"Ready to play a little Simian Says on the tambourine?"
— Tambourine Description (US version)

"Ook! Will you play the tambourine with Monkey? He loves music more than bananas!"
— Tambourine Description (European version)

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タンバリン Tanbarin
BPM 149
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Game Number 7
Perfect Reward Tambourine (song)
Song Used Tambourine

Tambourine (タンバリン Tambourine) is the 7th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever. In this game, the player has to mimic the same way like the monkey playing Simian Says with him on the tambourine. Getting a Perfect on it will unlock its music titled "Tambourine".


Tambourine gameplay
In this game, in front of the player is a little monkey holding a tambourine. When the game starts, the monkey will perform a "set" of notes, shaking and hitting his tambourine to create a pattern. After the monkey finishes, he will cue the player with a call. The player will then have to repeat the pattern to the monkey by shaking and hitting their own tambourine. After the pattern is finished, the monkey will start the next set. Each set consists of 7 notes, with the length between notes and the command type varying.


  • A: Shake tambourine
  • A + B: Hit tambourine

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The monkey continues watching. At the end of a set done well, the monkey will smile, and flowers will appear around his head.
  • Barely: The monkey will grimace and sweat. A barely counts as a miss in this game.
  • Miss: Missing the timing badly will cause a frog to jump on the monkey's head and stay there for a while before jumping off.

Rating Notes

American Version


  • "Monkey Notes"

Try Again

  • "Oookeee. (Your basics needed work.)"
  • "Oo… (Your clapping was suboptimal.)"


  • "Eh. Good enough."


  • "Ook. (You handled the basics well.)"
  • "Oo ook. (I liked your clapping style.)"

European/Australian Version


  • "The monkey says…"

Try Again

  • "Ooky! You have to learn the basics."
  • "Your clapping was lacking."


  • "Good try."


  • "Ook! You handled the basics."
  • "Ook, ook! I liked your clapping style."



Two-Player Mode

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タンバリン Tanbarin
BPM 149
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Game Number 2
Perfect Reward Duo medal
Song Used Tambourine

A version of the game in the two-player mode can be unlocked by finishing the original version and the two-player version of Fork Lifter.

In the game, the first player is in front of a blue monkey, while the second is in front of an orange monkey. When the monkey in front of the player shakes or hits the tambourine, the corresponding player has to hit or shake when the monkeys are finished with the set. The game starts with the monkeys playing the same pattern at the same time, but soon changes up when the monkeys play. This has one monkey playing the first 4 notes in a set, while the other plays the next 3, requiring the players to do the same.



Rhythm Heaven Fever ~ Tambourine (Perfect)01:35

Rhythm Heaven Fever ~ Tambourine (Perfect)

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese タンバリン Tambourine
FR French Tambourin
ES Spanish Pandereta
D German Tamburin-Team
IT Italian Tamburello
Flag of South Korea Korean 탬버린 Tambourine

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