Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. Feb 8, 2012
    The amount of mileage Nintendo squeezes out of Rhythm Heaven Fever's two-button gameplay is remarkable.
  2. Jul 12, 2012
    A very rhythmical, humorous and enjoyable goodbye for Wii.
  3. Feb 17, 2012
    Rhythm Heaven is just fun. It's not the longest game out there and it's a simple premise, but it has the childlike charm that its predecessors had, coupled with the graphics capabilities of a console rather than a handheld.
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is yet another hit from the Nintendo factory, mixing in elements from the original Japan-only release, Rhythm Tengoku on GBA, and continuing in the fine form set by the Nintendo DS version. The perfect game for the warmth summer months; prepare for the rhythm heat wave!
  5. Mar 5, 2012
    The worst thing I can say about Rhythm Heaven Fever is that it doesn't seem like it utilizes the Wii all that well. It looks sharp, but not in a way that it couldn't have on a portable. The motion isn't used, the IR is optional, and it only uses 2 buttons. That's not to say that the game is bad because of it- it just doesn't seem like a good fit for a home console, especially one as unique as the Wii.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Jul 9, 2012
    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is one of the best mini-game compilations on the Wii, which is quite remarkable considering the competition.
  9. Jul 6, 2012
    Above all else, it's an infectiously cheery game that marches to a very different tempo. In that respect, Beat The Beat might just be the perfect swansong for Wii.
  10. 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.
  11. Jul 5, 2012
    It's playful, subversive, irreverent and, at times, impudent, revealing a darker, more left-field side to Nintendo that increasingly stays hidden. Let it out, we say. Let it out.
  12. Jul 30, 2012
    Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise is very similar to the same game on DS but is still a joyful experience for you and your friends, despite the lack of a real multiplayer mode.
  13. Aug 11, 2012
    Rhythm Paradise offers a high rhythmic challenge and is extremely fun. There is not a best title for a goodbye party with a good mood for the Wii.
  14. 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.
  15. Aug 7, 2012
    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is not the game that will make people buy back their Wii consoles from eBay. But it might be the game that ends the endless cavalcade of mini-games – and what a finale it is.
  16. Jul 29, 2012
    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise did not disappoint, repeating once more ​​a winning formula made of music, rhythm and absurd situations.
  17. Feb 29, 2012
    Outside of those few complaints, which have little to do with the core gameplay of Rhythm Heaven, this is an addictive, original, and often hilarious game. Some players may get frustrated by the unforgiving gameplay, and others won't get its bizarre characters and concepts. For those who don't mind a quirky challenge, Rhythm Heaven Fever is worth a shot.
  18. Feb 27, 2012
    If you only have a Wii and have been dying for some new content on the console, this is definitely something worth looking into to tide you over for a bit. If you enjoyed the DS title, for only $30 you can get its worthy sequel (with even better audio/visual presentation). If you're simply craving something crazy, weird, and refreshing to the rhythm genre, the discounted asking price could be worth it. In either case, this franchise's downright loopy beat will keep going on, and its creativity earns the cult following it has garnered.
  19. Jul 11, 2012
    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise on the Wii is a worthy addition to the series. It's precise, demanding, completely crazy, funny and also offers for the first time a 2 player mode.
  20. Feb 21, 2012
    Featuring simple, accessible and addictive gameplay, unique and charming visuals and a soundtrack that is simply to die for, the game impresses on many levels. However, as a game reviewer, the main question I have to answer still remains "is this game worth my time and money?" and unfortunately, it simply doesn't fit the requirements for the latter.
  21. Oct 15, 2012
    Given the game's simplicity, one can rightly wonder why this title carries a recommended retail price typical of a game stamped with the Nintendo brand. Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise makes one thing glaringly obvious: it's time for the Wii U.
  22. Oct 27, 2012
    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is a bundle of joy that requires a basic sense of rhythm, a good muscle memory and tolerance for its childlike, eastern stile. The entire game coasts on its charm and aesthetics, as the game basically consists of hitting one or two buttons at the right time.
  23. 80
    An insane and over-the-top experience that manages to blend challenge and simplicity in the way that only Nintendo knows.
  24. Jul 18, 2012
    Cheaper, better and filled with more cute seals than most full-prize Wii titles.
  25. May 27, 2012
    It's funny, the music's catchy and while it may be simple it'll have you in hysterics. [July 2012, p.78]
  26. Apr 17, 2012
    A game that anybody can, and will, enjoy. It's like Wii Music never happened. [Issue#121, p.109]
  27. Feb 13, 2012
    Rhythm Heaven leaves a lasting impression with simple-but-challenging rhythmic tapping and quirky tunes.
  28. Feb 13, 2012
    Perhaps due to its simple style Rhythm Heaven Fever is launching at a value price, but it's bursting with addictive content you'll want to experience over and over again.
  29. Feb 21, 2012
    It's hard not to get lost in Rhythm Heaven Fever's charming and addictive gameplay. Whether it's the relaxing bass hits of a boy kicking away balls on a date or a rockin' interview with a rambunctious wrestler, these games will undoubtedly warrant repeated plays. We got a fever, and the only prescription is more Rhythm Heaven.
  30. Jul 9, 2012
    This music game delivers a load of fun, thanks to its unusual settings and all those catchy tunes.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 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 forCan'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 controlsIt'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" isWithout 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 »