Taiko no Tatsujin Hits Up The iPad

By Spencer . May 26, 2010 . 1:46am

imageNamco Bandai has an upscaled version of Taiko no Tatsujin made just for the iPad. Tap the virtual drum on the iPad’s touch screen to hit the notes, but don’t tap too hard. The iPad isn’t as durable as those taiko drums in arcades.


Taiko no Tatsujin Plus comes with “Carmen” and costs nothing to download, you just have to pay for additional music. Three song packs are available: popular song pack 1, popular song pack 2, and J-pop pack 1. Each one has five songs and costs 600 yen ($6.60).


Taiko no Tatsujin Plus is also optimized for Twitter addicts. You can set the game to auto-tweet high scores. You’ll start seeing those in Twitter feeds on May 28 when the game comes out in Japan.

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  • Do you get drum sticks too?? :D

    • RAVENKam

      Perhaps the iPad screen could act as the drum sensor? Wait…

  • Namco Bandai, just bring this over to America, and I’ll at least pretend to forget that you’re OVER 9000 times busy with Dragonball.

  • If I had an iPhone/iTouch I’d totally buy the Taiko no Tatsujin games that are on the iTunes store. I have 1,700 yen burnin’ a virtual hole in my virtual itunes pocket…iPod Touch isn’t region locked right?

    • lostinblue

      I think it is. I know I don’t have access to US apps on mine.

      • Well it’s just a matter of changing the iTunes store to Japan, making a Japanese iTunes account, and adding a Japanese iTunes card… I’ve done that to buy music from the Japanese store. I can access the games, I just don’t know if they’d be playable.

        • lostinblue

          Interesting. I’ve wanted some US apps since forever, thanks for the information.

    • lostinblue

      I think it is. I know I don’t have access to US apps on mine.

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