Rhythm Heaven Megamix

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Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm tengoku the best+.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD1
TNX Music Recordings
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Japan June 11, 2015
USA June 15, 2016
Europe October 21, 2016[1]
Australia October 22, 2016[2]
South Korea December 1, 2016[3]
Genre Rhythm
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Media
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Nintendo 3DS:

Rhythm Heaven Megamix, known as Rhythm Paradise Megamix in Europe and as Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ in Japan, is a rhythm game released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2015 in Japan and 2016 elsewhere, and the fourth installment of the Rhythm Heaven series. It largely consists of games taken from past installments, along with a plurality of new content. As with previous installments of the series, Megamix is a collaboration between Nintendo SPD1 and song producer Mitsuo Terada (aka: Tsunku♂).

While WarioWare and Rhythm Heaven have made occasional references to each other (most prevalent in Game & Wario), mostly due to being developed by the same team, Megamix solidifies the link between the two series by including a set of minigames 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. Megamix alteratively offers a tapping control scheme using the Stylus, although it does not replicate the more elaborate touch screen motions from the DS Rhythm Heaven. Unlike other rhythm games, the Rhythm Heaven series has a stronger emphasis on testing the player’s sense of rhythm and will often subvert the visual cues during the course of the minigames.

The main story of Megamix is composed of 108 minigames: 78 taken from past installments, and 30 brand new. Several of the returning minigames in the early portion of the game have new graphics and music, and the games from the DS Rhythm Heaven have been reworked to use button inputs rather than the touch screen.

Wario... Where?[edit]

“You know who I haven't seen in a while? Oh, and look who else is here!”
Challenge description

The Wario... Where? version of Ringside, with the Reporter dressed as Mona and the Wrestler designed after Wario-Man.

Wario... Where? (Made In Course in the Japanese script) is the name of the final two challenge sets in the Challenge Train mode, unlocked after all of Paprika World has been cleared (excluding the "Super Hard" challenges). Each sets have the player play through four minigames in succession, with the minigame’s original characters being replaced with those of the WarioWare series. Unlike other sets in the Challenge Train mode, Wario... Where? does not feature changes to the tempo or ruleset of the minigames, but it is the only set to feature new graphics.

Wario... Where?[edit]

Wario... Where? 2: The Sequel[edit]

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Rhythm Heaven Megamix staff

Masami Yone, the director of Rhythm Heaven Fever, assumed the same role for 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.

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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リズム天国ザベスト+
Rizumu Tengoku Za Besuto Purasu
Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus (often styled as "Rhythm Heaven: The Best+")
Korean 리듬 세상 더 베스트 플러스
lidum sesang the best plus
Rhythm World: The Best Plus

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GameXplain copy of the Nintendo Direct footage
  2. ^ Nintendo. (August 5, 2016). Rhythm Paradise Megamix bounces into Australia and New Zealand on October 22. Nintendo Australia. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Nintendo. (October 13, 2016). Rhythm World: The Best Plus will be released on December 1, 2016. Nintendo of Korea. Retrieved October 14, 2016.