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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cqv7ylqueaaddbt.jpg]] ²%% [[caption-width-right:350:Interesting caption to come later.]]²''CHUNITHM'' (チュウニズム) is an RhythmGame for [[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame arcades]] developed and published by Creator/{{SEGA}}, originally released in 2015. It is one of three games under SEGA's "performai" line of rhythm games, alongside ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'' and ''Ongeki''.²²The game uses the traditional "falling notes" style of gameplay. Notes scroll down the gameplay lanes and for each note, the player must hit the corresponding part of the "Ground Slider" controller. Tap notes require the note to simply be tapped, Hold notes require holding down the necessary part of the slider until the note ends, Slide notes are similar to Hold notes but the player must drag horizontally along the slider, and Flick notes require the player to slide across the part of the slider corresponding to the note. ²²However, there's a unique twist to this formula: In addition to all of these, there are also Air notes, where the player must physically lift their hands off of the slider and wave them through a sensor above the slider; some Air notes simply require the player to tap the note and then lift their hand off into the sensor range, others require the player to keep their hand in the air afterwards to hit the mid-air "Air-Action" notes, and some other Air notes have the player move their hands down through the sensor to hit notes on the slider.²²Notes need not be fixed-width like in many other rhythm games; each note can be as little as 1/16th as wide as the playing field, or as wide as the entire playfield, so depending on the note you have some leeway in how precise you have to be to hit it.²²Unlike its sibling game ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'', which has been released in other parts of Asia with a pending U.S. release, ''CHUNITHM'' is strictly [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]]. It is currently one of the most popular rhythm games in Japan, despite Sega only having about half as much time in the arcade rhythm game scene as Konami (''VideoGame/{{BEMANI}}'').²²Compare ''VideoGame/{{Deemo}}'', which shares a few common interface elements such as the variable-width notes, ''VideoGame/{{Arcaea}}'' which borrows the "air notes" concept, ''VideoGame/NostalgiaBEMANI'' which some have described as "''Chunithm'' except with piano music", ''VideoGame/BangDreamGirlsBandParty'' which has been called "''Chunithm'' but with idol bands" by some players, and ''VideoGame/DanceRush'' which has been described as ''Chunithm'' [-EXCEPT WITH YOUR FEET!-]²²!!! Games in the series:[[note]]All versions are Japan-exclusive arcade versions unless otherwise noted.[[/note]]²* ''CHUNITHM'' (2015)²** ''CHUNITHM PLUS'' (2016)²* ''CHUNITHM AIR'' (2016)²** ''CHUNITHM AIR PLUS'' (2017)²* ''CHUNITHM STAR'' (2017)²** ''CHUNITHM STAR PLUS'' (2018)²* ''CHUNITHM AMAZON'' (2018)²** '''''CHUNITHM AMAZON PLUS''''' (2019) -- '''current version'''²----²!! The ''CHUNITHM'' series provides examples of the following:²* AllOrNothing: [=ExTap=] notes can only be rated Justice Critical or Miss, skipping Attack and Justice entirely. Downplayed, in that this is because the Justice Critical window overrides the Attack and Justice windows; so long as you hit them ''at all'', you'll get a JC.²* BulletHell: Some ''World's End'' charts have the player holding one long note throughout the entire chart and trying to dodge damage notes on the track.²* CallAHitPointASmeerp: The highest three judge ranks: Justice Critical (perfect), Justice (great), and Attack (good). Only the Miss judgement is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.²* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Tap notes are pink, [=ExTap=] notes are glowing yellow, Hold notes have yellow tips and yellow-and-purple fills, Slide notes have blue tips with purple-and-cyan fills, Flick notes are blue, upward Air notes have green arrows, Air-Action notes are hot pink, and downward Air notes have pink arrows. During certain WORLD'S END charts, Damage notes are purple.²* FlawlessVictory: Clearing a chart with only Justice or Justice Critical judgements results in a congratulatory "ALL JUSTICE!" message. The usual "Full Combo" is here, as well, if you get at least one ''Attack''.²* GimmickLevel: The WORLD'S END charts. In place of a difficulty number, each of these charts has a kanji corresponding to the type of gimmick it uses.[[labelnote:Examples include...]]Notes scrolling at different speeds, the track stopping at certain points, or adding damage notes.[[/labelnote]]²* HarderThanHard: The difficulties go Basic, Advanced, Expert, and ''Master''.²* LighterAndSofter: Whereas the original game and its ''[[UpdatedRerelease PLUS]]'' version primarily use black and gold as its dominant colors, ''CHUNITHM AIR'' and its respective ''PLUS'' version use a sky theme with lots of turquoise and purple.²* {{Portmanteau}}: The title is one on the words "{{chuunibyou}}" and "rhythm", or "tune" and "rhythm". This was confirmed [[http://www.4gamer.net/games/283/G028316/20141128134/ in an interview]] by Japanese game publication 4Gamer²* RankInflation: ²** The ranks go D, C, B, ''BB'', ''BBB'', A, ''AA'', ''AAA'', ''S'', ''SS'', ''SSS''.²** Scores seem to be out of 1 million points, however, it is possible to go slightly over a million, and in fact, you need a little more than 1 million (1,007,500) for an SSS. This is because while a Justice gives 100% of the "maximum" note score, a Justice Critical gives you ''101%''.[[note]]The maximum score is 1,010,000, corresponding to 101%. If you score an All Justice, at least 75% of your hits need to be Justice Critical to nail the SSS.[[/note]] \²\²Just to emphasize the inflation, the Justice Critical judgement isn't even particularly hard to get by arcade rhythm game standards, as the timing window for it is ±33 milliseconds, the same as "perfect" judgements in many other rhythm games.[[labelnote:To compare]]''VideoGame/{{DanceDanceRevolution}}''[='=]s MARVELOUS window and ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX''[='=]s P-GREAT window are both ±17 milliseconds.[[/labelnote]] A 95% score in most other rhythm games means the player did well, while here, 950,000 is actually considered only an average score.²* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: Several songs from ''maimai'' make their appearance here.²* ScoringPoints: Scoring is based strictly on accuracy. Getting a Justice gets you 100% of the note score, [[RankInflation getting a Justice Critical gets you 101%]], Attack gets you 50%, and a Miss gets you nothing. Hold and Slide notes are each counted as multiple notes. The score is based around 1,000,000 being a 100% score, with 1,010,000 as the actual maximum score obtainable.²* SomeDexterityRequired: Some patterns involving Hold or Slide notes are best done by ''crossing your arms''.²** Subverted: you don't have cross your arms, you can bring your hands together and then move them apart and it'll still count.²----

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