"(The hopping round balls. Those are good things. Don't drop them!)
— Bouncy Road Description (Rhythm Tengoku)

"(The hopping round balls. Those are good things. Carry them and don't drop them!)
— Bouncy Road Description (Rhythm Tengoku Arcade)

"See that ball bouncing down
the road? You wouldn't want
to let it fall...would you?
— Bouncy Road Description (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

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Bouncy Road
ホッピングロード Hopping Road

Hopping Road

Hopping Road 3DS

BPM 154
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 25 (Tengoku)
91 (Megamix)
Perfect Reward Matte Drum (Tengoku)
1 Flow Ball (Megamix)

Bouncy Road (ホッピングロード Hopping Road?) is the 19th game in Rhythm Tengoku and the 91st in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In this game, two Sphere Dudes need your help to bounce off the balls that bounce down the road. Don't let them roll off. A sequel appears later on in Rhythm Tengoku called Bouncy Road 2.


Hop hopping
Hopping road

The game features a long, curving stretch of circular platforms. From the furthest platform, a ball spawns and begins to bounce along each of the platforms getting closer and closer to the screen. At the center and closest part of the screen is a yellow pole alongside a red pole. As the ball approaches, it will bounce along the other platforms in rhythm, until finally approaching the yellow and red ones, where the player must simultaneously use the A button and D-Pad respectfully to carry the ball across the end of the curve.


Button Mode

  • D-Pad: Bounce Red Pole
  • A: Bounce Yellow Pole

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Bounce Either Pole

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The ball bounces off the platform and continues its journey.
  • Barely: In Rhythm Tengoku, The ball continues its path but this counts as a miss, In Rhythm Heaven Megamix the ball will bounce off the platform, but make a faltering noise and fall. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The balls hits the platform and just rolls off.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Tengoku


  • "かぜのウワサ" (The Wind's Gossip)

Try Again

  • "きほんが できてないよね。" (The basics are not down.)
  • "連続ジャンプで ミスが目立ちすぎよね。" (The mistakes stand out on the consecutive hops.)


  • "う~ん..." (Yeah...)
  • "まぁまぁ、 かな。" (OK, I guess?)
  • "とりあえず..." (Anyway...)
  • "よしと します。" (You did your best.)


  • "連続ジャンプが ファンタスティックだわ!" (The successive hops are fantastic!)
  • "いい判断だったよね!" (You had good judgement!)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix


  • "Spheroid Impressions"

Try Again

  • "You, uh, dropped many of us."
  • "You panicked when we came down in a group."


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "Thanks for helping us along!"
  • "Even when there were lots of us, you kept your cool."


Rhythm Tengoku

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item


Childhood's End
"I bought this for my son because I heard it was the big, popular toy this year. It turns out that it's even MORE popular with adults. They build these huge structures and hold tournaments and stuff!"

Skill Star

When you're near the end of the game and have one medium and fast ball, bounce the medium ball with a red pole perfectly to collect the star.

Challenge Train

  • Round-Object Fan Club



  • Strangely, the epilogues for this game in Rhythm Heaven Megamix have the Sphere Dudes smiling no matter what, while in Rhythm Tengoku, they have different expressions.
  • This game's Practice is one of the few in Rhythm Tengoku that doesn't explain the controls to the player via text. It received a tutorial in the arcade version, in addition to the original Practice. In Rhythm Heaven Megamix, the Practice was reworked to include an explanation instead.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japanese ホッピングロード Hopping Road
US English (US) Bouncy Road Bouncy Road
UK English (UK) Bouncy Road Bouncy Road
FR French Tempo mécano Mechanical tempo
ES Spanish Bolas saltarinas Jumping balls
D German Klackerkugeln Rolling Clackers
IT Italian Strada salterina Jumping road
KR Korean 통통 로드 Tonk-Tonk Road

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