Here’s a short guide for the basics of this awesome rhythm game, now with all Videos (PVs)!
Hatsune Miku Project Diva F is the next installment in the popular Hatsune Miku Project Diva franchise. These games feature volcaloid technology, which is a singing voice synthesizer. The objective is to press the buttons that appear on the screen alongside the song’s rhythm. Try getting the high score and unlocking accessories for your singer, then up the difficulty when you think you’re ready.
Project Diva F is currently available on the PS3 and PS Vita around the world. A demo is also available on PS3’s PSN.
Hatsune Miku Project Diva F is your basic rhythm video game. The general concept is to hit buttons alongside the rhythm of each song, but there’s more to it when it comes to the scoring system.
There are three types of icons that appear on screen: Buttons, Stars, and Arrows.
The Button Icons are the same as the controller: Triangle, Circle, X, and Square. When you see them, press them. These can also be alternated with the Up, Right, Down, and Left D-Pad buttons. See the table below for the matching buttons. If a large number of notes are placed back to back, it’s easier to alternate between both the shape buttons and D-Pad to hit the notes quickly.
If a long tail appears with the melody icons, hold the button until the end of the tail, then release at the right moment to get two timing grades.
The Star Icons can be hit by wiggling the left or right joysticks on the PS3 controller or swiping your finger across the touch screen on the PS Vita. If there are a lot of stars in a short time, swipe the screen or move the sticks up for one star then down for the other. You can also use both joysticks (PS3) or two thumbs while swiping the screen (PS Vita).
The Arrow-Shaped Icons require you to press Left, Right, Up, or Down in tandem with one of the shapes. The shape that must be pressed depends entirely on the color and direction:
Performance and Timing
Your performance is graded on how well you match the notes with the song’s rhythm (Timing). A small arrow will rotate clockwise on the note to help you with the timing and to make sure why note comes next in the song. Hit the note when the timing reaches the top (12 O’ Clock).There are five different grades:
- Fine (Japanese) / Good (English)
- Sad (Japanese) / Bad (English)
- Worst (Japanese) / Awful (English)
The amount of notes hit along with the Chance Time and Technical Bonus will give you an overall Clear Grade. This grade is measured in Grade Points. Anything below 80 points will not clear the stage. The only way to get a Perfect overall Clear Grade on a song is by hitting only Cools and Fines.
|Clear Grade||Grade Points|
|Cheap (Japanese) / Lousy (English)||0-79|
Song Energy Gauge
The Song Energy Gauge is the gauge at the lower left corner of the screen. It will slowly fill up when you get Cool and Fine note timings. If your note timings is Sad or Worst, the gauge will start to deplete. If the gauge completely empties, the song will end, and you will fail.
In the Technical Zone, your objectives is to get through a more challenging section of the song without losing your combo. The amount of notes remaining is displayed at the top left of the screen. If you keep hitting Cool and Fine grades, the remaining notes in the Technical Zone will deplete. On the other hand, if you drop your combo by getting a Safe or lower timing, you will fail the Technical Zone. When “Notes Left” reaches zero, “COMPLETE” will be displayed and you’ll receive a Score and Grade Point bonus.
When the frame at the top and bottom of the screen changes during a song, you’ve entered “Chance Time!” Each note will have a short rainbow tail, but this does not mean they need to be held. For this section of the stage, your Song Energy Gauge remains fixed, and you can rack up a bonus score. Furthermore, if you can fill the star gauge to the max and flick the stick (PS3) or swipe the screen (PS Vita) at the final “Chance Target” (big yellow star) with Fine or Cool timing, you’ll see an extra animation event and get a bonus to your Grade Points. The higher your Grade Points, the higher your final Clear Grade.
Diva Points is the currency used in Project Diva F. You will earn Diva Points after completing songs in Free Play. Spend them in the shop to unlock new outfits for all Characters and furnishings for the Diva Room.
Help and Challenge Items
Before you begin a song, you can choose a Help or Challenge item that will affect your gameplay and earned DIVA Points. An item must be purchased each time it is used before a song. Only one item can be used per song.
