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Video Game Data
Platform: PS Vita
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Selling Agency: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Release Date: December 10, 2015 (PS Vita)
CERO Rating: A (target all ages)

THE IDOLM@STER MUST SONGS Presented by Taiko no Tatsujin (アイドルマスター マストソングスPresented by 太鼓の達人 AIDORUMASUTAA MASUTO SONGUSU Presented By Taiko no Tatsujin), also known as simply THE IDOLM@STER MUST SONGS, is a spin-off series of two rhythm games for the PlayStation Vita, and is a crossover with the Taiko no Tatsujin series. The games were released in honor of the "THE IDOLM@STER×Taiko no Tatsujin's Collaboration Festival" campaign, which simultaneously celebrated the IDOLM@STER series' 10th Anniversary and Taiko no Tatsujin's 15th Anniversary.

There are two versions: Red Album (赤番, Aka-ban) which mostly features songs from the original First Vision games and CDs, and Blue Album (青番, Ao-ban), which includes songs introduced in the 2nd Vision era.


THE IDOLM@STER MUST SONGS is a rhythm game based on the Taiko no Tatsujin series. The goal is to fill the Spirit Gauge past the target to clear the song. The player will have to hit red Don and blue Kat notes to the rhythm of the beat, just as hitting the taiko drum with sticks, using buttons. There is also a shop to buy and upgrade 13 colored penlights and use it during Live Festivals and Free Play Mode, with Ultra Orange penlights as consumables, as well as customization items, such as outfits for Don-chan and Katsu-chan based on the 765PRO idols that change the voice of Don-chan or Katsu-chan into the voice of one of the 13 765PRO idols, based on the selected outfit, voice clips, which are used as sound effects during gameplay, additional sound effects and additional songs. As well, players will have to get fans by clearing songs in Free Play Mode and Live Festivals and getting stamps by clearing missions to rank up and progress through the game. The game will also have a Training Mode called Lesson Room. This mode allows the player to practice songs while using the ability to pause, rewind and skip various sections.


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  • This was the first game since THE iDOLM@STER LIVE in SLOT! to revisit the original character designs and hairstyles of the 765PRO idols.
  • This was the first iDOLM@STER game to feature Hibiki Ganaha and Takane Shijou's CUTE&GIRLY and COOL&SEXY costumes from the First Vision era, both of which had been previously featured in artwork by illustrator Annin Doufu.

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