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"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."
Nintendo eShop description (excerpt)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Image
America
Logo 3DS Rhythm Heaven Megamix.svg
Europe
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Japan
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Korea
Rhythm Heaven Megamix Korean Boxart.jpg
Developer
Nintendo SPD
Publisher
Platform
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.svg June 11, 2015
Flag of the United States.svg June 16, 2016*
Flag of Europe.svg October 21, 2016
Flag of Australia.svg October 22, 2016
Flag of South Korea.svg December 1, 2016
Ratings
ESRB:ESRB E.png - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 7.png - 7 years and up
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
USK:USK 0.png - All ages
Modes
One Player, Simultaneous Multiplayer
108
Navigation
Next
N/A

Rhythm Heaven Megamix (リズムてんごく ザ・ベストプラス?, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+), also known as Rhythm Paradise Megamix in Europe, and Rhythm Sesang: The Best+ (리듬 세상 더 베스트플러스?, 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 which are unlocked through the Shop), 19 new ones, 12 shortened versions of previous games, 4 Endless Games (one from each previous title and one new), and 10 new Remixes, making for a total of 108 games in all.

Notably, the North American version was only available as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop while other regions also received physical releases. As the Nintendo eShop closed on March 27, 2023, the North American version can no longer be purchased.

Rhythm Games

Epilogue Wii Cheer Readers 2 OK.png

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. Throughout the game, Rupert pops in and out to inform the player of any events, such as something new being unlocked, or when a Perfect Campaign is going on.

The majority of Rhythm 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.

Earth World

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.

Honeybee Land

Machine Land

The First Gate

Citrus Land

Donut Land

The Second Gate

Barbershop Land

Songbird Land

The Third Gate

Lush Woods

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.

Lush Tower

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.

Honeybee Tower
Machine Tower
Citrus Tower
Donut Tower
Barbershop Tower
Songbird Tower

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.

Heaven World

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. During this, they learn of a strange sound that 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.

Star Land

Comet Land

Planet Land

The Fourth Gate

Mamarin Palace

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.

Left-Hand Tower
Right-Hand Tower
Tibby's Mom

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 what 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.

Shop

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.

Shop No. 1

Shop No. 2

Shop No. 3

Shop No. 4

Shop No. 5

Shop No. 6

Café

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

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.

Challenge Land

Challenge Land is a new feature in Rhythm Heaven Megamix which allows up to 4 players to ride the Challenge Train though various courses consisting of Rhythm Games with altered rules. The Perfect Campaign returns, appearing in this section. If the player misses during an attempt, the game ends with the message "You Missed..." rather than 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 Rhythm Items and Music also purchasable in the Shop serve the same purpose as the Gifts in previous games.

Missing Games

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 highlighted in this font. Remixes, Endless Games, TempoUpExtra1.png 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.

From Rhythm Tengoku
Game GBA 2-2.png Iai Giri
Baikin Hakase Baikin Hakase*
Game GBA 2-5.png The☆Bon Odori
Mahō Tsukai Mahō Tsukai
Game GBA 3-2.png Showtime
Game GBA 3-4.png Tram to Poline
Game GBA 4-4.png Polyrhythm
Game GBA 4-5.png Rap Men
Game GBA 5-3.png Toss Boys
Game GBA 5-4.png Hanabi
Game GBA 6-2.png Bon Dance
Game GBA 6-4.png Rap Women
From Rhythm Heaven
Built to Scale Built to Scale
Game DS 2-4.png Moai Doo-Wop
Game DS 3-1.png Love Lizards
Game DS 3-2.png Crop Stomp
Game DS 4-2.png DJ School
Game DS 4-3.png Drummer Duel
Game DS 4-4.png Love Lab
Game DS 5-1.png Splashdown
Game DS 6-1.png Space Soccer
Game DS 6-3.png Rockers
From Rhythm Heaven Fever
Game Wii 2-2.png Tambourine
Game Wii 6-2.png Donk-Donk
Game Wii 7-1.png Tap Troupe
Game Wii 7-2.png Shrimp Shuffle
Night Walk Night Walk
Game GBA 7-1.png Karateka 2
Game GBA 7-2.png Rhythm Datsumo 2
Game GBA 7-3.png Ninja no Shison
Game GBA 7-4.png Night Walk 2
Game GBA 7-5.png Marcher 2
Game GBA 8-1.png Hopping Road 2
Game GBA 8-2.png Toss Boys 2
Game GBA 8-3.png Polyrhythm 2
Game GBA 8-4.png Air Batter 2
Game GBA 8-5.png Shiroi Obake 2
Built to Scale 2 Built to Scale 2
Game DS 7-2.png The Dazzles 2
Fillbots 2 Fillbots 2
Game DS 8-3.png Blue Birds 2
Game DS 8-4.png Lockstep 2
Game DS 9-1.png Moai Doo-Wop 2
Karate Man 2 Karate Man 2
Glee Club 2 Glee Club 2
Game DS 9-4.png Space Soccer 2
Shoot-'Em-Up 2 Shoot-'em-up 2
Game DS 10-2.png Splashdown 2
Game DS 10-3.png Munchy Monk 2
Game DS 10-4.png Rockers 2
Game Wii 8-1.png Samurai Slice 2
Built to Scale 2 Built to Scale 2
Game Wii 8-4.png Double Date 2
Game Wii 9-1.png Love Rap 2
Game Wii 9-2.png Cheer Readers 2
Game Wii 9-4.png Screwbot Factory 2
Micro-Row 2 Micro-Row 2
Game Wii 10-3.png Packing Pests 2
Karate Man 2 Karate Man 2

Several scrapped new games also exist.

