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Rhythm Doctor

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Jan 4, 2013 | 2:04 PM EST

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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 4 / 5 stars

Interesting game. However, when I tried to play the night shift mode, the game is stuck with patient approaching: NaN%.

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fizzd responds:

Yeah sorry, dropbox is having problems!

It seems sometimes loading works sometimes it doesn't for the songs now. If anyone knows an alternative website I can host the songs on and DIRECTLY link to them from the game (so no mediafire/rapidshare) please comment or inbox me :) Thanks!

Edit: Ah it seems everything's fine now, at least for me.
Edit: Nope, it's still random whether it works or not. In any case it should be fixed on Dropbox in real soon. Sorry, people. Thanks for not hating!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really fun, I want the rest of the game ! Ahaha. Also I got stuck on Patient 2, and refreshed and then it worked just fine. This game is fun, challenging, cute and the musics not bad at all. So give us the rest of the game !


Rated 3 / 5 stars

cool game im having the same issue as jojiro though with the black screen on the second level. But i enjoyed it till then. ohh yea firefox and 11.5 as well


Rated 5 / 5 stars

1) "Well, this is kinda fun doing the quick rhyth-WHHHHOOOAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :DDDDD"

2) I get stuck on the black "patient approaching 0%" screen before patient #2. I'm using Mozilla Firefox & Flash 11.5.

3) despite this problem and the fact it's just a demo, this is EXACTLY what I want to see more of on NG!

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fizzd responds:

thanks! trying to fix it now ugh


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I do want this game out, hence the high review, but for me personally, it was a horrible game. Why? Not because of any gameplay reasons, but rather due to an utter lack of gameplay.

"Patience; approaching" and "Patient approaching...0%" plagued my experience with this game. The only person I was able to treat was the Samurai, and I got an S-rank. I assume the game is more difficult than that, and has more variety in music, but I can only assume.

All of my other patients take far too much patience (29 minutes and counting) for me to continue my profession as a rhythm doctor.

fizzd responds:

!!! None of the songs are working now!

Thanks for alerting me about this, would never have realised. Turns out Dropbox (on which I'm hosting the song files) has gone down. Sigh.

Currently seeing if I can move the song files over to NG instead. Thanks for not hating!