In 2005, Japan was treated to an awesome game that got so popular in the import scene that Nintendo took notice of it. That game was Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! Push! Hot Blooded! Cheer Team. This is a rhythm game based on Japanese cheer leading, which is done by males rather than females. Ouendan is typically performed at school sports events, but it is sometimes performed by request by those who are in need of encouragement and motivation.
As I said in a previous thread, the way I got into Sony PlayStation after my decade long Nintendo fan boy-ism was through Dance Dance Revolution. But that wasn’t the only thing that kept me playing the PlayStation. It was mainly the Rhythm game genre that got me into the PS1. As much as I wanted to stay faithful to the Big N, Nintendo didn’t have any rhythm games, yet. Even though I got into DDR first, I would eventually work my way through playing other rhythm games such as Beat Mania and the NaNaOnSha games. NaNaOnSha were the guys behind Parappa the Rapper, the first big hit in the Rhythm genre. Then came a sequel called Um Jammer Lammy. Then came an obscure game that didn’t get a release in the US, Vib Ribbon… Continue reading