"Don't drop the ball!
It takes some crafty
legwork to keep that
thing in the air!
Kick, kick, kick!
— Space Soccer Description

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Space Soccer
リフティング Lifting
Space Soccer
BPM 102 (Practice)
130 (Gameplay)
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Game Number 26
Perfect Reward Space Soccer song

Space Soccer (リフティング Lifting?) is the 26th minigame unlocked in Rhythm Heaven. This game involves a Space Kicker who practices juggling a soccer ball by using only his legs. A sequel is unlocked later on, called Space Soccer 2.


Space Soccer gameplay

The objective of the game is to keep the ball aloft by kicking it in time with the rhythm. Four other Space Kickers will also join in sync midway through the game.
The player taps to kick the ball in time with the music. The space kicker will frequently kick the ball up higher and say, "High, kick, toe!" and the player has to flick the stylus to keep the ball in the air.


  • Tap: Kick
  • Flick: High kick

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The ball is kicked up and the gameplay smoothly continues.
  • Barely: The ball is kicked up and the gameplay smoothly continues. A barely counts as a hit.
  • Miss: The ball falls and another ball appears at the beginning of the following measure. If the player flicks the stylus too quickly or too late after holding it down, the space kicker makes a shocked expression and miss the ball completely.

Rating Notes


  • "Cosmic Coach says..."

Try Again

  • "Watch your knees!"
  • "You need to work on your trapping."


  • "Hm...
  • "I don't know..."
  • "Good enough..."
  • "I guess that was all right."


  • "Good knee kicks there!"
  • "Your kick has a nice snap to it!"
  • "Nice trapping legwork!"




Rhythm Heaven - Space Soccer (Perfect) (English)-0

Rhythm Heaven - Space Soccer (Perfect) (English)-0


  • There are some unused sprites of the Space Kicker: the first one has his eyes crossed out, the second one has a small smile, and the third has a psychopathic grin.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP JapaneseリフティングLifting
FR FrenchFootball spatial
DU GermanAstro-Kicker
ES SpanishFútbol Espacial
IT ItalianCalcio spaziale
KR Korean스페이스 사커Space Soccer

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