From Japan to Barcelona, racks full of vibrant clothes and lifelike new male and female models await in Jojo's Fashion Show: World Tour. Mother and daughter designers, Jojo and Rosalind Cruz, have finally earned a name in the fashion world. Now Ros is leaving the nest to pursue her own dreams and Jojo must find a reliable replacement.
A standard Pump it Up arcade machine consists of two parts, the cabinet and the dance platform. The cabinet has a wide bottom section, which houses large floor speakers and glowing neon lamps. Above this sits a narrower section that contains the monitor, and on top is a lighted marquee graphic, with two small speakers and flashing lights on it. The dance stage is a raised metal platform divided into two sides. Each side houses a set of five acrylic glass pads arranged like the pips on the 5 side of a die, separated by metal squares. Each pad sits atop pressure activated switches, and a software-controlled cold cathode lamp illuminating the translucent pad. A metal safety bar in the shape of an "R" is mounted to the dance stage behind each player. Some players make use of this safety bar to help maintain proper balance, do tricks during Freestyle routines, and to relieve weight from the legs so that arrows can be pressed with greater speed and accuracy. Some community members place more emphasis on no-bar play as many major Pump it Up tournaments used to not allow bar usage or had a separate division allowing it. However, song difficulty has risen over the years making some songs impossible to play without using the bar.
Regular arrows come on the full beat, half beat, quarter beat or sixteenth beat depending on the song's steps. Longer arrows referred to as "holds" must be held down for their entire length with them adding additional Perfects to the combo. In addition holds can be held on to before the hold passes through without penalty.
Successfully hitting the arrows in time with the music fills a life bar, while failure to do so drains it. If the bar is fully depleted during gameplay with Stage Break mode turned on the player fails the song usually resulting in a game over. If Stage Break is off, players only fail the song (and cause play to stop) by getting a combo of 51 consecutive misses. If the player completes the song without draining the life bar or missing too much the player is taken to the Results Screen which rates the player's performance with a letter grade and a numerical score among other statistics.
"Full Songs" channel features Original Mixes of some songs within the game, albeit some songs such as Baroque Virus from Pump It Up Infinity, "Bad Apple!!", No Despair, Dignity, Butterfly (SID-Sound), I'll Give You All My Love, Slam, etc. uses a different edit than the Album Version. They're either shortened a bit, or got a full audio remastering for the game such as tempo fix and audio mixing, etc.
This mode was introduced in Pump It Up 2019 XX: 20th Anniversary Version, it let players to compare their gameplay performance with other players around the world in real time. During gameplay, the opponent's combo will be shown as a small yellow combo counts below the player's combo count. Then later the result will be shown side by side.
The first internationally released version was titled Pump it Up: The Premiere, an adaptation of the Perfect Collection version containing 6 covers of American songs. The next version was called The Prex (combining Premiere with the Korean Extra version), and The Premiere 2, based on Rebirth. Another Prex title was released, Prex 2, followed by Premiere 3 and Prex 3. The International and Korean releases would be unified on the 9th version, Prex 3, which was released in Korea and in the rest of the world. The series began catering to both Korea and the rest of the world starting with Exceed
Pump It Up New Xenesis, or NX, was released in December 2006 with new tracks and a mode with nonstop remixes. The channel arrangement on NX was altered, now featuring a default channel containing all 29 new Arcade Station songs. NX is World Tour was a new series of missions for Mission mode named after capital cities of various nations throughout the world as well as after the developers of NX at Nexcade. It consists of a group of 64 missions of three songs each, all with unique step charts containing various challenges such as passing a song, or completing a song with specific conditions or goals to accomplish.
NX2 released in December 2007, added support for Andamiro's proprietary USB flash drives, which save player progress and worldwide ranking. A new metagame life system was introduced that allows players to play four songs instead of three if they have life left at the end of three songs. Getting an A ranking or higher allows the player to maintain their life points, however, anything lower than an A will cost the player life points. If a player does especially poorly their set will be reduced to only two songs.
