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Ready those thermometers and guzzle down some NyQuil: Rhythm Heaven Fever is spreading onto Wii U Virtual Consoles!

Originally released back in 2012 on the Wii, Fever is the third game in Nintendo’s charmingly quirky Rhythm Heaven series and second one to wash up onto western shores. For the uninitiated, Rhythm Heaven games consist of a smattering of music-based stages where it falls upon the player to keep the beat with timely button presses. Its charm truly knows no bounds, thanks in large part to its infectious music, wacky cast, colorful stylings and absurd scenarios. Seriously, how many games can you think of that task you with stabbing peas with a fork, interviewing sweaty wrestlers, high-fiving monkeys and karate punching potted plants, all in the span of 15 seconds? Even more endearing is the abundance of puns and alliteration scattered throughout the entire gameplay experience, with Flipper Flop – a minigame consisting of synchronized seal dancing – proving a personal favorite of mine. Perfect for a quick session and addicting enough to marathon, this is one rhythm game fans of the genre won’t want to miss.

Rhythm Heaven Fever will be available tomorrow, November 10th, for $19.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.