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  • Summary: (Also known as "Rhythm Paradise") Rhythm Heaven is a simple and infectious rhythm game that anyone can play. If you can tap your finger in time to music, you'll get the hang of Rhythm Heaven in no time. Players hold the Nintendo DS system sideways like a book and tap their stylus on the(Also known as "Rhythm Paradise") Rhythm Heaven is a simple and infectious rhythm game that anyone can play. If you can tap your finger in time to music, you'll get the hang of Rhythm Heaven in no time. Players hold the Nintendo DS system sideways like a book and tap their stylus on the touch screen to the rhythm of the music. Players tap, slide or flick the stylus to hit the right beat. Rhythm Heaven features catchy tunes, charming characters and a wide variety of rhythm games. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Rhythm Heaven is a great addition to the DS library that's definitely worth checking out if you've ever liked a WarioWare game.
  2. A ridiculous amount of fun packed into a tiny DS cartridge, Rhythm Heaven's only real flaw is a bit of jet lag from its trip across the ocean.
  3. These musical minigames are ones that will make you laugh, challenge your sense of timing and reflex, and keep you coming back again and again. You'll fall in love.
  4. Like seeing a fantastic movie that only lasts 75 minutes. It's great but over all too quickly.
  5. Funky, fresh and funny, Rhythm Heaven Gold transcends the language barrier with its instinctive gameplay and hilarious scenarios.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    79
    Brilliantly odd music game made slightly less good by the replacement of four of the best tracks. not fair! [July 2009, p.75]
  7. A slightly disappointing sequel, but still an addictively bizarre musical mini-game collection.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. JoshW.
    May 20, 2009
    10
    I have never played the GBA game, so I have yet to use the superior controls for the first of this game, but I can say that this is one of I have never played the GBA game, so I have yet to use the superior controls for the first of this game, but I can say that this is one of the most fun, simple, and challenging games on the DS so far. The voice acting could use some work (can't get that stupid fan club song out of my head), but the music is catchy. The unlockables are fun and just when you expect to have beaten the very last minigame, BAM, you get 20 more, which exited me to no end. At first I thought the initial 15 minigames were going to be the only ones available, but wow, I was way wrong. Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    The game is very good in my opinion.Downside is the localization.But oh well.The game is fun regardless.

    JP version:10/10 NA version:9.5/10
    The game is very good in my opinion.Downside is the localization.But oh well.The game is fun regardless.

    JP version:10/10
    NA version:9.5/10

    Just play it!You'll be glad if you did.(though I recommend the JP version)
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  3. Nov 8, 2020
    10
    This is a good game my favourite character is widget and this game is good it is my favourite ds game besides dark souls, call of duty andThis is a good game my favourite character is widget and this game is good it is my favourite ds game besides dark souls, call of duty and Pokémon black and white. Expand
  4. AnonymousMC
    Oct 3, 2009
    9
    Challenging yet so funny and entertaining. The graphics and characters make this game what it is. Awesome quickplay game and just puts a smileChallenging yet so funny and entertaining. The graphics and characters make this game what it is. Awesome quickplay game and just puts a smile on your face. Warning though, if you don't know how to keep rhythm you will quickly get frustrated! I still can't perfect the very first game. Expand
  5. D4C
    Mar 15, 2017
    8
    While sometimes being frustrating because of quick taps or quick flicks not registering (I'm looking at you Rhythm Rally 2 and Mo-ai Doo-WopWhile sometimes being frustrating because of quick taps or quick flicks not registering (I'm looking at you Rhythm Rally 2 and Mo-ai Doo-Wop 2!), Rhythm Heaven is a very fun and wacky rhythm game that you'll find most of the songs being stuck in your head. Expand
  6. May 28, 2011
    8
    This game is very enjoyable and funny but a little bit too short. There should be more mini-games in it. Anyway, it's an essential title forThis game is very enjoyable and funny but a little bit too short. There should be more mini-games in it. Anyway, it's an essential title for DS and I'll but RH2 for sure if it will be released one day. Expand
  7. May 18, 2017
    0
    This is not enjoyable at all. There's no visual way to track the beat meaning you have to play the anoying sound on full volume and carfullyThis is not enjoyable at all. There's no visual way to track the beat meaning you have to play the anoying sound on full volume and carfully listen to everything, and the sound's pretty annoying. Tapping feels unresponsive on a lot of the minigames and nearly all of them have lame themes. Expand

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#9 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
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#55 Most Shared DS Game of 2009