"This one's all about hitting the beat, flipping it,
and then nailing the backbeat. Experience both sides of the rhythm.
— Lockstep Description

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ウラオモテ Ura omote


Lockstep title

BPM 162
Appearance Rhythm Heaven
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 27 (Rhythm Heaven)
72 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Lockstep soundtrack (Rhythm Heaven)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Song Used

Lockstep (ウラオモテ ura omote "backward face") is the 27th minigame in Rhythm Heaven and the 72nd minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In this game, you must tap to keep the beat and then make transitions to the offbeats. Its sequel, Lockstep 2, is unlocked later on.


Lockstep gameplay
Lockstep 3DS

In this game, the player plays the Stepswitcher in the center of the screen. The Stepswitchers will first begin stepping in beat after the clock signal in the background reaches its fourth tick. The player must step consistently in this same beat until one of the step-switchers signals to step in offbeat to the rhythm. The rhythm will keep switching on and offbeat during the game when signaled.


Button Mode

  • A button: Step in place

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Step in place

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The marching continues.
  • Barely: A small 'tick' sound is heard. The player should also notice that they are out of step with the others. A barely counts as a hit.
  • Miss: The Stepswitchers on either side of the player will slap his head while doing their routine.

Rating Notes


  • "Your Partners Say"

Try Again

  • "On the beat? You're a little off."
  • "Offbeat? More like just plain "off.""
  • "Sloppy work on the transitions."


  • "Hm..." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "I don't know..." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "Good enough..." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "I guess that was all right." (Rhythm Heaven only)
  • "Eh. Passable." (Rhythm Heaven Megamix only)


  • "You were all right on the beat."
  • "You hit the offbeats pretty well."
  • "Nice transitions between beats."


Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Famous Painting

Famous Painting
Paranormal Phenomena
It's creepy the way the painting's eyes seem to follow you whenever you go, but it's even creepier when you mess up your rhythm and the painting laughs at you. Also, it's a bit embarrassing.

Skill Star

The Skill Star can be collected if you switch back to the beat near the end of the game.




Rhythm Heaven - Lockstep (Perfect) (English)-001:40

Rhythm Heaven - Lockstep (Perfect) (English)-0

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese ウラオモテ Uraomote
FR French Recto verso
ES Spanish A contratiempo
D German Offbits
IT Italian Sincromarcia
Flag of South Korea Korean 그림자스텝 ShadyStep

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