The Quest For Project Mirai DX Perfection

So, there’s a rhythm game on 3DS called Project Mirai DX. It’s got awesome music, nice visuals, simple but addictive mechanics, and I friggin’ love it. The metagame’s stupid, though. πŸ˜› I’ve played for more than 100 hours now, and, pardon my big-headedness, but I’m SO DAMN GOOD AT THIS GAME YEEEEEEEEEAHHHHHHH!

I’ve reached the point where clearing a song doesn’t really mean anything to me (almost constantly have 999,900 Mirai Points, dolla dolla billz yo), and even getting an S+ ranking is no big deal (apart from on a couple of ultra-hard songs). The only things that interest me now are breaking records and getting Perfects, that is, hitting all the notes in a song with a rating of Cool or Fine. So, I’ve set a challenge for myself… and that is to perfect every song in the game on every difficulty with both play modes.

This is completely stupid and dumb and crazy and stupid. I mean, there’re several songs in the game that are so hard that I can’t actually play them more than a few times in a row before I need to take a break before something literally breaks. I also haven’t even been able to get S+ on at least one of these charts even after this much time playing, and I ain’t getting any better, so perfecting it is seemingly impossible for me. But WHATEVER! Let’s try anyway! πŸ˜›

I’ve put together a bigass picture of a bigass grid which lists every song in the game on every mode and difficulty available. It’s so big, it takes Photoshop about two minutes to open it, and when it IS open, Photoshop hogs 8.5GB of RAM, needs to make a 27GB temporary file, often has a huge panic attack and slows down the mouse cursor whenever I try to open a menu, and having the Navigator active makes the image view unresponsive until you click on it, which then makes the UI unresponsive until you click on it. πŸ˜› Anyway, whenever I get a Perfect, I’ll take a snapshot of the results screen and place it in the correct place on the grid (I already got into the habit of taking a snapshot of every Perfect I achieved before I thought about starting the grid, so most of those were already covered πŸ˜‰ ). Eventually the grid will maybe possibly become full, and that is the day I explode. Yes, I doubt anyone else gives a damn about all this, but shut ya face! πŸ˜›

Before I show the grid, I’d just like to say that every time I update it, I’ll log what I changed in the UPDATES section below it. πŸ™‚ There’s also an explanation of some things on the chart down there.

Right, prepare your Internet, because HERE IT COMES! (it’s actually only about 8MB which is pretty good for a 49.5MP image, although it is lossy as hell)

The Quest For Project Mirai DX Perfection V8

The numbers in the corner of a square indicate chart difficulty. On most charts, this ranges from 1 (pretty easy) to 9 (holy crap), but Super Hard charts all have a special rating of MAX (what). Only six songs have Super Hard charts; they were an exclusive addition to DX.

My best accuracy percentage and score are displayed on charts I haven’t perfected yet. The crown silhouette on a square means I haven’t perfected the chart, but I have got an SP All (meaning I’ve hit all parts of the chart marked as “SP Sequences”). I indicate my highest Max Combo on those songs too. Why? Shrug. Felt like a good idea at the time. πŸ˜›

Charts I’ve perfected show the results screen with the accuracy breakdown. Perfect doesn’t require 100% accuracy; it just involves hitting all notes with either a Cool or Fine rating. Also, you can exceed 100% accuracy on most Tap charts due to what I believe is a bug. I mentioned it in this post somewhere.

You might notice there’s quite a few Tap charts where I managed to get a Cool rating on every single note. That’s because the timing window on Tap charts is wider than Button charts, not because I’m somehow more rhythmical with a stylus. πŸ˜›

“N/A” means I haven’t actually played that chart yet. I’ll get to it eventually. πŸ˜›


21/09/2019:Trying to pick up the pace here!

I’ve gone through and hoovered up a ton of easy wins this time. Uh, literally, Easy wins. πŸ˜› I got 12 new Perfects, most of which are on Easy Tap charts, but I got a few Hard Tap charts, too:

Aku no Meshitsukai – Button (Easy)
Aku no Meshitsukai – Tap (Easy)
Aku no Musume – Tap (Easy)
Ageage Again – Tap (Easy)
Doremifa Rondo – Tap (Easy)
Kimi no Taion – Tap (Easy)
Interviewer – Tap (Easy)
Doremifa Rondo – Tap (Normal)
Ageage Again – Button (Hard)
Amatsu Kitsune – Tap (Hard)
Kimi no Taion – Tap (Hard)
Mousou Sketch – Tap (Hard)

And with that, I’ve got a Perfect on every single Easy chart! πŸ˜€ That means I don’t ever have to play on Easy again! WOOOOOOO! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ It also means that I’ve completed the Perfect set of four more songs: Doremifa Rondo, Interviewer, Amatsu Kitsune, and Mousou Sketch!

