Playing by way of a Japanese rhythm sport will be kind of an journey. With Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun, the observe choice looks like it’s designed to be as numerous as doable as one instance. When it involves Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party, a huge game with an enormous tracklist, issues really feel a little bit extra particular. Here, it looks like particular audiences are being stored in thoughts, though there are sufficient tunes out there to maintain everybody blissful.
Leading as much as Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party’s launch, Taito centered on three types of songs that may be within the sport. The firm really hammered home that the Touhou Project, Vocaloid, and Virtual YouTubers have been going to steal the present. When you take a look at the ultimate observe itemizing, it exhibits. 28 songs are from varied Vocaloids. 20 are Touhou Project-associated tracks. Mixed into the totally different genres are songs from Kizuna, like “AiAiAi,” or Mirai Akari’s “Mirai to Mirai.” Some of the best and earliest characters you’ll unlock are from these sequence. Reimu’s Navigator is given to you for enjoying a single Touhou observe, and also you equally get her and Marisa’s Avatars as rapidly.
While this may increasingly appear overwhelming, the Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party music listing is welcoming to newcomers. The Touhou, Vocaloid, and VTuber tracks picked are all accessible ones. Since this isn’t a specialised entry like a Hatsune Miku: Project Diva sport, there’s no concern about how ceaselessly a observe may need already appeared. It can use Miku’s “Senbonzakura” and never have to fret that it already appeared in Future Tone, Project Diva F, and Project Mirai DX. Similarly, it may possibly toss in an excellent ONE observe, “Please Darling,” with out having to elucidate who the CeVIO Creative Studio Vocaloid is and her connection to IA. (They’re each made by 1st Place Co. and regarded “siblings.”)
Being in a position to go along with these standard, fan-favorite songs might additionally make it simpler to introduce VTubers. Let’s use “Echo” for example. This is one of the Gumi Vocaloid video games in Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party. However, you’ll be able to select non-compulsory Mirai Akari vocals for this observe. I felt it lent further gravitas to this specific music and most well-liked that rendition after listening to it. The choices can assist get folks pondering.
Even for the Touhou tracks, Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party is smart in that it additionally consists of some of the goofier tunes. This helps take away a barrier of entry, as a consequence of them fooling around or very clearly difficult. IOSYS’ “Marisa Stole the Precious Thing” is the one specifically I’m speaking about. Just a few years again, IOSYS launched the remix at Comiket. (Let’s not fake it’s now 13 years previous.) It turned a meme and infamous exterior of the fanbase. That music is right here and its Master model is among the many hardest within the sport.
While these types of Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party songs do get heaps of consideration, there are a couple of anime, sport, and pop that get consideration too. Bubble Bobble’s “Bubble Bobble Medley,” Darius’ “The Seventh Boss 2019,” Darius Gaiden’s “Fake –Progressive Kota Mix-,” Darius Burst’s “The World of Spirit,” and Kage no Densetsu’s “Kage no Densetsu ~Butaotome Mix~” are all instantly out there to play. “Pop Team Epic” is included, and it feels prefer it wouldn’t be a music sport with out “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” wasn’t in there. Kemono Friends’ “Welcome to Japari Park” and Gurren Lagann’s “Sky Blue Days” present up too.
Yes, there can really feel like there’s completely a bias relating to the Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party music listing. A sure viewers is being focused with this entry, and even the launched DLC has proven it with extra Touhou and Vocaloid packs. But what’s right here is dealt with properly. The songs from Touhou Project, Vocaloids, and VTubers are all among the many finest and most memorable tracks. Quite a couple of anime and sport songs are additionally tossed in to spherical issues out, with unique songs additionally there to assist make issues extra well-rounded.
Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party is on the market for the Nintendo Switch.