"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 Rifutingu
Space Soccer
BPM 102 (during practice)
130 (during gameplay)
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Game Number 26
Perfect Reward Space Soccer song

Space Soccer (リフティング Rifutingu?, "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: N/A
  • 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!"




  • There are unused sprites of the Space Kicker, with the first one being the Space Kicker with his eyes crossed out, the second one being the Space Kicker with a small smile, and the third being the Space Kicker with a psychopathic grin.
  • If the game is modded so that all of the regular kicking cues are replaced with "High", the ball will be lifted so high, that it will leave the screen!


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

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

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese リフティング Lifting
FR French Football spatial
ES Spanish Fútbol Espacial
D German Astro-Kicker
IT Italian Calcio spaziale
Flag of South Korea Korean 스페이스 사커 Space Soccer