Rhythm Heaven Megamix
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, 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? 2: The Sequel
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.
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