Rhythm Heaven Fever
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Rhythm Heaven Fever (Japanese: みんなのリズム天国 Minna no Rhythm Tengoku in Japan or Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise in Europe and Australia), is a visual music game developed by Nintendo and TNX for the Wii. It is the third game in the Rhythm Heaven series, following Rhythm Tengoku for the Game Boy Advance and Rhythm Heaven for the Nintendo DS.
The game was released in Japan on July 21, 2011, in North America on February 13, 2012, in Europe on July 6, 2012, in Australia on September 13, 2012, and in South Korea on September 12, 2013.
This game was digitally re-released for the Wii U on July 27, 2016, about 5 years after the release in Japan, it was re-released in North America on November 10, 2016, and it will be re-released in Europe on November 24.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Like previous titles, the game features various levels with their own set of rules, requiring the player to play in time to the rhythm in order to clear them. These levels range from stabbing peas with a fork, to attacking evil spirits with a sword and playing badminton in midair. Unlike the previous game, Rhythm Heaven, which utilized the features of the Nintendo DS , Rhythm Heaven Fever for the Wii is limited to button controls. The game is played with the Wii Remote held vertically, with players required to either tap the A button, or squeeze the A and B buttons together. At the end of each level, players are ranked on their performance, with at least an 'OK' rank required to clear the level and progress onto the next. Each set of levels culminates in a Remix stage, which combines all the gameplay elements of the previous levels in one stage.
Clearing levels with a Superb/High Level rating earns medals which unlock extra content, including Rhythm Toys, Endless Mini-games and levels from the original Rhythm Tengoku. Levels that have been cleared with a Superb rating may also be randomly selected for a Perfect attempt, in which the player can try to clear the level without making any mistakes with the maximum of 3 retries before the perfect challenge disappears. Clearing these unlock bonus items such as songs, lyrics and some rare Props.
New to the series (bar the arcade version of Rhythm Tengoku) is a multi-player mode, in which two players can play simultaneously. Levels played in multiplayer require players to earn enough points in total to reach the desired rank and clear each stage, with bonus points awarded based on the harmony of the players. These can sometimes result in the rank going from an 'OK' to a 'Superb'. These levels come with their own set of medals which can unlock multiplayer mini-games. There are Props that every character in the game can wear. They are earned by playing Rhythm Games, getting medals and clearing the Perfect attempt.