Big Rock Finish
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.
ConsoleDS Icon Rhythm Heaven
Big Rock Finish
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.

Console3DS Icon Rhythm Heaven Megamix
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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 130 (A),
142 (B),
290 (C),
150 (D),
70 (E),
160 (F),
200 (G),
140 (H)
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 Short Live?) is the 22nd minigame in Rhythm Heaven and the 95th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. This game is about the three of the Tiny Ghosts who are rocking out at a late-night show on a table.


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Big Rock Finish gameplay 3DS

The player is Ecto, the white ghost, who is next to Boo-boo, the green ghost. The player is supposed to strum and jump in sync with the ghost next to it. The drummer, Spooky, in the back, will count to 3 (although he sometimes goes 1, 2, 1, 2, 3), then give the player 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". Assuming strumming starts on beat 0, the first to third strums make a triplet, with the third strum being on beat 1's offbeat and the fourth strum being on beat 2.


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. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The crowd will boo the Tiny Ghosts and Boo-boo will clear his throat.


ConsoleDS Icon
Spooky says...
GradingNG DS
Boo! Were you even listening!?
Your strumming was a little loose.
That was not a big rock finish...
GradingOK DS
Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
GradingHI DS
You're right on the count!
Your guitar work was tight!
You rocked solid at the end!
Console3DS Icon
After-Show Notes
GradingNG 3DS
Boo! Were you even listening!?
...You'd better work on the fast songs.
GradingOK 3DS
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS
You're right on the count!
Your fingers were on fire for the fast songs!


Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

CD Album Introducing the Band!
CD Album
Item holder
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 from a selection of a few set orders, 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 French, German, Italian and Spanish versions of Rhythm Heaven Megamix, but Spooky's voice keeps its different dubs.
  • The Japanese version has a different prologue. Instead of ghosts on the letters, It is a spotlight on an empty table. The one 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.
    • A glitch can be performed in Rhythm Heaven Megamix by playing the game until this song, and the pausing and quiting the game. This will cause the timing window to be larger than usual while playing any other game, and can be canceled by playing Big Rock Finish again and getting past Big Rock Finish C, or by resetting the game.
  • The player does not have to stop their guitar strum after a note to achieve a superb.
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 Meaning
JP JapaneseショートライブShort Live
US EnglishBig Rock Finish
UK UK EnglishBig Rock Finish
FR FrenchBal des espritsBall of the Spirits
DU GermanSpukrock-FinaleSpookrock Finale
ES SpanishGran Final Rockero (Rhythm Paradise)
Gran final roquero (Rhythm Paradise Megamix)
Grand Rocker Final
IT ItalianGran finale rockGrand finale rock
KR Korean미니 라이브Mini-live

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