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"Live from ringside! We hear the champ's
innermost thoughts and feelings after the match!
"
— Ringside Description

"Live from ringside! Even tired wrestlers
have to give something back to their fans after a match.
"
— Ringside Description (European version only in Rhythm Heaven Fever)

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Ringside
レスラー会見 Resura Kaiken

Ringside

Ringside 3DS title

BPM 118
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 16 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
60 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Wrestler's Weekly (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Song Used

Ringside (レスラー会見 Resura Kaiken?, "Wrestler Interview") is the 16th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 60th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix popularized by YouTube. The game is about a wrestler who is having a post-game interview with a reporter after a match in Rhythm Arena.

Gameplay

Ringside
Ringside 3DS gameplay

The game has you, playing as a wrestler, getting interviewed after a match. The reporter, the young girl, will give you several cues you need to respond to:

  • "Wubbadubbadubba, is that true?" (Japanese: テキテケテキですか? tekiteketekidesuka?): The player has to respond after the phrase is done in three beats. To respond, press A button.
  • "Woah, you go, big guy!" (Japanese: え、すごい ですね! Eh, sugoi desu ne!) : The player needs to show off after the phrase is finished. To show off your muscles, press A twice at the same time.
  • "Pose for the fans!" (Japanese: こっち見て! Kotchi mite!) This phrase is accompanied by the screen zooming out. After it is finished, the player needs to strike a pose. To pose for the fans, press both A and B together.

The commands will come in many different patterns, with varying distances between them.

Controls

Rhythm Heaven Fever

  • A: Respond
  • A (Twice): Show Off
  • A + B: Pose

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Button Mode

  • A: Respond
  • A (Twice): Show Off
  • B: Pose

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Respond or (Twice): Show Off or even Pose

Timing Notes

  • Hit: With the "Wubbadubbadubba, is that true?" or "Woah, you go, big guy!" command, a camera flash will happen afterwards. With the "Pose for the fans!", multiple camera flashes will appear, as well as a radial background. On occasion, a newspaper will appear with the picture on it.
  • Barely: Messing up on a "Wubbadubbadubba, is that true?" will cause the wrestler to cough when answering. Messing up on a "Woah, you go, big guy!" will cause only one part of the showing off to be done. Messing up on the "Pose for the fans!" will make only one person take a photo, which will be grayed and scratchy.
  • Miss: Missing any command will cause the reporter to frown and give you a look. Using a command when not told to will make the wrestler look sideways if using the respond command, and either make the reporter nervous (respond command) or make her flinch back in shock (pose command).

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven Fever (US Version)

Header

  • "Tomorrow's Headlines"

Try Again

  • "Wrestler fumbles reporter's questions."
  • "Wrestler makes fool of self posing."

OK

  • "Eh. Good enough."

Superb

  • "Wrestler exudes confidence and wit!"
  • "Wrestler poses impressively!"

Rhythm Heaven Fever (European Version)

Header

  • "In the next day's news..."

Try Again

  • "Wrestler ignores reporter's questions."
  • "Wrestler's pose lacks finesse."

OK

  • "Good try."

Superb

  • "Wrestler exudes confidence and wit!"
  • "Wrestler's physique causes a stir!"

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Header

  • "Tomorrow's Headlines"

Try Again

  • "Wrestler fumbles reporter's questions."
  • "Wrestler makes fool of self posing.""
  • "Wrestler flustered by encouragement."

OK

  • "Eh. Passable."

Superb

  • "Wrestler exudes confidence and wit!"
  • "Wrestler poses impressively!"
  • "Wrestler accepts compliments gracefully!"

Epilogue

Rhythm Heaven Fever (Including US and European versions)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Sports Page

Sports Page
Like Father...
When the wrestler's father was asked if he saved news articles about his son, he simply nodded and made an affirmative-sounding grunt.

Skill Star

After you do "Pose to the fans!" the newspaper will show up, but you'll have to repeat the second one, then do "Woah, you go, big guy!" before doing double "Pose to the fans!", perfect the second one to pose in right time to collect the star.

Appearances

Two-Player Mode

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レスラー会見 Resura Kaiken
RingsideP2menu
BPM {{{BPM}}}
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Game Number 3
Perfect Reward Duo medal
Song Used Ringside

A version of the game can be unlocked in the two-player mode. It requires you to beat the original game and the previous two-player game, Tambourine.

The game has the first player player playing a wrestler with blue clothing, and the second playing a wrestler with orange clothing, each marker with the number of their player. The reporter will give the commands, and the player will respond. The reporter will always ask the same thing to them, so the players just need to do the same thing.

Ringside 2 mode gameplay

The gameplay of the 2-player mode of Ringside

Trivia

  • Parodies of Ringside has appeared all over the Internet, particularly YouTube, showcasing a character and an odd phrase or personality trait of said character. This is documented at its page on Know Your Meme.
  • The newspaper that can pop up after a successful "Pose for the fans!" command says "Nintendo Times" on it, referencing the Rhythm Heaven series' developer and publisher company, Nintendo.
  • The "Wubbadubbadubba" commands that are stated as "questions" appear to suggest that the wrestler is not actually listening to the reporter, and is just responding with the same thing each time. This is supported by the game's reading material, which has the wrestler saying "Eh" to all the questions, despite them being actual questions.
  • In the Japanese version, while reading the practice. The reporter will say 「〜〜〜ですか?」 ("〜〜〜desuka?") the 〜 probably meaning the words that he isn't listening to
  • In the Japanese version, the blue squares with stars say "YONE"; a reference to one of game's developers, Masami Yone, whose notebook sketches resulted in the concept of Ringside. In the American, European and Korean versions of the game, his name is omitted.
    • In Nintendo's Iwata Asks, Masami Yone stated that the basis of the idea stemmed from the cutting of a wedding cake. He mentions that while one would be trying to concentrate on the cutting of the cake, wedding guests would take pictures and request the person's attention. He thought that the idea of a cake-cutting rhythm game didn't seem too promising and came up with the interview scenario instead.[1]
  • In the Korean version, the red and yellow Japanese-style background is changed to orange and yellow for unknown reasons.
  • Ringside is included in the Rhythm Heaven Megamix Demo, but only its practice session is playable. Once practice is completed, the demo ends; making Ringside the only rhythm game included in the demo unavailable for play.
  • In Rhythm Heaven Fever, the background in the OK rate has blue and orange stripes in it, but in Megamix, it was fixed to have orange and yellow stripes instead just like in the game when the Wrestler is doing poses.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese レスラー会見 Wrestler Interview
FR French Interview sportive
ES Spanish Entrevista movidita
D German Pressekonferenz
IT Italian Intervista sportiva
Flag of South Korea Korean 레슬러 기자회견 Wrestler Journalist Interview


References

  1. [1], Iwata Asks - Rhythm Heaven Fever, 3. Wedding Cake and "Ringside".

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