Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
太鼓の達人DS ドロロン! ヨーカイ大決戦!!
Taiko no Tatsujin Dīesu: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!
Developer(s) Taiko Team
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games (under the publisher brand Namco)
Release date(s) July 1, 2010
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Genre(s) Rhythm

Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle! (Japanese: 太鼓の達人DS ドロロン! ヨーカイ大決戦!!, Taiko no Tatsujin Dīesu: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!) is the 3rd and final Taiko no Tatsujin game released on Nintendo DS. It was released on July 1, 2010.

It borrows gameplay mechanics from both Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon! and Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Great Adventure of the Seven Islands! . Like the previous installments, Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle! featuring a story mode, and in this case it is known as 'Yokai Great Decisive Battle mode', and it contains the RPG gameplay..

The game featuring 51 songs, 13 of which are Namco Original songs.

Yokai Great Decisive Battle Mode Edit

Gameplay Edit

In Yokai Great Decisive Battle mode, player will controls Don in a RPG gameplay. When the player has the enemy encounter, the taiko drum battle starts.

Like in Great Adventure of the Seven Islands, player must hit the notes to deplete enemy's health point, otherwise missing a note will deplete player's HP. The player wins when enemy's hp is completely depleted. Player can level up by gaining EXP via taiko drum battles. When levels up, Don's HP, attack and defense stats will increases. Equipments such as head gears and clothes will also affects stats as well. Not only that, but some head gears like the bronze key can unlock special doors, depending on what type of door it is.

Plot Edit

One night while the sky has the full moon, Don and Katsu were standing outside of their house, watching the beautiful view of the night sky, Suddenly, Don heard some creepy crying voice, and he ask Katsu if it is his voice, but Katsu said he did not say anything. Don think he must be misheard.

Then, the voice was heard again, this time both Don and Katsu heard it and are freaking out, and it was from inside the house. Once they were inside, they saw the ghost of a raccoon-human girl. Said ghost said something like 'Father, where are you?' while crying, and Don wonder if she was lost. Then she disappeared, and suddenly the door beside Don and Katsu opened up, revealing a portal and the Taiko duo were being pull into it.

When Don come out of the portal, he found himself alone in the forest of the Iga village in the Edo period of Japan. There, he saw the same raccoon-human girl, named Ponko, was going to searching her father on her own but the old ninja Master won't let her do so because the yokais are targeting her. Don interrupt by asking Ponko if she is the same girl he saw before, but Master mistaken Don for a yokai and have a taiko battle against Don, with Don comes out as a winner.

Master apologize to Don for mistaking him for a yokai, but then a yokai (a flame wheel yokai) appear and saw the leaf hair ornaments on Ponko's hair, thinking that she is Yokai demon king's daughter. But when he tries to get her, he can't stop himself flying, resulting in getting himself out of village with empty handed.

Once in the house of the village, Master ask Don if he can defeats the yokais across Japan. Don agreed, but just then Ponko ask Master if she can comes with Don so she can searching her father's whereabouts. After a thought, Master agree. And so the epic journey begins...

Song List Edit

Song Original Artist TV Show/Game


GReeeeN Theme song for TV drama series Rookies




Choo Choo TRAIN Exile


ryo of supercell feat. Miku Hatsune
Uchuu Senkan Yamato


Isao Sasaki, Musical Academy Opening theme song for TV anime series Space Battleship Yamato
Sign Flow 6th opening theme song for TV anime series Naruto Shippuden
W-B-X ~W Boiled Extreme~ Aya Kamiki feat. TAKUYA Opening theme song for TV tokusatsu series Kamen Rider W
Tensou Sentai Goseiger


NoB (Project.R) Opening theme song for TV tokusatsu series Tensou Sentai Goseiger
Alright! Heartcatch Pretty Cure!

Alright! ハートキャッチプリキュア!

Aya Ikeda Opening theme song for TV anime series Heartcatch Pretty Cure!
Happy Happy


Becky 11th opening theme song for TV anime series Crayon Shin-Chan
Odore Dore Dora Doraemon Ondo

踊れ・どれ・ドラ ドラえもん音頭

Dorakko Team, Doraemon (CV. Wasabi Mizuta) 1st ending theme song for TV anime series Doraemon (2005)
Saikou Everyday!


