Getting set up

This guide will help you set up everything you need to sync your scores onto Sanbai Ice Cream! By the end of it, you should have set up:
  • An e-amusement pass
  • A KONAMI ID account
  • A monthly subscription to KONAMI's Basic Course upgrade (~USD$3.00 per month)
Get started!
I use an e-amusement pass when I play DanceDanceRevolution
I got an e-amusement pass, but I haven't used it yet
I don't have an e-amusement pass

You'll have to start storing data on your e-amusement pass before you can hook up Sanbai Ice Cream to your account.

When you play DanceDanceRevolution at the arcade, you can use your e-amusement pass by tapping it on the e-amusement reader. Only newer DanceDanceRevolution machines have an e-amusement reader, and only some machines are connected to KONAMI's e-amusement server. Make sure your local machine is connected before you tap your e-amusement pass.

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You'll need an e-amusement pass to save your scores while you play DanceDanceRevolution.

An e-amusement pass is a card which allows you to login to your e-amusement account while playing DanceDanceRevolution (and other Bemani music games).

It's similar to a memory card-- it allows you to save your progress as you play so you can progressively unlock content, as well as save your scores and your settings.

If you're in Japan, you can purchase an e-amusement pass from a vending machine at your local arcade. If you're outside of Japan, they are harder to come by: your local arcade may sell them behind the counter if they carry the latest Bemani games; otherwise, you may be able to purchase them online on eBay, Amazon, or on music game social media communities such as Reddit or Facebook groups.

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I've created a KONAMI ID account on the KONAMI website
I haven't registered a KONAMI ID yet
Creating a new KONAMI ID

You'll need to create a KONAMI ID on KONAMI's website in order to access your e-amusement account online.

A KONAMI ID is just a player account on KONAMI's website. You can register your e-amusement pass on it, and then use it to access your e-amusement account online.

An important detail is that your KONAMI ID's account should be set to the Japan region, so you have access to PASELI, which allows you to purchase an e-amusement Basic Course subscription.

Note that once you've set the region on your KONAMI ID, it cannot be changed; rather, you must create a new KONAMI ID with the desired region, then follow this guide to transfer your e-amusement account over to your new KONAMI ID.

Here is how to create a Japanese region KONAMI ID account:

Register for a KONAMI ID

Click here to start The first dropdown is your region-- keep it selected as (Japan), as only Japanese KONAMI IDs can subscribe to Basic Course
  • If you wish to participate in KAC in the future, you will have to also have a second KONAMI ID for the region you live in; you can switch your e-amusement card between the two accounts easily
Fill out the info:
  • The username of the account (can use either this or email to login)
  • Email address (you must use a valid email address on which you can receive and interact with incoming email. You will need to interact with a verification email in order to set up your account)
  • Password (8-32 characters in length, must contain a number)
  • Security question (answer must be in Japanese-- I recommend picking a simple word in English and then using Google Translate to translate it to Japanese as your security answer)
  • Subscribe to newsletter ("希望する" is subscribe, "希望しない" is don't subscribe)
  • Nickname (12 character max, not really used for anything important)
  • Gender ("男性" is male, "女性" is female)
  • Birthday
  • Blood type (optional, blood type in Japanese culture is similar to the Western astrological sign, so many people like to include it in their profiles)
  • Area of residence (optional, the default is "北海道"/"Hokkaido", but it is not important)
  • Captcha (if the presented Captcha is too difficult or ambiguous to read, click on "別の画像を表示する" to generate a new Captcha)
  • I agree to the KONAMI ID terms of service (check this)
Click the (Next) button

Confirm your information

Confirm your info Click the red (Next (send confirmation mail)) button

Verify your email address

Wait for confirmation email and open it Click on the top (longer) link of the email

Confirm registration completion

Your account has been created! Click on to continue

Accept the Terms of Service

Click

Account options

There are some options to set your friend list, group list, and "other" information to public or private. It's likely you will not be using these features, but the options are:
  • Public, the default option
  • Private
Click (Next)

Select avatar

Select an avatar by pressing the (Select) button underneath it
  • You can filter by category using the dropdown at the top, the default is "all"
I've linked my e-amusement pass to my KONAMI ID
My e-amusement pass hasn't been linked to my KONAMI ID yet
My KONAMI ID has the wrong e-amusement pass linked to it
Detaching your e-amusement account from your KONAMI ID

If you'd like to attach a new e-amusement account to your KONAMI ID, or would like to transfer an e-amusement account to another KONAMI ID, you have to first detach the current e-amusement account from your KONAMI ID.

