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Groove Coaster Edit

General Information Edit

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  • The first installment of Groove Coaster on mobile devices, as well as the first installment franchise-wide.
  • Released on July 28, 2011.
  • Latest version is at 2.0.3, with the last update on 2012/12/14, as the game has been succeeded by Groove Coaster Zero.
  • Game requires iOS 4.2 or higher to play.
  • There are a total of 27 songs in this version (21 free, 6 paid DLC).
  • Songs have a single number denoting difficulty.
  • Price is $2.99 USD or 360円, with each additional DLC song at $0.99 or 120円.
    • In addition, other addons can be bought, such as items and avatars.
  • The game director is Reisuke Ishida.
  • Players have a level which can be raised by playing songs to gain EXP. New avatars and skins can be obtained from leveling up.
  • Groove Coaster supports Game Center Achievements.

New Songs Edit

Version 1.0 Edit

  • To unlock the next song, clear the song prior to it in this song list.
    • For example, to unlock Play merrily, Music Plot Type Zero must be cleared.
Song Title Artist Difficulty
The Beginning COSIO -
Music Plot Type Zero COSIO 1
Play merrily Shohei Tsuchiya 3
Streetwalker Shohei Tsuchiya 2
Not get wish Shohei Tsuchiya 4
Revenge of Arkanoid Lil'B 2
Happy Smiling ♪ -More Happy Mix- COSIO 5
Breach of faith Shohei Tsuchiya 4
Invade You COSIO 3
Neptune Diving COSIO 6
You've Gatta Luv Shu Nakazawa 7
I CANNOT APE COSIO 6
Fun-House COSIO 7
Shohei Tsuchiya 7
Cardiac Rhythm COSIO 8
Spring to mind Shohei Tsuchiya 5
Eurythmics Trip COSIO 7
  • In addition, the following DLC songs were available for purchase.
Song Title Artist Difficulty
Good-bye my earth Shohei Tsuchiya 8
Space Invaders Infinity Gene Medley COSIO 9

Version 1.1 Update Edit

  • The app was updated on October 3, 2011, with the following default songs added.
Song Title Artist Difficulty
Just no friend Shohei Tsuchiya 8
Protocol Signal Generation COSIO 8
  • In addition, the following DLC songs were available for purchase.
Song Title Artist Difficulty
Hello 31337 小倉久佳音楽製作所 7

Version 2.0 Update Edit

  • The app was updated on December 19, 2011, with the following default songs added.
Song Title Artist Difficulty
Fess Up! Shohei Tsuchiya 6
Thrash Beat COSIO 6
  • In addition, the following DLC songs were available for purchase.
Song Title Artist Difficulty
ピ・ピ・ピ・ミュージック エイプリルズ/THE APRILS 5
VISIONNERZ~幻視人~(GC Edition) OGR 6
Jingle Bells (Trance Mix) Remix by COSIO 7

Avatars Edit

  • Avatars can be earned by increasing level through playing songs.
  • Avatars can have various effects depending on selection, such as changing the starting values and max values of the GROOVE bar.
  • Some avatars are DLC only.
Avatar Effect Starting GROOVE Max GROOVE EXP Gain Rate Unlock Conditions
GENE A guide is displayed along with the target. 0 100 100% Default
GENE Ver. 2 0 110 100% Reach Level 9
GENE Ver. MAX 20 110 100% Reach Level 21
ENERGY Max GROOVE increased to 120%. 0 120 100% Reach Level 2
ENERGY Ver. 2 Max GROOVE increased to 130%. 0 130 100% Reach Level 15
ENERGY Ver. MAX Max GROOVE increased to 140%. 0 140 100% Reach Level 27
LIGHT A tutorial is displayed while playing. 0 100 100% Reach Level 4
LIGHT Ver. 2 15 100 100% Reach Level 12
LIGHT Ver. MAX 30 100 100% Reach Level 24
SPARK Regardless of player input, all keysounds will play as if they were perfect inputs. 0 100 100% Reach Level 6
SPARK Ver. 2 0 110 100% Reach Level 18
SPARK Ver. MAX 20 110 100% Reach Level 30
OCTOPUS EXP gain rate increased to 103%. 0 100 103% Reach Level 8
OCTOPUS Ver. 2 0 110 103% Reach Level 20
OCTOPUS Ver. MAX 0 120 103% Reach Level 33
CRAB The timing window for GOODs is more lenient. 0 100 100% Reach Level 11
CRAB Ver. 2 The timing window for GOODs is more lenient. A guide is displayed along with the target. 0 100 100% Reach Level 23
CRAB Ver. MAX 20 100 100% Reach Level 37
SQUID The required GROOVE to pass a song is reduced by 10%. 0 100 100% Reach Level 14
SQUID Ver. 2 The required GROOVE to pass a song is reduced by 10%. A guide is displayed along with the target. 0 100 100% Reach Level 26
SQUID Ver. MAX 0 120 100% Reach Level 39
UFO Regardless of player input, all keysounds will play as if they were perfect inputs. 0 100 100% Reach Level 17
UFO Ver. 2 Regardless of player input, all keysounds will play as if they were perfect inputs. A guide is displayed along with the target. 0 100 100% Reach Level 29
UFO Ver. MAX Regardless of player input, all keysounds will play as if they were perfect inputs. A guide is displayed along with the target. A tutorial is displayed while playing. 0 100 100% Reach Level 41
RAPID GROOVE gain rate increased to 110%. 0 100 100% Reach Level 32
RAPID Ver. 2 GROOVE gain rate increased to 110%. A guide is displayed along with the target. 0 100 100% Reach Level 35
RAPID Ver. MAX 0 100 103% Reach Level 43 (MAX)
GOLDFISH GROOVE gain rate increased to 150%. 30 100 100% DLC
BUTTERFLY Stage will be horizontally flipped. 30 100 100% DLC
BIRD EXP gain rate increased to 300%. 30 100 300% DLC
HUMAN The required GROOVE to pass a song is reduced by 30%. 30 100 100% DLC

Skins Edit

  • The skin and visualizer of a song can be changed in the options menu prior to selecting difficulty. You can override the default song skin through this method.
Skin Unlock Conditions
BASIC Reach Level 3
FLOWER Reach Level 5
FIREWORKS Reach Level 10
MARBLES Reach Level 13
MID-CENTURY Reach Level 19
INFINITY GENE Reach Level 28
MOLECULES Reach Level 22
BUTTERFLY Reach Level 31
PAISLEY Reach Level 36
8BIT Reach Level 40
Visualizer 1 (Radiation) Reach Level 7
Visualizer 2 (Ripples) Reach Level 16
Visualizer 3 (Fog) Reach Level 25
Visualizer 4 (Waveform) Reach Level 34
Visualizer 5 (Circular Equalizer) Reach Level 38
Visualizer 6 (Light) Reach Level 42

Items Edit

  • Items can help reduce the difficulty of a song.
  • Items can only be purchased as DLC, in packs of 10.
Item Effect
FOLLOW Changes up to 10 misses to GOOD hits.
FLICK CHANGE Changes all SLIDE notes to HIT notes.
VISIBLE Makes all ad-libs visible as circles.

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