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Parappa the Rapper 2

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The town is in an uproar and Parappa needs to take matters into his own hands if he ever wants to eat burgers again. The evil Noodle Group is turning our favorite fast foods to noodles, oh my!! The town’s people want to fight back including Parappa. He will stop at nothing to try and stop this crazy Noodle Group. Like flipping burgers, cutting hair, fighting in the military, etc. Gameplay also includes some mini-games between levels and movie clips.

Starting off, the player will enter story mode. The first stage takes place in the burger joint. The first song is sung by the Beard Burger Master. The player needs to watch the rhythm section meter and listen carefully. The master will rap words and phrases. A mini teachers head crosses over the controller button icons on the meter. Now its Parappa’s turn, the player needs to press the correct controller button icons as a small version of Parappa’s head crosses over the meter. The buttons need to be pressed correctly and in rhythm. This is kinda like MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO… The player will then be rated on how well they did. There are four rankings: cool, good, bad, and awful. As the player’s status changes, the stage will change as well. If you are bad or awful you will need to keep practicing or you can’t move on.

The best ranking is “cool”. In order to be cool, the player should learn how to freestyle rap. This can be done by ignoring the teacher and just doing your own thing, develop your own style, and jam. There are different meters that measure the player’s skills. Keeping an eye on the meters can help you sharpen your rapping skills and memorizing the controller buttons wont hurt your progress either. If you can freestyle you can ace the game. If you have a friend around you can play in Battle Mode but the story mode needs to be completed first before you can access Battle Mode. That’s about the extent of gameplay folks. There are 8 levels to beat and a bonus level.

The graphics are not great but not bad either for 2D. But I ask myself, why bother making a PS2 title in 2D? What a waste of freaking power!! Now that I got that off my shoulders….the characters and backgrounds are very colorful and have a childish charm. They sport a very simple look (like a paper cutout) and appear exceedingly cartoony. I couldn’t help thinking they reminded me of South Park Characters. My favorites were the Chop Chop Onion Master, Hairdresser Octopus, and of course Parappa the Rapper. Overall, the characters are juvenile looking but amusing.

The songs in Parappa are charming, upbeat, and kiddie-like. The tunes are clean-cut and catchy. All together, the music gives off high energy and I found it to be uplifting. On the flip side, I did find something very disappointing. The audio can only be heard via the analog option. The PS2 digital audio output option does not work, you will not get any sound. I found this to be a total surprise and an annoyance, especially for a musical type game. In order to rectify this situation, I had to plug in the analog audio PS2 cables and go into the PS2 settings to turn off Digital Audio.

OUR PLEDGE: We promise that we have fully played 'Parappa the Rapper 2' before writing this review. The scores given above are our honest opinion and were not influenced in any way by the manufacturer or distributor of the game.

This review was written by Loretta Mattie © Absolute PlayStation


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PARAPPA THE RAPPER 2

70/100

Review Summary:

"Parappa the Rapper2 is a silly game. I did like the theory behind gameplay but it is missing depth and intensity. I think kids would appreciate it more than the more mature gamers. The graphics are flat and simplistic looking and the music is pure and wholesome. Gameplay is made up of copycatting and also some freestyling. Once you get the hang of jamming to the rhythms and hitting the correct controller buttons at the right time, you will be a winner. The learning curve is extremely short and kids should have no problem picking it up.

I would recommend renting the game before buying. I think it was disappointing that the PS2 capabilities were ignored. The game can also be beaten in a few hours not to mention that PaRappa may not appeal to everyone."

Score Breakdown:

Graphics  12/20
Playability  42/50
Sound  4/10
Lastability  12/20

Our Recommendation:

This is a good solid title that should still appeal to those who like this type of game.

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PARAPPA THE RAPPER 2

Parappa the Rapper 2 was created by Sony and is a Kids Party Fun game.

PARAPPA THE RAPPER 2 FEATURES:

See if you have enough rhythm to keep the beat with everyone’s favorite rapping puppy.

Parappa returns with all new levels and songs to keep your head bobbin and bumping

PARAPPA THE RAPPER 2 OPTIONS:

• DVD Media
• 140 KBytes required on Memory card per save (min)
• Up to 2 Players (without Multi-tap2)
• Uses Dual Shock2 Pad Buttons
• Uses Dual Shock2 Pad Vibration facility

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