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Rhythm Game

Rhythm Games (リズムゲーム Rizumu Gēmu?), informally known as Minigames[1] or just games, are the main feature of each installment in the Rhythm Heaven Series.

Description

After the player gets past the Introduction, the first rhythm game is available to play. These games can be played with buttons (or sometimes tap controls) to the beat of the music, the timing depending on each game. Most games allow the player to Practice before diving into the real thing, which can be skipped. The player can pause the game and quit at any time. In Rhythm Heaven Megamix, they also have the option to start over, instead of quitting and reopening the game all over again.

After reaching the end of the game, the player receives a rank depending on their performance. If the player gets at least an OK, they unlock the next game. If the player gets a Superb, they also earn a Medal, and the game will be eligible for a Perfect Campaign. After the clearing of a game, the player's Flow score is recalculated based on their performance, though it doesn't impact the game in any way[2]. Each game is part of a stage, which usually ends with a Remix containing the games from the respective stage. Rhythm Tengoku contains five games per stage and a Remix[3][4][5], Rhythm Heaven and Rhythm Heaven Fever contain four games per stage and a Remix[6], while Rhythm Heaven Megamix has several lands with four games each, and towers containing four games and a Remix, all still collectively referred to as stages[7].

In Rhythm Heaven Megamix, rhythm games are part of the story, where the player and Tibby must clear them in order to restore the flow to each Land and Tower they visit. The player's flow serves as a mark of progress in this game, and is integral to the story[8]. It does not get calculated based on the player's recent performance, instead it simply shows the player's average score across all rhythm games. It also impacts the difficulty in Figure Fighter VS. There are 18 rhythm games available only in the Shop, where they can only be purchased with Flow Balls. Playing all games is commemorated with a Badge.

Versions

Epilogue GBA Marcher 2 OK.png

Some rhythm games have modified versions. While these are not given a catch-all name within the games, for the purposes of the Rhythm Heaven Wiki, these are dubbed "versions", derived from internal data in Rhythm Heaven, Rhythm Heaven Fever and Rhythm Heaven Megamix, where the graphics files for these are stored in folders labeled "ver0", "ver1" and so on, or "ver_long", "ver_arrange" and such. The internal data for Rhythm Heaven Megamix is used to label the following versions as such:

Lore-wise, each version can be seen as a part of the general story to a rhythm game; for example, most Arrange versions are presented as a sequel to the story shown in the Long version. Meanwhile, the story seen in the Short versions is shown to lead in to that of the Long version, making it a prequel.

Other Versions

There are other versions a game can have, though most of them are internally labeled the same as what the Long versions are in their respective games. These don't award Medals or Perfects.

The Endless Games in Rhythm Heaven Megamix first appear as a challenge given by the Gatekeeper Trio, who offer three trials of varying difficulty. Clearing all of these trials unlocks the Endless Game proper at the Museum.

  • 初級 (Beginner?): The internal name given to the Saffron Trial of each game.
  • 中級 (Intermediate?): The internal name given to the Saltwater Trial of each game.
  • 上級 (Advanced?): The internal name given to the Paprika Trial of each game.

List of Rhythm Games

See also: List of Scrapped Rhythm Games

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP.svg Japanese リズムゲーム
Rizumu Gēmu
Rhythm Game
US.svg English Rhythm Game
FR.svg French Mini-jeux Mini-games
DU.svg German Rhythmusspiele Rhythm game
IT.svg Italian Minigiochi Minigames
ES.svg Spanish Minijuego Minigame
NL.svg Dutch Minigames[9][10]
Ritmespellen[11]
Minigames
Rhythm games
PT.svg Portuguese Jogos de ritmo[12][13][14] Rhythm games
RU.svg Russian Ритмические игры[15]
Ritmicheskiye igry
Rhythm games
KR.svg Korean 리듬 게임
Lideum Geim
Rhythm Game

