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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Im@s Corner: Mobile iDOLM@STER Games

Among all the Idolm@ster-related mobile applications, the Taiko no Tatsujin series has received songs from the three most recent social mobile games: THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls (November 28, 2011), THE iDOLM@STER: Live For You! (February 27, 2013) and THE iDOLM@STER: SideM (July 17, 2014). From 2017 onwards, the series also started to receive tunes from the spin-off rhythm game THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage (September 3, 2015)

All the three social games share the same core aspect/gameplay that is nowadays common to most of the always-online iOS/Android games: idols are collectible as cards/sprites and the player has to spend stamina in order to play/interact with the idols through the three games' modes. For DeNA's Cinderella Girls and SideM, this means train the idols for concert/stage events and interact to the player, while in GREE's Live For You! the idols are used to be part of a 60-deck card to battle other players in Rival Event performances to establish whose unit is the best one.

Starlight Stage, on the other hand, is a music game for Android and iOS, following the trail of the SHINY FESTA games for PSP. With a unit of 5 idols, the player is called to clear songs by tapping many different kinds of markers on screen; according to the chosen idols and their rarity, many positive effects can trigger in order to have positive effects during the performance and other perks.

The four games feature full voiced performances of the returning idols from the arcade/home console games, with Cinderella Girls and SideM boasting the introduction of a high number of idols from 341 Production's "Project Cinderella" (CG) and 315 Production's ranks of male talents (SideM). Aside from the 'special events' made to increase the drop chances of particularly rare/exclusive idol cards, the DeNA games have also boasted a number of popularity polls in order to add voice acting to the most popular idols in both games, which in turn will lead to future projects with the winning idols, including cameos in other Idolm@ster media and the formation of special units with their signature song.

Considering all the Idolm@ster media, the mobile-spawn Idolm@ster songs are the only ones which are not featured in any of the Idolm@ster Must Songs twin games (up until the games' release), although if other Taiko console titles claimed some of the following tracks subsequently after their console debut.

For the sake of grouping the mobile games media all in one page, the Cinderella Girls and Starlight Stage songs are all listed on this page as made by performers/idols from the CG apps, despite the fact of some of the songs actually making their debut either on albums as exclusive tracks or as part of the Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Anime series.

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-Im@s Cinderella Girls songs-



  • Onegai! Cinderella
  • Star!!
  • GOIN'!!!
  • Shine!!

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    -Im@s Million Live! songs-



    • Thank You!

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      -Im@s SideM songs-




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        -Im@s Starlight Stage songs-



        • Tulip
        • TOKIMEKI Escalating

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