This article is about the version of Built to Scale that appears in Rhythm Heaven. For the version found in Rhythm Heaven Fever and Rhythm Heaven Megamix, see this.


"Feel the rhythm of
the factory line as
you build...stuff. It's
hard to explain, so
just try playing it.
— Built to Scale Description

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組み立て Kumitate
Built to Scale
BPM 98 - 131.9
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Game Number 1
Perfect Reward Built to Scale song
Song Used Built to Scale

Built to Scale (組み立て Assembly?) is the first game in Rhythm Heaven. It features recurring Widgets that you must shoot rods through. Getting a perfect unlocks the Built to Scale soundtrack. The sequel, Built to Scale 2, is unlocked later on.


Built to Scale Gameplay

Gameplay of Built to Scale

The player shoots a rod through the center of the squares that pass by each other. To rhythmically succeed in this game, the player must follow the pattern "do-re-mi-fa-sol" with the music, flicking on "sol". During the level, the screen becomes dark with a spot light in the middle and it becomes harder to rely on visuals. This part of the level forces the user to use the audio to win.


  • Flick: Shoot Rod

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The rod hits both squares and connects them with a satisfying clink sound.
  • Barely: The rod will hit both squares, but knock them down, only sending the rod itself down the conveyor belt. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The rod and squares never make contact, and the squares will roll into the nearby slots and disappear through them.

Rating Notes


  • "Built to Scale Results"

Try Again

  • "You're not quite there yet."
  • "Don't focus too much on visuals."


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


  • "Basics: Mastered!"
  • "You did great in the dark!"
  • "Way to nail the ending!"




A demo was released on the Nintendo Channel around 2008 for Rhythm Heaven. It featured Built to Scale, one of the three games playable in the demo.


  • This is the first of the three Built to Scale games to be officially named Built to Scale.
    • This is the only one to have 3D graphics.
  • Missing the last widget costs you the medal.
  • This is the only time (not counting Built to Scale 2) in which the rods are white, as opposed to red in other installments.
  • The audio cues are part of the song used. Due to this, if the visual cues are altered, they would not make any sound. The same goes for its sequel.
  • This game and it's sequel are the only two 3D games in the series that did not return in Megamix.


Rhythm Heaven - Built to Scale (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven - Built to Scale (Perfect) (English)-0

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japanese 組み立て Kumitate
US English (US)
UK English (UK)
FR French A la chaîne
ES Spanish A Escala
D German Beatfabrik
IT Italian Fatti ad arte
KR Korean 부품 조립 Component Assembly

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