"This new watch works differently from most.
You might want to read the manual to learn how to use it...
— Monkey Watch Description

"I bought this watch recently because it stood out from the rest.
You have to read the manual to learn how to tell the time, though.
— Monkey Watch Description (European version only in Rhythm Heaven Fever)

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Monkey Watch
さる時計 Saru Tokei

Monkey Watch

Monkey Watch 3DS

BPM 160
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 9 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
107 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Ad Copy (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Monkey Watch (さる時計 Saru Tokei?, "Monkey Clock") is the 9th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 107th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. The game is about a new type of wrist watch called the Monkey Watch that is being worn on someone's wrist during the game.


Monkey watch

Every attempt for achieving a perfect will have a 'P' marked in the upper left corner of the screen.

Monkey Watch 3DS Gameplay

A monkey (the character played in this game) is holding onto the watch's clock hand. As the hand is ticking around the clock, other monkeys will come out to greet the main monkey with a high-five to represent the time change on the wrist watch. The monkey hanging onto the clock hand must high-five back. On occasion, two consecutive pink monkeys will appear instead of yellow ones, cued by an "Oookii oook-ook!" sound. These act as offbeats, making the player tap A twice to high-five both monkeys before going back to the regular beat.

The clock hand makes two-and-a-half rotations around the watch in the duration of the song. As it progresses, the games obscures the visuals; quarter-way through the second rotation and at the end of the song, the screen zooms out to show the wholewatch on a man's arm (also showing a monkey face in the middle of it), making it much harder to see the monkeys. After the first zoom-out, a monkey in a balloon will start flying around waving at the screen; this can completely cover up the monkeys as you try to high-five them.


Button Mode

  • A: Swing Hand (High-five monkeys)

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Swing Hand (High-five monkeys)

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The clock hand monkey will successfully high-five the watch monkeys, making them cheer.
  • Barely: The clock hand monkey will only slightly hive-five the watch monkeys. The regular monkeys will have a frown on their face, while pink monkeys will have a slight smile. A barely counts as a miss in this game.
  • Miss: The clock hand monkey fails to high-five the watch monkeys, making them hang their heads in shame.The man's arm will shake if the screen is zoomed out.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven Fever (US Version)


  • "Customer Impressions"

Try Again

  • "How was I supposed to tell the time?"
  • "The dial seemed a bit hard to read."


  • "Eh. Good enough."


  • "It kept time really well!"
  • "It was easy to read, even far away!"

Rhythm Heaven Fever (European Version)


  • "Monkey Watch Impressions"

Try Again

  • "How was I supposed to tell the time?"
  • "It's impossible to read from a distance."


  • "Good try."


  • "This is a great watch!"
  • "It was easy to read from a distance."

Rhythm Heaven Megamix


  • "Customer Impression"

Try Again

  • "How was I supposed to tell the time?"
  • ""


  • "Eh. Passable."


  • "It kept time really well!"
  • "It was easy to read, even the fast parts!"


Rhythm Heaven Fever (Including US and European versions)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Monkey Watch

Monkey Watch item
Wait, What Time Is It?
My parents bought me a monkey watch when I started high school. The monkeys are so cute that I forget about time and just stare at them. Kind of useless as a watch, isn't it?

Skill Star

When you are at six offbeat monkeys near the end of the game, swing hand the sixth offbeat monkey perfectly to collect the star.



  • Monkey Watch gets referenced in the gift "A Musical Term" (gotten by perfecting Karate Man 2 (Wii)), where Mr. Upbeat is talking to one (as evidenced by an "Oookii oook-ook!" sound) about his problems.
    • Monkey Watch is also mentioned in the Endless Game Bossa Nova at one point in the European version.
  • The pink monkeys that serve as off-beats have the appearance of MAN-K, the monkeys that replace the original yellow monkeys in Tap Trial's sequel, Tap Trial 2, in both Rhythm Tengoku and Tap Trial 2 in Rhythm Heaven Megamix in the Right-Hand Tower as well.
  • Monkey Watch is one of the only two games with their songs imported to Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS/Wii U in the Miiverse stage, the other being Blue Birds from Rhythm Heaven.
  • This game has a simiiar rhythm to Packing Pests.
  • The balloon the monkey rides is seen in two other minigames, those being Pajama Party and Jungle Gymnast.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese さる時計 Monkey Clock
FR French Singe moins le quart
ES Spanish Monorreloj
D German Äffchen-Uhr
IT Italian Monkey Watch
Flag of South Korea Korean 원숭이 시계 Monkey Watch

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