Rat Race

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ConsoleGBA Icon.png Rhythm Tengoku
Kossori Rat
You are a mouse.
To reach your
beloved cheese,
Stop & Go!!
ConsoleGBA Icon.png (Translation)
ConsoleArcade Icon.png Rhythm Tengoku
Kossori Rat
You are a mouse.
To reach your beloved cheese,
Stop & Go!!
ConsoleArcade Icon.png (Translation)
Rat Race
You are a rat. She is a cat.
You love cheese. We have all the
ingredients of a tense encounter.
Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rat Race
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Prologue GBA Rat Race.png
ConsoleArcade Icon.png
Prologue Arcade Rat Race.png
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Prologue 3DS Rat Race.png
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Rat Race (こっそりラット?, Kossori Rat) is the 3rd Rhythm Game of Stage 2 (9th overall) in Rhythm Tengoku and the 1st Rhythm Game of Donut Tower (48th overall) in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.


Screenshot GBA Kossori Rat.png
Screenshot Arcade Kossori Rat.png
Screenshot 3DS Rat Race.png

The three Rats run across a very, very long kitchen table. During the Practice and Remixes (and in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, the first half of the game), the frontmost rat uses a stoplight to give signals. Ms. Whiskers repeatedly pops up to try to catch the rats, and when she appears, they need to stop behind a stack of plates. The music goes quiet for a few bit before it starts building up, and the rats prepare to run off.


  • Ⓐ (Hold)/Tap (Hold): Stop
  • Ⓐ (Release)/Tap (Release): Go

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The white rat stops and starts correctly.
  • Early!/Late!: When stopping, the white rat halts abrutly, sweating a little. When starting, the white rat starts moving at the wrong time.
  • Miss...: When stopping, the white rat bumps into the rat infront of him, causing it to get angry. When starting, the white rat stays in place, causing the one behind him to bump into him. If the player holds for too long, the white rat falls behind, and automatically starts moving to catch up. If any rat happens to not be covered by dishes when Ms. Whiskers comes up, they will cower in fear and sweat profusely.


ConsoleGBA Icon.png
なかまから ひとこと (A word from your friends)
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キレが ないよ。
でだしが ぐだぐだ・・・
もう! ジャマしないでよ!
(You weren't sharp.)
(Your starts were delayed...)
(Hey! Don't get in the way!)
GradingOK GBA.png
まぁまぁ、 かな。
よしと します。
(Well, I wonder.)
(For now...)
(All right.)
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きっちり とまってる!
でだしが バッチリ!
(Your stops were tight!)
(Your starts were great!)
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Hushed Whispers
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Work on those stops!
You need to practice your starts.
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Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS.png
Your stops were perfect!
Great starts!


ConsoleGBA Icon.png
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GradingOK GBA.png
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Epilogue GBA Rat Race NG.png Epilogue GBA Rat Race OK.png Epilogue GBA Rat Race HI.png
チーズ 食べたいよ~… チーズ おいしいね。 みんな、 よかったネ!
(I wanna eat some cheese...) (Cheese is yummy.) (Everyone, it was good!)
ConsoleArcade Icon.png
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GradingOK Arcade.png
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Epilogue Arcade Rat Race NG.png Epilogue Arcade Rat Race OK.png Epilogue Arcade Rat Race HI.png
チーズ 食べたいよ~… チーズ おいしいね。 みんな、 よかったネ!
(I wanna eat some cheese...) (Cheese is yummy.) (Everyone, it was good!)
Console3DS Icon.png
GradingNG 3DS.png
GradingOK 3DS.png
GradingHI 3DS.png
Epilogue 3DS Rat Race NG.png Epilogue 3DS Rat Race OK.png Epilogue 3DS Rat Race HI.png
I guess we could try to eat the
You know, I really like cheese.
Like, a LOT.
We'll have to start a family to eat
all this!

Rhythm Item

Stoplight Yellow Means Cheese
Sprite 3DS Rhythm Item Stoplight.png
Item holder.png
This antique traffic signal has been
used to train young rats for many
generations. They train hard every
night, since they know their survival
(and cheese consumption) depends
on it.

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears on the second stop after the stoplight is thrown away.

Challenge Land

Rat Race appears in the following Challenge Train courses:


Kossori Rat 2P

こっそりラット 2P
ConsoleArcade Icon.png Rhythm Tengoku
Kossori Rat 2P
You are a mouse.
To reach your beloved cheese,
Stop & Go!!
ConsoleArcade Icon.png (Translation)
こっそりラット 2P
ConsoleArcade Icon.png
Prologue Arcade Rat Race.png
ConsoleArcade Icon.png 6
Two Player
<< Game GBA 2-1.png Game GBA 2-3.png Game GBA 3-3.png Game GBA 2-5.png >>

Kossori Rat 2P (こっそりラット 2P?, Kossori Rat 2P) is the 2nd Rhythm Game of Stage 2 (6th overall) in the 2P mode of Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade).

It plays the same as the 1P version, but there is a second set of rats, with both players controlling the white rats. Interestingly, while most 2P games show a How to Play video instead of a Practice, Kossori Rat 2P shows a How to Play video, and a Practice right after.



