as BUTTONS A through I, then press
SELECT.  If you want to RETIRE, then press and hold SELECT and then START.

                5.3b  - HALF
        This options allows you to play MARATHON mode under NORMAL Game Mode with Mary from
pop'n music as your CHARACTER.  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 18
STAGEs with this option!  The CHARACTERs you will be going against is random, so be ready!
If you forgotten what BUTTONS you choose which will play as BUTTONS A through I, then press
SELECT.  If you want to RETIRE, then press and hold SELECT and then START.

                5.3c  - FULL
        This options allows you to play MARATHON mode under EXCITE Game Mode with the KING
from pop'n music as your CHARACTER.  The opponents can perform OJAMAs which totally
rearranges the position of Mr. Pop without warning!  You get to go against a grueling
number of 37 STAGEs with this option!  x_X;;  The CHARACTERs you will be going against is
random, so be ready!  If you forgotten what BUTTONS you choose which will play as BUTTONS
A through I, then press SELECT.  If you want to RETIRE, then press and hold SELECT and then
START.

                5.3d  - RETIRE/GAME OVER
        If you failed to pass all 18 or 37 STAGEs, you will soon see a screen with Nyami
and Mimi both doing a thumbs down sign with the word:  "RETIRE" on top of the screen.  It
will state your total score along with the number of STAGEs you have completed before
retirin', and it will give you the "GAME OVER" screen.  Then you will be directed back to
the ORIGINAL screen.

                5.3e  - CONGRATULATIONS!
        If you completed all 18 or 37 STAGEs, you will soon see a screen with Nyami and
Mimi giving a thumbs up sign along with the word:  "CONGRATULATIONS!" on top of the screen.
Then it state your total score along with a message on how to open up Kelly.  The secret
Theme you will open up depends on what Game Mode you beated.  If you completed BEGINNER
Game Mode, then you opened up AKIBA in STAGE 1; if you completed HALF Game Mode, then you
opened up LIVE in STAGE 2; and if you completed FULL Game Mode, then you opened up
AVANTGARDE in STAGE 3!  ^^
        If you do happen to open up all 46 Themes and try to master any of the Game Modes,
you will not open up any new Themes, but you get this message instead in place on how to
open up Kelly:  "YOU GOTTA ALL THE POP'N MUSIC!  COOL IT!!"  Heh heh . . .  =P


        5.4   - SURVIVAL
        This third option will be first read as ????? and will be accessable once you have
opened up a total of 40 Themes in no specific order.  [I opened up this Game Mode by
opening up 40 Themes excluding LOUNGE, J-R&B, J-GARAGE POP, AKIBA, AVANTGARDE, and LIVE!]
        The unique thing about SURVIVAL Game Mode is that you must play a certain COURSE
in order to form a picture of four 3-Komas focusing on some CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2!
It's well worth it, and I'm sure that you will have most fun out of this!  ^^;;  With
SURVIVAL, you must go against a total of 5 STAGEs either pre-set or random, but there's a
catch.  Your Rhythm Level is already at it's maximum on the GOOD ZONE and the amount of
FEVERs, GREATs, or GOODs will keep the Rhythm Level at it's place.  But the amount of BADs
you will get decreases the Rhythm Level and one it hits at the bottom of the BAD ZONE, you
lose the Game!  It's tougher than it sounds, especially with a COURSE like GET THE RHYTHM!
It's hard to explain, but you will understand once you try it out.  ^^;;
        If the COURSEs are becoming too easy [Is that possible?  =P ], then try these VERY
UNIQUE Game Modes specially designed for SURVIVAL MODE!  What you do is look at the word
"SURVIVAL" above the screen, it's yellow which means the STAGEs would be set on NORMAL
SPEED; if you press SELECT, the word "SURVIVAL" should now be in green which means the
STAGEs are set on FAST SPEED; and if you press SELECT one more time, the word "SURVIVAL"
should now be in red which means the STAGEs are set on the SPEED OF LIGHT!  x_X:;  The
FAST SPEED and the SPEED OF LIGHT [Names in which I invented!  =P ] are fast as Hell!!!

                5.4a  - BEGINNER COURSE
        This first COURSE is called BEGINNER because you are going against STAGEs in which
their DIFFICULTY is in the EASY section.  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is EASY.  You will
be going against RAP, FANTASY, LATIN, MASARA, and NEW WAVE with the CHARACTER, DON MOMMY,
as the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed BEGINNER COURSE,
the pattern of heads with KRAFT?, MZD, MZD, KARLI, and SYLVIE in this order will disappear
thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4b  - BEST FIVE COURSE
        This second COURSE is called BEST FIVE probably because they are adverage STAGEs in
which their DIFFICULTY is around the NORMAL section.  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is
NORMAL.  You will be going against J-TEKNO, POPS, BONUS TRACK, NEO ACO, and ENKA with the
CHARACTER, UNBABO, as the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed BEST FIVE COURSE,
the pattern of heads with MZD, RIE-chan, SANAE-chan, Sugi-kun, and S.8.TARO in this order
will disappear thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4c  - GIRLS COURSE
        This third COURSE is called GIRLS basically because you're going against the girls
of pop'n music!  ^^;;  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is VERY HARD.  You will be going
against POPS, MELLOW, BONUS TRACK, IDOL GIRL, and GIRLY with the CHARACTER, UNCLE Jam, as
the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed GIRLS COURSE, the
pattern of heads with RIE-chan, SANAE-chan, SANAE-chan, JUDY, and RIE-chan in this order
will disappear thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4d  - GET THE RHYTHM COURSE
        This fourth COURSE is called GET THE RHYTHM because if ya don't, you'll lose BIG
TIME!!!  x_X;;  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is OUTRAGEOUSLY HARD.  You will be going
against HEAVY METAL, DIGI ROCK, VISUAL, DISCO KING, and SPY with the CHARACTER, CHARLY, as
the SURVIVOR.  THIS IS THE HARDEST COURSE OF THE DAMNED SURVIVAL MODE IMHO!!!  Since HEAVY
METAL is the first STAGE you encounter, you might as well be dead because HEAVY METAL is
practically a bitch to pass!  x_X;;
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed GET THE RHYTHM
COURSE, the pattern of heads with Dami~yan, Timer, Yuli, MZD, and MZD in this order will
disappear thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4e  - YOKOHAMA COURSE
        This fifth COURSE is called YOKOHAMA because it's reference to either one of the
Producers of KONAMI or to AYA from pop'n music 3.  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is HARD.
You will be going against TECHNO'80, CLASSIC 2, FUNNY, CLASSIC, and FUSION with the
CHARACTER, SYLVESTER, as the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed YOKOHAMA COURSE,
the pattern of heads with PRETTY, HAMANOV, BOY, PRETTY, and PRETTY in this order will
disappear thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4f  - DANCE COURSE
        This sixth COURSE is called DANCE basically it's basically all dance Themes!  ^^
The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is VERY HARD.  You will be going against DANCE, EURO QUEEN,
DISCO KING, DISCO QUEEN, and RAVE with the CHARACTER, CHAMEL, as the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed DANCE COURSE, the
pattern of heads with JUDY, KoKo, MZD, KoKo, and Rave girl in this order will disappear
thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4g  - POPS COURSE
        This seventh COURSE is called POPS basically because it has the word POP at the end
of it!  DUH!  =P  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is VERY HARD.  You will be going against
J-POP, TECHNO POP, URBAN POP, POP RAP, and CANDY POP with the CHARACTER, KRAFT, as the
SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed POPS COURSE, the
pattern of heads with MZD, KRAFT?, Mrs.Wilson, KRAFT?, and CINDY in this order will
disappear thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4h  - KIDS COURSE
        This eighth COURSE is called KIDS because they're all kiddy soundin' Music!  ^^
The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is NORMAL.  You will be going against FANTASY, TECHNO POP,
ANIME HERO, AFRICA, and ANIME HERO R with the CHARACTER, TORU KAMIKAZE, as the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Since you have completed BEGINNER COURSE,
the pattern of heads with MZD, KRAFT?, MZD, PRETTY, and Hiroshi in this order will
disappear thus revealing a little bit of the whole picture.

