I started the game up and I remember going through what I consider the best rhythm video game of all time. If you aren't familiar with PaRappa, he's a rapping dog trying to win over the heart of a flower girl named Sunny Funny. To do this, he learns to do different things through rapping.
All of the "teachers" you meet come with EXTREMELY catchy tunes. You meet a Kung-Fu Dojo named Chop Chop Onion Master first. He teaches you self-worth "Kick, Punch, It's All in the Mind!" Then, Instructor Mooselini teaches you to drive a car "Step on the Gas! Step on the Break! Turn to the Right!" Not to mention Cheap Cheap the Cooking Chicken, who teaches you to "Bake a Cake That Looks Rich!"
All of these instructors teach you different things so you can win over Sunny Funny. I remember failing because I couldn't do so well, and that would have crazy results. There was a ranking for each level of RAPPIN':
- U RAPPIN' COOL - Keepin' it straight up hip-hop, yo.
- U RAPPIN' GOOD - You pretty good, dawg.
- U RAPPIN' BAD - That was sick. I mean it made me sick.
- U RAPPIN' AWFUL - Just stop.
The results for U RAPPIN' AWFUL would be ridiculous: a broken, swerving car, a horrible cake, etc. But if U RAPPIN' COOL, well, cool stuff happens (who would have guessed?)
I played this game for hours, and it reminds me of my childhood a lot. Thank you, Sony. Thank you for the Playstation and helping my childhood to be AWESOME.
Sony: U RAPPIN' COOL.