The 2020 release of Taiko no Tatsujin (Japanese: 太鼓の達人, Taiko no Tatsujin), nicknamed Nijiiro Version (Japanese: ニジイロVer., Nijiiro Bājon), is a Taiko no Tatsujin arcade that was released on March 24, 2020. It supersedes the Green Version.
While the 2020 version carried over most of the gameplay modes and function from the previous arcade version, major change has been made to the hardware itself.
The arcade now runs on a lower-spec version of Bandai Namco's own System BNA1 board, which has PC-based hardware and runs on a custom Windows 10 IoT OS. In addition, the monitor has been change from a 120hz monitor with the double-speed interpolation to a true 120hz monitor, reducing the motion blur.
Song selection menu has been changed to a vertical alignment layout, similar to the one from Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun!. In the gameplay-side of thing, a rainbow-colored Donderful Combo Crown, which was only available in Donder Hiroba site (Which is not available outside of Japan), is now implemented in the arcade and is awarded to donders who full combo a song with all good hits.
Also, starting from this version, a new scoring system is introduced. There will be no "Gogo-time bonus", "10000 bonus point for every 100 combos" or "bonus point for last hit of balloon notes". The traditional scoring system and the Shin-uchi (真打) system will not be used anymore.
Unlike past arcade version whereas failed to norma-clear the song (usually the first or the second song) will result in either instant game over or revival drum-rolling, the game will continue even if failed to norma-clear.
The Katsu medal shop has been removed starting from this version.
AI Battle Performance mode, which was introduced in Green Version, has been removed temporarily and will be re-introduced again in later time.
Starting from this arcade, songs are appeared in more than one genre folder. Also, the name of some genres are changed. For example, J-POP is now renamed to Pops, which is only on console releases since Drum Session!.
Main article: Taiko no Tatsujin (2020)/JP Song List