Rhythm Heaven

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"Tap into the rhythm, and experience a little slice of Rhythm Heaven in the palm of your hand. Over 50 rhythm games will get you tapping, flicking and sliding to the beat. Ever stomp your feet to the pulse of your favorite song? Does the groove just get you every time? Then go with the flow, and let the rhythm be your guide!"
Rhythm Heaven Official Site

Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm heaven box art.jpg
RH EU Boxart.jpg
RH JP Boxart.png
RH Korean Boxart.jpg
Nintendo SPD1
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.svg July 31, 2008
Flag of the United States.svg April 5, 2009
Flag of Europe.svg May 1, 2009
Flag of South Korea.svg September 24, 2009
ESRB:ESRB E.png - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.png - 3 years and up
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
USK:USK 0.png - All ages
One Player
50 (+1 Credits)

Rhythm Heaven (リズムてんごくゴールド?, Rhythm Tengoku Gold), known as Rhythm Paradise in Europe and Rhythm World[1] (리듬 세상?, Lideum Sesang) in Korea, is the second game in the Rhythm Heaven Series, released for the Nintendo DS on July 31, 2008 in Japan, April 5, 2009 in North America, May 1, 2009 in Europe and September 24, 2009 in South Korea. It was the first game to be released outside of Japan.


The game is meant to be played by holding the Nintendo DS sideways. Left-handers have an option to change the position of the visual gameplay to allow easier playing. The game primarily uses the Touch Screen. The controls, just like every other game in the series, are very basic. There are four main mechanics used, both for all of the Rhythm Game available to play and just getting around the game itself. These controls are tapping, holding, sliding and flicking, in addition to the 🄻 and 🅁 buttons that are used in exclusively Rockers 2. The Start button is used to pause during a Rhythm Game.

Rhythm Games

Official Websites


Rhythm Heaven Demo Version

Rhythm Heaven Demo Version (リズムてんごくゴールド体験版[2]?, Rhythm Tengoku Gold Taikenban), also known as Rhythm Paradise Demo Version in Europe, is a stripped down version of the game for demo purposes. One version of the demo was playable at kiosks, while the other version could be downloaded through the Nintendo Channel's DS Download Service and through the DS Download Station.

Screenshot DS Title Demo Kiosk.png

In the kiosk version, the game starts with a seizure warning screen, followed by the game's title screen (with "Demo Version" added to the logo), and starting the game goes directly to Practice Flicking (which can be skipped), after which the player goes to the Game Select, with only the first Rhythm Game available.

Curiously, clearing Built to Scale unlocks both Glee Club and Fillbots at once, after which both must be cleared to unlock Fan Club. The Game Select also has a padlock for Remix 1, which is inaccessible.

After completing all the Rhythm Games, The Bandleader shows up to say that this is all the demo includes, and the game returns to the title screen.

Screenshot DS Title Demo Download.png

When starting up the DS Download version, the game asks the player if they are "Left or Right?"-handed. After the choice is made, the player meets The Bandleader who first thanks the player for downloading the demo, after which they are taken to Practice Flicking (which can be skipped), and then they are taken directly to the first Rhythm Game. After each game, The Bandleader shows up to comment on the rating. If the player got OK or higher, they move on to the next game, without the Game Select.

After completing all the Rhythm Games, The Bandleader shows up to say that this is all the demo includes, and it returns to the "Left or Right?" question.

Although the player can obtain Medals in both versions, the Medal Corner is never unlocked.

In both versions, all epilogues are replaced with one thanking the player for playing the game (all of which play the "OK" jingle). It depicts the Girl next to the game's boxart. The text differs between the Flag of the United States.svg and Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg versions.


Rhythm Heaven received fairly positive reviews. Official Nintendo Magazine gave this game 82% for it's "hilarious games" and "superb soundtrack" but it was marred of it's length.[3] Jeremy Parish of 1UP.com gave this game a B+ as a "must-play experience" but felt forced to make use of the touch screen[4][dead link]. Craig Harris of IGN gave the game an "Amazing" rating of 9.0 for being "off-the-wall" and "incredibly fun and addictive" but criticized the "awful lyrics" in songs[5]. This game is known to be favorable on Metacritic, with an average score of 84[6].


Development History

Main article: Rhythm Heaven/Development

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese リズムてんごくゴールド Rhythm Heaven Gold
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Rhythm Heaven
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Rhythm Paradise
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg FrenchNOA Rhythm Heaven[7][8]
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg FrenchNOE Rhythm Paradise
Flag of Mexico.svg SpanishNOA Rhythm Heaven[9]
Flag of Spain.svg SpanishNOE Rhythm Paradise
Flag of Germany.svg German Rhythm Paradise
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Rhythm Paradise
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Rhythm Paradise[10]
Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese Rhythm Paradise[11]
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Rhythm Paradise[12]
Flag of the Republic of China.svg ChineseTR 節奏天國GOLD[13] Rhythm Heaven GOLD
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 리듬 세상
Rhythm World[1]
Rhythm World
Rhythm World


Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Games
Built to ScaleGlee ClubFillbotsGame DS 1-4.pngRemix 1
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
Game DS 5-1.pngGame DS 5-2.pngGame DS 5-3.pngGame DS 5-4.pngRemix 5
Game DS 6-1.pngGame DS 6-2.pngGame DS 6-3.pngKarate ManRemix 6
Built to Scale 2Game DS 7-2.pngFrog Hop 2Game DS 7-4.pngRemix 7
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
Medal Corner Endless Games
Game DS E-1.gifShoot-'Em-UpGame DS E-3.gifSamurai SliceGame DS E-5.gifGame DS E-6.gif
Rhythm Toys
Game DS T-1.gifGame DS T-2.gifGame DS T-3.gifGame DS T-4.gifGame DS T-5.gifGame DS T-6.gifGame DS T-7.gif
Guitar Lessons
★Basic Course★
Crop Stomp SongGlee Club SongBuilt to Scale SongFreeze Frame Song
Guitar Lessons
★Technical Course★
Munchy Monk SongSpace Soccer SongSplashdown SongFrog Hop 2
CafeGame DS B-Medal.pngGame DS B-Credit.pngGame DS B-Complete.png
Music CornerReading CornerPractice FlickingPerfect CampaignCharactersThe Rhythm LeagueRhythm HeavenRock 'n' Roll HallDevelopment HistoryRhythm Tengoku Gold Comic
RTCMCSoundtrack cover.jpgRTGCVCSoundtrack cover.jpgRhythmheaven MAINICON.png
Rhythm Heaven Series
Logo GBA Rhythm Tengoku.svg Logo DS Rhythm Heaven.svg Logo Wii Rhythm Heaven Fever.svg Logo 3DS Rhythm Heaven Megamix.svg
2006, GBA • 2007, Arcade 2008-2009, DS 2011-2012, Wii • 2016, Wii U 2015-2016, 3DS