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"It's amazing to see so many
birds migrating together.
Of course, to avoid stepping
on each others' toes, they'll
need good rhythm...
"
— Flock Step Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever)

"The migration of so many
birds is a wonderful event.
Just don't step on any
other bird's toes.
"
— Flock Step Description (Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise)

"So many birds migrating together!
Of course, to avoid stepping on each
others' toes, they'll need rhythm...
"
— Flock Step Description (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

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Flock Step
鳥の大群 Tori no Taiguri

Flock Step Title

Flock Step 3DS

BPM 130
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 24 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
25 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Birds of the Universe (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Song Used

Flock Step (鳥の大群 Tori no Taigun?, "Bird's Flock") is the 24th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 25th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It features a large flock of migrating Huebirds of Happiness stepping in rhythm.

Gameplay

Flock Step Wii gameplay
The player controls a pink Huebird located in the center of the screen. It has to march in step along with the other Huebirds, marching is done by pressing A button. When one of the birds squawks, this is a cue for all the Huebirds to squat and jump in time with each other. To squat, hold A and B button, and to
Flock Step 3DS Gameplay
jump, release both buttons at the same time.

Controls

Rhythm Heaven Fever

  • A: March
  • Hold A+B: Squat
  • Release A+B: Jump

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Button Mode

  • A: March
  • Hold B: Squat
  • Release B: Jump

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: March
  • Hold Stylus: Squat
  • Release Stylus: Jump

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The Huebird will step and jump in time with the others.
  • Barely: The Huebird will go offbeat while steping or jumping depending on if the player was too early or late. A barely counts as a hit.
  • Miss: The Huebird bumps into the bird in front of or behind him, looking surprised while the other bird looks annoyed. This may switch the footing pattern if the player continues without anymore breaks.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Header

  • "Words of the Feathered"

Try Again

  • "Your footwork needs work."
  • "Are you ethically opposed to jumping?"
  • "Did you get tired at the end?"

OK

  • "Eh. Good enough."

Superb

  • "Great synchronized footwork!"
  • "Nice jump flaps!"
  • "You really stuck it out to the end."

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Header

  • "The flock says..."

Try Again

  • "Your footwork needs more work."
  • "Did you have your wings clipped?"
  • "Did you get tired at the end?"

OK

  • "Good try."

Superb

  • "You matched in time well."
  • "You flapped well!"
  • "You did well right at the end."

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Header

  • "Words of the Feathered"

Try Again

  • "Your footwork needs work."
  • "Are you ethically opposed to jumping?"

OK

  • "Eh. Passable."

Superb

  • "Great synchronized footwork!"
  • "Nice jump flaps!"

Epilogue

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Huebirds' Colorful Feathers

Colorful feathers
Love Spell
"Apparently if you collect one feather of each color, you will be irresistible to anyone you talk to." "Sorry, what did you say? I was...distracted?"

Skill Star

At the point where you need to do 3 consecutive squat jumps, time the last jump perfectly to collect the star.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The name 'Flock Step' is a possible reference to Rhythm Heaven's Lockstep.
    • Further examined, both games objective's are to step in rhythm in a group.
  • The Huebirds later appear in the Night Walk credits game, flying by in a huge flock partway through it.
  • In Rhythm Heaven Fever, both this minigame and Tap Trial have the same Superb message "It feels good to belong", except that Flock Step's Superb message has a full stop at the end while Tap Trial's has an exclamation point.
  • According to debug notes found in the files of Rhythm Heaven Megamix, this game, Board Meeting, Fork Lifter, Double Date, Cheer Readers and Packing Pests would have its story mode variant added in that game but got cut for unknown reasons.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 鳥の大群 Bird's Flock
FR French Défilé d'échassiers
ES Spanish La bandada
D German Vogelmarsch
IT Italian La marcia degli uccelli
Flag of South Korea Korean 새 무리 A Group of Birds


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