Rhythm Heaven Megamix
"Rhythmic gaming bliss, goats eating turnips, and the funkiest tunes you've ever bashed a button to? This must be the Rhythm Heaven™ Megamix. With 70+ rhythm games, including new ones, remixed fan-favorites, and US debuts, this fresh mix has it all. Try to reach Heaven World as you stab viruses, feed a bear, and more! Just don't miss a beat."
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (リズム天国 ザ・ベスト＋?, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+), also known as Rhythm Paradise Megamix in Europe, and Rhythm Sesang: The Best+ (리듬 세상 더 베스트＋?, Rhythm World: The Best+) in Korea, is the fourth game in the Rhythm Heaven Series, released for the Nintendo 3DS on June 11th, 2015 in Japan, June 16th, 2016 in North America, October 21st, 2016 in Europe, October 22nd, 2016 in Australia, and December 1st, 2016 in South Korea.
This game includes 63 Rhythm Games from the previous three Rhythm Heaven games (18 of previous ones are located at the Shop), 19 new ones, 12 "short" versions, 4 Endless Games, and 10 Remixes, making for a total of 108 games in all.
Notably, the North American version was only made available for download on the Nintendo eShop and never received a physical release unlike in other regions. As the Nintendo eShop closed in March of 2023, this version can no longer be purchased.
During the story of the game, the player helps a character named Tibby get back to Heaven World by completing various Rhythm Games and restoring the flow. On their way, they meet various characters who guide them through their various lands; as well as the Gatekeeper Trio who block their path.
Challenge Land is a new feature in Rhythm Heaven Megamix which allows up to 4 players to play various courses consisting of Rhythm Games with altered rules. The Perfect Campaign returns, as part of Challenge Land. If the player misses during an attempt, the game ends with the message "You Missed..." instead of continuing like a normal game. After a Perfect is obtained, the player does not receive a Gift. Instead, each campaign awards one Flow Ball, which can used to purchase Rhythm Games at the Shop.
The majority of games appear over the course of the story, where they are grouped into Stages of four; one from Rhythm Tengoku, one from Rhythm Heaven, one from Rhythm Heaven Fever, and one new for Rhythm Heaven Megamix. All towers have a Remix at the end as well.
The games in Honeybee Land, Machine Land, Citrus Land and Barbershop Land are short versions of the original games with new music and visuals. They take the original name and description of the games, while the long versions, being the actual original games, are given new names, which in English often coincide with the arrange versions in previous installments.
At the beginning of the game, Tibby accidentally falls off Heaven World. A mysterious individual (the player) finds him, and agrees to help him return to Heaven World. The two see a Green Tower in the distance, and decide to go to it. They pass through various lands, helping various people with their troubles by clearing Rhythm Games along the way in order to progress.
Once Tibby and the player finally reach Lush Woods, where the Lush Tower can be found, they meet Trey. He has been guarding the tower for a long time, and agrees to help Tibby reach Heaven World by having him and the player climb the tower, clearing Rhythm Games in order to restore the flow to the tower, and thus activate its power.
After Tibby and the player clear Lush Tower, Tibby tries to use its power to return to Heaven World, but it is not enough. Trey informs him that they need a rainbow of power for that, after which the six towers appear. Tibby and the player are allowed to tackle them in any order they wish. The short versions from the lands return as "powered-up" Rhythm Games, which are the original versions, but renamed to avoid confusion. Many of their names and descriptions now coincide with their arrange versions, however.
After the six towers of Lush Woods are cleared, they focus their power into Lush Tower to create a rainbow, which allows Tibby to return to Heaven World. The story appears to be finished, however, Tibby sends a letter to the player saying there's trouble in Heaven World, asking for their help.
The player, using the letter to climb up the rainbow, reaches Heaven World. Tibby explains that he doesn't know what's happened, but trusts that with the player's help, they can fix it. They pass through a few lands, helping Tibby's friends by clearing Rhythm Games along the way in order to progress. Along the way, they learn that a strange sound was heard coming from Tibby's house, and dark clouds covered the sky. This lead to the inhabitants feeling depressed, not knowing who could've done this.
After clearing all of the lands along the way, the duo finally reach Mamarin Palace, which is also Tibby's Mom. Here they meet Colin, who has been looking for Tibby to inform him that Tibby's Mom is in trouble. He asks the duo to climb up to the top of the palace to ask her face-to-face what's happened. To open the door however, they need to climb up the two towers next to the palace, clearing the Rhythm Games in them to restore the flow, and thus unlock the door to the palace proper.
