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Rhythm Tengoku
Image
Arcade Title.png
Developer
Nintendo SPD
JP Room
Publisher
Platform
Arcade
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.svg September 20, 2007
Ratings
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
Modes
One Player, Two Player
54 (+24 Two Player)
Navigation

Rhythm Tengoku (リズムてんごく?, Rhythm Tengoku) is an arcade port of Rhythm Tengoku for the Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Nintendo and published by SEGA. It was released on September 20, 2007 in Japan.

Gameplay

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Upon the machine first booting up, the title screen is displayed. When left alone, the game loops between the title screen, a demo of a Rhythm Game (each cycle alternating between each 1P and 2P game sequentially), followed by the High Score Ranking (ハイスコア ランキング?, Hai Sukoa Rankingu) screen, and then either the opening scene (in which Samurai Drummer welcomes the player to the game, which was also present when waiting on the title screen in the GBA version), Neko Machine (which automatically starts playing its demo, but can also be interacted with for a limited time) or Kokuhaku Machine (which can also be interacted with for a limited time). When advancing from the title screen, the player is given the choice between the 1 Player mode or the 2 Player mode. After this, they choose which Stage to play, with all Stages being available to play.

If the player enters the game's Service Mode, they can change several settings, including the number of hearts they start off with, how many coins need to be inserted for a credit (Freeplay is also available) and if the Remix is open from the start or not. The following information follows the default settings of two hearts, 1 coin per credit and closed Remix.

Players start the game with two Rest Games (のこりゲーム?, Nokori Gēmu), represented by hearts. Each heart is lost when starting a Rhythm Game. Getting a Superb or Perfect gives an extra heart, as well as close the game for the rest of the Stage, while getting an OK will mark the game as cleared, but the player can play it again to try getting a better Rank. If the player runs out of hearts, they will need to spend a credit to continue, otherwise the game is lost and goes back to the title screen. The player needs to clear all five games in the Stage with at least an OK to move on to the Remix. If the Remix setting is set to Open, the player can select it at any time, and does not automatically advance to it after the other games are cleared. The player still needs to clear all six games to clear the Stage.

After the final game is cleared, the player is treated to a "Congratulations!" screen, featuring some Space-Rabbits, the Bon Dance Musume and Samurai Drummer. This happens even if the player got a Try Again and has no more extra lives, in which case Samurai Drummer thanks them for playing anyway[1]. If the player got a high enough flow score at the end, they are prompted to enter their score, first by selecting their gender and then inputting their name. If the player tries to proceed through this screen without inputting a name, the game assigns one at random. In 2 Player mode, a compatibility test is also performed in the secret Aishō Shindan Corner (相性診断コーナー?, Compatibility Diagnosis Corner).

Finally is a Oshimai (おしまい?, The End) screen featuring the Girl and some Monkeys, with the player's flow displayed in the corner. The Girl asks the player to challenge the next stage[2], or otherwise congratulates them and asks to come play again[3]. If the player lost all their hearts and chose not to continue, the game goes to the end screen with the Girl wishing the player luck next time[4]. The game then goes back to the title screen.

Rhythm Games

All of the Rhythm Games from Rhythm Tengoku are available in the 1 Player (1人で遊ぶ?, 1-Ri de Asobu) mode. The arcade version has an Extra stage as well. A selection of games are also present in the 2 Player (2人で遊ぶ?, 2-Ri de Asobu) mode.

1 Player

1人で遊ぶ
ひとリで遊ぶモードだよ
(1 Player
It's a mode for one player)

STAGE 1
リズム天国へようこそ♪
まずは このステージで
ゲームに慣れてみよう!
STAGE 1
Welcome to Rhythm Tengoku♪
First, let's use this stage
to get used to the game!
STAGE 2
ゲームには慣れたかな?
ココは、ちょっとだけ難しいかも…。
でも、気茶しんでね♪
STAGE 2
Did you get used to the game?
This one, may be a little for difficult...
But don't be afraid♪
STAGE 3
このステージは ノリがかんじん!
リズムにノッて ノリノリでいこう!

STAGE 3
The Flow is crazy on this stage!
Let's ride the rhythm and the Flow!

STAGE 4
このステージは ちょっとカクリモノの
ゲームが集まってるヨ!

STAGE 4
This stage is a collection
of weird games!

STAGE 5
リズミカルなゲームがもりだくさん!
テンションあげて ガンガンいこう!

STAGE 5
Lots of rhythmic games!
Let's raise the tension and go crazy!

When scrolling past STAGE 5, the player receives a notice.

