Rhythm Heaven Megamix
|Rhythm Heaven Megamix|
TNX Music Recordings
|Release date||Original release:|
June 11, 2015
June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015
June 15, 2016 (Digital only)
October 21, 2016
October 22, 2016
December 1, 2016
November 29, 2018
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
Rhythm Heaven Megamix, also known as Rhythm Paradise Megamix in Europe and Australia, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+ in Japan, and Rhythm World: The Best+ in South Korea, is a rhythm game released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2015 in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and in 2016 in the rest of the world, and is the fourth installment of the Rhythm Heaven series. The game largely consists of games taken from past installments, along with a handful of new ones. Like previous installments of the series, Rhythm Heaven Megamix is a collaboration between Nintendo SPD1 and Japanese song producer Mitsuo Terada (also known as Tsunku♂).
While the WarioWare series and the Rhythm Heaven series have made occasional references to each other in the past (most prevalent in Game & Wario) due to being developed by the same team, Rhythm Heaven Megamix solidifies the link between the two series by including a set of challenges featuring the cast of the WarioWare series.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix is a rhythm game tasking the player to play through a series of rhythm-based minigames played using the button, the button, and the . Rhythm Heaven Megamix alternatively offers a tapping control scheme using the , although it does not replicate the more elaborate touch screen motions from Rhythm Heaven for the Nintendo DS. Rhythm Heaven Megamix has a strong emphasis on testing the player’s sense of rhythm and will often subvert the visual cues during the course of the minigames, just like the previous installments in the series.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix is composed of 108 minigames: 78 taken from past installments, and 30 brand new. In the early portion of the game, some of the returning minigames have been altered to be easier and feature new graphics and music, while their original forms later appear as sequels.
There are also remixes, which combine certain minigames and test the player's skills and memory of how they are played. There is no practice mode when playing the remixes. Remixes also have a certain theme, with the exception of the Left-Hand Remix, Right-Hand Remix, and Final Remix; for example, the Barbershop Remix is themed after a barbershop.
Wario... Where? (Made In Course in the Japanese version) is the name of the final two challenge courses in Challenge Land, unlocked after all normal challenges in Paprika World have been cleared. Each course has the player play through four minigames in succession, with the minigames' original characters being replaced with those of the WarioWare series.
- “You know who I haven't seen in a while?”
- —Challenge description, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
- Game 1: Tap Trial with Ashley as the Girl while Red rides the Giraffe. In order to pass the game, the player must score at least 90 points.
- Game 2: Munchy Monk with Master Mantis as the Munchy Monk. Young Cricket also appears in the background, riding a cloud. In order to pass the game, the player must clear the game with only 3 lives, meaning the player cannot miss more than twice.
- Game 3: Fillbots 2, with Mike playing the role of the ROBO M model robots. Dr. Crygor and Penny also appear in the background. In order to pass the game, the player must score at least 90 points.
- Game 4: Super Samurai Slice with 18-Volt as the Wandering Samurai while 9-Volt rides on his back. Sal Out also appears as the kidnapped villager and partway through the minigame, 18-Volt jumps onto the SK8. In order to pass the game, the player must clear the game with only 2 lives, meaning the player cannot miss more than once.
Wario... Where? 2: The Sequel
- “Oh, and look who else is here!”
- —Challenge description, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
- Game 1: The Clappy Trio 2 with Jimmy T as the third member of the Clappy Trio. In order to pass the game, the player must score at least 90 points.
- Game 2: Freeze Flame with Dr. Crygor as T.J. Snapper as well as Tiny Wario, Dribble, and Spitz as the racers. Dribble & Spitz race using their taxi, Mona appears as a part of the crowd that blocks the player's view of the background near the end of the minigame, and Orbulon replaces the Ninjas that sometimes appear in the player's photos. In order to pass the game, the player must clear the game with only 2 lives, meaning the player cannot miss more than once.
