Trombone Champ, a fun trombone music game that makes you laugh even when you make a mistake, attracts attention abroad and would be a GOTY candidate – Part 1
“Trombone Champ” is a comic music game where you play classical music with a trombone. To play, move the mouse up and down to move the cursor over the note and press the button to play. However, blowing too much is strictly prohibited. If you puff too much, you’ll run out of breath and won’t be able to play for a while. The unique point of this work is that you have to stop blowing for a moment and blow between the notes. If the slider is misaligned, the performance will be out of tune. At first, I laughed at my poor performance, but this job is by no means a one-shot game. I was curious and tried to play the game, but the improvement process was fun and I felt like it was a solid game as a sound game. When I started the game, it looked like there was a story, but since it doesn’t seem to come out other than the beginning, I don’t think you need to worry about it (currently English version only). The main game mode begins with a tutorial. There are things like stacking combos, but the basic game rules are the same as above. By default, cursor movement is reversed and moving the mouse down moves the cursor up. For gamers like me who are having trouble playing, I recommend changing the settings. According to the description on the store page, the performance mode contains more than 20 songs. The recorded songs are mainly classical songs familiar to Japanese people. Here are some representative songs: Take Me Out to the Ball Game The Entertainer Entry of the Gladiators Stars and Stripes Forever Also sprach Zarathustra’s Fifth Symphony Beethoven God Save the King It seems some people don’t know the names of the songs recorded under the name by King, but all the songs are famous songs you’ve probably heard. Also pay attention to the background production during the game. In “Take Me to the Baseball”, which is familiar to baseball fans, there are scenes where a ball flies and a photograph of a baseball is played. The character plays the trombone during the performance, and the general comic atmosphere is the charm of this work. “Symphony No. 5” and “The Entertainer” are songs with a very high degree of difficulty. Still, this work has a comedic feel to it as a whole, so it’s a good point that even if you’re not good at it, you can laugh about it. After playing a few times, you will get used to it and you can play fully. It’s fun at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll seem to get better, so you can enjoy it like a real music game. In addition, it is necessary to catch your breath in this work, but if you play according to the score, you will not run out of breath. I feel like the system prevents players from earning points by playing continuously. Of course, this will also be a point that will make you feel like you are playing the trombone. As a challenge, there is an element of collecting musician cards.