If you plan on using this KONAMI ID for Sanbai Ice Cream, first make sure your KONAMI ID's region is set to Japan; this is important for setting up your Basic Course. Otherwise, you will need to create a new KONAMI ID anyway, which you can find instructions on how to do here.

If you're not sure what region your KONAMI ID is set to, see these instructions on how to check.

If you're sure you want to detach your old card from your KONAMI ID, follow the instructions below:

Disconnect e-amusement account

Click here to start On the KONAMI ID you wish to detach the card from: Select the e-amusement pass you wish to detach from the KONAMI ID Click on the blue (Detach selected) button

Confirm disconnection action

Click on the blue (Confirm detachment) button

Confirm e-amusement account disconnection

The e-amusement account is no longer attached to any KONAMI ID and is free to be added to a new KONAMI ID.
My KONAMI ID's region is set to Japan
My KONAMI ID is set to my home region, which is not Japan
I'm not sure what region my KONAMI ID is set to
Attaching your e-amusement account to your KONAMI ID

If your KONAMI ID's region is already set to Japan, the next step is to link your e-amusement pass to your KONAMI ID. If you're not sure what region your KONAMI ID is set to, you should check before you attach your e-amusement pass to it by following the instructions here.

Follow the instructions below to link your e-amusement pass to your KONAMI ID:

Account home page

Click here to start Just below the header of the page, click on (Manage e-amusement pass)

Manage e-amusement pass accounts

Click (Register an e-amusement pass to KONAMI ID)

Register your e-amusement pass to your KONAMI ID

In the text field with the placeholder (Card number or access code), enter your 16 or 20 character "access code" on the back of the card
  • If your card is an e-amusement-only card, it will be 16 characters
  • If your card is an Amusement IC card (compatible with multiple networks including KONAMI's e-amusement), it will be 20 digits
In the text field with the placeholder (PIN), enter your 4-digit pin number that you registered when you first used your card at the arcade Click on the rounded (Confirm) button

Confirm e-amusement pass registration

You're done! Your e-amusement pass is now connected to your KONAMI ID
My e-amusement account has a Basic Course subscription
I've not yet subscribed to the e-amusement Basic Course
My KONAMI ID's region is set to Japan
My KONAMI ID is set to my home region, which is not Japan
I'm not sure what region my KONAMI ID is set to
Determining your KONAMI ID region setting

In order to add a Basic Course subscription to your e-amusement account, your KONAMI ID must be set to the Japan region. This is in order to process payments of PASELI purchases.

If your account is set to your home region, you should keep it anyway; KONAMI may require you to use an account with your home region in some scenarios, such as participating in KAC.

Even if you have multiple KONAMI ID accounts with different region settings, it's simple to switch your e-amusement account back and forth between the KONAMI IDs as you see fit. You can follow this guide to move your e-amusement account between two KONAMI IDs.

Follow the instructions below to check the region of your KONAMI ID:

My KONAMI page

Click here to start Click the (Login) button at the top with the icon of the person

Login to My KONAMI

Enter your credentials (email/username and password) Complete the CAPTCHA: From the lineup of 5 characters, select the two which match the character shown above Click the (Login) button

Two-step verification dialog

My KONAMI may or may not ask you to enable two-step verification for security purposes If it does, click (Not now)

1. Japan region home page

If your My KONAMI home page lists various services, including PASELI services, you should probably be okay. You can proceed to buy PASELI on this KONAMI ID and continue on with the Basic Course subscription process

2. US region home page

If your My KONAMI home page is missing the PASELI services menu, your KONAMI ID is not set up to continue on with the Basic Course subscription process Click here to follow the guide to set up a new KONAMI ID account with the Japan region set
  • Don't worry, you will still be able to transfer your e-amusement data freely between the two KONAMI ID accounts
I've purchased PASELI for my e-amusement account
My e-amusement account does not have any PASELI
What's PASELI?
Adding a Basic Course subscription

Your e-amusement account will need a Basic Course subscription in order for KONAMI to unlock online access to your scores.

