If you've ever found yourself tapping your foot or fingers to an infectious beat, then this game is for you. Get ready to show off your instinctive sense of rhythm as the music of Rhythm Heaven challenges you to demonstrate your percussive prowess. Prove … see full wiki
This is such a great game. I really like it because it is so unique to the gaming arena. The entire game is based on listening carefully to the rhythms of the music. I don't know anything about music so I can't tell you whether you need to do things on a full beat, half beat or off beat but I do know that it is difficult to get the timing perfect.
Each level has a style of rhythm and a corresponding visual. It is your job to tap or "flick" on the screen after the appropriate cues based on the rhythm of the music. The better you do at matching the cues, the more you can advance.
The visuals are good but sometimes it actually helps to just look away and respond based on the sound alone. That way you aren't looking at (and reacting too slowing) at the visual clues.
The tunes are catchy and fun, some get into your head and don't get out.
There is a large variety of levels and styles. Some can be mastered easily and others seem to really trip me up.
There are times that if you can't advance after trying for awhile, the "coffee barista" at the "coffee shop" link will allow you to move forward anyway.
Each level has three ways of improving: getting through with an OK (it allows for a few mistakes); getting a medal (a perfect run) and getting a perfect when prompted. If you get a perfect when prompted, it gives you bonuses in the "coffee shop" - music, little stories, etc.
I have really enjoyed playing this and the only drawback is that you need to either wear headphones or do it where the music will not bother others. Since it is so repetitious, it will be annoying to others if you play it next to them for awhile.
Lastly, my 5 year old has fun playing but it is very difficult for her. My avid video playing 10 year old is only slightly better. I think it is really hard for a child to get the timing as perfect as the game requires.