History VideoGame / PaRappaTheRapper

28th May '16 7:38:05 PM nombretomado
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Released in December 1996 in Japan and Halloween of 1997 in the US, ''[=PaRappa=] the Rapper'' is a RhythmGame for the PlayStation.

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Released in December 1996 in Japan and Halloween of 1997 in the US, ''[=PaRappa=] the Rapper'' is a RhythmGame for the PlayStation.
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A sequel named ''[[NumberedSequels PaRappa the Rapper 2]]'' was released on the [=PlayStation=] 2 in 2001, which once more focused on [=PaRappa=] (but with cameos from the [=MilkCan=] members), but was widely considered to be [[{{Sequelitis}} inferior]], or at least less memorable. ''[=PaRappa=]'' also produced a spinoff in 1999 called ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy'', which spawned an album called ''Music/MakeItSweet''.

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A sequel named ''[[NumberedSequels PaRappa the Rapper 2]]'' was released on the [=PlayStation=] 2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2001, which once more focused on [=PaRappa=] (but with cameos from the [=MilkCan=] members), but was widely considered to be [[{{Sequelitis}} inferior]], or at least less memorable. ''[=PaRappa=]'' also produced a spinoff in 1999 called ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy'', which spawned an album called ''Music/MakeItSweet''.



* DownloadableContent: The PSP rerelease of ''[=PaRappa=]'' has downloadable alternate versions of the original 5 songs, while ''[=UmJammer=] Lammy'' was released for download on the PlayStation Store.

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* DownloadableContent: The PSP rerelease of ''[=PaRappa=]'' has downloadable alternate versions of the original 5 songs, while ''[=UmJammer=] Lammy'' was released for download on the PlayStation [=PlayStation=] Store.
2nd Jan '16 9:15:10 AM pittsburghmuggle
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The game got a large boost from Playstation Jampack CDs which often included the entire first level (Chop Chop Master Onion) playable.

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The game got a large boost from Playstation Jampack CDs [=CDs=] which often included the entire first level (Chop Chop Master Onion) playable.
2nd Jan '16 9:14:55 AM pittsburghmuggle
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The game got a large boost from Playstation Jampack CDs which often included the entire first level (Chop Chop Master Onion) playable.
29th Dec '15 12:49:19 PM QuackorTheFowl
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On April 26, 2012, [=PaRappa=] was announced as a playable inclusion in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale''.

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On April 26, 2012, [=PaRappa=] was announced as a playable inclusion in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale''. On December 2015, ''[=PaRappa=] the Rapper 2'' was given an HD re-release on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4.
5th Dec '15 3:11:40 PM BiggerBen
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* ClimaxBoss: The Bathroom Rap in 1, Teriyaki Yoko in Um Jammer Lammy, and Colonel Noodle in 2. While they aren't the final stages, they do serve to wrap up the plot before the final concert, and are usually the most difficult stages in their respective games.
4th Dec '15 6:23:37 PM louisXVI
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*WhattheHellIsThatAccent? Several characters, particularly the hairdresser and burger chef in the second game, have strong accents that don't seem to come from any country in particular.
29th Nov '15 9:52:43 PM LTM402
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[=PaRappa=] has appeared in other media as well. There is also an AnimeOfTheGame, but it only lasted two seasons. Before the anime debuted, [[RodneyGreenblat the game's illustrator]] had created a series of comic books that are decidedly more true to the game than the anime. The anime can be viewed on Website/YouTube. You can view the comics [[http://www.fujitv.co.jp/takeshi/comic/comic_bn.html?17rodney/rodney30 here]], or you can be purchase a [[FutureSlang meatspace]] copy [[http://www.whimsyload.com/cgi-bin/shop/shopdetail.cgi?id=BK-RFCC1&keyword=booksale&category= here]] or [[http://shop.rodneyfun.com/shopdetail/002014000001/brandname/ here.]]

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[=PaRappa=] has appeared in other media as well. There is also an AnimeOfTheGame, but it only lasted two seasons. Before the anime debuted, [[RodneyGreenblat Rodney Greenblat, the game's illustrator]] illustrator, had created a series of comic books that are decidedly more true to the game than the anime. The anime can be viewed on Website/YouTube. You can view the comics [[http://www.fujitv.co.jp/takeshi/comic/comic_bn.html?17rodney/rodney30 here]], or you can be purchase a [[FutureSlang meatspace]] copy [[http://www.whimsyload.com/cgi-bin/shop/shopdetail.cgi?id=BK-RFCC1&keyword=booksale&category= here]] or [[http://shop.rodneyfun.com/shopdetail/002014000001/brandname/ here.]]



* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: In the PSP release, PJ Berri and Katy Kat's order of "a chocolate frosty" at the burger restaurant becomes "a chocolate ...", possibly because of trademark issues with the Wendy's Frosty.

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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: In the PSP release, PJ Berri and Katy Kat's order orders of "a vanilla and a chocolate frosty" frosty", respectively, at the burger restaurant becomes "a chocolate ...", mute the word "frosty", possibly because of trademark issues with the Wendy's Frosty.
4th Nov '15 7:59:53 AM Odd1
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A sequel named ''[[NumberedSequels PaRappa the Rapper 2]]'' was released on the [=PlayStation=] 2 in 2001, which once more focused on [=PaRappa=] (but with cameos from the [=MilkCan=] members), but was widely considered to be [[{{Sequelitis}} inferior]], or at least less memorable. ''[=PaRappa=]'' also produced a spinoff in 1999 called ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy''.

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A sequel named ''[[NumberedSequels PaRappa the Rapper 2]]'' was released on the [=PlayStation=] 2 in 2001, which once more focused on [=PaRappa=] (but with cameos from the [=MilkCan=] members), but was widely considered to be [[{{Sequelitis}} inferior]], or at least less memorable. ''[=PaRappa=]'' also produced a spinoff in 1999 called ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy''.
''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy'', which spawned an album called ''Music/MakeItSweet''.
9th Jul '15 5:43:15 PM Prfnoff
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->''"Leave it to Lammy!"''
-->-- Lammy's motto
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Released in December 1996 in Japan and Halloween of 1997 in the US, '''''[=PaRappa=] the Rapper''''' is a RhythmGame for the PlayStation.

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->''"Leave it to Lammy!"''
-->-- Lammy's motto
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Released in December 1996 in Japan and Halloween of 1997 in the US, '''''[=PaRappa=] ''[=PaRappa=] the Rapper''''' Rapper'' is a RhythmGame for the PlayStation.



A sequel named '''''[[NumberedSequels PaRappa the Rapper 2]]''''' was released on the [=PlayStation=] 2 in 2001, which once more focused on [=PaRappa=] (but with cameos from the [=MilkCan=] members), but was widely considered to be [[{{Sequelitis}} inferior]], or at least less memorable.

''[=PaRappa=]'' also produced a spinoff in 1999 called '''''[=UmJammer=] Lammy''''', which is essentially the same thing but more centric towards rock instead of hip-hop, alongside having a more fleshed-out and prominent storyline. The game starred Lammy, a lamb-girl in a garage rock band called [=MilkCan=], following her adventure to reach her own concert in time.

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A sequel named '''''[[NumberedSequels ''[[NumberedSequels PaRappa the Rapper 2]]''''' 2]]'' was released on the [=PlayStation=] 2 in 2001, which once more focused on [=PaRappa=] (but with cameos from the [=MilkCan=] members), but was widely considered to be [[{{Sequelitis}} inferior]], or at least less memorable.

memorable. ''[=PaRappa=]'' also produced a spinoff in 1999 called '''''[=UmJammer=] Lammy''''', which is essentially the same thing but more centric towards rock instead of hip-hop, alongside having a more fleshed-out and prominent storyline. The game starred Lammy, a lamb-girl in a garage rock band called [=MilkCan=], following her adventure to reach her own concert in time.
''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy''.



