THE iDOLM@STER SideM GROWING STARS
|THE iDOLM@STER SideM GROWING STARS|
|Video Game Data|
THE IDOLM@STER SideM GROWING STARS (Japanese: アイドルマスター サイドM グローイングスターズ Aidorumasutaa Saido Emu Gurooingu Sutaazu), or SaiSuta (サイスタ) for short, is a free-to-play rhythm game based on THE iDOLM@STER SideM. The game is available on iOS and Android devices. It also introduces a new unit, C.FIRST along with its members, Shu Amamine, Momohito Hanazono, and Eishin Mayumi.
It was released on October 6th, 2021 and is available for free download on the Google Play Store (Android) and the App Store (iOS) in Japan. It was the final mobile game to be released during the 2nd Vision era. The game will end its service on July 31st, 2023.
THE IDOLM@STER SideM GROWING STARS features enhanced standard rhythm gameplay with music full of exhilaration and speed. In addition to new animations (similar to Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage's 2D Live Shows), some of the songs have a Singing Part function, in which players can select the performer by team building. Some songs does have a 3D live version of them.
The difficulty level of the songs can be selected from 4 levels. From lowest to highest, the levels are named Easy, Normal, Hard, and Expert. Each Live Show has a base cost of 30 ST (stamina).
In a Live performance, the player must tap notes to the rhythm of the song, which can range from those that can simply be tapped, flicked in a certain direction, held down, and slided in the direction of the note. When tapped or flicked, the player will get a Perfect, Great, Good, Fast/Slow, or Miss..., based on the accuracy of the tap or flick. The current combo will increase by 1 for each Perfect/Great/Good, and getting a Fast/Slow or Miss... will reset the current combo to 0 and decrease the unit's life bar accordingly.
If the life bar reaches 0, the song is failed, and the player is asked if they want to continue using 10 Star Gems. Additionally, if the player does not do anything in a song and fails it by getting only Misses..., they will be asked if they wish to restart the song, or, if they cleared it with a score rank of A at least once, play the Live Show automatically. Both of these options do not consume ST, but can only be done once in one Live Show.
To clear a song, the player must not let the life bar decrease to 0. If a song is cleared with Perfects, Greats, and/or Goods (e.g. not getting a Fast/Slow or Miss...), it will result in a Full Combo. If it is cleared with only Perfects, it will be an All Perfect.
Also present in the game is Auto Live Shows, which allow the player to let the game play a song for them. To unlock Auto Live Shows for each song and its respective difficulty level, the player must achieve a score rank of A or above. During an Auto Live Show, each time a note is tapped, the judgment will say Auto, and the amount of points gained this way is the same for Goods in regular Live Shows.
If an Auto Live Show is cleared, the player is not eligible for score and combo rewards, but clear rewards can still be received. If the score exceeds the player's high score, it will also not save. Additionally, the results screen does not show the max combo or the number of Perfects/Greats/Goods/Fasts/Slows/Misses obtained during the Auto Live Show.
Idols and Commus
The game uses Live2D for character animations in commus, the home screen, and other things. Incorporating a new expression method that makes the graphics move vividly, the game tends to deliver the movements and facial expressions of the idols in order to convey their individuality.
The fully-voiced story depicts the bond and growth of idols and producers. It also features Individual idol episodes and episode zero that tells the reason why they became idols. The idol units will have brand-new stage costumes and logos in the game. Players can also interact with the idols via in-game social media that is similar to real-life WhatsApp.
Players can use 20 stamina for Oshigoto (Work). The player can select Physical, Intelligence, Mental, or All work; upon selecting, a random idol from that type (or any type from All) appears, and the player gains EXP (experience), Items, etc. Occasionally, a short communication with the idol can appear.
The gacha is used to scout for new idols and to obtain cards, known in-game as idol photos, using star gems as currency. SSR idol photos unlock special outfits that can be viewed through in Live Shows.
In the Platinum Gacha, R, SR, and SSR idol photos are pulled using star gem as currency. It costs 250 star gems for a single pull and 2500 star gems for a 10-pull. A player can also pull one idol photo for 60 paid gems, which can be done once a day. If 10 idol photos are pulled, the tenth idol photo is either an SR at 94% or SSR at 4%.
Each pull from the Gacha rewards players one Memorial Star. After 200 Memorial Stars (equivalent to 200 total rolls), players can pick up one of the idols that are featured in Platinum gacha. Once the gacha period ends, any unused Memorial Stars get converted into Memorial Pieces which can be exchanged for items in the Memorial Pieces Shop.
|Rarity Appearance Rates|
Costumes can be obtained in several ways: drop rewards, the platinum & medal gacha, event point & ranking rewards, through the event item exchange center, and the costume shop (DLC). To see a full list of the costumes available in the game, click here.
