Hatsune Miku and her fellow Vocaloid friends made their Nintendo Switch debut this week with the western launch of Project DIVA MegaMix. Our beloved blue-haired virtual pop idol has voiced so many hits over the years alongside Luka, Rin, Len, Meiko, and Kaito (who have their fair share of banging tunes). And since MegaMix includes a total of 101 songs in the base game, you might be a bit overwhelmed as to where to start, especially if you're new to the Vocaloid world.
For the uninitiated, Project DIVA is a rhythm game series that adopts the music made by artists who use Vocaloid software to provide a singing voice in their songs. The game's note charts are made up of face buttons, directional inputs, and left/right bumpers that sync to each song's rhythm, and you need to keep up. Wonderfully drawn or animated music videos play in the background of each track, too. These games have been an absolute joy to play because it lets us take part in music we love and even discover new favorites. So, after putting 12+ hours into MegaMix myself (and countless more in previous series entries), I've decided to recommend my personal favorites that are playable in MegaMix.
"Alien Alien" is one of the cutest and catchiest songs in MegaMix.
If you're thinking about giving this new Switch entry a try or wondering what the big deal is with Hatsune Miku rhythm games, be sure to read my full review of Project DIVA MegaMix. For those ready to dance and jam out to some infectious Vocaloid tunes, let this be your guide. In recognition of the game's Japanese name (Mega39) and the associated wordplay (39 being read as mi-ku), here is my ranked list for the 39 best songs to play in Project DIVA MegaMix.