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    Taiko Drum Master

    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released Oct 26, 2004

    In Taiko Drum Master, play familiar songs to the beat of the titular Japanese instrument. Additional minigames are included which take advantage of the bundled drum peripheral.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Taiko Drum Master last edited by Aruru-san on 06/07/21 11:57AM View full history


    Symbols moving horizontally along a timeline show what to hit and when. Home versions distinguish single and double strikes, arcade versions hard and soft strikes.

    Normal size notes are single strikes.  Bigger sized notes are double strikes.

    Red notes require hitting within the left or right of the drum face.  Blue notes require hitting the rim of the drum.

    Successful play builds up a life meter, which if it gets past a certain point by the end of the song, the song is passed.

    Song List (plus difficulties)

    Licensed rock/pop

    • ABC -- Jackson 5
    • American Girls -- Counting Crows
    • Are You Gonna Be My Girl -- Jet
    • Girls & Boys -- Good Charlotte
    • I'm a Believer -- The Monkees
    • Jimmy Neutron Theme -- Bowling for Soup
    • Killer Queen -- Queen
    • Lady Marmalade -- Labella
    • Love Shack -- B-52's 
    • Material Girl -- Madonna
    • My Sharona -- The Knack 
    • Rock the Dragon -- Dragon Ball Z Theme
    • Slide -- The Goo Goo Dolls
    • That's the Way (I Like It) -- KC and the Sunshine Band
    • The Impression That I Get -- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 
    • Toxic -- Britney Spears
    • Tubthumping -- Chumbawamba
    • Walking on Sunshine -- Jump5


    • Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
    • Carmen Prelude
    • Foster's Medley
    • Hungarian Dances No. 5
    • Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
    • William Tell Overture

    Namco originals

    • Don Rangers
    • Dragon Spirit
    • Katamari on the Rocks
    • Ridge Racer
    • SOULCALIBUR II Brave Sword, Braver Soul
    • Taiko March
    • The Genji and the Heike Clans
    • Saitama 2000

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