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Keyboardmania Cabinet.jpg
Keyboardmania 3rd Mix Cabinet
Mode(s)Up to 2 players simultaneously
Arcade systemFirebeat

Keyboardmania (alternately KEYBOARD MANIA, and abbreviated KBM) is a rhythm video game created by the Bemani division of Konami. In this game up to two players use 24-key keyboards to play the piano or keyboard part of a selected song. Notes are represented on-screen by small bars that scroll downward above an image of the keyboard itself. The goal is to play the matching key when a note bar descends to the red play point line. The arcade cabinet has two screens - one for each player.

There is also a simulator called DoReMi Mania,[1] which uses *.pms files. However, players can use a midi-to-pms converter to simplify editing.

Arcade release[edit]

Keyboardmania has three Japanese arcade releases:

  • Keyboardmania (February 6, 2000)
  • Keyboardmania 2ndMIX (October 6, 2000)
  • Keyboardmania 3rdMIX (March 15, 2001)

Super linking session[edit]

Keyboardmania 3rdMIX has a linking feature with Drummania 4thMIX/GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX and Drummania 5thMIX/GUITARFREAKS 6thMIX with a dozen songs.

Home version[edit]

Keyboardmania has 2 home versions for PlayStation 2:

  • Keyboardmania (September 21, 2000)
  • Keyboardmania II (2ndMIX & 3rdMIX) (February 28, 2002)

The home version of the game has modified controller similar to the arcade keys.

One other notable version is for Windows PCs and it is shipped with the Yamaha EZ-250i Keyboard, which is used to play:

  • Keyboardmania Yamaha Edition (July 23, 2003)

Song lists[edit]

The list is incomplete[2][3]


Song Genre Artist Video Description BPM Tier
All the love R&B LaLa Moore Aya, the song character, dances slowly. 106
ARMAJIRO Progressive Bunmei Cybernetic guy exercises with jumping rope, in the middle he trips over and he resumes after his recovery. 184
Brain Child Retro Techno Logic System As the girl watches the television, a gifted boy practices with pulling ups and dish washing. He balances two dishes while walking through the forest and log bridge. A stray dog barks, casing the dishes to fall and break. The boy cries, but suddenly a circus clown arrives with a "New Dish", giving him new pair. It causes him to fly to the sky and to the outer space. 120
BURNIN' B3-HARD Bunmei, Ryo With burning backgrounds and choreography, the solo rocker performs the song with a vacuum cleaner instead of a metal guitar. 173
Confusion Mixed Beat Thomas 131
Dicky's Theme Trenchcoat Jazz Naya~n Big Band 160
Fairy Tale Dream Q-mex Shining blue flashes, crystal-like patterns and water-like backgrounds. 140
gymnopedie (skip over MIX) Sky Walk Mitsuto Suzuki Home version of Keyboardmania only
Henry Henry Cathedral Bunmei 180 Also in pop'n music 10
Keyboard Man A.O.R'N BASS simon 165
kimi ni ai ni yukou HIPHOP Pictures of Lily 123 Unavailable in Keyboardheaven
Let's go back home (for Christmas) SWEETLY Larry Caorin The girl (same character from "Brain Child") drives into the city, and on the highway during sunset. 138
Mighty Guy Maximum CHIHOMI Aya dances rhythmically and lively in the fast-paced background. 156 Also in pop'n music 16 PARTY; Unavailable in Keyboardheaven
Mighty Guy -Long Version- Maximum CHIHOMI 156 Home version of Keyboardmania only
morning music K-CLASSIC Bubble System Looping warm up sequence for Konami's Bubble System arcade hardware.
MR. C.C DETUNE N.R.B Keyboardmania''s principal character named "Usao-kun", the purple-furred rabbit, walks along the path, ignoring his breakthrough wall. He sleeps on his bed at the end of the video. 200 Also in pop'n music 10
My Love Love Ballad Q-mex & CHELSEA Various footage of love-themed videos with on-screen song lyrics. 87
Pf Concerto NO. 2 MAESTRO Prokochsky Usao-kun's majestic conducting performance in fantasy-themed scene. 180
Shake! 50's Bunmei A bowling ball player (in paper animation) shakes by beat along with his back-up dancers on bowling center. 175 Also in pop'n music 9
Shining Dream STYLISH Magic project Flashy lights, zooming seascape and skies. 155 Unavailable in Keyboardheaven
しりとり (Shiritori) STRAIGHT Fantastic Factory 187 Also in GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX and Pop'n music 8; Unavailable in Keyboardheaven
The 24th D Goa Trance SPARKER 145
TRUTH Fusion Home version of Keyboardmania only

Keyboardmania 2ndMix[edit]

