Play-Yan is a recurring character in the Rhythm Heaven series. He is the main character in the minigame Night Walk and was featured walking and jumping in the loading screen of RhythmWare. Play-Yan was also the main character of the obscure Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS media player add-on named after himself. He also makes a cameo as a backdrop in Nintendo 3DS Sound when listening to music from a SD Card.
Play-Yan is a very simple-looking stick figure with eyes and a smile, When hit by an Electric Fish in Rhythm Tengoku, he turns black and his eyes then become white.