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Taiko No Tatsujin

Bang The Doldrums: 5 Tips for Taiko No Tatsujin

Taiko No Tatsujin is a rhythm game that brings the excitement of traditional Japanese taiko drumming to arcade enthusiasts. With its vibrant visuals, adorable mascots, and catchy beats, it's no wonder players of all ages are drawn to the adrenaline rush of its exhilarating gameplay experience. 

Whether you’re a Taiko No Tatsujin beginner or an expert on the drums, we’ve compiled a list of essential tips and techniques to elevate your drumming skills and maximise your scores.


1. Maintain Good Wrist Control.

In Taiko No Tatsujin, drumming proficiency is less about arm strength and more about wrist control. Swinging at the drum with your full arm strength is not going to be effective in scoring points if you end up losing control, as you might not even trigger the points sensor properly. 

To achieve swift yet precise drum hits, it's crucial to focus on your wrist movements instead. Loosen up your wrists before starting a session to ensure flexibility and fluidity in your drumming motion. During the game, focus on the agility of your wrists when moving around the drum to score points. You should also practise using both hands to hit, rather than relying on just your dominant hand. This will help you feel less tired, giving you more stamina to complete the song.

By mastering wrist control and dexterity, you'll be able to execute rapid drum rolls and intricate patterns with ease and enhance your overall performance.


2. Don’t Be Afraid of Taking it Easy.

With four different song difficulty modes available in Taiko No Tatsujin, it's tempting to dive straight into the most challenging tracks. However, beginners should resist this urge and start with the easiest difficulty level instead. Starting easy may seem childish, but it lays the foundation for building rhythm and timing skills. Remember, losing one song can prematurely end your gameplay session, so take your time to familiarise yourself with the game mechanics and gradually progress to higher difficulty levels. If you’re already in the amateur or advanced stage, going back down to an easier mode now and then could even help you strengthen your rhythm skills.


3. Rack Up Your Score at the Yellow Drum Bar.

Keep an eye out for the elusive yellow drum bars that appear sporadically during Taiko No Tatsujin gameplay. These special bars allow you to hit them repeatedly for extra points before they disappear. Seize the opportunity to rack up your score by vigorously mashing your drums whenever the yellow bar appears so you can maximise your point potential and climb the leaderboard.


4. Keep Up Your Combo for Maximum Point Gains.

Maintaining a continuous combo is key to achieving high scores in Taiko No Tatsujin, as scores multiply exponentially if you can string together consecutive drum hits without breaking your combo. Be mindful of your timing and focus on hitting each note accurately to extend your combo streak. A single break in your combo can result in significant score losses, so strive to keep your combo going for as long as possible to maximise your score multiplier.


5. Feel The Rhythm!

Above all else, Taiko No Tatsujin is about feeling the rhythm and immersing yourself in the music. Rather than fixating solely on the stream of notes coming your way, allow yourself to sync with the beat and groove of the song. By developing a natural rhythm and intuitive sense of timing, you'll find yourself drumming more effortlessly and accurately. Trust your instincts, let the music guide your movements, and drum your heart out with passion and precision.


Drum Your Heart Out and More at Timezone

To put these tips into practice and experience the thrill of rhythm games like Taiko No Tatsujin firsthand, head over to your nearest Timezone Social and Entertainment Center venue today. Challenge yourself to improve your drumming skills, compete with friends and family, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of dance and rhythm gaming. 

Visit Timezone Singapore today and embark on an unforgettable drumming adventure like never before.


Information is correct at the point of writing. 

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