What is Beatmania IIDX?

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It’s an easy question with many easy answers.

Beatmania IIDX is the playlist I find myself listening to while I do my (almost) daily runs.

Beatmania IIDX is the source of a lot of satisfaction, and occasional frustration, in my free time.

Beatmania IIDX is what I used to play in a noisy and crowded Japanese arcade surrounded by people who were much better at it than I was.

However, in the most straightforward reply, Beatmania IIDX is a rhythm game developed by Konami for both arcades and the PlayStation2 console. There is more to it than that, of course, but we’ll get to that in due time, since there’s probably a more pertinent question on your mind right now.

What is Spin the Disc?

That’s also an easy question with (fortunately) only two answers.

1) It’s the title of an awesome song from Beatmania IIDX.

2) It’s also the title of this website that you’re on. Hi! Nice to see you. You have an impeccable taste in website selection.

We’re going to be talking about Beatmania IIDX a lot here. I hope that’s cool. And it’s alright if you don’t know much about it, because that’s what I’m here for.

I’m going to be walking you through the series. We’re going to talk about what it is, how long it’s been around, who else plays it... the works. But most importantly, we’re going to talk about how you can play it. I know it’s a Japanese game and you may not speak Japanese. I know it’s not something you can walk into Best Buy and purchase. It’s okay. All that stuff doesn’t matter. I’ll show you how easy it is to get into. Don’t believe me? Well, just look around the site and see for yourself.

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