Double Kick Heroes’ multi-eyed demon train is metal as heck

‘Post-apocalyptic rhythm metal’em all’

Taiko Drum Master is good, clean fun, but you know what it isn’t? Metal. I mean, not just the material the game is made out of (plastic) or what actual taiko drums are built from (wood). But also the chipper J-pop just doesn’t appeal to the same crowd that bites the heads off bats and ruins Rock Band pedals. Enter Double Kick Heroes.

Described as a “post-apocalyptic rhythm metal’em all,” Double Kick Heroes features a raging metal band surviving on a zombie-infested highway, with only the manager’s Cadillac and a weaponized drumset at their disposal. Check out the video; it looks rad. I love that demon train at the end, slowly creeping closer and closer to the car. It’s so ominous.

Double Kick Heroes originally began as an entry to Ludum Dare 34 and is currently seeking approval on Steam Greenlight.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.