                5.4i  - RANDOM BEGINNER COURSE
        This ninth COURSE is called RANDOM BEGINNER because you get to choose which STAGEs
you want to go against from a RANDOM select, and since they're BEGINNER -- you have lesser
Mr. Pop to hit!  ^^;;  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is EASY.  You will be going against
whatever 5 STAGEs you have selected with the CHARACTER, DiNO, as the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  The catch is that there are already a set
pattern of five heads you must go against in RANDOM BEGINNER if you want to complete the
picture!  x_X;;  [You will get to see the set pattern better if you have completed all of
the eight COURSEs above!  =P ]  So in order to see the whole picture, take note of what set
pattern the Game gives ya and try to get them in that order so you can reveal a little bit
of the whole picture.  [It's VERY hard to explain!  x_X;; ]

                5.4j  - RANDOM COURSE
        This tenth COURSE is called RANDOM because you get to choose which STAGEs you want
to go against from a RANDOM select!  ^^;;  The DIFFICULTY of this COURSE is WAKANNAI.  [I
couldn't translate it!  x_X;; ]  You will be going against whatever 5 STAGEs you have
selected with the CHARACTER, BAMBOO, as the SURVIVOR.
        Once you have completed this COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of
the heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  The catch is that there are already a set
pattern of five heads you must go against in RANDOM if you want to complete the picture!
x_X;;  [You will get to see the set pattern better if you have completed all of the eight
COURSEs before RANDOM BEGINNER!  =P ]  So in order to see the whole picture, take note of
what set pattern the Game gives ya and try to get them in that order so you can reveal a
little bit of the whole picture.  [It's VERY hard to explain!  x_X;; ]

                5.3k  - GAME OVER
        If you failed to pass a COURSE, you will be given the "GAME OVER" screen.  Simple
as that!  ^^;;

                5.4l  - POP'N KOMA
        Once you have completed a COURSE, you will see a screen with a whole bunch of the
heads of the CHARACTERs from pop'n music 2.  Depending on the COURSE you chose, the pattern
of heads which will be removed differs from one COURSE to the next disappears thus
revealing a little bit of the whole picture.
        Then you should be given a letter grade RANKING as to how well your play style was
in those 5 STAGEs.  All I know is that the letter B is a GREAT RANKING and the letter C is
a GOOD RANKING!  =P
        If you are successful enough to remove all of the heads, you will be given a number
of four 3-Koma which is a reward for completin' the COURSEs!  It's well worth it because
they are quite humorous!  ^^;;  In order to see the 3-Koma without the annoying grade box
is to press and hold the Square button.
        The first 3-Koma is titled "BALLOON" and it's about Nyami and Mimi in a park when
Nyami happened to bump straight at Anzu with a "DON!" [I guess that's Japanese for a
bumping sound effect!  ^^;; ] who was holding a pink heart-shaped balloon.  Nyami then
apologized to Anzu for the lost balloon while I think Mimi was trying to compromise.  But
all Anzu said was, " . . . . . . "  Then Anzu jumped high into the sky, and caught her
balloon with a loud "CATCH!" as Nyami and Mimi stared in awe!  =P  I like this 3-Koma, it's
very cute in it's own sort of way!  =P
        The second 3-Koma is titled "WARUGAKI" which I believe is Japanese for "BAD CHILD".
I don't quite understand this 3-Koma, but this is what I could interpret from it:  Edward
was being picked up into the air by Nyami as she played around with him singing a happy
tune.  Then Mimi came over and asked Nyami if she could hold Edward after her in which
Nyami agreed to it.  Then as Mimi held Edward, he gave her a thumbs down sign which I think
he's tryin' to tell her that Nyami held him much better than Mimi did!  ^^;;  This 3-Koma
is very confusin'!  o_O;;
        The third 3-Koma is MY MAIN FAVORITE, it is titled "GAMERS".  It shows that it was
1:11 P.M., it's bright outside, as SYLVIE and BOY were sitting down both playing a Video
Game together!  They both look fine as BOY smirked while playin' as SYLVIE has a look of
determination as if he knows that he'll beat BOY badly.  Then at 7:11 P.M., the Sun is
setting, BOY looks up at the clock as he wonders how long were they playin' at this Game
anyways.  Unfortunately, SYLVIE is angry probably because BOY was winning.  Then at 10:28
P.M., the Moon glows so beautifully, BOY is asleep as SYLVIE is still playin' against him
in complete fustration because BOY was still winning!  LMAO!  I LOVE THIS KOMA!!!  Because
of this Koma, I came up to three conclusions:  1.) BOY is a very good Gamer.  2.) SYLVIE is
not a good sport.  And 3.) How can someone play a Game for about over 10 hours straight!?!
Are they playin' Asuka 120%?!?  ^^;;
        My translation skills are not superb because I can't read the title of the fourth
3-Koma which is VERY hilarous!  ^^  It has Kelly in an UFO craft as she is flying through
Outer Space, probably wanting to get back home by use of this vechile.  Then a boy holding
a red balloon watches Kelly as it shows that she was on a coin operated UFO vechile.  OH,
POOR KELLY!!!  ^^;;  Then Kelly emerges from the UFO as she watches the Sunset as the word,
"I want to come back..." [Thanks, Reo!  =P ], was written above her.
        I enjoyed reading these Komas, I hope you do too!  It was well worth it!  =P


        5.5   - EXIT
        This fifth 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 the default
STAGE is DIGI ROCK.
        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
DIGI ROCK considering you have played against Timer.  If you haven't played against Timer,
the default will be FANTASY.  Here is where you will get to choose one genre out of the
fourty-six Themes, considering that you already opened up all fourty-six Themes, to train
under.  Once you have selected a Theme, there are 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.


        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 [Not Timer!  =P ] clicking instead.

