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osu!mania

Gameplay of osu!maniaosu!mania Interface

The mode has been widely used in almost all of the major rhythm games. It require good hand and/or leg coordination where the notes (with their quantity depending on BPM and difficulty) move on a conveyor. The player will have to press the correct key for that specific note in time. Though the game mode was originally made as an imitation of the Beatmania style of playing, osu!mania allows changing the number of keys or vertically flipping the orientation of the playfield (this means that it can be made to look more like Guitar Hero [5 keys] or Dance Dance Revolution [4 keys] and so on).

It is somewhat similar to osu!taiko, but with more buttons notes moving vertically rather than moving horizontally.

Gameplay explanation

Song Selection

To access the osu!mania game mode, press Ctrl+4 at the same time.

Alternatively, click on the Mode button and select osu!mania.

Keys and Judgement

In the song selection screen, the number next to the K shows how many keys will be used for the play. The beatmap will be played with looser judgement if "↓" symbol was appended at the end of K.

For example, 4K↓ means that it will be played with four(4) keys with a looser judgement timing than usual.

Do note that the judgement of a beatmap is determined automatically.

osu!specific beatmaps and conversion from osu! beatmap difference

When converting a non-specific beatmap, the default key range would be around 4 to 7 keys.

With the xK game modifier, the player can manually set the number of keys from 1 to a total of 9 keys with a score multiplier reduction. However, the game modifier will not work with osu!mania-specific beatmaps.

With the Co-Op game modifier, the stage will be split in two, use Co-Op's control scheme, and will allows the player to play from 2 to a total of 18 keys with a score multiplier reduction. Do note that while the preset number of keys will not be doubled on osu!mania-specific beatmaps, it will split the stage in two (left stage priority if odd-numbered), use Co-Op's control scheme, and no score multiplier reduction.

Speed Change

Speed Change value is located at the top-rightSpeed Change value is located at the top-right

Scrolling speed of the beat notes can be changed by pressing Ctrl (or Shift) with + (faster) / - (slower).

The lowest limit is 1 and the highest limit is 40.

BPM scaling and Fixed scroll speed

A difference Speed Change can make depending on beatmap's densityA difference Speed Change can make depending on beatmap's density

BPM scaling is the current default old scaling system which scale the scroll speed relative to the current BPM played. There will be a difference in scroll speed when playing a 100BPM (scrolls slower) and 200BPM (scrolls faster) beatmap with the same scaling speed.

Activate Fixed scaling by disabling Scale osu!mania scroll speed with BPMActivate Fixed scaling by disabling `Scale osu!mania scroll speed with BPM` at the Options sidebar

Fixed scroll speed is the new system that enforce a constant scroll speed along with the current BPM speed. A very simple introduction post by Blazier in 29 October 2014 (2014-10-29) about the fixed scaling.

Do note that both scaling system will still be affected by speed up/down by BPM changes, with the changes ranging from drastic (usually for BPM scaling to higher BPM with speedy notes; very low BPM for fixed scaling with condensed notes) to minor (usually fixed scaling on most BPM spectrum) depending on Speed Change settings used.

Gameplay

Playfield

osu!mania playfieldosu!mania playfield

By default, the flow of the notes falls from top to bottom of the conveyor (the starting arrow will show where notes will flow to), with the key control at the bottom and the judgement line above the key control. To change the flow of the playfield from bottom-to-top instead, it can be changed in the Options sidebar; click on osu!mania layout button to set osu!mania keys settings and enable Vertically flip playfield (DDR style) for this key setting manually.

Health bar is located at the right side of the conveyor belt. Please note that health drain is disabled in osu!mania, so only the hit objects will affect the health bar. Combo will not break when playing the keys on empty judgement line.

Scrolling speed of the beat notes can be changed by pressing Ctrl (or Shift) with + (faster) / - (slower) or just F3 (faster) / F4 (slower).

Notes

osu!mania's notesosu!mania notes

Notes are the hit circles of osu!mania. The falling notes must be tapped on the judgement line, with correct key corresponding to each of the note it falls to. More keys corresponding to the falling notes must be tapped simultaneously if the notes fall simultaneously.

A score burst will be given when tapped a correct key corresponding to the note in the judgement line.

Hold notes

osu!mania's hold notesosu!mania hold notes

Hold notes are the sliders and spinners of osu!mania. When the hold note reaches the judgement line, tap the starting note in time with correct key, hold, and release it at the ending note of the hold note.

Health bar regeneration occurs slowly while holding the hold note(s). Depending on the song and mapping quirks, it is possible that other notes or hold notes to appear while holding the previous hold note(s).

Play Styles

Refer to Play Styles page under osu!mania.

Controls

Options keyboard sectionOptions Input icon, Keyboard section

Do note that the controls information provided below refers to the old key settings used in Options where the keys are mapped relatively and applied to all key settings.

The new key settings require the player to manually set it using the osu!mania layout button provided above for every key layout (unmapped key layouts will use the default key settings instead).

The current default key settings is based on Symmetrical style.

Normal

Default Key layouts of osu!mania (Options->Input)osu!mania key layout

There used to be two different binding-styles, Symmetrical and Left to Right:

  • Symmetrical style mimics the button placement of DJMAX, in which the centre key is Spacebar to simulate a feeling of stepping the pedal similar to the arcade version. Centre key matches the middle column (odd numbered keys only) and the other column matches the keys in its corresponding place.
  • Left to Right style mimics the button placement of Beatmania IIDX, where the first column matches to the key1, then the second column matches the key2 and so on.
    • However, the option to pick had been removed and the current style is based on "Symmetrical" style. For legacy reason, "Left to Right" style is kept here.

