Summary: I bought this to use with the PC game "osu!" and boy does it work super well, I have also used it in a PS2 emulator playing the included game and that was super fun too, as you could tell I bought this mostly for the drum, as it was being sold new(ten years AFTER the original release :0) and works super well, if you plan to buy it for the same purpose as me you will need a PS2 to USB adapter with it, they go pretty cheap, and you will need a application to map the keys(I...
Summary: This game can get addictive fast. It has a very interesting variety of songs on its set list which includes everything from pop to classical. It is hard not to start feeling happy when playing this game. The characters are extremely cheerful, and there is something wonderful about banging one's cares away to music and colorful little cartoon taikos.
Summary: I had this one on my wish list. It arrived in a standard DVD sized case with a sticker that says "WITH DRUM CONTROLLER"... but there was no actual drum controller shipped. Seems like it'll be entertaining when I get the drum controller though.
Summary: Got this as a present for a friend. While he loved the game I did notice that the drum control is a bit awkward and if you hit the center it doesn't read (there seems to be a divider going down the middle on the inside of the drum). You also have to be careful with edge strikes. Control is a bit rough but definitely playable and fun and can be used to distract children.
Summary: This game is really quite fun. It basically involves playing a drum along with a variety of songs, from popular to classical to video game themes. There are various difficulty levels, so that it's fun for those who are just getting started as well as those who have been playing for a while. I especially like the two-player mode, because each player has a slightly different beat to play, and they really complement each other well.
Summary: Fun game for the family, even though I bought this game for my little nephew i played and enjoy this myself. So I would recommend this to any that is interested in it. Buy it play it and enjoy it .
I wish Namco-Bandai put out more of these in the US
14 September 2009
Summary: Taiko Drum Master is the one and only North American release of Namco's "Taiko no Tatsujin" series. This version was based on the 4th console iteration, and while many gameplay elements improved beyond this point, Taiko Drum Master was the jumping off point where the gameplay basics really matured.
Summary: After living in Japan for 6 years, I thought this would be great for the kids. Well - I (a grown adult) can't even pass the easy level. Leave it to the Japanese to create a difficult kids game. It is lots of fun though (when in the right mode). I like the fact that it has a tutorial, so you don't have to "read" the manual.
The Fallen Angel with a broken Wing "I Cry Out But No One Can Hear Me ...", Amazon
29 December 2007
Summary: Although this game is alot of Fun and deserves 5 stars I gotta agree with previous reviewers that they should of added more song choices and maybe throw in some japanese festival songs to drum to. What really bugs me most is the little itty bity grip pads on the drum stand dont grip very well so if you pick a song requiring fast movements and drumming be prepared to have your drum slip off the stand and constantly having to pause the game to place it back on the stand.
Summary: like the review by Michelle, this is a great game, great work out and family fun, the only down side is the music, it needed more taiko based songs and there are not alot of songs in it. But if you have two drums, it will be even more fun. also there aren't taiko drum master games out there except this one which is a shame.