Meat Beat Mania is a rhythm based arcade game, similar in nature to motion based video games such as the real-world "Dance Dance Revolution". It uses two hams as maraca-like controllers (player 2 uses chicken drumsticks instead). The objective is to move the controllers in the proper pattern and to the proper rhythm, as displayed on screen. It has a two player competitive mode to make use of the secondary chicken wing controllers.
It is played by Garnet as the non-violent alternative video game. This device plays a pivotal role in Arcade Mania as it lulls Garnet into a deep trance with its rhythmic game-play until Steven rips the console off and smashes the screen with it.
- According to a deleted scene, Steven showed Garnet that there was a list of workers that helped to develop the game.
- Director: Nagato Furukawa
- Producer: Hideki Yamamura
- Art Design: Takeshi Osugi, Hiroko Yamada, Naoto Fukuda
- Music: Akira Hirano, Daisuke Nishimoto
- Voices: Satoshi Nakajima
- Executive Producer: Yoshito Maegawa
- Produced by: 4-Play Company Limited, Japan
- As this states, Meat Beat Mania originates from Japan.
- The name is a play on Beatmania, although the gameplay resembles Samba de Amigo.