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  • Summary: Parappa returns to win over another generation of fans with all new PSP exclusive features. Players can once again join Parappa in his quest to win the heart of Sunny Funny and learn from their favorite Rap Masters like- Chop Chop Master Onion, Instructor Mooselini, and Cheap Cheap TheParappa returns to win over another generation of fans with all new PSP exclusive features. Players can once again join Parappa in his quest to win the heart of Sunny Funny and learn from their favorite Rap Masters like- Chop Chop Master Onion, Instructor Mooselini, and Cheap Cheap The Cooking Chicken. Complete with all the music and addictive gameplay that made it an instant classic, Parappa the Rapper is sure to please fans both old and new. Play all the songs and funky characters from the original game. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Apr 4, 2017
    83
    PaRappa the Rapper: Remastered deserves a bit more than what Sony gives it here, and that’s certainly disappointing for this fan of the original. Still, it’s a technically solid remaster of a really fun game, so I’d still suggest picking it up. Especially if you haven’t played the game in a while, or ever for that matter. It’s one of the more unique and charming releases from the PS1 era, and PaRappa the Rapper deserves all the attention it can get.
  2. Apr 4, 2017
    75
    Parappa the Rapper Remastered reaches a good level and remains, after many years, a very nice game: technically this remastered is great although leaves a few aspects out and some extra content make it richer the the original one. The result overall is positive, but for a special occasion like this anniversary, honestly, we expected more.
  3. 70
    This remastered edition of PaRappa the Rapper is a nice and lovely trip down memory lane, especially if you lived the golden age of the first PlayStation. Unfortunately, that's all there is.
  4. Apr 4, 2017
    60
    PaRappa the Rapper Remastered is a time capsule from the late 90s – warts and all. The high-definition gloss might make the game look better than ever, but it can't mask how the genre has moved on in PaRappa's absence. The mechanics don't hold up against the competition of today, but the fantastic soundtrack, charming characters, and budget price should prove more than enough to get the nostalgia juices flowing in anyone who remembers the old dog's first outing 20 years ago.
  5. Apr 6, 2017
    60
    PaRappa The Rapper looks amazing in its visuals but the gameplay hasn't aged all that well. The lack of a tool to calibrate our screens is perhaps the worst part of this new edition of the classic rhythm game.
  6. Apr 3, 2017
    55
    As much as I love PaRappa and his quest to find love with Sunny Funny, the experience was significantly marred with the visible lag and the lack of calibration options. For a remastered rhythm game, this is practically a must-have given calibration difficulties with modern televisions. I still enjoyed my time with the updated, clean-looking PaRappa, but I might just go back to playing the PSP version if I got the funky flow.
  7. Apr 4, 2017
    40
    It has been almost 20 years since Parappa the Rapper, and many of us still have good memories from it. Sadly, Parappa the Rapper doesn't hold up in 2017, mostly because some really poor mechanics. Do yourself a favor: don't buy this, and keep the memories as they were.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Apr 5, 2017
    10
    have personally not played the original ps1 game so when I heard that they were going to be remastering this game I thought I give it a chancehave personally not played the original ps1 game so when I heard that they were going to be remastering this game I thought I give it a chance and for the price it is at right now it is a good recommendation for those who want to see what it was like with such likeable characters, great music and more that should charm you even though I wish some of the menus look a bit more up to date but still at the price it is going at I can recommend at least trying this out in the demo first when seeing if it is good enough for you to want to buy the full thing........... Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2017
    10
    PaRappa the Rapper is as fun (and challenging) as I remember and is a great trip down memory lane. the soundtrack and rapping are cleaner thanPaRappa the Rapper is as fun (and challenging) as I remember and is a great trip down memory lane. the soundtrack and rapping are cleaner than i remember and the graphics look great on a 4K TV.

    I really liked the new 'feel the beat' feature as well. It really helps me get a sense for the timing, especially on the tougher levels like the Chicken level...(Grrr...!)

    if you are in the mood to sing along to a totally insane and addicting quirky game, then this is for you,
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  3. Apr 6, 2017
    10
    best game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of allbest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all timebest game of all time Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2017
    6
    Damn this remaster completely screwed up the timing in some levels. It still has fun raps a creative style and energy, but it is a shame youDamn this remaster completely screwed up the timing in some levels. It still has fun raps a creative style and energy, but it is a shame you can't callibrate the tv because some notes are off beat. Expand
  5. Jul 5, 2018
    6
    This game is awesome, but it got a major problem, which is not a problem for who's veteran ... The timing of the notes is incredibly outrages,This game is awesome, but it got a major problem, which is not a problem for who's veteran ... The timing of the notes is incredibly outrages, i mean, the gameplay can be easily 3/10. The cool timing is a little bit limited for again: the veterans of the old game. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2017
    4
    Poor remaster of a good game. Timing is inaccurate leaving it broken. Great visuals, great sound, poor control, as mentioned by otherPoor remaster of a good game. Timing is inaccurate leaving it broken. Great visuals, great sound, poor control, as mentioned by other reviewers. If it can be patched to match rhythm better it would be a solid 8/10. As of now its not worth the asking price. Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2017
    0
    It's a steamy hot piece of garbage poorly done, buggy and broken beyond repair. Absolutely shameful
    One would expect improvements over the
    It's a steamy hot piece of garbage poorly done, buggy and broken beyond repair. Absolutely shameful
    One would expect improvements over the original game, but this is worse than the original.
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