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Rhythm Doctor

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Jan 4, 2013 | 2:04 PM EST

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Glitchtastic 25 Points Beat the boss level
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Mission Accomplished 25 Points Beat the final level of the demo
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Secrets 100 Points Unlock the secret stage!
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Author Comments

8/8/16 - Alright fixed! Thanks to Tom Fulp and Psycho Goldfish for such a quick response!

7/8/16 - Holy wow its been a long time. In the past two years Flash did some changes that meant the old version stopped loading songs. I'm gonna update this one soon to make it work here, in the meantime there's a working version at!!

5/4/14 - Updated with new BOSS LEVEL! Also: Press CapsLock during a level to toggle an experimental 2-player version. P2 uses the L key. It might make some of the multi-row levels easier ;) (And also, hallelujah Chrome has been updated so there aren't latency problems any more! At least on Windows, dunno about Mac.) Thanks again for the reviews and feedback, it is really nice that a lot of you are enjoying the game.


10/2/14 - Thank you so much for the reviews and suggestions, we always read each one, and they're what keeps us going!

11/1/13 - Hit window has been tightened up a bit following more playtesting.

10/1/13 - Feedback dialogue upon failing a level is now skippable! Thanks to the suggestions in the comments, and the NG team for featuring the game.

Edit: Thank you for all the kind words people :) We're trying hard to get this game sponsored so we can dole out the full version. So if you liked it, rating this game on the sidebar (even multiple times!) to the left would be very charitable of you and help increase the game's visibility in this Flash jungle. The review scores don't count towards the rating, so if you wrote a review it would doubly help if you rated on the sidebar too. WE LOVE YOU!

Oh, unlocking the secret level involves perfecting a particularly hard level. It's.. for your own good.


Browser: Anything but Chrome (update: Should now work on Chrome if it's the latest version of Chrome! Right click the game and check the version of the Chrome Flash is at least 12.0!)
Flash Player: 11.4 or above

IF YOU INSIST ON USING (an old) CHROME: The Chrome problem is not specific to this game, but affects all games. It's just this game requires a degree of accuracy so high that the tiny lag caused by Chrome's inbuilt Flash Player is enough to throw the timing off. YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK IN CHROME by going to chrome://plugins and disabling all plugins with 'PepperFlash' in the location. This will make it use the normal Flash player like the other browsers, if you have it installed.

IF YOU ARE USING LINUX: The latest Flash version for you is 11.2 which unfortunately doesn't include the amazing sound latency update. The game should still be playable, the only difference being that the audiophiles will notice a 0.1s latency between pressing a key and hearing its sound effect. However if you're used to playing flash games on 11.2 and have never noticed this then it shouldn't affect you! Just press enter at the warning.

Rhythm Doctor is a tough ONE-BUTTON rhythm game heavily inspired by Rhythm Heaven!

For those who played Rhythm Heaven, the defining feature of the series is the extremely strict margin of error, compared to any other music game out there. This means many people even realise their rhythm is a little off until they play Rhythm Heaven. My game seeks to emulate that feeling :)

Many. many hours have been spent making the engine accurate. After extensive testing we found a calibration that worked for all browsers except Chrome, which lags due to it using PepperFlash. Enjoy!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is wonderful and fun. I really felt like it was the original Rhythm Tengoku on GBA. I wish you could get this game out on Vita or 3DS.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

There isn't really much to say about this except wow! This is the best rhythm game I played in a very long while, despite its (very) short length, and the thing I liked most about it is the way its played: it seems like a lot of rhythm games today demand that you focus so much on the notes that need to be played that you don't actually notice the music in the background while here all you actually need to do is listen to the music and "catch" the beat. You can actually do it with your eyes closed at some point.

I also really liked the music, especially the secret song. It's too bad you didn't mention more details about it anywhere.

P.S you can enable/disable the chinese nurse by pressing M.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love this game! I'm a big fan of rhythm games and this is one of the best flash rhythm games I've ever played! Please finish this game quickly:)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This, is, the, best, ever!
Why is this not on ios and android yet? I bet if it did happen it would instantly get editors pick or whatever they call it.
love it, very good, much like rhythm heaven.
A suggestion. Is there any way you can make the girl counting mutable? It is really distracting and usually leads me to just here ee ee ee over and over not actually knowing what happens (i play with my eyes closed so watching may help, but it is still distracting


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really fun and simple game. It would be interesting to see different types of bars or rhythms depending on the type of patient your treating. It would also be pretty innovative to add symptoms the doctor needs to treat like the hiccups make the patient skip a beat, low or high blood presures, e.t.c. I loved the pixel art, animations and music. Definitely worth playing and can't wait for more

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