[[folder: ''[=UmJammer Lammy=]''-only examples]]
* AllNaturalSnakeOil: In a non-greenwashing example, but the same principle, Joe Chin markets his laptop computer as being "Theft-proof". This is true, because ''it's the size of a whole room''!
* ArtificialStupidity: When they're not [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard kicking your ass in Versus mode,]] it's screwing up all the notes and sometimes overriding any points you earn in co-op mode! Thanks, guys...
* AllThereInTheManual: In the JPN/EUR version, when the [[spoiler:(fake) credits roll when Lammy ends up in Hell]], it lists the names of each instructor. Due to the cutscene being re-animated for the American version, there is no way to know most of the instructors' names unless you read the manual.
* AnotherSideAnotherStory: Beating the main game lets you play remixed versions of the songs ''as [=PaRappa=]!''
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: This is even lampshaded in the Stage 3 Intro's parade song "Treasure", whose full version can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksiml9wrHqs here]].
* BalloonBelly: This was actually a plot point in [=UmJammer=] Lammy. After level 2, Lammy eats so much pizza she's MistakenForPregnant by a nurse caterpillar with a [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomiting problem]] who thinks Lammy is in labor. Lammy digests the pizza after being dragged into the maternity ward, so the nurse realizes that Lammy wasn't pregnant, but she insists that Lammy should rock the babies to sleep.
* BananaPeel: [[spoiler: Lammy dies and gets sent to Hell this way in European/Japanese versions. She gets out though.]]
* BerserkButton: Annoy Ma-San too much and she'll mess you up.
* BonusFeatureFailure: For whatever reason, Ma-San's little personal movies after the credits, as well as those viewed through [=PaRappa=]'s storyline, have a seriously choppy framerate and subpar sound mixing, presumably to fit them on the disc without sacrificing the overall picture quality for all the FMVs. It's enough to make you think your disc is defective until you see that they're the same way in the [=PSN=] Store's downloadable version.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: If you fail Stage 6, Teriyaki Yoko will break out of the ground and order you to start over, saying Lammy should be banned from every game, to she will ask if she means the one she's already in as well.
** In addition, at the start of the original version, [[spoiler:when she sees she has died and gone to Hell, Lammy will say that means the game is over, and comment on how stupid that is.]]
* CallASmeerpARabbit: WordOfGod says she's a lamb; she looks more like a goat or fawn.
** The original Lammy sketches looked a lot more lamb-like, [[ExecutiveMeddling but the game company wanted Lammy to look like a cool college girl]].
*** In this concept art for [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lammy_versions4_3805.jpg early Lammies,]] one of them looks like a jogger and several of them look a bit like poodles. Then they found the right one...almost.
* ChainsawGood: The fifth stage has Lammy and Paul Chuck carving a guitar with a chainsaw to Rock-A-Billy.
* ContinuityNod: In the first level, Lammy is late for her own concert and is desperately trying to think of a good excuse; specifically, having a PottyEmergency when everyone in line for the bathroom wants to out-rap her. Which she then immediately dismisses.
* CranialEruption: Fussenpepper gets one every time he is hit on the head with the loose circuit board in the Stage 4 cutscene. It doesn't happen during gameplay however.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In the song of Stage 1's DreamSequence, "I Am a Master, and You", Chop Chop Master Onion raps about fire, a {{bab|iesMakeEverythingBetter}}y, a plane, the "necessary [wood-chopping] skills to build a guitar", and [[PlanetHeck hell]]/a tropical island, which is what Lammy will have to undergo in the following stages.
** Not just that, but the moves that Chop Chop calls out to Lammy: burn, cry loud, fly high, chop that wood, and down.
* DummiedOut: Chop Chop Master Onion's song can only be done solo by Lammy and nobody else (presumably because the level it take place in was supposed to be her dream sequence). However, hidden data exists for [=PaRappa=]'s take on the song. The only difference between his and Lammy's is the fact that Chop Chop Master Onion's end-of-level speech is slightly different to accommodate the fact that he was speaking to [=PaRappa=] instead of of Lammy, and [=PaRappa=]'s differently worded response to that. Otherwise, it's exactly the same.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Everyting is a guitar to be precise. Lammy can use MindOverMatter on anything to use it as a guitar. Including fire hoses, babies, airplane controls, and {{chainsaw|Good}}s. Yes, [[ViolationOfCommonSense chainsaws]].
* EvilTwin / EvilCounterpart / EvilKnockoff: Rammy--Call her what you want, but she'll always be an evil Lammy.
* FakeBand: [=MilkCan=].
* FalseTeethTomfoolery: In the intro to Stage 5 ("You Said Anything, Didn't Ya?"), Captain Fussenpepper takes out his false teeth, called the "Wah-Wah" Effecter, and tells Lammy to put it to use on her next journey; and at once she obliges.