Trailers

Official Websites

Logos

Rhythm Heaven Megamix Demo

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Rhythm Heaven Megamix Demo (リズムてんごく ザ・ベストプラス 体験版?, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Taikenhan), also known as Rhythm Paradise Megamix Demo in Europe, and 리듬 세상 더 베스트플러스 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 Flag of the United States.svg and Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg versions.

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Epilogue 3DS Demo.png Epilogue 3DS Demo.png Epilogue 3DS Demo.png
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!

Although the player is shown to get Coins after clearing a Rhythm Game, the counter gets reset after each game.

After clearing all the Rhythm Games, Tibby presents the player with a "Remix" featuring several games from the full version to prompt the player to purchase it.

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+

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Rhythm Tengoku: The Uta Matsuri+ (リズムてんごく ザ・歌祭りプラス?, 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[1].

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 concert is notable for being the only time that the full versions of Tokimeki no Story and Classmate have been heard.

Reception

The game received favourable reviews from Famitsu reviewers, where it received a score of 34/40[2] and is known to be favorable on Metacritic with an average score of 83[3]. This game debuted at No. 1 in Japanese charts maintained by Media Create[4]. According to a report, this game sold over 500,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2015[5]. As of February 2016, the total sales in Japan reached 650,000 copies[6].

Trivia

  • This is the only Rhythm Heaven game to:
    • Not be available physically in every region, as the North American version was only released as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop, while all other regions also received a physical release.
    • No longer be available for purchase in North America, as the Nintendo eShop was the only place to purchase this version prior to its closing in March of 2023.
    • Have more than 50 Rhythm Games, totalling 104.
    • Have games with up to three versions, due to introducing "short" games.
    • 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.
  • 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.

Development History

Main article: Rhythm Heaven Megamix/Development

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese リズムてんごく ザ・ベストプラス Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Rhythm Paradise Megamix
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Rhythm Paradise Megamix
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Rhythm Paradise Megamix
Flag of Germany.svg German Rhythm Paradise Megamix
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Rhythm Paradise Megamix
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Rhythm Paradise Megamix[7]
Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese Rhythm Paradise Megamix[8]
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Rhythm Paradise Megamix[9]
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 리듬 세상 더 베스트플러스 Rhythm World: The Best Plus

References

Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Games 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
Game 3DS agbGhost S.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong S.pngGame 3DS rvlGoma S.pngGame 3DS ctrWoodCat S.png
Songbird Land
Game 3DS agbShuji L.pngGame 3DS ntrBlueBirds L.pngGame 3DS rvlBird L.pngGame 3DS ctrDotsamurai L.png
The Third Gate
Game 3DS ctrChicken L.png
Lush Woods Lush Tower
Game 3DS agbBatter L.pngGame 3DS ntrNinja L.pngGame 3DS rvlGolf L.pngGame 3DS ctrSumou L.pngGame 3DS remix LED.png
Honeybee Tower
Game 3DS rvlKarate 1.pngGame 3DS ntrRobot L.pngGame 3DS rvlBadminton L.pngGame 3DS ctrStep L.pngGame 3DS remix 00.png
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
Game 3DS agbMarcher L.pngGame 3DS ntrShugyo L.pngGame 3DS rvlSeesaw L.pngGame 3DS ctrBear L.png
Planet Land
Game 3DS agbSpaceDance L.pngGame 3DS ntrBackbeat L.pngGame 3DS rvlBook L.pngGame 3DS ctrTeppan L.png
The Fourth Gate
Game 3DS rvlSword L.png
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
Game 3DS agbSpaceDance A.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong A.pngGame 3DS rvlManju A.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 4.pngGame 3DS remix TED 2.png
Shop Shop No. 1
Game 3DS agbHopping L.pngGame 3DS agbNightWalk L.pngGame 3DS agbQuiz L.png
Shop No. 2
Game 3DS ntrBoxShow L.pngGame 3DS ntrShortLive L.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 2.png
Shop No. 3
Built to ScaleGame 3DS rvlDate L.pngGame 3DS rvlFishing L.png
Shop No. 4
Game 3DS rvlFork L.pngGame 3DS rvlRap L.pngGame 3DS rvlReceive L.png
Shop No. 5
Game 3DS rvlRobot L.pngGame 3DS rvlRotation L.pngSamurai Slice
Shop No. 6
Game 3DS rvlSort L.pngGame 3DS rvlWatch L.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 3.png
Characters
Sprite 3DS Mascot Boondog.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Dieter.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Shep.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Donna.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Hairold.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Eglantine.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Trey.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Saffron.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Saltwater.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Paprika.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Bertram.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Betty.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Tibby.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Philip.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Colin.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Tibby's Mom.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Barista.gifSprite 3DS Mascot The Goat.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Rupert.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Samurai Drummer.gif
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