Help Items are used to help you get through a song, but the song’s final score may be reduced. Challenge Items are used to make a song tougher in some way or another, and the total Diva Points will be boosted. Below is a list of Help and Challenge Items in Project Diva F.
|Training Wheels (プレイアシスト)||1000||All Sad and Worst timings will be changed to Safe so your Song Energy Gauge never depletes. The song's result will always be Cheap, meaning you won't pass the song.|
|Combo Safeguard (コンボガード)||3000||The first 30 Safe and Sad timings will automatically change to Fines, allowing you to keep a combo going.|
|Recovery (リカバリー)||1000||If your Song Energy Gauge reaches zero, it will fill back up once.|
|Simple Rhythm (リユムキャッチ)||1000||Button notes (Triangle, Circle, X, and Square) will change into Circle notes. The song's result will always be Cheap, meaning you won't pass the song.|
|Double Killer (ダブルキラー)||2000||All double targets (Arrow Icons) are changed to Single Button Targets (D-Pad or Shape Buttons). Your final rank will be Standard or lower.|
|Star Changer (スターキラー)||1000||Allows you to use L1/L2 or R1/R2 instead of swiping or using the joysticks on Star Icons. The song's result will be Standard or lower.|
|Stealthy Target (シャイターゲット)||500||1000||2000||3000||2x DP||All notes appear a quarter measure before they must be hit.|
|Survival (サバイバル)||500||1000||2000||4000||2x DP||Cool and Fine timings will not regenerate the Song Energy Gauge.|
|Mega Survival (サバイバルS)||1000||2000||4000||5000||3x DP||Cool and Fine timings will not regenerate the Song Energy Gauge, and the Song Energy Gauge starts with 25% instead of 50%.|
|Perfectionist (COOL マスターS)||2000||3000||7000||10000||4x DP||All timing notes will drain the Song Energy Gauge except for Cool timings, but Fine will still fill the Star Gauge during Chance Time.|
Below is a list of all songs in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, the vocaloid that sings in the song, who the song was produced by, and the beats per minute (BPM). The PS Vita version of Project Diva F contains 32 songs, while the PS3 version contains 39.
There are only four difficulty levels in Project Diva F: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Extreme. The higher the difficulty, the more Diva Points you will earn. No songs on Easy have Arrow Notes, and only the Stars and Circle buttons will be used. Two melody buttons will be used on Normal, and Arrow Notes will be added. Three to four melody buttons will be used on Hard. All four melody buttons will be used on Extreme.
|Cat Food (キャットフード)||Hatsune Miku||doriko||174|
|Secret Police (秘密警察)||Hatsune Miku||Buriru-P||200|
|Melancholic (メランコリック)||Kagamine Rin||Junky||140|
|Weekender Girl||Hatsune Miku||kz(livetune), 八王子P (Hachioji-P)/ 8#Prince||132|
|Time Machine (タイムマシン)||Hatsune Miku||1640mP||126|
|Summer Idol (サマーアイドル)||Hatsune Miku & Kagamine Rin||OSTER Project||180|
|ACUTE||Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka & KAITO||Kurousa-P||114|
|Urbandonment (トリノコシティ)||Hatsune Miku||40m-P||135|
|What Do You Mean? (どういうことなの！？)||Hatsune Miku||Kuchibashi-P||175|
|Stay with me||MEIKO||shu-t||126|
|Hm? Ah, Yes. (え？あぁ、そう。)||Hatsune Miku||Chouchou-P||192|
|Remote Controller (リモコン)||Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len||Jesus-P||165|
|Ashes to Ashes (ハイハハイニ)||KAITO||Tennen||130|
|World's End Umbrella||Hatsune Miku||Hachi||180|
|Freely Tomorrow||Hatsune Miku||Mitchie M||129|
|Monochrome∞Blue Sky (モノクロ∞ブルースカイ)||Hatsune Miku||Noboru||130|
|Glasses (MEGANE)||Megurine Luka||Ultra-Noob||120|
|Kagamine HachiHachi Flower Fight (鏡音八八花合戦)||Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len||Moja-P||166|
