What’s necessary to notice right here is that, whereas the sport is humorous—and from its lootbox parodies to the animation to the over-use of the phrase “toot” it’s humorous for all ages, a rarity—it’s additionally…fairly good?
Lots of trendy rhythm video games go onerous on making an attempt to be extra advanced, sooner, actually convey one thing new to the desk. However Trombone Champ simply desires you to maneuver a mouse up and down the display actually quick whereas holding the left button down (or smashing the keyboard, which is simpler, and in addition humorous for the reason that recreation allows you to mash any letter key).
That’s it! I’ve performed this recreation earlier than, from Ouendan to Donkey Konga, and it’s the latter this complete factor most jogs my memory most of, from the completely unserious premise to the absurdity of smashing your means via a bit of gorgeous classical music with essentially the most obnoxious sounds conceivable.
That’s effective as a result of this method works, it’s strong and it’s enjoyable. The attraction right here doesn’t essentially come from the gameplay itself, however the forever-running joke that you’re taking part in these songs with a fucking trombone, and that the Mii-like characters are a few of the funniest avatars I’ve ever seen in a online game.
Whereas the sport’s at present out on Steam, and is coming to Mac, so far as console variations go the builders say “additional ports are potential however not at present deliberate”.