I'll include more in-depth information in this section. You'll find information in each category.
Beginner's guide here
You can check out translated content and other info here
Some Helpful Guides
- Simple beginner's guide here
Credits to XiantheMiguel from Discord. This guide is only for in the game, not installation.
- Star farming guide here
- Guide for rerolling without re-downloading data here (for Android)
- Click here for a simple current list of cards (as of version 1.0.1)
Gift Box : Retrieve your daily bonuses and items from here.
Area Items : Clicking here will allow you to view the area items you have and allow you to swap items.
You can check out translated screens here
Lives are pretty straight-forward. You choose a song, choose a difficulty and choose your band. You can adjust the speed settings (with lowest at 1.0 and highest at 11.0 with intervals of 0.1) before entering a song. (Unless you turned off the function to see it every time)
There are different types of notes:
- Single blue note: Tap
- Two blue notes with a line in between: Tap both simultaneously
- Green notes: Tap and hold, then release
- Green notes that curve: Tap and slide according to the note
- Pink notes with and arrow: Flick the note upwards or any direction you want (Personally i think sideways is the best)
- Yellow/Golden note: Tapping on it will activate your member's skill
Getting a higher score rank gets you more rewards. Score rank are divided into C, B, A, S and SS. With C being lowest and SS being highest. Playing Multi-Live will get you even more rewards.
What is Multi-Live? The special part of GBP is the function to play a song together with 4 other players (5 players total ). To join a Multi-Play, click on the "Multi-play" button in the "Live" menu. You can either join match-making or create your own room. There are 4 types of match-making, public, regular (7000 band power needed), veteran (120000 power needed) and master (180000 needed).
Once in a lobby, you will need to wait for players to join. When the room is full, the game starts and everybody votes for a song. NOTE: Song selection is random. For example, if 2 people vote for song A, and 3 people vote for song B. There is still a chance of playing song A. The song selection is not by number of votes but by random selection. There is also an option called "omakase" or "random" (GBP EN) which will let others deteremine the song. If all players choose omakase, the game will randomly select a song.
After a song is selected, players will choose their own difficulty. Eg, Player A can play on Easy, while Player B plays on Expert. The difficulty is selected by the player. Of course, higher difficulties will contain more notes and get you more points. Making it easier to get a S rank score.
The score of the live is the total of all five players.
You can now have the option to do a normal room or a daily room! Daily rooms have increased chances of a certain material on a certain day. It might take longer to fill a public room. And if you start a private daily room, the other players must have the option enabled to join the room. Here are the materials that have increased chances and the day they have increased chances on: Monday- EXP Ticket; Tuesday- Powerful; Wednesday- Cool; Thursday- Pure; Friday- Happy; Saturday- Coin; Sunday- EXP Ticket
Stamina info can be found here
There is no stamina in this game. You can play as many lives as you want and you use 1 live boost for every live you play (if you have any live boosts available). Live boosts are the fire icons on the top right of your screen. It increases by 10 with every level up (this is due to the fact that leveling up "restores" your live boosts, so you get 10). Players with the ranks 1-50 will only restore 3 live boosts while 51 and above will restore 10 due to the fact that it is harder to rank up.
The live boosts will give you a 5x multiplier to your rewards and exp. You will recharge 1 live boost every 30 minutes and you can have a maximum of 10 live boosts naturally (though you can have more if you have some live boosts available when you level up or when you refill your boosts with stars or boost drinks). This means it will take 5 hours to fully recharge your boosts.
You can choose how many live boosts you want to use in your lives (you can change this option anytime). If you use 1 boost= 5x rewards and event points; 2 boosts= 6x rewards and 10x event points; and 3 boosts= 7x rewards and 15x event points.
When you run out or don't have enough boosts, you will get a pop-up that will show you if you want to change the amount of boosts you want to use (the top option), if you want to buy boosts from the Star shop (the option below the first), if you want to quit (blue button) and if you want to play without boosts or play with less boost/s (pink). You can now turn off this setting in the Settings menu where you won't receive a notification if you do not have enough flames.
Simply put: You can play as many lives as you want. The number of live boosts you have are indicated by the fire icon at the top right. You gain a live boost every 30 minutes and can have a maximum number of 10 normally. Live boosts earned by ranking up are added as extras, and it will be shown as +(number of extra boosts).
