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PaRappa the Rapper Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

PaRappa the Rapper is a bizarre rhythm game where you play a paper-thin rapping dog trying to win the heart of a flower-faced girl. You do this by pressing buttons to rap in time with the music to impress her. It creates a silly yet endearing game about rhythm, true love and cooking.
  • PaRappa the Rapper (1996) available on PlayStation and later rereleased on PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 4.
  • Um Jammer Lammy (1999) available only on original PlayStation was a spin-off with different characters, multiplayer modes and focused more on guitar rhythm but still had similar play-style to the original.
  • PaRappa the Rapper 2 (2001) on PlayStation 2 and later rereleased on PlayStation 4, extended the story and gameplay difficulty that adjusted to the ability of the player. It also added a two-player Vs. Mode, in which players are given a line to rap to, which they must improve upon by free-styling better than their opponent.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 31/10/1997

Platforms: PS4 and PSP

Genres: Rhythm

Developer: Nana On Sha (@NanaOn_Sha)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play 2 players on Vs. mode in PaRappa the Rapper 2.

CostsCosts

PaRappa the Rapper usually costs £7.99 to £11.99. 

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99

Parappa The Rapper 2

PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99

Parappa The Rapper Remastered Demo

PlayStation Store PS4 Free
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 12.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our PaRappa the Rapper Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@NanaOn_Sha) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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