Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo DS)

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Get ready to feel the rhythm! Rhythm Heaven is a game based entirely around musical rhythm and timing. The game is a collection of games based around a song, where the player must perform actions in time to the music to successfully complete the game. All games are based around the simple motions of tapping, sliding and flicking the stylus.

As each game varies from each other, at the start of each game, you're given a brief tutorial to get the hang of how the game you'll be playing works. Tasks for games include (but are not limited to) flicking to construct machinery, releasing the stylus at the right time to belt out a loud note, sliding to rub a lizard's tail in time to a mating dance beat, tapping to gulp down dumplings, tapping and flicking to harvest vegetables and get rid of moles, and more. After every four games, a special "remix" game appears, which combines the previous games into a hectic mix, where you never know what will be up next.


Rhythm Heaven Nintendo DS Built to scale tutorial
Rhythm Heaven Nintendo DS Glee club - One of the funniest minigames
Rhythm Heaven Nintendo DS Rockers - the only game that makes use of a button
Rhythm Heaven Nintendo DS Love lab

Alternate Titles

  • "リズム天国ゴールド" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Rhythm Tengoku Gold" -- Japanese title
  • "Rhythm Paradise" -- European Title
  • "Rhythm Heaven: Tap into the Rhythm!" -- Tag-lined title
  • "리듬 세상" -- Korean spelling

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UOL Jogos Apr 06, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Bordersdown Nov, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Aug 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Mar 31, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Pelaajalehti Jun 03, 2009 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de May 14, 2009 79 out of 100 79
The Review Busters 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Apr 01, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeux Vidéo Network May 17, 2009 14 out of 20 70
Gaming since 198x Jun 29, 2009 3 out of 5 60


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1001 Video Games

Rhythm Heaven appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Game Developers Conference

At the 2009 Game Developers Conference, every audience member who attended the Nintendo keynote presentation was given a free copy of Rhythm Heaven.


  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best DS Music Game
  • Nintendo Power
    • 2009 (Issue #252) - Best Music/Rhythm Game in 2009
Information also contributed by Big John WV and Bob the Stickman.

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Ben K (23089) added Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo DS) on Apr 19, 2009