Air Rally
Keep the rally going in this
badminton game! Try not to
let the birdie go out of
bounds, though...
ConsoleWii Icon Rhythm Heaven Fever
Air Rally
Have you ever played
badminton this high up?
Try not to drop the
shuttlecocks, because
it's a long way down!
ConsoleWii Icon Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise
Air Rally 2
You know what livens up
a long plane trip? Badminton.
It makes the miles just fly by!

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Air Rally 2
かえってきた バドミントン Kaettekita Badominton

Air Rally

Return of air rally

BPM 182
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 13 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
35 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Baxter and Forthington (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Air Rally 2 (かえってきた バドミントン Kaettekita Badominton?, "Return of Badminton"), knows in Rhythm Heaven Fever as Air Rally (バドミントン Badominton?, "Badminton"), is the 13th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 35th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It features Baxter and Forthington playing badminton in the sky. It's the sequel to Air Rally in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.


Air Rally gameplay
Air rally

The Gameplay is the exact same as the prequel, but the tempo is now much faster. The game takes place much higher in the sky.

In addition to the increased tempo and altered aesthetics, the game will attempt to visually mislead the player by having the two planes distance from each other. The beat remains the same, however, so don't be fooled!


  • Ⓐ/Tap: Swing racket

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The player hits the shuttlecock towards Forthington.
  • Early!/Late!: The player hits the shuttlecock, but it is knocked to the side, and Forthington serves another one.
  • Miss...: The shuttlecock flies past the player, and Forthington serves another one.


ConsoleWii Icon
Local Birds' Thoughts
GradingNG Wii
You missed a lot of returns.
The changes really threw you.
The fast ones zapped past you.
GradingOK Wii
Eh. Good enough.
GradingHI Wii
You kept that rally going!
You matched the changes well.
You handled the fast shots well.
ConsoleWii Icon
The geese say...
GradingNG Wii
That couldn't even be called a rally.
You didn't hit the rhythm changes.
You let the fast ones get past you!
GradingOK Wii
Good try.
GradingHI Wii
That was a great rally!
You coped well with rhythm changes.
You took the fast shots in your swing.
Console3DS Icon
Local Birds' Thoughts
GradingNG 3DS
The long shots zapped past you.
You missed a lot of returns.
The changes really threw you.
GradingOK 3DS
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS
You kept that rally going!
You handled the long shots well.
You matched the changes well.


Rhythm Heaven Fever

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Baxter's Racket

Baxter's Racket Forthington's Rival
Baxter's Racket
Item holder
Ever since Baxter started using this racket, I haven't been able to keep up with him! I can't believe how much better he's gotten--I must practice...and maybe buy a new racket!

Skill Star

After you pass the boat in the background and the rhythm changes, hit the shuttlecock at the right moment the second time to collect the star.

Challenge Train

  • Be a Good Sport
  • Extreme Sports (Super Hard!)
  • Back and So Forth (Super Hard!)



  • The name's Baxter and Forthington are a pun on "back and forth", referencing how the birdie is hit back and forth in the game.
  • Sometimes in the background, the player can see the Blue Birds and their captain from Rhythm Heaven flying through the sky, replacing the normal birds. One can also be seen in the Superb epilogue screen.
  • If you miss the last shot of the game, Forthington says, "Come on! You can't miss the last shot! How lame is that! Anyway, good game!"
  • There is no practice for this game in Megamix, but there is a new one that changes distance between Forthington's place to far away while Baxter's place on his right side, making it difficult to hit the shuttlecock at the same time. This is one of a few times that a new cue wasn’t given or mentioned in a practice; the others including Night Walk 2, Bon Dance, Karate Man 2 (GBA), Marching Orders 2, Sneaky Spirits 2, the GBA sequel, Karate Man, The Dazzles 2, & Glee Club 2 (DS).
  • The second "Bu-bum bum bum!" was changed in Megamix.
  • A Threefish from Catch of the Day is in the sprite sheet for this game, but it went completely unused.


Rhythm Heaven Fever Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Heaven Fever ~ Air Rally (Perfect)

Rhythm Heaven Fever ~ Air Rally (Perfect)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Air Rally 2 (Perfect) (English)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Air Rally 2 (Perfect) (English)

In Other Languages

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Language Name Meaning
JP Japaneseバドミントン
US EnglishAir Rally
FR FrenchBadminton
DU GermanBadminton
ES SpanishA vuelaplumaA feather fly
IT ItalianPartita al voloMatch on the fly
NL DutchAir Rally[1]
PT PortugueseAir Rally[2]
KR Korean배드민턴

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Language Name Meaning
JP Japaneseかえってきた バドミントン
Kaettekita Badominton
Return of Badminton
US EnglishAir Rally 2
FR FrenchBadminton extrêmeExtreme Badminton
DU GermanBadminton 2
ES SpanishA vuelapluma 2A feather fly 2
IT ItalianPartita al volo 2Match on the fly 2
KR Korean돌아온 배드민턴
Dol-aon Baedeuminteon
Return of Badminton


  1. [1], Iwata vraagt: Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise, 3. Bruidstaart en Ringside
  2. [2], Iwata Pergunta: Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise, 3. Bolo de casamento e Ringside

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