"Mission control, we encountered
a Martian! I'm going to attempt to
translate what it says.
— First Contact Description

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First Contact
通訳者 Interpreter
Story interpreter
BPM 104
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 13
Perfect Reward 1 Flow Ball

First Contact (通訳者 Interpreter) is the 13th minigame introduced in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In this game, the player controls Translator Tom, whose mission is to translate what the Martian is saying.

A sequel later appears in Citrus Tower under the title Second Contact.


As is expected, the gameplay is around translating what the Martian says. This is done by hitting the button in the same way that the Martian shows, as the alien will say something in a beat, and you must match said beat to translate him properly.

Story interpreter gameplay


Good dialog (Japanese)

People of Earth,

how do you do?

I live on Mars. (I am a Martian.)


We're glad you made it. (I want to become,)

You want to meet (really good friends)

my leader? (with you all.)

...Gotcha. (...Kidding.)

Last time... (Recently,)

Earthings visited... (I became aware.)

You left... (Katsudon)

behind PORK RICE BOWLS!! (is crazy delish!)

Mars will never... (And so)

be the same. (everyone,)

Kidding! (until)

Don't be a stranger! (our paths cross again!)

...Gotcha. (...Kidding.)

Bad dialog (Japanese)

Hey, carbon blobs! (Hey, you pricks!)

You are weird looking! (Sup?)

I am your ruler now. (It's me, of course!)


Hoping for... (With you pricks,)

mercy? (I wanna be)

Not a chance. (crappy friends with ya.)

Bow, worms! (Pfft! (losers))

Now I am... (How can I put it...)

hungry! (I'm hungry.)

Are you done? (It's a pain in the ass though,)

Hurry up and leave! (Pfft! (you losers))

I care not for... (I mean, whatever,)

your species. (you scumbags.)

But I hunger. (How can I put it,)

So hungry. (I'm hungry.)

Begone, insects! (Pfft! (losers))


Button Mode

  • A or D-Pad: Translate

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Translate

Timing Notes

  • Hit: Proper translation of the Martian's words occured.
  • Barely: Translator Tom will translate the Martian's words in a high-pitched voice. 
  • Miss: A question-mark is displayed over the failed section and fails to translate the rest of the sentence. If it is a fail from the first word then a different sentence will pop up in blue, this text says something that will make the Martian look bad.

Rating Notes


  • "Ground Control to Translator Tom"

Try Again

  • "Our new friend looks...dissatisfied."
  • "Who what now?"
  • "Erm, we couldn't quite make that out..."


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "You've bridged the gap between Earth and Mars!"
  • "We even caught the mumbly bits."
  • "They like pork rice bowls? Hey, WE like those too!"


Rhythm Item

Pork Rice Bowl

Pork Rice Bowl
Martian's Delight
Some Earthling astronauts left this delicious dish behind when they visited Mars. Everyone here loved it! I hear that there's a pork-rice-bowl restaurant opening next month.

Skill Star

When you translate the phrase "...Gotcha." at the perfect time, you will get the star.

Challenge Train

  • Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
  • Copycats (Super Hard!)



  • If one listens closely during the crowd amusement, they can hear the "call" command from Nintendogs which is another game from the Nintendo Series.
  • The Spaceball alien makes a cameo in OK epilogue screen.
  • The Superb Rating Notes say "You built the bridge between Earth and Mars.", as well as the notes being sent from "Ground Control to Translator Tom", which makes a reference to a song called Space Oddity by the late David Bowie.


Rhythm Heaven Megamix - First Contact (Perfect) (English)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - First Contact (Perfect) (English)

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 通訳者 Interpreter
FR French Interpréte martien-terrien
ES Spanish Primer contacto
D German Der erste Kontakt
IT Italian Primo Contatto
Flag of South Korea Korean 통역사 Interpreter