PushSquare: "What better than banging drums alone? Banging drums with friends, of course. Patapon 3’s come out of nowhere. A short countdown clock on SCEJ’s website culminated in a montage appearance from the drum ‘em up. Now, just a few weeks after E3, we’ve all got our hands on the next entry in Japan Studios’ Patapon franchise. And unusually for a handheld game, this one’s all about online multiplayer."