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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Rhythm Heaven (also known as Rhythm Paradise, Rhythm World and Rhythm Tengoku) is a Japanese rhythm game where you perform everyday action in time with a musical beat.

You press buttons or use the touch screen to trigger timed actions. The DS version of the game is played held vertically, like a book. The levels are all relatively short and each has their own aesthetic and rules. The timing and nuance of interactions develops as the game progresses. It soon includes not only taps and presses but holding the stylus down on the touch screen, dragging it across the screen and flicking it off the screen.

To clear a level you need to hit enough beats to get a high enough score. You can also return to levels to see if you can improve your performance. For experts, you are offered a limited chance to achieve a Perfect run on particular levels.

The series has a cult following. Following the Japan-only Game Boy Advance title Rhythm Tengoku, Rhythm Heaven Fever was released on the Wii and Rhythm Heaven Megamix for the Nintendo 3DS.
  • Rhythm Tengoku (2006) Gameboy Advance
  • Rhythm Heaven / Rhythm Paradise (2008) DS
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever / Beat The Beat: Rhythm Paradise (2011) Wii, Wii U
  • Rhythm Heaven Megamix / Rhythm Paradise Megamix (2015) 3DS

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 31/07/2008, updated in 2016

Price: 70% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GBA, Wii and Wii U

Genres: Rhythm

Developer: tsunkuboy (@tsunkuboy)


Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: This is a single player game.


Rhythm Paradise usually costs £17.99 to £29.99. 

Beat The Beat: Rhythm Paradise

Switch Store Wii U £17.99

Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Paradise Megamix

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £24.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Rhythm Paradise Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@tsunkuboy) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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