Parappa the Rapper 2, the direct sequel to Sony Computer Entertainment's 1997 smash-hit, picks up where the original left off with our hero now firmly entrenched in a relationship with his girlfriend Sunny. Gameplay remains largely untouched from the original with Parappa having to make his way through eight levels of rhyming and rapping mayhem, under the watchful eye of a number of rapping masters, including the legendary Chop Chop Master Onion. Newcomers to the fold include Guru Ant, Beard Burger Master, Hairdresser Octopus, and Instructor Moosesha. By matching the sequence and timing of button presses as relayed by the masters, players must achieve a "Good" or "Cool" rating to progress further. Anything less will result in failure.
Whereas winning Sunny's heart was Parappa's previous quest, this time around the situation is much more dire; a bunch of misfits known as the Noodle Group have invaded Parappatown and have begun transforming all the burgers into noodles. Of course, Parappa is tasked with running the group out of town, while proving his manliness to Sunny at the same time. A new mini-game event occurs (based on your point tally) during the stages and sees our hero surrounded by Chop Chop Master Onion's students. Here, the player is required to press the corresponding button when one of the disciples holds up a block with a controller symbol emblazoned upon it. Parappa the Rapper 2 features flat, 2D visuals similar to those in the original.
Ancillary modes include a Practice mode, which allows newcomers to get used to a particular stage's nuances before attempting it, and a two-player Battle mode that can be played against a second player or the computer.
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