Air Rally 2

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Air Rally
Keep the rally going in this
badminton game! Try not to
let the birdie go out of
bounds, though...
ConsoleWii Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Fever
Air Rally
Have you ever played
badminton this high up?
Try not to drop the
shuttlecocks, because
it's a long way down!
ConsoleWii Icon.png Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise
Air Rally 2
You know what really livens up
a long plane trip? Badminton.
It makes the miles just fly by!
Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Air Rally 2
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Prologue Wii Air Rally 2.png
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Prologue 3DS Air Rally 2.png
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Console3DS Icon.png 35

Air Rally 2 (かえってきた バドミントン?, Kaettekita Badminton), known in Rhythm Heaven Fever as Air Rally (バドミントン?, Badminton), is the 3rd Rhythm Game of Stage 3 (13th overall) in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 3rd of Honeybee Tower (35th overall) in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

The short version, Air Rally, appears in Honeybee Land in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.


Screenshot Wii Air Rally.png
Screenshot 3DS Air Rally 2.png

The game revolves around Baxter & Forthington having a game of badminton while flying in their planes. Every time Forthington hits the birdie, the player, who controls Baxter, must hit it back on the following beat. Forthington sometimes says "Ba-bum bum bum!" before hitting a birdie, indicating the player must wait two beats before hitting it back. He counts out loud, "Two, three, four!" to indicate a return to the normal beat pattern.

The game tries to visually mislead the player by having the two planes distance from each other. The beat remains the same, however, at any distance. In the middle of the game, the sun sets, leaving the two players in silhouette. At night time, the clouds start to obscure the player's vision as well.


  • Ⓐ/Tap: Swing racket

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The player hits the birdie towards Forthington.
  • Early!/Late!: The player hits the birdie, but it is knocked to the side.
  • Miss...: The birdie flies past the player. If the player misses the last one, Forthington will be quite disappointed, yelling "Come on! You can't miss the last one! How lame is that?!"


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Local Birds' Thoughts(Flag of the United States.svg) The geese say...(Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg)
GradingNG Wii.png
You missed a lot of returns.
The changes really threw you.
The fast ones zipped past you.
That couldn't even be called a rally.
You didn't hit the rhythm changes.
You let the fast ones get past you!
GradingOK Wii.png
Eh. Good enough. Good try.
GradingHI Wii.png
You kept that rally going!
You matched the changes well.
You handled the fast shots well.
That was a great rally!
You coped well with rhythm changes.
You took the fast shots in your swing.
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Local Birds' Thoughts
GradingNG 3DS.png
You missed a lot of returns.
The changes really threw you.
The long shots zipped past you.
GradingOK 3DS.png
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS.png
You kept that rally going!
You matched the changes well.
You handled the long shots well.


ConsoleWii Icon.png
GradingNG Wii.png
GradingOK Wii.png
GradingHI Wii.png
Epilogue Wii Air Rally NG.png Epilogue Wii Air Rally OK.png Epilogue Wii Air Rally HI.png
This won't end well... Let's concentrate on flying
for now.
The only way to play badminton!

Mayday, mayday!

Let's just try flying for now.

High altitude badminton is great!
Console3DS Icon.png
GradingNG 3DS.png
GradingOK 3DS.png
GradingHI 3DS.png
Epilogue 3DS Air Rally 2 NG.png Epilogue 3DS Air Rally 2 OK.png Epilogue 3DS Air Rally 2 HI.png
I blame you entirely for this. ANOTHER tied game? Outta my way, duck! I've got
a rally to maintain!

Rhythm Item

Baxter's Racket Forthington's Rival
Sprite 3DS Rhythm Item Baxter's Racket.png
Item holder.png
Ever since Baxter started
using this racket, I haven't been
able to keep up with him! I can't
believe how much better he's
gotten--I must practice...and
maybe buy a new racket!

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears on the two slow rallies just before the background changes to night in the middle of the game.

Challenge Land

Air Rally 2 appears in the following Challenge Train courses:




  • At the start of the game, a flock of geese can be seen flying by. Sometimes, this flock is replaced by Captain Blue Bird and five members of The Blue Birds. One member is also seen in the Superb epilogue.
  • Presumably due to hardware limitations, the amount of clouds was reduced in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, reducing their effectiveness as a visual distraction.

Development History

Main article: Air Rally 2/Development

In Other Languages

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese バドミントン Badminton
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Air Rally
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Air Rally
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Badminton
Air Rally[1]
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish A vuela pluma Feather flight (Phrase meaning "quickly")
Flag of Germany.svg German Badminton
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Partita al volo Match on the fly
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Air Rally[2][3]
Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese Air Rally[4][5]
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 배드민턴 Badminton

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese かえってきた バドミントン Return of Badminton
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Air Rally 2
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Air Rally 2
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Badminton extrême Extreme badminton
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish A vuelapluma 2 Feather flight 2 [Phrase meaning "quickly"]
Flag of Germany.svg German Badminton 2
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Partita al volo 2 Match on the fly 2
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 돌아온 배드민턴 Return of Badminton


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Tibby's Mom

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