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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43

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  1. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    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.
  2. Feb 14, 2012
    10
    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.
  3. Nov 5, 2012
    10
    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. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2012
    9
    Let me tell you--this game is great. But unfortunately in the transition from the handheld version it is no longer as amazing. This saddens me. The minigames don't seem as creative and the music as a whole isn't as catchy. There are some standouts however. And the multiplyaer mode and extras boost the score to 9.
  5. Mar 5, 2012
    9
    It's hard not to recommend this game at the price of $30. It's a bit lacking in content for a full $60 price tag, though. There's a surprisingly large number of minigames with a great sense of humor, everything controls great, and even players who are good at rhythm games (like me) will have a tough time getting good results on many of them. There's no gimmicky motion controls either, which is always a plus. The songs could stand to be a bit more high-quality, though (most were just simple electronic tunes), and the lack of a retry option for when you're trying to perfect a minigame and mess up once is frustrating. I was a little disappointed too that each minigame only has a single song (and thus only a single pattern of button-pressing to pass) attached to it. But all in all it's a really fun and unique game that you'd be hard-pressed not to enjoy, and definitely worth its $30 price. Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2012
    9
    The game is entertainment incarnated, it brings a incredible fun and simple way to entertainment, with catchy songs, both in English and Japanese, regardless what version of the version you own. With the press of a single button you beat the rhythm, and if successful unlock more songs, mini games, multiplayer games, mini-mini games, And specialties. The only downer is that some songs might be a little to hard if you want to unlock a perfect, meaning you may not miss a single tone. Expand
  7. Dec 21, 2013
    10
    Fantastically executed; everything from the controls to the graphics to the difficulty are incredible. Worth buying if you have even the slightest interest in rhythm games.
  8. Aug 21, 2014
    9
    Rhythm Heaven Fever (Or, as it is called in the UK, Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise) is quite easily one of the best rhythm games out there. It's simple, it's fun and most notably, it's challenging. There is nothing more satisfying than beating the final stage and getting a "Superb!" ranking.

    The minigames all have little plots, for instance Double Date has you kicking footballs and the
    like away from you and your girlfriend, in Fork Lifter you're stabbing food which is being launched at you from far away, and in Karate Man, you are hitting flowerpots and varioius other things that are being thrown your way. Each of these little minigames is as challenging as it is fun, and the replay value is endless - you can play each game as many times as you wish.

    The controls don't make much intuitive use of the Wiimote, but to be honest this is actually a relief - some of the games require you to be spot-on accurate with your moves, and if you think about it, it's easier to do that by pressing buttons than by moving your wrist.

    The bad... Well, there really isn't much. Perhaps the English voice actors aren't the best, but in the European version you have the option to turn on the Japanese voices, which are better in every way, especially in some minigames where the rhythm of the voices are key to the gameplay, and in some of these games the English voices make it hard to play.

    In short, this is a fantastic rhythm game and one you most definitely should not pass up. Simple and fun, this game will keep you playing for months, years even.
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Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. Nov 14, 2012
    80
    An accomplished rhythm game that compensates for its extreme difficulty with a unique sense of style. [Dec 2012]
  2. Oct 27, 2012
    70
    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.
  3. Oct 15, 2012
    35
    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.