This should be how Ringo feels on a regular basis
Final month, the Apple Arcade service bought an actual shot within the arm when Apple stunned dropped greater than two dozen titles onto the subscription service. We have lined a couple of of these titles already, however there have been many extra we simply did not have the time or manpower to dive into for you. If in case you have the service, you must give video games like Wonderbox, Star Trek: Legends, and Clap Hanz Golf a go. The latter title is from the developer of the All people’s Golf sequence and options glorious contact controls and an fascinating spin on the game.
However there may be one other recreation I want to speak about at present as a result of it has introduced me a lot pleasure since I downloaded it to my iPad. That recreation is Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Faucet Beat, and it’s immaculate.
The Taiko no Tatsujin sequence has all the time fascinated me from afar because it’s been fairly troublesome to get right here within the states. The franchise first hit our shores again in 2004 with the discharge of Taiko: Drum Grasp for the PS2. Clearly, it did not promote nicely sufficient as a result of practically the following decade and a half after that, your solely likelihood of seeing the sequence exterior of the East can be to import a title or occur upon an arcade that carried considered one of its many cupboards.
Since 2018, nevertheless, titles within the sequence have begun to search out their approach again to our shores. That 12 months, Bandai Namco launched Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ’n’ Enjoyable for Nintendo Swap and adopted that up in 2020 with the Rhythmic Journey Pack. Now the sequence is spreading even additional with Pop Faucet Beat, which is placing my novice desk-drumming abilities from highschool to good use.
A recreation like this positively is smart for the cellular platform. A taiko drum isn’t as sophisticated as a regular drum set, so you actually solely have to fret about ensuring you’re tapping the best a part of the display in time to the music. Hit the drum for pink notes, hit the edges of the drum for blue notes, and do a drum roll anytime you see yellow. That’s it. That’s all it is advisable keep in mind as you drum your approach by way of songs like “Merciless Angel’s Thesis,” the theme to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, “Hiya! Halloween,” and greater than two dozen different songs.
It’s robust to be in a nasty temper when tapping alongside to Georges Bizet’s “Carmen Prelude” or difficult anyone on-line to see who’s higher at “Alien Alien.” And I’ve tried. I’ve been wired at work, it’s been unbearably sizzling right here as of late, and the general public is de facto getting on my jock at my 9 to five. However as quickly as I open the app on my iPad, all of that simply melts away and the one factor that issues is ensuring my little taiko drum is pleased with my efficiency.
Even when I’ll by no means be coordinated sufficient to do excellent runs on the laborious or excessive difficulties, I’m going to maintain taking part in this recreation as a result of it’s so rattling brilliant and cheery. Taking part in Pop Faucet Beat definitely brings me again to the golden years of the rhythm style when plastic devices littered my residence. I miss these days, however I don’t miss the junk. Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Faucet Beat is a nice, minimalistic solution to relive these years, and I can solely hope sufficient Apple Arcade subscribers obtain it to warrant some updates from Bandai Namco.