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PaRappa the Rapper

パラッパラッパー

Developer: NanaOn-Sha Publisher: SCE
06 December 1996
PaRappa the Rapper [パラッパラッパー] - cover art
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288 Ratings /
#1,603 All-time
#49 for 1996
The paper-thin dog PaRappa must rap his way through six colorful stages to win the heart of his favorite flower-faced girl.
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Releases 7
1996 NanaOn-Sha SCE  
CD-ROM
JP
1997 NanaOn-Sha SCE  
CD-ROM
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1997 NanaOn-Sha SCE  
CD-ROM
XNA 7 11719 41832 0 SCUS-94183
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2007 NanaOn-Sha SCE  
Disc
XNA 7 11719 87022 7
PaRappa the Rapper Remastered
2017 NanaOn-Sha Japan Studio  
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2017 NanaOn-Sha Japan Studio  
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JP 4 948872 320221 PCJS 50018
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A surreal stoner blur of a game with enough character to make up for its obvious shortcomings. First of all its an hour long (like, what the fuck?), but most damningly of all the rhythm sections barely work...half the time when I feel like I got a line wrong and was off-rhythm, the game will give me a 'cool' rating. And then when I feel like I hit it right on beat, it'll be 'awful'. Eventually you realize that you're supposed to hit a bit after the icon moves over the note on the bar, but even once you get a handle on it, it never feels intiuitive.

The vibrant visuals, uniquely psychedelic style and genuinely funny humour make it worth playing, though, especially considering its not any kind of time investment. I love the rasta lizard (the skunk over here will bring you luck), and the fucking moose policeman, especially his reappearance in stage 5 (did you check the toilets on the left?). Parappa the Rapper is a unique though very very flawed precursor to the rhythm genre that I would nevertheless recommend. How many other games star rapping pandas, after all?
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mdct77 パラッパラッパー 2022-05-18T08:20:49Z
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1
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PS1 • JP
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MentalMsuic パラッパラッパー 2022-05-09T04:39:52Z
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8 /10
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efoja87 パラッパラッパー 2022-05-07T19:42:07Z
2022-05-07T19:42:07Z
2.5
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Omega64X PaRappa the Rapper 2022-05-06T00:57:49Z
PS1 • XNA
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EliasJ72 パラッパラッパー 2022-04-29T19:46:29Z
2022-04-29T19:46:29Z
4.0
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guerrilla パラッパラッパー 2022-04-27T13:30:00Z
2022-04-27T13:30:00Z
2.5
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roccot パラッパラッパー 2022-04-23T23:27:26Z
2022-04-23T23:27:26Z
3.5
1
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heyitsbumpy パラッパラッパー 2022-04-17T05:44:22Z
2022-04-17T05:44:22Z
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  • Aurochz 2021-06-20 21:28:01.550556+00
    Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind...
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  • DJ_Vortivask 2021-06-21 18:17:49.269532+00
    An amazing soundtrack, an amazing artstyle, a horrid gamplay.
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  • Pastellix 2021-07-21 14:11:44.75773+00
    What I've always found interesting about the Parappa trilogy is that each game has its own style of humour despite all being absurdist. The warmth Parappa 1 has definitely puts it above Um Jammer Lammy and Parappa 2 for me, even if UJL is the best from a quality standpoint.
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  • Skeletor_Lord 2021-10-22 23:50:18.470451+00
    I thlammed my penith in the car door
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  • ivoliveira 2021-11-05 02:12:08.731546+00
    the most original/fun PS1 game or what?
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  • Biskit 2021-12-30 05:23:19.854492+00
    epic
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  • GalacticHole 2022-03-02 15:32:17.798463+00
    hard agree with the sentiment that basically everything about this game is amazing and fun except for actually playing it
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    • cryo 2022-03-26 19:14:30.499634+00
      you wouldnt get it....
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  • cryo 2022-03-30 18:31:49.908954+00
    thats the new super stretch limo 900! the maximum speed is tuned up to four hundred sixty three thousand two hundred and bluhdedhebluhdefruhenebluhdde
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