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Taiko no Tatsujin: TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don (Japanese: 太鼓の達人 タタコンでドドンがドン, Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don) is a Taiko no Tatsujin game released for PlayStation 2 and is the first Taiko no Tatsujin game ever released on video game console.

The bundle version, bundled with the first TaTaCon peripheral, first released on October 24, 2002 before the standalone game release on March 27, 2003.

Gameplay

The core gameplay is exactly the same as the Taiko no Tatsujin 3 arcade, with the only inputs being "Don" and "Kat" during the song play; By hitting the notes at the right timing, donder's Soul Gauge will filling up. If the Soul Gauge reached a certain point at the end of the song play, the song is cleared.

The main mode, the Arcade Mode, is what exactly it is; It emulates the arcade cabinet's behaviour. If a donder fails to clear the song in one of any three songs, it is count as a game over.

TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don includes modes that are exclusive to the console releases. They are:

  • The Free mode, which behave similarly to Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!'s training option but without the rewinds/stop functionality and hit rate measurement, doesn't have the same limitation as the Arcade mode but won't records any scores.
  • The 2-player only Battle Mode put two donders against each other. Two donder's Soul Gauge will pushing each other and whoever missed the note will have his/her Soul Gauge pushed away. During the song play, a small but slowly enlarging bomb will slowly but obstructing the drum lane view, and will explode after enlarged to a certain size, depleting the Soul Gauge of the one who is at disadvantage. The one with the most Soul Gauge win.
  • The 1-player only Survival Mode has donder playing a number of randamly-selected songs at the set difficulty. Note that the Soul Gauge won't refill in this mode and completely depleted the Soul Gauge is considered game over. The one who managed to clear all songs without completely depleted the Soul Gauge win.

The game also features the Mini-Game Mode and features two mini-games. They are:

  • 100 Meter Run - In this mini-game, Don is facing against Mecha-Don and his various allies. Donder will have to hits the don input rapidly to make Don run faster, but be warned, Don will start rolling and won't able to move for a moment.
  • Boston Marathon - Unlike the 100 Meter Run mini-game, this mini-game requires donder to hit specific inputs at the steady paces. After the certain amount of time, Don will starts running faster and donder is required to drumrolling as much as possible before Don returns to normal jogging. The one who managed to get the finish line first in the marathon win.

Starting with this game, the Donderful difficulty was renamed to Oni in Japanese language releases.

Characters

Note: The * mark indicates that this is the character's first appearance in the franchise.

Song list

Music/song name
Original Artist
Note(s) Genre(s) Extra EasyLogoPS4.png NormalLogoPS4.png HardLogoPS4.png ExtremeLogoPS4.png
Don-chan Ondo
Yuri Misumi

どんちゃん音頭
みすみゆり
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 2. Ondo No 2 2 1
Susume! Driller
Mitsuko Horie

すすめ!ドリラー
堀江美都子
First Opening theme for Mr. Driller video game series. Namco No 4 3 2
Don-chan Ekaki Uta
Fushigi Yamada

どんちゃんえかき歌
山田ふしぎ
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Drawing Song No 4 4 2
From the New World
Antonín Dvořák

クラシック 新世界より
アントニン・ドヴォルザーク
Classical No 5 5 3
Classical Medley (Sport Event)
Yuji Masubuchi, Tomoko Tatsuta

クラシックメドレー(運動会編)
増渕裕二、辰田朋子
Classical No 5 5 3
Doraemon Ondo
Nobuyo Ohyama, Koorogi '73

ドラえもん音頭
大山のぶ代・こおろぎ'73
Insert song of TV anime series Doraemon (Second series). Ondo No 1 1 1 1
Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~
Morning Musume

Mr. Moonlight ~愛のビッグバンド~
モーニング娘。
J-Pop No 4 3 1 4
STEPPING WIND Kaze no Klonoa 2
Kumiko Watanabe

STEPPING WIND 風のクロノア2
渡辺久美子
Song from the video game Klonoa 2. Namco No 4 1 4
Piece of a Dream
Chemistry

PIECES OF A DREAM
CHEMISTRY
J-Pop No 3 3 2 5
Fun-Filled Drum-Filled Taiko Dojo
Jesahm

たのしい太鼓道場
自営山
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Unlockable song. Namco No 4 2 5
Osakana Tengoku
Hiromi Shibaya

おさかな天国
柴矢裕美
J-Pop No 1 5 2 5
Tankou Bushi


炭坑節

Children & Folk No 3 4 2 5
Hamtaro Tottoko Uta
Hamchanz

ハム太郎とっとこうた
ハムちゃんず
First opening theme song for TV anime series Hamtaro (first series). Animation No 2 2 3 6
Mojipittan Medley
Satoru Kousaki

もじぴったんメドレー
神前暁
Medley music from video game Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan. Namco No 4 3 6
Minimoni. Telephone! Ring Ring Ring
Minimoni

ミニモニ。テレフォン!リンリンリン
ミニモニ。
J-Pop No 3 2 3 6
LOVE Machine
Morning Musume

LOVEマシーン
モーニング娘。
J-Pop No 3 3 4 7
Hello! Don-chan
Yuri Misumi

ハロー!どんちゃん
みすみゆり
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin. Pops No 2 3 4 7
Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro
Yoko Takahashi

虹色・夢色・太鼓色
高橋洋子
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Namco No 5 4 7
Mappy Ondo
Nobuyuki Ohnogi (Original), Yuri Misumi (Arrange)

マッピー音頭
大野木宣幸 (原曲)、みすみゆり(編曲)
Remix of music from video game Mappy. Namco No 3 5 4 7
Theme from Lupin III '78
Yuji Ohno

ルパン三世のテーマ'78
大野雄二
1st opening theme music for TV anime series Lupin the Third Part II. Animation No 4 5 5 8
Natsu Matsuri
Whiteberry

夏祭り
Whiteberry
Opening theme song for TV drama series Fushigi na Hanashi. J-Pop No 4 6 5 8
traveling
Hikaru Utada

traveling
宇多田ヒカル
J-Pop No 4 3 5 8
Marionette
BOØWY

Marionette -マリオネット-
BOØWY
J-Pop No 3 4 5 8
Gachaman no Uta
Masato Shimon, Colombia Yurikagu Kai

ガッチャマンの歌
子門真人、コロムビアゆりかご会
First ending theme song and second opening theme song for TV anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. Animation No 4 6 5 8
Sazae-san Ikka
Yuuko Uno

サザエさん一家
宇野ゆう子
First ending theme song for TV anime series Sazae-san. Animation No 2 2 5 8
Lovely-X
Yoshihito Yano

ラブリーX
矢野義人
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 2. Unlockable song. Namco No 6 6 9
Go Go Kitchen
Yuri Misumi

ゴーゴー・キッチン
みすみゆり
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin. Unlockable song. Ska No 6 6 9
Classical Music Medley (Rock version)
Yuji Masubuchi (Arrange)

クラシックメドレー(ロック編
増渕裕二(編曲)
Classical No 5 7 10
Taiko Zamurai
Yuji Masabuchi

太鼓侍
増渕裕二
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Unlockable song. Namco Original No 5 7 10
Fuun! Bachi o Sensei
Go Shiina

風雲!バチお先生br>
椎名豪
Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Unlockable song. Namco Original No 3 7 10

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