"These ghosts are rocking out
at a late-night show. Bedtime's coming,
though, so they have to keep the songs
on the short side.
— Big Rock Finish Description

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Big Rock Finish
ショートライブ Shōto Raibu

Big rock finish

Big Rock Finish title 3DS

BPM Varies
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 22 (Rhythm Heaven)
95 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Concert Poster (Rhythm Heaven)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Big Rock Finish (ショートライブ Shōto Raibu?, "Short Live") is the 22nd minigame in Rhythm Heaven and the 95th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. This game is about three Tiny Ghosts who are rocking out at a late-night show on a table.


WA BGR cameo
Big Rock Finish gameplay 3DS

The player is portrayed by one of the tiny ghosts: Ecto, the white ghost, who is in the front towards the right next to Boo-boo, the green one. The player is supposed to strum and jump in sync with the other Tiny Ghost next to it. The drummer, Spooky, in the back, will count to 3 (although he sometimes goes 1, 2, 1, 2, 3), giving you the cue to start strumming. The signal is usually near the climactic ending of the background song. There are 8 songs in total, named "Big Rock Finish A" through "Big Rock Finish H". The first and fourth strums are worth two beats, while the second and third are worth one. There are a total of four strums.


Rhythm Heaven

  • Hold Stylus: Preparing to strum
  • Flick: Strum guitar

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Button Mode

  • A button: Strum guitar

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Strum guitar

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The crowd will applaud loudly and Boo-boo will shout out an appreciative "thank you!"
  • Barely: The crowd will applaud and Boo-boo will say "thank you." The notes for a barely will sound slightly off key.
  • Miss: The crowd will boo the Tiny Ghosts and Boo-boo will clear his throat.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven


  • "Spooky says..."

Try Again

  • "Boo! Were you even listening!?"
  • "Your strumming was a little loose."
  • "That was not a big rock finish..."


  • "Hm..."
  • "I don't know..."
  • "Good enough..."
  • "I guess that was all right."


  • "You're right on the count!"
  • "Your guitar work was tight!"
  • "You rocked solid at the end!"

Rhythm Heaven Megamix


  • "After-Show Notes"

Try Again

  • "Boo! Were you even listening!?"
  • "...You'd better work on the fast songs."


  • "Eh. Passable..."


  • "You're right on the count!"
  • "Your fingers were on fire for the fast songs!"


Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

CD Album

CD Album
Introducing the Band!
Thanks for coming out! What a night! Let me introduce the other members of Tiny Ghosts! On drums, Spooky! On bass, Boo-boo! And I'm Ecto! You've been great! Good night!

Skill Star

During the "Big Rock Finish E" track, when the spotlights go blue and Spooky says one, two, three, perfect the fourth strum to collect the Skill Star.



  • The crowd consists of ghosts of many different kinds, one of which is a Sneaky Spirit.
  • The songs "Big Rock Finish B" through "Big Rock Finish G" are played in random order, but "Big Rock Finish A" is always first, and "Big Rock Finish H" is always last.
  • The music in Remix 7 is an extended version of "Big Rock Finish A".
  • The "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah Yeah!" cue during strumming presents its English dub in the German, Spanish, French and Italian versions of Rhythm Heaven Megamix, but Spooky's voice keeps its different dubs.
  • The Japanese version has a different opening banner. Instead of ghosts on the letters, It is a spotlight on an empty table. The title screen used in Rhythm Heaven Megamix is based on the Japanese one.
  • Big Rock Finish contains the fastest song in the franchise, with Big Rock Finish C having a BPM of 290.
Japanese International Megamix
Japanese Big rock finish Big rock finish Big Rock Finish title 3DS


Rhythm Heaven - Big Rock Finish (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven - Big Rock Finish (Perfect) (English)-0

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese ショートライブ "Short Live"
FR French Bal des esprits
ES Spanish Gran Final Rockero (Rhythm Paradise)
Gran final roquero (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
D German Spukrock-Finale
IT Italian Gran finale rock
Flag of South Korea Korean 미니 라이브 "Mini-live"