New Songs

After a couple of months, we’re proud to announce the latest update to TrotMania is now available! Loaded with a baker’s dozen of songs along with a bunch of other goodies, this one’s quite meaty. Let’s look into our main entree…

New Tracks

New Showtunes

Equestria Girls

  • Starting off our show tunes set for this update is Equestria Girls, from promotional Hub material. Remember those? The station went all out with original material like songs and exclusive animation to advertise their repertoire. In this case, they pulled from Katy Perry’s massive hit (that was pretty recent when this cover came out) and incidentally tipped their hat to the bronies explicitly for the first time with a lyrical shoutout. This set of charts comes to us from the Zenius-I-vanisher community, written by Suko and adapted for this game with permission: certain elements like mines and 3+ note jumps have been written out, and there is both a brand new Beginner and Challenge chart, courtesy of resident stepper InklingBear!

The Super Duper Party Pony

  • Hailing from the Season 4 musical episode Pinkie Pride is The Super Duper Party Pony. This episode has been represented in the previous game with the Goof Off, and like that track, once again the vocal talent of Weird Al Yankovic graces the game, as the manic rhythms and pace goad you on to getting that new high score! These charts were written by InklingBear.

Welcome To The Show (Music In Me, The Battle, The Music Survives)

  • Getting us one step (or rather, three steps) closer to finishing Rainbow Rocks’ musical repertoire is Welcome to the Show, presented in-game through 3 parts. This crazy piece runs the gamut of genres, starting off with a post-grunge-esque waltz, moving to more standard 00’s-style pop-rock, then to symphonic metal, finally bringing the house down with some 10’s-style anthem pop! It’s a feast to experience as a whole, and there is something there to help you that shall be elaborated later on. All the charts of these 3 songs were written by RIME.

New Brony Songs

do you love me? & do you love me? (Crystal Mix) / Dynamite Grizzly

  • New from Dynamite Grizzly are two variants on a track: the original do you love me?, and do you love me (Crystal Mix). These techno tracks have that certain 90s underground feel to them that’s rare to hear in the mainstream, even in Europe where more conventional 90s dance styles have been resurging. These charts were all prepared by InklingBear.

FluttERR (feat. Rina-chan) / Aoshi

  • One of the biggest brony hits of 2016, and one of the biggest brony-related videos ever produced by the fandom, finally gets representation in the game as FluttERR by Aoshi makes it to the game. After getting repped earlier with Kick Back (a PonyMania port), now the rapper finally has a newly crafted simfile in the series. Originally released in 2013 and featuring the vocals of Rina-chan, this trap-flavored track provides a fair challenge. RIME wrote the Beginner, and InklingBear wrote the rest.

SPIKEY WIKEY WOO (HUM & DRUM MIX) / アイスベア

  • A new contribution from InklingBear herself comes to the game as SPIKEY WIKEY WOO (HUM & DRUM MIX) arrives to the game. From InklingBear’s album under this alias called “A bear joins the herd…” and a standout appearance on a tournament lineout called “Ponies Play DDR”, it’s definitely gonna leave you with more than just a mystery to solve with Spikey-Woo on your side. With charts written by the composer herself, they do pack quite a punch. Now go load up on some Scooby snacks and start solving those mysteries!

A Summer In The Stars (Aftermath Remix) / Forest Rain

  • Continuing our trend started with this game’s launch, another song from the defunct PonyMania steppack has been adapted to TrotMania’s standards. This time it’s A Summer in the Stars (Aftermath Remix) by Forest Rain. This EDM remix is quite the unique take on the rollicking rock style of the original. These charts were originally written by Calena and were adapted by RIME.

Pyrosentric Songs

pinki! fun!! / Spott & Preamble / YourEnigma

  • 2 tracks from the Pyrosentric Extra Stage system are now available for regular play! pinki! fun!! is a manic little hyper track that will trip you up with jump streams all written by InklingBear. Preamble is all about the streams, draining your stamina as bursts come in in the second half, written by InklingBear (Beginner/Basic) and C. Wiggers (Difficult-Challenge).

