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This article is about the long version of Shoot-'em-up from Rhythm Heaven Megamix. "I suppose" you may be looking for the arrange version in Rhythm Heaven?
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Shoot-'em-up 2
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Shoot-'em-up 2 (かえってきた シューティング Kaettekita Shooting?), known as Shoot-'Em-Up (シューティング Shooting?) in Rhythm Heaven, is the 2nd Rhythm Game of the second stage (7th overall) in Rhythm Heaven and the 2nd of Citrus Tower (44th overall) in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

The short version, Shoot-'em-up, appears in Citrus Land in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

The arrange version, Shoot-'Em-Up 2, appears in the tenth stage of Rhythm Heaven.


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Screenshot 3DS Shoot-'em-up 2.png

The player controls the Blastronaut on a mission to stop aliens from invading Earth. The game is played in first person view from the spaceship. A varying number of aliens appear on the screen one by one in groups. After four beats, the aliens attack. The player must attack them in the same order and timing, relying on the rhythm of the music. If a beat is missed, the alien is missed and damages the spaceship. The Shoot-'Em-Up Radio Lady appears at the start of each wave and the end of the game to give advice.


  • Ⓐ or ✚/Tap: Shoot

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The alien ship is destroyed completely.
  • Early!/Late!: The alien ship is struck down, but not destroyed. In Rhythm Heaven only, this does not cause the player to fail a Perfect Campaign.
  • Miss...: The alien damages the player's spaceship.


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Commander's Debriefing
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Some enemies got past you.
The high-speed volleys are tricky.
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Hm... (US.svg)/Hmm... (UK.svg)
Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
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That was a glorious battle.
Your 8-shot volleys were amazing!
Nice work, right to the end!
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Commander's Debriefing
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Some enemies got past you.
You seemed intimidated by swarms.
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Eh. Passable.
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That was a glorious battle.
You weren't fazed by any number of foes!


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Epilogue DS Shoot-'Em-Up NG.png Epilogue DS Shoot-'Em-Up OK.png Epilogue DS Shoot-'Em-Up HI.png
The planet is ours!
Mission accomplished!
But just barely...
An overwhelming victory! Well done!
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Epilogue 3DS Shoot-'em-up 2 NG.png Epilogue 3DS Shoot-'em-up 2 OK.png Epilogue 3DS Shoot-'em-up 2 HI.png
We win this time, humans! That was a close fight. Great shooting!

Endless Game

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Shoot-'Em-Up (シューティング Shooting?) is the 2nd Endless Game in Rhythm Heaven, unlocked with 7 Medals.

Gameplay is about the same as the non-endless version, but differences appear:

  • The player has a life bar which is depleted with every miss. If the player is hit when the bar is empty, the game is over. The life bar gradually refills after being depleted any amount.
  • The player receives points for every successful shot in a pattern, going from 100, 200, 500 and 1000. Defeating every enemy in every half of a wave awards the player a "PERFECT BONUS" of 1000 points.
  • The Shoot-'Em-Up Radio Lady doesn't appear between waves, instead she congratulates the player for reaching certain scores. Reaching the end of a wave instead causes a warp effect, which changes the background (notably, the last background is also used in Shoot-'Em-Up 2), after which the set of backgrounds repeat, but with a different color.
  • Once the player has reached the end of the non-endless game, the last three enemies do not appear. Instead, it goes to the last two waves of Shoot-'Em-Up 2, after which the waves are randomized. The enemies also change shape for the rest of the game, which have stricter timing. Internally, they are known as "enemy_mini".
  • After clearing 20 waves, the music becomes quieter. After clearing 30 waves, it becomes muted completely.

Rhythm Item

Model Spaceship Have an Adult Help You
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It's a Space Battleship STG-7
Plastic Model Kit in 1/48 scale!
The cockpit is amazingly

Note: Pilot not included.

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears at the end of the fourth wave.

Challenge Land

Shoot-'em-up 2 appears in the following Challenge Train courses:



Rhythm Heaven Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Heaven - Shoot-'Em-Up (Perfect) (English)-0


Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Shoot-'em-up 2 (Perfect) (English)


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In Other Languages

Rhythm Heaven

Language Name Meaning
JP.svg Japanese シューティング
US.svg English Shoot-'Em-Up From shoot-'em-up, a narrative media which depicts gunplay.
FR.svg French Bataille galactique Galactic battle
DU.svg German Kosmorock
MedalCornerDSIcon.png Kosmorock X
MedalCornerDSIcon.png Cosmorock X
IT.svg Italian Meteoritmi Pun on "Meteoriti" (Meteorites) and "ritmi" (rhythm)
ES.svg Spanish Guerra Galáctica Galactic War
KR.svg Korean 슈팅

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Language Name Meaning
JP.svg Japanese かえってきた シューティング
Kaettekita Shūtingu
Return of Shooting
US.svg English Shoot-'em-up 2
FR.svg French Le retour de la bataille galactique Return of the galactic battle
DU.svg German Kosmorock 2 Cosmorock 2
IT.svg Italian Meteoritmi 2 Pun on "Meteoriti" (Meteorites) and "ritmi" (rhythm)
ES.svg Spanish Guerra galáctica 2 Galactic war 2
KR.svg Korean 돌아온 슈팅
Dol-aon Syuting
Return of Shooting
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
LogoRhythmTengoku.svg Ura Otoko Baikin Hakase SP EndlessGameQuizShowIcon.png EndlessGameMannequinIcon.png
LogoRhythmHeaven.svg EndlessGameCoinTossIcon.gif Shoot-'Em-Up EndlessGameTunnelIcon.gif Samurai Slice EndlessGameGlassTappersIcon.gif EndlessGameRhythmoveDungeonIcon.gif
One Player
EndlessGameMrUpbeatWiiIcon.gif EndlessGameWakeUpCallerIcon.gif Munchy Monk EndlessGameLadyCupidIcon.gif EndlessGameManzaiIcon.gif EndlessGameEndlessRemixENIcon.gif
Two Player
EndlessGameClapTrapIcon.gif EndlessGameMochiPoundingIcon.gif EndlessGameKungFuBallIcon.gif EndlessGamePirateCrewIcon.gif Bossa Nova
LogoRhythmHeavenMegamix.svg Coin toss icon.png Sick Beats Chicken Race icon.png Clap Trap 3DS icon.png