Shoot-'em-up 2

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This page is about the long version of Shoot-'em-up from Rhythm Heaven Megamix. "I suppose" you may be looking for the arrange version in Rhythm Heaven?
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and then scramble.
Whatever works for you.
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alert! Scramble fighters,
STAT! Or...practise first,
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Whatever works for you.
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Shoot-'em-up 2
Intruder alert! Again!
Scramble fighters! Again!
Defend the homeworld!
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Shoot-'em-up 2
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Shoot-'em-up 2 (かえってきた シューティング?, Kaettekita Shooting), known as Shoot-'Em-Up (シューティング?, Shooting) in Rhythm Heaven, is the 2nd Rhythm Game of the second stage (7th overall) in Rhythm Heaven and the 2nd of Citrus Tower (44th overall) in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

The short version, Shoot-'em-up, appears in Citrus Land in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

The arrange version, Shoot-'Em-Up 2, appears in the tenth stage of Rhythm Heaven.


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Screenshot 3DS Shoot-'em-up 2.png

The player controls the Blastronaut on a mission to stop aliens from invading Earth. The game is played in first person view from the spaceship. A varying number of aliens appear on the screen one by one in groups. After four beats, the aliens attack. The player must attack them in the same order and timing, relying on the rhythm of the music. If a beat is missed, the alien is missed and damages the spaceship. The Shoot-'Em-Up Radio Lady appears at the start of each wave and the end of the game to give advice.


  • Ⓐ or ✚/Tap: Shoot

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The alien ship is destroyed completely.
  • Early!/Late!: The alien ship is struck down, but not destroyed. In Rhythm Heaven only, this does not cause the player to fail a Perfect Campaign.
  • Miss...: The alien damages the player's spaceship.


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Commander's Debriefing(Flag of the United States.svg) Commander's Debriefing(Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg)
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Some enemies got past you.
The high-speed volleys are tricky.
Some enemies got past you.
The high-speed volleys are tricky.
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Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
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That was a glorious battle.
Your 8-shot volleys were amazing!
Nice work, right to the end!
That was a glorious battle.
Your 8-shot volleys were amazing!
Nice work, right to the end!
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Commander's Debriefing
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Some enemies got past you.
You seemed intimidated by swarms.
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Eh. Passable.
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That was a glorious battle.
You weren't fazed by any number of foes!


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The planet is ours!
Mission accomplished!
But just barely...
An overwhelming victory! Well done!
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We win this time, humans! That was a close fight. Great shooting!

Endless Game

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Medeals Needed
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High Score
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Shoot-'Em-Up (シューティング?, Shooting) is the 2nd Endless Game in Rhythm Heaven, unlocked with 7 Medals.

The basic gameplay is about the same as the non-endless version, with the player needing to shoot down the enemies by following the rhythm at which they appear. This version has the following additions:

  • The player has a life bar which is depleted with every miss. If the player avoids getting hit again, it will start gradually refilling itself. If the bar is emptied, the screen turns red, signalling the player is in danger, though they still have a chance to recover. If they take damage while the bar is empty, the game is over.
  • The player receives points for every successful shot in a pattern, going from 100, 200, 500 and 1000. Defeating every enemy in every half of a wave awards the player a "PERFECT BONUS" of 1000 points.
  • The Shoot-'Em-Up Radio Lady doesn't appear between waves, instead she congratulates the player for reaching certain scores. Reaching the end of a wave instead causes a warp effect, which changes the background. The starting background is the same as the non-endless version, showing the homeworld in the top left. The second shows a variety of cubical structures with a green outline with faster stars, while the next one shows abstract blue squares, and the one after that has seven Space Umpires without their ships in the top left. The last background shows another green-outlined structure, presumably the alien's base, and also with faster stars. Notably, the structure is also used for the background in Shoot-'Em-Up 2.

Once the player has reached the end of the non-endless game after clearing 3 waves, the last three enemies do not appear. Instead, it goes to the latter two waves of Shoot-'Em-Up 2. After clearing 5 waves, each half of a wave is randomized, and the enemies change shape, with stricter timing. The background loops back to the beginning, this time with a reddish-purple tint instead of the usual blue. After clearing 10 waves, the music becomes quieter during the player's turn, and the backgrounds loop again, this time with a yellow tint. After clearing 15 waves, the music mutes completely during the player's turn. The background now changes randomly each wave, using any design and any of the previous colors.

Rhythm Item

Model Spaceship Have an Adult Help You
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It's a Space Battleship STG-7
Plastic Model Kit in 1/48 scale!
The cockpit is amazingly

Note: Pilot not included.

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears at the end of the second wave.

Challenge Land

Shoot-'em-up 2 appears in the following Challenge Train courses:




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Development History

Main article: Shoot-'em-up 2/Development

In Other Languages

Rhythm Heaven

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese シューティング Shooting
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Shoot-'Em-Up Named after the Shoot 'em up genre of video games
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Shoot-'Em-Up
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Bataille galactique Galactic battle
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Guerra Galáctica Galactic War
Flag of Germany.svg German Kosmorock
Game DS B-Medal.png Kosmorock X
Game DS B-Medal.png Cosmorock X
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Meteoritmi Pun on "Meteoriti" (Meteorites) and "ritmi" (rhythm)
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 슈팅 Shooting

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese かえってきた シューティング Return of Shooting
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Shoot-'em-up 2 Named after the Shoot 'em up genre of video games
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Shoot-'em-up 2
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Le retour de la bataille galactique Return of the galactic battle
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Guerra galáctica 2 Galactic war 2
Flag of Germany.svg German Kosmorock 2 Cosmorock 2
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Meteoritmi 2 Pun on "Meteoriti" (Meteorites) and "ritmi" (rhythm)
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 돌아온 슈팅 Return of Shooting
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The Fourth Gate
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Mamarin Palace
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Tibby's Mom

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Shop No. 1
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