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
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.
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||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!
|Aya Ikeda||Opening theme song for TV anime series Heartcatch Pretty Cure!|
|Becky||11th opening theme song for TV anime series Crayon Shin-Chan|
|Odore Dore Dora Doraemon Ondo
|Dorakko Team, Doraemon (CV. Wasabi Mizuta)||1st ending theme song for TV anime series Doraemon (2005)|
|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.|
|Okashi Deka no Uta
|Papa Mama Mc
|Taiko Team x McDonalds collaboration song.|
|Ludwig van Beethoven|
|Hungarian Dance No.5
|Symphonic Medley No.1
|Ludwig van Beethoven (Original)
Hiromi Shibano (Arrange)
|When the Saints Go Marching In
|Le Tombeau de Couperin
|Maurice Ravel (Original)
Yuji Masubuchi (Arrange)
|Manuel de Falla (Original
Hiroyuki Kawada (Arrange)
|Arranged music from Vakyrie series.|
|KAGYUKIYO||Music from video game Genpei Tōma Den.|
|Norio Nakagata||Music from video game Mirai Ninja.|
|Knuckle Heads ~Ouburoukou~
|Takayuki Aihara||Music from video game Knuckle Heads.|
|Metal Hawk 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.|
|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|
|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"~
|Keigo 'MONACA' Haashi||Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 13|
|Yukiko 'YMY' Yamamoto||Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!|
|Jigoku no Daiou
|Yoshihito Yano||Song debut in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!|
|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|
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')