Talk:Pop'n Music

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Stylizing[edit]

The only site I can find that capitalizes it "pop'n music" is Konami's own, which also happens to always capitalize Konami as KONAMI. If we're going to switch to always using manufacturer's capitalizations rather than ones in common use, a lot of pages need to be changed. Note also that the Ransai and Desktop Arcade sites call it "Pop'n", and in most online stores (e.g. [Play-Asia]) it's capitalized "Pop'n".

You could always do it like the DDR pages, where the full title as used by Konami is used for the title and for formal references, while common usages are mentioned in the intro and used in the main text. The problem is that even Konami isn't always consistent - there are usages of "DrumMania", "drummania", and "drum mania" all on Konami's websites. --Poiuytman 14:13, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I actually now doubt my previous notions that lowercase pop'n music is the definitive way to spell the game. On various areas of Konami's Pop'n World website, I've seen pop'n music, Pop'n music, Pop'n Music, and POP'N MUSIC. Often, Konami just uses the Japanese spelling, ポップンミュージック. As such, I cannot sufficiently defend one capitalization over another. My thoughts are to return the article to the original neutral spelling, Pop'n Music. --Poiuyt Man (talk) 22:17, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Gameplay[edit]

Can someone clarify under the gameplay section what the large sprites on each side of the screen do exactly? Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.214.37.213 (talk) 20:56, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Timer[edit]

So… anyone know the answer to the great pop'n music controversy, is the character Timer a boy or a girl? ;) Tim! (talk) 18:26, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

Timer is almost always considered a boy due to his short hair and no breasts (childish as pop'n is, most of the female characters have curves [Judy], or else long hair/skirts [Poet]) but most of the cosplays of him that I've seen were girls.

Commercial[edit]

Should commercial links be allowed? The commercial links to the ASC controllers seem a little shady to me. You mean the DJ Dao link? That seems like total advertising to me, I'm removing it. If anyone disagrees and can give good reason for it to remain (the fact that it's probably the only place to get GOOD IIDX/Popn controllers is NOT a viable reason) then please, put it back (and give reasoning for doing so). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.19.3.218 (talk) 01:31, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Any relation?[edit]

I can't help but wonder if there is a connection between Pop'n Music and Pop'n Twinbee, a childish top-down shooter from yesteryear. The design seems similar, both are owned by Konami, and the Twinbee theme has appeared remixed in several Dance Dance Revolution games (Extreme and Extreme 2, that I know of.) I think that if this is the case, then there should be some mention. Lunis Neko 06:23, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Challenge Mode[edit]

There should be a small section on challenge mode, since the other modes are listen on there. Anyone willing to take a stab at it? Don't forget to mention how the mode itself has evolved throughout the series.


MusicMania[edit]

Any info on the upcoming amercian-ized version that Konami is introducing? --68.97.75.170 03:49, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Based on information from a cursory English-language Google search, the only thing coming up for "MusicMania konami" is a couple mentions on Bemanistyle. There is currently no evidence to support that MusicMania (whatever it is) is a US version of Pop'n (despite how much I want it to be). 64.212.175.249 20:08, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

The press release on Konami's website for the game does state that it's "based on a popular Konami music game series in Japan". It's likely they are talking about Pop'n. --OrangeRight 04:39, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Seems unlikely because of where it says "three or five buttons." No mention at all of nine buttons. So I doubt that this MusicMania game is at all related to Popn. tyam 19:20, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

I stand corrected. That statement does hint that the gameplay is going to be similar, but it's probably not going to be an official Pop'n title. --OrangeRight 03:11, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

This is retarded.[edit]

The page on this game is longer than that of George Washington counting only by how many times I've had to press the space bar.

Hugs and Kisses 24.187.124.187 (talk) 00:17, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Huge list of characters[edit]

This list is excessively long and poorly written. It's not even properly wikified. I'm going to remove the section, since it really doesn't belong on Wikipedia as it is. If some of the characters are notable for some reason, then the section can and probably should be recreated with them, but in proper paragraph format and not as a really long list of trivia. 99.234.220.88 (talk) 01:34, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

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Maruroo[edit]

I think we should restore the character list, I would like to know who this is. --Ranze (talk) 05:21, 25 December 2014 (UTC)