Nintendo never brought Rhythm Tengoku, the superb Game Boy Advance predecessor to Rhythm Heaven, to the U.S. But they did let Sega bring it to Japanese arcades. I played it in Tokyo on Tuesday. McWhertor filmed the action.
Rhythm Tengoku Arcade, which was introduced to Japanese arcades a couple of years ago, appears to include the same roster of musical mini-games as the original GBA edition. I had played through that GBA version a couple of years ago, so I was able to easily get through several sections of the arcade game on just 100 yen.