Rhythm Heaven is a Rhythmaction game available on the DS.
Rhythm Heaven is a Rhythmaction game. Rhythm action games combine the enjoyment that comes from creating music with the challenge of video game scoring. The player is usually tasked with dancing on a mat, tapping a touch screen, pressing a button, singing into a mic or strumming a fake guitar controller in time with the music.
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For those gamers who want a series of musical mini-games that don't require a guitar, drum set, or a spare room for all the accessories, Nintendo's Rhythm Heaven will perfectly fit the bill. In fact, even those gamers who are diehard Guitar Heroes or members of a Rock Band might find that Rhythm Heaven makes a handy adjunct to build the skills required in keeping a steady beat.
Rhythm Heaven is unlike any other game I've ever played. Holding the DS open like a book, you play a series of short musical games. Each game has its own song and the animation plays out on the left screen, while you tap or flick the stylus on the right screen to keep the beat.
Tapping along to the beat of the music is what Rhythm Paradise is all about. The quirky minigames offered bags of ingenious variety whilst I tapped and flicked my way through the levels. But its off-beat and bizarre visuals couldn't get away from the punishing difficulty level. With no easy option I found the game becoming more and more unrewarding as I struggled to progress. Despite its charm I found my time spent tapping and scratching lead to an ultimately frustrating experience.
Rhythm Paradise is one of the oddest music games I've played. It has a very whimsical spirit to its play but the collection of mini-games meant I was quickly going from one level to another. I found myself quickly addicted to the simple pleasure of following the beat to a song and its irresistible rhythmic nature soon convinced other members of my family to have a go.
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