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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!
Perfection! Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

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! The Newgrounds version is now slightly old, there is an updated version here with one extra level: I will get the Newgrounds version to match that one soon hopefully! And stay tuned for the full version somewhere far in the distant future...

11/1/13 - Hit window has been tightened up a bit following more playtesting. Songs are hosted on Dropbox btw, so if it says loading 0% for more than a few seconds then Dropbox is down! Doesn't happen often though, they're quite reliable.

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. You may need to Ctrl-F5 (or the Mac/Linux equivalent) the page to clear your cache and get it to load the newer version.

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!

<<This is still a WIP, three level demo so far. Stay tuned for the final version!>>



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this game!! with awesome musics , Could you tell me the notes of music 'Intimate'? the guitar part, I've felt in that song. I'll wait happily for your answer

(If my sentence was rude, im very sorry. im not good at English :( 0)

fizzd responds:

Chords are ...| C | E | Am | F
Notes of the basic melody are C D E G | E; C D E G# | E; C D E B | A ; ... E D C
You can work out the rest of the little variations!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I hate how the 5 stage say: This is just a test to how to work on pop songs... but I can't pass it so I can't see the other two stages!!! GJDL´FHJAQ+Ç´FÑHJ

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fizzd responds:

Hehe that's cause they aren't ready yet :P


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I remember this game, well, when it was released on Newgrounds, with 3 stages.
And then I started playing it again a few days ago, and saw it updated, awesome, what is the best thing of it? The Boss, quite difficult and fun to play, so you do not get bored when you're with him. Also the other songs are catchy enough to not get bored while you´re playing them. This is one of the flash games that makes you dont forget it so easily.

Anyway, I completed all Stages; Normal-Hard with A and It seems im not able to unlock the Bonus Song Medal. Is broken? Do i need to keep playing the bonus song when it ends? Thanks.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I would give 10 stars, just because of that dope boss stage


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really good game, the boss this incredibly hard (i didn't even beat it yet) and it's really well crafted. The first stage was fun and it had a simple but useful tutorial, even do, i've encountered a bug, If you restart a Song while you lose on the boss stage (the animation that his head is falling off), two songs with start
to sound.

fizzd responds:

thanks, glad to see from your medals that you beat it in the end! Thanks for the bug report, we'll fix it in the next update