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""Keep the rally going in this
badminton game! Try not to let
the birdie go out of bounds..."
"
— Air Rally Description

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Air Rally
バドミントン Badominton
Story air rally
BPM 140
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 3
Perfect Reward 1 Flow Ball
Song Used

Air Rally (バドミントン Badominton, "Badminton") is the third minigame that appears in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It is a story variation of Air Rally from Rhythm Heaven Fever. In this game, Baxter & Forthington fly above a desert-like area, with a slow pace song playing in the background.

A sequel later appears in Honeybee Tower under the title Air Rally 2.

Gameplay

Air Rally Story gameplay

The player controls Baxter the dog in the red airplane. Forthington starts off by serving the shuttlecock at Baxter. The player must keep hitting it back by pressing A button in constant beats of two. Also, Forthington might signal the rhythm to change to a slow beat of four. Then later on return to the normal two beat after counting.

  • Normal rhythm: Hyah, hyah, hyah, hyah... (Nya, nya, nya, nya...) A standard slow rhythm.
  • Altered: Bu-bum bum bum! (Lob shot) A slowed down beat of fours.
  • Back to normal: Two, Three, FOUR! (Two, Three, Go!) The rhythm reverts to normal again. Only said after a lob shot is done.

Notice that hitting shuttlecock from changing distance to farther and farthest do not appear in this variant, except to a far away one that appears at the end of the game.

Controls

Button Mode

  • A: Swing racket (hit shuttlecock)

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Swing racket (hit shuttlecock)

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The player hit the shuttlecock back at Forthington.
  • Barely: The player hits the shuttlecock, but it is knocked to the side, and Forthington serves another one. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The shuttlecock flies past the player, and Forthington serves another one.

Rating Notes

Header

  • "Observations from the Oasis"

Try Again

  • "Your rally needed more pep."
  • "The slow ones were a problem for you."

OK

  • "Eh. Passable."

Superb

  • "Solid rallying."
  • "The slow ones didn't trip you up."

Epilogue

Rhythm Item

Forthington's Racket

Forthington's Racket
Baxter's Rival
Ever since Forthington started using this racket, I haven't been able to keep up with him! I can't believe how much better he's gotten--I must practice...and maybe buy a new racket!

Skill Star

When next to the birds and Forthington gives the signal, hit the shuttlecock at the right moment to collect the star

Trivia

  • A Blue Bird makes a cameo in the superb rating screen.
  • Threefish is in the sprite sheet for Air Rally.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese バドミントン Badminton
FR French Badminton
ES Spanish A vuelapluma
D German Badminton
IT Italian Partita al volo
Flag of South Korea Korean 배드민턴 Badminton


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