Extra Stage Song

Robot Pony / Progressive Element

  • The new normal Encore Extra Stage from last version has been both moved down to Extra Stage and made available for normal play. Robot Pony by Progressive Element throws every trick in the book to sap you of your lives from speed tricks, spins, and loads and loads of jumps! The charts were written by InklingBear and Woona❤ (Challenge) Of course this means there’s a new Encore in town…I wonder what it is…

New Course

  • To help you enjoy Welcome to the Show at its fullest, try out the new Welcome to the Show medley! It…kinda speaks for itself.

Alterations

  • The following songs have had charts and/or sync changed: FOREVER, Miles, To the Sky [VIP Rework], Until the Sun
  • Friends are Always There for You (Remix) now has a new banner.
  • Concrete Temples (Club Mix) and Infrared now correctly display their background images when played.
  • The Extra Stages have been shifted for TrotMania Euphorius. Robot Pony is now ES and there is a new song as the Encore Extra Stage…

Check out the download for the update in the Downloads page on this site! Heads up: unlike last game, if you have not yet obtained Payload #2, you will need to download it before Payload #3: these patches are heavy!

aww look at em

You might have heard about Embers Fall, but now it’s officially published (apparently unsubmitted stories now just return 404 errors as of the new site update. I had held out on actually submitting it due to quality concerns and not having enough content at first to justify submission in my opinion, but now there’s enough and then this happened). Check it out if you want to actually see all of our mascot ponies actually doing something (or, well, read about them actually doing something).

Also, stay tuned, the next Euphorius update is almost here.

We’ve released version 1.1 of the TrotMania Euphorius theme for SM5. If you haven’t updated from the original version included in the main Euphorius package, you are actually missing out on a few major additions that had been made since the original 1.0 release.

Firstly (this is one of the new things on 1.1), failure will get you burned. Literally.

Don't get burned!

Secondly, yes, the pro timing display option is back, gameplay has extra flourishes, plus a new “Compact HUD” mode has been added which slims down the gameplay header to make better use of screen space.

Nerdy unicorn stuff!

The evaluation screen is also got an updated layout.

Didn't they do well?

Plus, there have been other minor bug fixes and adjustments here and there too; on a related note, I’d like to personally thank everyone who has been spot things that need to be fixed. You’ve all been a big help.

Another thing that’s been updated since Euphorius has been released is, of course, Embers Fall; keep an eye out, because the action’s about to heat up (and I mean, in the metaphorical sense, of course).

Today, we are proud to announce something new we’ve been working on; historically, TrotMania has been a game about dance. That hasn’t changed, and that never will. This is a new game that is more about performance, and it’s called…

Perficientur Dignitas

Obscurus Noctis and her, ahem, friends, are finally getting their own spin-off! It’s all about adding your own, villainous touch, to some excellent music; we’ve developed a new digital vocal synthesizer system that allows you to pick between the excellent singing voices of Obscurus, Train Spot, and Wave Rider (and maybe even more) on every song. You can unlock a slew of costumes and accessories to dress up your bandmates as wickedly, or as stupidly, as you want. It’s all about flexibility.

Gameplay

The game itself is pretty simple to figure out, but as always, we’ve found ways to make it deviously evil. But of course we would; only the evilest of charts for our excellent antagonist! There will be a wide variety of songs over time, including some favorites from the TrotMania series, of course, but it will be skewed primarily towards pop, rock, and dance.

Song select

We expect to make an initial release of Obscurus Noctis: Perficentur Dignitas later this year. In the meantime, we’ve uploaded extended gameplay footage to YouTube, showcasing a few of the songs and costumes that will be featured in-game.

While you wait, you can check out TrotMania Euphorius as well; we just released its first major patch recently.

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