Rhythm Rally
Return the ball to the beat!
The trick is knowing how
quickly the ball is coming
at you. Good luck!
ConsoleDS Icon Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Rally 2
Even better than table tennis
is table tennis on a huge cake.
This is an undeniable truth.

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Rhythm Rally 2
かえってきた ピンポン Kaettekita Pinpon

Rhythm rally

Return of Rhythm Rally

BPM 182.1
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 6 (Rhythm Heaven)
54 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Rhythm Rally soundtrack (Rhythm Heaven)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Rhythm Rally 2 (かえってきた ピンポン Kaettekita Pin Pon?), known in Rhythm Heaven as Rhythm Rally (ピンポン Ping-Pong?), not to be confused with it's sequel in Rhythm Heaven, is the 6th minigame in Rhythm Heaven and the 54th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It features two Paddlers playing a table tennis rally game together. In Rhythm Heaven Megamix, instead of a featureless white plain, the background is a big strawberry cake and it acts as a sequel to Rhythm Rally.


Rhythm Rally gameplay
Rhythm Rally 3DS gameplay

The game starts after a whistle. You are a Paddler who is playing a table tennis match with their rival. Your rival will serve a ball to you, & you need to hit it back. There are three speeds of served balls: The normal ball, which goes normally as it bounces smoothly; the slow one, goes a little slower as it bounces higher; and the fast one. Before each fast one, there is a cowbell sound before it to warn you that it's coming at you in fast speed, so hit it as soon as possible. Each cue goes at the same basic speed, but there are different intervals and mixes of them.


Rhythm Heaven

  • Hold Stylus: Prepare paddle
  • Flick: Paddle Ball

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Button Mode

  • A: Paddle Ball

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Paddle Ball

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The player will successfully continue the rally.
  • Barely: The player hits the ball off the table to the right (if early) or to the left (if late), and a "doink" sound is heard. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The ball falls into the players side. The coach will bring out another ball.


ConsoleDS Icon
The ref says...
GradingNG DS
You don't seem to grasp the basics.
You're not a good judge of distance.
You need to work on the fast bits.
GradingOK DS
Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
GradingHI DS
You've got the basics down!
You have a good eye for distance.
You've got great reflexes.
That was a fantastic rally!
Console3DS Icon
Ref's Call
GradingNG 3DS
You don't seem to grasp the basics.
You need to work on the fast bits.
You're not a good judge of distance.
GradingOK 3DS
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS
You've nailed the fundamentals!
You've got great reflexes.
You have a good eye for distance.


Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Strawberry Paddle Sales Pitch #2
Strawberry Paddle
Item holder
Welcome to Rhythm Tennis Table! Our special today is the strawberry paddle! Isn't it adorable? And I guarantee that you will never find a table tennis paddle that smells better!

Skill Star

When the rival paddler does 4 slow ball cues in a row, then follows up with a fast one, hit the ball perfectly to collect the star.



  • This is one of the few games to use 3D models in the Rhythm Heaven franchise.
  • Both this minigame and Rhythm Rally have the same superb message "Nothing beats a good rally!"
  • The Japanese version title is different, as it shows the character rather than the silhouette and uses the letters to show a bouncing ball.
    • This is also the same for the sequel.
    • The Korean version's title is the same as international version, but with no borders.
Rhythm Rally Japanese Rhythm Rally Korean Rhythm Rally 2 Japanese Rhythm Rally 2 Korean
Japanese rhythm rally Korean rhythm rally Japanese rhythm rally2 Korean rhythm rally2

The unused title card.

  • There is an alternate version of the title card featuring a muscular Paddler that is never used. This image is the same in all versions.
  • The Paddlers are based of the Space Dancers from Space Dance.


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

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

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japaneseかえってきた ピンポン Return of Ping-Pong
FR FrenchÉchanges pâtissiers
DU GermanTurbo-Tischtennis 2
ES SpanishPeloteo rítmico 2
IT ItalianRitmo da tavolo 2
KR Korean돌아온 리듬 랠리 Rhythm Rally Returns

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