We live in strange times. Who would have thought, for example, that the musical instrument that would make headlines in September 2022 would be the trombone?
For that, we have Holy Wow’s Trombone Champ to thank. Currently taking Steam by storm, this brassy PC rhythm game lets you “honk, blow, and whistle” through more than 20 songs, collecting “Tromboner Cards” and “uncovering the mysteries of the Trombiverse” along the way. road.
Oh, and there are baboons on almost every screen.
One of the big sells of Trombone Champ is that, unlike other rhythm games, you play notes rather than just follow the music. This means that there is also a free play mode, which we hope will be used and abused in due course.
The first person to offer a cover of the Jonny Briggs theme music (opens in a new tab)for example, will be our trombone champion forever.
In the meantime, plenty of Trombone Champ performances are making the rounds on social media, which we highly recommend checking out.
Trombone Champ is the best game ever pic.twitter.com/GH58eHGXHVSeptember 21, 2022
And, of course, someone has already made a trombone controller.
INTRODUCING THE TROMBONE CONTROLLER An ultrasonic sensor controls the slide and a microphone controls the dooting. If only I knew how to play it IRL 😅 The ultimate way to play Trombone Champ @HolyWowStudios pic.twitter.com/Lvm5m2CT44September 27, 2022
Trombone Champ is now available on Steam (opens in a new tab) priced at £11.39. It’s currently Windows only, but a Mac version is currently in development. We are told that other ports “are possible but not currently planned”.
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