So I FINALLY got around to playing Rhythm Heaven on DS, and it's quickly become one of my favorite games on the system. Rhythm Heaven has 50 stages- 25 core games, and 25 sequels and remixes. Out of the 25 core stages, here are my favorites:
To be honest, Blue Birds isn't even really one of my favorites. I just needed a tenth stage. I picked Blue Birds because the drill sergeant is funny.
Karate Man is pretty fun- kicking the bombs is tough. I love it's song though. Kinda reminds me of Snake Eater in a way...
Munchy Monk is intense! So many dumplings, so little time!
Built to Scale
This is the first level in the whole game! It does a great job of introducing the flicking mechanics. It's basically your initiation.
"Phew... I've finally beat it. WOAH! IT'S NOT EVEN OVER!!!!"
I have a love/hate relationship with this Shoot-'Em-Up. It's really, really fun. You can unlock an endless version of it, and that game is fun too. Shoot-'Em-Up 2 is also really fun. The thing is, to get a Superb ranking on this game, you need to play it PERFECTLY. Why would you need to play a song perfectly to get the rank below Perfect? Doesn't make any sense.
What makes Drummer Duel great is how much you want to win. "The red team's been pushing us around!? How dare they!?" It's a duel to the death! You've got your cheerleaders egging you on, the red drummer is pounding as hard as he possibly can, and you just have bite the bullet and keep going, never giving in! BELIEEEEEEEVE
This actually isn't one of the core 25 games- it's the credits song, which you unlock by beating Remix 6. The game itself isn't that great, but man, what a great song to play during the credits.
Love Lab seems kinda hard during practice... it's actually really easy once you start playing it. I didn't mess up a single time the first time I played through it, which is actually a shame. As catchy as this song is, I'd love to play it more.
The BEST game in Rhythm Heaven. I hated it. I hated it. At first, it feels impossible. And then... something just clicks. My trick was to lift the stylus on-beat, causing me to tap on the off-beat. Once you master this song, it's incredibly easy and incredibly fun.
^ ditto. I wish there were a couple more stages that I could play with my eyes closed though.. That worked real well when my eyes were so tired but I still wanted to play in bed!
I still haven't mastered the Lockstep's. And it's embarrassing, because I consider myself somewhat of a musician because of all the piano lessons I had as a kid! Although... I admit I do have a tendency to rush.
Frog Hope was my favorite song, although I agree that other stages are "better" in terms of gameplay.