Bandai Namco Games
|Publisher||Bandai Namco Games|
|Released||July 25, 2005|
THE iDOLM@STER (アイドルマスター Aidorumasutaa) was an arcade game released on July 25, 2005, where the player becomes the Producer of a new talent agency called 765 Production where their main goal is help produce their nine idols.
The Producer has a choice of nine idols to produce: Haruka Amami, Chihaya Kisaragi, Yukiho Hagiwara, Yayoi Takatsuki, Ritsuko Akizuki, Azusa Miura, Iori Minase, Makoto Kikuchi, and Ami and Mami Futami. In the beginning, the Producer can only choose one, but as they gain more experience they'll be able to produce up to three and make them a unit with a custom name.
With the selected idol, the Producer has three in-game activites to complete to gain experience: Lessons, Communications, and Auditions.
Lessons are made up of five mini-games with the goal of leveling up the idol's four stats, Dance, Visual, Vocal, or Character. The lessons are divided into six parts, and the overall performance in each part will be ranked from Bad, Normal, Good, or Perfect. However, unlike the other activities, Lessons aren't always available.
Communications have the Producer talk with their chosen idol, along with choosing jobs for their idol to complete to raise their idol rank. These will create good or bad memories for the idol which will be ranked from Bad, Normal, Good, and Perfect Communication. The memories created can then be used during auditions and lives.
Auditions have the Producer choose a song and costume for their idol to perform and wear while they are judged by three judges. There are three types of Auditions: Limited, National, and Special. Limited Auditions are for idols ranked E or F, National Auditions are for idols of any rank, and Special Auditions can only be done after completing certain conditions. Once the audition type is chosen, Producers will be matched with other players who are curently doing the same audition type or matched with random NPCs.
During the audition, three judges representing the Vocal, Dance, and Visual stats will give out points depending on the idol's appeal. The interest level is represented by gauges which will increase or decrease depending on the success of the appeal which is determined by staying within the song's rhythm and the good memories used. Each audition is made of three segments with nine attempts at an appeal proceeded by a mid-audition review, and at the end of each segment the idols with the three highest scores in each category will receive stars and idols with the lowest scores in each category will lose stars. The amount of stars your idol has at the end will determine if they pass or not.
If the idol is able to pass the audition, they will be able to do a televised performance with the song and costume previously chosen which will increase an idol's fan count and in turn their rank.
Once the day has been completed, the Producer and their idol will return to the agency in the evening. There, they can view the idol's rank, fan count, and any presents or letters their idol received.
If idol reaches rank A or S, they will be forced to retire at Week 62. If your unit does not reach a certain fan count by a certain time, they will be forced to retire.
|Ami and Mami Futami||1||7||13||27||48|
|765 Production Staff|
|THE IDOLM@STER||Taiyou no Jealousy|
|Here we go!!||Aoi Tori|
|Mahou o Kakete!||Agent Yoru o Yuku|