Development History

Main article: Rat Race/Development

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese こっそりラット Sneaky Rat
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Rat Race Pun on the phrase "rat race"
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Rat Race
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Rats cache-cache Rats hide and seek
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Ratas a la carrera Rats on the run
Flag of Germany.svg German Rennratten Racing Rats
Flag of Italy.svg Italian La corsa dei topi The racing rats
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 생쥐 레이스 Rat Race
Rhythm Tengoku (GBA/Arcade)
One Player
KaratekaRhythm DatsumoMarcherAir BatterPachi Pachi SanninshuRemix 1
Shiroi ObakeGame GBA 2-2.pngKossori RatBaikin HakaseGame GBA 2-5.pngRemix 2
Game GBA 3-1.pngGame GBA 3-2.pngUsagi TobiGame GBA 3-4.pngGame GBA 3-5.pngRemix 3
QuizGame GBA 4-2.pngRhythm o ShujiGame GBA 4-4.pngGame GBA 4-5.pngRemix 4
Hopping RoadNinjaGame GBA 5-3.pngGame GBA 5-4.pngTap DanceRemix 5
Bari Bari SanninshuGame GBA 6-2.pngCosmo DanceGame GBA 6-4.pngSuper TapRemix 6

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Arcade Exclusive
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Two Player
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Rhythm Heaven
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Rhythm RallyShoot-'Em-UpGame DS 2-3.pngGame DS 2-4.pngRemix 2
Game DS 3-1.pngGame DS 3-2.pngGame DS 3-3.pngGame DS 3-4.pngRemix 3
Game DS 4-1.pngGame DS 4-2.pngGame DS 4-3.pngGame DS 4-4.pngRemix 4
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Rhythm Rally 2Fillbots 2Game DS 8-3.pngGame DS 8-4.pngRemix 8
Game DS 9-1.pngKarate Man 2Glee Club 2Game DS 9-4.pngRemix 9
Shoot-'Em-Up 2Game DS 10-2.pngGame DS 10-3.pngGame DS 10-4.pngRemix 10
Rhythm Heaven Fever
One Player
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Game Wii 2-1.pngGame Wii 2-2.pngGame Wii 2-3.pngGame Wii 2-4.pngRemix 2
Game Wii 3-1.pngBuilt to ScaleAir RallyFigure FighterRemix 3
Game Wii 4-1.pngGame Wii 4-2.pngMicro-RowSamurai SliceRemix 4
Game Wii 5-1.pngFlipper-FlopGame Wii 5-3.pngGame Wii 5-4.pngRemix 5
Game Wii 6-1.pngGame Wii 6-2.pngGame Wii 6-3.pngGame Wii 6-4.pngRemix 6
Game Wii 7-1.pngGame Wii 7-2.pngGame Wii 7-3.pngKarate ManRemix 7
Night Walk
Game Wii 8-1.pngGame Wii 8-2.pngBuilt to Scale 2Game Wii 8-4.pngRemix 8
Game Wii 9-1.pngGame Wii 9-2.pngGame Wii 9-3.pngGame Wii 9-4.pngRemix 9
Figure Fighter 2Micro-Row 2Game Wii 10-3.pngKarate Man 2Remix 10
Two Player
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Extra Games
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Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Earth World
Honeybee Land
Karate ManGame 3DS ntrRobot S.pngGame 3DS rvlBadminton S.pngGame 3DS ctrStep S.png
Machine Land
Game 3DS agbHair S.pngGame 3DS ntrChorus S.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle S.pngGame 3DS ctrFruitbasket S.png
The First Gate
Game 3DS ntrCoinToss L.png
Citrus Land
Game 3DS agbClap S.pngGame 3DS ntrShooting S.pngGame 3DS rvlFlea S.pngGame 3DS ctrInterprerter S.png
Donut Land
Game 3DS agbRabbit L.pngGame 3DS ntrAirboard L.pngGame 3DS rvlBatting L.pngGame 3DS ctrChameleon L.png
The Second Gate
Sick Beats
Barbershop Land

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Songbird Land
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The Third Gate
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Lush Woods
Lush Tower
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Honeybee Tower
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Machine Tower
Game 3DS agbHair L.pngGame 3DS ntrChorus L.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle L.pngGame 3DS ctrFruitbasket L.pngGame 3DS remix 01.png
Citrus Tower
Game 3DS agbClap L.pngGame 3DS ntrShooting L.pngGame 3DS rvlFlea L.pngGame 3DS ctrInterprerter L.pngGame 3DS remix 02.png
Donut Tower
Game 3DS agbRat L.pngGame 3DS ntrIdol L.pngGame 3DS rvlManju L.pngGame 3DS ctrBlanco L.pngGame 3DS remix 03.png
Barbershop Tower
Game 3DS agbGhost L.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong L.pngGame 3DS rvlGoma L.pngGame 3DS ctrWoodCat L.pngGame 3DS remix 04.png
Songbird Tower
Game 3DS agbTap L.pngGame 3DS ntrFrog L.pngGame 3DS rvlInterview L.pngGame 3DS ctrTango L.pngGame 3DS remix 05.png
Heaven World
Star Land
Game 3DS agbTono L.pngGame 3DS ntrCameraMan L.pngGame 3DS rvlRocket L.pngGame 3DS ctrPillow L.png
Comet Land
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Planet Land
Game 3DS agbSpaceDance L.pngGame 3DS ntrBackbeat L.pngGame 3DS rvlBook L.pngGame 3DS ctrTeppan L.png
The Fourth Gate
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Mamarin Palace
Left-Hand Tower
Game 3DS agbClap A.pngGame 3DS ntrIdol A.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle A.pngGame 3DS ctrBlanco A.pngGame 3DS remix 06 2.png
Right-Hand Tower
Game 3DS agbTap A.pngGame 3DS ntrFrog A.pngGame 3DS rvlGolf A.pngGame 3DS ctrDotsamurai A.pngGame 3DS remix 07 2.png
Tibby's Mom

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Shop No. 1
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Shop No. 2
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Shop No. 3
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Shop No. 4
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Shop No. 5
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Shop No. 6
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