Rhythm Heaven Megamix

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Rhythm Heaven Megamix
UK boxart for Rhythm Paradise Megamix
Developer Nintendo SPD1
TNX Music Recordings
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Original release:
Japan June 11, 2015
HK June 25, 2015
ROC June 25, 2015
USA June 15, 2016 (Digital only)
Europe October 21, 2016[1]
Australia October 22, 2016[2]
South Korea December 1, 2016[3]
Nintendo Selects:
South Korea November 29, 2018[4]
Genre Rhythm
Rating(s)
ESRB:E - Everyone
PEGI:7 - Seven years and older
CERO:A - All ages
ACB:G - General
USK:0 - All ages
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Format
Nintendo 3DS:
Game Card
Digital download
Input
Nintendo 3DS:
Product ID(s) CTR-BPJJ-JPN (Japan)

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, following Rhythm Heaven Fever. 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.

Gameplay[edit]

Rhythm Heaven Megamix is a rhythm game tasking the player to play through a series of rhythm-based minigames played using the A Button button, the B Button button, and the +Control Pad. Rhythm Heaven Megamix alternatively offers a tapping control scheme using the Stylus, 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?[edit]

Miiverse capture of the Rhythmware set of Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+.
The version of Ringside seen in Wario... Where? 2: The Sequel, with the Reporter & Wrestler dressed as Mona and designed after Wario-Man respectively

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.

Wario... Where?[edit]

“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[edit]

“Oh, and look who else is here!”
Challenge description, Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Staff[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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?"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リズム天国てんごく ザ・ベストプラス
Rizumu Tengoku Za Besuto Purasu
Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus (often styled as "Rhythm Heaven: The Best+")

Korean 리듬 세상 더 베스트플러스
lidum sesang the best plus
Rhythm World: The Best Plus

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