Fumie Akiyoshi with The Greatest-Band 3rd opening theme song for TV anime series Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
Tonari no Totoro


Azumi Inoue Ending them song for anime movie My Neighbor Totoro
Gake no Ue no Ponyo 崖の上のポニョ Fujimaki Fujioka, Nozomi Ohhashi Ending them song for anime movie Ponyo
Maneki Neko Duck no Uta


Takuya-kun and Mayuminu
BAROQUE HOEDOWN ~Electrical Parade Theme~

BAROQUE HOEDOWN ~エレクトリカルパレードのテーマ~

RHYTHM AND POLICE TV Drama Odoro Dai Sousa Sen opening theme music.


Michael Jackson
Okashi Deka no Uta


Papa Mama Mc


Taiko Team x McDonalds collaboration song.
Ninth Symphony


Ludwig van Beethoven
Hungarian Dance No.5

ハンガリー舞曲 第5番

Johannes Brahms
Symphonic Medley No.1


Turkish March


Ludwig van Beethoven (Original)

Hiromi Shibano (Arrange)

Funiculi Funicula


Luigi Denza
When the Saints Go Marching In


K.D.Brosia (Arrange)
Le Tombeau de Couperin


Maurice Ravel (Original)

Yuji Masubuchi (Arrange)

O Vreneli




Game Music
Symphonic Valkyrie

シンフォニック ワルキューレ

Manuel de Falla (Original

Hiroyuki Kawada (Arrange)

Arranged music from Vakyrie series.
KAGYUKIYO Music from video game Genpei Tōma Den.
Nanori (Tenjou)


Norio Nakagata Music from video game Mirai Ninja.
Knuckle Heads ~Ouburoukou~

ナックルヘッズ ~鷹舞狼吼~

Takayuki Aihara Music from video game Knuckle Heads.
Metal Hawk BGM1

メタルホーク BGM1

Shinji Hosoe Music from video game Metal Hawk.
Tatakae! T3 Booei Tai~GDI mix~

戦え!T3防衛隊 ~GDI mix~

Naomiki Yanagisawa, norion5, Aru Majirou, Linda Ai-CUE Music from video game Tank!Tank!Tank!.
relations IM@S ALLSTARS Song from video game Idolm@ster: Live For You.
Namco Original
Dororon Girl


Asami Shimoda Ending theme song for Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
Youkai Dochuuki Ondo


Hiroyuki Kawada (Composer) Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumare! Matsuri da! Yondaime.


Yoshihito Yano (Vocal)

Yuri Misumi (Composer)

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 2
Hyakki Yakou


Kakumi Nishigomi Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
Tenyou no Mai


Zeami feat. Asami Imai Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
Sweet Lay Kyah (Vocal)

Hiroto Sasaki (Composer)

Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!


Hiromi Shibano Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
mint tears ribbon room Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 13
Tokoyami no Mori ~Prologue "Night of the Evil God's Resurrection"~

常闇の森 ~序章「邪神復活の夜」~

Keigo 'MONACA' Haashi Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 13
Daidara 8551


Yukiko 'YMY' Yamamoto Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
Jigoku no Daiou


Yoshihito Yano Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
Hataraku 2000


Tomomitsu Kaneko, LindaAI-CUE Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 13
Total Eclipse 2035 ~ Total Solar Eclipse of Space/Time Girl ~

トータル・エクリプス 2035 ~少女の時空皆既日食~

Kaori Aihara (Vocal)

Mitsuhiro Kaneda (Composer)

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 13

Guest Character Edit

As with every Taiko no Tatsujin games, there are characters that are from other franchises. This include:

  • Characters from vocaloid series made by Crypton Future Media (seen in the song 'Melt')
  • Characters from Idolm@ster series (seen in the song 'relations')
  • Characters from Okashi Deka by Avex (seen in the song 'Okashi Deka no Uta')

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