#054 Taiko no Tatsujin

‘Taiko no Tatsujin’ is a rhythm game series based on traditional Japanese drumming.

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You can find it in arcades, apps for phones and on many games consoles.

It involves hitting a drum (or pressing buttons) in sync with the icons scrolling along the screen.

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Red is the centre of the drum and blue is the outer rim.

The games feature classical music, video game themes, J-pop and more.

Here is an example of gameplay. And an example of just how good arcade-goers can be:

It’s great for some fun with friends and a bit of stress-busting by bashing a giant drum.

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