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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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Watch: Taiko no Tatsujin DS minus the special styli

By Spencer . July 27, 2007 . 2:40pm

Namco Bandai didn’t skimp on the difficulty level in Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon. This oni-level song looks tough. So tough this player put down the special blue and red sticks and resorted to using his fingers. Or maybe it was a comfort thing. Either way, there are two things I love about […]

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Controlling Taiko Drum Master on the DS

By Spencer . June 8, 2007 . 7:05am

Creativity points go to Namco Bandai for their control set up in Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon. Home console Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master in the USA) games have a drum controller you hit and Taiko no Tatsujin DS attempts to emulate this on the Nintendo DS. The touch screen becomes a […]

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Nodame Cantabile DS: Ouendan meets Mozart

By Richard . May 4, 2007 . 11:25am

Since Ouendan proved to be mighty fun on the DS, I was extremely curious when I heard about Nodame Cantabile, another Ouendan-like rhythm game with classical music. While the game is based on the Nodame Cantabile manga series, previous knowledge of the story is not necessary to enjoy the game. You play as a journalist […]

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Dressing up your drum in Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Doko Don

By Spencer . May 2, 2007 . 1:20pm

Famitsu has a gallery of screenshots for Taiko no Tatsujin DS and you can dress up little Wada Don (the drum mascot) with costumes. You can make him wear a mask and change his clothes by unlocking items in the game. It’s a clever idea to increase replay value for Taiko no Tatsujin DS and […]

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Taiko no Tatsujin heading to the Nintendo DS

By Spencer . April 25, 2007 . 12:48pm

Buzz around a new Taiko no Tatsujin game sprung up from a translated song list over at Game|Life. There are some interesting songs on the list like “Natsumatsuri”, which is probably a cover of the fast paced J-pop song performed by Whiteberry. Like other Taiko no Tatsujin games the DS title adds in classical music […]

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