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Rhythm Heaven (universe)

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Rhythm Heaven (universe)
Rhythm Paradise (universe)
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Sega (Rhythm Tengoku arcade)
Designer(s) Kazuyoshi Osawa
Ko Takeuchi
Masami Yone
Genre(s) Rhythm
Console/platform of origin Game Boy Advance
First installment Rhythm Tengoku (2006) Japan
Latest installment Rhythm Heaven Megamix (2015)

The Rhythm Heaven universe (リズム天国, Rhythm Tengoku), known as Rhythm Paradise in PAL regions, is a series of rhythm-based music games made by Nintendo SPD (Nintendo Software Planning & Development). The series was created and developed by the same team that made the WarioWare series. As a result, the two series often make cameos in each other's games.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Rhythm Tengoku is mentioned among the titles listed in the Chronicle in Japanese versions of Brawl. However, no other content from the series is featured anywhere else in the game.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Sneaky Spirits appear as a common enemy in Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Karate Joe and the Chorus Kids, along with the aforementioned Sneaky Spirits, appear as collectible trophies in the 3DS version, while Marshal, Cam, and Miss Ribbon and the Wrestler and Reporter appear as collectible trophies in the Wii U version.

Two songs from the series are included with the Miiverse stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: Blue Birds from the Nintendo DS installment Rhythm Heaven, and Monkey Watch from the Wii installment Rhythm Heaven Fever. These songs are playable on the Miiverse stage.

Additionally, icon data for a Rhythm Heaven character appears in the data for Super Smash Bros. 4, but goes unused in the final product.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Several characters from throughout the series appear in the game as spirits. The Rhythm Heaven series features the most spirits of any universe not represented by a fighter.


Source Tracks[edit]

  • "Blue Birds": The theme from the Blue Birds minigame sourced from Rhythm Heaven.
  • "Monkey Watch": The theme of the Monkey Watch minigame from Rhythm Heaven Fever. In an arrangement unique to Super Smash Bros., the song contains clapping throughout and seamlessly loops back to the start.
  • "Fruit Basket": Despite its name, this theme is sourced from the minigame Fruit Basket 2 from Rhythm Heaven Megamix.


The following characters from the series are spirits.

Primary spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability
SSBU spirit Karate Joe.png
Karate Joe
★★★ 2 2639 7942 1015 3055 1523 4582 Fist Attack ↑
SSBU spirit The Wandering Samurai.png
The Wandering Samurai
★★ 2 1546 6205 997 4002 549 2203 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99
SSBU spirit Wandering Samurai (Rhythm Heaven Fever).png
Wandering Samurai (Rhythm Heaven Fever) North America
Wandering Samurai (Beat the Beat) PAL
★★★ 2 3170 9537 1879 5652 1057 3179 Critical Hit ↑
SSBU spirit The Chorus Kids.png
The Chorus Kids
★★★ 3 2648 7987 1184 3571 1363 4109 Jump ↓
SSBU spirit Munchy Monk.png
Munchy Monk
1 955 4783 511 2559 444 2224 No Effect
SSBU spirit Reporter & Wrestler.png
Reporter & Wrestler
★★ 2 1547 6211 828 3323 719 2888 No Effect
SSBU spirit Sumo Brothers.png
Sumo Brothers
2 806 4038 438 2191 323 1619 Weight ↑

Support spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability
SSBU spirit Sick Beats Doctor.png
Sick Beats Doctor 1 Critical-Health Defense ↑
SSBU spirit Baxter & Forthington.png
Baxter & Forthington 1 Rocket Belt Equipped