References

  1. Nintendo Power Issue 240, Page 66, April 2009
  2. "I hope you're not spending too much time worrying about Flow... You know what I mean. It's the number that rises or falls when you finish a game. The way I see it, it's like Flow is an evaluation of your overall progress. If you've got a good Flow score, you've probably got a good sense of rhythm. But your score won't affect the game at all. So don't sweat it too much. See you around." ~ Barista, Rhythm Heaven
  3. "ステージ 1" (Stage 1) ~ On-screen message on the game select, Rhythm Tengoku
  4. "ステージを選んでね♪" (Choose a stage♪) ~ On-screen message on the game select, Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)
  5. "ステージを選択してね" (Please select a stage) ~ Voiceover on the game select, Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)
  6. "リミックス(ステージ1)" (Remix (Stage 1)) ~ Debug Menu, Rhythm Heaven Fever
  7. "Just press  to go on to the next stage." ~ Boondog, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  8. "As you play through the story of Rhythm Heaven Megamix... we would like to show you the importance of one thing. That thing is "Flow." I'm going to step out for a moment to make some coffee..." ~ Narrator, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  9. Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo DS | Games | Nintendo
  10. Rhythm Paradise Megamix | Nintendo 3DS | Games | Nintendo
  11. Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise Officiële site
  12. Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise Site oficial
  13. Rhythm Paradise Megamix | Nintendo 3DS | Jogos | Nintendo
  14. "Mais de 100 jogos de ritmo!" ~ Rhythm Paradise Megamix Back Cover (Spanish/Portuguese)
  15. Rhythm Paradise Megamix | Nintendo 3DS | Игры | Nintendo
Rhythm Tengoku (GBA/Arcade)
Rhythm Games STAGE 1
KaratekaRhythm DatsumoMarcherAir BatterPachi Pachi SanninshuRemix 1
STAGE 2
Shiroi ObakeSamurai Slice icon.pngKossori RatBaikin HakaseThe Bon Odori icon.pngRemix 2
STAGE 3
Wizard's Waltz icon.pngShowtime icon.pngUsagi TobiTram and Pauline icon.pngSpace Dance icon.pngRemix 3
STAGE 4
QuizNight Walk icon.pngRhythm o ShujiBuilt to Scale icon.pngRapMen icon.pngRemix 4
STAGE 5
Hopping RoadNinjaToss Boys icon.pngFireworks icon.pngTap DanceRemix 5
Revival
Bari Bari SanninshuBon Dance icon.pngCosmo DanceRapWomen icon.pngSuper TapRemix 6
Technician
Karate Man 2 icon.pngVegeta-Pull 2 icon.pngNinja Reincarnate icon.pngNight Walk 2 icon.pngMarcher 2 icon.pngRemix 7
Last Technician
Hopping Road 2 icon.pngToss Boys 2 icon.pngBuilt to Scale 2 icon.pngSpaceball 2 icon.pngSneaky Spirits 2 icon.pngRemix 8
Arcade Only (1P) Extra
Karate Man Tempo icon.pngVegeta-Pull Tempo icon.pngMarcher Tempo icon.pngSpaceball Tempo icon.pngThe Clappy Trio Tempo icon.png1st Remix Tempo icon.png
Arcade Only (2P) STAGE 1
Karate Man icon.pngVegeta-Pull icon.pngMarcher icon.pngSpaceball icon.png
STAGE 2
Sneaky Spirits icon.pngCheese Heist icon.pngBunny Hop icon.pngThe Bon Odori icon.png
STAGE 3
Space Dance icon.pngPower Calligraphy icon.pngNinja icon.pngTap Trial icon.png
STAGE 4
Karate Man 2 icon.pngVegeta-Pull 2 icon.pngCosmo Dance icon.pngMarcher 2 icon.png
STAGE 5
Sneaky Spirits 2 icon.pngNinja Reincarnate icon.pngSpaceball 2 icon.pngTurbo Tap Trial icon.png
Extra
Karate Man Tempo icon.pngVegeta-Pull Tempo icon.pngMarcher Tempo icon.pngSpaceball Tempo icon.png
Omake Corner
CafeGBAIcon.pngRhythmToysGBAIcon.pngEndlessGameSGBAIcon.pngDrumLessonsGBAIcon.pngCreditsGBAIcon.pngConcert Hall icon.png
Rhythm Toys
RhythmToyNekoIcon.gifRhythmToyUmaIcon.gifRhythmToyHeartIcon.gifRhythmToyRapIcon.gif
Endless Games
Ura OtokoEndlessGameSickBeatsIcon.pngEndlessGameQuizShowIcon.pngEndlessGameMannequinIcon.png
