Beatmaniacs with a few editions and mixes of practice under their belts will
take to 5th Style like rainbow trout to running water. You're fast enough,
you're good enough, and songs with 1200 note counts and higher won't phase you.
Perhaps. Mixes from favorites such as OutPhase (TaQ/dj TAKA), L.E.D.,
Naoki, and many others fuel the rhythm attack as your fingers dance across the
Beatmania IIDX controller in time to the flashes on screen. Can you say SYNC?
Tap deftly and break out the scratch when commanded and you'll be fine.
For new inductees into the Beatmania fold, you might not have what
it takes to play with the old hands who have fought their battles and paid
their dues. Practice with Beatmania 2nd Mix, 3rd Mix, Dreams Come True and earn
your chops first. Once you're confident your abilities have risen to the level
of intermediate DJ, then consider taking on the mania and speed that is 5th
Style. But then again, don't let NCS' advisory deter you from trying.