There were some new records, too, most notable (and annoying) of which was Romeo and Cinderella’s Hard Tap chart. I got 100.03% and a new SP All, but a single Safe rating lost me the Perfect. Similar story with Arifureta Sekai Seifuku: didn’t get an SP All, but a single Miss cost me that Perfect, too. This happens so often, it actually feels like a curse. πŸ˜›
17/09/2019:Wow, it’s been more than a year since the last update? Sheesh. Time flies. :S I went through the files I had on the SD card and found another 10 Perfects that I hadn’t added to the list. I’ve also been trying to grab some more Perfects, mainly on the stupidly hard songs, but it hasn’t been going well. Mainly because I’ve found that my 3DS’ D-Pad has suddenly stopped working properly. Sometimes it kind of “sticks”, other times it triggers a button press twice, and sometimes it does nothing. This makes no sense, because I haven’t done anything to it that would cause this problem. If it gets worse, there’s no way I’m gonna be able to get the rest of the Perfects I’m missing! Better hurry it up, then…!

Anyway, of the Perfects I achieved, the best was Arifureta Sekai Seifuku’s Button chart on Super Hard!! WOOOOO! πŸ˜€ Do you know what that means?! I’ve finally got a Perfect on every Super Hard Button chart!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Here’s the full list of new Perfects:

Mousou Sketch – Tap (Easy)
Amatsu Kitsune – Tap (Normal)
Invisible – Tap (Normal)
1925 – Button (Hard)
Adolescence – Button (Hard)
Cendrillion – Tap (Hard)
No Logic – Tap (Hard)
On The Rocks – Tap (Hard)
Reverse Rainbow – Tap (Hard)
Arifureta Sekai Seifuku – Button (Super Hard)

That completes six Perfect sets: 1925, Adolescence, Cendrillion, On The Rocks, No Logic, and Reverse Rainbow! As well as the usual new records and stuff. Best this time was Invisible’s Super Hard Tap chart, where I improved by about 9% and got an S+. πŸ™‚

05/05/2018:Once again, a long time later, I’ve got an update. And if I’m honest, I’m not sure why the hell I didn’t update the chart as soon as I managed one of the things in this update. 

What thing? Well… Invisible. Button chart. SUPER HARD. PERFECT. PPEERRFFEECCTTOO!

I wish I remember how I reacted. I’m pretty sure it was something like “WAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA NO WAAAAAAAAY!!!” Anyway, here’s the full list of new Perfects:

Electric Angel – Tap (Easy)
Electric Love – Tap (Easy)
Glow – Tap (Easy)
Watashi no Jikan – Tap (Easy)
Aku no Musume – Button (Normal)
Deep Sea Girl – Tap (Normal)
Terekakushi Shishunki – Tap (Normal)
1925 – Button (Hard)
Adolescence – Tap (Hard)
Arifureta Sekai Seifuku – Button (Hard)
Interviewer – Tap (Hard)
Kimi no Taion – Button (Hard)
Matryoshka – Tap (Hard)
Invisible – Button (Super Hard)

That polishes off the Perfect set for Deep Sea Girl and Terekakushi Shishunki! Along with some new records and stuff, most notably a new SP All on Kimi no Taion’s Hard chart.

82% completion! I’m so close, but because of the roadblock that is Gaikotsu Gakudan to Riria, I’m also so so far away. πŸ˜›

11/10/2017:I experienced an immense, somewhat familiar feeling of euphoria at lunchtime today. Why is that? Because I PERFECTED THE TAP CHART OF ROMEO AND CINDERELLA ON SUPER HARD!! YEAAAAAAAAHAHAHAAA! And d’ya know what makes it even better? 854 Cool ratings, and just ONE Fine rating! 100.60%!! It can barely get any better than that! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ 

Here’s the full list of new Perfects:

Adolescence – Tap (Easy)
*Hello, Planet. – Tap (Easy)
Mousou Sketch – Tap (Normal)
Aku no Meshitsukai – Button (Hard)
Romeo and Cinderella – Tap (Super Hard)

I also set a few new records but WHO CARES WOOOO 5/12 SUPER HARD CHARTS COMPLETE!!

