GDC: Rhythm Paradise screens

13 new shots of the quirky DS music game

These are the latest shots of DS title Rhythm Paradise, formerly known as Rhythm Heaven, straight out of GDC.

Here's the official description of the rhythm action game, which is due to hit UK stores on May 1:


Rhythm Heaven features original music in dozens of rhythm-based minigames. Even though the controls are simple to grasp, each minigame challenges the player's grasp of rhythm by throwing in interesting beats and off-beats.

The game is controlled entirely by the stylus: Tap to shake your hips in one game or flick the stylus on the touch screen to swing a paddle in another. It's all about tapping, flicking, sliding and holding. This simple set of gestures combines with the rhythm of each game for a unique musical experience.

It's easy to figure out what to do, and then the game play becomes addictive. Rhythm Heaven is easy enough for new players to pick up and play for a few minutes at a time, yet veteran gamers will want to unlock and master every game.