                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  - 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.

                6.3d  - 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.

                6.3e  - 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 RECORDS

        This option allows you to view the RANKINGs [A.K.A.  "the HI SCORE! board"] of the
POPPERS.

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


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


        7.3   - EXCITE
        This option allows you to view the RANKINGs of the top 5 POPPERS under EXCITE Game
Mode.


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


        7.5   - CHART
        Now I like this option!  ^^;;  This option allows you to view your HI SCORE! for
either BEGINNER, Hi-SCORE [NORMAL, EXCITE, or PARTY], and HYPER Game Mode!  Not only that,
but it tells you how many BUTTONS you used in order to get that HI SCORE! as well as the
amount of times you have played this certain Theme!  So far, the top six Themes in which my
sis and I always play are NEO ACO, DIGI ROCK, VISUAL, NEW WAVE, FUNNY, and CUTE!  =P  The
top three Themes my sis and I rarely play are REGGAE, NEW FOLK, and AFRICA.  ^^;;


        7.6   - MARATHON
        This option allows you to view your TOTAL SCORE in all three of the MARATHON Game
Mode.  A star at the end of the TOTAL SCORE symbolizes that you have completed this certain
MARATHON Game Mode.


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

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8.0  - EXPLANATION OF SAVE & LOAD

        This option allows you to either SAVE or LOAD your Game on your Memory Card,
considering that you have one.

        8.1   - SAVE
        This option allows you to save the data of pop'n music 2 onto your Memory Card.


        8.2   - LOAD
        This option allows you to load the data of pop'n music 2 from your Memory Card.


        8.3   - AUTO SAVE
        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!  ^^


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

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9.0  - EXPLANATION OF OPTION

        This sixth option of the main screen allows you to change the settings and of the
like in the Game!

        9.1   - 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 4 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 4, 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.


        9.2  - BUTTON MODE
        This option allows you to change the number of BUTTONS you will be pressin' in
pop'n music 2.  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.  ^^


        9.3   - RANDOM
        This option allows Mr. Pop to fall in random patterns on the screen, really good
for those who are starting to remember the patterns!  OFF means that Mr. Pop won't fall in
random patterns; and ON means that Mr. Pop will fall in random patterns.  This is mainly my
sis' and I favorite method to play!  =P


        9.4   - HIDDEN
        This 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!  OFF means that Mr. Pop
won't be hidden near the bottom portion; and ON means that Mr. Pop will be hidden near the
bottom portion.  This is my sis' and I least favorite option to play.  =(


        9.5   - MIRROR
        This 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.  OFF
means that Mr. Pop won't be mirrored; and ON means that Mr. Pop will be mirrored.  This is
one pretty unique feature.


        9.6   - SELECT
        This option allows that whenever you are in ARCADE MODE, that it will cut up all of
the fancy graphical stuff and just only show the CHARACTERs' names and their genres just as
you would see them in FREE MODE under ORIGINAL!  NORMAL means the fancy graphical stuff
will stay; and SHORT CUT means that it will look like how it does in FREE MODE!  ^^


        9.7   - VIBRATION 1P
        This option allows you to change the usage of the vibrations on the Dual Shock
controller for the first Player, considering if you do have one.  NO USE means there will
be no vibrations [as if you have a normal PlayStation controller]; BEAT SYNC means the Dual
Shock controller will vibrate according to the beats of the Themes; MISS means the Dual
Shock controller will vibrate if you have miss to hit Mr. Pop on your screen; and BUTTON
means the Dual Shock controller will vibrate once you have hit a BUTTON.  My sis [since
she is always 1P] let this option be on BUTTON.


        9.8   - VIBRATION 2P
        This option allows you to change the usage of the vibrations on the Dual Shock
controller for the second Player, considering if you do have one.  NO USE means there will
be no vibrations [as if you have a normal PlayStation controller]; BEAT SYNC means the Dual
Shock controller will vibrate according to the beats of the Themes; MISS means the Dual
Shock controller will vibrate if you have miss to hit Mr. Pop on your screen; and BUTTON
means the Dual Shock controller will vibrate once you have hit a BUTTON.  I [since I'm
always 2P] let this option be on NO USE because we only have one Dual Shock controller and
my sis uses it!  =P


        9.9   - KEY CONFIG
        This 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.

                9.9a  - PLAYER
        This option allows you to change the BUTTONS configuration for either 1P or 2P.

                9.9b  - 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.

                9.9c  - SETUP
        This option allows you to manually change what BUTTONS will be pressed, considering
you don't like any of the DEFAULT TYPEs.

                9.9d  - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        9.10 - SOUND
        This option allows you to mess around with the Sounds and Music of pop'n music 2!

                9.10a - SOUND MODE
        This option allows you to change the sound output between STEREO and MONAURAL.
STEREO is always the best option IMHO!  =P

                9.10b - 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 5 is loud.  5 is always the best option IMHO!  =P

                9.10c - 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 5 is loud.  5 is always the best option IMHO!  =P

                9.10d - BGM TEST
        This option allows you to listen to all of the fourty-six Themes, considering you
have opened up all fourty-six 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 directed to SE TEST in
which you can play the many sound effects of that certain Theme!  ^^

                9.10e - SE TEST
        This option allows you to listen to the sound effects of all of the fourty-six
Themes, considering you have opened up all fourty-six of them.  You cannot access to this
option until you selected BGM TEST.  ^^;;

                9.10f - EXIT
        This option allows you to exit out of this screen and go back to OPTION.


        9.11 - OPTION RESET
        This option allows you reset all of the preset settings back to their default ones.
YES means that the preset settings will be reseted back to default; and NO means that the
preset settings will not be reseted back to default.


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

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10.0 - EXPLANATION OF DISC CHANGE

        Since pop'n music 2 is a KEY DISC, you will need this in order to play any of the
pop'n music APPEND DISCs.  Besides, these APPEND DISCs cost about half as much as the whole
Game [I heard they are about $10!  ^^;; ], and it's better [AND CHEAPER!!] to spend your
money on APPEND DISCs!  To exit out of here quickly is to press and hold SELECT, and then
START.

        Since I do not have any pop'n music APPEND DISCs, I could not give much information
on this.  Sorry!  I am hoping, though, to get the pop'n music 3 APPEND DISC soon!

