Taiko no Tatsujin Kimidori Version Arcade Machine is the fourth upgrade to Taiko 2011 music and rhythm game arcade model and uses a yellow-green theme.
It comes seven months after Momoiro Version (hence making Momoiro the shortest Taiko HD cycle yet) and once again all of its Banapassport features are carried over, like the Rewards Shop and the upgraded title and outfit customization features, as well as all the events and other stuff.
The game is for 1-2 players and consists of two big taiko drums and a large screen. Each player has its own drum and two drum sticks, however the game can also be played as a one player game where you use one or both of the drums.
The game is a 1 on 1, versus style music game, and each game consists of three rounds or songs. Each song has it's own difficulty, and both players can choose their own difficulty level when in versus mode.
How to Play: Players must use their drumsticks to hit the drum as indicated on screen; the drum has two parts, the main section of the drum and the outer rim of the drum. On the screen you will see symbols moving across the screen and when they go past the left handside of the screen you hit the drum in the way that corresponds to the symbol. Small red faces means hit the centre of the drum once; the small blue face means hit the outer rim of the drum once; and a large red or blue face means to hit the appropriate section with both sticks. The drum strikes will go in rhymthm to the song you’ve chosen.
Besides the new songs, this software upgrade introduces more folders for Banapassport players to sort songs in more ways, in addition to the already-available 'Osusume' (popular) folder and the Recently Played folder. While some of the new folders are permanent and are there for convenience ('Favorite', 'Taiko School' , etc.), many others are made for special events such as a folder for the firmware's latest songs and collaboration events (Touhou Arrange and Taiko 3DS 2 songs). Other minor graphical changes have been made through both the menu selection and in-game screen as well.
There are 23 secret songs, 67 Ura (1 pl) songs, 80 songs delivered via updates post-release, with a total of 424 songs.