ご注意!
ここから先は、ゲームの説明ナシです。
STAGE5まで「バッチリ遊んだ人」が挑戦してネ!
Notice!
From here on, games are not explained.
Perfect players up to Stage 5 should challenge this!
リバイバル
リバイバルステージ!
あのゲームバワーアップして帰ってきた!
ステージ5までプレイしていない難しいかも…。
REVIVAL
Revival Stage!
These games have powered-up and returned!
It's difficult if you haven't played up to Stage 5...
テクニツャン
テクニツャンステージ!
より難しいテクニックが要求される!
ステージ5までプレイしていない難しいかも…。
TECHNICIAN
Technician Stage!
More difficult techniques are required!
It's difficult if you haven't played up to Stage 5...
ラスト テクニツャン
テクニシャンステージがさらにハードになった、
きゅうきょくのステージ!
ステージ5までプレイしていない難しいかも…。
LAST TECHNICIAN
The Technician Stage is now even harder,
this is the last stage!
It's difficult if you haven't played up to Stage 5...
エクストラ
ついにファイナルステージ!
このスピードについてこれるかな?
ステージ5までプレイしていない難しいかも…。
EXTRA
Finally the Final Stage!
Can you keep up with this speed?
It's difficult if you haven't played up to Stage 5...

2 Player

2人で遊ぶ
ふたリでー緒に
遊ぶモードだよ
(2 Player
It's a mode for two players)

STAGE 1
リズム天国へようこそ♪
まずは このステージで
ゲームに慣れてみよう!
STAGE 1
Welcome to Rhythm Tengoku♪
First, let's use this stage
to get used to the game!
STAGE 2
ゲームには慣れたかな?
ココは、ちょっとだけ難しいかも…。
でも、気茶しんでね♪
STAGE 2
Did you get used to the game?
This one, may be a little for difficult...
But don't be afraid♪
STAGE 3
このステージは ノリがかんじん!
リズムにノッて ノリノリでいこう!

STAGE 3
The Flow is crazy on this stage!
Let's ride the rhythm and the Flow!

STAGE 4
どこがで見たステージが帰ってきた!?
でも中身は大幅パワーァップ!

STAGE 4
Returning from previous stages?!
But they have been significantly powered-up!

STAGE 5
なんとあのテージまでバワーアップ!?
2人で仲良くクリア目指してガンバって!

STAGE 5
A powered up stage!?
Good luck to both players to clear this!

When scrolling past STAGE 5, the players receives a notice.

ご注意!
このステージは、ゲーム説明ナシで超速くて難しいです。
「バッチリ遊んだ人」が挑戦してネ!
Notice!
From here on, the games are fast and not explained.
Perfect players should challenge this!
エクストラ
ファイナルステージ!
2人で仲良くクリア目指して頑張って!

EXTRA
Final Stage!
Good luck to both players to clear this!

Differences

  • The resolution is larger, and the graphics are manually upscaled to appear smoother. Most non-gameplay graphics are higher quality as well.
  • The games Air Batter, Iai Giri, Baikin Hakase, Usagi Tobi, Night Walk and Polyrhythm now have Asobi Kata (あそびかた?, How to Play) demonstrations to make up for the lack of a Practice. Hopping Road also has one in addition to its Practice. All 2P games aside from the ones in Extra have these demonstrations as well, without a Practice. As these are merely animations, and not gameplay, minor differences from the games themselves can be found.
  • The player doesn't receive a Try Again for getting a question wrong in the Practice of Quiz Show, the game simply moves on to the next question instead. Failing on the 5th question also gives a Just OK. Due to Perfect being a normal Rank, getting a Superb is impossible.
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Gallery

Official Websites

Trivia

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  • Upon release, arcades offered claw machines with prizes alongside the game[5]. These prizes included:
    • 『リズム天国 毛が伸びるクッション』 (Rhythm Tengoku Cushions that Grows Hair?): Cushions shaped like the Hair Vegetables, whose hairs can be pulled.
    • 『リズム天国 毛付きロングTシャツ』 (Rhythm Tengoku Long T-shirts with Hair?): T-Shirts depicting Karate Joe, Sarge as seen in Marcher 2, and Harry Onion, whose hairs can be pulled[6].
    • 『リズム天国 プチプチマスコット』 ("Rhythm Tengoku Small Mascots?): Keychain plushies of a Monkey, Harry Onion, The Clappy Trio, a Yokai and the Girl.
  • This game was playable in Hyper Japan 2016 in London[source needed].

