Exhibition Match
OK, Mr. Big Batting Hero,
time to show off your skills
in an exhibition match. Don't
let anything get past you!
ConsoleWii Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Fever
Exhibition Match
You're up as the star hitter!
Swinging wildly won't
impress the audience so
put on a good show!
ConsoleWii Icon.png Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise
Exhibition Match
OK, Mr. Big Batting Hero, time to
show off your skills in an exhibition
match. Don't let anything get past you!

Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Exhibition Match (バッティングショー Batingu Sho?, "Batting Show") is the 23rd game in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 16th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. This game's setting is in a baseball field and requires the player to swing at baseballs.


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The player controls Slugger, the batter in yellow on the left side of a baseball field. On the other side of the field is the Pitcher, a young girl wearing pink. She will throw a baseball at the batter. The baseball will be thrown behind a curtain and will fly out after four beats. The player needs to swing on the fifth beat to hit the ball.

The entire game revolves around trying to mislead the player. Although you only need to swing on the fifth beat, the game will try to use visuals and sound to confuse the player. This includes making the screen visibly beat in an unhelpful pattern, zooming in, cutting off music, and at one point zooming all the way out of the park. 

In the end, its revealed that the curtain in the middle was hiding a monkey. It turns out that it was catching the ball from the pitcher and throwing them at the batter after five beats, causing the delay.


  • Ⓐ/Tap: Swing bat

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The batter will successfully hit the ball at the screen (literally breaking it at one point) as the crowd cheers. The more hits the player make as the game goes on, the more the batter will show off, doing things like waving his bat. The pitcher will also get more upset and nervous as more hits are made, and will even throw her hat on the ground if the first five throws are hit. Before the last throw, she will sweat when the monkey is shown.
  • Early!/Late!: The batter will simply tap the ball as it falls to the ground. The pitcher will be happy when this happens.
  • Miss...: Not even hitting the ball when swinging will cause the batter to spin around from the swing, the audience amused. Not swinging at all will cause the batter to look confused as the ball goes past him. Either way, the pitcher will be happy.


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Monkey Umpire's Call
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Your swing seemed a bit shaky.
You had trouble when it got quiet.
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Eh. Good enough.
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You had a nice, solid swing there!
You hit it even without audio cues!
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Monkey Umpire says...
GradingNG Wii.png
Your swing looked a bit shaky.
GradingOK Wii.png
Good try.
GradingHI Wii.png
Your swing was nice and relaxed.
You coped without audio cues.
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Monkey Umpire's Call
GradingNG 3DS.png
Your swing seemed a bit shaky.
You had trouble when it got quiet.
GradingOK 3DS.png
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS.png
You had a nice, solid swing there!
You hit it even without audio cues!


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GradingNG Wii.png
GradingOK Wii.png
GradingHI Wii.png
Epilogue Wii Exhibition Match NG.png Epilogue Wii Exhibition Match OK.png Epilogue Wii Exhibition Match HI.png
I...lost? Let's call it a tie. Good match. We won't see THAT one again!


It's a draw. Good show!

That one's out of the stadium!
Console3DS Icon.png
GradingNG 3DS.png
GradingOK 3DS.png
GradingHI 3DS.png
Epilogue 3DS Exhibition Match NG.PNG Epilogue 3DS Exhibition Match OK.PNG Epilogue 3DS Exhibition Match HI.PNG
I...lost? Let's call it a tie. Good match. We won't see THAT one again!

Rhythm Item

Team Logo Alternate Strategy
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Only the best batters get to appear in these exhibition matches, but I hear that at least one got there by just being a big, scary guy that no one wanted to refuse.

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears during the furthest zoom out in the game.

Challenge Land

Exhibition Match appears in the following Challenge Train courses:



  • The game's theme is reminiscent of the Rhythm Tengoku game Spaceball.
  • This game and Spaceball both show up in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, meaning the game has two separate Baseball games.
  • When the pitcher walks back, one can see her walking through the hat she threw on the ground. This error was fixed in Megamix.
  • The VS screen featuring Pitcher and Slugger in Megamix was redrawn. A comparison can be seen below.
Rhythm Heaven Fever Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Pitcher VS Slugger Fever.png Exhibition Match 3DS.PNG
  • In the Japanese and PAL version, the logo at the bottom says “Batting Show”, while in the American version, it says “Batting Exhibition” instead.
  • The game has many similarities to Big Rock Finish from the previous game.
    • Both have the same crowd cheer sound effect at the beginning.
    • Both are on Set 5 of their games.
    • Both involve performing the action after waiting until the end of a measure.
  • While it zooms out, The background is actually from New York City Pre-September 2001, Just in black and white.


Rhythm Heaven Fever Rhythm Heaven Megamix
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In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP.svg Japanese バッティングショー
Batting Show
FR.svg French Baseball
DU.svg German Baseball
IT.svg Italian Baseball Show
ES.svg Spanish Exhibición de bateo Batting exhibition
KR.svg Korean 배팅 쇼
Baeting Syo
Batting Show
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