マスター Masutā (Master)
|Artwork from Rhythm Heaven Megamix|
|Gender||Unknown, referred to as male by characters such as Boondog|
|Favorite Game||Night Walk|
|Appearances|| Rhythm Tengoku,|
Rhythm Heaven Fever,
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
In the first three games it is unclear if the Barista is the same character that appears in the Café in every game.
In Rhythm Tengoku, a human woman is seen working behind the counter, but the actual barista refers to themself as a dog.
In Rhythm Heaven, when the Barista wants to talk, a dog that appears many times in the games will appear on the Cafe icon in the cup. However, in the cast list, this white dog is just referred to as "Dog." In addition, the Barista (identified specifically) is always offscreen: The speech bubble points to a location past the bottom screen. The Barista also mentions how they've had a dog for eleven years now, and that he's getting a bit 'long in the tooth.'
In the Rhythm Heaven Fever cast list, the white dog is identified as the Barista. His face appears in the game's "good luck" stamp (see above). However, like in Rhythm Heaven, he is never specifically seen at the Café.
In Rhythm Heaven Megamix, while in the cafe, the Barista is seen behind the counter and sometimes talking to customers, proving that they are the character you see in the cafe.
As mentioned above, the player can talk to the Barista at any time while in the Café. Talking to them will cause them to mention:
- Advice at a game
- The next upcoming Perfect challenge
- Congratulations after recieving a perfect.
- Generic discussions (about coffee, for example)
If the player recieves three "Try Again" ratings on one uncleared game, the Barista will offer to let them continue to the next game without needing to complete the current one.
The Barista looks like a white dog with a black tail and red and blue headphones, given to him by someone as shown in an official comic.
- Rhythm Tweezers (cameo in superb rating screen)
- Remix 5 (GBA) (cameo in superb rating screen)
- Rhythm Tweezers 2 (cameo in superb rating screen)
- Rhythm Tweezers Tempo Up! (cameo in rating screens)
- Remix 5 (DS) (cameo in rating screens)
- Remix 7 (DS) (cameo in superb rating screen)
- Karate Man 2 (DS) (cameo in rating screens)
- Night Walk (Wii) (Cameo)
- Airboarder (Megamix)