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Sunday, April 30, 2017

[RANDOM] - Chronicles of a Forgotten April Fools Stunt


While we managed to catch an admirable amount of April Fools pranks in one of our most recent Sonority Scouts features, it may happen that some of those tricky expedients may fall off our radars, mainly due to either poor visual/video documentation or us being unaware of the joke itself (or both).

For this year, one of these misreported pranks comes from Synchronica, which got a full digression in a dedicated blog entry of the Synchronica Lab.

Last year, the series has added a joke extra difficulty layer than later became an official feature and this year's stunt seems quite close to that one as well! For April 1st only, players could trigger a cascade of visual effects by tapping a "Single Burst" button, which is based on a feature that would normally be only available for Synchronical co-op multiplayer sessions. Whether this will become an official function or not, it was possible to trigger 7 visual effects, according to the song chosen to be played. "But Taiko Time staff dude", you may ask, "what does this have to do with Taiko no Tatsujin?"

Well, ... here's what:


The Single Burst feature while playing Taiko no Tatsujin songs will always block up great part of the screen with Linda AI-CUE caricatures, using the same model from the most recent Taiko 3DS games as well as the album art for Kita Saitama 2000 outside of Taiko. Have fun hitting markers while being covered by those silouhettes!


  1. I always wondered what does the Linda AI-CUE shirt says...

    1. It's simply the way that the 2000 number is written in numerals for Joubutsu 2000's title (一一ノ十), only written down from top to bottom.