"The key to karate, as in all other
things, is rhythm. Now, let us throw
some stuff at you for you to punch.
— Karate Man Description

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Karate Man
カラテ家 Karateka
Story karate man
BPM 120
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 1
Perfect Reward 1 Flow Ball

Karate Man (カラテ家 Karateka?) is the 1st minigame and a short variation of Karate Man from Rhythm Tengoku that appears in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In this game, you are playing as Karate Joe who must punch flying objects off-screen. The game scenery is pink with light-pink circles. A sequel later appears in Honeybee Tower under the title Karate Man Returns!.


Karate Man Story gameplay

The game revolves around Karate Joe punching objects. As objects fly by the character, the player must press A to punch them off-screen.


Button Mode

  • A: Punch

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Punch

Timing Notes

  • Hit: Karate Joe will punch the object off-screen.
  • Barely: Karate Joe will wince as the object lands on the ground just in front of him. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: Karate Joe will gasp as the object flies past him.

Rating Notes


  • "Wisdom from the Master"

Try Again

  • "You needed to focus on the basics."
  • "Your triple punches were poor."
  • "Try harder next time."


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "You have skill in the fundamentals."
  • "Your triple punches were precise!"


Rhythm Item

Soccer Ball

Soccer Ball
Karate Memory #1
As a kid, I dreamed of being a soccer player. My father wouldn't hear of it. "You must master karate before you leave my house!" I still live in the basement.

Skill Star

To collect the first Skill Star, punch the soccer ball at the right moment later in the minigame.

Challenge Train

  • Simplicity Is Best
  • Karate Joe vs. the Monster



  • This is one of the few games to have different epilogue screens in both versions, except for the Try Again screen, as it stays the same as the original, but with a slight change. It is switched to the right, rather than the left.
  • Like the Karate Man game in Rhythm Tengoku, this is the first game you play.

Gameplay Video

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Karate Man (Perfect) (English)-1

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Karate Man (Perfect) (English)-1

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japanese カラテ家 Karate Man
US English (US) Karate Man Karate Man
UK English (UK) Karate Man Karate Man
FR French Karatéka Karate Man
ES Spanish Kárate Killo Karate Killo
D German Karateka! Karate Man!
IT Italian Karate Ka Karate Ka
KR Korean 격투가 The Fighter

Start a Discussion Discussions about Karate Man

  • Make a challenge!

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    • Declberg wrote:LegsHaveLegs wrote:Spamming Mix Description: Just keep pressing A! 1. Frog Hop (Tempo Up 35%) 2. Working Dough 2 (Monster) ...
    • LegsHaveLegs wrote:Declberg wrote:LegsHaveLegs wrote:Spamming Mix Description: Just keep pressing A! 1. Frog Hop (Tempo Up 35%) 2. Work...
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