"Invasion alert! Invasion alert! Scramble
fighters, STAT! Or...practice first, and
then scramble. Whatever works for you.
— Shoot-'em-up Description

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シューティング Shuutingu
Story shoot em up
BPM 142
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 11
Perfect Reward 1 Flow Ball

Shoot-'em-up (シューティング shutingu "shooting") is the 11th minigame and it's a variant of Shoot-'Em-Up from Rhythm Heaven that appears in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. The player controls a Blastronaut in a spaceship on an important mission to stop the aliens from invading Earth with little help of Shoot-'Em-Up Radio Lady.

A sequel later appears in Citrus Tower under the title Shoot-'em-up 2.


Story shoot em up gameplay
This game is played in first person view from the spaceship. A varying number of aliens will appear on the screen one by one in groups. All aliens have appeared when the music reaches the end of its chorus. The player must then repeat the number and time they appeared, relying on the rhythm of the music. If a beat is missed, that alien will escape and damage your spaceship. Pressing A or D-Pad will shoot and destroy an alien. Notice that there are only two waves of aliens coming in two verses in this game instead of three.


Button Mode

  • A or D-Pad: Shoot

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Shoot

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The alien is destroyed completely
  • Barely: The alien is only disabled, not completely destroyed. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The alien damages the player's spaceship.

Rating Notes


  • "Commander's Debriefing"

Try Again

  • "Some enemies got past you."
  • "Your trigger finger is a little slow."


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "That was a glorious battle."
  • "Incredible work on the fast shots!"


Rhythm Item


CommPad Ethical Dilemma
I don't know if I should report the captain--he keeps using his CommPad to invite us out for coffee and dessert after our missions. It's against the rules... but I love dessert.

Skill Star

At the end of the first wave, when there are only two aliens, shoot the second one perfectly to collect the star.

Challenge Train

  • Punch! Shoot! Smack!



  • The Radio Lady informs you on a CommPad, which looks like a Wii U gamepad.
  • The planet Jupiter can be seen in the background.
  • The Radio Lady resembles Zero Suit Samus from the Metroid series.
  • The title for this and Shoot-'em-up 2, are called Shoot-'em-Up, if you play these game's songs in the Museum.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japaneseシューティング Shooting
FR FrenchBataille galactique
DU GermanKosmorock
ES SpanishGuerra galáctica
IT ItalianMeteoritmi
KR Korean슈팅 Shooting


Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Shoot-'em-up (Perfect) (English)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Shoot-'em-up (Perfect) (English)

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