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"Welcome to quality control!
Product goes in the box.
Anything else--just knock
it away. Let's get to work!
"
— Packing Pests Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever and Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

"Welcome to the sorting
office! The goods go in
here. Anything else goes
over there. Now, let's
get to work!
"
— Packing Pests Description (Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise)

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Packing Pests
しわけ Shiwake

Packing Pests

Packing Pests 3DS

BPM 136
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 17 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
106 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Packing Pasts soundtrack (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Packing Pests (しわけ Shiwake?, "Sorting") is the 17h minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 106th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. This game is about an employee who works at a candy sorting company. There, he must slap away Treat Spiders before they get into a cardboard box. A sequel is unlocked later on called Packing Pests 2.

Gameplay

Packing pests
Packing Pests Megamix gameplay

The player must control a worker in a candy factory by sorting out the products. The player must catch a candy and then drop it into the cardboard box by pressing A + B buttons when a candy is thrown to him. There are the treat spiders that want to jump into the cardboard box, press A button to smack it before it gets into you. Also, there is a signal that notes the player during the game. When a cue "Double up!" (Japanese: いくぜ!!! Ikuze!) is heard, the player must smack two treat spiders at the same time after catching a candy.

Controls

Rhythm Heaven Fever

  • A + B: Catch
  • A: Slap

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Button Mode

  • B: Catch
  • A: Slap

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Catch or slap

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The candy will be grabbed and dropped in a box. Spiders are slapped forward to the ground, and walk back offscreen.
  • Barely: The candy is grabbed, but a "tink" sound is made. Spiders will be only grazed, making them fall straight down. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: Candy and spiders will fly past you and into the employee's workspace, making him shudder (with a more visible shudder for spiders). Slapping candy instead of grabbing it cause it to be knocked down. Grabbing spiders instead of slapping them causes the employee to grab them, then drop them and shudder.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Header

  • "Performance Review"

Try Again

  • "You lost a lot of product there."
  • "You seemed scared of the spiders."

OK

  • "Eh. Good enough."

Superb

  • "Great candy catching!"
  • "You're a master spider swatter!"


Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Header

  • "Supervisor's Comments"

Try Again

  • "You dropped too many sweets."
  • "You seem scared of insects."

OK

  • "Good try."

Superb

  • "You're good at catching sweets."
  • "You mastered insect swatting."

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Header

  • "Performance Review"

Try Again

  • "You lost a lot of product there."
  • "You seemed confused by the double-ups."

OK

  • "Eh. Passable."

Superb

  • "Great candy catching!"
  • "The double-ups were no problem for you!"

Epilogue

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Bonus

Bonus
Dear Mom...
I had an audition this week, Mom. They didn't say anything afterward, but I had a good feeling. Anyway, I'm still doing pretty well at the candy factory. Here's this week's bonus.

Skill Star

At the very end of the rhythm game, you have to catch the money at the right moment to collect the star.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The money thrown at the end of the game counts as one of the requirements for a Superb rank. This means that if you get all the other things right, but miss the money, you only get an "OK" rank.
  • The employee played in this rhythm game bears a striking resemblance to Munchy Monk. He also slaps the spiders in a very similar manner as to when the Munchy Monk slaps his arm, and the aside glance he gives when his face is shown, is almost identical to the one at the end of Munchy Monk 2. He is however not confirmed to actually be the Munchy Monk.
  • The employee is only given an ID number exclusive to the North American release.
    • The employee' ID number, #333-4-591032, is a symbolic code for "EEE, a spider!"
  • In the European Version, the sign says "Quality Control" instead of "Spider-Free Candy"
    • The sign keeps American's "Spider-Free Candy" text in European version of Megamix.
  • According to debug notes found in the files of Rhythm Heaven Megamix this game, Fork Lifter, Cheer Readers, Flock Step, Double Date and Board Meeting would have its story mode variant added in that game but got cut for unknown reasons.
  • This game has a similar rhythm to Monkey Watch.
  • In the American and European release, the paycheck has a dollar symbol on it. This change is reflected on the rhythm item.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese しわけ Sorting
FR French Centre de tri
ES Spanish ¡A empaquetar!
D German Einpacken!
IT Italian Smistamento
Flag of South Korea Korean 분류 창고 Sorting Warehouse


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