Also Known As
Rhythm Paradise
Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • US 5th Apr 2009
  • EU 1st May 2009
  • JP 31st Jul 2008


  • Review Rhythm Heaven (DS)

    Take a trip to heaven, Nintendo style!

    Simplicity in game design is often a double-edged sword. On the positive side, the player is provided with a sleek and easy to understand interface. However, this often has an equally negative impact on the depth of the experience and what you’re left with is a quick 'pick up and play' variety of game. With...

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Rhythm Heaven News

  • Talking Point What DS & 3DS Games Would You Still Like To See On Switch?

    Dual-screen dreams

    We are still receiving top-notch releases by the bucketload on Switch, but as the console enters the latter phase of its lifespan, we are well and truly in remake & remaster territory. The Wii U barrel has quickly run dry (though some remain that we'd like to see make the jump to the hybrid) and recent years have seen Nintendo...

  • PSA You Only Have One Week To Purchase 3DS And Wii U eShop Games

    Can we panic yet?

    March 27th, 2023. Judgement Day. The day when Skynet will rain nuclear fire upon the earth and send a Terminator back in time to... Hang on. Sorry, wrong script. Two secs... March 27th, 2023. The day when the 3DS and Wii U eShops will shut down permanently, preventing users from purchasing new games and downloadable content. It's...

  • Feature Our Predictions For Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct

    Switch Pro, BOTW2, and high, high hopes

    It's been a long, weird year, but E3 is back after last year's COVID cancellation. It's still a digital event, as we're not out of the woods yet, but that means we'll be seeing all the big names on the (virtual) stage again. But will Nintendo give us everything we've hoped for, or will we be left a little...

  • News Rhythm Heaven Creator Asks Fans To Show Their Support For A Switch Release

    "Raise your voice together"

    Alongside the WarioWare games, probably one of the weirder but strangely addictive series Nintendo has released over the years is Rhythm Heaven. While the original Game Boy Advance title was never localised, the west did end up receiving the DS sequel followed by Rhythm Heaven Fever on the Wii, and

  • News Nintendo's Response To Blind Rhythm Heaven Fan Will Warm Even The Coldest Of Hearts

    "I will always support you, Nintendo"

    Japanese boy Hibiki Sakai was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes at the age of one and a half, and following the surgical procedures necessary to save his life has been completely blind since the age of two. That hasn't stopped him indulging in many passions; he's a talented drummer and, like many...

  • News Hey, You Got Your Rhythm Heaven In My iTunes!

    Quirky visualizer makes your trippy music even more so.

    Music and visualizers go together like caramel and apples, chocolate and peanut butter, and apple sauce and chocolate chip cookies (don't knock it till you try it!). iTunes users have been blessed with a series of excellent ones built right in, and now you can add another one to your arsenal of...

  • News Nintendo Throws Rhythm Heaven Events

    If you're a fan of Rhythm Heaven, we've got the events for you.

    For all of you Rhythm Heaven fans out there, Nintendo is throwing a few Rhythm Heaven events today and tomorrow. They'll be setting up these Rhythm Heaven 'lounges' at various major hubs across the US. You can check out the specific dates and locations below as well as a short snippet...

  • News Rhythm Heaven Creator Talks J-Pop and Music Games

    Record producer turned games designer speaks to Wired

    Rhythm Heaven has shifted 1.5 million copies in Japan so far and looks set to repeat its success here in the West. However, not many people are aware that the brains behind this unique game is a 40 year-old J-Pop record producer previously famous for creating the all-girl Japanese super group...

  • News New York Holds Host To Rhythm Heaven

    On April 9th (Rhythm) Heaven will be at Scratch Academy as part of a high-profile invitation-only event.

    Nintendo's recent release, Rhythm Heaven, went down a treat at Nintendo Life, and it appears that the beat-bopping rampage is not going to relent for a while yet – Nintendo have just announced an invitation-only event that will be showcasing...

  • News Iwata Goes To Rhythm Heaven

    The latest edition of Iwata Asks, featuring an interview with the team behind Rhythm Heaven for DS!

    Although Rhythm Heaven is just now making its way outside of Japan, it has actually been in around for quite some time now. Beginning on the GBA under the title Rhythm Tengoku, it quickly garnered the attention of players with its quirky style and...

About The Game

Rhythm Heaven puts the music in your hands and some rhythm in your life. Let the music move you as you tap and slide your stylus on the touch screen to the beat of more than 50 musical rhythm games. The controls are as natural as tapping your finger to music.

  • Simple and intuitive controls bring you closer than ever to the music - it's as simple as tapping your finger and yet challenging enough to keep you on your toes.
  • Music games continue to be extremely popular, and Rhythm Heaven delivers a new way to play. The fun pop musical beats combine with the quirky graphics for an experience that anyone can enjoy.
  • Rhythm Heaven has more than 50 rhythm-based music games featuring a catchy soundtrack composed by legendary Japanese pop-music producer TSUNKU.

Game description: Rhythm Heaven features original music in dozens of rhythm-based minigames. The music, created by legendary Japanese pop-star producer TSUNKU, is addictive and catchy. Even though the controls are simple to grasp, each minigame challenges the player's grasp of rhythm by throwing in interesting beats and off-beats.

The game is controlled entirely by the stylus: Tap to shake your hips in one game or flick the stylus on the touch screen to swing a paddle in another. It's all about tapping, flicking, sliding and holding. This simple set of gestures combines with the rhythm of each game for a unique musical experience. It's easy to figure out what to do, and then the game play becomes addictive. Rhythm Heaven is easy enough for new players to pick up and play for a few minutes at a time, yet veteran gamers will want to unlock and master every game.