Rhythm Tengoku
リズム天国 Rhythm Tengoku
256px-Rhythm tengoku boxart
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Game Boy Advance
Release Date JP August 3, 2006
CERO:CERO A - All ages
Mode Singleplayer
Music Games 48 (plus Live)
Previous N/A
Next Rhythm Heaven

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.



Gameplay of Polyrhythm

The core gameplay of all of the minigames is based on rhythm. Every minigame has its own set of rules.

Rhythm Games

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

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

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
Karate Man GBA Vegeta-Pull Ninja Reincarnate Night Walk Marcher 2 Remix 7 GBA
Hopping Road 2 Toss Boys 2 Polyrhythm 2 Air Batter 2 Shiroi Obake 2 Remix 8
Hopping Road Toss Boys 2 Hilt To Scalllleee Spaceball Card Yak Yak Yak REKT Remix 8 GBA


Rhythm Test

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.

Rhythm Shiryo Shitsu is where the player can read various things, received as a Gift from the Perfect Camapaign on certain games.

The Studio meanwhile allows the player to listen to the music they've received also as Gifts, as well as drum to them.

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.

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