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Taiko no Tatsujin: TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don
太鼓の達人 タタコンでドドンがドン
Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don
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Developer(s) Taiko Team
Publisher(s) Namco
Release date(s) October 24, 2002
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Genre(s) Rhythm
Rating
CERO A

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 donder failed 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) Extra
J-Pop

Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~
Mr. Moonlight~愛のビッグバンド~

Morning Musume

No

Piece of a Dream

Chemistry

No

Minimoni. Telephone! Ring Ring Ring
ミニモニ。テレフォン!リンリンリン

Minimoni

No

LOVE Machine
LOVEマシーン

Morning Musume

No

Natsu Matsuri
夏祭り

Whiteberry

Opening theme song for TV drama series Fushigi na Hanashi.

No

travelling

Hikaru Utada

No

Marionette

BOØWY

No

Anime

Doraemon Ondo
ドラえもん音頭

Nobuyo Ohyama, Koorogi '73

Insert song of TV anime series Doraemon (Second series). Categorized as Ondo genre.

No

Hamtaro Tottokou Uta
ハム太郎とっとこうた

Hamchanz

First opening theme song for TV anime series Hamtaro (first series).

No

Theme from Lupin III '78
ルパン三世のテーマ '78

You & The Explosion Band

1st opening theme music for TV anime series Lupin the Third Part II.

No

Gachaman no Uta
ガッチャマンの歌

Masato Shimon, Colombia Yurikagu Kai

First ending theme song and second opening theme song for TV anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.

No

Sazae-san Ikka
サザエさん一家

Yuuko Uno

First ending theme song for TV anime series Sazae-san.

No

Children/Folk

Tankou Bushi
炭坑節

N/A

Categorized as Ondo genre.

No

Variety

Osakana Tengoku
おさかな天国

Hiromi Shibaya

Categorized as J-Pop Genre.

No

Classic

From the New World
新世界より

Antonín Dvořák

No

Classic Medley (Sports Day ver.)
クラシックメドレー(運動会編)

Yuji Masubuchi, Tomoko Tatsuta (Arrange)

No

Classic Medley (Rock ver.)
クラシックメドレー(ロック編)

Yuji Masubuchi (Arrange)

No

Game Music

Susume! Driller
すすめ!ドリラー

Mitsuko Horie

First Opening theme for Mr. Driller video game series. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

STEPPING WIND Kaze no Klonoa 2
STEPPING WIND 風のクロノア2

Kumiko Watanabe

Song from the video game Klonoa 2. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Mojipittan Medley
もじぴったんメドレー

N/A

Medley music from video game Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Mappy Ondo
マッピー音頭

N/A

Remix of music from video game Mappy. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Lovely-X
ラブリーX

Yoshihito Yano

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 2. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Namco Original

Don-chan Ondo
どんちゃん音頭

Yuri Misumi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 2. Categorized as Ondo genre.

No

Don-chan Ekaki Uta
どんちゃんえかき歌

Fushigi Yamada

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Categorized as Ekaki Uta genre.

No

Tanoshii Taiko Dojo
たのしい太鼓道場

Jesahm

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Hello! Don-chan
ハロー!どんちゃん

Yuri Misumi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Pop genre.

No

Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro
虹色・夢色・太鼓色

Yoko Takahashi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Categorized as Namco genre.

No

Go Go Kitchen
ゴーゴー・キッチン

Yuri Misumi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin. Categorized as Ska genre.

No

Taiko-zamurai
太鼓侍

Yuji Masabuchi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Categorized as Japanese genre.

No

Fuun! Bachi o Sensei
風雲!バチお先生

Go Shiina

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3. Categorized as Japanese genre.

No

External link

Taiko no Tatsujin series
Arcade First-Generation 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Second-Generation 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14
Third-Generation Taiko no Tatsujin · KATSU-DON · Sorairo · Momoiro · Kimidori · Murasaki · White · Red · Yellow · Blue · Green
Consoles and mobile PlayStation 2 TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don · Doki! Shinkyoku Darake no Haru Matsuri · Appare! Sandaime · Waku Waku Anime Matsuri · Atsumare! Matsuri da! Yondaime · Go! Go! Godaime · Taiko: Drum Master · Tobikkiri! Anime Special · Wai Wai Happy! Rokudaime · Doka! to Oomori Nanadaime
PlayStation 4 Drum Session!
PlayStation Portable Portable · Portable 2 · Portable DX
PlayStation Vita V Version · The Idolm@ster Must Songs Red Album/Blue Album
Nintendo Wii Wii · Do-Don to Nidaime! · Minna de Party Sandaime! · Kettei-Ban · Chogouka-ban
Nintendo Wii U Wii U Version! · Tokumori! · Atsumete★Tomodachi Daisakusen!
Nintendo DS Touch de Dokodon! · Great Adventure of the Seven Islands! · Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
Nintendo 3DS Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs · Don and Katsu's Space-time Adventure · Dokodon! Mystery Adventure
Nintendo Switch Drum 'n' Fun!
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