Rhythm Paradise Megamix (Nintendo 3DS) Review

By Adam Riley 18.10.2016

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

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









C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

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

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