Just like in THE iDOLM@STER Million Live! Theater Days, some costumes in the game have "Another" (Japanese: アナザー Anazaa) version, which are recolors of the original costume. Costumes that are rare drops and some DLC costumes do not have an another version.
|Song Name||Type||Idols||How to Obtain|
|DRIVE A LIVE||All Types||315 ALLSTARS||Available at the start.|
|Beyond The Dream||All Types||315 ALLSTARS|
|Growing Smiles!||All Types||315 ALLSTARS||Read Main Story Chapter 1 Episode 1 Parts 1-10.|
|BRAND NEW FIELD||Intelligence||Jupiter||Available at the start.|
|STARLIGHT CELEBRATE!||Physical||DRAMATIC STARS|
|The 1st Movement
～Mirai no Tame no Nijuusou～
|Yuukan Naru Kimi e||Physical||FRAME|
|HIGH JUMP NO LIMIT||Physical||High×Joker|
|Burnin' Cool de Kagayaite||Physical||Shinsoku Ikkon|
|Café Parade!||Mental||Café Parade|
|Welcome Happykira Park!||Mental||Mofumofuen|
|Tsuyoku Toutoki Kemono-tachi||Physical||THE Kogadou|
|Legacy of Spirit||Intelligence||Legenders|
|We're the one||Intelligence||C.FIRST|
|Not Alone||Physical||C.FIRST||Available as of 10/17/21.|
|Omoi wa ETERNITY||Intelligence||Beit||Available as of 10/28/21.|
|Plus 1 Good Day!||Physical||FRAME||Available as of 11/8/21.|
|Study Equal Magic!||Mental||S.E.M||Available as of 11/27/21.|
|Pavé Étoiles||Mental||Café Parade||Available as of 12/7/21.|
|OUR SONG -Sore wa Sekai de Hitotsu Dake-||Physical||High×Joker||Available as of 12/26/21.|
|Time Before Time||Intelligence||Legenders||Available as of 1/7/22.|
|LEADING YOUR DREAM||Mental||W||Available as of 1/26/22.|
|Itowokashi! ~Issai×Gassai~||Physical||Sai||Available as of 2/6/22.|
|True Horizon||All Types||315 ALLSTARS (Touma Amagase, Teru Tendo, and Shu Amamine)||Read Main Story Chapter 1 Episode 10 Parts 1-10. Added on 2/15/22.|
|MOON NIGHT no Sei ni Shite||Intelligence||DRAMATIC STARS||Available as of 2/24/22.|
|Harukaze Baton||Mental||Mofumofuen||Available as of 3/7/22.|
|ANYWHERE||Intelligence||315 STARS (Intelligence Ver.)||Available as of 3/26/22.|
|Infinite Octave!||Physical||Altessimo||Available as of 4/7/22.|
|RED HOT BEAT!!||Physical||315 STARS (Physical Ver.)||Available as of 4/26/22.|
|K.now O.nly||Mental||THE Kogadou||Available as of 5/7/22.|
|Little Happiness||Mental||315 STARS (Mental Ver.)||Available as of 5/26/22.|
|Made in "♪"||Intelligence||F-LAGS||Available as of 6/7/22.|
|Swing Your Leaves||Physical||FRAME||Available as of 6/26/22.|
|ROUTE77||Mental||Shinsoku Ikkon||Available as of 7/7/22.|
|Reason!!||All||315 STARS||Available as of 7/17/22.|
|String of Fate||Intelligence||Legenders||Available as of 7/26/22.|
|Inner Dignity||Physical||Jupiter||Available as of 8/7/22.|
|Shukusai!||Mental||Sai||Available as of 8/26/22.|
|Multiple Entertainment Show!||Intelligence||S.E.M||Available as of 9/8/22.|
|Handmade Kimi Heart!||Physical||Mofumofuen||Available as of 9/27/22.|
|Take a StuMp! 01||All Types||315 ALLSTARS*||Available as of 10/1/22.|
|Take a StuMp! 02||All Types||315 ALLSTARS*||Available as of 10/1/22.|
|Change to Chance||Mental||DRAMATIC STARS||Available as of 10/8/22.|
|Reversed Masquerade||Intelligence||Café Parade||Available as of 10/28/22.|
|VIVA!! Family Rhythm||Physical||W||Available as of 11/8/22.|
|PROOF OF ONESELF||Mental||THE Kogadou||Available as of 11/27/22.|
|Platinum MASK||Intelligence||Beit||Available as of 12/8/22.|
|Tone's Destiny||Physical||Altessimo||Available as of 12/28/22.|
|GO FOR IT!!||All Types||315 ALLSTARS (Minori Watanabe, Seiji Shingen, Michio Hazama, Jiro Yamashita, and Amehiko Kuzunoha)||Read Main Story Chapter 2 Episode 10 Parts 1-10. Added on 12/29/22.|
|JOYFUL HEART MAKER||Mental||High×Joker||Available as of 1/8/23.|
|Omoi no Uta||Intelligence||Shinsoku Ikkon||Available as of 1/28/23.|
|FLASH LIGHT||Physical||315 STARS (Kei Tsuzuki, Kyoji Takajo, Natsuki Sakaki, and Momohito Hanazono)||Available as of 2/8/23.|
|With…STORY||Mental||F-LAGS||Available as of 2/23/23.|
|precious love||Intelligence||315 STARS (Shiki Iseya, Nao Okamura, Ren Kizaki, and Chris Koron)||Available as of 3/8/23.|