The Rhythm Games in this section are the arrange versions. In some cases, these end up being the *third* version of some games, having a completely new name and description. Notably, Karate Man Senior is not an arrangement of any existing game, but is present here nonetheless.
After clearing the Rhythm Games within Tibby's Mom and climbing to the top, Tibby tries talking to her. Although she doesn't respond, Tibby explains to her how much has happened along his way back, meeting a lot of people, and learning that everyone else has troubles like him. He says he has decided to live as one who helps others, but still gets no response from his mother. She then exhales, revealing she was actually holding her breath to cure her hiccups the whole time, which is what caused the spooky voice and gloomy skies in Heaven World.
Saffron's Shop (available after The First Gate) allows the player to purchase Rhythm Items, Music and Rhythm Games. All games in the Shop are returning from previous games in the series, though they can only be played in the Museum. Versions of them can be played on the Challenge Train even before they are bought.
In the Café, the player can access (from left to right) StreetPass Terrace, the Stable, talking to the Barista and other characters, the Shop, Museum, Badges, Memories, and Mascots. Each option is unlocked after certain points in the game. Notably, the Barista no longer helps the player skip games they are having trouble with; instead, Rupert shows up when it's time for that, and charges a fee to skip the game.
Endless Games return in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, including one game from each installment, and a new one of its own. They are unlocked by completing all three Trials set by the Gatekeeper Trio on that game's Gate, after which the endless game will be available in the Museum.
While most games returned in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, 24 didn't make the cut. The following are the games from past installments of Rhythm Heaven that did not return for Rhythm Heaven Megamix. (Arrange versions whose long version is in Rhythm Heaven Megamix are written in this font. Remixes, Endless Games, Games, and Two-Player Games aren't listed.) Many of the Arrange versions have new patterns or new cues, which also exist in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, but are never used. It is debatable how many of these were actually intended to appear in the game or were simply leftover data from the porting process.
Several scrapped new games can also be found.
- リズム天国 ザ・ベスト＋ (Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+)
- Rhythm Heaven Megamix for Nintendo 3DS - Nintendo Game Details [Archive]
- Rhythm Paradise Megamix | Nintendo 3DSs | Games | Nintendo
- 리듬 세상 더 베스트 플러스 (Rhythm Sesang: The Best+) [Archive]
Rhythm Heaven Megamix Demo
Rhythm Heaven Megamix Demo (リズム天国 ザ・ベスト＋ 体験版?, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Taikenhan), also known as Rhythm Paradise Megamix Demo in Europe, and 리듬 세상 더 베스트＋ 체험판 (Lideum Sesang Deo Beseuteu Peulleoseu Cheheompan?, Rhythm World The Best Plus Trial Version) in Korea, was released on June 15th, 2016 in North America and September 2nd, 2016 in Europe and Australia, along with the full release of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It includes limited versions of the Rhythm Games and Challenge Land from the full version.
When choosing "Try Rhythm Games!", the player goes directly to the Introduction (which can be skipped), after which they meet Tibby, who rapid-fires through several games, and comments after each one. If the player gets an OK or higher, they move on to the next game.
All epilogues are replaced with one thanking the player for playing the game (all of which play the "OK" jingle). It depicts Tibby calling out to the player. The text differs between the and versions.
|Try out Rhythm Heaven Megamix!||Try out Rhythm Heaven Megamix!||Try out Rhythm Heaven Megamix!|
I hope you had fun!
I hope you had fun!
I hope you had fun!
The "Challenge Land (Multiplayer)" mode contains three courses not found in the full version; however, it is not playable solo. There are also two Rhythm Games exclusive to this mode.
Rhythm Tengoku: The Uta Matsuri+
Rhythm Tengoku: The Uta Matsuri+ (リズム天国 ザ・歌祭り＋?, Rhythm Heaven The Song Festival+) was a promotional concert for the game held at AKIHABARA Backstage pass in Japan and streamed live on nicovideo on June 26th, 2015. It was hosted by Araken.
The songs performed during this concert were Thrilling! Is this love? by Ari~sa, Tonight by Mana Ogawa, Tokimeki no Story by Tokimekist (Mai-chan, Yurinko), Love Ooh Ooh Paradise by THE POSSIBLE, Classmate by Pajama Musume Club (Karen, Moeazu) and finally Thrilling! Is this love? (New Arrange Version), once again by Ari~sa with backing from all of the other singers.
