| Rhythm Tengoku|
リズム天国 Rhythm Tengoku
|Platform||Game Boy Advance|
|Release Date||August 3, 2006|
|Music Games||48 (plus Live)|
Rhythm Tengoku (リズム天国 Rhythm Heaven ) is a rhythm game developed by Nintendo SPD. It was only released in Japan on August 3, 2006, and also the last game Nintendo had developed for the Game Boy Advance. This is the first installment of the Rhythm Heaven Series. An arcade version was co-developed by Sega.
The core gameplay of all of the minigames is based on rhythm. Every minigame has its own set of rules.
Rhythm Games is the main core of Rhythm Tengoku. The object of this mode is to unlock each rhythm game, or mini-game, by achieving a decent score based on how well the player kept in the rhythm of the previous one. After unlocking and completing the first five games, a Remix will appear that combines previous games, usually those featured in the last Stage. Once the remix is completed, the next game will be unlocked as well as four other games waiting to be unlocked in its Stage and so forth. Stage 6 has a twist where each of the minigames are rearranged versions of the last minigame of each Stage before it. After that, there are two more Stages with harder versions of other minigames.
Once a "Superb" rank is achieved on a rhythm game, a chance to go for a "Perfect" will be available at random times. Other things can also be accessed in this mode during game progression such as the Café, Drum Lessons and Rhythm Toys. Everything unlockable in these areas can be obtained by earning Medals or achieving perfects.
List of Rhythm Games
After Remix 6 is cleared, the Credits roll and harder mini games are unlocked.
|Karateka 2||Rhythm Datsumo 2||Ninja no Shison||Night Walk 2||Marcher 2||Remix 7|
|Hopping Road 2||Toss Boys 2||Polyrhythm 2||Air Batter 2||Shiroi Obake 2||Remix 8|
The Menu (メニュー Menyū ) is unlocked after the player clears Rhythm-kan Sokutei the first time on a new file. The options give the player access to Rhythm Games, Rhythm-kan Sokutei, Rhythm Shiryo Shitsu, Studio and Options.
Rhythm Games goes to the Game Select menu, where all of the unlocked Stages and the Omaku Corner are accessed.
Rhythm-kan Sokutei is a replay of the test given at the start of the game. The player can Pause and Quit this time.
Options is where the player can change their sound preference to "stereo" (for headphones or DS speakers) or "mono" (for GBA speakers), or delete all of their saved game data.
Rhythm Tengoku Trial Version
Rhythm Tengoku Trial Version (リズム天国 体験版 Rizumu Tengoku Taikenhan ) is a demo version of the game, which was supposedly playable in kiosks up until the game's release. It reminds the player of the price of the final game in all 3 available games (Karateka, Rhythm Datsumo and Pachi Pachi Sanninshu), the price being 3,800 yen, or 33.53$ in USD. It also includes a shortened version of Rhythm-kan Sokutei directly in the Game Select.
- This is the first ever rhythm game to have multiple gameplay styles.
- A strategy guide for this game was released in Japan only.
- This is the only Rhythm Heaven game to have 5 games + a Remix in each Stage.
- This is also the only game to have only 8 stages
- This is also the only game to not have a variant of Munchy Monk.
|Rhythm Tengoku (GBA/Arcade)|
|Rhythm Games||STAGE 1||• • • • •|
|STAGE 2||• • • • •|
|STAGE 3||• • • • •|
|STAGE 4||• • • • •|
|STAGE 5||• • • • •|
|Revival||• • • • •|
|Technician||• • • • •|
|Last Technician||• • • • •|
|Extra*||• • • • •|
|Omake Corner||• • • • •|
|Rhythm Toys||• • •|
|Endless Games||• • •|
|Miscellaneous||• Rhythm Shiryo Shitsu • Studio • Characters|
|*Exclusive to the Arcade Version.|
|Rhythm Heaven Series|
|2006, GBA • 2007, Arcade||2008-2009, DS||2011-2012, Wii • 2016, Wii U||2015-2016, 3DS|