|Unmei Kounen||Physical||Jupiter||Available as of 3/30/23.|
|Song Name||Type||Idols||Event Duration|
|Not Alone||Physical||C.FIRST||10/10/21 @ 15:00 - 10/17/21 @ 20:59 JST (Original) 4/5/23 @ 15:00 - 4/15/23 @ 20:59 JST (Reappearance)|
|Omoi wa ETERNITY||Intelligence||Beit||10/21/21 @ 15:00 - 10/28/21 @ 20:59 JST|
|Plus 1 Good Day!||Physical||FRAME||11/1/21 @ 15:00 - 11/8/21 @ 20:59 JST (Original) 4/18/23 @ 15:00 - 4/28/23 @ 20:59 JST (Reappearance)|
|Study Equal Magic!||Mental||S.E.M||11/20/21 @ 15:00 - 11/27/21 @ 20:59 JST|
|Pavé Étoiles||Mental||Café Parade||11/30/21 @ 15:00 - 12/7/21 @ 20:59 JST|
|OUR SONG -Sore wa Sekai de Hitotsu Dake-||Physical||High×Joker||12/19/21 @ 15:00 - 12/26/21 @ 20:59 JST|
|Time Before Time||Intelligence||Legenders||12/31/21 @ 15:00 - 1/7/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|LEADING YOUR DREAM||Mental||W||1/19/22 @ 15:00 - 1/26/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Itowokashi! ~Issai×Gassai~||Physical||Sai||1/31/22 @ 15:00 - 2/6/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|MOON NIGHT no Sei ni Shite||Intelligence||DRAMATIC STARS||2/18/22 @ 15:00 - 2/24/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Harukaze Baton||Mental||Mofumofuen||2/28/22 @ 15:00 - 3/7/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|ANYWHERE||Intelligence||315 STARS (Intelligence Ver.)||3/19/22 @ 15:00 - 3/26/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Infinite Octave!||Physical||Altessimo||3/31/22 @ 15:00 - 4/7/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|RED HOT BEAT!!||Physical||315 STARS (Physical Ver.)||4/19/22 @ 15:00 - 4/26/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|K.now O.nly||Mental||THE Kogadou||4/30/22 @ 15:00 - 5/7/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Little Happiness||Mental||315 STARS (Mental Ver.)||5/19/22 @ 15:00 - 5/26/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Made in "♪"||Intelligence||F-LAGS||5/31/22 @ 15:00 - 6/7/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Swing Your Leaves||Physical||FRAME||6/19/22 @ 15:00 - 6/26/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|ROUTE77||Mental||Shinsoku Ikkon||6/30/22 @ 15:00 - 7/7/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|String of Fate||Intelligence||Legenders||7/19/22 @ 15:00 - 7/26/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Inner Dignity||Physical||Jupiter||7/31/22 @ 15:00 - 8/7/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Shukusai!||Mental||Sai||8/19/22 @ 15:00 - 8/26/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Multiple Entertainment Show!||Intelligence||S.E.M||8/31/22 @ 15:00 - 9/8/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Handmade Kimi Heart!||Physical||Mofumofuen||9/19/22 @ 15:00 - 9/27/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Change to Chance||Mental||DRAMATIC STARS||9/30/22 @ 15:00 - 10/8/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Reversed Masquerade||Intelligence||Café Parade||10/20/22 @ 15:00 - 10/28/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|VIVA!! Family Rhythm||Physical||W||10/31/22 @ 15:00 - 11/8/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|PROOF OF ONESELF||Mental||THE Kogadou||11/19/22 @ 15:00 - 11/27/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Platinum MASK||Intelligence||Beit||11/30/22 @ 15:00 - 12/8/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|Tone's Destiny||Physical||Altessimo||12/20/22 @ 15:00 - 12/28/22 @ 20:59 JST|
|JOYFUL HEART MAKER||Mental||High×Joker||12/31/22 @ 15:00 - 1/8/23 @ 20:59 JST|
|Omoi no Uta||Intelligence||Shinsoku Ikkon||1/20/22 @ 15:00 - 1/28/23 @ 20:59 JST|
|FLASH LIGHT||Physical||315 STARS (Kei Tsuzuki, Kyoji Takajo, Natsuki Sakaki, and Momohito Hanazono)||1/31/23 @ 15:00 - 2/8/23 @ 20:59 JST|
|With…STORY||Mental||F-LAGS||2/27/23 @ 15:00 - 2/23/23 @ 20:59 JST|
|precious love||Intelligence||315 STARS (Shiki Iseya, Nao Okamura, Ren Kizaki, and Chris Koron)||2/28/23 @ 15:00 - 3/8/23 @ 20:59 JST|
|Unmei Kounen||Physical||Jupiter||3/20/23 @ 15:00 - 3/30/23 @ 20:59 JST|