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"You've mostly gotten used
to this job now, but your
coworker? That guy is a
machine! Try to keep up!
(No practice.)
"
— Working Dough 2 Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever and Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

"You may be used to copying
your supervisor, but a
dough's work is never done.
Do your best!

(And no practice for you)
"
— Working Dough 2 Description (Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise)

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Working Dough 2
元祖はたらくまんじゅう Ganso Hataraku Manjuu

Working Dough 2

Working Dough Origins title

BPM 139
Appearance Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 37 (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
88 (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Perfect Reward Working Dough 2 soundtrack (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

Working Dough 2 (元祖はたらくまんじゅう Ganso Hataraku Manjuu), known in Rhythm Heaven Fever as Working Dough 2 (はたらくまんじゅう2 Hataraku Manjuu 2) is the 37th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 88th minigame in Rhythm Heaven Megamix being the sequel to Working Dough. In this sequel, the game takes place in the past when the Dough Dudes used to work in their original factory somewhere in China, helping out the space rabbits and giant lady dough get back to the moon.

Visual/Gameplay changes

Working Dough 2 gameplay
Working Dough Origins gameplay

The game's background is now a bamboo forest, with the Dough Dudes (now in teapots) resting on a red platform with an umbrella on it. Mr. Game and Watch is now dressed like a Chinese emperor, and is standing on a bamboo. Near the end on the game, the rocket resembles a woman drinking tea, and several "alien bunnies" follow it after it launches.

The game's core gameplay stays the same; you need to bounce the balls as the fall to your side by following the pattern of the other workers. However, the game's main difference is in pattern design and spacing. While the first game had quicker, larger patterns with little space between hits, this game has short patterns, with larger breaks between them. This makes the game slower paced, but also makes the player learn the distance between hits.

Controls

Rhythm Heaven Fever

  • A: Weak Jump (push small spheres)
  • A + B: Strong Jump (push large spheres)

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Button Mode

  • A: Weak Jump (push small spheres)
  • B: Strong Jump (push large spheres)

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Weak or Strong Jump (push small or large spheres)

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The spheres will be bounced into the next compartment.
  • Barely: The sphere will be hit, but it will hit the edge of the next compartment and fall down.
  • Miss: Not hitting a sphere will cause it to fall down off the screen. Hitting an small sphere with a strong jump causes it to shatter, while hitting a large sphere with a weak jump causes it to clang and fall down.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Header

  • "Space-Rabbit Feedback"

Try Again

  • "A touch sloppy, perhaps..."
  • "You seemed lost in the quiet bits."

OK

  • "Eh. Good enough."

Superb

  • "Elegant work. You're an artist."
  • "You kept it up even when it got quiet."


Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Header

  • "The space rabbits say..."

Try Again

  • "You were a bit sloppy on the job."
  • "You got lost in the quiet section."

OK

  • "Good try."

Superb

  • "You worked like a pro dough."
  • "You did well in the quiet section."

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Header

  • "Space-Rabbit Feedback"

Try Again

  • "You...didn't do so hot."
  • "You needed help with the heavy ones."

OK

  • "Eh. Passable."

Superb

  • "Hey, solid work there."
  • "You really hefted those heavy ones!"

Epilogue

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Big Dough

Big Dough
So CUTE!
I came to see the spaceship with my son, and they gave him some dumplings to take home-- A big one and a small one. He gave me a big one because he's the cutest thing ever.

Skill Star

When the big rocket woman is drinking a cup of tea, hit the little orb perfectly to collect the star.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The bunnies that appear near the end of the game are actually "Alien Bunnies", characters from the WarioWare series, another series worked on by the developers of the Rhythm Heaven series. This isn't the first time they've appeared in the series, either; they also were used in reskins of Marching Orders for Remix 7 and Remix 8 of Rhythm Tengoku.
  • The giant lady dough's appearance has been changed in the Korean version as she has a long ribbon attracted to her back, and pink outfit.

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 元祖はたらくまんじゅう Working Manju Origin
FR French Boulettes extrêmes
ES Spanish Dulces trabajadores 2
D German Klopsarbeiter 2
IT Italian Fagottini al lavoro 2
Flag of South Korea Korean 원조 일하는 호빵 "Working Steam Bun Founder"


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