Samurai Slice
An army of evil spirits has
invaded a peaceful village.
Only a lone samurai can
stop them. What dastardly
deeds are they up to?
ConsoleWii Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Fever
Samurai Slice
An army of evil spirits
descended on the peaceful
village. Only a lone samurai
can stop them and restore
peace to the land.
ConsoleWii Icon.png Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise
Samurai Slice
An army of evil spirits has invaded
a peaceful village. Only a lone
samurai can stop them.

Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Samurai Slice (悪霊退散 Akuryou Taisan?, "Dispelling Evil Spirits") is the 19th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 105th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It features the wandering samurai. In this game, you are slicing up demons who are spawning from a dark portal, in order to save the Lost Pinwheel of a child. This game has a sequel, called Samurai Slice 2.


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In this game, the player must slice a horde of demons, or evil spirits, as they appear, in order to protect the peaceful village. Evil spirits will appear and the player must slice them with their sword at the correct time to vanquish them, by pressing the A button. Occasionally, a vortex of demons will swarm at once and the player has to perform a whirlwind slice, which will make the samurai thrash his sword rapidly.

You use the normal slice for the red demons, but the green ones come out faster, so you have to use the whirlwind slice. The Red demons can also vary in size, but this is just a distraction. There is also a story, which covers the screen mid-game to obstruct the game's visuals.

Gameplay Features

Our Story So Far...

Various elements during the story segment can be affected negatively if the player's timing is off. When a barely occurs, the characters and texts will tilt slightly. When a miss occurs, the characters and text tilt drastically, reaching the edges of the screen. During the evil spirit's story segment, additional spirits alongside it appear if either a barely or miss occurs.

Wandering Samurai Dialogue

At the end of the story segment during the rhythm game, the Wandering Samurai will either say "I will see justice done." or "Don't worry."

To Be Continued...

At the end of the rhythm game, the words "To be continued..." appear. If the player slices at them four to five times, the words will be cut in half.


Rhythm Heaven Fever

  • Ⓐ: Slice
  • Ⓐ+Ⓑ (Hold): Whirlwind Slice
  • Ⓐ+Ⓑ (Release): End Whirlwind Slice

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

  • Ⓐ/Tap: Slice
  • Ⓑ (Hold)/Tap (Hold): Whirlwind Slice
  • Ⓑ (Release)/Tap (Release): End Whirlwind Slice

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The samurai slices the evil spirit in two. When facing a horde of spirits, they are easily cut up by his whirlwind slice.
  • Early!/Late!: The samurai's blade grazes the evil spirit and it flies away. When facing a horde of spirits, the samurai cuts them up as normal but will not shout at the very end.
  • Miss...: The evil spirit attacks the samurai and knocks him over. When facing a horde, any missed spirits will latch onto the samurai and bite him.


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Pinwheel Boy's Gratitude
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Your sword technique seemed lacking.
You had trouble when they ganged up on you.
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Eh. Good enough.
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You sliced a LOT of monsters!
Your sword moved so fast!
You got the pinwheel back!
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The girl says...
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You should learn the basics first.
Your whirlwind slice needs work.
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Good try.
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You handled your sword so well.
Your whirlwind slice was impressive.
You got the windmill back!
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Pinwheel Girl's Gratitude
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Your sword technique seemed lacking.
You had trouble when they ganged up on you.
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Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS.png
You sliced a LOT of monsters!
Your sword moved so fast!


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Epilogue Wii Samurai Slice NG.png Epilogue Wii Samurai Slice OK.png Epilogue Wii Samurai Slice HI.png
Mister... Mister! Are you all right? I hear he's an OK samurai... Thanks, mister! You're the best!

Hey, mister! Do you need a break?

Are you sure he's a samurai?

Thank you, mister!
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GradingOK 3DS.png
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Epilogue 3DS Samurai Slice Wii NG.PNG Epilogue 3DS Samurai Slice Wii OK.PNG Epilogue 3DS Samurai Slice Wii HI.PNG
Mister... Mister! Are you all right? I hear he's an OK samurai... Thanks, mister! You're the best!

Rhythm Item

Pinwheel Public-Service Announcement
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What makes a ghost steal a pinwheel? Malice? Greed? Loneliness? Did the ghost just want to play? Well, stealing is ALWAYS wrong, kids.

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears on the group of demons just before the story is told.

