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.


Rhythm Test.png

The Menu (メニュー Menyū?) is unlocked after the player clears Rhythm-kan Check the first time on a new file. The options give the player access to Rhythm Games, Rhythm-kan Check, Rhythm Shiryo Shitsu, Studio and Options.

  • Rhythm Games (リズムゲーム Rizumu Gēmu?) goes to the Game Select menu, where all of the unlocked Stages and the Omaku Corner are accessed.
  • Rhythm-kan Check (リズム感チェック Sense of Rhythm Check?) is a replay of the test given at the start of the game. The player can Pause and Quit this time.
  • Rhythm Shiryo Shitsu (リズム資料室 Rhythm Data Room/Rhythm Library?) is where the player can read various things, received as a Gift from the Perfect Camapaign on certain games.
  • Studio (スタジオ Sutajio?) meanwhile allows the player to listen to the music they've received also as Gifts, as well as drum to them.
  • Options (オプション Opushon?) 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 Games

Gameplay of Polyrhythm

Rhythm Games are the main core of Rhythm Tengoku. The core gameplay of all of the Rhythm Games is based on rhythm, with every minigame having its own set of rules. The object here is to clear all the games by achieving a decent score. After every five games, a Remix appears that combines those games into one. Clearing the Remix unlocks the next Stage.

After Stage 5, the "Revival" stage is played, where each of the games are arranged versions of the last game in each Stage before it. After that, there are two more Stages ("Technician" and "Last Technician") with harder versions of other games.

Once a "Superb" rank is achieved on a game, a chance to go for a Perfect appears at random times. Other things can also be accessed through the Omake Corner such as the Café, Drum Lessons and Rhythm Toys. Everything unlockable in these areas can be obtained by earning Medals.

List of Rhythm Games

Karateka Rhythm Datsumo Marcher Air Batter Pachi Pachi Sanninshu Remix 1
Karate Man GBA.PNG Vegeta-Pull.PNG Marcher Card.PNG Spaceball Card.PNG The Clappy Tiro.PNG Remix 1 Card.PNG
Shiroi Obake Iai Giri Kossori Rat Baikin Hakase The☆Bon Odori Remix 2
Yak Yak Yak REKT.PNG Sammy slice.PNG Cheesey Heist.PNG Back Teria.PNG Bon Odori.PNG Remix 2.PNG
Mahou Tsukai Showtime Usagi Tobi Tram to Poline Space Dance Remix 3
Wizard's Faults.PNG Showtime.PNG Do the Bunny Hop.PNG Trampauline.PNG Space Dance.PNG Remix 3 (GBA).PNG
Quiz Night Walk Rhythm o Shuji Polyrhythm Rap Men Remix 4
Quiz.PNG Night Walk.PNG Power Calligraphy.PNG Hilt To Scalllleee.PNG RAPMEN.PNG Remix 4 GBA.PNG
Hopping Road Ninja Toss Boys Hanabi Tap Dance Remix 5
Hopping Road.PNG Ninja.png Toss boys title.png The Fireworks.PNG Tap Trial.PNG Remix 5.PNG
Bari Bari Sanninshu Bon Dance Cosmo Dance Rap Women Super Tap Remix 6
Trio on Tour.PNG The Bon Dance.PNG Cosmo Dance.png Rapwomen.PNG Turbo Tap Trial.png Remix 6.PNG

After Remix 6 is cleared, the Credits roll and harder games are unlocked.

Karateka 2 Rhythm Datsumo 2 Ninja no Shison Night Walk 2 Marcher 2 Remix 7
Karate Man GBA.PNG Vegeta-Pull.PNG Ninja Reincarnate.png Night Walk.PNG Marcher 2.PNG Remix 7 GBA.PNG
Hopping Road 2 Toss Boys 2 Polyrhythm 2 Air Batter 2 Shiroi Obake 2 Remix 8
Hopping Road.PNG Toss Boys 2.PNG Hilt To Scalllleee.PNG Spaceball Card.PNG Yak Yak Yak REKT.PNG Remix 8 GBA.PNG

Rhythm Tengoku Taikenhan


Rhythm Tengoku Taikenhan (リズム天国 体験版 Rhythm Tengoku Trial Version?) is a demo version of the game, which was playable in kiosks up until the game's release[citation needed]. 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.

Although the player can obtain Medals, there is no Omake Corner, and therefore nothing to unlock with them.



  • A strategy guide for this game was released in Japan only[citation needed].
  • This is the only Rhythm Heaven game to have 5 Rhythm Games and a Remix in each Stage.
  • The Trial version, unsurprisingly, has the data for everything else from the final version. There are however, some things that go unused exclusively in this version.
    • Marcher has the "リズム天国 おねだん ¥3,800" text appear on the conveyer belt at the end, while in Air Batter, it appears on the last zoom-out. Marcher 2 has glitchy sprites instead of the actual text. Karateka 2 has the text in the background the same way the original does.
    • Marcher and Air Batter are also set to unlocked in the Trial version, though they are inaccessable.
    • Although the Menu can be accessed through the debug menu, the Stereo/Mono options are non-functional. The game is locked to Mono sound regardless of which option is chosen.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP.svg Japanese リズム天国
Rhythm Tengoku
Rhythm Heaven
US.svg English Rhythm Tengoku[1]
UK.svg UK English Rhythm Tengoku[2]
FR.svg French Rhythm Tengoku[3]
DU.svg German Rhythm Tengoku[4]
IT.svg Italian Rhythm Tengoku[5]
ES.svg Spanish Rhythm Tengoku[6]
NL.svg Dutch Rhythm Tengoku[7]
PT.svg Portuguese Rhythm Tengoku[8]

External Links


Rhythm Tengoku (GBA/Arcade)
Rhythm Games STAGE 1
KaratekaRhythm DatsumoMarcherAir BatterPachi Pachi SanninshuRemix 1
Shiroi ObakeSamurai Slice icon.pngKossori RatBaikin HakaseThe Bon Odori icon.pngRemix 2
Wizard's Waltz icon.pngShowtime icon.pngUsagi TobiTram and Pauline icon.pngSpace Dance icon.pngRemix 3
QuizNight Walk icon.pngRhythm o ShujiBuilt to Scale icon.pngRapMen icon.pngRemix 4
Hopping RoadNinjaToss Boys icon.pngFireworks icon.pngTap DanceRemix 5
Bari Bari SanninshuBon Dance icon.pngCosmo DanceRapWomen icon.pngSuper TapRemix 6
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
Sneaky Spirits icon.pngCheese Heist icon.pngBunny Hop icon.pngThe Bon Odori icon.png
Space Dance icon.pngPower Calligraphy icon.pngNinja icon.pngTap Trial icon.png
Karate Man 2 icon.pngVegeta-Pull 2 icon.pngCosmo Dance icon.pngMarcher 2 icon.png
Sneaky Spirits 2 icon.pngNinja Reincarnate icon.pngSpaceball 2 icon.pngTurbo Tap Trial icon.png
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
Endless Games
Ura OtokoBaikin Hakase SPQuiz SpecialEndlessGameMannequinIcon.png
Miscellaneous Rhythmtestgba.pngRhythm Shiryo ShitsuStudioPerfect CampaignCharactersThe Rhythm League
Rhythm Tengoku Complete Music CollectionTanooki & Monkey
Rhythm Heaven Series
LogoRhythmTengoku.svg LogoRhythmHeaven.svg LogoRhythmHeavenFever.png LogoRhythmHeavenMegamix.svg
2006, GBA • 2007, Arcade 2008-2009, DS 2011-2012, Wii • 2016, Wii U 2015-2016, 3DS
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