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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
Hopeless Romantic 25 Points A-Rank in Intimate
Mission Accomplished 25 Points Beat the final level of the demo
Pearl Jam of the Orient 25 Points A-Rank in Oriental Techno
Wubwubwub 50 Points A-Rank in Oriental Techno (Hard)
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

Hey Fizzd
Im trying to reach out to youtubers into trying out your game and do a gameplay about it as well as supporting your development. Hope the game is not finished yet because there is so much more for it.
Also I made a gameplay video about it before:


Rated 0 / 5 stars

I'm stuck at patience : aproaching ( Sorry misspells i'm from another country)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This must be a Hard Rhythm Game, or I just suck at Rhythm. I hope it's not the latter. This was good practice for the Rhythm Heaven games I am going to play. 5/5!


Rated 0 / 5 stars

level 4 is fucking bullshit. i cannot figure out the rhythm of the bottom guy.

it's horse shit. i've tried multiple ways that seem to go with the flow and they all result in a fail.

fuck this piece of shit. it was fun until i scored a dozen f's in a row on that level.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Truly incredible rhythm game. The concept is easy and graspable enough to appeal to casuals, but has a learning curve steep enough to tempt players to get better. The ability to unlock secrets with higher grades to compel continued playing was a really nice feature as well. It even drove me to get a perfect S Rank on all the songs (Yes, that includes the bonuses. Don't even get me started on how long those took me xD).
Speaking of songs, the quality of the music in this game is incredible, with unique beats and catchy tunes. Intimate is one of the best tracks I've heard in a long while; very well paced, and just beautiful. And, oh, the boss. The intended glitches in the track adds another depth to the rhythmic and sound-based capabilities of the song; simply amazing.
The difficulty is very well balanced, with early levels being just easy enough and the later bonuses really taking a few tries to master. It's as difficulty ramp-up should be.
I can personally tell a lot of love was put into this game. Free of glitches, and with the nice little additions like the disco colors changing only on each beat of the heart. Every nook and cranny of this game is very well polished.
Overall, an excellent edition to the rhythm game genre. I hope this game receives as much praise and support as it deserves; my condolences go out to the devs of the game. Great job. May you hold much success with this game in the future.

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