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11.0  - THEME LIST

        Here is the list of all of the CHARACTERs' Themes in pop'n music 2 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.) "???re Bun! Bun!" by Wagamama 7                                    NEW FOLK      53/15
02.) "Baby, I'm yours" by LISA-T                                        REGGAE        36/13
03.) "Bee's Eye" by Waldeus von Dovjak                                  AVANTGARDE    75/23
04.) "Chaos Age" by Waldeus von Dovjak                                  CLASSIC       66/22
05.) "CHERRY & RAQUEL" by The Ebisu Singers                             LOUNGE        70/14
06.) "Con te sabi 2119" by Hamba Un Aa                                  AFRICA        63/14
07.) "CROSSOVER 12" by 319                                              FUSION        44/16
08.) "Don't Disturb" by Color Essence                                   NEW WAVE      53/ 7
09.) "E.C.M." by PAPEHINA meets Haya-P                                  AKIBA         57/12
10.) "e-motion" by e.o.s.                                               RAVE          43/20
11.) "El Pais del sol" by Senorita Rica                                 LATIN         41/ 7
12.) "Electronic Fill" by Windslope                                     TECHNO POP    46/14
13.) "(fly highter than)the stars" by SUGI & REO                        NEO ACO       57/16
14.) "FUNKY TOWN '75" by JV & THE SEXY MACHINE GUN                      DISCO KING    46/22
15.) "GIVE ME YOUR PAIN" by Haya-P & Maru                               CANDY POP     54/13
16.) "HABATAKE, SA-GUREETO GANBURAA" by words:RYO song:Mizuki Ichirou   ANIME HERO R  64/16
17.) "Hi-Tekno" by Hi-Tekno                                             DANCE         47/12
18.) "HIKARI NO KISETSU" by ANNA                                        MELLOW        44/ 9
19.) "I REALLY WANT TO HURT YOU" by SGI & REO                           POPS          49/10
20.) "I'm on fire" by AD/DA                                             HEAVY METAL   59/23
21.) "Life" by Haya-P & Maru                                            J-POP         50/14
22.) "LOVE FIRE" by Nagasawa Yurika                                     IDOL GIRL     43/12
23.) "Love Is Strong To The Sky" by SAORI                               GIRLY         48/22
24.) "Miracle Moon (Otsukisama Ga Chuukei Kyoku)" by T.P. feat. Sana    J-GARAGE POP  56/17
25.) "monde des songe" by Bikke                                         FANTASY       85/ 5
26.) "OEDO Hana Fubuki" by Takata Kouri                                 ENKA          50/18
27.) "Prism Heart" by Sana                                              URBAN POP     53/ 8
28.) "Pulse" by 319                                                     FUNNY         51/14
29.) "Quick Master" by act deft                                         J-TEKNO       54/ 6
30.) "R.C." by Waldeus von Dovjak                                       CLASSIC 2     69/18
31.) "ROSE ~KOIBITOYO, BARA IRO NI SOMA RE" by BROKE                    DIGI ROCK     49/16
32.) "Sabishii Kute Loneliness" by Wonders                              SEXY GIRLS    49/21
33.) "SAYONARA" by ANNA                                                 J-R&B         39/13
34.) "Smile The Night Away" by Scotty D                                 POP RAP       46/20
35.) "SPICY PIECE" by ORIGINAL SOUND TRACKS                             SPY           57/23
36.) "sure chigau nihito" by apresmidi                                  BONUS TRACK   52/14
37.) "SUTEKI NA TABUURA" by TABAN KING                                  MASARA        49/ 5
38.) "The theme of GAMBLER Z" by words:RYO song:NARAMCHA                ANIME HERO    62/16
39.) "Theme of staff roll ~special mix~" by KIMAGURE POPPERS            LIVE          65/11
40.) "Torikae Shite Yaru!~Again, My Lovely Day~" by Akko's              CUTE          49/ 5
41.) "Uruwashi No Kaadigan" by Akko's                                   CARIB         52/16
42.) "Water Melon Woman" by NANATEK                                     TECHNO'80     54/19
43.) "what i want" by THE RICHIE SISTERS                                DISCO QUEEN   48/18
44.) "what i want (EURO MIX)" by T.R.S                                  EURO QUEEN    50/15
45.) "WHITE BIRDS" by violent age                                       VISUAL        47/13
46.) "YOUNG DREAM" by LITTLE FINGERS                                    RAP           40/ 8

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12.0 - HINTS AND TIPS

        pop'n music 2 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 2 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 2, 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 2 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 is a real bitch to play when using 9 BUTTONS!  x_X;;

        When you see a lot of pop-kuns coming your way, especially in Themes like KoKo's,
Yuli's, Timer's, Dami~yan's, RIE-chan's, or S.8.TARO's -- don't fret!  Only focus on those
which are real important, and ignore the pop-kuns 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 2 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 REO-kun, tourmaline,
or Edward!  ^^;;  So let the AUTOSAVE be ON!  ^^

        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 a pop-kun come near the red bar and you have
this little crave 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 pop-kuns are coming my way and then I focus straight onto
the red bar below.  Once I see a pop-kun in range of that red bar, I hit it in time to get
either a GREAT or a GOOD!  ^^

        If pop'n music 2 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
Yuli's, Dami~yan's, Timer's, BOY's, or Kraft?'s Themes], then try playin' it under RANDOM
mode and it should make it a *little bit* easier.  Hey, it works for me!  ^^;;

        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 EXCITE Game Mode
and etc.!  Just press the L1, L2, R1, or R2 buttons to change your character!  =P

        Unless you want to have a MAJOR headache, DON'T PLAY PARTY GAME MODE!!!  x_X;;

        If you think that TECHNO'80, AFRICA, CLASSIC, SEXY GIRLS, URBAN POP, CLASSIC 2,
J-GARAGE POP, CUTE, and AVANTGARDE is a piece of cake to pass!  Then try them on HYPER Game
Mode!  They're hard as Hell.  Well, TECHNO'80 and URBAN POP wasn't quite so hard on 9
BUTTONS, but the others are a bitch!  x_X;;  To access HYPER Game Mode, select either
TECHNO'80, AFRICA, CLASSIC, SEXY GIRLS, URBAN POP, CLASSIC 2, J-GARAGE POP, CUTE, or
AVANTGARDE.  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're in HYPER Game Mode!  ^^
It's kewl as Hell!

        NEW FOLK is the Devil's weapon of destruction IMHO!  AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!  x_X;;
[HEAVY METAL is second!  =P ]

