PaRappa the Rapper PlayStation

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 1997
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 56
  2. Negative: 11 out of 56
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  1. Aug 14, 2015
    4
    Very difficult, you need to tap the buttons exactly at timing but in stage 3 or in stage 5 its pretty much impossible and that does it for it nothing else really to do but the cutscenes are funny i rather play 2nd one instead of this one!
  2. Oct 13, 2016
    4
    Even though this isn't a bad game, it's not a good one though. It's not much of a game either.

    The sentence of "I Gonna Believe" just gets old very fast. It's wasn't even funny at the start. Voice acting is okay... but not great. Animations are crap, but the paper like 3D animations on the characters are done right, and they are cool to look at. This "game" is more of a kid's show other
    Even though this isn't a bad game, it's not a good one though. It's not much of a game either.

    The sentence of "I Gonna Believe" just gets old very fast. It's wasn't even funny at the start. Voice acting is okay... but not great. Animations are crap, but the paper like 3D animations on the characters are done right, and they are cool to look at. This "game" is more of a kid's show other than a game.

    Gameplay is just pressing buttons at the right time. There is nothing else. Just some cheap words to make the strange "raps." You even need to time it perfectly, which is mostly random, so this game doesn't make any sense. Even non of the raps are catchy (But the 3 one is okay imo). This game is even a waste of money, it only has like 2-3 hours of "gameplay," because there is only 6 stages.

    This game is for kids, but on how hard it is (because of the bullcrap timing with the "gameplay") just makes me disagree so much. Don't waste your money.
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  3. Nov 10, 2016
    0
    Funny lyrics and great music, but very bad timing leaves this rhythm game virtually unplayable, i say don't waste your time playing it, just go to youtube and listen to the soundtrack, it's better heard than played
  4. MarkD.
    Nov 12, 2006
    4
    The most over rated game ever. The gameplay is so simplistic it's barly a game and the only funny thing about it is the fact so many people believed the hype. Sure, it was original but that don't mean it's good.
  5. Sophie
    May 27, 2005
    0
    EEEK! It's so wrong! "Slurp it, suck it/I know you all like it/Long and chewy, occasionally gooey/Yeah, your little slippery thing our tastes so good all this time." With lyrics like that, I gotta say I'm speechless!

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#4 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1997
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#4 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1997
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This game would be super fly at a party You won’t be whizzing through it unless you’re super smartie.
  2. One word of caution, though; if you have a bad neck, stay away from this game. It is virtually impossible to play without bobbing your head or moving some part of your body. You have been warned!
  3. 90
    PaRappa's only real problem lies in the length of the game -- it's way too short. However, once you've beaten it in good standing, you can ad-lib, or 'freestyle,' in the levels.