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PaRappa the Rappa (PSP)

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Manufacturer: Sony / Publisher: Sony / Genre: Action / Memory Support: With Memory Support / PEGI Age Rating: Age 3+ / Max. Number Of Players: 4 / Control Elements: Gamepad / Control Elements: Joystick / Release Date: July, 2007

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      08.02.2010 22:10
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      A cult classic

      The original Parappa The Rapper remains one of my favourite games ever, and it has been a cult favourite since its inception. Resurrected on the PSP, you get to relive the fun and shenanigans all over again. The game pits you a Parappa, a dog who has the ability to rap, and he has his sights set on a girl he knows - Sunny Funny - so decides to become a good rapper and dancer to impress her.

      Still, this is hardly a game about story, and it's all about the gameplay, which is excellent. You train with your mentor, Chop Chop Master Onion, who gets you to grips with pressing the buttons in time with the music. You are ranked via a meter which will at its best display "COOL", and at its worst, display "AWFUL". To get to the next stage, you need at least a "GOOD" rating at the end of the song. Getting "COOL" generally requires freestyling beyond the button presses displayed, and it's very fun.

      Visually, the game has a very unique style that's torn straight out of that crazy Japanese anime sensibility. Characters look hilarious, and add a lot of enjoyment to proceedings. The music is insanely catchy, and although it's not exactly super-proficient, it is a lot of fun to play to.

      My only real complaint with the game is that it's VERY short, and can be beaten in about an hour even if you're not that good. The PSP does allow a local network mode, where you can play against friends, which is mildly fun although not too deep. Ultimately, if you loved the original version, this might be worth grabbing, and if you've never played Parappa before, GET THIS, as long as you don't pay too much for it.

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      12.01.2009 18:35
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      4/10 - Only buy if you are a younger gamer. There are much better rythm games out there

      Introduction:
      PaRappa the Rappa is now available on Psp. This cool groovy dog is now ready for you to hip and hop and rap them beats to beat or help the members of his town.

      Gameplay:
      The Gameplay follows PaRappa as he raps by pressing the correct button at the correct beat to complete a successful rap.
      It is really hard to do at first as the timing needs to be perfect. But once mastered, it is a really entertaining game to play.

      Music:
      The music is worth mentioning here. While playing through the game, you will catch on to the main theme of the songs that are featured during the story. Alot of rap songs with added quirky'ness is a real winner for this game.

      Graphics:
      The cartoon graphics is by no means the best around. But the world that it is featured in with characters such as an onion headed karate master is one and best points of this game. It will keep young gamers entertained for hours.

      Summary:
      this game is aimed at the younger gamers and non hardcore ones.

      For a more extreme and hardcore gamers, there is a much better collection of Rythm based games out there.
      Such as Pump it Up Exceed (see my other reviews on this)

      4/10

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      (As written on Ciao.co.uk under empowering)

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