Rhythm Paradise Megamix (Nintendo 3DS) Review

By Adam Riley 18.10.2016 8

Review for Rhythm Paradise Megamix on Nintendo 3DS

Rhythm Paradise Megamix is what many would called a "Best of" compilation, heading right back to the original Rhythm Tengoku on Game Boy Advance and taking that special product, along with the later versions on Nintendo DS and Wii, and then mixing in some amazing new rhythm games. Between working with a legendary music artist and then throwing in a large dose of that good ol' Nintendo charm, the simplistic, yet addictive, nature of its controls paved the way for massive success over the years and continues to impress even today. Get ready for the best Rhythm Paradise release so far.

Rhythm Paradise Megamix takes all of the best elements from prior releases, ties everything together with hilarious story elements that are so wacky at times you cannot help but chortle at how ludicrous the scenarios are. However, it really helps to draw players in more than ever before. As does the removal of stylus use, as well - something that DS fans were split on. The option is there to use the stylus, but the default is, thankfully, the more accurate button inputs. Even from the opening training section, it is apparent that all feedback given from previous iterations has been taken on-board here.Tapping away never seemed as reliable as a good, hard button press, and since the aim is to be so in time with the game that each mission can be successfully completed with your eyes closed, it is button-pressinglove all the way. This is back to the style found in Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise, and it is all the better for it.

Screenshot for Rhythm Paradise Megamix on Nintendo 3DS

The beauty of Rhythm Paradise Megamix is that not only is there the wealth of classic mini-games, but a whole host of new ones enter the fray and easily match the quirky and addictive nature of their forebears, never getting boring, and always providing a great, but fair, challenge. The wide variety of rhythm-based events on offer - from chopping wood in a forest, to playing badminton in the sky, to karate punching flying objects, filling robots to the brim, clapping in time with others, making bugs march along in time, or even helping to translate what an alien is trying to say, Megamix never disappoints.This is the highest calibre from Nintendo and by far the most enjoyable experience in the series so far.

During the main adventure there is the chance to fight against tough end of stage battles that normally rely on keeping count in your head, even without prompts. Once those are all overcome, there are remix stages that combine elements of previous mini-games, mixed together in a unique way, plus everything is given a score at the end of the whole process to encourage repeat plays for improving rhythm skills, and plenty more. As for those still struggling, there are chances to pay a small penalty to skip levels, as well as more of a visual helping hand given on the lower screen for those struggling to match the beat via the audio alone.

Screenshot for Rhythm Paradise Megamix on Nintendo 3DS

Cubed3 Rating

9/10
Rated 9 out of 10

Exceptional - Gold Award

Rated 9 out of 10

Without a doubt the best Rhythm Paradise game so far, Rhythm Paradise Megamix is the ultimate package - almost like Nintendo's own NOW That's What I Call Music compilation. Rather than some half-baked bundling of past releases together, the team has taken the most loved rhythm mini-games from the past, spruced them up, pieced them together nicely on 3DS, covered them with comical storylines, and then whipped up a fresh batch of mini-game goodness to add in, just for good measure. Rhythm Paradise Megamix is just what the doctor ordered, and the perfect early Christmas present for Nintendo 3DS owners of all ages.

Also known as

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Developer

Nintendo

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Rhythm

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  10/10 (1 Votes)

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Comments

Going digital for this one. Can't wait.

Our member of the week

I need this too. Will be downloading this as soon as available.

Cubed3 Limited Staff :: Review and Feature Writer

Ross, Rudy - did you try this out in the end?

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

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Our member of the week

I purchased it. I'm stuck on a certain stage where you have to quickly tap in rhythm on each beat and then it switches to off-beats. I keep getting around 50% scores, it's very frustrating. In fact I can't even get past the training itself, so I just keep trying again the stage itself but so far I can't beat it.

Cubed3 Limited Staff :: Review and Feature Writer

I quite like those sort of stages - I try to play a lot of the regular stages without looking at the screen as practice, which helps with levels where there's so much visual distraction put in place on purpose.

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

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Yep! I've yet to beat it, but nearly done with the main game (on the last area). I think it up there as my favourite Rhythm Paradise game. One small touch I really like is the use of the bottom screen. I tend to just focus on that and I find it really helps.

Our member of the week

Yeah that's true, sometimes not looking at the upper screen at all really helps. Or I'll just close my eyes and listen carefully as my foot taps XD, but I wouldn't do that in public though XD. It's not the first rhythm heaven game I play but it's the first one I bought and I don't regret it.

Cubed3 Limited Staff :: Review and Feature Writer

Really glad to hear you're both enjoying! When I reached the


I was obviously disappointed at first because I fell for it! Smilie

Rudy - yes, I either tap my foot along, or a free finger on the side of the 3DS. My wife would just look at me as if I was crazy ^^

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

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