Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    This is a great game at a great price for a console currently gasping gravely for games. If your Wii is still plugged into a TV-like device, Rhythm Heaven Fever is a game that demands your attention.
  2. 95
    This is the most polished game in the Rhythm Heaven series, a series already so well constructed that it has the ability to consume lives. It's occasionally frustrating, frequently hilarious, decidedly beautiful, and monumentally fun. If you own a Wii you need to own this game. Pull it out next time you have friends over; I guarantee it will be more fun than any "party" game, even for those not playing.
  3. Feb 14, 2012
    Offers the simplicity and elegance of "One Note Samba" or "Blister in the Sun," the directness of the art of Mike Mignola or Pendleton Ward, and the understated but endlessly variable gameplay design of arcade titles like Pac-Man Champion Edition DX or Super Mario Bros. It's one of my favorite games of this generation -- a title that offers a much stronger education in game design and a more pure, direct, and genuine experience than most games on the market.
  4. Feb 25, 2012
    I loved the game but it still didn't seem to reach the level of greatness that was the DS version (I felt that its predecessor had a few more enjoyable songs, better endless mini-games and a little more charm overall). Nonetheless, Rhythm Heaven Fever is still a gem of a game that shouldn't be missed for the avid Wii owner.
  5. Feb 28, 2012
    A game well worth the price tag. For $29.99, this is a bargain in an age where the average Wii game is about $49.99. I'd recommend you all to pick it up, especially if you love rhythm games or at least enjoy the strange and surreal. Just be careful not to chuck your Wii remote at the screen if you end up sucking at it.
  6. Feb 11, 2012
    Rhythm Heaven Fever is charming, bizarre and hilarious; you'll laugh your way through most levels because of the ridiculous visuals and animation.
  7. Feb 8, 2012
    The amount of mileage Nintendo squeezes out of Rhythm Heaven Fever's two-button gameplay is remarkable.
  8. Jul 19, 2012
    There's no detachment between the image, the sound and the player's actions. Everything works perfectly and makes each minigame an extremely amusing experience.
  9. Bright, happy and endlessly amusing, Beat the Beat is toe-tappingly terrific. [July 2012, p.87]
  10. Apr 17, 2012
    A game that anybody can, and will, enjoy. It's like Wii Music never happened. [Issue#121, p.109]
  11. Feb 27, 2012
    Rhythm Heaven Fever is a late, essential pick-up for the Nintendo's fading console, coming in at an attractive budget price with an exceptional amount of polish.
  12. Feb 23, 2012
    That's really the only complaint that can be levied at this otherwise stellar game, which is a must-buy for fans of the rhythm genre who are looking for their next fix. Rhythm Heaven Fever successfully translates what had previously been a handheld-only series to consoles, and it offers enough fun and challenge to entertain players for hours and hours. This quirky little game may be just the motivation you need to pull your mothballed Wii out of the closet, plug it back in and have an absolute blast.
  13. Feb 15, 2012
    Rhythm Heaven Fever is fun, it's quirky, it's lovable, it's charming-and it's a perfect example of the care and consideration Nintendo puts into all of their gaming projects, big and small.
  14. Feb 8, 2012
    Rhythm Heaven Fever boasts a staggeringly extensive soundtrack of catchy tunes covering an array of different genres, from head-pounding rock to way-too-sweet pop, everything with a distinct Japanese style. Kicking back and listening to the music is the single biggest stress reliever when you're getting frustrated by the high difficulty.
  15. May 26, 2012
    Sparkling brilliance, gleeful insanity - just needs more remixes. [June 2012, p.89]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 11, 2012
    Can't we have a review that doesn't mention money. How about it will make you laugh and dance at the same time. Do other games even strive for such greatness or do they go for the cheap thrills? It's a difficult game though so make sure you are ready to be shown your rhythm ineptitude. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2012
    It's an incredible sequel to the DS game with simple buttons (no motion controls) allowing you to show true skill and not blame the controls for anything. Very funny, and a steal at the $29 MSRP price tag. Buy this if you like innovative and fresh new ideas from Nintendo. Full Review »
  3. Nov 5, 2012
    Without a doubt one of the best (and last) games the Wii has to offer. Part of the amazing, yet underrated "Rhythm Heaven" series, "Fever" is the best one yet. While the last on on the DS implemented touch and flick mechanics, "Fever" simply uses the A-Button and B-Trigger with no motion controls whatsoever. While the rhythm challenges are all fun and varied, what sets this game apart from the others is it's amazing soundtrack and delightful character design. Pick this one up. This is one I'll also recommend to people getting the Wii U later this year. You don't want to miss the fun this game has to offer. Full Review »