Song Genre Artist Video Description BPM Tier
AKUMAJO DRACULA MEDLEY K-CLASSIC 矩形波倶楽部 (kukeikakurabu) Scenes of Transylvania and horrific creatures based on Castlevania game series. It features Simon Belmondo. 102-142 also in Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX3 and pop'n music 9
Beyond the Ocean ASIAN WORLD SEQUENCE 122-124 Also in pop'n Music 19 TUNE STREET
Cycletron Fingering HIROYUKI NAMBA 176
Hear My Love Song POWER SAKI Two boxers on the boxing ring, the thin man with red gloves and a buffed man with blue gloves. After the thin man gives several punches, the buffed man then uses a machinegun-like lightning punches until the thin man faints. 120 Licensed song
INSPECTOR N. DANDY III Scenes based on detective stories within investigation, gambling, suspense and crimes. 125
Journey to the Wonderland Polka Dots N.P.B Three little elves dance for the welcome to the "wonderland", which is a toy world. 130
Manhattan Sports Club TURBAN simon Two alien twins, Apsara and Seijin, and their race perform their dance. It features a crossed dance pad similar to Pump it Up. 178 Also in pop'n music 8
まっさら (MA-SSA-RA) Lite Pop natural bear 164 Also in pop'n music 8
Memories Dramatic Naya~n Inspirational, relaxing live sublime messages, the goldfish, the autumn forest, the clouds and old train. 80
Motion ELECTRONICA SPARKER Sky-blue background detailed with electronic patterns and texts based on electronic variants. 160
Onion Ring 60's HIROYUKI NAMBA 132
Presto Piano Ambient Osamu Kubota 135 Also in beatmania IIDX 3rd Style AC
REGRET HAMMER Ryo & Q-Mex 5 132
Ride on the Light Formula Mr. T In 3D-animated video, the green Cyber Bird, launched from her Duck Ship, confronts the blue Cyber Shark on the skies. She takes damage from her opponent, so she summons the heavy weapon to retaliate the Cyber Shark. She calls the Duck Ship to crash him away. As the struggling ends, Cyber Bird dynamically poses with "Ride on the Light" title. 160
Sabre Dance Fight A.Khachaturian Usao-kun and the green bear races across the obstacles and urban city, fighting each other with kitchen utensils. 185
STEAM AND DREAM EU-TECH V.C.O Tree atomic balls, linear wormhole, and vast cloudy city. 135
SUN BEAM Hyper Latin Nahjee On the beach, Usao-kun mambo-dances with his dog pet.
USAO-KUN KIDS THE RABBITS Usao-kun writes his diary about visiting his friend, the green bear, to buy carrots. However, his wallet is lost after he finds his shirt ripped. The dog returns his found wallet and Usao-kun is happy, and gives him a bone. Green bear and his pet cat joins the strolling happily. 140

Keyboardmania 3rdMix[edit]

Song[4] Genre Artist Video Description BPM Tier
Blessing Sanctity Q-mex Silent and snowy town as if it is a Christmas theme. 72 Also in Pop'n Music 14 FEVER CS
Carezza Swing Osamu Kubota 128
CASSANDRA Ska Annetai Maji SKA Bakudan Generic video 190 Supported in session play; from GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX
Citta' del sole Vivace Q-mex Red roses and crimson patterns. 140 Also in pop'n music 12 いろは
CLASSIC PARTY 3 Classic Medley Hideyuki Ono Generic video 76-240 Supported in session play; from GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX
COSMIC COWGIRL Rock Toshio Sakurai Generic video 145 Supported in session play; from GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX
DEAR MY FRIEND J-Pop Maki Generic video 133 Supported in session play; licensed song
DEPEND ON ME Pops THOMAS HOWARD with AMSD BAND Generic video 129 Supported in session play; from GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX
EE-AL-K Far East Shinji Hosoe [Remix] Usao-kun walks like kung-fu warrior with an arrow (a controller) below him. He makes his adventure through oriental world, China. 120 Remix of Yie Ar Kung Fu's main theme.
ERIZE NO TAMENI (Für Elise) Classic L.V. Beethoven Generic video ??? Unlockable song
Frozen Ray Trance dj TAKA Arctic, cold and icy patterns, rays and lights. 156 Its remix, "Frozen Ray ~For Extreme", appears in Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME
Illegally Sane Dangerous Tatsuya Nishiwaki 131
Klungkung 1655 Gamelan simon 180 Also in pop'n music 12 いろは
Labyrinth Cool Nahjee Generic video 154 Supported in session play; also in GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX
Limitation Theme Seiya Murai 150 Original version of Keyboardmania 2ndMix's title theme
Midori no Kaze (Winds of Green) Cure Naya~n 72 Also in pop'n Music 15 ADVENTURE
Monkey Magic J-Pop Gary Adkins Generic video 116 Supported in session play; licensed song
Mr. Moon Dance Pops Julie Ann Frost Generic video 150 Supported in session play
NEW CENTURY GENERATION Spark Magic Project 131 Also in pop'n music 10
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers Classic LEON JESSEL Generic video 125 Unlockable song
Pink Rose Heart Kiyommy+Seiya 145 Also in pop'n music 5 CS, Beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY, and Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME
Q no tameno SONATA Noble J.S.Mech 147
SENSATION -from Salamander 2- K-Generation Shinji Hosoe [Remix] 200 Remix of Salamader 2's main theme
SHOW THEM THE WAY Relax Nahjee 115
Smoky Town Quartet Q.U.A.D 189
Threshold Label Chaos Tatsuya Nishiwaki Generic video 184
To the 44883 Walky Mr. T 100
The Least 100sec Progressive Hirofumi Sasaki 264 Supported in session play; from GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX
Three Worms New York Funk Jimmy Weckl Generic video 140 Supported in session play; from GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4rdMIX

Notable songs[edit]

These songs were later featured in Dance Dance Revolution Extreme and every subsequent Dance Dance Revolution arcade release, excluding Dancing Stage Fusion:

  • Frozen Ray - also in Beatmania IIDX 6th Style
  • Pink Rose - also in Pop'n music 5 (for the Japanese PlayStation) and Beatmania IIDX 12.HAPPY SKY
  • The Least 100sec - one of the dozen songs that can be played in the Super linking Session. This song also appears in Pop'n music and the Beatmania series, including III and IIDX.


  • Since there are 24 keys, the range is C3-B4.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Unofficial English Site for Doremi Mania"
  2. ^ "Keyboardmania 1st/2nd/3rd Mix OSTs". Tricoro. May 19, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013
  3. ^ "Keyboardmania FAQ". DDRFreak. Retrieved August 27, 2013
  4. ^ Keyboardmania II ~Keyboardmania 2nd Mix & 3rd Mix~ PS2 FAQ (Version 1.0). GameFaqs. June 10, 2003. Retrieved August 24, 2013