Summary: The Good: Great, catchy graphics, and songs The Bad: Demanding precision makes playing extremely frustrating, simple game play doesn't hold up, passable downloadable tracks While Parappa was a huge success back in the 90's it doesn't hold up to today's standards. What mostly kills this game is it's extreme difficulty due to the fact that it demands such precise timing.
Summary: I use to play this game when it was on the ps1 and I enjoyed it. It was frustratingly difficult then, and it seems even moreso now. Perhaps one of the first rhythm based games to come out, it is very appealing and one of the most original game characters that I can still think of. The gameplay is rather simple, an example is shown to you what buttons to press and when, and you must follow the example. There are only six levels.
Summary: I was very excited to see Parappa the Rapper on PSP. Had I known it was the exact game as the one for the original Play Station 1, I probably wouldn't of gotten it. The game play is the same as the original title and is even less forgivable. While the classic songs and memorable characters make up for the lack of new features it still doesn't make me say "Run out and buy a copy." If you have played the original PaRappa, don't waste your time.
Excerpt: 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.
Conclusion: The game seems a lot different on the psp to the original psone version; mainly it seems incredibly difficult. It doesn't at all bring back memories of how fun parappa was, and there is a general feel of something wrong with the game. I won't be playing it again.