Pop'n Music 3 (ポップンミュージック 3 Poppun Myujikku 3?) is a Japanese music/rhythm video game, developed by Konami and Bemani in 1999, and the third release of the Pop'n Music series.

This installment features a new game mode called Hyper Mode, where you can play song courses (in similar fashion to Expert Mode in the old beatmania games). Like the name suggests, all of the songs are Hyper charts. During game play, the groove gauge starts out as full, and cannot be replenished except by clearing stages, which give back a little health. Once the groove gauge is depleted, a message "DANGER" is shown as well as a countdown timer. During the countdown timer, if you achieve enough GREATs, the game continues; otherwise, the game ends.

Song List

Original

Genre Song Artist Character
CS
Jazzy
ジャズシ
"Jazushi"
CS3 JAZZY.png Q-Mex CHARLY
Groove Rock
グルーブロック
"Guruubu Rokku"
4 GROOVE ROCK.png Lollipop Tonic feat. K Pepper
Dreamy
ドリーミー
"Doriimii"
CS3 DREAMY.png NAKATEK BOY
Super Pop
スーパーポップ
"Suupaa Poppu"
(Bokutachi no Keikaku)

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スーパースランプ Captain Superpop
Rockabilly
ロカビリー
"Rokabirii"
(Shabada! de Jitterbug!)

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Chako Jennifer
Boys
ボーイズ
"Booisu"
(Kimi wo dakishimetai!)

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微熱★kids HIKARU MIURA
Classic 3
クラシック 3
"Kurashikku 3"
CS3 CLASSIC 3.png Waldeus von Dovjak HAMANOV
Prelude
プリルド
"Purirudo"
CS3 PRELUDE.png Waldeus von Dovjak Edward
Positive
ポジティブ
"Pojitibu"
CS3 POSITIVE.png 浅井裕子 SUNNY
AC
First Stage
Magical Girl
マジカルガール/魔法少女
"Magikaru Gaaru"
3 MAGICAL GIRL.png パーキッツ Megumi
G-Pop
ギターポップ
"Gitaa Poppu"
3 G-POP.png Sana RIE♥chan
Euro Dance
ユーロダンス
"Yuuro Dansu"
3 EURO DANCE.png Super Wink "fut" Ryo Arche Asakawa Dia
Kang Tong
カントン
"Kan Ton"
3 KANGTONG.png Cathy Lau LingLing
Second Stage
Celt
ケルト
"Keruto"
3 CELT.png パーキッツ Poet
Mondo
モンド
"Mondo"
3 MONDO.png Uncle Motchee Cyber
Punk
パンク
"Panku"
3 PUNK.png Little Bitch.K2 Donna
Heartful
ハートフル
"Haatofuru"
3 HEARTFUL.png 浅井裕子プロジェクト Candy
Summer
サマー
"Samaa"
(ENDLESS SUMMER NUDE)

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真心ブラザーズ JUDY
Final Stage
Soundtrack
サウンドトラック
"Saundotorakku"
3 SOUNDTRACK.png Q-Mex P-1&P-2
Dance Pop
ダンスポップ
"Dansu Poppu"
3 DANCE POP.png Julliane&Edison Rave girl
New-Commer
ニューカマー
"Nyuukamaa"
(un-Balance)

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佐藤千晶 Kate
Powerfolk
パワーフォーク
"Pawaafaaku"
3 POWERFOLK.png 新堂敦士 Ash
J-R&B 2
Jリズム&ブルース2
"J-Rizumu&Buruusu 2"
3 J-R&B 2.png Ma-You tourmaline
Secret
Lovely
ラブリー
"Raburii"
3 LOVELY.png Sana SANAE♥chan
Jungle
ジャングル
"Janguru"
3 JUNGLE.png edison BAMBOO?

Deleted Songs

Genre Song Artist Character
Reggae
レゲエ
"Regee"
Baby, I'm yours LISA-T OLIVIA
Techno Pop
テクノポップ
"Tekuno Poppu"
Electronic Fill Windslope KRAFT
Rave
レイヴ
"Reivu"
e-motion e.o.s. Rave girl
Latin
ラテン
"Raten"
El pais del sol Senórita Rica DON MOMMY
Disco King
ディスコキング
"Disuko Kingu"
FUNKY TOWN '75 JV & THE SEXY MACHINE GUN BAMBOO
Fantasy
ファンタジー
"Fantashii"
monde des songe Bikke DiNO
Disco Queen
ディスコクィーン
"Disuko Kuiin"
what i want THE RICHIE SISTERS CHAMEL
Rap
ラップ
"Rappu"
YOUNG DREAM LITTLE FINGERS UNCLE JAM
Bonus Track
ボーナストラック
"Boonasu Torakku"
すれちがう二人 apresmidi SANAE♥chan

Trivia

  • The first Pop'n Music game in the arcade series with Hyper charts.
  • The first Pop'n Music game that keeps track with note combos.
  • New announcer replaces the one from the first two games. This announcer would be used through pop'n music 9.
  • First pop'n music game with courses, which are only available to play in Hyper mode.
  • Last pop'n music arcade version to run on BEMANI DJ-MAIN HARDWARE arcade system.
  • The soundtrack for pop'n music 3 is the last one to combine both the arcade and the later CS songs from its PlayStation / Dreamcast counterpart on the same CD.
  • The songs Bit of Love, Let me feel so high, and ENDLESS SUMMER NUDE were not released on the pop'n music 3 OST due to licensing issues.
  • Tsugumi Kataoka (Parquets, Butapunch), Atsushi Shindo, and Q-Mex make their debut in the series.
  • First pop'n music "Append Disc", required purchase of a Key Disc to operate.
  • First pop'n music CS game to have a CS exclusive license (Super Pop).

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