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Taiko No Tatsujin Wii Comes With 70 Songs, Super Mario Brothers Theme Included

By Spencer . October 29, 2008 . 2:36am

Compared to the 30 something songs in Taiko Drum Master, the only Taiko no Tatsujin game Namco Bandai released in North America, 70 is a substantial increase. Other Taiko no Tatsujin games hovered in the fifties so this isn’t as major for Japan. The Super Mario Brothers theme which was playable in Taiko no Tatsujin […]

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Tapping The Wii’s Plastic Taiko Drum, Hands-On Taiko No Tatsujin Wii

By Spencer . October 14, 2008 . 6:24am

The Tokyo Game Show demo of Taiko no Tatsujin Wii didn’t pull any surprises. Sticking to the series’ roots players tap a toy taiko drum in the center to hit red notes and on the side to hit blue notes. The drum itself is solid and feels pretty much the same as the PlayStation 2 […]

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Taiko No Tatsujin Wii Comes With A Wireless Taiko Drum

By Spencer . October 2, 2008 . 12:15pm

If you didn’t have enough Wii accessories already Namco Bandai plans to bundle Taiko no Tatsujin Wii with a wireless taiko drum. The Wii designed taiko drum plugs into the Wii remote as an attachment. One wireless taiko controller comes with Taiko no Tatsujin Wii which retails for 7,980 yen ($75). Additional drums can be […]

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Taiko no Tatsujin finds rhythm on the Wii

By Spencer . May 14, 2008 . 11:17am

One Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master) game a year isn’t enough either. To be fair Taiko no Tatsujin: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken was a portable game for the Nintendo DS. The unnamed console version of Taiko no Tatsujin is coming to the Wii. This will be the first non portable Taiko no Tatsujin […]

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Conquering the seven islands of Taiko no Tatsujin: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken

By Spencer . April 30, 2008 . 2:58pm

The novelty of banging on a touch screen drum was previously introduced in Taiko no Tatsujin DS and I think most of the Siliconera readers don’t need a lengthy introduction explaining how to play the game. You tap the drum on the bottom of the screen or press any of the face buttons to hit […]

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Tasty menu translation for Taiko no Tatsujin DS sequel

By Spencer . April 24, 2008 . 10:54am

If you imported Taiko no Tatsujin DS 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (aka Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2 by many) and are puzzled by the Japanese menus please thank Luke. He kindly made and sent screenshots with rough translations for the navigation (thanks!!). Now you won’t have to stumble around looking for the dojo or […]

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Taiko no Tatsujin DS sequel also bundled with drumsticks

By Spencer . April 23, 2008 . 4:30pm

When Taiko no Tatsujin DS came out Namco Bandai proudly announced it would be packaged with a set of plastic drumsticks so you can bang the drum on the touch screen. I’m glad Taiko no Tatsujin DS 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken is packaged with the same drumsticks so people who missed out on the […]

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Sample the J-Pop on Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2′s seven islands

By Spencer . April 21, 2008 . 11:35am

Seven islands and eight J-Pop tracks are part of Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken, which comes out in Japan this week. Some of you might be eager to import it because of the influx of mascot characters joining Wada-Don. I previously mentioned Doraemon, Oshiri Kaji Mushi and the Idolm@ster will be […]

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Evangelion tune clouds the song list in Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2

By Spencer . March 28, 2008 . 10:07am

Wada Don’s seven happy islands are about to get a dose of depression. The Evangelion theme song, Thesis of a Cruel Angel, joins the list of anime songs featured in Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken. However, Shinji and Rei won’t be making cameos. Unlike some of the Gegege no Kitaro, super […]

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Go Go Taiko no Tatsujin! Power Rangers to the rescue!

By Spencer . March 19, 2008 . 10:25am

Namco Bandai is loading Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken with guest characters. On top of Doraemon, the Idolm@ster and Oshiri Kajiri Mushi we’re going to see the latest group of Super Sentai (i.e. the Japanese equivalent of the Power Rangers) in Namco Bandai’s handheld drumming game. The theme to Engine Sentai […]

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Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2 evolves beyond taiko drums

By Spencer . March 12, 2008 . 7:35am

The subtitle for Taiko no Tatsujin DS is 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (Great Adventure of the Seven Islands) and Namco Bandai is adding sound effects for at least seven extra instruments. Players can choose their instrument by selecting “option” from the song list menu and tapping on the taiko drum sitting on Wada-don’s dresser. […]

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The Oshiri Kajiri Mushi appears in Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2

By Spencer . February 19, 2008 . 8:34am

The Oshiri Kajiri Mushi license is not exclusive to Sega. The bottom biting bug will make an appearance in Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7tsu no Shima no Daibouken, likely with his (hypnotic) signature tune. He will be joined by everyone’s favorite blue robotic cat Doraemon, who also has a song in the game. In addition […]

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Rock to the rhythm of Taiko no Tatsujin DS part two

By Spencer . January 14, 2008 . 11:23am

Taiko Drum Master didn’t hit a high note in North America, but it’s a different story in Japan. Year after year Namco Bandai released Taiko no Tatsujin expansion packs for the PlayStation 2, but it looks like the Nintendo DS is going to be the new home for the series. The next entry, Taiko no […]

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Watch: Super Mario Brothers melody in Taiko no Tatsujin DS

By Spencer . August 3, 2007 . 1:54pm

Now that I gave Taiko no Tatsujin DS a spin here’s a look at one of the neat additions, the Super Mario Melody. When you do well in Taiko no Tatsujin dancing dogs and drums cheer you on. Things are a little different in the Super Mario Brothers melody where Mario in 8-bit form jumps […]

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Listen: Songs in Taiko no Tatsujin DS

By Spencer . August 2, 2007 . 2:41pm

I got my copy of Taiko no Tatsujin DS today and it’s faithful to the Taiko series. You use the plastic drumsticks to hit the faux drum on the touch screen. If the drum icon is red you hit the center of the drum, if it’s blue you hit the border. There is a new […]

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Broken drumsticks? An explanation of the Taiko no Tatsujin DS bug

By Spencer . August 1, 2007 . 9:43am

There is a bug in Taiko no Tatsujin DS that breaks the game when you utilize all three save files and dress up Wada Don in all three of them. Namco Bandai plans to replace the broken cartridges in the middle of September, but if you imported the game (like me) you won’t be able […]

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