Miscellaneous Rhythmtestgba.pngRhythm Shiryo ShitsuStudioPerfect CampaignCharactersThe Rhythm League
Rhythm Tengoku Zen Kyoku-shuSequence TestDance Lesson 1Tanooki & Monkey
Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Games
Built to ScaleGlee ClubFillbotsFan Club icon.pngRemix 1
Rhythm RallyShoot-'Em-UpBlue Birds icon.pngMoai Doo-Wop icon.pngRemix 2
Love Lizards icon.pngCrop Stomp icon.pngFreeze Frame icon.pngThe Dazzles icon.pngRemix 3
Munchy Monk DS icon.pngDJ School icon.pngDrummer Duel icon.pngLove Lab icon.pngRemix 4
Splashdown icon.pngBig Rock Finish icon.pngDog Ninja icon.pngFrog Hop icon.pngRemix 5
Space Soccer icon.pngLockstep icon.pngRockers icon.pngKarate ManRemix 6
Built to Scale 2The Dazzles 2 icon.pngFrog Hop 2Fan Club 2 icon.pngRemix 7
Rhythm Rally 2Fillbots 2Blue Birds 2 icon.pngLockstep 2 icon.pngRemix 8
Moai Doo-Wop 2 icon.pngKarate Man 2Glee Club 2Space Soccer 2 icon.pngRemix 9
Shoot-'Em-Up 2Splashdown 2 icon.pngMunchy Monk 2 icon.pngRockers 2 icon.pngRemix 10
Medal Corner Endless Games
EndlessGameCoinTossIcon.gifShoot-'Em-Up (Endless Game)EndlessGameTunnelIcon.gifSamurai SliceEndlessGameGlassTappersIcon.gifEndlessGameRhythmoveDungeonIcon.gif
Rhythm Toys
RhythmToyBussinessCardIcon.gifRhythmToyPhoneIcon.gifRhythmToySlotMonsterIcon.gifRhythmToyOctopusMachineIcon.gifRhythmToyBeatMachineIcon.gifRhythmToyBeatBagIcon.gifRhythmToyKappaDJIcon.gif
Guitar Lessons
★Basic Course★
Crop Stomp SongGlee Club SongBuilt to Scale SongFreeze Frame Song
Guitar Lessons
★Technical Course★
Munchy Monk SongSpace Soccer SongSplashdown SongFrog Hop 2
Miscellaneous
CafeDSIcon.pngMedalCornerDSIcon.pngAirboarder icon.pngBattle of the Bands Icon.png
Music CornerReading CornerPractice FlickingPerfect CampaignCharactersThe Rhythm LeagueRhythm HeavenRock 'n' Roll HallRhythm Tengoku Gold Comic
RTCMCSoundtrack cover.jpgRTGCVCSoundtrack cover.jpgRhythmheaven MAINICON.png
Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Games
Hole in One icon.pngScrewbot Factory icon.pngSee-Saw icon.pngDouble Date icon.pngRemix 1
Fork Lifter icon.pngTambourine icon.pngBoard Meeting icon.pngMonkey Watch icon.pngRemix 2
Working Dough icon.pngBuilt to ScaleAir RallyFigure FighterRemix 3
Ringside icon.pngPacking Pests icon.pngMicro-RowSamurai SliceRemix 4
Catch of the Day icon.pngFlipper-FlopExhibition Match icon.pngFlock Step icon.pngRemix 5
Launch Party icon.pngDonk Donk icon.pngBossa Nova icon.pngLove Rap icon.pngRemix 6
Tap Troupe icon.pngShrimp Shuffle icon.pngCheer Readers icon.pngKarate ManRemix 7
Samurai Slice 2 icon.pngWorking Dough 2 icon.pngBuilt to Scale 2Double Date 2 icon.pngRemix 8
Love Rap 2 icon.pngCheer Readers 2 icon.pngHole in One 2 icon.pngScrewbot Factory 2 icon.pngRemix 9
Figure Fighter 2Micro-Row 2Packing Pests 2 icon.pngKarate Man 2Remix 10
Two-Player Menu
Fork LifterTambourineRingsideMicro-RowFlipper-FlopLaunch PartyTap TroupeKarate Man
Medal Corner
CafeWiiIcon.pngRhythmToysWiiIcon.pngEndlessGamesWiiIcon.pngExtraGamesWiiIcon.pngNight WalkEndlessGames2PWiiIcon.png
Endless Games
One Player
EndlessGameMrUpbeatWiiIcon.gifEndlessGameWakeUpCallerIcon.gifMunchy MonkEndlessGameLadyCupidIcon.gifEndlessGameManzaiIcon.gifEndlessGameEndlessRemixENIcon.gif
Endless Games
Two Player
EndlessGameClapTrapIcon.gifEndlessGameMochiPoundingIcon.gifEndlessGameKungFuBallIcon.gifEndlessGamePirateCrewIcon.gifEndlessGameBossaNovaIcon.gif
Rhythm Toys
RhythmToyToyCarIcon.gifRhythmToyPoliceCallENIcon.gifRhythmToyHiHatIcon.gifRhythmToyRhythmFighterIcon.gif
Extra Games
The Clappy TrioSneaky SpiritsExtraGamePowerCalligraphyIcon.gifExtraGameTapTrialIcon.gif
