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  PS2 Review for PaRappa The Rapper 2
The original Parappa the Rapper first appeared on the Playstation back in 1997 and at the time was a revolution that more or less started the music genre craze by flawlessly integrating music and gameplay in a videogame and inspiring a slew of music-based titles that Konami later refined into their massively popular Beatmania franchise.
Parappa the Rapper was then followed by Um Jammer Lammy which took a similar approach to the original but received less attention from the gaming public due to its "weird" nature.
Parappa the Rapper 2 is a great alternative to the frantic paced music action found in Rez and Frequency.
www.playstation2-cheats.co.uk /your_review.php?176   (612 words)

Parappa and its follow-up Um Jammer Lammy featured a distinct visual style engineered by taking the flat drawings of animator Rodney Greenblatt and animating them in a brightly colored, extremely vibrant 3D space giving the characters the appearance of flat papers.
The new tracks in Parappa 2 have a similar feel to them and are performed with silly irreverence by the same cast of excellent actors who appeared in the first game.
Parappa’s songs are quite creative and silly yet hard to get out of your head even after a few listens and make the game quite enjoyable throughout.
www.the-laser.com /parappa2.htm   (1083 words)

 Review - Parappa The Rapper 2 // PlayStation 2 /// Eurogamer
Parappa's had his fill of noodles ever since he won a contest to win a year's supply of the things.
Of course Parappa and his mates take it upon themselves to get to the bottom of the mystery, by rapping with a series of "teachers" who can each help Parappa in their own special way.
I could wholeheartedly recommend Parappa 2 to any PS2 owner were it a bit cheaper, but the shocking lack of replay value really does set it back, and that's a real shame.
www.eurogamer.net /article.php?article_id=2814   (731 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - Parappa the Rapper 2 (PS2)
With Parappa the Rapper's chirrups of "I Gotta Believe!" the rhythm genre was born.
However, Parappa will always be his fondest property, and the whole bestial gang from the original are back in the PlayStation 2 sequel that sees the nefarious Noodle Gang terrorising town.
Parappa 2 will hit Japan at the end of the summer, so expect a Western release by Chrimbo.
www.rte.ie /arts/2001/0802/parappa.html   (273 words)

 Parappa the Rapper 2 for PS2 video game review and cheats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
After playing Parappa 2 for quite a while, I''m convinced that while Parappa''s critics did have reason to complain, things weren''t quite as bad as they were cracked up to be.
Parappa the Rapper 2 utilizes none of the extra power of the Playstation 2, as it uses the same exact graphic scheme present in the first game.
Parappa 2 has eight levels, each of which has several small sections, and can easily be beaten in two hours, depending on how quickly you can pickup the rhythm of the game.
www.gamezilla.com /review.aspx?review=7915   (1007 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper 2 for PlayStation 2 Review - PlayStation 2 PaRappa the Rapper 2 Review
PaRappa the Rapper is widely credited as the first big music game to come to the US, and the game had all the components needed to make a good music game.
PaRappa 2 features the same 2D graphical style as its predecessor, but it's not without its share of enhancements.
PaRappa 2 isn't a bad game, but it doesn't have as much of the same off-beat charm that the original--and to a lesser extent, Um Jammer Lammy--had.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/puzzle/parappatherapper2/review.html   (725 words)

 Middle School Gaming - Parappin' with Rodney Greenblat
This trilogy consists of Parappa the Rapper, Um Jammer Lammy, and Parappa the Rapper 2.
Parappa Town is known for its cast of zany characters: some returning favorites being favorites MC King Kong Mushi and Chop Chop Master Onion.
Although Parappa 2 seems to be aimed at children, the age of the average PlayStation 2 owner is 18-25.
www.digitpress.com /archives/midschool_parappa.htm   (1245 words)

 GAF - Review - PaRappa the Rapper 2 (PlayStation 2)
During the conclusion to the original Parappa the Rapper, NanaOn-Sha promised a sequel to continue the adventures of the lovable Hip-Hop puppy.
Parappa the Rapper 2 is uninspired, a quality that anyone who has played a previous installment in this series would’ve never anticipated to find.
Parappa the Rapper has always separated itself by having a goofy story and eccentric characters, but the creators have taken it a bit too far with this installment.
www.gamesarefun.com /gamesdb/review.php?reviewid=2   (766 words)

 Parappa the Rapper 2
Parappa the Rapper is arguably one of the most known Playstation games, right up there with Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy.
Critically, Parappa was a every bit of a success as it was on the charts.
It should be noted that Parappa 2 has a practice-drill session right before every stage, to warm you up, a good addition.
www.psxextreme.com /ps2-rev-print/121.html   (720 words)

