Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Connect is now available

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Connect

Bandai Namco has announced Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Connect is now available as a soft launch in various southeast Asian countries.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Connect is now available as a free-to-play game in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Macao on both iOS (via the App Store) and Android (via Google Play).

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game, plus its launch trailer:

Play with ease anytime, anywhere! More than 800 songs! Tons of fun in free play! Get rewards for viewing ads!


  • Tap drums for rhythmic fun!
  • Find cool new songs!
  • Search for and play your favorites!
  • No clear requirements! Play daily and watch your high score rise!
  • 4 levels: “Easy,” “Normal,” “Hard,” and “Oni”
  • Play vertically on your device!

How to play

  • Hit the drum to the beat of the notes!
    • Hit the drum when the “Don” and “Katsu” markers align with the music beats!
    • Hit the surface on “Don” and hit the rim or elsewhere on “Katsu”.
    • Evaluate your performance and skill level with the ratings “Great,” “Good,” or “Miss” based on your timing!
    • High scores and combos are important! Get combos and boost your score!
    • Use items for performance boosts and long hold to hit chains of notes!

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