"Through the microscope,
there's a whole other world!
— Micro-Row Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever)

"The science lab has
discovered a new microbe.
Let's take a close look at
its mini world.
— Micro-Row Description (Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise)

"Unbelievable! The microbes' behavior
has changed! They're somehow more...
jaunty. We'll have to observe them closely. (No practice)
— Micro-Row 2 Description (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

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Micro-Row 2
かえってきた 小さないきもの Kaettekita Chisana Ikimono

Micro-Row title

Return of micro-row

BPM 165
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 18 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
45 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Micro-Row song (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Micro-Row 2 (かえってきた 小さないきもの Kaettekita Chisana Ikimono?, "return of small living things"), known in Rhythm Heaven Fever as Micro-Row (小さないきもの Chisana Ikimono?, "small living things"), not to be confused with the sequel in Rhythm Heaven Fever, is the 18th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 45th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. This game is about a scientist who peeks into a microscope to study these microbes' behavior patterns. There is a sequel called Micro-Row 2. It's also a sequel to Micro-Row in Rhythm Heaven Megamix


Micro-Row Wii gameplay
Micro-Row 3DS gameplay

The player controls Max the blue microbe in the middle. The player must march forward to make a spiral trail along with the other two. Occasionally, ​with the light ring of a bell, the player must then proceed with three consecutive launches.

Each cue goes at the same speed, but there are different intervals and mixes of them.


Button Mode

  • A: Launch forward

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Launch forward

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The microbe will dash forward along with the other two microbes around it.
  • Barely: The microbe slightly falls behind and lightly bumps into the microbe behind it if it goes too early. If it goes too late, it bumps into the microbe in front of it. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The microbe is pushed forward by the one behind by bumping into it.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven Fever


  • "Scientific Findings"

Try Again

  • "The creatures seemed a bit...lifeless."
  • "They didn't leave much of a color trail."


  • "Eh. Good enough."


  • "They sure were lively little creatures!"
  • "Their color trails were so vibrant!"

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise


  • "The Professor's Findings"

Try Again

  • "The creatures looked a bit lifeless."
  • "They didn't have a great colour trail."


  • "Good try."


  • "They're lively little creatures."
  • "They had a vibrant colour trail!"

Rhythm Heaven Megamix


  • "Published Results"

Try Again

  • "Try harder next time."
  • "Your single steps were wonky."
  • "You swam like a brick."


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "Your single steps went well."
  • "Silky-smooth swimming!"
  • "Good rhythm."


Rhythm Heaven Fever

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item


Pipette Philosophy
"It's remarkable, when you think about it... A drop of water is such a small thing to us, yet it's an entire world to these microbes... I-I think I need to lie down for a bit."

Skill Star

The Skill Star can be collected when you do the double triple row in the middle of the game.


Two-Player Mode

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小さないきもの Chisana Ikimono
BPM 165
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Game Number 4
Perfect Reward Duo Medal
Song Used Micro-Row
Micro-Row 2p

The gameplay of two-player mode of Micro-Row

A version of the game can be unlocked in the game's two-player mode. Unlocking it requires the player to beat the original game and the previous two-player game, Ringside.

The game has the first player playing a blue microbe, and the second an orange microbe. The two are in a row of three other microbes, with one in front of and behind each player. The song goes by the pattern of the regular game, and the player will never has to differenate from the same pattern.


  • The rhythm of this game sounds similar to Munchy Monk.
  • When the screen is zoomed out, the path the microbes are moving in (and leaving shapes on) seems to resemble the dots around the Rhythm Tengoku and Rhythm Heaven logos.
  • The bubbles in Megamix have more shape details than in Fever.
  • The description for this game in Rhythm Heaven Megamix is taken from its sequel in Rhythm Heaven Fever.
  • In Rhythm Heaven Megamix's Beta, there was leftovers of a possible Micro-Row 3.

In Other Langauges

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese かえってきた 小さないきもの Return of small living things
FR French Le retour des micronageurs
ES Spanish Vida microscópica 2
D German Schwebe-Teile 2
IT Italian Microrganismi 2
Flag of South Korea Korean 돌아온 작고작은미생물 Return of Teeny Tiny Micro Organisms