        Now here is a list of the different special presentations of Mr. Pop you will
encounter during PARTY Game Mode.  You are not required to hit them, but they sure do make
the STAGEs MUCH MORE INTERESTING!!!  ^^;; :
        fission Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a Ninja, this certain Mr. Pop makes the other Mr.
Pop fused in order to muddle the Gamer.  Their OJAMA is called "fission".  This special
presentation of Mr. Pop is really lame!  x.X;;  
        Dance Mr. Pop - Symbolized as Nyami's head, this certain Mr. Pop makes the opponent
CHARACTER perform a cute animation in order to block the view of the PLAYER!  I notice that
if you hit the Dance Mr. Pop on the left side of the screen, they will dance on the right
side of the screen and vice versa!  ^^;;  Their OJAMA is called "Dance floor".  This
special presentation of Mr. Pop is one of my favorites!  ^^
        Explosive Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a bomb, this certain Mr. Pop makes the screen
seem to explode in front of you as well as rearranging the positions of Mr. Pop while you
are still caught up in the confusion of it all!  Their OJAMA is called "Bomb".  I don't
like this special presentation of Mr. Pop that much.
        Gauge up Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a heart, this certain Mr. Pop raises your Rhythm
Level a little bit once hitting a Mr. Pop afterwards.  Their OJAMA is called "Gauge up!".
This is one of my favorite special presentation of Mr. Pop!  =P
        ??? Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a stick figure running, this certain Mr. Pop gives you
a random selection of the seven special presentation of Mr. Pop.  Their OJAMA is called
"Eniguma" ["Enigma"] in which I would like to think it was named after myself since my
handle is enigmaopoeia!  ^^;;
        Speed up Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a rocket, this certain Mr. Pop makes Mr. Pop fall
faster for a period of time.  BOUH.  =(  Their OJAMA is called "Speed up!"  This is my MAIN
favorite special presentation of Mr. Pop!  ^^;;
        Kieechau Mr. Pop - [I couldn't translate the name!] Symbolized as a fire, this
certain Mr. Pop reacts just like the HIDDEN MODE in OPTION.  >=(  Their OJAMA is called
"Inside".  We all should know by now how much I don't like HIDDEN mode!
        Abruptly Mr. Pop - Symbolized as a short Mr. Pop, this certain Mr. Pop makes the
other Mr. Pop to appear much later than you expect them to appear, kinda like HIDDEN MODE
in OPTION, but instead of being invisible near the bottom portion of the screen.  The
Abruptly Mr. Pop will be invisible from the middle of the screen to up!  x_X;;  Their OJAMA
is called "Late appear".  This is one of my favorite special presentations of Mr. Pop!

        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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13.0 - CHARACTERS

        Here are some new friends as well as old that are in pop'n music 2.  They can be
either terribly cute like Anzu to sexy like KoKo, or even sly like SYLVIE to adorable like
Timer!  ^^  Hey, like it states in the Game:  The more Players -- the merrier!  =P
        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

13.1  - Anzu
        ORIGIN                    ???.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               CUTE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Torikae Shite Yaru!~Again, My Lovely Day~" by Akko's.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         49 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                5 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as her.  This can be done by accessing into her
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Complete BEGINNER Game Mode in ARCADE, and CUTE should
                                  now be accessable in STAGE 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "CUTE" or "Anzu" should soon
                                  change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and you
                                  should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;

13.2  - BOY
        ORIGIN                    England.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               FUNNY.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Pulse" by 319.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         51 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                14 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER Game Mode on Stage 2; and
                                  already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     I'm not that good at translatin', but I think it states
                                  in BOY's background:  "His fantastically cute TECHNO has
                                  a dizzingly beautiful melody".  o_O;;  WEIRD!  If you
                                  think I'm wrong, here's the Japanese to it:  "Fantajikku
                                  kawaii TEKUNO kirei na merodii ni kura kura".  ^^

13.3  - CINDY
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               CANDY POP.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "GIVE ME YOUR PAIN" by Haya-P & Maru.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         54 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                13 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER Game Mode on Stage 1; and
                                  already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.4  - Dami~yan
        ORIGIN                    Holland.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               HEAVY METAL.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "I'm on fire" by AD/DA.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         59 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                23 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     AD/DA is a pun off of AC/DC!  ^^;;

13.5  - Edward
        ORIGIN                    ???.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               AVANTGARDE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Bee's Eye" by Waldeus von Dovjak.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         75 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                23 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into his
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Complete FULL Game Mode in MARATHON, and AVANTGARDE
                                  should now be accessable in STAGE 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "AVANTGARDE" or "Edward" should
                                  soon change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and
                                  you should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;
        NOTES                     AVANTGARDE is French for Art!  ^^;;

13.6  - FLOWER
        ORIGIN                    ???.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               NEW FOLK.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "???re Bun! Bun!" by Wagamama 7.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         53 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                15 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into his
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Play as any one of the CS ORIGINAL CHARACTERs in NORMAL,
                                  EXCITE, or PARTY Game Mode.  Then play NEW WAVE on STAGE
                                  1, and NEW FOLK should now be accessable in STAGE 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.7  - HAMANOV
        ORIGIN                    Russia.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               CLASSIC 2.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "R.C." by Waldeus von Dovjak.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         69 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                18 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER Game Mode on Stage 1; and
                                  already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "CLASSIC 2" or "HAMANOV" should
                                  soon change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and
                                  you should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;
        NOTES                     God knows what "R.C." could stand for.  Proabably it
                                  could stand for "Reality Check"?  ^^;;

13.8  - Hiroshi Jingu
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               ANIME HERO R.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "HABATAKE, SA-GUREETO GANBURAA" by words:RYO song:Mizuki
                                  Ichirou.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         64 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                16 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     "HABATAKE, SA-GUREETO GANBURAA" basically translates to
                                  "FLY HIGH, THE GREAT GAMBLER".  Also the R at the end of
                                  ANIME HERO stands for "RETURNS".  And his background
                                  states:  "The theme song of 'SUPER ROBOT GREAT GAMBLER'".

13.9  - JUDY, IDOL GIRL
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               IDOL GIRL.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "LOVE FIRE" by Nagasawa Yurika.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         43 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                12 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     As seen in her STAGE, JUDY probably stands for "Jammin'
                                  Up here, Dance You".  And her background states:  "Sexy
                                  cute GIRL POP!"  =P

13.10 - JUDY, DANCE
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     As seen in her STAGE, JUDY probably stands for "Jammin'
                                  Up here, Dance You".

13.11 - KARLI
        ORIGIN                    India.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               MASARA.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "SUTEKI NA TABUURA" by TABAN KING.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         49 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                5 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.12 - Kelly
        ORIGIN                    ???.  [Outer Space could be a GREAT guess!  =P ]
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               J-GARAGE POP [from GOTTA-MIX].
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Miracle Moon (Otsukisama Ga Chuukei Kyoku)" by Togo
                                  Project featuring Sana.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         56 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                17 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as her.  This can be done by accessing into her
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      I'm confused with this information that pop'n music 2
                                  gives, you can read this information by finishing
                                  BEGINNER Game Mode in MARATHON!  I believe it states you
                                  must play as Rave girl.  Then play any genre for STAGE 1
                                  in NORMAL, EXCITE, or PARTY Game Mode and score at least
                                  85% of GREATs.  Then play RAVE for STAGE 2 and score at
                                  least 85% of GREATs.  Then J-GARAGE POP should now be
                                  accessable in STAGE 3!!!  x_X;;
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "J-GARAGE POP" or "Kelly" should
                                  soon change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and
                                  you should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;
        NOTES                     When it states that her genre, J-GARAGE POP, is "from
                                  GOTTA-MIX" means that her Theme was originally from
                                  beatmania's GOTTA-MIX!  AND IT'S ONE SWEET THEME!!!  ^^

13.13 - the KING
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     He has no Stage.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  EXCITE 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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      He has no Stage.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       He has no Theme.

