Rhythm Heaven (found music visualizer for Nintendo DS rhythm game; 2009)
Snapshot of the official website's home screen.
Date found: 01 Dec 2020
Found by: Isaacku
Rhythm Heaven Visualizer was an official iTunes Visualizer for the Nintendo DS game Rhythm Heaven, released by Nintendo in 2008.
In May of 2009, Nintendo hosted a music visualizer for MacOS X, Windows Vista, and Windows XP on the official Rhythm Heaven (DS) website. On January 3rd, 2016, Nintendo took down the website, along with the download for the visualizer.
The visualizer was only available on the United States website. While trying to visit it on Wayback Machine, it fails to redirect to proper links. Japan's website for the game, which is still up, does not have a download and only hosts wallpapers. Australia's website is still up but appears to be broken.
Originally, the only evidence of its existence was several news articles, and a video on Vimeo.. Kristopher Knight, the one who made the video on Vimeo, was emailed, but he did not have the visualizer anymore.
As of December 1st, 2020, a working download and version of the Rhythm Heaven Visualizer has been found by Reddit user u/Minus_Animations.
- An image of the home page from the portfolio of ex-Web Marketing Producer Pete Michaud. Retrieved 11 Nov '20
- An article by The Escapist on Rhythm Heaven visualizer. Retrieved 11 Nov '20
- An article by Dan Dickinson on Rhythm Heaven visualizer. Retrieved 11 Nov '20
- The Rhythm Heaven Visualizer Reddit Post With a Download link in the comments. Retrieved 01 Dec '20