 The Jaded Gamer > Reviews > PlayStation 2 > "PaRappa the Rapper 2"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
That game blew me away, and when I heard there was a sequel in the works, I knew that I had to have it.
An evil force is taking over "Parappa Town" and turning all the food (and people's hair) into noodles.
Unlike the first PaRappa, the situations for each of the 8 stages in PaRappa 2 are extremely uninteresting and uninspired.
www.thejadedgamer.net /review_ps2_parappa2.shtml   (740 words)

 Game Over Online Magazine - PaRappa the Rapper 2
The traditional look of PaRappa has remained true to its original intent, while the power of the Playstation 2 has given the game the ability to handle so many more things on the screen at once, making this sequel the most animated one to date.
The previous versions had one bar and certain parts of the game where you went before the leading rapper became very hard to play as you are only given around a half a second’s notice before the moves showed up.
For true PaRappa fans, Japan is currently airing the PaRappa the Rapper anime series on TV as you read this review.
www.game-over.net /reviews/ps2/PaRappa_the_Rapper_2.html   (685 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper 2 review for the PS2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I guess Sony figured it was time to pull a P. Diddy and yank a smash from the past, inject it with a little new flavor and roll around in the back of a limo sipping Crystal while endorsing the checks off the back of a ho's booty.
The gameplay in PaRappa 2 is identical to the gameplay in the original.
PaRappa 2 is very simple for anyone decent at rhythm games and will likely be beaten in about an hour.
www.gamerevolution.com /review/ps2/parappa_the_rapper_2   (914 words)

 PS2 VIDEO GAME REVIEWS... PaRappa the Rapper 2 __________|
Parappa the Rapper 2 looks fantastic on the PS2, as the 2-D hip-hop puppy and friends have a beautiful new environment to frolic in around 60 frames per second.
All Parappa wanted was a hamburger, but it would seem that the wacky Noodle Syndicate has turned everything into...
Following closely in the footsteps of Parappa the Rapper and Umjammer Lammy, Parappa 2 has players droppin' science through the same old styles.
www.gamevortex.com /gamevortex/rb_ps2_parappa2.html   (547 words)

 GameDiscovery.com : Playstation 2 : Parappa The Rapper 2 : Review : Music
Parappa The Rapper 2 is just as much fun as the original and better in some ways.
In the end, Parappa 2 is an awesome addition to the PS2 library.
GameDiscovery.com : Playstation 2 : Parappa The Rapper 2
www.gamediscovery.com /news/game-reviews/video-game-review-112.asp   (570 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper 2 -- PS2 -- Four Stars
It should be made painfully clear that PaRappa the Rapper 2 is not a game for everyone.
For folks not hung up on the typical desires of most gamers, folks who look for some innovation as respite from just blowing-stuff-up, PaRappa the Rapper 2 could be one of the greatest games you’ve ever played.
PaRappa the Rapper 2 falls short in the visuals department, too.
www.gamesfirst.com /reviews/shawn/parappa2/parappa2.htm   (830 words)

 Gamebits: Parappa the Rapper 2
Each of its eight stages introduces Parappa to a new teacher, who raps a tune for the hip dog to imitate in "follow the bouncing ball" fashion.
That flaw is Parappa 2's strong emphasis on freestyle rapping.
Parappa's graphical style is a combination of 2D and 3D storybook artwork.
www.gamebits.net /ps2/parappa2.shtml   (570 words)

 PaRappa The Rapper 2 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes for PlayStation 2 (PS2)
You will be brought to Chop Chop Master Onion Head who gives you a fun, yet somewhat repetitious bonus game between the end of the stage you just finished and returning to the stage selection map.
Go though the opening FMV sequence to the part where PaRappa is writing his name and all the characters appear.
The game places Parappa's neightborhood at the same time of day indicated by the PlayStation2's time setting.
www.cheatcc.com /psx2/prtr2.html   (376 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper 2 for PS2 on Games.net
PaRappa the Rapper 2 for PS2 on Games.net
PaRappa the Rapper 2 - PS2 - Family
Published by Sony and developed by Sony, PaRappa the Rapper 2 is a Family game for the PS2.
www.games.net /ps2/105843/index.shtml   (174 words)

 Parappa the Rapper 2
The town is in an uproar and Parappa needs to take matters into his own hands if he ever wants to eat burgers again.
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 UGO.com Games - Parappa the Rapper 2 Preview
When Parappa the Rapper hit the PlayStation, American audiences became smitten with a two-dimensional puppy and his hip-hop exploits in a stylized cartoon world.
He wasn’t quite the phenomenon he is in Japan (we’ve yet to see the Parappa Happy Meal stateside), but Parappa and his friends did a lot to advance the cause of music in games, spawning a follow-up in Um Jammer Lammy and a swell in the music-oriented genre that has continued into the PS2/Xbox/Gamecube era.
Parappa 2’s storyline is a bit more involved than that of the original, which saw Parappa traveling around Rodneytown engaging in such tasks as getting his driver’s license and baking a cake in the name of winning the heart of his true love, Sunny Funny.
www.ugo.com /channels/games/features/parappa2   (1258 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Considered revolutionary in its day, PaRappa the Rapper is superficially similar to the classic 1980s game Simon, in which the player is required to repeat a sequence of sounds and light.
PaRappa takes a job at the flea market, and is taught the ways of the stand by its owner, Prince Fleaswallow, who helps PaRappa sell useless junk as the rap begins.
In December 2006, a PlayStation Portable remake of PaRappa the Rapper was released in Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parappa   (1440 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The storyline of PaRappa the Rapper 2 centers on PaRappa, a young puppy, and his continuing adventures in overcoming his obstacles through rap music.
PaRappa has recently won a lifetime supply of noodles and has grown tired of eating them.
While PaRappa completes his tasks, it is slowly revealed that all of the food in town is being turned into noodles by a military dictator.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/PaRappa_the_Rapper_2   (462 words)

