Pop'n Music Lapistoria is a 2014 Japanese music/rhythm video game develop by Konami for their Bemani, and the 22nd release of the Pop'n Music series.
The story in the 22nd installment of the series involves a parallel world created by the god of Pop'n World (MZD). This parallel universe is called "Another World". MZD weilds a magical gemstone called the lapis and the four main characters (Retsu, Fuga, Hiumi, and Rinka) are sent to Another World. Here the quartet are recruited by Mimi and Nyami and enter an enchanted academy, meeting the "students" old and new. They carry their signature lapises, though a few characters share one. Throughout the story, there are a few antagonists, searching for magical lapises to engulf specific elements.
The game has introduced special items called Auras. They are located in the bottom of the song banner and there are six auras in total: gray, blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink. The gray Aura represents a few points, while the pink one represents many (it's only used for expert and challenging songs). If players successfully pass a song, then they will achieve points, according to which type of aura is used. Some Auras bits are used for some Normas or options.
Pop'n Challenge occurs in order for the player to complete challenges. If a challenge is accomplished, the player can receive prizes such as an item, new characters, new songs, etc.
Pop'n Music Lapistoria also includes a number of stories, and players get to choose which one to play. They can only choose one story before a cutscene appears and if the Story Mode's gauge is full, players will encounter another cutscene. If a secret song is chosen, players will receive a cutscene before playing the song and it will then become available after it has been played and passed.
The new Course Mode is extremely analogous to the defunct Expert Mode. Open and close the folder with the green button. Unlike Expert Mode, there are four trophies for ranking. You will receive a gold trophy, if you clear a song without any MISS. Both the gold and silver trophies will be earned when NORMA is used. The bronze is only used for clearing, while the stone trophy represents that you've failed the course.
This bright and attractive cabinet will draw in players from all across the floor and the Pop'n Music Lapistoria game builds upon the long-held success and popularity of its predecessors, making it a great earning machine.