Taiko no Tatsujin Murasaki Version is a music and rhythm arcade machine from Bandai Namco Games Taiko series which uses drumsticks and big drum to play the game.
Symbols will appear on screen, moving horizontally along a timeline to show the player what to hit and when to hit it. Blue symbols indicate that the drum should be hit on the rim, whiel red symbols indicate that the face of the drum should be hit.
The drum can be hit on the left and/or right side and the symbols can be either large or small. Large symbols indicate that the drum should be struck on both sides simultaneously, and small symbols indicate that the drum should be hit on either side. A large blue symbol thus means that the left and right rim should be hit at the same time.
In the Japanese version, subtitles under the symbols give the pronunciation of the sounds (for example, "do don do don") using a traditional system called kuchi shoga. Successful play builds up a life meter, and if the meter is past a certain point by the end of the song, the song is passed.
This cute and fun game is also very challenging, making it suitable for players of all ages who enjoy drumming! It is well-suited to medium or large locations as the machine and players will need plenty of room.
This is a new game, more information will be published as it is made available.