"This one's all about hitting the beat,
flipping it, and then nailing the backbeat.
Experience both sides of the rhythm!
— Lockstep Description

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ウラオモテ Ura omote


Lockstep title

BPM 162
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 27 (Rhythm Heaven)
72 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Lockstep soundtrack (Rhythm Heaven)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Song Used Lockstep song

Lockstep (ウラオモテ Ura Omote?, "Two-Faced") is the 27th minigame in Rhythm Heaven and the 72nd minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In this game, you must tap to keep the beat and then make transitions to the offbeats. Its sequel, Lockstep 2, is unlocked later on in Rhythm Heaven.


Lockstep English
Lockstep 3DS

In this game, the player plays the Stepswitcher in the center of the screen. The Stepswitchers will first begin stepping in beat after the clock signal in the background reaches its fourth tick. The player must step consistently in this same beat until one of the stepswitchers signals to step in offbeat to the rhythm. The rhythm will keep switching on and offbeat during the game when signaled. To confuse the player, the screen will zoom out, showing many more Stepswitchers.


Button Mode

  • A button: March

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: March

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The marching continues.
  • Barely: A small 'tick' sound is heard. The player should also notice that they are out of step with the others. A barely counts as a hit in Rhythm Heaven, but it counts as a miss in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.
  • Miss: The Stepswitchers on either side of the player will slap his head while doing their routine, creating a loud noise. The player will bend to the side with an X replacing each of its eyes.

Rating Notes


  • "Your Partners Say"

Try Again

  • "On the beat? You're a little off."
  • "Offbeat? More like just plain "off.""
  • "Sloppy work on the transitions."


  • "Hm..." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "I don't know..." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "Good enough..." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "I guess that was all right." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "Eh. Passable." (Rhythm Heaven Megamix only)


  • "You were all right on the beat."
  • "You hit the offbeats pretty well."
  • "Nice transitions between beats."


Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Famous Painting

Famous Painting Paranormal Phenomena
Famous Painting
It's creepy the way the painting's
eyes seem to follow you wherever
you go, but it's even creepier when
you mess up your rhythm and the
painting laughs at you. Also, it's a
bit embarrassing.

Challenge Train

  • Group Activity 2
  • Lockstep Lockdown (Super Hard!)

Skill Star

The Skill Star can be collected if you switch back to the beat near the end of the game.



  • The colors of the background changes for onbeat and offbeat routines and Stepswitchers's half bodies in this game were changed from the Japanese version for unknown reasons. The original colors were restored in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.
Japanese International Megamix
Lockstep Japanese Lockstep English Lockstep 3DS


Rhythm Heaven Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Heaven - Lockstep (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven - Lockstep (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Lockstep (Perfect) (English)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Lockstep (Perfect) (English)

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japaneseウラオモテ Ura Omote
FR FrenchRecto verso
DU GermanOffbits
ES SpanishA contratiempo
IT ItalianSincromarcia
KR Korean그림자스텝 Shadowstep

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