KONAMI's Basic Course subscription allows access to additional features for your e-amusement account, one of the key features being online access to your score history.

KONAMI's Basic Course costs 330 yen (approx. USD$3.00) per month; the moment you add a subscription to Basic Course and on the 1st of each month that you are subscribed to Basic Course, KONAMI will deduct 330 PASELI from your e-amusement account.

Follow the guide below to add a Basic Course subscription to your e-amusement account:

Basic Course page

Click here to start This page describes the terms of service and price of the Basic Course subscription
  • It costs 330 PASELI (~USD$3.00) per month
  • The charge occurs on the day that you subscribe, and for every month thereafter, on the first day of each month
  • This means if it is near the end of the current month, you will be charged immediately 330 PASELI for the remainder of the current month, and another 330 PASELI on the 1st of the next month. In this case, it may be better to wait until the next month rolls around to start your subscription
Click on (Accept)

Choose payment method

Click (PASELI 330 JPY/month (tax incl.)) Click (Next)

Verify your password

Enter your KONAMI ID password next to (Password) Click on the (Confirm) button

Confirm Basic Course subscription

You're done! Note your new PASELI balance in the top-right corner, verifying the transaction You now have access to your scores on the e-amusement website now, which you can view here
  • Sanbai Ice Cream uses this same level of access in order to upload your scores to Sanbai Ice Cream
Buying PASELI for your e-amusement account

PASELI is KONAMI's system currency. In Japan, you can use PASELI to play games instead of inserting money in the machine. You can also use it to pay to upgrade your KONAMI ID account.

PASELI is only purchasable using real-world money. In Japan, you can load PASELI at PASELI kiosks at your local arcade, but internationally, you can buy PASELI using your credit card.

You'll need PASELI to pay for a subscription to KONAMI's Basic Course account upgrade. This upgrade unlocks online access to your scores, so you (and Sanbai Ice Cream) can read them on the e-amusement website.

Follow the guide below to add PASELI to your e-amusement account:

My KONAMI page

Click here to start Click the (Login) button at the top with the icon of the person

Login to My KONAMI

Enter your credentials (email/username and password)
  • Your username may already be inputted into the login form
  • If the displayed username is not of the KONAMI ID you want to buy PASELI for, click the link which reads (Login to a different KONAMI ID)
Complete the CAPTCHA: From the lineup of 5 characters, select the two which match the character shown above Click the (Login) button

Two-step verification dialog

My KONAMI may or may not ask you to enable two-step verification for security purposes If it does, click (Not now)

My KONAMI page

Under the PASELI section, click (Charge) If you don't see this section, then your KONAMI ID is not set in the Japan region; you'll have to make a new KONAMI ID
  • Don't worry, you will still be able to transfer your e-amusement data freely between the two KONAMI ID accounts
  • Click here to follow the guide to set up a new KONAMI ID account with the Japan region set

Choose PASELI charge amount

Scroll down to see the various charging denominations Next to the amount of PASELI you want to purchase for your e-amusement account, click the green (Charge this) button.
  • Keep in mind Basic Course costs 330 PASELI per month

Paymemt options

Select (Credit card) Click (Next)

Verify purchase information

Double-check your purchase information Check (I agree to the PASELI terms of service) Click the (Confirm) button

Enter credit card details

Enter your credit card information:
  • Card number
  • Expiration date
  • Security code (the three-digit security number on the back of your card)
Click the (Confirm) button

Confirm credit card information

Double-check your information:
  • Payment amount
  • Payment method (should say "One-time payment")
Click on (Purchase) to proceed with the transaction
  • If your information is incorrect, click (Back) to edit your information
  • If you want to cancel the purchase, click (Cancel)

Purchase verification

Your payment is complete! You can now subscribe for Basic Course You can confirm the purchase by inspecting your new PASELI balance at the top-right of the screen

You're all set!

Create a Sanbai Ice Cream account and download the app to start uploading your scores!