My new athletic regiment is a plastic drum drum controller

Illustration of an article titled My New Exercise Regiment Is a Plastic Taiko Drum ControllerIllustration of the article titled

image: Namco Bandai / Moat

Kotaku Game DiaryKotaku Game DiaryThe latest thoughts from Kotaku staff about the game we’re playing.

There aren’t many options for aerobic exercise, as you’re stuck in bed most days due to an ongoing medical condition and paralyzed below your chest. Hand bikes, weights and tension bands are boring. Do you know what isn’t boring?Defeat hell with Namco Bandai’s drum controller Taiko no Tatsujin game.

Traditional Japanese drumming is full body training. The player stands with his legs wide open and hits a barrel-shaped Japanese drum with a bang. In recent years, this practice has been adopted by Western fitness fanatics, transforming ancient traditions into high-energy group training. Everything relies on the truth that humans have known since the dawn of time. Hitting things is fun.

I can’t do as much as I used to. He remains in bed due to injuries and complications from his previous hospitalization. I’m not supposed to sit down and spend a lot of time. It’s also out of the question because I’m paralyzed from what doctors call “nipple line down.”I can’t play Just dance.. Fitness boxing On the Switch looked promising, but it does take some effort. Ring Fit Adventure The legs are quite long.

I want to use a video game to get in shape, but my options are quite limited.enter $ 70 Hori Taiko Drum Controller For Nintendo Switch.

They could at least give it a face.

They could at least give it a face.
Photo: Hori

This is a bunch of white buttons that mimic Joy-Con controls, one large plastic pad, two plastic sticks that are absolutely not marriage aid, and store analog sticks and trigger buttons. Peripheral maker Hori has traditionally associated these drums with Namco Bandai’s drums for many years. Taiko no Tatsujin A series of rhythm games. BANDAI NAMCO sells drums in its online store, Currently there is a waiting list..I’m playing drum Since then the game on Switch 2018s Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum N’Fun, But I’m playing with standard controller buttons, which has no effect. During my vacation, I connected Hori’s drum controller, but since then my arm has been terribly hurt.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum N'Fun

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum N’Fun
screenshot: Namco Bandai

In Taiko no Tatsujin The game, red and blue notes, scrolls across the screen to music from anime songs to orchestral classics. On the drum controller, the red notes require the player to hit the drum face, and the blue notes are the edges of the drum. Larger notes task the player by hitting with both sticks at the same time. There are drum rolls and other special notes to mix things up, but that’s basically it.

For me, in my particular situation, it’s a perfect workout. You need to shake your arm because you need to hit the drum hard to register the note. If you do not receive the note, raise your arm high to get ready. This is also a little exercise. After a 30-minute session, my arm hurts, but I can feel my heart beating and rising energy levels.

It doesn’t sound like much, but if you’re stuck in bed and restricted to extreme upper body movements, you don’t have many options. I have a hand bike. This is a small exercise bike that pedals with your hands instead of your feet. I was thinking of mounting a punching bag on the ceiling, but the logistics didn’t work.

This ridiculous plastic drum is perfect. It combines my love for rhythm games with the need to move moving parts of my body so that they don’t get integrated with an inflatable hospital bed mattress. If you are in exactly the same situation as me, I wouldn’t recommend it anymore.

Back to top button