Samurai Slice (Wii)

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Samurai Slice
An army of evil spirits has
invaded a peaceful village.
Only a lone samurai can
stop them. What dastardly
deeds are they up to?
ConsoleWii Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Fever
Samurai Slice
An army of evil spirits
descended on the peaceful
village. Only a lone samurai
can stop them and restore
peace to the land.
ConsoleWii Icon.png Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise
Samurai Slice
An army of evil spirits has invaded
a peaceful village. Only a lone
samurai can stop them.
Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Samurai Slice
ConsoleWii Icon.png
Prologue Wii Samurai Slice.png
Console3DS Icon.png
Prologue 3DS Samurai Slice.png
ConsoleWii Icon.png 19
Console3DS Icon.png 105
Flow Balls Needed

Samurai Slice (悪霊退散?, Akuryō Taisan) is the 4th Rhythm Game of Stage 4 (19th overall) in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 3rd of Shop No. 5 (105th overall), costing 10 Flow Balls, in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

The arrange version, Samurai Slice 2, appears in Stage 8 in Rhythm Heaven Fever.


Screenshot Wii Samurai Slice.png
Screenshot 3DS Samurai Slice.png

The player takes control of The Wandering Samurai. He must defeat red-eyed monsters spawning from a dark portal, using Samurai Technique I: The Slice. Occasionally, a group of green-eyed monsters appear all at once, which the samurai must dispatch with Samurai Technique II: Lots of Slicing, also known as a whirlwind slice. The red-eyed monsters vary in size, however this does not affect gameplay itself.

During practice, The Wandering Samurai can be found in what appears to be a bamboo forest, slicing monsters popping out of a burning straw house. After this, a single monster carrying a pinwheel appears, prompting the samurai to give chase. In the real game, the samurai moves into position, as the words "A Hero's Tale" (or "Samurai Slice" in Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise) set the scene.

During the first wave of monsters, snow starts falling, followed by sakura leaves. The game then covers the screen to show the story so far, showing the Pinwheel Girl and her friend playing with a pinwheel, which a monster swoops in and steals. The samurai appears before them, and proceeds to chase the monsters to see justice done. After this, a storm appears as the game nears the end. The very last monster is the one carrying the pinwheel. After it, the text "To be continued..." appears on screen, which the samurai can slice if he so chooses.


Rhythm Heaven Fever

  • Ⓐ: Slice
  • Ⓐ+Ⓑ (Hold): Whirlwind Slice
  • Ⓐ+Ⓑ (Release): End Whirlwind Slice

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

  • Ⓐ/Tap: Slice
  • Ⓑ (Hold)/Tap (Hold): Whirlwind Slice
  • Ⓑ (Release)/Tap (Release): End Whirlwind Slice

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The player slices the monsters in half. Interestingly, the end of a whirlwind slice is counted as a perfect input even though the player does not need to release the button at the right time.
  • Early!/Late!: The player grazes the monster, making it fly away. When facing a group of monsters, the first one is grazed, and the samurai does not yell at the end.
  • Miss...: The monster strikes the player, knocking them over. Any missed monsters in a group latch onto the samurai and bite him.


ConsoleWii Icon.png
Pinwheel Boy's Gratitude(Flag of the United States.svg) The girl says...(Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg)
GradingNG Wii.png
Your sword technique seemed lacking.
You had trouble when they ganged up on you.
You should learn the basics first.
Your whirlwind slice needs work.
GradingOK Wii.png
Eh. Good enough. Good try.
GradingHI Wii.png
You sliced a LOT of monsters!
Your sword moved so fast!
You got the pinwheel back!
You handle your sword so well.
Your whirlwind slice was impressive.
You got the windmill back!
Console3DS Icon.png
Pinwheel Girl's Gratitude
GradingNG 3DS.png
Your sword technique seemed lacking.
You had trouble when they ganged up on you.
GradingOK 3DS.png
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS.png
You sliced a LOT of monsters!
Your sword moved so fast!


ConsoleWii Icon.png
GradingNG Wii.png
GradingOK Wii.png
GradingHI Wii.png
Epilogue Wii Samurai Slice NG.png Epilogue Wii Samurai Slice OK.png Epilogue Wii Samurai Slice HI.png
Mister... Mister!
Are you all right?
I hear he's an OK samurai... Thanks, mister!
You're the best!

Hey, mister! Do you need a break?

Are you sure he's a samurai?

Thank you, mister!
Console3DS Icon.png
GradingNG 3DS.png
GradingOK 3DS.png
GradingHI 3DS.png
Epilogue 3DS Samurai Slice NG.png Epilogue 3DS Samurai Slice OK.png Epilogue 3DS Samurai Slice HI.png
Mister... Mister!
Are you all right?
I hear he's an OK samurai... Thanks, mister! You're the best!

Rhythm Item

Pinwheel Public-Service Announcement
Sprite 3DS Rhythm Item Pinwheel.png
Item holder.png
What makes a ghost steal a
pinwheel? Malice? Greed?
Loneliness? Did the ghost
just want to play? Well,
stealing is ALWAYS wrong,

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears on the group of demons just before the story is told.

Challenge Land

Samurai Slice appears in the following Challenge Train courses:




  • In the Flag of the United States.svg English version of Rhythm Heaven Fever, the child in blue clothing is referred to as Pinwheel Boy. All other versions either refer to them as a girl or simply a child.

Development History

Main article: Samurai Slice/Development

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese 悪霊退散 Expelling Evil Spirits
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Samurai Slice
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Samurai Slice
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Rythme tranchant Sharp rhythm
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish El samurái rebanador The samurai slicer
Flag of Germany.svg German Iai! Samurai
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Spirito samurai Spirit samurai
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Samurai Slice[1]
Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese Samurai Slice[2]
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 악령퇴치 Exorcism


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Night Walk
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Extra Games
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Earth World
Honeybee Land
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Machine Land
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The First Gate
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Citrus Land
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Donut Land
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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
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Citrus Tower
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Donut Tower
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Barbershop Tower
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Songbird Tower
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Heaven World
Star Land
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Comet Land
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Planet Land
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The Fourth Gate
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Mamarin Palace
Left-Hand Tower
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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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