Rhythm Doctor

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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!

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

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 rhythmdr.com!!

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.

25/3/14 - GO TO rhythmdr.com FOR NEWER VERSION. I WILL UPDATE THIS ONE WITH BOSS LEVEL AND TWO-PLAYER DROP-IN MODE SOON! (in the next week if possible!!)

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!


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

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!

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.

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.

People find this review helpful!

This is the rhythm game I never knew I wanted!

The one-button mechanics for either one line or multiple lines is so simple that it works well. It also really helps that you set up each beat segment so the player learns how to handle it before introducing the next. This is especially well illustrated in levels with more than two lines.

The songs are fantastic, with one exception: Matchbox Twenty. I know you were just experimenting with how well this concept works with pop songs, and I'd have to say that it doesn't work. I'd recommend concentrating on the kind of lyric-less songs that occupy the rest of the game.

Level two is so sweet <3, the boss is surprisingly epic - who knew that kind of glitchiness could work so well in a rhythm game?

(Another recommendation: If getting a perfect on the boss level adds to your NHS Approval Rate, then there should be some way to track your rank of the boss level on the menu screen. It's not a big deal right now, but if you add more bosses it will be.)

The claps of the seventh beats, when they're all pressed correctly across different lines, really make a great rhythm together! And that adds to the game feel a lot.

Overall the presentation is stellar. I've S-ranked everything except the bonuses, though it was a challenge! I hope you continue to develop this game, either in flash or even trying to move it to Steam or something of the kind.

Now if you'll excuse me, I want to go download those cool songs!

People find this review helpful!
fizzd responds:

hey, glad you like it and got what we were going for with the game design! And yeah we are staying away from pop songs, that one in the demo was just a fun thing just for kicks.

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Credits & Info

4.25 / 5.00

Jan 4, 2013
2:04 PM EST