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 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 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. 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.

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 has more Spirits than any other universe not represented by a fighter.

Additionally, Fruit Basket 2 from Rhythm Heaven Megamix appears as a music track that can be bought in the shop. Blue Birds and Monkey Watch from the previous game are unlocked by default.


The following characters from the series are spirits.

No. Image Name Type Class Ability
Karate Joe Spirit.png
Karate Joe Primary
Fist Attack ↑
The Wandering Samurai Primary
Can be Enhanced to Wandering Samurai (Rhythm Heaven Fever) at Level 99
Wandering Samurai Fever Spirit.png
Wandering Samurai (Rhythm Heaven Fever) North America
Wandering Samurai (Beat the Beat) PAL
Critical Hit ↑
Sick Beats Doctor Spirit.png
Sick Beats Doctor Support
Critical Health Defense ↑
Chorus Kids Spirit.png
The Chorus Kids Primary
Jump ↓
Munchy Monk Primary

No Effect
Reporter & Wrestler Primary
No Effect
Baxter & Forthington Support
Rocket Belt Equipped
Sumo Brothers.png
Sumo Brothers Primary

Weight ↑

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