Thursday, August 30, 2007

Beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD

The music continues to play in Beatmania IIDX 13 which features a chiaroscuro color scheme for its overriding visual theme. It seems like only yesterday when Konami had to announce a special preorder campaign for Beatmania IIDX 7th Style to ensure there was enough consumer interest in the game. Six releases later, the series is still going strong with a dedicated core of fans who continue to support each new BMIIDX game.

BMIIDX 13 Distorted features a diverse and laudable 88-song track list which includes revivals, new songs, and fan favorites including "BOOM BOOM DISCO NIGHT" by Y&Co., "EURO-ROMANCE" from K-MASERA, "OUTER LIMITS" courtesy of L.E.D.-G, "Shoot'Em All," by Manabu Namiki, and "Bloody Tears (IIDX EDITION)" from DJ YOSHITAKA. The spectrum of music genres covered in the game run from Noise Pop to Italo House to Buchiage Trance. For gamers who enjoy a little Electronica, there's "MINT" by SLAKE to jam with. Lest we forget, Samba de Janeiro is not in there. Get over it.

The usual gamut of game modes in BMIIDX 13 are Training, Beginner, Standard, Expert, and Ranking. To see how you stack up against a horde of arcade Bemaniacs, Konami collected rival data from 10,000 players within a month's time earlier this year.

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