Lots of fun but does not compare to console versions
I’ve been a fan of taiko no tatsujin for a long time. I’ve played it on arcade, PS2,ps4,psvita, switch, 3ds, ds, and the Wii/Wii u. Needless to say I’ve played a lot of the series over the years. This game is very fun don’t get me wrong but it could have a lot more in it. Taiko on console has a lot of songs compared to this with some games having over 100 songs total this one has only 32 songs. It seems like they weren’t willing to put much music into this game. Another feature that could have been added is a story mode. At least 3 games have had one and only 2 have been translated for English audiences. The story mode provides a new way to play taiko keeping many entertained. The controls in this game are about the same as they are on the switch version. One thing that’s hard sometimes is hitting the right spot with your finger. A drum size slider would be a very nice addition to the settings just so a person could comfortably play
good but a few criticisms
I've been a fan of the Nintendo Switch version of this game for a while, so I came into this with high expectations. The graphics and sound quality were very impressive, almost identical to the original. The controls were also easy, although I wish I could have skipped the tutorial in the beginning. There were significantly less songs than in the original, but that's to be expected, since this game comes with a 5$ monthly subscription, while the Switch version is 60$. I also noticed there were songs that you normally have to pay for in add-ons, such as Tale of Six Trillion Years and a Night, which was a nice surprise. I was a bit disappointed that there weren't any session skills, or at least to my knowledge there weren't. If there were, I didn't notice. I enjoyed the character customization feature.
Overall, it's a nice port, and can be enjoyed without previous knowledge of the game.
First, this game is loads of fun. Like others, I wish there were more songs available. I have very little critique about the game itself or how it translates from console to mobile. The graphics are appealing, the gameplay is loads of fun, without the smaller issues I have with it, it would be a perfect game IMO.
My biggest issue lies with the multiplayer feature. The gameplay is great, but it takes FOREVER to match with someone. I spend more time waiting for the game to find me an opponent, to the point where I give up after waiting 5+ minutes. It can’t possibly be this difficult to find an opponent?
Other suggestions for improvement would be to make it easier to see your stats on a song, like you can do on the console version. I’d like to see more than just my top score on a song, and would like to see the breakdown of accuracy beyond just showing me it at the end of a song.
I would also like to be able to control the size of the drum pad for red notes, as it’s easy to go out of bounds. I can’t imagine how annoying it is for those with large hands as my 2 thumbs together have issues, and I have small hands for a female.
By Cat licc
I enjoy playing rhythm games and Taiko pop tap is a very enjoyable and unexpected app for the Apple Arcade franchise. I enjoyed the new challenge of playing on mobile and the best part about it was the online 1v1s. I loved playing with other players but I would enjoy a ranking system where you are paired with others your skill. Overall a very well put together game and would like to see an update in the future.
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I gave this game 5 stars at launch praising how this is a near perfect conversion of the Nintendo Switch taiko, and that the taiko team should keep adding songs for this to become excellent.
I have this game at two stars, as the game has not received a single update in over two months, and the taiko team has given the community no information about when we should expect more songs. I pay for Apple Arcade just for this game (since there is no other US iOS Taiko), so would appreciate an update or even just a blog post to say “new songs are coming!”, as I don’t want to pay monthly for a game that the developers have abandoned. I’ll adjust my review lower or higher depending what happens by the three month mark.
One of the best rhythm game franchises!
By C H A Z
Wow! Can’t believe Taiko made it to Apple Arcade! For the uninitiated, this is a very popular arcade and console game often played with a drum/taiko controller. You drum to the beat, hitting the notes as they appear on the screen much like Guitar Hero or Rock Band. It works well on a touchscreen, although I find my iPhone Max a bit on the large side to play comfortably. It would be much cooler to play this with the taiko controller like in the arcade or the console versions, but I’m guessing Bandai Namco isn’t going to invest that much effort into it. I really hope there’s plans to add more songs to it because that’s definitely a big shortcoming.
Best app i have on my entire phone!
Such a great game finally getting an official release on mobile version. Ive got it on my switch and ive been playing for about 2 years now so being able to share play thissl more accessibly is so good. One thing i do have a sort of problem with is the song amount but im pretty sure there will be plenty more songs to come! Great app definitely worth the money on apple arcade!!
By Ginsberg jeanette
I love this game so much. I just love playing any rhythm game I can find. The one thing I do wish this game had is more songs based on anime shows. Some of the songs that I would love to see on this game is some my hero academia songs like The Day or peace sign. Another song that I would love to see are the Attack on titan songs one of my favorite songs is Red Swan. Other than that the game is 100% amazing and fun to play.
Game is super fun, but needs more songs
This game is super nostalgic for me so it’s nice to have one of my favorite games that I play on my phone instead of on a console game. But there’s only a very small selection of songs (around 20 I think), and I only knew a few of the songs available. I would love to see more songs available, particularly ones from popular animes like My hero academia, fire force, jujutsu kaisen, lucky star, death note, etc. Over the game is fantastic and very fun regardless.
Good Buy, but lacking in some areas
I am relatively good at the game, and I've been searching for a mobile port for a long time. It's definitely worth the price now, and I'm having a lot of fun with the game; but I have some criticisms.
1) Please add more songs!
The song choice now feels limited. Hopefully more will be added as the game updates. I would hope these new songs aren't in the form of paid DLC since the song choice now is so limited.
2) Give points for online matches!
I enjoy playing online, but it feels like a waste to play and get nothing out of it. Especially when there are so many costumes to unlock.
That's really all, otherwise the game is very fun and worth the price! : D