The songs used in Pump It Up are mostly Korean-based. Premiere 3 and Exceed were the only versions to put a greater emphasis on international pop music due to its branching into other markets such as North and Latin America. After Exceed, the focus shifted back to K-pop as the players worldwide generally favored the game's original Korean music. Much of the music on Pump is contributed by an in-house (and mostly anonymous) collective known as BanYa. Two of the main members, Yahpp and Msgoon, recently became independent artists (and as of NX and Fiesta respectively, all of their songs are now branded using their aliases). Aside from the K-pop licenses, most in-house songs on Pump it Up are of Korean influence. The diversity in genres is very great despite this, covering everything from general pop to heavy metal to Hip hop as well as an assortment of uncommon genres such as jazz, folk, and ska. Some of BanYa's songs include covers of classical pieces such as Canon in D, mostly performed in a symphonic rock style.
Coldplay also partnered with One Tree Planted, ClientEarth, the Grantham Institute and numerous other organizations to ensure their endeavour's success. Additionally, the band pledged to plant a tree for every ticket sold through a reforestation agreement. They broke many records in Latin America and Europe as sales began, moving over one million tickets in both continents. The tour started in Costa Rica's Estadio Nacional on 18 March 2022 and was met with widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised their stage presence and joyful performance, concluding the shows were "triumphant", "immersive" and "intimate".
After releasing their eighth album Everyday Life (2019), Coldplay stated they would not be touring until they could ensure their concert runs are environmentally friendly, which led the record to be promoted with small shows for charity and a special performance at the Amman Citadel in Jordan, broadcast by YouTube. On 14 October 2021, a day before the release of Music of the Spheres, the band posted on social media they would be returning to live shows after the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was accompanied by a detailed 12 steps plan, which was developed for two years with environmental experts and set out how Coldplay would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50% compared to A Head Full of Dreams Tour. To celebrate the album's release, they inaugurated the Climate Pledge Arena on 22 October 2021. The concert was broadcast by Amazon Prime Video and followed by a performance at Expo 2020's Programme for People and Planet, while the tour began in Costa Rica due to the country's renewable-energy-sourced power grid.
A team of sustainability experts was commissioned to investigate Coldplay's carbon footprint and study how to reduce it. Along with BMW, the band also developed the first ever mobile rechargeable show battery, which was made from recyclable BMW i3 batteries and powered concerts by using renewable resources such as hydrotreated vegetable oil, solar power and kinetic energy. Unavoidable emissions were offset according to Oxford's principles. They claimed a tree would be planted for every ticket sold through a global reforestation agreement with One Tree Planted as well. For transportation, the tour was routed to reduce air travel, band members mostly used commercial flights, a surcharge to utilize Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Neste was paid whenever possible and ground freight was done with electric vehicles or biofuel. The stage was built using lightweight, re-usable materials (such as recycled steel) and upgraded to incorporate low-energy LED displays, lasers and lighting set-ups, along with a PA system that consumed 50% less power, thus reducing environmental noise outside the venues. Additionally, they used wind-turbine technology on delay towers and solar blankets on unused seats.
Coldplay partnered with SAP to develop a free mobile application for the tour, which calculated the total carbon footprint generated by concert goers and encouraged them to take environmentally friendly travel options. Fans who committed to the effort were given a discount code on their merchandise store. Partners and vendors were carefully selected to provide high quality products made from natural fibres and re-usable elements, which were then packaged in recycled paper, card or compostable bags. Additionally, the band incorporated kinetic floors and stationary bicycles in venues to power the C-stage and further interact with attendees. They provided bass-delivering vests from SubPac and two sign language interpreters for concert goers with hearing loss as well, while guests who are blind or have low vision were offered a designated platform and touch tours before each show. In May 2022, the band announced Infinity Tickets, a limited set of $20 admissions for fans who could not afford standard prices.[b] 2b1af7f3a8