Rhythm Heaven Megamix (リズム天国ザ・ベスト+ Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus+) also known as Rhythm Paradise Megamix in Europe, and Rhythm World: The Best Plus in Korea, is the fourth game in the Rhythm Heaven Series. It was released on June 11th, 2015 in Japan, June 16, 2016 in the west during the E3 announcement, and was released on October 21, 2016 in Europe, on October 22, 2016 in Australia, and on December 1, 2016 in South Korea.
This game includes 70 minigames from the previous three Rhythm Heaven games, 20 new minigames and 10 remixes.
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Challenge Land is a new feature in Megamix. Here, the player may board the Challenge Train, where the player must beat a series of minigames, usually with modified rules and tempo. Additionally, if the Perfect Campaign is up, it can be challenged here. Challenge Land becomes playable once the player clears the Lush Tower.
List of Rhythm Games
The majority of games appear in Story Mode, where they are grouped into sets of four; one Rhythm Tengoku game, one Rhythm Heaven game, one Rhythm Heaven Fever game, and one new game.
(Games marked with "[Prequel]" are new versions of previous rhythm games, and are considerably easier than their predecessors. Games marked with "[Original]" are the original versions of the rhythm game from their respective Rhythm Heaven title. Games marked with "[Sequel]" are a sequel to the ORIGINAL game, not a prequel. Games not marked at all have no brand-new prequel.)
In the cafe you can play with your Rhythm Toys, buy Rhythm Items, CD's and extra games with Flow Balls and visit the Museum.
Shop games act like extra games from Fever, but instead of getting medals in each rhythm game to unlock them, they can be bought from the shop owned by Saffron with Flow Balls found by playing Challenge Land's Perfect Campaign and Challenge Train's challenges. All shop games are returning minigames from the previous games in the series which allow you to perfect them. Some of them can be found in Challenge Train's challenges depending on if the player hasn't bought them yet.
Rhythm Toys return, but in a slightly different format. Unlike with Rhythm Toys in past games, the Rhythm Toys that appear in this game are constantly checked on for various reasons throughout the playthrough of the game, and are not accessible until you clear the Lush Tower.
Whenever you got tagged by another player, the Cafe icon will display Barista, hinting that another player has tagged you. For each player you tagged, displays the player's Mii, number of Flow, and Favorite Rhythm Game, just like the rest of the characters. You also battle each of the players you tagged through Figure Fighter VS.
While most games returned in Megamix, 25 didn't make the cut. The following are the games from past incarnations of Rhythm Heaven that did not return for Megamix. (Sequels whose prequel is in Megamix are written in bold. Remixes, Endless Games and Two-Player Games aren't listed.)
Quiz Show also has entries as a gate game in the debug menu, however there is no entry as an endless game, unlike the other gate games.
This game has received a review of 34/40 on Famitsu.
According to a report, this game sold over 500,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2015. .
As of February 2016, the total sales in Japan reached 650,000 copies.
This game is known to be favorable on MetaCritic with an avarage score of 83.
There is a challenge train set called "Wario...Where?", where many characters from the minigames are replaced with WarioWare characters. This is due to both series being created by the same developers.
This is the first game to not include any of Tsunku's songs in the new Rhythm Games.
This game currently holds the record for the most Rhythm games in it, due to the games being from every game in the series.
When this game was talked about at the E3 2016, #RhythmHeaven quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.
During the real credits the following things and characters from various games can be seen.
The minigames at gates and towers are lined up by their game from oldest to newest (for example in the Lush Tower: First is Spaceball from Rhythm Tengoku, then Dog Ninja from Rhythm Heaven, then Hole in One from Rhythm Heaven Fever and finally the new one - Sumo Brothers).
While using simple tap, it shows a character when tapping. This is a reference to Rhythm Heaven.
This the first game in the series to have threequels included.
It is notable that the almost of the title cards in the English version of the game all use the same font styles, and are rather simplistic compared to the more artistic and unique title cards in the Japanese version and Rhythm Heaven Fever.