For a general explanation of the game modes, see: FAQ

  • osu! icon osu!standard: Based on Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. Tap, slide, and spin to the beat.
  • osu!taiko icon osu!taiko: Based on Taiko no Tatsujin. Drum, and roll the taiko drumroll to the beat.
  • osu!catch icon osu!catch: Collect falling fruits by moving the catcher with a plate. Keep dancing and do not miss the step of the beat.
  • osu!mania icon osu!mania: Based on conveyor-type rhythm games, chiefly introduced and implemented by woc2006. Make the notes play a melody of the beat.