13.14 - KoKo, EURO QUEEN
        ORIGIN                    France.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               EURO QUEEN.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "what i want (EURO MIX)" by T.R.S.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         50 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                15 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     Her background states that she is a "[Nori Nori No] Euro
                                  Beat Mix".  I can't translate the "Nori Nori No" part!
                                  Also, KoKo is CHAMEL's twin sister.

13.15 - KoKo, DISCO QUEEN
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for
                                  her Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     KoKo is CHAMEL's twin sister.

13.16 - KRAFT?, POP RAP
        A.K.A.                    UNCLE Jam.
        ORIGIN                    Russia?  [It's written as that in the KONAMI HOMEPAGE!]
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               POP RAP.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Smile The Night Away" by Scotty D.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         46 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                20 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER Game Mode on Stage 2; and
                                  already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     KRAFT?'s background states:  "POPS' rhythm of osharu
                                  love".  I can't translate the "osharu" part.

13.17 - KRAFT?, RAP
        A.K.A.                    UNCLE Jam.
        ORIGIN                    Russia?  [It's written as that in the KONAMI HOMEPAGE!]
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.18 - KRAFT?, TECHNO POP
        A.K.A.                    UNCLE Jam.
        ORIGIN                    Russia?  [It's written as that in the KONAMI HOMEPAGE!]
        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      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER Game Mode on Stage 2; and
                                  already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.19 - 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, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      She has no Stage.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       She has no Theme.

13.20 - May-Fa
        ORIGIN                    ???.  [Red Light District maybe??  ^^;; ]
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               SEXY GIRLS.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Sabishii Kute Loneliness" by Wonders.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         49 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                21 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as her.  This can be done by accessing into her
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Play URBAN POP on STAGE 1, and EURO QUEEN or DISCO QUEEN
                                  on STAGE 2 in NORMAL, EXCITE, or PARTY Game Mode, and
                                  SEXY GIRLS should now be accessable in STAGE 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "SEXY GIRLS" or "May-Fa" should
                                  soon change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and
                                  you should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;

13.21 - Mimi
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     It is not given.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  PARTY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               It is not given.
        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, EXCITE,
                                  and PARTY 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.

13.22 - MZD, DISCO KING
        A.K.A.                    MZD MOMMY.
        ORIGIN                    Amazon River Basin, Aoki Town.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  *********.
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.23 - MZD, ANIME HERO
        A.K.A.                    MZD MOMMY.
        ORIGIN                    Amazon River Basin, Aoki Town.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  *********.
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     "TATAKAE!GAMBLER Z" translates to "BATTLE!GAMBLER Z!".

13.24 - MZD, FANTASY
        A.K.A.                    MZD MOMMY.
        ORIGIN                    Amazon River Basin, Aoki Town.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  *********.
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.25 - MZD, J-TEKNO
        A.K.A.                    MZD MOMMY.
        ORIGIN                    Amazon River Basin, Aoki Town.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  *********.
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.26 - MZD, LATIN
        A.K.A.                    MZD MOMMY.
        ORIGIN                    Amazon River Basin, Aoki Town.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  *********.
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     "El Pais del sol" is Spanish for "The Nation of the sun".

13.27 - MZD, REGGAE
        A.K.A.                    MZD MOMMY.
        ORIGIN                    Amazon River Basin, Aoki Town.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  *********.
        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      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.28 - MZD, SPY
        A.K.A.                    MZD MOMMY.
        ORIGIN                    Amazon River Basin, Aoki Town.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  *********.
        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, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.29 - NAKAJIMA san
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     It has none.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  ???? STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               It has none.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       It has none.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         It has none.
        DIFFICULTY                It has none.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Hell if I know!  =P
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      It has none.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       It has none.
        NOTES                     It is that strange swan that goes, "Tsuu"!  x_X;;  I'm
                                  unsure if you can play as it, but it's listed as a PLAYER
                                  CHARACTER in the KONAMI HOMEPAGE!  x_X;;  I'M CONFUSED!!!
                                  You can see NAKAJIMA san with JUDY, Mary, tourmaline, and
                                  Rave girl!  =P  Lucky duck!  Heh heh . . .

13.30 - Nyami
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     It is not given.
        CHARACTER TYPE            PLAYER CHARACTER:  BEGINNER STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               It is not given.
        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, EXCITE,
                                  and PARTY 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.

13.31 - OLIVIA
        ORIGIN                    Jamaica.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  CS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
        THEME GENRE               CARIB.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Uruwashi No Kaadigan" by Akko's.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         52 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                16 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER Game Mode on Stage 2; and
                                  already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     Kinda weird UNCLE Jam appears in her OJAMAs . . .

13.32 - POPPERS
        A.K.A.                    Nyami & Mimi.
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               LIVE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Theme of staff roll ~special mix~" by KIMAGURE POPPERS.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         65 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                11 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against them once in ARCADE in
                                  order to play as them.  This can be done by accessing
                                  into their Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Complete HALF Game Mode in MARATHON, and LIVE should now
                                  be accessable in STAGE 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against them once in ARCADE for
                                  their Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.33 - PRETTY
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL 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      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.34 - PRETTY, AFRICA
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL 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      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "AFRICA" or "PRETTY" should soon
                                  change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and you
                                  should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;

13.35 - PRETTY, CLASSIC
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL 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      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "CLASSIC" or "PRETTY" should
                                  soon change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and
                                  you should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;

13.36 - PRETTY, FUSION
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL 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      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.37 - PRETTY, TECHNO'80
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL 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      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "TECHNO'80" or "PRETTY" should
                                  soon change in a variety of colors.  Then press O and
                                  you should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;

13.38 - Rave girl
        ORIGIN                    ??.  [It's written as that in the KONAMI HOMEPAGE!]
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL 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      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     e.o.s. stands for emotion of sound.

13.39 - REO-kun Nagumo
        A.K.A.                    REO-kun, dj nagureo, and reo-nagumo.
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               LOUNGE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "CHERRY & RAQUEL" by The Ebisu Singers.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         70 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                14 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into his
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      In KONAMI HOMEPAGE, it states that you must play in
                                  NORMAL, EXCITE, or PARTY Game Mode.  Then on STAGE 1,
                                  play NEO ACO and score at least 80% of GREATs.  Then play
                                  any genre for STAGE 2 and score at least 85% of GREATs.\
                                  [My sis and I suggest LIVE!  ^^;; ]  Then LOUNGE should
                                  now be accessable in STAGE 3!  x_X;;
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     REO-kun's occupation is a Club DJ!  ^^  You can even hear
                                  some of his Themes in beatmania such as "Keep On Movi'n"!
                                  He also likes chocolate as well -- how kawaii!!!  =P

13.40 - RIE-chan, GIRLY
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  HARD STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               GIRLY.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Love Is Strong To The Sky" by SAORI.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         48 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                22 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 3.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.41 - RIE-chan, POPS
        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 SUGI & REO.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         50 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                10 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     The Artists are actually the characters Sugi-kun and
                                  REO-kun!  Neat, isn't it?  =P