Challenge Land

Samurai Slice appears in the following Challenge Train courses:



  • Samuraislicekorean.png
    In the Korean version of Rhythm Heaven Fever, the three characters featured in this rhythm game have their traditional Japanese clothing altered to resemble Korean traditional clothing, called "Hanbok".
    • Also, in the Superb epilogue screen, the colors of the background were changed from red and yellow to blue and cyan, to cover up the Rising Sun colors.
International Korea
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  • In Rhythm Heaven Megamix, the fog that appears along the bottom of the screen is oddly missing.
  • This is the only minigame from the Samurai Slice series that returns in Megamix. The ones minigames that didn't return are Iai Giri and the DS/Endless version of Samurai Slice.
  • Due to the "To be continued..." line being kept, despite the sequel being unplayable, it is possible that this version of Samurai Slice is the prequel of Super Samurai Slice in Megamix.
  • In Rhythm Heaven Fever, the child in blue clothing is referred to as Pinwheel Boy in the rating notes screen. In Megamix, his name was changed to Pinwheel Girl. This was also reflected in European version of Fever.
  • In Megamix, letting go of the B button after a whirlwind slice will always indicate a perfect hit. Due to this, the Skill Star can almost always be collected.
  • After practice, a demon holding a pinwheel appears. This will let the player know when the game is about to start.


Rhythm Heaven Fever Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm_Heaven_Fever_~_Samurai_Slice_(Perfect)-0 Rhythm_Heaven_Megamix_-_Samurai_Slice_(Perfect)_(English)

In Other Languages

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Language Name Meaning
JP.svg Japanese 悪霊退散
Akuryō Taisan
Dispelling Evil Spirits
FR.svg French Rythme tranchant
DU.svg German Iai! Samurai
IT.svg Italian Spirito samurai Samurai spirit
ES.svg Spanish El samurái rebanador Samurai slice
KR.svg Korean 악령퇴치
Evil Spirit Eradication
v - e
Rhythm Tengoku (GBA/Arcade)
One Player
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
Hopping Road 2 icon.pngToss Boys 2 icon.pngBuilt to Scale 2 icon.pngSpaceball 2 icon.pngSneaky Spirits 2 icon.pngRemix 8
Arcade Exclusive
Karate Man Tempo icon.pngVegeta-Pull Tempo icon.pngMarcher Tempo icon.pngSpaceball Tempo icon.pngThe Clappy Trio Tempo icon.png1st Remix Tempo icon.png
Two Player
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
Rhythm Heaven
Built to ScaleGlee ClubFillbotsFan Club icon.pngRemix 1
Rhythm RallyShoot-'Em-UpBlue Birds icon.pngMoai Doo-Wop icon.pngRemix 2
Love Lizards icon.pngCrop Stomp icon.pngFreeze Frame icon.pngThe Dazzles icon.pngRemix 3
Munchy Monk DS icon.pngDJ School icon.pngDrummer Duel icon.pngLove Lab icon.pngRemix 4
Splashdown icon.pngBig Rock Finish icon.pngDog Ninja icon.pngFrog Hop icon.pngRemix 5
Space Soccer icon.pngLockstep icon.pngRockers icon.pngKarate ManRemix 6
Airboarder icon.png
Built to Scale 2The Dazzles 2 icon.pngFrog Hop 2Fan Club 2 icon.pngRemix 7
Rhythm Rally 2Fillbots 2Blue Birds 2 icon.pngLockstep 2 icon.pngRemix 8
Moai Doo-Wop 2 icon.pngKarate Man 2Glee Club 2Space Soccer 2 icon.pngRemix 9
Shoot-'Em-Up 2Splashdown 2 icon.pngMunchy Monk 2 icon.pngRockers 2 icon.pngRemix 10
Rhythm Heaven Fever
One Player
Hole in One icon.pngScrewbot Factory icon.pngSee-Saw icon.pngDouble Date icon.pngRemix 1
Fork Lifter icon.pngTambourine icon.pngBoard Meeting icon.pngMonkey Watch icon.pngRemix 2
Working Dough icon.pngBuilt to ScaleAir RallyFigure FighterRemix 3
Ringside icon.pngPacking Pests icon.pngMicro-RowSamurai SliceRemix 4
Catch of the Day icon.pngFlipper-FlopExhibition Match icon.pngFlock Step icon.pngRemix 5
Launch Party icon.pngDonk Donk icon.pngBossa Nova icon.pngLove Rap icon.pngRemix 6
Tap Troupe icon.pngShrimp Shuffle icon.pngCheer Readers icon.pngKarate ManRemix 7
Night Walk
Samurai Slice 2 icon.pngWorking Dough 2 icon.pngBuilt to Scale 2Double Date 2 icon.pngRemix 8
Love Rap 2 icon.pngCheer Readers 2 icon.pngHole in One 2 icon.pngScrewbot Factory 2 icon.pngRemix 9
Figure Fighter 2Micro-Row 2Packing Pests 2 icon.pngKarate Man 2Remix 10
Two Player
Fork LifterTambourineRingsideMicro-RowFlipper-FlopLaunch PartyTap TroupeKarate Man
Extra Games
The Clappy TrioSneaky SpiritsExtraGamePowerCalligraphyIcon.gifExtraGameTapTrialIcon.gif
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Earth World
Honeybee Land
Karate ManFillbots Story icon.pngAir Rally Story icon.pngJumping Road Story icon.png
Machine Land
Vegeta-Pull Story icon.pngGlee Club Story icon.pngFigure Fighter Story icon.pngSlam Dunked Story icon .png
The First Gate
Coin toss icon.png
Citrus Land
The Clappy Trio Story icon.pngShoot-'Em-Up Story icon.pngMicro-Row Story icon.pngInterpreter Story icon.png
Donut Land
Bunny Hop 3DS icon.pngAirboarder 3DS icon.pngExhibition Match 3DS icon.pngChameleon icon.png
The Second Gate
Sick Beats
Barbershop Land

