A recently released trombone rhythm game has taken the internet by storm as it deservedly so.
Originally spotted by our friends PC gamer (opens in new tab) and touted as “the world’s first trombone-based rhythm music game” – according to the game Steam page (opens in new tab) – Trombone Champ sees players work their way through over 20 classic tracks from songs, marches, classical pieces, electronica, folk classics and more. As with most rhythm games, the goal is to play the song as accurately as possible to score points, or in this case, ‘Tromboner Cards.’
Fortunately for those who are not musically talented, all you need to play is a controller or mouse and keyboard and no musical knowledge. You really have to watch a clip of Trombone Champ to see the appeal. Luckily for you, we’ve gathered the best reactions to the game below, so you can get in on the Trombone Rhythm Game hype too.
The world’s first trombone rhythm game is an instant GOTY contender. And no, I’m not kidding. Turn up the volume and hear Beethoven like you’ve never heard it before. https://t.co/Qu7Cmkhjzc pic.twitter.com/jTXNdWx3ZmSeptember 20, 2022
Trombone Champ is literally the only game I wish I had made. It is absolutely out of this world’s god level. gap If you have respect for life you will play it, laugh and curse the geniuses behind it. #TromboneChamp pic.twitter.com/F9zlPwOgj9September 21, 2022
What makes Trombone Champ special, apart from being the first of its kind, is that, unlike other music games, it gives players the freedom to play any note at any time – meaning you’re not just playing along with the music, you’re playing it, resulting in some very famous songs. Hilarious presentations, one of which you can see below
Much of Trombone Champ’s charm comes from the Mii-like characters that give their all on screen, as well as the captions that accompany each note you hit. Depending on how accurate your trombone playing is, you’ll either get a ‘perfecto’, ‘nice’, ‘ok’, ‘meh’, or even a ‘naughty’. Which adds to the overall vibe of the game.
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