Symmetrical key binding (For DJMAX style)

  • For left hand buttons — (K1)A, (K2)S, (K3)D, (K4)F
  • For right hand buttons — (K6)J, (K7)K, (K8)L, (K9);.
  • Center button — (K5)Spacebar. [odd numbered keys only]
  • The Special button — leftShift [Using special style] and leftCtrl [Alternate binding].
Key L C R
1K - K5
2K K4 - K6
3K K4 K5 K6
4K K3, K4 - K6, K7
5K K3, K4 K5 K6, K7
6K K2, K3, K4 - K6, K7, K8
6K(L) S1, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7
6K(R) K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, S1
7K K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8
8K K1, K2, K3, K4 - K6, K7, K8, K9
8K(L) S1, K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8
8K(R) K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8, S1
9K K1, K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8, K9

Left to Right key binding (For Beatmania IIDX style)

  • From down to up then down to up again: (K1)Z, (K2)S, (K3)X, (K4)D, (K5)C, (K6)F, (K7)V, (K8)G, (K9)B [K9 is not used]
  • The Special button — leftShift and leftCtrl.
Key Bindings
4K K1, K2, -, K4, K5
5K K1, K2, K3, K4, K5
6K K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6
7K K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7
8K K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8
8K(L) S1, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7
8K(R) K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, S1
  • Note: Please refer to the picture based on style used.

Co-Op

Default Key layouts of osu!mania (Co-Op)osu!mania key layout (Co-Op)

The 05 March 2015 (2015-03-05) update gave osu!mania a new mod called Co-Op. With this mod enabled, a second different set of keys will be given along with the primary set of keys as above.

Symmetrical key binding for second set.

  • For left hand buttons — (B1)Q, (B2)W, (B3)E, (B4)R
  • For right hand buttons — (B6)U, (B7)I, (B8)O, (B9)P.
  • Center button — (B5)rightAlt. [odd numbered keys only]
  • Special button - (X1)rightShift [Using special style] or rightCtrl [Alternate binding].

Table below is based on xK mod used in conjunction with Co-Op mod.

Key PL PC PR SL SC SR
1K Co-op - K5 - - B5 -
2K Co-op K4 - K6 B4 - B6
3K Co-op K4 K5 K6 B4 B5 B6
4K Co-op K3, K4 - K6, K7 B3, B4 - B6, B7
5K Co-op K3, K4 K5 K6, K7 B3, B4 B5 B6, B7
6K Co-op K2, K3, K4 - K6, K7, K8 B2, B3, B4 - B6, B7, B8
6K(L) Co-op S1, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7 B3, B4 B5 B6, B7, X1
6K(R) Co-op K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, S1 X1, B3, B4 B5 B6, B7
7K Co-op K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8 B2, B3, B4 B5 B6, B7, B8
8K Co-op K1, K2, K3, K4 - K6, K7, K8, K9 B1, B2, B3, B4 - B6, B7, B8, B9
8K(L) Co-op S1, K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8 B2, B3, B4 B5 B6, B7, B8, X1
8K(R) Co-op K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8, S1 X1, B2, B3, B4 B5 B6, B7, B8
9K Co-op K1, K2, K3, K4 K5 K6, K7, K8, K9 B1, B2, B3, B4 B5 B6, B7, B8, B9

Table below only applies to osu!mania-specific beatmaps. Only odd-numbered xK specifics are mentioned. Refer to first table for even number xK specific (For 4K specific, refer to 2K Co-op and so on).

Key PL PC PR SL SC SR
3K K4 - K6 - B5 -
5K K4 K5 K6 B4 - B6
7K K3, K4 - K6, K7 B4 B5 B6
9K K3, K4 - K6, K7 B3, B4 B5 B6, B7

Scoring

Score in osu!mania is capped at 1 million and consists of two parts, each contributing 50% of the total score:

  1. Base score, which is judgement-centred. Judgement determines a hit object's base scoring value (MAX, 300, 200, 100, 50, or 0 in case of a miss).
  2. Bonus score, which is based on judgement and a floating bonus multiplier, which increases when getting a MAX or a 300, and decreases with a 200 or below.

In addition, score also has the following components:

  • Accuracy depends on judgement and shows how precise hits are. Late or early key presses, as well as misses, decrease overall accuracy.
  • Combo shows how many objects were hit in a row. It has no effect on total score and may be broken by a miss.

After completing a beatmap, the score is assigned a grade, a short accuracy assessment in form of a single letter. A golden or silver SS denotes 100% accuracy.

Skinning

Refer to Skinning page of osu!mania for full information.

Beatmapping

osu!mania-specific Editor

The osu!mania editorosu!mania-specific Editor

To access osu!mania-specific editor, change the beatmap to osu!mania-specific in Song Setup under Advanced tab.
Do note that the beatmap will be locked to osu!mania only when the settings was changed from All to osu!mania.

Changing the key countsosu!mania-specific Difficulty setup

To change the enforce key count, go to Song Setup under Difficulty tab and adjust the Key Count.
Enable the Co-op mode button to force Co-Op game modifier when played, with doubled Key Count to map on.

Trivia

Gameplay

  • If the key count is the same after using the xK or Co-Op modifier, no score reduction will be given.
    • For example, for a 4K beatmap, using 2K and Co-Op modifier will not incur any score reduction.
    • Respectively, for a 5K beatmap, using 5K modifier will also not incur any score reduction.
    • Using xK or Co-Op modifier on osu!mania-specific beatmap will not incur any score reduction, too.
  • Mascots for osu!mania are Mani & Mari.
  • When played by Auto, the player name will be osu!topus.

History

osu!mania logo in the Special Modesosu!mania logo in Special Mode

References