The game received favourable reviews from Famitsu reviewers, where it received a score of 34/40 and is known to be favorable on Metacritic with an average score of 83. This game debuted at No. 1 in Japanese charts maintained by Media Create. According to a report, this game sold over 500,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2015. As of February 2016, the total sales in Japan reached 650,000 copies.
- This is the only Rhythm Heaven game to:
- Not be fully available physically, as the North American version is only available for download on the Nintendo eShop and never received a physical cartridge or box. All other regions have physical cartridges and boxes.
- Be unattainable to buy a North American copy, as the Nintendo eShop closed in March of 2023.
- Have more than 50 Rhythm Games, totalling 104.
- Have games with up to three versions.
- Have no new Prologue jingles, aside from remixed ones from previous games and for Remixes.
- This is the second time where Karate Man is the first Rhythm Game, after Rhythm Tengoku. It also features three Karate Man games as the end of a Stage, like in Rhythm Heaven and Rhythm Heaven Fever.
- During the Memory "To Heaven World", the following things and characters from various games can be seen.
- The tree from Lush Remix.
- The Huebirds of Happiness from Flock Step.
- The Skill Star.
- The planet from Remix 7 of Rhythm Heaven Fever.
- The Rhythm Rockets from Launch Party.
- The Space Umpire From Spaceball.
- The huge machine from Working Dough. It also shines the color of the forest.
- Play-Yan and the star from Night Walk.
- The rice ball from Spaceball.
- All the colors for each Remix.
- The Rabbits from Bunny Hop.
- The outline for the star in Star Land.
- While using Simple Tap mode, a similar character to the one in Rhythm Heaven appears on the Touch Screen.
- The announcer in English is voiced by Marianna DeFazio, reused from Rhythm Heaven Fever.
- There are two Challenge Train courses, where many characters are replaced with WarioWare characters. Both series are created by the same developers.
- Main article: Rhythm Heaven Megamix/Unused
In Other Languages
|Japanese||リズム天国 ザ・ベスト＋||Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus|
|EnglishNOA||Rhythm Heaven Megamix|
|EnglishNOE||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|French||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|Spanish||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|German||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|Italian||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|Dutch||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|Portuguese||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|Russian||Rhythm Paradise Megamix|
|Korean||리듬 세상 더 베스트＋||Rhythm World: The Best Plus|
- 梅雨をふっとばせ！ リズム天国 ザ・歌祭り＋ (Blow away the rainy season! Rhythm Heaven: The Song Festival+)
[Concert] Rhythm Heaven: The Song Festival Plus
- Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus gets first review in Famitsu
- Rhythm Heaven Megamix for 3DS Reviews - Metacritic
- 【週間売上ランキング】首位『リズム天国 ザ・ベスト＋』15.8万本、『ドラゴンボールZ 超究極武闘伝』7.4万本で2位(6/8～6/14) ([Weekly Sales Ranking] 1st place "Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+" with 158,000 sales, "Dragon Ball Z Super Ultimate Butoden" 2nd place with 74,000 sales (6/8-6/14))
- Nintendo Sold More Games in Japan than Any Other Japanese Publisher in 2015
- ニンテンドーキッズスペース | 『リズム天国 ザ・ベスト＋(3DS)』開発スタッフが描く!スペシャルコミック 38記念日｜任天堂 (Nintendo Kids Space | "Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+ (3DS)" Drawn by Development Staff! Special Comic 38 Anniversary | Nintendo)
- Rhythm Paradise Megamix | Nintendo 3DS-games
- Rhythm Paradise Megamix | Jogos para a Nintendo 3DS
- Rhythm Paradise Megamix | Игры для Nintendo 3DS
|Rhythm Heaven Megamix|
|Rhythm Games||Earth World||Honeybee Land|
|The First Gate|
|The Second Gate|
|The Third Gate|
|Lush Woods||Lush Tower|
|Heaven World||Star Land|
|The Fourth Gate|
|Mamarin Palace||Left-Hand Tower|
|Shop||Shop No. 1|
|Shop No. 2|
|Shop No. 3|
|Shop No. 4|
|Shop No. 5|
|Shop No. 6|
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|Miscellaneous||Café • Figure Fighter VS • Stable • Shop • Coins • Flow Ball • Rhythm Item • Play Music • Museum • Badges • Mascots • Memories • Timing Display • Challenge Land • Perfect Campaign • The Rhythm League • Development History • Demo • Rhythm Tengoku The Best Plus Comic|
|Rhythm Heaven Series|
|2006, GBA • 2007, Arcade||2008-2009, DS||2011-2012, Wii • 2016, Wii U||2015-2016, 3DS|