|World's End Dance Hall (ワールズエンド・ダンスホール)||Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka||wowaka||171|
|The MMORPG Addict's Anthem (ネトゲ廃人シュプレヒコール)||Hatsune Miku||Satsuki Ga Tenkomori||175|
|Unhappy Refrain (アンハッピーリフレイン)||Hatsune Miku||wowaka||205|
|Odds & Ends||Hatsune Miku||ryo (Supercell)||192|
|Tengaku (天樂)||Kagamine Rin||Yuuyu||232|
|God-Tier Tune (神曲)||Hatsune Miku||Anyuu-P||163|
|Black★Rock Shooter||Hatsune Miku||ryo||165|
|Negaposi*Continues (ネガポジ*コンティニューズ)||Hatsune Miku||sasakure.UK||220|
|Sadistic. Music∞Factory||Hatsune Miku||cosMo||165|
|Continuing Dream (夢の続き)||Hatsune Miku||Dixie Flatline||80|
|Tell Your World||Hatsune Miku||kz (livetune)|
|Tokyo Teddy Bear (東京テディベア)||Kagamine Rin||Neru|
|Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku (夢喰い白黒バク)||Kagamine Len||Nem|
|Sweet Devil||Hatsune Miku||八王子P (Hachioji-P)/ 8#Prince|
|Rin-Chan Now! (リンちゃんなう!)||Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka||Owata-P|
|Senbonzakura (千本桜)||Hatsune Miku||Kurousa-P|
To unlock more songs in Project Diva F, you must clear a song with a standard grade or higher. This will clear a song four slots down — usually. If you wish to unlock the song at a higher difficulty, you must first clear the same song with a standard grade or higher on the previous difficulty. The game begins with three songs available on Easy and Normal.
The following table is a list of songs that must be cleared to unlock other songs. The left song must be cleared, and the right song gets unlocked.
|Cat Food||Time Machine|
|Weekender Girl||Summer Idol|
|Fire◎Flower||What Do You Mean!?|
|Summer Idol||Stay with me|
|Acute||Hm? Ah, Yes.|
|What Do You Mean!?||Ashes to Ashes|
|Stay with me||World's End Umbrella|
|Hm? Ah, Yes.||Freely Tomorrow|
|Remote Controller||Monochrome∞Blue Sky|
|Ashes to Ashes||Glasses|
|World's End Umbrella||Kagamine HachiHachi Flower Fight|
|Freely Tomorrow||World's End Dance Hall|
|Monochrome∞Blue Sky||The MMORPG Addict's Anthem|
|Kagamines' Hachi Hachi Flowery Battle||Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!|
|World's End Dance Hall||Unhappy Refrain|
|The MMORPG Addict's Anthem||Odds & Ends|
|Odds & Ends||Black★Rock Shooter|
|Sadistic. Music∞Factory||Continuing Dream|
The following is a list of Extra songs included in the PS3 version. Just as the above list, the left song must be cleared to unlock the song on the right.
|Tell Your World||Tokyo Teddy Bear|
|Tokyo Teddy Bear||Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku|
|Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku||Sweet Devil|
|Sweet Devil||Rin-chan Now!|
The Diva Room is another option from the main menu of Hatsune Miku Project Diva F. Each character in the game has their own room. Visit with them, play games, decorate each room with items from the shop, and build a friendship with all six Divas.
To build a friendships with each Diva, rub their head or face until one of their eyes opens. Stop rubbing once an eye opens or they may get upset. This will add some points to the friendship meter. After rubbing their head enough times, they may ask to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. The game is pretty simple. Choose either Rock, Paper, or Scissors by pressing one of three buttons, then choose to turn your head up, down, left, or right. For those that don’t know, rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock. For the head turn option, you have to guess which direction the Diva will turn their head if you won the rock, paper, scissors part. If you lost, you have to choose a direction that the Diva will not pick. Win both parts of the game three times to win the entire game and earn some friendship points.