13.42 - S.8.TARO
        ORIGIN                    Planet OEDO.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               ENKA.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "OEDO Hana Fubuki" by Takata Kouri.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         50 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                18 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     The name of his kimono-wearing foxy sweetheart is
                                  OKONchan.  ^^

13.43 - SANAE-chan, MELLOW
        A.K.A.                    Sana.
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               MELLOW.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "HIKARI NO KISETSU" by ANNA.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         44 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                9 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.44 - SANAE-chan, BONUS TRACK
        A.K.A.                    Sana.
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL 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      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.45 - SHOLL KEE
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               AKIBA.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "E.C.M." by PAPEHINA meets Haya-P.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         57 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                12 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as him.  This can be done by accessing into his
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Complete BEGINNER Game Mode in MARATHON, and AKIBA should
                                  now be accessable in STAGE 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.46 - Sugi-kun
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               NEO ACO.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "(fly highter than)the stars" by SUGI & REO.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         57 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                16 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     NEO ACO is short for NEO ACOUSTIC!  ^^;;  And his
                                  background states:  "Another refreshing BOYS POP."  =P

13.47 - SYLVIE
        ORIGIN                    England.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               NEW WAVE.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Don't Disturb" by Color Essence.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         53 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                7 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     It states SYLVIE is a Video Game Champion!  o_O;;  Wow,
                                  way to go, SYLVIE!  =P

13.48 - Timer
        ORIGIN                    Japan.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               DIGI ROCK.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "ROSE ~KOIBITOYO, BARA IRO NI SOMA RE" by BROKE.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         49 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                16 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     You can find this Idol Boy in Fleamarkets looking for
                                  accessories since one of his hobbies is collecting
                                  clothing as well as Cosplayin'!  ^^  He also seems to
                                  have a crush on Nyamichan!  His Theme is described as a
                                  "Cool Hit Chart Song"!  BANZAI, MY BUNNY-BOY!  =P

13.49 - tourmaline
        ORIGIN                    Japan?  [It's written as that in the KONAMI HOMEPAGE!]
        STAGE                     STAGE 3.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  SECRET STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               J-R&B.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "SAYONARA" by ANNA.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         39 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                13 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE in order
                                  to play as her.  This can be done by accessing into her
                                  Stage!  ^^;;
        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, EXCITE,
                                  or PARTY Game Mode.  Then J-R&B should now be accessable
                                  in STAGE 3.  It's hard to do, and you can probably get
                                  this by pure chance alone.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.

13.50 - Mrs.Wilson
        ORIGIN                    America.
        STAGE                     STAGE 1.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  EASY STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               URBAN POP.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "Prism Heart" by Sana.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         53 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                8 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      She's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game Mode
                                  on Stage 1.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against her once in ARCADE for her
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        HOW TO ACCESS HYPER       You can do this whenever you are in ARCADE, FREE, or
                                  TRAINING Mode, but you must be playin' under 9 BUTTONS!
                                  On the first or second Player controller, press and hold
                                  SELECT.  Then the words "URBAN POP" or "Mrs.Wilson"
                                  should soon change in a variety of colors.  Then press O
                                  and you should access HYPER Game Mode!  ^^;;
        NOTES                     Mrs.Wilson has some sort of relationship with DiNO, but
                                  I don't know what it is!?!  Anyone can help me out??

13.51 - Yuli
        ORIGIN                    Maerchen Kingdom.
        STAGE                     STAGE 2.
        CHARACTER TYPE            RIVAL CHARACTER:  NORMAL STAGE.
        THEME GENRE               VISUAL.
        THEME AND ARTIST(S)       "WHITE BIRDS" by violent age.
        NUMBER OF PHRASES         47 PHRASES.
        DIFFICULTY                13 out of 23.
        HOW TO PLAY AS CHARA      He's already accessable in NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY Game
                                  Mode.
        HOW TO PLAY IN STAGE      Already accessable in BEGINNER, NORMAL, EXCITE, and PARTY
                                  Game Mode on Stage 2.
        HOW TO ACCESS THEME       Have to at least play against him once in ARCADE for his
                                  Theme to be played in ORIGINAL and TRAINING Mode.
        NOTES                     This Idol Boy had a concert called "WHITE BIRDS 1999"!

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14.0 - POPPERS Hi-SCORES!

         I thought I like to share my sis' and I Hi-SCOREs in pop'n music 2 to you.  So
this can give you an idea of how well we play or of the like!  ^^;;  I'm never gonna update
this list, but it kinda gives you an idea of our Hi-SCOREs!  ^^;; :

GENRE             Hi-SCORE        MODE       NUMBER OF PLAYS   NUMBER OF BUTTONS
DIGI ROCK         075450          NORMAL     054 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  070503          BEGINNER   005 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
IDOL GIRL         090625          NORMAL     028 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  074436          BEGINNER   004 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
HEAVY METAL       065771          NORMAL     024 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
VISUAL            083835          NORMAL     052 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  060157          BEGINNER   004 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
GIRLY             091349          NORMAL     037 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
ENKA              076084          NORMAL     017 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
ANIME HERO R      079433          NORMAL     032 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
MASARA            089565          NORMAL     029 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  080869          BEGINNER   003 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
POP RAP           072867          NORMAL     017 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  081782          BEGINNER   002 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
EURO QUEEN        081844          NORMAL     030 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  078578          BEGINNER   006 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
NEO ACO           082240          NORMAL     057 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  084512          BEGINNER   004 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
MELLOW            083076          NORMAL     029 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  086721          BEGINNER   004 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
LOUNGE            081490          NORMAL     017 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
J-R&B             075652          NORMAL     011 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
J-POP             066666          NORMAL     008 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
TECHNO'80         075961          NORMAL     012 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  083932          HYPER      011 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
FUSION            073595          NORMAL     008 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
AFRICA            057830          NORMAL     003 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  065024          HYPER      001 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
CLASSIC           059180          NORMAL     008 PLAY          7 BUTTONS
                  049176          HYPER      001 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
POPS              082702          NORMAL     018 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  080987          BEGINNER   002 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
RAP               072941          NORMAL     009 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  079333          BEGINNER   002 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
LATIN             095000          NORMAL     017 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  091086          BEGINNER   002 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
J-TEKNO           084615          NORMAL     013 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  093333          BEGINNER   005 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
FANTASY           088034          NORMAL     010 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  089791          BEGINNER   003 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
TECHNO POP        091625          NORMAL     010 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  085797          BEGINNER   002 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
DANCE             091900          NORMAL     016 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  083428          BEGINNER   002 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
REGGAE            070173          NORMAL     005 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  010000          BEGINNER   000 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
ANIME HERO        080677          NORMAL     016 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
DISCO QUEEN       082459          NORMAL     011 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  078992          BEGINNER   003 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
SPY               084424          NORMAL     017 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
DISCO KING        075000          NORMAL     011 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
BONUS TRACK       085312          NORMAL     025 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
RAVE              086911          NORMAL     025 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
SEXY GIRLS        082869          NORMAL     029 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  077627          HYPER      012 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
CANDY POP         085064          NORMAL     024 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  079148          BEGINNER   005 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
URBAN POP         090495          NORMAL     026 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  083254          HYPER      017 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
NEW FOLK          085134          NORMAL     011 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
CARIB             085479          NORMAL     029 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  084680          BEGINNER   003 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
CLASSIC2          077872          NORMAL     018 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  078181          BEGINNER   004 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  046815          HYPER      002 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
NEW WAVE          100000          NORMAL     034 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
FUNNY             090429          NORMAL     037 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  086071          BEGINNER   003 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
J-GARAGE POP      089489          NORMAL     028 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
 from GOTTA-MIX   079584          HYPER      007 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
CUTE              092222          NORMAL     027 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  082648          HYPER      013 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
AKIBA             090165          NORMAL     028 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
AVANTGARDE        078181          NORMAL     014 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
                  056309          HYPER      005 PLAY          9 BUTTONS
LIVE              079243          NORMAL     012 PLAY          9 BUTTONS


