Previous Taiko no Tatsujin -- or Taiko Drum Master -- games for Wii and DS have featured playable medleys of Super Mario Bros. music, accompanied by 8-bit dancing Mario and friends. The latest Wii release in the adorable drumming series, Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Everybody Party 3rd, builds on the formula by featuring the theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii, along with polygonal Mario, Luigi and Toad dancers.

Andriasang notes that in addition to the NSMB Wii track, the new Taiko Drum Master features musical renditions from other notable games including Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, God Eater, Ridge Racer Type 4, and ... Muscle March. The game also includes minigames with pirate, alien, fairytale and Gator Panic themes. In general, there's a ton of great-looking content, making the fact that no Taiko game has been localized for release outside of Japan since 2004 that much more crushing.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.