You can also give each Diva gifts from the shop. Each character has certain likes and dislikes, so only give them items they will enjoy. Below is a list of presents and each character’s preferences towards them.
|Vegetable Juice (野菜ジュース)||Love||Hate||Hate||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral|
|Cream Soda (グリーンソーダ)||Neutral||Neutral||Hate||Neutral||Love||Neutral|
|Orange Juice (オレンジジュース)||Neutral||Love||Love||Neutral||Neutral||Love|
|Iced Coffee (アイスコーヒー)||Neutral||Hate||Hate||Love||Neutral||Neutral|
|Melon Soda (メロンソーダ)||Love||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral|
|Rice Dumplings (お団子)||Neutral||Hate||Neutral||Love||Neutral||Neutral|
|Valentine's Chocolate (ハートチョコ)||Neutral||Neutral||Love||Neutral||Love||Neutral|
|Fruit Parfait (フルーツパフェ)||Love||Neutral||Neutral||Love||Love||Neutral|
|Tuna Sushi (マグロの寿司)||Neutral||Hate||Hate||Love||Neutral||Neutral|
|Rice Omelet (オムライス)||Love||Love||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral|
|Paper Balloon (紙風船)||Neutral||Love||Neutral||Hate||Neutral||Hate|
|Blowing Bubbles (シャボン玉)||Neutral||Love||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Hate|
|Hand Mirror (手鏡)||Neutral||Neutral||Hate||Love||Hate||Love|
|Sheet Music (楽譜)||Love||Hate||Neutral||Neutral||Love||Neutral|
|Hand Fan (うちわ)||Hate||Love||Love||Hate||Neutral||Hate|
|Stuffed Bear (クマのぬいぐるみ)||Neutral||Neutral||Love||Neutral||Neutral||Love|
|Stuffed Rabbit (ウサギのぬいぐるみ)||Neutral||Love||Neutral||Love||Neutral||Neutral|
|Stuffed Cat (ネコのぬいぐるみ)||Love||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Love||Neutral|
|Paper Fan (ハリセン)||Hate||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Love|
|Calligraphy Paper (書道用半紙)||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral|
Studio Mode is a PS3 exclusive mode similar to PS Vita’s AR Mode. There are two sections in Studio Mode: Live Studio and Photo Studio. In Live Studio, you can choose from a small list of songs for a Diva to perform on stage. You are then able to switch to and control multiple cameras around the arena while they perform.
The songs available on Live Studio Mode are for viewing purposes only. You do not play the normal rhythm game with these songs.
|The World is Mine (ワールドイズマイン)||Hatsune Miku||Ryo|
|Miracle Paint (ミラクルペイン)||Hatsune Miku||Oster Project|
|I'll Miku-Miku You♪ (For Reals) (みくみくにしてあげる♪【してやんよ】)||Hatsune Miku||Ika|
|1/6 -out of the gravity-||Hatsune Miku||Vocaliod-P (Bookariodo-P)|
|Weekender Girl (Live Mode)||Hatsune Miku||kz(livetune), 八王子P (Hachioji-P)/ 8#Prince|
|Odds & Ends (Live Mode)||Hatsune Miku||ryo (Supercell)|
|Time Machine (Live Mode) (タイムマシン)||Hatsune Miku||1640mP|
|39||Hatsune Miku||DECO*27 and sasakure.UK|
In Photo Studio you can place Hatsune Miku in a number of poses, mess with lighting, select filters, and take pictures of her. It’s your own mini photoshoot! Some angles are not supported, so no upskirts!
AR Mode (Augmented Reality) is the PS Vita Exclusive Mode for Project Diva F. It allows you to place AR Live Markers anywhere in your home and use the PS Vita’s Camera to bring Hatsune Miku into your world!
Using AR Mode is simple. All you need to do is choose AR Mode from the main menu, choose a song, place the AR Marker somewhere flat, and place the green box on the screen over the AR Marker. Hatsune Miku will appear on the green box, and she can even be blown up or shrunk by using UP or DOWN on the D-PAD. While Miku is performing, feel free to move around to see her from almost every angle.
AR Mode Songs
The songs available on AR Mode are for viewing purposes only. You do not play the normal game with these songs.
|The World is Mine ~39's Giving Day Edition~ (ワールドイズマイン)||Hatsune Miku||Ryo|
|Miracle Paint (ミラクルペイン)||Hatsune Miku||Oster Project|
|(I'll Make You Do the Miku Miku♪ (You'll Do It) (みくみくにしてあげる♪【してやんよ】)||Hatsune Miku||Ika|
|1/6 -out of the gravity- ~39's Giving Day Edition~||Hatsune Miku||Vocaliod-P (Bookariodo-P)|
AR Live Markers
If you need a marker, simply save one from below and print it out.