- Game 3: Catchy Tune 2 with Kat & Ana replacing Plalin and Alalin respectively. Mona's scooter also appears in the background. In order to pass the game, the player must score at least 90 points.
- Game 4: Ringside with the Reporter & Wrestler dressed as Mona and Wario-Man respectively. Mona herself appears outside of the Rhythm Arena. In order to pass the game, the player must clear the game with only one life, meaning the player cannot miss at all.
- Main article: List of Rhythm Heaven Megamix staff
Masami Yone, the director of Rhythm Heaven Fever, assumed the same role for Rhythm Heaven Megamix. He was assisted by Takumi Hatakeyama, who previously worked as a programmer and designer for WarioWare: D.I.Y. and Rhythm Heaven Fever. Ko Takeuchi returns as the art director, and Yoshio Sakamoto as the general producer. The music is done by Tsunku♂, who also serves as the game's producer.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix is the final game developed by Nintendo SPD1. Following its release, the game development arm of Nintendo SPD would be merged into a new division known as Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development.
References to other games
- WarioWare: Twisted!: The space background in the ending cutscene of Wario-Man's stage when Wario-Man flies into space is used for the epilogue images in Shoot-'em-up 2.
- Game & Wario: The WarioWare characters use their designs from this game. Dr. Crygor and Penny use their promotional artwork during Fillbots 2.
References in later games
- WarioWare Gold: A plush of Tibby (the protagonist of the game) can be seen during Mona's story segment. Dialing the code "CAFE" on the Phone souvenirs will give the player a message where a barista explains that putting an Ashley doll in their café led to an influx of new customers, a reference to how an Ashley doll is placed on the desk of the museum curator in this game.
- WarioWare: Get It Together!: The scientists featured in the minigame First Contact appear in the opening cutscene in both the Wario and Wario Bug stages (the latter being a glitched version of the former) and are given credited names, which was not the case in the Rhythm Heaven series. Also, the Tibby plush from WarioWare Gold is seen in Mona's stage cutscene.
Nintendo eShop description
- NA Version
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 all. Try to reach Heaven World as you stab viruses, feed a bear, and more! Just don't miss a beat. As you dig into each hilariously random activity, you'll get pulled into the world of Rhythm Heaven by the riveting soundtrack, created with help from legendary music producer, Tsunku♂. Hang out in a café to check out new rhythm games and chat with a drink-serving dog. Or feed your pet goat using a turnip-powered game machine! You can even visit a museum to enjoy the game's music and artwork. In the party mood? Then team up with three other players to take down challenges. Every time you encounter a player via the StreetPass™ feature, you'll do battle with their punching robot. It's time to kick back! Heaven World is just a few head bops away.
- EU Version
Find your flow and take on the greatest hits from Rhythm Paradise! Test your rhythm by chopping wood, sticking speeding viruses with forks and playing badminton while flying an airplane, all in time to catchy tunes in this deceptively challenging rhythm game. The accessible controls and catchy music combined with the new visual feedback system, make this a great entry in the Rhythm Paradise series. Can you match the beat and reach Rhythm Paradise?"
The Wrestler dressed as Wario-Man
Names in other languages
Rizumu Tengoku Za Besuto Purasu
|Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus (often styled as "Rhythm Heaven: The Best+")|
|Korean||리듬 세상 더 베스트
lidum sesang the best plus
|Rhythm World: The Best Plus|
- GameXplain copy of the Nintendo Direct footage
- Nintendo. (August 5, 2016). Rhythm Paradise Megamix bounces into Australia and New Zealand on October 22. Nintendo Australia. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
- Nintendo. (October 13, 2016). Rhythm World: The Best Plus will be released on December 1, 2016. Nintendo of Korea. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- (November 12, 2018). 한국닌텐도, Nintendo Switch 소프트웨어 「Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes」와 「New 닌텐도 2DS XL 하일리아의 방패 에디션」, 「Nintendo Selects」의 새로운 라인업 발매. Nintendo Korea. Retrieved November 13, 2018.