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Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
This series for Nintendo DS was released from 2005 to 2007. She is one of the founders of the rhythm games genre and rightfully has a “legendary” status: neither before nor after the release of the series there was anything similar in its simplicity and dynamics on the market. The latter is given by a specific atmosphere that leads the player through the process of resolving crisis situations from mission to mission.
It remains for him to click on the floating circles on the screen and use a special stylus for the console to the beat of the music. The complexity of the process depends on the melody, and here you can find the works of iconic Japanese artists such as nobodyknows + and The Yellow Monkey. One of the tracks was written by Asian Kung-Fu Generation, the authors of the soundtrack to the cult anime Fullmetal Alchemist.
Playlists with music for the game can be found even on Spotify. By the way, it was published in Japanese and English, so the songs for Jamiroquai, Madonna, Cher and other pop artists are involved in the adaptation for the western market – under the name Elite Beat Agents.
After Nintendo curtailed the project in 2007, a group of enthusiasts began to develop its alternative for the PC. The project was called Osu !, its code is on GitHub.
It is interesting that such a reissue surpassed the popularity of the original. The developers added the ability to create custom levels, and this step not only returned the interest in the project, but also raised it to such a level that tournaments are still being held around the game.