Miscellaneous Music CornerReading MaterialRhythm TestPerfect CampaignCharactersThe Rhythm LeagueRhythm HeavenLive House OGUSeika Relay
MNRTCMCSoundtrack cover.jpgDownload (6).jpgBtBRPSoundtrack cover.jpg
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Games Earth World Honeybee Land
Karate ManFillbots Story icon.pngAir Rally Story icon.pngJumping Road Story icon.png
Machine Land
Vegeta-Pull Story icon.pngGlee Club Story icon.pngFigure Fighter Story icon.pngSlam Dunked Story icon .png
The First Gate
Coin toss icon.png
Citrus Land
The Clappy Trio Story icon.pngShoot-'Em-Up Story icon.pngMicro-Row Story icon.pngInterpreter Story icon.png
Donut Land
Bunny Hop 3DS icon.pngAirboarder 3DS icon.pngExhibition Match 3DS icon.pngChameleon icon.png
The Second Gate
Sick Beats
Barbershop Land
Sneaky Spirits Story icon.pngRhythm Rally Story icon.pngFlipper-Flop 3DS icon.pngWild Woodwork Story icon.png
Songbird Land
Power Calligraphy 3DS icon.pngBlue Birds 3DS icon.pngFlock Step 3DS icon.pngSamurai Slice 3DS icon.png
The Third Gate
Chicken Race icon.png
Lush Woods Lush Tower
Spaceball 3DS icon.pngDog Ninja 3DS icon.pngHole in One 3DS icon.pngSumology icon.pngForest Remix icon.png
Honeybee Tower
Karate Man 3DS icon.pngFillbots 3DS icon.pngAir Rally 3DS icon.pngJumping Road 2 icon.pngBee Remix icon.png
Machine Tower
Vegeta-Pull 3DS icon.pngGlee Club 3DS icon.pngFigure Fighter 3DS icon.pngSlam Dunked 2 icon.pngMachine Remix icon.png
Citrus Tower
The Clappy Trio 3DS icon.pngShoot-'Em-Up 3DS icon.pngMicro-Row 3DS icon.pngInterpreter 2 icon.pngOrange Remix icon.png
Donut Tower
Cheese Heist 3DS icon.pngFan Club 3DS icon.pngWorking Dough 3DS icon.pngMidair Trapeze icon.pngDonut Remix icon.png
Barbershop Tower
Sneaky Spirits 3DS icon.pngRhythm Rally The 3DS icon.pngFlipper-Flop Story icon.pngWild Woodwork 2 icon.pngFashion Remix icon.png
Songbird Tower
Tap Trial 3DS icon.pngFrog Hop 3DS icon.pngRingside 3DS icon.pngWaltz-a-Tron icon.pngBird Remix icon.png
Heaven World Star Land
Ninja 3DS icon.pngFreeze Frame 3DS icon.pngLaunch Party 3DS icon.pngPillow Dance icon.png
Comet Land
Marcher 3DS icon.pngMunchy Monk 3DS icon.pngSee-Saw 3DS icon.pngTeddy Bear icon.png
Planet Land
Space Dance 3DS icon.pngLockstep 3DS icon.pngCheer Readers 3DS icon.pngCat Clap icon.png
The Fourth Gate
Clap Trap 3DS icon.png
Mamarin Palace Left-Hand Tower
Trio on Tour 3DS icon.pngPopular Fan Club icon.pngFigure Champion icon.pngJungle Trapeze icon.pngLeft Remix icon.png
Right-Hand Tower
Turbo Tap Trial 3DS icon.pngFrog Night icon.pngHole in One Lady icon.pngSamurai Slice 2 3DS icon.pngRight Remix icon.png
Tibby's Mom
Cosmo Dance 3DS icon.pngCosmo Rally icon.pngWorking Dough Origins icon.pngKarate Man's Father icon.pngFinal Remix icon.png
Shop Shop No. 1
Hopping Road 3DS icon.pngNight Walk 3DS icon.pngQuiz 3DS icon.png
Shop No. 2
The Dazzles 3DS icon.pngBig Rock Finish 3DS icon.pngKarate Man Kick icon.png
Shop No. 3
Built to ScaleDouble Date 3DS icon.pngCatch of the Day 3DS icon.png
Shop No. 4
Fork Lifter 3DS icon.pngLove Rap 3DS icon.pngBossa Nova 3DS icon.png
Shop No. 5
Screwbot Factory 3DS icon.pngBoard Meeting 3DS icon.pngSamurai Slice
Shop No. 6
Packing Pests 3DS icon.pngMonkey watch 3DS icon.pngKarate Man Combo icon.png
Characters
Boondog.pngDieter.pngShep.pngDonna.pngHairold.png
Eglantine sprite.pngTrey.pngSaffron.pngSaltwater.pngPaprika.png
Bertram-0.pngBetty-0.pngTibby-1.pngPhilip.pngColin-0.png
Tibbysmom.pngBarista-0.pngGoat.pngRupert.pngSamuraidrummer.png
Miscellaneous CaféFigure Fighter VSStableShopCoinsFlow BallRhythm ItemPlay MusicMuseumBadgesMascotsMemoriesTiming DisplayChallenge LandPerfect CampaignThe Rhythm LeagueDemoRhythm Tengoku The Best Plus Comic
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