         And a short summary of it all:

BEGINNER GAME MODE:
        Hi-SCORE GENRE:  J-TEKNO with 093333
        Lo-SCORE GENRE:  REGGAE with 010000
        GENRE MOST PLAYED:  EURO QUEEN with 006 PLAY
        GENRE LEAST PLAYED:  REGGAE with 000 PLAY

NORMAL GAME MODE:
        Hi-SCORE GENRE:  NEW WAVE with 100000
        Lo-SCORE GENRE:  AFRICA with 057830
        GENRE MOST PLAYED:  NEO ACO with 057 PLAY
        GENRE LEAST PLAYED:  AFRICA with 003 PLAY

HYPER GAME MODE:
        Hi-SCORE GENRE:  TECHNO'80 with 083932
        Lo-SCORE GENRE:  CLASSIC2 with 046815
        GENRE MOST PLAYED:  URBAN POP with 017 PLAY
        GENRE LEAST PLAYED:  AFRICA and CLASSIC with 001 PLAY

NUMBER OF BUTTONS:
        MOST PLAYED WITH: 9 BUTTONS
        LEAST PLAYED WITH: 7 BUTTONS

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15.0 - DEEP WITHIN THE POP'N MUSIC 2 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
Pop2xa.pak      0000            "ROSE ~KOIBITOYO, BARA IRO NI SOMA RE", "OEDO Hana Fubuki",
                                "HIKARI NO KISETSU", "Water Melon Woman", "I REALLY WANT TO
                                HURT YOU", "El Pais del sol", "Hi-Tekno", "SPICY PIECE",
                                "Sabishii Kute Loneliness", "Uruwashi No Kaadigan",
                                "Miracle Moon (Otsukisama Ga Chuukei Kyoku)", "Miracle Moon
                                (Otsukisama Ga Chuukei Kyoku)", "DEMOSTRATION", and "sure
                                chigau nihito".
                0001            "LOVE FIRE"; "HABATAKE, SA-GUREETO GANBURAA"; "(fly highter
                                than)the stars"; "Life"; "Chaos Age"; "monde des songe";
                                "The theme of GAMBLER Z"; "sure chigau nihito"; "Prism
                                Heart"; "Don't Disturb"; "E.C.M."; "Torikae Shite
                                Yaru!~Again, My Lovely Day~"; "INSTRUCTION"; and "Theme of
                                staff roll ~special mix~".
                0002            "I'm on fire"; "SUTEKI NA TABUURA"; "Smile The Night Away";
                                "SAYONARA"; "Con te sabi 2119"; "Quick Master"; "Baby, I'm
                                yours"; "FUNKY TOWN '75"; "GIVE ME YOUR PAIN"; "R.C.";
                                "Torikae Shite Yaru!~Again, My Lovely Day~"; "Theme of
                                staff roll ~special mix~"; "Here Comes pop'n music"; and
                                "pop'n parade Goes On".
                0003            "WHITE BIRDS", "Love Is Strong To The Sky", "what i want
                                EURO MIX)", "CHERRY & RAQUEL", "CROSSOVER 12", "YOUNG
                                DREAM", "Electronic Fill", "what i want", "e-motion",
                                "???re Bun! Bun!", "Pulse", "Bee's Eye", "Prism Heart", and
                                "Theme of staff roll ~special mix~".

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16.0 - DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PLAYSTATION TO THE DREAMCAST VERSION

        My friend, Crono, has the Dreamcast version of pop'n music 2, and here are what the
differences I found thus so far:

- You can up to four Players in the DC version as opposing to two Players in the PS!  o_O;;
- Faster loading time, everything seems a little *too* quick IMHO.  ^^;;
- The "NOW LOADING" screen has a spinning CD next to it.
- Yuli and probably some other characters has a difference stance when you select them.
  What I meant is that if you go against Yuli in STAGE 2 of the PS version, Yuli would
  smell his rose whereelse in the DC version, Yuli shakes his head to move the hair from
  his face.  Weird . . .  ^^;;

        Overall, there really is no difference IMHO . . .  ^^;;

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17.0 - IMPORTant

        Go read this information in my Website, "Bust A Move Global", about how to play
pop'n music 2 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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18.0 - DISCLAIMER AND CREDITS:

LEGAL STUFF AND WHATNOT:
        This Guide [Filename:  pnm2guid.txt or pop_n_music_2.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 [email protected]!
        [This Guide is strictly for entertainment purposes only!]

DISCLAIMERS:
        pop'n music 2 and CHARACTERs, and BeMani  KONAMI.  All rights reserved.

THANKS TO:
        Bow down to the Gods, KONAMI, for creatin' this Game!  I loved the first one and
the sequal to it exceeded my expetations of what a sequal should be, and THAT IS GOOD!  ^^
I was amazed that there was SO MANY THEMES in here, and even something as simple as
choosing a STAGE becomes the hardest of tasks between my sis and I because we both
constantly have to fight over VISUAL, DIGI ROCK, CUTE, SEXY GIRLS, and etc.  But thank
God my sis and I can both agree on playin' J-GARAGE POP anytime!  =P
        Thanks, Karn, for being there as my POPPER BUDDY and someone to argue with whether
we should play DIGI ROCK or VISUAL on STAGE 2!  ^^;;  It's even harder because I mainly
like Timer while you mainly like Yuli!  BLEH!  =P  Anyways, thanks for opening up every one
of the characters along with me [as well as endurin' me complainin' about the "Dancing 
Baby"!  x_X;; ] and always lend an ear to hear me sing the GREAT GAMBLER Z Theme!  *starts
singin'*  "Ha, Ha, Ha!!!"  =P  Hope we have just as much fun with pop'n music 3 or pop'n
stage like we do with both pop'n music and pop'n music 2!  ^^;;
        Also, thanks to Reo-kun who helped me get addicted to pop'n music even more than
what I already did!  THANKS!  ^^
        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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19.0 - 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
allanime.com                     http://www.allanime.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