Sega Mixes Virtual Fighter And Feel The Magic Tunes Into Arcade Game Maimai

By Spencer . September 18, 2012 . 6:06am

Sega’s first music game hit was Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, but they can’t rely on the Vocaloid idol forever. In Japan, they have a new arcade game called Maimai.


You play Maimai by hitting the eight buttons on the corner of the screen. There are notes you have to tap, hold, double notes (where you need to use both hands), and slide notes which has players follow the note across the screen as it moves from one button to the next. Maimai’s big selling point is you can upload a performance from the arcade machine right on to Nico Nico.


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Maimai caught my attention when I saw a Virtua Fighter remix and other Sega songs on the list. Machines updated with the "Extend" track list have: Jacky’s remix from Virtua Fighter, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure theme song, Show Time (also from Rhythm Thief), and the catchy theme song from Feel the Magic XX/XY. I played Jacky’s remix at the hardest difficulty level and it’s pretty tough with double notes, half-beat notes, and hold notes flying all over the place.



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  • Roubjon

    I’ve seen a couple of videos of this game in action and it looks fun as hell.  Too bad I’ll never be able to play it!

  • akiko_sakuraba

    I played it the other day at the Sega arcade in Akiba… It has Love & Joy and Renai Circulation.

    • LazuliteLiamz

      Renai Circulation!! Now I want to play it too :(

  • Ricardo Guedes

    I dont know if it was a hit, but Space Channel 5 – Part 2 in japanese was the best!!!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Time to start hunting for this game in my country lol.^_^

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