Sneaky Spirits Story icon.pngRhythm Rally Story icon.pngFlipper-Flop 3DS icon.pngWild Woodwork Story icon.png
Songbird Land
Power Calligraphy 3DS icon.pngBlue Birds 3DS icon.pngFlock Step 3DS icon.pngSamurai Slice 3DS icon.png
The Third Gate
Chicken Race icon.png

Lush Woods
Lush Tower
Spaceball 3DS icon.pngDog Ninja 3DS icon.pngHole in One 3DS icon.pngSumology icon.pngForest Remix icon.png
Honeybee Tower
Karate Man 3DS icon.pngFillbots 3DS icon.pngAir Rally 3DS icon.pngJumping Road 2 icon.pngBee Remix icon.png
Machine Tower
Vegeta-Pull 3DS icon.pngGlee Club 3DS icon.pngFigure Fighter 3DS icon.pngSlam Dunked 2 icon.pngMachine Remix icon.png
Citrus Tower
The Clappy Trio 3DS icon.pngShoot-'Em-Up 3DS icon.pngMicro-Row 3DS icon.pngInterpreter 2 icon.pngOrange Remix icon.png
Donut Tower
Cheese Heist 3DS icon.pngFan Club 3DS icon.pngWorking Dough 3DS icon.pngMidair Trapeze icon.pngDonut Remix icon.png
Barbershop Tower
Sneaky Spirits 3DS icon.pngRhythm Rally The 3DS icon.pngFlipper-Flop Story icon.pngWild Woodwork 2 icon.pngFashion Remix icon.png
Songbird Tower
Tap Trial 3DS icon.pngFrog Hop 3DS icon.pngRingside 3DS icon.pngWaltz-a-Tron icon.pngBird Remix icon.png
Heaven World
Star Land
Ninja 3DS icon.pngFreeze Frame 3DS icon.pngLaunch Party 3DS icon.pngPillow Dance icon.png
Comet Land
Marcher 3DS icon.pngMunchy Monk 3DS icon.pngSee-Saw 3DS icon.pngTeddy Bear icon.png
Planet Land
Space Dance 3DS icon.pngLockstep 3DS icon.pngCheer Readers 3DS icon.pngCat Clap icon.png
The Fourth Gate
Clap Trap 3DS icon.png
Mamarin Palace
Left-Hand Tower
Trio on Tour 3DS icon.pngPopular Fan Club icon.pngFigure Champion icon.pngJungle Trapeze icon.pngLeft Remix icon.png
Right-Hand Tower
Turbo Tap Trial 3DS icon.pngFrog Night icon.pngHole in One Lady icon.pngSamurai Slice 2 3DS icon.pngRight Remix icon.png
Tibby's Mom

Cosmo Dance 3DS icon.pngCosmo Rally icon.pngWorking Dough Origins icon.pngKarate Man's Father icon.pngFinal Remix icon.png

Shop No. 1
Hopping Road 3DS icon.pngNight Walk 3DS icon.pngQuiz 3DS icon.png
Shop No. 2
The Dazzles 3DS icon.pngBig Rock Finish 3DS icon.pngKarate Man Kick icon.png
Shop No. 3
Built to ScaleDouble Date 3DS icon.pngCatch of the Day 3DS icon.png
Shop No. 4
Fork Lifter 3DS icon.pngLove Rap 3DS icon.pngBossa Nova 3DS icon.png
Shop No. 5
Screwbot Factory 3DS icon.pngBoard Meeting 3DS icon.pngSamurai Slice
Shop No. 6
Packing Pests 3DS icon.pngMonkey watch 3DS icon.pngKarate Man Combo icon.png
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