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2 applications for the price of 1! The ultimate drumming application arrives on the iPhone. Do you want to be a drummer? Get aDrummer now!
Play along to rocking drum beats to score points and try to beat your friends scores.
Alternatively, just beat the drums in "Free Play" mode. You can even play along to the music on your iPod.
3 different speed modes will take you from novice drummer to a Rock Legend.
Featuring a demo mode, so you can listen & visualise before you tap out your own beat.
An expanding library of drum patterns is made available (as free application updates) to keep the game fresh and exciting.
- To listen to your own music start your iPod playing before launching and double-tap your home button in-game to access music controls
- iPod Touch users must use headphones
- iPhone users must ensure the mute button is switched OFF
What's New in Version 1.1
- NEW DRUM PATTERNS
- Improved graphics
- Better tap handling/response
- Fairer scoring of mis-hits
- Practice mode
- Minor bug fixes
This app is like a drum version of Tap Tap Revenge, except with drums. The highest difficulty setting is pretty challenging (I still can't get through the song without failing). Another think that makes it different and challenging is that much of the game consists of hitting multiple drums at the same time (at least 3). The really cool part is that you can play free play mode. The drums sound really realistic, too.
To answer the common question about this app, yes, it was free when it was first added to the App Store, then they set the price for 99 cents (like many other apps in the App Store). However, I still think it's worth buying, if you like this kind of app.
There is only one thing that I think needs to be changed about this app, and here it is: There should be a small info button in one of the corners of the screen that allows you to quit playing (as opposed to the current method of quitting, in which tapping anywhere outside of the drum area makes a pop-up appear that asks if you want to quit).
One problem and one great idea...
My son and I love this app. The only problem I have is this: a drummer (me) would never hit the tom, snare, bass drum and cymbal all at once. I understand it is a game, but it is frustrating to know that as a drummer we would never play those notes/fills. This would get 4 stars is that is fixed. The idea: a lot of people complaining about this not being set up like a drum set. For the game itself the setup is perfect (like Rock Band/Guitar Hero). In FREE PLAY mode, could you set the drums as if it were a drum set? People need to understand that the game/practice mode will not work, there is not enough room/time to hit the notes. Regardless, this is a good app. If you can do the two I mentioned above you would create a 6 star category from me.
Fun game to pass the time
I'm not sure why this game is garnering such harsh reviews. I wouldn't be discouraged however, at $1 it's certainly worth trying out for yourself.
I found this to be very enjoyable. It does have some issues though, and I beg the developer to continue support and cure these deficiences:
1. There may be a bit of a timing issue. Sometimes the beat isn't all so steady.
2. There really need to be more loops!
3. No band in the background, just drumming. Would be nice if there were some actual songs to play along to.
4. The pause menu is incredibly annoying! It comes up constantly in the middle of songs, and it's very tough to get back on rhythm afterwards! This could be solved by making the hit areas for the drums bigger, and/or putting a pause button at the top and disabling the tap-anywhere-to-pause BS.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 03, 2008
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Nicholas Grant
- © Nick Grant
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.