Blue Birds
The captain might seem a
little intense. He'll get mad
if you mess up, but just let
it roll off you like water
off a duck's back.
ConsoleDS Icon Rhythm Heaven
Blue Birds
The captain is a little intense. He'll
get mad if you mess up, but just let
it roll like water off a duck's back.

Console3DS Icon Rhythm Heaven Megamix
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Blue Birds
ブルーバーズ burūbāzu

Blue birds

Blue Birds title 3DS

BPM 125 (during practice)
130 (during gameplay)
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 8 (Rhythm Heaven)
24 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Blue Bird Diary (Rhythm Heaven)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Blue Birds (ブルーバーズ burūbāzu) is the 8th rhythm game in Rhythm Heaven and the 24th game in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In this game, the player controls a member of the Blue Birds, following orders from Captain Blue Bird, a duck. A sequel is later unlocked in Rhythm Heaven called Blue Birds 2.


Blue Birds
Blue Birds gameplay 3DS

The objective of this game is to remain in sync with the other two birds when Captain Blue Bird says "peck your beak" or "stretch out your neck!" React just in time to make the rightmost blue bird peck his beak to the ground together with the other two blue birds. Hold down to make him hold his beak to the ground, and then flick the stylus/release the A button/the tap to stretch up his neck along with the other two. When Captain Blue Bird slides out of the player's view, flashbacks can be seen above the blue birds, showing the three members undergoing training, among other things.


Rhythm Heaven

  • Tap: Peck
  • Hold stylus and flick: Stretch neck

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Button Mode

  • A button: Peck
  • Hold A button and release: Stretch neck

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Peck
  • Hold and release stylus: Stretch neck

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The Captain looks pleased. On the neck stretches, the Captain blushes.
  • Barely: The blue bird stretches his neck too early or late and will cramp his neck. A "boink" sound can be heard when the player doesn't peck in time. The Captain gets angry and huffs. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: If the blue bird pecks when not supposed to, a sweat drop will appear on his head. Otherwise, a miss will appear the same as a barely.


ConsoleDS Icon
The captain says...
GradingNG DS
Where's your team spirit?
That last part didn't look too good.
GradingOK DS
Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
GradingHI DS
Nice pecking, waaugh!
Those last three were good.
Console3DS Icon
The Captain Barks
GradingNG 3DS
Where's your team spirit?
Your stretching was a bit of a reach.
GradingOK 3DS
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS
Nice pecking, waaugh!
Nice stretching, rookie!


Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item


Sunglasses A Tender Moment
Item holder
It's too bright! There's pollen in the air! I just yawned! I am NOT crying! I'm not hiding behind sunglasses! Your hard work and dedication did NOT move me to tears! Get back to your station!

Skill Star

At the very end of the game, the player has to hold the A button or stylus after Captain Blue Bird says "stretch out your neck!" and release it at the right moment to collect the star.



  • Missing any of the last three "Stretch out your neck!" cues will cost the player the Superb.
    • Missing all three of them will give the player a Try Again.
  • This game has "Fin." in Rhythm Heaven Megamix instead of "To be continued." like in Rhythm Heaven at the end of the game because the sequel does not appear in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.
    • Ironically in Samurai Slice, it still says "To be continued..." despite its sequel not appearing either.
  • Blue Birds is one of the only two games whose songs are imported to Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS/Wii U in the Miiverse stage, the other being Monkey Watch from Rhythm Heaven Fever.
  • The miss animation for when the Blue Bird stretches his neck too late or early was redrawn for the international versions for unknown reasons. All versions of Rhythm Heaven Megamix use the original Japanese animation.
  • While the captain has a yellow music note in Heaven, it was removed in Megamix for unknown reasons. However, the sprite is still in the game files.
Japanese International
BBirdneckfail JP BBirdneckfail EU

Gameplay Video

Rhythm Heaven Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Heaven - Blue Birds (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven - Blue Birds (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Blue Birds (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Blue Birds (Perfect) (English)-0

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japaneseブルーバーズ Blue Birds
FR FrenchLes trois bleus
DU GermanBlaukäppchen
ES SpanishAves marciales
IT ItalianBecchi Blu
KR Korean블루버드특공대Blue Bird Troops

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