"OK, Mr. Big Batting Hero,
time to show off your skills
in an exhibition match. Don't
let anything get past you!
— Exhibition Match Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever and Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

"You're up as the star hitter!
Swinging wildly won't
impress the audience so
put on a good show!
— Exhibition Match Description (Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise)

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Exhibition Match
バッティングショー Battingu Shoo

Exhibition Match

Exhibition match 3ds

BPM 120
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 23 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
16 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Exhibition Match song (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Song Used

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.


Exhibition Match Wii gameplay
Exhibition match 3ds gameplay
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.


Button Mode

  • A: Swing bat

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Swing bat

Timing Notes

  • Hit: 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.
  • Barely: The batter will simply tap the ball as it falls to the ground. The pitcher will be happy when this happens. A barely counts as a miss.
  • 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.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven Fever and Rhythm Heaven Megamix


  • "Monkey Umpire's Call"

Try Again

  • "Your swing seemed a bit shaky."
  • "You had trouble when it got quiet."


  • "Eh. Good enough." (Only in Rhythm Heaven Fever)
  • "Eh. Passable." (Only in Rhythm Heaven Megamix)


  • "You had a nice, solid swing there!"
  • "You hit it even without audio cues!"

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise


  • "Monkey Umpire says..."

Try Again

  • "Your swing looked a little shaky."
  • "You had trouble when it got quiet."


  • "Good try."


  • "Your swing was nice and relaxed."
  • "You coped without audio cues."


Rhythm Heaven Fever

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

There is no name. There is no title.
Team Logo
There is no description.

Skill Star

When the camera zooms way out to show the audience, press A at the right moment to collect the star.

Challenge Train

  • Aim True
  • Be a Good Sport
  • Extreme Sports (Super Hard!)
  • So Many Monkeys!
  • All or Nothing!
  • Hello, Ladies...



  • The game's general gameplay and controls make it 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.
  • In the Japanese 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.
Rhythm Heaven Fever Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Pitcher VS Slugger Fever Exhibition Match 3DS


Rhythm Heaven Fever Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Heaven Fever ~ Exhibition Match (Perfect)

Rhythm Heaven Fever ~ Exhibition Match (Perfect)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Exhibition Match (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Exhibition Match (Perfect) (English)-0

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japaneseバッティングショー Batting Show
FR FrenchBaseball
DU GermanBaseball
ES SpanishExhibición de bateo
IT ItalianBaseball Show
KR Korean배팅 쇼 Batting Show

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