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Editor's Note:

Titled "Taiko no Tatsujin" in Japan.

Added on: April 02, 2003

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Think you've got rhythm? Test out your skill with TAIKO: Drum Master – a new game for the whole family! Attach the miniature Japanese drum controller to your PS2 and you're ready to drum to the music. Play alone or go head to head with a friend and see who will be crowned the ultimate Drum Master.

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  • Comes bundled with one Taiko Controller!
  • The art of playing the Japanese drum-known as "taiko"-by tapping to the rhythm of over 30 songs.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and match each song's beat by tapping on the surface and edge of the Taiko Controller.
  • Choose songs at varying levels of difficulty. You can challenge yourself with the most difficult songs as your skills improve.
  • Pick a favorite song and hone your taiko talent by tapping the taiko to the rhythm of the music.
  • Compete with groups of friends or take on mini-games in which you use the Taiko Controller to clear non-musical objectives.
  • Go head-to-head with a friend using an additional Taiko Controller or the DUALSHOCK2 analog controller. Plus, monitor your performance against each other in real-time.
  • TAIKO: Drum Master offers 31 songs in its diverse catalog, including well-known hits from today's current chart-toppers to yesterday's favorites. In addition, the game incorporates a variety of orchestral classics as well as original music from the Namco library of video games.

TAIKO: Drum Master offers the following songs:

  • Licensed Rock/Pop: ABC; American Girls; Are You Gonna Be My Girl; Bowling for Soup - Jimmy Neutron Theme; Girls & Boys; I'm A Believer; Killer Queen; Lady Marmalade; Love Shack; Material Girl; My Sharona; Rock the Dragon (Dragonball Z Theme); Slide; That's The Way (I Like It); The Impression That I Get; Toxic; Tubthumping; Walking On Sunshine
  • Classical: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Carmen Prelude; Foster's Medley; Hungarian Dances No. 5; Symphony No. 25 in G Minor; William Tell Overture
  • Namco Original: Don Rangers; Dragon Spirit; Katamari on the Rocks; Ridge Racer; Soul Calibur II Brave Sword, Braver Soul; Taiko March; The Genji and the Heike Clans

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Donkey Kong seemed to be about the best party game on the planet for the Gamecube. ...

Jul 12, 05 9:51am
it is soo much fun! it is a little hard at first but kicks ass as you warm up to it. TaikoDrumMaster
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This game, in My opinion, is one of the funnest games that I have played in a long...

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  • Publisher: Namco
  • Developer: Namco
  • Genre: Arcade (PS2)
Release Dates
  • North America: Oct 26, 2004
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