05/10/2017:For some reason, probably through total incompetence when I was tired as hell, I’ve miscounted the number of songs in the game. I thought there were 44 songs, but there’re ACTUALLY 48! What an actual pleb. I’ve fixed it now. 

Racked up quite a few Perfects this time! 18, to be exact!

1925 – Tap (Easy)
Arifureta Sekai Seifuku – Tap (Easy)
Melancholic – Tap (Easy)
Nice to Meet You, Mr. Earthling – Tap (Easy)
Piano Girl – Tap (Easy)
Invisible – Tap (Easy)
Sing & Smile – Tap (Easy)
Ageage Again – Button (Normal)
Amatsu Kitsune – Button (Normal)
Hello/How Are You? – Button (Normal)
Animal Fortune-Telling – Tap (Hard)
Cendrillion – Button (Hard)
Kokoro – Tap (Hard)
Koneko no Payapaya – Tap (Hard)
Piano Girl – Tap (Hard)
Piano x Forte x Scandal – Tap (Hard)
Terekakushi Shishunki – Tap (Hard)
The World is Mine – Tap (Hard)

That finishes the Perfect set for Animal Fortune-Telling, Piano x Forte x Scandal, Piano Girl, Kokoro and Koneko no Payapaya! I also got an SP All on a few other charts. My best new record this time was Sing & Smile (Tap, Super Hard). I increased it by 6% and got an S+. πŸ™‚

12/09/2017:It’s been a while since I last played, but it’s not as if I’ve given up! I’ve just been busy with work and other games. Such as Project Mirai’s older sister, Project Diva. πŸ˜› 

Anyway, I’ve just dumped the snapshots off my 3DS and found I’ve gotten another 10 Perfects in various places, mainly Easy and Hard charts:

Cendrillion – Tap (Easy)
Glow – Button (Easy)
Snowman – Tap (Easy)
Watashi no Jikan – Button (Easy)
Kimi no Taion – Button (Normal)
Nice to Meet You, Mr. Earthling – Button (Normal)
Aku no Musume – Button (Hard)
Doremifa Rondo – Tap (Hard)
On The Rocks – Button (Hard)
Watashi no Jikan – Button (Hard)

This doesn’t complete any sets, but hey, progress! I also set a bunch of new records, two of which are especially notable. Firstly, I finally, FINALLY got an S+ on Invisible (Button, Super Hard)!! Only nine mistakes in 727 notes. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. πŸ˜€
Secondly, I got a new SP All on “On The Rocks” (Tap, Hard). I got an accuracy of 100.46%, but a single Miss cost me the Perfect. It felt like my brain was gonna pop in frustration. πŸ˜›

26/02/2017:Over the past 12 days, I’ve grabbed 10 more Perfects, mainly on Easy charts I hadn’t played yet, but I nailed some Hard charts too: 

Arifureta Sekai Seifuku – Button (Easy)
Amatsu Kitsune – Tap (Easy) & Button (Easy)
Hello/How Are You? – Tap (Easy)
Kokoro – Tap (Easy)
Mousou Sketch – Button (Easy)
Glow – Button (Normal)
Deep Sea Girl – Tap (Hard)
Yumeyume – Tap (Hard)
1/6 -Out of the Gravity- – Tap (Hard)

That completes all six Perfects for 1/6 -Out of the Gravity-! πŸ˜€ I also set new records for On The Rocks (Button, Hard), No Logic (Tap, Hard) and Invisible (Tap, Hard). Oh, and I added difficulty headers, because oversight. πŸ˜›

14/02/2017:First version of the Insane Mega Ultimate Photoshop-Killing Chart Of Extreme Futility. Felt like it took about a million years to put together, but hey, it’s pretty neat! Found that I currently have 68.4% of the Perfects, but the thing that surprised me the most was that I only need to get Perfect on 18 more of the Button charts before they’re all Perfect! :O 

…Just realised I haven’t made headers for the difficulties. Sigh.