Tap Dancing Makes a Comeback with Tap Dance Hero

There’s a small town in Georgia that won’t be too happy about this new PS Vita release.

Tap Dance Hero isn’t your ordinary rhythm game. Although vocals, drums, guitars and bass are all the noise, Dorasu wants to class-up the music genre a tad and restore tap dancing’s long-lost prevalence. I know, tap dancing ever having been popular seems highly unlikely, but what the hell do I know? I’m more of a Salsa man.

The game’s story (as if it needed one) follows a mysterious tap dance-obsessed man, his newly acquired student, a ritzy girl with some professional lessons under her garter-belt and the obligatory dancing robot. Naturally, the lot combines forces in order to become the world’s tap dancing champions. Which is, to be fair, on par with becoming the world’s greatest theremin player or owning the world’s largest collection of porcelain cherubs. So, in other words, totally awesome.

There’s nothing too complicated about the mechanics, either. They pretty much involve all the screen tapping you’d expect from such a game, and unlockables include videos of more tap dancing. So it’s fair to say that, if you’re a fan of tap dancing, you’ll probably get a kick out of Tap Dance Hero.

The game makes its way to Japan on October 9, 2014, and it’s unlikely to get a western release because… well, it’s a rhythm game about tap dancing children and robots. I’m sure you can figure it out. Regardless, rhythm games are the perfect imports as the menus are rarely complex and the stories are mostly filler.