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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How to Unlock Oni Difficulty

Oni Ura Oni


Oni difficulty is the fourth and highest difficulty setting in Taiko no Tatsujin. It was introduced into the second arcade version as the Donderful difficulty, then renamed to Oni on the 7th arcade. The mode is always kept locked in the arcade at the end of every play, despite being common knowledge to expert players. For most Taiko players, it is also the standard difficulty to challenge, the rest of them being stepping stones to skill improvement.

Players who are accustomed to console Taiko may not immediately know how to unlock Oni difficulty on the arcade and there is absolutely no indication on the machine as to how it is done, resulting in it only being spread through word of mouth. Namco have released details on the command for unlocking Oni on most of the websites for the newer arcades, so Oni difficulty is getting more exposure and not just an underground technique among the experts.

Unlocking Oni in the arcade
Taiko 3 to 6
On the difficulty select screen, while Don-chan is on Kantan, hit the drum's left rim ten times. Donderful mode will appear. Hitting the right rims here will bring you to Battle Mode.

Taiko 2, Taiko 7 to 14
On the difficulty select screen, while Don-chan is on Muzukashii, hit the drum's right rim ten times. Don-chan will jump up and Donderful/Oni mode will appear.


New Taiko
On the difficulty select screen right after choosing a song, hit the drum's right rim ten times. Oni mode will appear. NOTE: For Banapassport holders, Oni remains permanently unlocked if the player has cleared at least one Oni song using that profile.

Unlocking Oni on console

Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatacon de Dodon ga Don- Play Arcade Mode on all three difficulty settings once each
Taiko no Tatsujin: Doki! Shinkyoku Darake no Haru Matsuri- Unlock all 5 secret songs
Taiko no Tatsujin: Appare! Sandaime- Unlock all 5 secret songs
Taiko no Tatsujin: Waku Waku Anime Matsuri- Clear one song each on Kantan (Easy), Futsuu (Normal) and Muzukashii (Hard)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumare! Matsuri da! Yondaime- Get 8800 Don Points
Taiko no Tatsujin: Go! Go! Godaime- Get 8800 Don Points
Taiko Drum Master- Clear and pass 25 songs on Muzukashii (Hard) mode, or get a total play time of one hour
Taiko no Tatsujin: Tobikkiri! Anime Special- Get 8800 Don Points
Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Hapy! Rokudaime- Get 8800 Don Points
Taiko no Tatsujin: Doka! to Oomori Nanadaime- Get 8800 Don Points
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Taiko no Tatsujin Portable- Get 8800 Don Points
Taiko no Tatsujin Portable 2- Get 8800 Don Points
Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX- Get 15 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode
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Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon!- Get 20 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode 
Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Nanatsu no Shima no Daibouken- Get 35 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode
Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Dai Kessen!!- Get 22 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode
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Taiko no Tatsujin Wii- Get 30 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Dodon! to Nidaime- Get 15 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime- Get 15 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode 
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Kettei-ban- Get 10 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Chogouka-ban- Get 5 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode
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Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb - Get 15 crowns on Muzukashii (Hard) mode 

Have fun in Oni mode!

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8 comments:

  1. I play 'Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 5: Chogouka-ban', and I'm alredy in Oni-mode after only 3 crowns (Heavy Rotation, We Go!, Yume o Kanae te Doraemon). How is it possible?

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  2. I always use the name trick in PSP 1&2 to get 99999 points and instantly unlock oni… That's much easier than getting 8800 points by myself

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  3. I have way over 15 crowns in taiko no tatsujin but I dont have Oni..

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  4. On newer console games, Oni is no longer locked.

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  5. In Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Chou goukaban is not 10 crowns, its 5 crowns

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  6. on the 3ds versions oni is unlocked for you but in the first 3ds game (chibi dragon to fushigi na orb) you need to get 15 silver crowns

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