PaRappa the Rapper Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy 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 freestyling better than their opponent.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 31/10/1997

Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Portable.

Genres: Rhythm.

 

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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

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 12+.

ESRB rated EVERYONE with comic mischief and use of tobacco.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.


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