Edit Mode allows you to select a song, add different vocaloids, costumes, backgrounds, and even melody buttons to the song. You can then save the song and upload it to PSN. Once uploaded, you can play the Edit song in the Free Play menu. You can also download other player’s edited songs.
Hatsune Miku Project Diva F contains 29 Trophies for the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game. There is one platinum, five gold, twelve silver, and eleven bronze trophies. All trophies have been placed in alphabetical order for ease of indexing. Click the trophy name to see a short description on how to unlock it.
Get all Diva Room Events. Each room can be decorated with themes and items from the shop. After an item is placed somewhere in the Diva room, you can interact with it using the Item Event option in the Diva Menu. The Event Log in the Diva Room lists all events you have unlocked. Below is a list of all events. The Fortune, Calligraphy, and Sketchbook events are randomized. Keep using those items until you unlock the right events.
|No.||Event||Room||How To Unlock|
|1||Let's Play the Keyboard!||Any||Item Event: Keyboard|
|2||Epic Guitar Solo||Any||Item event: Guitar|
|3||Green Thumb||Any||Item event: Decorative Plant|
|4||Epic Armor Battle (Gold)||Any||Item event: Suit of Gold Armor|
|5||Epic Armor Battle (Silver)||Any||Item event: Suit of Silver Armor|
|6||Smell the flowers! (Green Vase)||Any||Item event: Green Flower Vase|
|7||Smell the flowers! (Yellow Vase)||Any||Item event: Yellow Flower Vase|
|8||Smell the flowers! (Pink Vase)||Any||Item event: Pink Flower Vase|
|9||Hello Goldfish (Red Goldfish)||Any||Item event: Fishbowl (Red Fish)|
|10||Hello Goldfish (Black Goldfish)||Any||Item event: Fishbowl (Black Fish)|
|11||Hello Goldfish (White Goldfish)||Any||Item event: Fishbowl (White Fish)|
|12||Folding Miku Papercraft||Miku only||Item event: Miku Papercraft|
|13||Folding Rin Papercraft||Rin only||Item event: Rin Papercraft|
|14||Folding Len Papercraft||Len only||Item event:Len Papercraft|
|15||Folding Luka Papercraft||Luka only||Item event: Luka Papercraft|
|16||Folding Kaito Papercraft||KAITO only||Item event: Kaito Papercraft|
|17||Folding Meiko Papercraft||MEIKO only||Item event: Meiko Papercraft|
|18||Checking out Miku's Figurine||Miku only||Item event: Miku Figurine|
|19||Checking out Rin's Figurine||Rin only||Item event: Rin Figurine|
|20||Checking out Len's Figurine||Len only||Item event: Len Figurine|
|21||Checking out Luka's Figurine||Luka only||Item event: Luka Figurine|
|22||Checking out Kaito's Figurine||KAITO only||Item event: Kaito Figurine|
|23||Checking out Meiko's Figurine||MEIKO only||Item event: Meiko Figurine|
|24||Today's Fortune is… (Very Bad)||Any||Item event: Fortune Box|
|25||Today's Fortune is… (Good)||Any||Item event: Fortune Box|
|26||Today's Fortune is… (Very Good)||Any||Item event: Fortune Box|
|27||Open Mic||Any||Item event: Microphone|
|28||High Noon||Any||Item event: Totem Pole|
|29||Who Gets Which Piece?||Any||Item event: Cake Assortment|
|30||Battle Without Honor or Humanity||Any||Item event: Handheld Game Console|
|31||Eke Out the Leek!||Any||Item event: Eek, a Leek!|
|32||So, How's It Taste?||Any||Item event: Tea Set|
|33||Everyone Say "Cheeeeese"!||Any||Item event: SLR Camera|
