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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: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jan 4, 2018
    10
    Rhythm heaven is an addictive rhythm game that is weird. But weird is good sometimes. It is frustratingly hard, but sometimes difficult gamesRhythm heaven is an addictive rhythm game that is weird. But weird is good sometimes. It is frustratingly hard, but sometimes difficult games are very fun. (Dark Souls, anyone?) I had lots of fun playing this. The maximum price i would pay for this game is $45. The soundtrack is fun and original, and Remix 10 is awesome. But i am a huge fan of music, and i play piano, so your opinion might be different. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2011
    10
    This game is so memorable. I just HAVE to play it whenever I get my DS to play some old games. Rhythm Heaven is already making me feelThis game is so memorable. I just HAVE to play it whenever I get my DS to play some old games. Rhythm Heaven is already making me feel nostalgic! Great music, simple gameplay, and there is simply no way to get this game out of your head.

    Play it.
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  3. 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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  4. JonathanS
    Jun 7, 2009
    9
    When I bought this game, I had doubts. Usually, when I buy a game, I read reviews then decide whether to buy it. But with this one, I pretty When I bought this game, I had doubts. Usually, when I buy a game, I read reviews then decide whether to buy it. But with this one, I pretty much took a blind shot and hoped it would be good, because I heard great things about the Japan-exclusive GBA prequal. I was blown away. THE GAME IS AWESOME! It's really fun, the music is great, and I am going to be playing this one for a while. Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2011
    9
    Me cago en tu puta madre
    It's addictive! Your rhythm significantly improves. But I think it's better the GBA version. Within a 0-to-10
    Me cago en tu puta madre
    It's addictive! Your rhythm significantly improves. But I think it's better the GBA version. Within a 0-to-10 ranking, I would punctuate this video game with a 9'0 The game-play is very innovative.
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  6. Jan 4, 2014
    8
    It's actually a really fun and unique game, but it's not really one for people who either don't play an instrument, or listen to a ton ofIt's actually a really fun and unique game, but it's not really one for people who either don't play an instrument, or listen to a ton of music(Luckily, I'm the former). However, if you do happen to be either one of those people, Rhythm Heaven deserves at least one playthrough. If you do decide to get it, prepare for a bit of rage on the Remix levels.
    Gameplay +6
    Uniqueness +1
    Soundtrack +1
    Rather small audience -1
    Difficulty spikes(Remix 8) -1
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  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