"Keep the rally going in this badminton game!
Try not to let the birdie go out of bounds, though...
— Air Rally Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever US version)

"Have you ever played badminton this high up? Try not to drop
the shuttlecocks, because it's a long way down!
— Air Rally Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever European version)

"You know what livens up a long plane trip?
Badminton. It makes the miles just fly by! (No practice.)
— Air Rally 2 Description (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

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Air Rally 2
かえってきた バドミントン Kaettekita Badominton

Air Rally

Return of air rally

BPM 162
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 13 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
35 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Baxter and Forthington (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Air Rally 2 (かえってきた バドミントン Kaettekita Badominton?, "Return of Badminton"), knows in Rhythm Heaven Fever as Air Rally (バドミントン Badominton?, "Badminton"), is the 13th minigame of Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 35th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It features Baxter and Forthington flying in airplanes as they play badminton in the sky. It's also a sequel to Air Rally in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.


Air Rally gameplay
Air rally

The Gameplay is the exact same like in prequel, but the tempo of this game is faster and more complex. The game takes place on the sky now. To keep hitting a shuttlecock, the player must press A button to swing a racket and hit it to serve to Forthington. Also, he might signal the rhythm in three different cues. The normal one that goes slow and nothing happens, the altered one which Forthington shouts "Bu-bum bum bum!" while doing a normal one, and the return one when he counts "Two, Three, FOUR!" to revert the rhythm back to normal.

In addition to the altering of the rhythm, the game will attempt to visually mislead the player by having the two planes distance from each other, causing the shuttlecock to be hit harder and travel faster. However, the beat remains the same.


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

Rhythm Heaven Fever (US Version)


  • "Local Birds' Thoughts"

Try Again

  • "You missed a lot of returns."
  • "The changes really threw you."
  • "The fast ones zapped past you."


  • "Eh. Good enough."


  • "You kept that rally going!"
  • "You matched the changes well."
  • "You handled the fast shots well."

Rhythm Heaven Fever (European Version)


  • "The geese says..."

Try Again

  • "That couldn't even be called a rally."
  • "You didn't hit the rhythm changes."
  • ""


  • "Good try."


  • "That was a great rally!"
  • "You coped well with rhythm changes."
  • "You took the fast shots in your swing."

Rhythm Heaven Megamix


  • "Local Birds' Thoughts"

Try Again

  • "The long shots zapped past you."
  • ""


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "You kept that rally going!"
  • "You handled the long shots well."


Rhythm Heaven Fever (Including US and European versions)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Baxter's Racket

Baxter's Racket
Forthington's Rival
Ever since Baxter 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

After you pass the boat in the background and the rhythm changes, hit the shuttlecock at the right moment the second time to collect the star.


  • The American names of the characters, Baxter and Forthington, is a pun to "back and forth", like the way the shuttlecock goes in the game.
  • Sometimes in the background, the player can see the Blue Birds and their captain from Rhythm Heaven flying through the sky, replacing the normal birds. One can also be seen in the Superb rating screen.
  • If you miss the last shot of the game, Forthington says, "Come on! You can't miss the last shot! That's just lame! Anyway, good game!"
  • There is no practice for this game in Megamix, but there is a new one that changes distance between Forthington's place to far away while Baxter's place on his right side, making it difficult to hit shuttlecock at the same time.
  • The second "Bu-bum bum bum!" has been changed to a new one in Megamix.
  • Some of the clouds that distract your view from the evening and the night section in the original game of Rhythm Heaven Fever are missing in Megamix.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 帰ってきた バドミントン Return of Badminton
FR French Badminton extréme
ES Spanish A vuelapluma 2
D German Badminton 2
IT Italian Partita al volo 2
Flag of South Korea Korean 돌아온 배드민턴 Return of Badminton

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