|34||No, No, I Insist!||Any||Item event: Seafood Stew|
|35||Maraca Madness||Any||Present: Maracas|
|36||Heads or Tails?||Any||Present: Taiyaki|
|37||Non-Stop Sushi||Any||Present: Tuna Sushi|
|38||Hand Fan Workout||Any||Present: Hand Fan|
|39||Open Wide!||Any||Present: Rice Omelet|
|41||That Hits the Spot! (Orange Juice)||Any||Present: Orange Juice|
|42||That Hits the Spot! (Iced Coffee)||Any||Present: Iced Coffee|
|43||That Hits the Spot! (Melon Soda)||Any||Present: Melon Soda|
|44||Snack Time (Macarons)||Any||Present: Macarons|
|45||Snack Time (Cookies)||Any||Present: Cookies|
|46||Snack Time (Donuts)||Any||Present: Donuts|
|47||Say It With Flowers (Sunflowers)||Any||Present: Sunflowers|
|48||Say It With Flowers (Tulips)||Any||Present: Tulips|
|49||Say It With Flowers (Daisies)||Any||Present: Daisies|
|50||My Fluffy Friend (Bear)||Any||Present: Stuffed Bear|
|51||My Fluffy Friend (Rabbit)||Any||Present: Stuffed Rabbit|
|52||My Fluffy Friend (Cat)||Any||Present: Stuffed Cat|
|53||Calligraphy 1st Dan: "A Better Deal"||Any||Present: Calligraphy Paper|
|54||Calligraphy 2nd Dan: "Home Security"||Any||Present: Calligraphy Paper|
|55||Calligraphy 3rd Dan: "I Love Singing"||Any||Present: Calligraphy Paper|
|56||Calligraphy 4th Dan: "A Real Angel!"||Any||Present: Calligraphy Paper|
|57||Calligraphy 5th Dan: "Movie Adaptation"||Any||Present: Calligraphy Paper|
|58||Calligraphy 6th Dan: "Hall of Famer"||Any||Present: Calligraphy Paper|
|59||Tambourine Twins||Any||Present: Tambourine|
|60||Follow the Maestro||Any||Present: Sheet Music|
|61||Fear the Fan!||Any||Present: Paper Fan|
|62||Artistic Sensibilities (Good) – Miku||Any but Miku||Present: Sketchbook|
|63||Artistic Sensibilities (Bad) – Miku||Any but Miku||Present: Sketchbook|
|64||Artistic Sensibilities (Good) – Rin||Any but Rin||Present: Sketchbook|
|65||Artistic Sensibilities (Bad) – Rin||Any but Rin||Present: Sketchbook|
|66||Artistic Sensibilities (Good) – Len||Any but Len||Present: Sketchbook|
|67||Artistic Sensibilities (Bad) – Len||Any but Len||Present: Sketchbook|
|68||Artistic Sensibilities (Good) – Luka||Any but Luka||Present: Sketchbook|
|69||Artistic Sensibilities (Bad) – Luka||Any but Luka||Present: Sketchbook|
|70||Artistic Sensibilities (Good) – Kaito||Any but Kaito||Present: Sketchbook|
|71||Artistic Sensibilities (Bad) – Kaito||Any but Kaito||Present: Sketchbook|
|72||Artistic Sensibilities (Good) – Meiko||Any but Meiko||Present: Sketchbook|
|73||Artistic Sensibilities (Bad) – Meiko||Any but Meiko||Present: Sketchbook|
|74||Happy Birthday Miku!||Miku only||Present: Birthday Cake (Miku) or visit her room on her birthday (August 31)|
|75||Happy Birthday Rin and Len!||Rin or Len only||Present: Birthday Cake (Rin & Len) or visit either room on their birthday (December 27)|
|76||Happy Birthday Luka!||Luka only||Present: Birthday Cake (Luka) or visit her room on her birthday (January 30)|
|77||Happy Birthday Kaito!||Kaito only||Present: Birthday Cake (Kaito) or visit his room on his birthday (February 17)|
|78||Happy Birthday Meiko!||Meiko only||Present: Birthday Cake (Meiko) or visit her room on her birthday (November 5)|
|79||Happy Birthday to You!||Any||Present: Birthday Cake (Player) or visit any room on your birthday (Fill out profile)|