Stories are separated into four different types. Main Story, Band Story, Memorial Story and Member Story. The Main Story is where most events happen . You can play it with or without voices. As always, you can either skip or fast forward with the menu at the top right of the screen.
Band Stories are unlocked by leveling up your Band Rank. Each band has their own rank. You can level your bands by interacting with them in the areas and playing Lives using their members.
Memorial Stories are archives of the event stories.
Member stories are found when you go into a member's profile. At the bottom of the member profile you will find 2 buttons, those are the stories. You can unlock the stories by using items. You get 25 stars for the first story you complete, and 50 stars for the second story you complete (Note: You have to max level that card to unlock this story). More stars! Yay!
Completing a Main Story will unlock songs and give you 50 stars and 1 sound crystal. Completing Band Stories will give you 50 stars and 1 sound crystal.
Scouting is pretty much the same as with other games. You go into the gacha shop and spend your stars at a chance to get a 4 star card. There will most likely be limited edition gachas during events. So check the deadlines and save your stars for your favorite character.
There is also a "Once per day" gacha available. This gacha can only be used with 60 PAID stars and you cannot use free gems towards this.
There is also a 3 star + Guaranteed Ticket Gacha, you can get these tickets by exchanging Michelle seals in the exchange shop.
The band section is quite simple too.
Here you can form a band with 5 members. You can form a total of 10 bands. The same member cannot be used in a band more than once.
Here you can change your band member's costumes. The costumes used are the trained versions of the card you get (you don't have to train your members to unlock it). You can unlock new costumes by gaining their 3 star, 4 star and some 2 star card. Along with this, you can also see their character profile.
Here you can also practice your characters. Practicing will increase their level. You will require tickets to practice. Tickets can be acquired from Lives.
EXP amount from tickets
Single ticket: 500 EXP
Double ticket: 2000 EXP
Premium ticket: 10000 EXP (Purchased from exchange shop for 20 Michelle seals)
Here you can increase the skill level of your member by using Skill EXP tickets and duplicate cards. The max skill level is 5. You can get Skill EXP tickets from the shop in exchange for Michelle seals, token shop at the event and event rewards. Using duplicate cards will give more exp.
In training, you can
idolize awaken train your members, so their stats increase. Only a card with a rarity of 3 star or higher who is at max level can be trained!
You can view the members you currently have here. You can view your duplicate cards by clicking on the button on the top left.
Trade in your duplicates to get seals. You can use seals to exchange for rare items. Some items are available for a limited time only and have limited amounts. So be sure to check the exchange shop!
Additional information about types and stats
The 4 attributes represented at the top right of each card are:
- Powerful - Red (Fire)
- Cool - Blue (Moon)
- Pure - Green (Star)
- Happy - Orange (Smiley)
They affect the type of coloured fragments that you'll need for the character's special training (idolisation/awakening), and your event score.
This is different from the 3 numbers that you see on each character's cards. These are the character's stats (called parameters in-game). These are Performance, Technique and Visual, and determine how much score you get per song. So far there does not seem to be any difference between these 3 stats, since the songs don't have "song types" currently.
Ref: FAQ (JP)
There are multiple areas in the game. You can visit each area and find band members and talk to them to earn Rank EXP and Band EXP. Leveling up your band will unlock Band Stories.
You can also place items in some areas. Some areas have shops which you can buy items from.
You can place items in each area and only one type of item can be active at one time.
Here, you can place instruments that will increase the parameter of your band members. IMPORTANT : You can only place ONE type of EACH instrument (microphone, guitar, bass, drums and keyboard) in this area. So depending on your main band, I suggest you upgrade the instruments for that band instead of buying all the instruments (unless you have too many materials and money)
You will also find the Song Shop here. In the Song Shop, you can trade your Sound Crystals for songs to unlock songs (Usually cover songs). You will also find a shop where you can buy flyers. IMPORTANT : You can only place ONE type of flyer at one time. Only the flyer that is active will have their effect active!
Here you can see the flyer's outside of CiRCLE. Depending on which flyer you put, you see different girls at the flyer stand. Visit the cafeteria to find "talks" so you can earn Rank EXP and Band EXP.
You can also access the shop here to buy food. Food increases the Parameter of members of a certain attribute. Eg, "Increase the parameters of Happy members". IMPORTANT : You can only place ONE type of food at one time. Only the food that is active will have their effect active!
A translated version of the settings can be found here
*This version is outdated but most of it is still the same*