Lost In Translation/beatmania 4th MIX - The Beat Goes On

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beatmania 4th MIX
The Beat Goes On
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beatmania 4th MIX control panel.
Manufacturer Konami
Released 1999
5 Button(s)
Main CPU 68EC020 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
(2x) K054539 (@ 48.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
488 x 384 pixels
58.00 Hz
4,368 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs plus Laserdisc, Hard Disk or CD-ROM
5,242,880 bytes (5.00 MiB)
MAME ID bm4thmix

About The Game

Follow along with the song by scratching the turntable and pressing the keys as the bars reach the bottom of the screen. If you manage to successfully hit each note on-key perfectly, a combo meter will go up, increasing your score. Do well enough by the end of the song, and you can progress to the next level.


Konami released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (beatmania 4th Mix Original Soundtracks - KMCA-1) on 17/06/1999.

Tips and tricks

Complete Song List Choice Mode

All songs (including hidden) can be selected from the beginning in BASIC and HARD modes.

  1. Insert coin(s).
  2. Press 1-5-4-3-4-3-4-1-2-1-1-5-4-3-4-3-4-1-2-1-1 on the 2P keyboard (This is the notes from 'Deep In You').
  3. Press Start while holding down Effect and buttons 2-4 on the 1P keyboard.

Hidden Stages

  1. Insert coin(s).
  2. Press 1-4-3-5-2-4-1-5 on the 2P keyboard (This is the notes from 'Paranoia Max').
  3. Press Start while holding down the Effect button.

Changing The Frame Colour

During MODE SELECT, pressing the Start button will change the screens frame colour with each press. Each press will change the frame to the following colours : Grey >> Gold >> Red >> Blue >> Green >> White >> Brown >> Scarlet >> Black >> Magenta >> Purple.

Mirror Play

  1. Insert coin(s).
  2. Turn the 2P turntable anti-clockwise three times.
  3. Press Start.

Random Play

  1. Insert coin(s).
  2. Turn the 2P turntable clockwise three times.
  3. Press Start.


  1. beatmania (1997)
  2. beatmania 2nd MIX (1998)
  3. beatmania 3rd MIX (1998)
  4. beatmania Complete MIX (1999)
  5. beatmania 4th MIX - The Beat Goes On (1999)
  6. beatmania 5th MIX - Time To Get Down (1999)
  7. beatmania Complete MIX 2 (2000)
  8. beatmania Club MIX (2000)
  9. beatmania CORE REMIX (2000)
  10. beatmania Featuring Dreams Come True (2000)
  11. beatmania 6th MIX - The UK Underground Music (2001)
  12. beatmania 7th - Keepin' Evolution (2002)
  13. beatmania - The Final (2002)


Koji Okamoto
Seiji Higurashi
Mizking F
Sound Director
Takehiko Fujii
Sound Superviser
Reo Nagumo
Hideki Hashimoto
CG Designers
Hotaru Komatsu
Hideko Shigeta
Mizking F
Satoshi Higashida (KCEJ)
Hajime Yashiro (KCEJ)
Hardware Engineer
Masayuki Senami
Mechanical Engineers
Yuichiro Sagawa
Toshiharu Miura
Graphic Designers
Noriyuki Yokoki
Mayu Sugiyama
Larry Dunn
Monday Michiru
Yasushi Kurobane
Takumi Iwasaki
Hiroshi Watarai
Deep Emotion
Dj Oddball
Mitsukuni Murayama
Kouichi Yamazaki
Reo Nagumo
Takehiko Fujii
Takayuki Ishikawa
Hiroyuki Togo (KCEJ)
NM Sequence Unlimited (AMD)
D&G Music Factory (AMD)
Sound Data Analyzer
Ryuichi Nitta
Vocalists & Rappers
Larry Dunn
Monday Michiru
Melodie Sexton
Megumi Oka
Scotty D.
Andrea Robinson
Mixing Engineers
Masaki Takamura (Onkio Haus)
Toshihiro Hayano (Kim Studio)
Japanese-English Translator
Justin Lazaroff

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1999, "BeatMania Append 4th Mix")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
beatmania 4th Mix Original Soundtracks KMCA-1[1] 1999-06-17 Konami Music Entertainment CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.