Changelog (last update 27/2/2014)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First video of Kumamoto Surprise!

Now that the Wii U has reached the 100-songs milestone thanks to the monthly DLC features, the Variety genre finally gets bigger with the song Kumamoto Surprise! (2/3/4/6)

While its Oni video doesn't bear any surprise for the 6-star tier, the song features a bunch of Taiko characters and the black bear Kumamon -Kumamoto prefecture's mascot- as custom dancers, while many iconic elements from the Japanese prefecture pop in the background, such as the Kumamoto Castle and lots of healthy fruits!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Twitter Snippets (April 22 2014) - Touhou x Taiko Coaster

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A quick update from Etou for all the NicoNico Super Conference 3 goers (which is this weekend)! By playing the exhibiting Taiko cabinets at Hakurei Shrine Reitaisai Super Concentrated Version area, you can receive a free Reitaisai x Taiko no Tatsujin collaboration coaster, looking just like the above image! Be quick though, as stock is limited!

Read more about the mini-Reitaisai at Super Conference 3 here, or the real Reitaisai on May 11 here!

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GMT's Phase 1 on maimai and Groove Coaster

ゲーム ミュージック トライアングル

We already saw the first batch of songs for the Game Music Triangle on Taiko arcade, but how the songs will play in the other two arcades? That's what you are going to discover today!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Made By You: SHADE and more

We're back with another Made By You feature, with 3 songs from various rhythm games! As always, keep sending in those fanmade charts!

Above is our first feature of this weekend, and it's unique in that it's actually made from 3 different variations of a single song stringed together! SHADE is composed and arranged by DJ MURASAME vs dj Killer, both aliases of the many-monikered Tatsuya Shimizu/Tatsh. It serves as the Extra Stage song for beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle, and has a different variation on each of its 3 difficulties. When played back to back, the 3 difficulties actually make a complete mix, and it is this 6 minute mix that has been mapped above.

With a unique gimmick of being a 3-part song, it only follows to have this map be mapped by 3 different people; this map is a collaboration by AxelHino, crystalsuicune and Kaiya, each having taken a segment. The result is 6 minutes of clusters ranging from the simple to the complicated, making for a practice in perseverance. Can you finish without any mistakes?

Another long mix of a bemani song! Bahram Attack -Nekomata Master Remix- was originally from beatmania IIDX 16 Empress, itself a remix of "Bahram Battleship" from fellow Konami videogame, ZONE OF THE ENDERS THE 2nd RUNNER, a mech combat game. There are actually two variations of this long mix, each with slightly different intros: the one you see above, from Nekomata Master's album "Backdrops"; and the other from L.E.D.'s album "Denjin K" (which you can see here.

Mapped by dialgadu77, it has a respectable speed and a strong backbeat, making for a difficult 9* map, with plenty of tricky clusters.

Incidentally, it's Easter Sunday today, and what better way to wrap up this feature with a celebratory classic song? Get Up! by BanYa originates from the arcade dance game Pump It Up Exceed, well-known for being one of Dance Dance Revolution's main competitors alongside In the Groove. Being a band remix of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, it has frantic drumming and a wailing guitar to put a new spin on the classic song.

Mapped by CoroQuetz, the map has a frantic chart to match and its speed contributes greatly to its difficulty. A lack of complex clusters keeps it from becoming overly difficult, settling it at 8*.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Song of the Week! 19 April 2014

It's sneak peek week! Here's one of the licensed songs to debut in the upcoming Taiko 3DS2 (unless Momoiro beats it to the punch).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS2: More Details and Screens

The hype train yesterday was for the new arcade update and its bunch of new songs (including the three Game Music Triangle songs!), new articles for Taiko 3DS2 have been made by Famitsu and 4Gamer at the same time the official website made its first update.

There are tons of new details about the Story Mode and in-game screens to look at, so let's get started!

Taiko Plus: the Return of the Ura modes!

From today, another trio of older songs for the Apple-friendly Taiko game will gain their arcade-introduced Ura modes for an extra layer of challenge. Just be sure that you game's version is 2.1.0 or later!

This time, the songs involved are Namco Originals Rumble Ranbu and Taiko Time (from the Namco Original Pack 1) and Anime song Switch On! (from the Popular Song Pack 7), for the first time with its Ura Oni in a console game. Remember to update your Taiko + version if you don't see the new Uras displayed!