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Rhythm Tengoku
リズム天国 Rhythm Tengoku
Arcade Title
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
JP Room
Publisher Nintendo
Sega
Platform Arcade
Release Date JPJuly 2007
Ratings
CERO:CERO A - All ages
Mode Single player, Multiplayer
Music Games 78 (53 + Extra + 2P)
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Rhythm Tengoku is an arcade port of the video game of the same name. It was developed by Nintendo and published by SEGA. It was released on September 20, 2007.

History

SEGA approached the development team with an offer for an arcade version as the game was popular with SEGA staff. Osawa and Ko Takeuchi were impressed because they never thought Rhythm Tengoku was able to gain a following.[1]

Gameplay

Players start the game with two hearts. Each heart is lost when starting a Rhythm Game. Getting a Superb or Perfect gives you an extra heart, as well as close the game for the rest of the Stage. If the player runs out of hearts, they will need to spend a credit to continue. The player needs to clear all five games per stage with at least an OK in order to play the Remix.

List of Rhythm Games

All of the Rhythm Games from Rhythm Tengoku are available from the start. The arcade version has an Extra stage of games as well.

Karate Man Rhythm Tweezers Marching Orders Spaceball The Clappy Trio Remix 1
Karate Man GBA Vegeta-Pull Marcher Card Spaceball Card The Clappy Tiro Remix 1 Card
Sneaky Spirits Iai Giri Rat Race Sick Beats The★Bon Odori Remix 2
Yak Yak Yak REKT Sammy slice Cheesey Heist Back Teria Bon Odori Remix 2
Mahou Tsukai Showtime Bunny Hop Tram to Poline Space Dance Remix 3
Wizard's Faults Showtime Do the Bunny Hop Trampauline Space Dance Remix 3 (GBA)
Quiz Show Night Walk Power Calligraphy Polyrhythm Rap Men Remix 4
Quiz Night Walk Power Calligraphy Hilt To Scalllleee RAPMEN Remix 4 GBA
Bouncy Road Ninja Bodyguard Toss Boys Hanabi Tap Trial Remix 5
Hopping Road Ninja Toss boys title The Fireworks Tap Trial Remix 5
The Snappy Trio Bon Dance Cosmic Dance Rap Women Tap Trial 2 Remix 6
Trio on Tour The Bon Dance Cosmo Dance Rapwomen Turbo Tap Trial Remix 6
Karate Man 2 Rhythm Tweezers 2 Ninja no Shison Night Walk 2 Marching Orders 2 Remix 7
Karate Man GBA Vegeta-Pull Ninja Reincarnate Night Walk Marcher 2 Remix 7 GBA
Bouncy Road 2 Toss Boys 2 Polyrhythm 2 Spaceball 2 Sneaky Spirits 2 Remix 8
Hopping Road Toss Boys 2 Hilt To Scalllleee Spaceball Card Yak Yak Yak REKT Remix 8 GBA
Karate Man TempoUpExtra1 Rhythm Tweezers TempoUpExtra2 Marching Orders TempoUpExtra3 Spaceball TempoUpExtra4 The Clappy Trio TempoUpExtra5 Extra Remix TempoUpExtra6
Karate Man Tempo Up title Vegeta-Pull Tempo Up title Marcher Tempo Up title Air Batter Tempo Up title CPTU Remix 1 Tempo Up

Additionally, this version has a 2P Mode.

Karate Man 2P Rhythm Tweezers 2P Marching Orders 2P Spaceball 2P
Karate Man GBA Vegeta-Pull Marcher Card Spaceball Card
Sneaky Spirits 2P Rat Race 2P Bunny Hop 2P The★Bon Odori 2P
Yak Yak Yak REKT Cheesey Heist Do the Bunny Hop Bon Odori
Space Dance 2P Power Calligraphy 2P Ninja Bodyguard 2P Tap Trial 2P
Space Dance Power Calligraphy Ninja Tap Trial
Karate Man 2 2P Rhythm Tweezers 2 2P Cosmic Dance 2P Marching Orders 2 2P
Karate Man GBA Vegeta-Pull Cosmo Dance Marcher 2
Sneaky Spirits 2 2P Ninja no Shison 2P Spaceball 2 2P Tap Trial 2 2P
Yak Yak Yak REKT Ninja Reincarnate Spaceball Card Turbo Tap Trial
Karate Man 2P TempoUpExtra1 Rhythm Tweezers 2P Tempo Up! TempoUpExtra2 Marching Orders 2P Tempo Up! TempoUpExtra3 Spaceball 2P Tempo Up! TempoUpExtra4
Karate Man Tempo Up title Vegeta-Pull Tempo Up title Marcher Tempo Up title Air Batter Tempo Up title

Differences

  • The Rhythm Test, Rhythm Shiryo Shitsu, Studio, Café, Rhythm Toys, Endless Games, Drum Lessons, Credits, and Live are all absent from this version. Most of the music unique from them has been repurposed for new features in this version.
    • Neko Machine and Kokuhaku Machine can be seen in the attract mode instead. The latter can also be interacted with.
    • The Drum Girls make a cameo on the Player Mode menu.
    • If the player enters the game's Service Mode, they can change several settings, including the number of hearts they start off with, how many coins need to be inserted for a credit (Freeplay is also available) and if the Remix is open from the start or not.
  • The games Spaceball, Iai Giri, Sick Beats, Bunny Hop, Night Walk and Polyrhythm now have tutorials unlike the original. Bouncy Road also has a tutorial in addition to it's practice. All 2P games have tutorials as well.
  • The player doesn't receive a Try Again for getting a question wrong in the practice of Quiz Show. The game simply moves on to the next question instead.
Ninja Bodyguard Arcade
  • Ninja Bodyguard uses Left and Right on the D-pad, instead of D-pad and A. The arrows above the ninja are changed accordingly.
  • If the player has played perfectly for the first half of a minigame, the "Go for a Perfect!" notice will appear on the bottom of the screen. Obtaining it does the same as getting a Superb however.
  • The game has a leader board feature, tallying up the score based on the player's flow at the end of a stage.
  • The graphics are the same as the original version. However, the resolution is larger, and the game applies a filter to smooth the visuals. Some prologue images are replaced with higher quality versions, as well.

Gallery

Trivia

Starcade
  • This is one of the very few games developed by Nintendo and SEGA.
  • This was playable in Hyper Japan 2016 in London.
  • This is the first game in the series to have a Two-Player mode.

External Links

References

  1. https://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/ds/rhythm-heaven/0/1
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