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PlayStation All-Stars: PaRappa Strategy Video

I’m Ray Ray Shen, Combat Designer at SuperBot Entertaintment, and it has been a rhythmic ride to
design PaRappa’s gameplay in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale! To pay homage to such an iconic and beloved character, I made sure to do my homework first. Besides thoroughly replaying PaRappa’s games, I also checked out his soundtrack, anime, merchandise and advertisements to get a full sense of his appeal.

PaRappa is unique not only because of his paper-like look, but also because of his passion and determination. Without crazy magical powers or heavy weaponry, PaRappa’s moveset is based on his energetic, rapid kung-fu moves, his funky skateboard skills and his love of music. To add an extra flourish, incorporated his biggest crush and motivation in life, Sunny Funny, into some of his actions. PaRappa’s groovy charm definitely gives the gameplay a lighthearted spin, such as when he has Boxy Boy generating AP on Down + Circle and asks everyone to join his concert with his screen-clearing level 3 Super!

We suspected that PaRappa would be a popular character choice from the start, so he was designed to be accessible for new players but deep enough for advanced players. He functions similarly to a foil by being playful and hip, contrasting Kratos’ menacing demeanor and brutal fighting style.

We experimented with adding different elements into PaRappa’s playstyle and even considered giving him “assist” style attacks where his friends, such as PJ Berry and Um Jammer Lammy, would help him on the battlefield. However in the end, we decided to put the spotlight back on PaRappa himself. In PlayStation All-Stars’s battlefield his beanie, skateboard, microphone, Boxy Boy and rhymes form the pillars of his colorful and recognizable moves.

His speed, agility and quickness allow him to approach and engage opponents at his own pace effectively. When PaRappa’s in the house, everybody’s gotta watch out! Are you ready to BELIEVE? Then get a head start on PlayStation All-Stars by checking out some of his moves in the video!

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stargateheaven 8 August, 2012 @ 5:10 pm   1

Parappa is still cool. i don’t like the way he’s not PAPER THIN like the originals but i assume this was done so he can actually be seen on the map lol

Losing_Charlie 8 August, 2012 @ 5:22 pm   2

These are super cool videos! Im guessing a new one every day? Its making me so hype for more!

fjernbetjening 8 August, 2012 @ 8:12 pm   3

These videos are great, I think I’ll be buying this somewhere down the line… However, if Ratchet & Clank, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Sora are in the game, I’ll preorder on the spot.

i have parappa the rapper 1&2 for sale if anyone wants…?

Playtoy_17 9 August, 2012 @ 11:48 am   5

No Crash Bandicoot, No Spyro, No Lara Croft, No Snake, No Cloud = No purchase.

This game purely for marketing, hence why newer characters(new Dante, Raiden) are in it and not good ps classics.

Playtoy_17 9 August, 2012 @ 11:49 am   6

Its been confirmed Lara Croft is not in the game, developer Crystal Dynamics confirmed via twitter :(

Immortal-Wolf-- 12 August, 2012 @ 1:09 am   7

Edward Ma removes the truth!

Im sorry but i will not be buying a copy of PlayStation All-Stars. As PlayStation All-Stars is just another copy from other game titles. Truth be told PlayStation All-Stars is just another SONY scam to make us Suckers i mean customers to buy PlayStation All-Stars. Do what i do don’t buy this silly PlayStation All-Stars £49.99 SONY SCAM!!!!!

cooldudematt 13 August, 2012 @ 12:28 am   8

Hey Immortal-Wolf–
What is your problem? Sure Playstation All Stars is a copy but that is like saying I’m not playing Battlefield because it’s a copy of Call of Duty, Uncharted – Tomb Raider, Street Fighter – Tekken – Mortal Kombat, Silent Hill – Resident Evil, Devil May Cry – Bayonetta, Crash Bandicoot – Super Mario – Spyro the Dragon. Do I need to go on any further? In the end, All video games copy off one another; Thats what you call Competition. Also, You would see Playstation All Stars has taken elements of Smash Bros. and they are trying to make something new, So why don’t you shut your mouth unless you want to buy the game. If you don’t want to buy the game, Then don’t tell other people not to buy it because it is people like you who are truly ruining the gaming industry. GROW UP!!!!!!!!!. >=(