You know what the App Store needs? More imaginative and psychedelic rhythm games, that’s what. Conveniently for the purpose of this news story, a new one is on the way from the same man who is responsible for dropping Space Invaders: Infinity Gene [$4.99 / Free] on us eons ago, Taito’s Reisuke Ishida. It’s called Groove Coaster, and it appears to be as simple as the titling suggests: you listen to some trance-y / new wave-y music and tap out the beat as a blink-y thing glides on rails.

Japanese publication Famitsu scored the first look at the new title. The first video here demonstrates the basics of the game in what must be one of the easier levels:

The second video shows what appears to be a more difficult level, with tons more beats to hit and visual effects to accompany them:

For what it’s worth, you can tell this is Ishida’s. As Joystiq notes, it’s all wire-framed out and ready to grab some glow sticks for this evening’s rave. Infinity Gene had a similar look and feel and that certainly panned out well for a title, that, overall, really had a spring in its step and some awesome mechanics to share. Here's to hoping this has more than meets the eye... but even if it didn't, I think I'd be pleased with it. Our collective gut says that this is definitely a game to watch and review whenever it’s slated to hit.

  • http://twitter.com/Black2key Black2key

    seems too easy .__. hopefully there will be harder levels.

    • Anonymous

      Seems to queasy too

      • jon

        seems too AWESOME!

      • Anonymous

        That too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/madebymadison Madison Fotografie

    Awesome. I hope it has in App music packs like Taiko No Tatsujin and Jubeat. So you can add more and more cool Japanese music to this game. This is MY type of game!!
    Any word on the release date?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

       The more important question is why do we get to play this and not Jubeat w/o having to go through that whole buying Japanese gift cards off Ebay BS...

    • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

      Taiko no Tatsujin has been on the Japanese app store for a long time, but Namco never bothered to bring it to the international stores...

    • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

      Taiko no Tatsujin has been on the Japanese app store for a long time, but Namco never bothered to bring it to the international stores...

    • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

      Taiko no Tatsujin has been on the Japanese app store for a long time, but Namco never bothered to bring it to the international stores...

  • http://www.facebook.com/madebymadison Madison Fotografie

    PS: It may look simple, but these rhythm games like Taiko No Tatsujin and Jubeat tend to have different difficulty settings with more stuff to hit, fast and more accurate. Up to the point where you need superhuman powers to complete certain difficulties. So we hve to wait until it is released to see what they did.

  • ChristianReiner29

    This rhythm game looks and sounds like a game that the musically inclined could easily master, but perhaps looks are deceiving and it could be quite the challenge! 

  • ktern

    If anyone's ever played Rhythm Heaven on the DS (or its JP-only relatives on the GBA and Wii), you know that single-button rhythm games can be pretty challenging.

    Don't know if this is, but I wouldn't write it off just because of the super basic controls.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    The game itself looks really cool, visually, but the music is kind of... well, I'd probably play this on mute.

  • Fulliautomatox

    title no twitter frenly

  • Anonymous

    Whoa, it's like Elite Beat Agents, Bit Trip Beat, Gitaroo Man, and DJ Max Technika all in one. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.