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"ズームをきにするな!
心でボールを打て!
視覚に頼るな!
どんと行け~!"
"(Don't worry about the zoom! Hit the ball with your heart! Don't depend on your sight! Go with a bang!)
"
— Spaceball Description (Rhythm Tengoku)

"Ignore the camera's wild zooms!
Make the ball zoom wildly away!
Don't blink! Don't wipe your tears!
"
— Spaceball Description (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

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Spaceball
エアーバッター Eā Battā

Spaceball Card

Air Batter Title

BPM 105
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku
Rhtyhm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 4 (Tengoku)
28 (Megamix)
Perfect Reward Inside Spaceball (Tengoku)
1 Flow Ball (Megamix)

Spaceball (エアーバッター Air Batter?) is the 4th minigame in Rhythm Tengoku and the 28th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In this game, the Space Slugger hits baseballs that come out from a flowerpot in a small, green room in space. The camera will zoom in and out, sometimes very far, during gameplay. Its sequel, Spaceball 2, is unlocked later on in Rhythm Tengoku.

Gameplay

Air Slugging
Space ball 3DS

This game has an odd design. The screen will often zoom out, making this scene difficult to see. The game takes place inside a small green room with a flying saucer. As the music plays, a flowerpot will throw out baseballs, which the player must hit by pressing A. The flower pot will occasionally throw high balls which require the player to wait an extra beat before pressing A. Occasionally, the screen will zoom out, requiring the player to track the balls using the music alone.

Controls

Button Mode

  • A: Swing bat

Simple Tap

  • Tap: Swing bat

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The ball flies offscreen.
  • Barely: A "doink" is heard as the ball bounces out of the room. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The ball falls in the hole in the floor.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Tengoku

Header

  • "つうしんぼ" (Scorecard)

Try Again

  • "きほんが できてません。" (The basics are not down.)
  • "タメが かっこわるい。" (The rests are off.)
  • "見た目に たよりすぎです。" (You're relying too much on the visuals.)

OK

  • "う~ん..." (Yeah...)
  • "まぁまぁ、 かな。" (OK, I guess?)
  • "とりあえず..." (Anyway...)
  • "よしと します。" (You did your best.)

Superb

  • "タメが しっかりしている!" (The rests are spot on!)
  • "見えなくても できている!" (You can do it even when you can't see!)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Header

  • "Scorecard"

Try Again

  • "Weak hits."
  • "Work on your grip."

OK

  • "Eh. Passable."

Superb

  • "Solid hitting."
  • "Nice grip!"

Epilogue

Rhythm Tengoku

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Rice Ball

Rice Ball
Lunchtime Regrets
This rice ball was supposed to be my lunch. I didn't mean to knock it into the endless void of space--it was supposed to fill the endless void of my stomach. So...hungry...

Skill Star

About halfway though the minigame is a high ball, hit it perfectly to collect the star.

Remix Appearances

Spaceball 2P

"ズームをきにするな!
心でボールを打て!
視覚に頼るな、どんと行け~!"
"(Don't worry about the zoom! Hit the ball with your heart! Don't depend on your sight, go with a bang!)
"
— - Spaceball 2P Description

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エアーバッター 2P Air Batter 2P
Spaceball Card
BPM 140
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku Arcade
Game Number 58
Perfect Reward Nothing
Song Used Spaceball

Spaceball also appears in the 2P mode of Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade) where it is referred to as Spaceball 2P (エアーバッター 2P Air Batter 2P?) Like Karate Man 2P, it is splitscreen.

Trivia

  • Even though it may seem that this game has no practice, the game will actually not start until you hit a few balls correctly. The game was given a tutorial in the arcade version and a practice session in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.
  • This game and Exhibition Match both show up in Rhythm Heaven Megamix, meaning the game has two separate Baseball games.
  • Along with the rest of Stage 1, this game has a counterpart in the arcade version at 150% speed, with a more vibrant synth for orchestration and different graphics.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese エアーバッター Air Batter
FR French Baseball de l'espace
ES Spanish Béisbol espacial
D German Baseball im Weltall
IT Italian Spaceball
Flag of South Korea Korean 에어 베터 Air Batter


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