 First Impressions: PaRappa the Rapper 2 (PS2) - Gaming Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For those of you who think Sony isn’t good for the industry or doesn’t have good first party support, then I hope you are not a music genre fan as it might not be where it is today without them.
When they released PaRappa the Rapper back in 1996, it not only was an overnight success, but it spawned a whole new genre that has evolved dramatically over the last five years.
Hopefully when PaRappa the Rapper 2 is released in the US, it will be a bit cheaper than the standard $49.99 price tag that most PS2 games carry as the length of the game probably doesn’t warrant the price.
www.gaming-age.com /news/2001/9/20-85   (741 words)

 GameStats: Parappa The Rapper 2
The first PARAPPA THE RAPPA revolutionized the video game world with its emphasis on gamer creativity, music, and non-violent gameplay.
Well, the adorable rapping puppy has returned to action, and this time he's got new motivation for busting his wicked rhymes: It seems that a wicked group of super-villains known as the Noodle Group wants to transform all of the world's hamburgers into pasta.
Parappa is coming to stateside, Fear Effect is in the works, and SWAT is too.
www.gamestats.com /objects/016/016674   (304 words)

 The Armchair Empire - Playstation 2 (PS2) Reviews: PaRappa the Rapper 2
The story is very light throughout the game and it does a good job of bringing a little humor and a Saturday morning cartoon-style to the character interaction, as PaRappa tries to figure out whose behind the outbreak of noodles so he can put a stop to it.
While PaRappa himself raps to everything, the tunes he does this to have a good mix of jazz and funk to them as well to allow for a far more groove-oriented style to the tracks, instead of being pummeled with your typical 4/4 time, robotic beats.
In so far as the visuals are concerned, the game takes on the same sort of aesthetic as that found in the original PaRappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy with it’s two dimensional, paper cutout-esque character design.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/ps2/parappa-the-rapper-2.htm   (688 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper 2 for PlayStation 2 - MobyGames
PaRappa the Rapper 2 for PlayStation 2 - MobyGames
PaRappa The Rapper 2 is the sequel to PaRappa The Rapper.
John Simpson III (as Parappa), Armstead Christian (as Parappa Papa/PJ Berri), John James (as General Potter), Lea Alomar (Sunny Funny), Sara Ramirez (as Lammy), Shannon White (as Katy Kat), Ethan Enbanks (as Beard Burger Master), Ryu as Chop Chop Master Onion/Ma-San/FussenPepper, Dean Bowman (as Guru Ant/Mc King Kong Mushi)
www.mobygames.com /game/ps2/parappa-the-rapper-2   (271 words)

 Parappa the Rapper 2 website
We have gathered together the best information currently available for Parappa the Rapper 2 including, our detailed review, reviews written by readers just like you, cheats for Parappa the Rapper 2 and gameplay tips too, a dedicated chat forum to swap views and ideas with other gamers.
Parappa the Rapper 2 is a Sony PlayStation 2 Kids Party Fun game, written by Sony.
We would love to hear what you thought of Parappa the Rapper 2 after playing the game for at least a day.
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 PaRappa the Rapper 2 Playstation 2 User Reviews Page - GamersHell.com
Released in 1997, the original PaRappa the Rapper was lauded for its simple gameplay and unique setting.
Now, in PaRappa the Rapper 2, Sony brings back its old dog to the PS2 but doesn't bother to teach him new tricks.
It's a fun but short game that anyone can play; however, fans of the original may be disappointed that Sony hasn't advanced the series much in the last four years (28 dog years).
www.gamershell.com /ps2/parappa_the_rapper_2/user_reviews.html?id=67055   (293 words)

 Parappa the Rapper 2 (PS2) - Playstation 2 Game Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The idea behind the parappa series is pretty clever, you're a dog(?) and you follow a plot line.
In the second game you have to save the town from spaghetti, to do this you have to rap along with the games characters (including a onion man(who was also in the first game)).
If you have ever played the first Parappa you would have been addicted to it almost...
www.dooyoo.co.uk /playstation-2-game/parappa-the-rapper-2   (267 words)

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