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Rhythm Heaven Fever (Nintendo Wii) discussion [game]
 
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Amidst all the excitement about a certain Capcom 3DS title, a peculiar gem has snuck right up on us. That's right, it's a new game for the Wii, priced at a very attractive $29.99!

Fans of the DS title Rhythm Fever probably have a good idea of what to expect, and should also already be in the know of how fun this series is. To those who haven't experienced it, it's basically a madcap collection of songs, each presented in their own unique minigame. Created by the team that brought you the manic WarioWare series, each of these minigames are highly amusing and come packed with funny and/or cool surprises. You essentially use just two buttons, tapping or holding to the beat, in amusing, inventive ways. In addition, after every four songs or so, you'll encounter a remix stage where you gameplay styles shift rapidly between stages you've done as an original song plays.

The DS game was packed with quite a bit of content for a title like this, and the Wii version promises to be no different. It also supports a 2-player mode! So don't forget about this one, it's sure to be a fun time~



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Posted: 01/27/12, 03:51:59  - Edited by 
 on: 09/19/12, 23:29:44
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I stopped in at Best Buy last night since their website said it was in stock, but they couldn't find any copies anywhere, so I left empty handed. Freaking Best Buy screws me yet again.
Posted: 02/14/12, 18:01:28
Yeah but Shirley and I are both awesome musicians (kind of) so even though it's not a "fun party game" (IE usually easy for anyone to jump right into) we could handle multiplayer.

I guess we'll just play what's there. Should be fun.
Posted: 02/14/12, 18:20:59
@Simbabbad
I didn't say it was a fun party game, just that it could be fun passing the controller around if you're in a group. The best part is watching others fail (according to the developers), hehe.
Posted: 02/14/12, 18:26:22
From what I remember of the E3 demo, the game is very good at throwing surprises at you in the middle of the games (obscuring the view slightly, or making more exciting/crazy things happen while you're trying to keep the rhythm). In this sense, it seems like the kind of game that'd be fun to watch as well as play. That's one of the nice things about finally having this series on a home console.
Posted: 02/14/12, 18:30:26  - Edited by 
 on: 02/14/12, 18:30:37
I'm so glad this was a budget title, made it a day one purchase. I'm not in a rush to have my hands on it, but when it comes in the mail I'll be happy.
Posted: 02/14/12, 18:32:31
I bought this game for roykoopa64 as a gift for Valentines and ended up playing. I did not play any Rhythm Heaven before this came out but I have seen him play a lot of the DS game, so I kind of know how the game plays.

It was tricky playing the levels where you alternate pressing A and A+B, but it's fun!

@Zero

Yeah, I think this will be good for you and Shirley. The 2-player game is all about being coordinated together. The game will combine the points from both of you to see if you pass the level. I was actually having a lot of fun with the two player mode, especially the monkey tambourine, since I was struggling a little with the 1 player mode.

We haven't made it too far, but we're enjoying the game!
Posted: 02/15/12, 05:37:26
Played through Remix 2. Lots of fun, and even tougher than I remember. I think I might actually prefer the touch-screen to the buttons, if only because the tapping/scratching motions come more naturally to me as musical strokes. The thumb/pinch may take a bit of getting used to before I can get the tougher medals.
Posted: 02/15/12, 05:46:09


kgtennispro was supposedly at this event. But I didn't spot him anywhere in that video.


Why not post about how the party was, Kenny?!
Posted: 02/15/12, 06:09:44
After watching that I'm glad I didn't pop up anywhere, lol

It really wasn't all that exciting, hence why I didn't bother posting anything. The event was in that one dingy basement-like room with TVs scattered everywhere with headsets so you could at least partially hear the music. I say partially because they had a DJ there blasting music. The heavy bass from his music coupled with cheap wine and keg beer made it feel like one of those really crappy college frat parties I went to freshman year

And it was advertised that there would be a raffle giving away early copies of a limited special edition of the game....but the only raffle held was for those 2 paintings.

The only perk was that pretty cool free shirt I got....and the 40+ new Street Passes, heh.
Posted: 02/15/12, 06:21:03  - Edited by 
 on: 02/15/12, 06:23:04
@kgtennispro

Bah, sucks that it sucked. Still, you need to post about these things: we don't all get to live in LA, so we need to live vicariously through you! :-P
Posted: 02/15/12, 06:28:41
@kgtennispro

Still cool you got to go!

--

Anyway, I was playing a bit, and the 'Go for Perfect' thing popped up on the first level 'Hole-in-One' with the golf swings. I nailed the perfect, got a message about unlocking 'Golf Lessons,' but I can't seem to find this reward anywhere. I wonder what I'm doing wrong?
Posted: 02/15/12, 06:32:01
God dammit.

I failed miserably at the off-beat one in the Rhythm Heaven DS game, and now they've thrown one at you so early in this one, lol


EDIT: And Roy, I just Perfect'd the Double Date one, and it unlocked this little story about the guy Cafe under "Read Something"


EDIT2: There we go. I've gotten all medals for the first 3 columns, and 2 Perfects. I think I'll call it a night, heh.
Posted: 02/15/12, 08:22:13  - Edited by 
 on: 02/15/12, 09:16:26
Nice going @kgtennispro! Do you mean the monkey watch (hand slapping) level as the off-beat one? That one's giving me trouble too and I like the zoom out effect similar to what they did in Lock Step from DS.

kgtennispro said:
And Roy, I just Perfect'd the Double Date one, and it unlocked this little story about the guy Cafe under "Read Something"

Ah, yeah, I see the Golf Lessons thing there too, thanks!
Posted: 02/15/12, 15:26:45
Gah. I was trying to exercise restraint and wait until I finished Sacred Stones before getting the game, but the praise Nintendo World Report is heaping on the game will have me pick it up when I go out for lunch.

Rhythm Heaven bores into your soul by having some of the absolute best executions of Nintendo's "gameplay first" philosophy ever constructed.

Rhythm Heaven Fever is a fusion of gameplay and presentation that is unrivaled on the Wii.

Rhythm Heaven Fever might be the best top-to-bottom soundtrack ever composed for a Nintendo title.

Rhythm Heaven is also stunningly beautiful.


And this is all from James Jones, who's not exactly the most effusively positive person on their podcast.


Jonathan Holmes at Destructoid also gave the game 9.5 and has similar levels of praise.

It's one of my favorite games of this generation -- a title that offers a much stronger education in game design and a more pure, direct, and genuine experience than most games on the market.
Posted: 02/15/12, 16:53:36
I've been on blackout of sorts for this game, haven't even watched a video.

It shipped today, so I should have it by the weekend. Wheeeeee!
Posted: 02/15/12, 23:28:51
@anon_mastermind

I went on a blackout as well (I always do for games I know I'm going to buy). I won't spoil anything for you, although I've only played an hour so I've only seen a few of the stages.
Posted: 02/15/12, 23:40:22
Posting this here to read later: History of R&D1.
Posted: 02/16/12, 06:33:39  - Edited by 
 on: 02/16/12, 18:58:52
Posted: 02/16/12, 18:45:26
@canonj

Oops, thanks!
Posted: 02/16/12, 18:58:32
This game looks insane.
Posted: 02/16/12, 19:34:33
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