Unused

Main article: Rhythm Tengoku/Unused

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese リズムてんごく Rhythm Heaven
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Rhythm Tengoku[7]
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Rhythm Tengoku[8]
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Rhythm Tengoku[9]
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Rhythm Tengoku[10]
Flag of Germany.svg German Rhythm Tengoku[11]
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Rhythm Tengoku[12]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Rhythm Tengoku[13]
Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese Rhythm Tengoku[14]

References

  1. "最後、『やりなおし』だったけど、ステージをやりとげました!ありがとう!!" (In the end, you got "Try Again", but you finished the stage! Thank you!!) ~ Samurai Drummer, Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)
  2. "次のステージに 挑戦してね♪" (Challenge the next stage♪) ~ Girl, Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)
  3. "おつかれさま☆ また、あそびにきてね♪" (Good work☆ Please, come and visit us again♪) ~ Girl, Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)
  4. "次はがんばってね♪" (Good luck next time♪) ~ Girl, Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)
  5. TOPICS
  6. "クッションは「毛が伸びる」のが特徴で、Tシャツの方はただの絵ではなく「ちゃんと毛が生えている」のが特徴。" (The cushion is characterized by "growing hair", and the T-shirt is not just a picture, but has "proper hair growing".) ~ 『リズム天国』のプライズが登場―可愛くはない? | インサイド ("Rhythm Tengoku" prizes are now available – aren't they cute? | Inside)
  7. Iwata Asks - Rhythm Heaven - Page 2
  8. Iwata Asks | 2. Rhythm Tengoku: The Arcade Game | Iwata Asks: Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo
  9. Iwata demande | 2. Rhythm Tengoku : le jeu d’arcade | Iwata demande : Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo
  10. Iwata pregunta | 2. Rhythm Tengoku: la recreativa | Iwata pregunta: Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo
  11. Iwata fragt | 2. Rhythm Tengoku: Das Arcade-Spiel | Iwata fragt: Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo
  12. Iwata Chiede | 2. Rhythm Tengoku: la versione arcade | Iwata Chiede: Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo
  13. Iwata vraagt | 2. Rhythm Tengoku: het arcadespel | Iwata vraagt: Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo
  14. Iwata Pergunta | 2. Rhythm Tengoku: o jogo arcade | Iwata Pergunta Rhythm Paradise | Nintendo
Rhythm Tengoku (GBA/Arcade)
Rhythm Games Omake Corner
Kissa CouncelOmochaGameGame GBA B-4.pngGame GBA B-5.pngGame GBA B-6.png
STAGE 1
KaratekaRhythm DatsumoMarcherAir BatterPachi Pachi SanninshuRemix 1
STAGE 2
Shiroi ObakeGame GBA 2-2.pngKossori RatBaikin HakaseGame GBA 2-5.pngRemix 2
STAGE 3
Game GBA 3-1.pngGame GBA 3-2.pngUsagi TobiGame GBA 3-4.pngGame GBA 3-5.pngRemix 3
STAGE 4
QuizGame GBA 4-2.pngRhythm o ShujiGame GBA 4-4.pngGame GBA 4-5.pngRemix 4
STAGE 5
Hopping RoadNinjaGame GBA 5-3.pngGame GBA 5-4.pngTap DanceRemix 5
Revival
Bari Bari SanninshuGame GBA 6-2.pngCosmo DanceGame GBA 6-4.pngSuper TapRemix 6
Technician
Game GBA 7-1.pngGame GBA 7-2.pngGame GBA 7-3.pngGame GBA 7-4.pngGame GBA 7-5.pngRemix 7
Last Technician
Game GBA 8-1.pngGame GBA 8-2.pngGame GBA 8-3.pngGame GBA 8-4.pngGame GBA 8-5.pngRemix 8
Arcade Only (1P) Extra
Game GBA EX-1.pngGame GBA EX-2.pngGame GBA EX-3.pngGame GBA EX-4.pngGame GBA EX-5.pngGame GBA EX-6.png
Arcade Only (2P) STAGE 1
Game GBA 1-1.pngGame GBA 1-2.pngGame GBA 1-3.pngGame GBA 1-4.png
STAGE 2
Game GBA 2-1.pngGame GBA 2-3.pngGame GBA 3-3.pngGame GBA 2-5.png
STAGE 3
Game GBA 3-5.pngGame GBA 4-3.pngGame GBA 5-2.pngGame GBA 5-5.png
STAGE 4
Game GBA 7-1.pngGame GBA 7-2.pngGame GBA 6-3.pngGame GBA 7-5.png
STAGE 5
Game GBA 8-5.pngGame GBA 7-3.pngGame GBA 8-4.pngGame GBA 6-5.png
Extra
Game GBA EX-1.pngGame GBA EX-2.pngGame GBA EX-3.pngGame GBA EX-4.png
Rhythm Omocha
Game GBA T-1.gifGame GBA T-2.gifGame GBA T-3.gifGame GBA T-4.gif
Endless Games
Ura OtokoGame GBA E-2.pngGame GBA E-3.pngGame GBA E-4.png
Miscellaneous
Rhythm Heaven Series
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2006, GBA • 2007, Arcade 2008-2009, DS 2011-2012, Wii • 2016, Wii U 2015-2016, 3DS