See Former DJMax Developers’ New Music Game

By Eugene . June 7, 2014 . 1:00pm


The brains behind music game DJMax have revealed their new music game, arcade rhythmer Beatcraft Cyclon. Developers Nurijoy, ex-staff of Pentavision, previously teased the game as Project736T.



The music game’s already in arcades for testing in Korea so it seems, according to this amateur playtest video above. It’s a little hard to make out exactly how the game’s being played, though it appears that it’ll be making use of a touchscreen. There’s also another teaser video showcasing some more of the music to be found in the game below.



While the game will come out in arcades, who’s to say it won’t make the leap elsewhere?.

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  • Triplicity

    … … It’s Sega’s MaiMai except with 100% touchscreen instead of physical buttons+touchscreen.
    Not that that’s necessarily bad, but… The screen looks almost the same at a glance. Hell, the cabinet looks like a repurposed Technika machine to me, what with the lines on the frame surrounding the touchscreen.

  • Raymond

    Love it.

  • notentirelythere

    I’m not very much a fan of rhythm games that display information like this… Technika’s format makes understanding difficult notechart rhythms on the first go difficult, especially on mobile versions. The whole notes-zooming-toward-players style doesn’t sit with me, there.
    Also, I understand their budget and lack of assets, but darn if it isn’t ugly. Best of luck to this, though. Those holds that you trace along the circle look so fun!

  • As nice as this is and all, I can’t help but feel that there’s a lack of imagination with beatcraft CYCLON. The DJMAX series had always been known for their “Fever” chaining mechanic, which brought an extra layer to scoring, but here, in terms of first impressions at least, it looks to be cloning other rhythm games, except with different songs, and lacking any significant depth of imagination to its presentation of which we’d been so used to before.

    Of course, this is all speculation, it could be that touch screens are just the trend right now – thus an easy profit, but I still think the likes of jubeat, SDVX or even classic beatmania would without a shadow of doubt trump CYCLON.

    • Anihilator

      Beatmania never dies until Japanese players keep hating that Korean stuff :)

  • Zazon Zenzy

    I won’t say the game’s bad, but… I can’t help but it feels bland compared to SEGA’s Mai Mai. Must be because of the lack of PVs.

    • drafan5

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought this

      One of the reasons DJ Max Got me hooked was the video’s that played in the background

      this, just isn’t the same if the songs all have the same screensaver BGA

  • Oniros

    The music trailer was sick. The gameplay footage…not so much.

  • RedSuisei

    Practically MaiMai with a repurposed Technika cabinet? Wonder how well it’ll work, there are some limitations in how Technika cabinets’ “touch screen” works after all.

    • notentirelythere

      Why touch screen in quotes?

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