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It Came from Japan! Rhythm Tengoku photo
It Came from Japan! Rhythm Tengoku
by Allistair Pinsof

[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.]

Japanese games often possess a delirious quality that leaves some people scratching their heads and others delighting in the madness. Rhythm Tengoku, filled with characters and personality that are uniquely Japanese, is one such game.

Yet, all the quirky characters and scenarios feel like they occupy a coherent world, one where the offbeat antics of the WarioWare series successfully merge with the rhythm genre to form a portable classic that never made it to the States. Although many have heard about it and may have played its sequels, it remains an obscure gem.

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2:30 PM on 08.21.2011

Spoilers: Rhythm Heaven Wii's biggest secrets unlocked

I've been working on a import review of Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (known as Rhythm Heaven Wii in the U.S.) for almost a month now. Problem is, I just don't have the skills to unlock everything in the game. Though it has incred...

Jonathan Holmes

12:30 PM on 07.31.2011

Oil up: Rhythm Heaven Wii gets a 4 disc soundtrack

[Image from Nintendo Japan's official Minna No Rhythm Heaven wallpapers] Since receiving my import copy of Rhythm Heaven Wii last week, a day hasn't gone by by when I haven't gushed about how awesome its monkeys are (usually...

Jonathan Holmes





2:30 PM on 07.23.2011

Revel in the sweet sights and sounds of Rhythm Heaven Wii

These videos have convinced me to buy the Japanese version of Minna mo Rhythm Tengoku, known in the West as Rhythm Heaven Wii. I know the game is coming to the United States soon enough, but I'm sure that some of the Japanes...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 07.09.2011

Kids and weird ladies are all up on Rhythm Heaven Wii

Rhythm Heaven Wii is about to be released in Japan, and marketing for the title is starting to pick up. We've already gotten a look at some of the game's 50+ levels, multi-player mode, and a endless games, but these TV spots...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 PM on 07.03.2011

Rhythm Heaven Wii makes Nintendo of America look good

Nintendo of America has been getting a a lot of bad press lately. Operation Rainfall, and their efforts to convince NoA to localize Pandora's Tower, The Last Story, and Xenoblade, continue to make headlines. More aggressive ...

Jonathan Holmes

5:22 PM on 06.09.2011

E3: Wii U gets Rhythm Heaven-hot with some pirate sh*t

I'm actually about to run out of time here at E3, so I have to make this post short. There is a Wii U demo of a game called Shield Pose where you have to use the Wii U's camera, separate screen functionality, and motion cont...

Jonathan Holmes

12:54 PM on 06.08.2011

E3: Rhythm Heaven Wii kills it

Have you played Rhythm Heaven? This WarioWare-esque rhythm-action series has been largely ignored in the US and Europe, which is a shame. My guess is that this is largely because the superior GBA iteration of the game never ...

Jonathan Holmes

10:50 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: Rhythm Heaven trailer further proves baboons rule

Those of you who have been keeping up with the new Rhythm Heaven for Wii will recognize much of this E3 trailer. The footage shown isn't new, except for the final segment. Considering how the single new sequence has one seriously awesome baboon in it, all is forgiven. Look at him, and his equally incredible little buddy! That's enough to leave me satiated for a while to come.

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 01.30.2011

Get a good look at the new Kirby and Rhythm Heaven games

A couple of days ago, we got the word that a new Kirby game is coming to the Wii. In typical Nintendo style, this announcement was made with little fanfare, with nothing but a few details and a tiny, thirty second video to m...

Jonathan Holmes

4:20 AM on 09.29.2010

A look at the best upcoming Wii games

We already showed you Nintendo's 3DS teaser compilation video from tonight's big Nintendo press conference, but there's more where that came from. Though the 3DS is getting all the love and attention that newborns usually re...

Jonathan Holmes

2:28 AM on 09.29.2010

New Rhythm Heaven and Fatal Frame titles totally teased

All this 3DS news is great and all, and I'm totally excited about Mega Man Legends 3D and the new Resident Evil stuff, but on my end, the biggest reveal from tonight's Nintendo Conference was actually related to Nintendo's ot...

Jonathan Holmes

4:20 PM on 08.27.2010

Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Rhythm Heaven

You could easily accuse this week's HAWP of prioritizing aural pleasure over humor. We're pretty much okay with that, considering the aural pleasure in question comes from the mind of one Danny Baranowsky -- if you've ever pl...

Ashley Davis

10:40 AM on 04.26.2009

Rhythm Heaven mall event has free stuff, hot cosplay

Yesterday, Matt told us about the Rhythm Heaven events going on this weekend all around the country. I headed to the one at the Burlington Mall, not expecting it to be anything worth reporting on. I didn't even bring my camer...

Jonathan Holmes





10:40 AM on 04.07.2009

Nintendo partners with DJ Academy for Rhythm Heaven event

If you've already mastered Rhythm Heaven on the Nintendo DS, Nintendo wants to put your real skills to this test this week in New York City. This Thursday, April 9, Nintendo will be hosting a Rhythm Heaven event at the S...

Nick Chester

4:40 PM on 03.19.2009

How should we market Rhythm Heaven in the US? Oh yeah, Beyonce!

I understand the practice of using celebs to advertise gaming -- after all, it worked well for Nintendo when they featured Yuri Ebihara in a DS commercial. Still, there's something ultimately laughable to me about the fact th...

Colette Bennett