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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Medal no Tatsujin 2


Medal no Tatsujin 2 Atsumare! Go! Go! Sugoroku Sentai Don Ranger Five (メダルの達人2 あつまれ!ゴー!ゴー!双六戦隊ドンレンジャーファイブ) was released in February 2007 as a sequel to the original. Aside from a few new songs in Tatsujin Game, Medal 2 also introduced a bunch of new minigames and features to the original, including seasons of the year and Waru-Mekadon battles. Note that they are not the same as the Waru-Mekadon in Taiko DS2 (but were probably an inspiration). The basic rules remain the same.

New features

Omikuji-sho: Is basically a fortume teller's house (with Donko in it...brrr) Five slots will shuffle and you stop them by rolling your dice to match one of the numbers on the five slots. You match it and it will stop spinning, then you get your fortune. Your fortune will determine your 'lucky partner' for the game.

大吉: Gold Bell + 15 medals
中吉:Silver Bell + 10 medals
小吉:Bronze Bell + 5 medals
吉:Bronze Bell
末吉:No effect
凶: 1 mold ball
大凶:3 mold balls

Of course, the Gold Bell will increase your luck the most, and the 3 mold balls will decrease your luck the most. The luckier you are, the easier it is to get a golden ball in the spinning jackpot game (see Medal no Tatsujin 1)

777 Jackpot: A new medal jackpot feature. Just walk a total of 777km in the game to get 50 medals.

Mimic Treasure Chest: A new medal jackpot feature, and takes a page out of Dragon Quest. Can you beat the fake treasure box? 30 medals if you can.

Taiko Castle: In addition to Taiko Island, there is now a Taiko Castle, and you get to it the same way too (Blue Mine/UFO). Like Taiko Island, it's a dice-rolling game to get medals, except much stricter. Roll '6' twice in a row to get a whopping 1000 medals. Anything else, no medals. Harsh.

Tatsujin 'Daruma-san ga Koron da': A new game to play using the Participation Fan, alongside Tatsujin Game/Race. This is a common playground game. A bunch of people will move towards the goal while a guard says 'Daruma-san ga Koron da' without making eye contact. As soon as the guard finishes the sentence, he turns around. If anyone is moving when the guard turns around, he loses. Simple.

Season Events

Four new games were put into Medal no Tatsujin 2 based on seasonal change. There's one game for spring, summer, autumn and winter.


The Spring game involves picking a pot of flower seeds using a dice roll. You have a choice of morning glory, tulips, sunflowers, cosmos and roses. Each grows and flowers on a different season, and when you get to that season, you earn medals as soon as the flower blooms.


Watermelons fall all over stations, and this game starts when you come in contact with one. Break watermelons to get medals before time runs out. Easy!


Yams fall over the stations, and going to one starts a yam-eating game for medals. Another simple one.


Within a limited time, roll dices to get snowman parts, four in all, to complete building the snowman on top of the hill!


The main new thing in Medal no Tatsujin 2, which explains why the Don-Ranger theme was used. The Waru-Mekadon are hatched from eggs and cause mischief like blocking entry to the goal station, cutting off paths, disabling events, taking medals and other items away or hitting players (lowering their movement speed to the very minimum).

Come in contact with one and you're taken into battle, and it involves dice rolls, as usual. You can battle alongside Taiko characters like Tetsuo, Hana and Wada-Inu.

There are five classes of Waru-Mekadon, each more powerful than the last. Beat a Waru-Mekadon and the next time one appears it will be the next evolved form. However, the last form, King Waru-Mekadon, cannot be battled unless you have 5 players.

New items include a Police Turtle that leads you straight to the Waru Mekadon on the map, and treasure chests (with a key) for medals.

Song list in Tatsujin Game

Natsu Matsuri (夏祭り)
Young Man (Y.M.C.A) (ヤングマン(Y.M.C.A) )
Rinda Rinda (リンダリンダ)
Zenryaku, Michi no Ue Yori (前略、道の上より)

Gōgō Sentai Boukenger (轟轟戦隊ボウケンジャー)
Mahou Sentai Magiranger (魔法戦隊マジレンジャー)
Makasete Splash Star (まかせて★スプラッシュ☆スター★)
DANZEN! Futari wa Precure (Ver. Max Heart) (DANZEN!ふたりはプリキュア(Ver.Max Heart))
Doraemon no Uta (ドラえもんのうた)
Ai o Torimodose! (愛をとりもどせ!!)

Abaren Bou Shogun (暴れん坊将軍)

Classic Medley (Rock ver.) (クラシックメドレー (ロック編))
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (アイネクライネナハトムジーク)
Turisk Marsh (Beethoven) (トルコ行進曲 (ベートーヴェン) )
The Entertainer (エンターテイナー)
Heaven and Hell (天国と地獄 序曲)
Carmen Prelude (カルメン 組曲一番終曲) 
William Tell Overture (ウィリアム・テル序曲)
Oklahoma Mixer (オクラホマミキサー)
Russian Folk Medley (ロシア民謡メドレー)
Hungarian Dance No.5 (ハンガリー舞曲 第5番)
Radetzky March (ラデツキー行進曲)
Classic From the New World (クラッシック 新世界より)

Game Song
Super Mario Bros. (スーパーマリオブラザーズ)
The Tower of Druaga Medley (ドルアーガの塔メドレー)
Ridge Racer
Soul Calibur II ~Brave Sword, Braver Soul~ (ソウルキャリバーⅡ~Brave Sword, Braver Soul~)
Mahou o Kakete! (魔法をかけて!)
Sky Kid (スカイキッド)
Valkyrie no Densetsu (ワルキューレの伝説)
Positive! (ポジティブ!)

Namco Original 
Off Rock (オフ・ロック)
Don-chan Sekai Ryokou (どんちゃん世界旅行)
Saturday Taiko Fever (サタデー太鼓フィーバー)
Hello! Don-chan (ハロー!どんちゃん)
Dragon Spirit Medley (ドラゴンスピリットメドレー)
Lovely-X (ラブリーX)

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