* FissionMailed: The intro to the [[spoiler:Hell]] stage (in the Japan and Europe versions): [[spoiler:"If... if I'm dead, then the game's over! [[WhoWritesThisCrap What a stupid game!!]]" Roll credits. Or... not.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the Japan and Europe versions of Stage 6, right before Lammy slips on a BananaPeel, there's a close-up of the peel that, if you look REAL close and REAL fast, has a sticker label on it that says "[=NaNaOn-Sha=]", which is the name of Masaya Matsuura's game developer.
* FunnyAnsweringMachine: Lammy's is long enough for her to almost leave her house, go back in, turn off all the appliances she had left running, cuddle with a stuffed toy, and leave before it ends.
--> '''Answering Machine:'''"Hiii. This is Lammy? I can't come to the phone right now, b-b-b-because the [=MilkCan=] l-l-live show is coming up real soon, and I'm not really ''ready'' for it, b-b-but Katy, Ma-san and I have spent our last time in the studio, and my solo's not really the way I ''want'' it to be, so I kept ''practicing'' and it turned out to be okay! Anyways, leave your name and a b-b-brief message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible, okay? Bye-bye!"
* FurryConfusion: Not seen in-game, but the credits song "Keep Your Head Up" has Katy sing about taking the dog for a walk at one point...
* HornyDevils: According to this [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-3566-um-jammer-lammy/ Cracked Article]], the original version of Taste of Teriyaki was supposed to be about this.
* HypocriticalHumor: In one cinema before [=PaRappa=]'s Stage 4, an ad for Joe Chin's Foundation for Natural Preservation is shown. Immediately after this ad comes an ad for Joe Chin's Brand Chains, one of which, combined with a chainsaw, is able to chop down whole trees (even though Paul Chuck sings "NEVER USE JOE CHIN'S CHAINS FOR THEM" in both versions of "Power Off, Power On!").
* IllKillYou: Parodied in the Japan/Europe version of Stage 6, [[spoiler:when Teriyaki Yoko picks up Lammy's new guitar and threatens to kill her, believing her to be Rammy (see InstrumentOfMurder)]]:
-->[[spoiler:'''Yoko:''' I'm gonna kill you!\\
'''Lammy:''' [[IneffectualDeathThreats Eh, I think I'm dead already.]]]]
* ImpactSilhouette: In the U.S. version of Stage 6 ("Vital Idol"), [[spoiler:Lammy gets catapulted from the guitar store and flown away until she lands in an island's jungle, leaving a Lammy-shaped hole in the ground]].
* InstrumentOfMurder: [[spoiler:Teriyaki Yoko attempts this in the Japan/Europe version of Stage 6 by picking up Lammy's guitar and threatening to kill her, believing her to be Rammy, before hearing that Lammy has ''already died'' and promising to bring her back on the condition that Lammy "play right". In the U.S. version, however, Yoko makes no death threat, though she does pick up the guitar and point it at Lammy for no reason while the latter explains how she ended up on this island.]]
* KillerRabbit: Ma-San.
* LipLock: The part where [[spoiler:Yoko points Lammy's guitar at her and threatens to kill her with it]] was dubbed over in the American version, and it's painfully obvious.
* LookBothWays: [[spoiler:Narrowly averted in the Japan and Europe versions of Stage 6 when Lammy avoids getting hit by a car. She does, however, [[YouCantFightFate end up getting killed]] [[BananaPeel by other means, though]]...]]
* MediumAwareness: If you screw up on Teriyaki Yoko's level on ''[[=UmJammer=]] Lammy'', she'll say "Start all over! You should be banned from every game," and Lammy will respond, "From ''every'' game?? Even this one?????" Same goes for [=PaRappa=]'s screw-up on said level, when [=PaRappa=] responds, "But... but.... but.... ha......"
* MickeyMousing: Many of the cutscenes feature this kind of music.
* MotorMouth: Apparently, the rapping style of Captain Fussenpepper's Sergent personality involves speaking very fast. Possibly a side effect of the fact that it's a "Metal" song[[note]]For which "singing fast" is a common style of singing there[[/note]] being adapted to Hip Hop so that [=PaRappa=] can rap the song instead of singing it.
* NewGamePlus: Beating the game's seven levels unlocks the option to play with [=PaRappa=], either separately or co-op with Lammy.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever happened to Katy and Ma-san that caused them to nearly be late too. Katy somehow ended up dressed in jungle camo, and whatever Ma-san did involved camels and fezzes.
* NonMammalMammaries: Cathy Piller. As if she wasn't freaky enough.
* PlanetHeck: [[spoiler:The second-to-last level ([[{{Bowdlerise}} at least in the Japanese and European versions]])]].
* PlayingTheHeartStrings: [[spoiler:Both played straight briefly and parodied in the original version of Stage 6: first, when Lammy is killed in a BananaPeel accident and her black-and-white soul [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]]... sort of; and then, when Lammy laments her own death in hell, "[=PaRappa=]'s End Roll in G Minor" plays briefly [[FissionMailed during the fake end credits]]... right before Jack Smash appears and stops the credits before taking her away to Teriyaki Yoko. (The full version of the sad-string song can be heard in the original soundtrack, though.)]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Barely subverted. If you fail level 3 as Lammy (or in one of the team modes), she will say "Fudge!"
* RaymanianLimbs: The character [[NurseWithGoodIntentions Cathy Piller]] is shown to have raymanian ''segments'' when viewed form the side.
* RecurringRiff: "[=PaRappa=]'s End Roll in G Minor" is a bit of a Tear Jerker version of "Thank You for Everything", the ending song from ''[=PaRappa=] 1''. [[{{Bowdlerise}} Only in the Japan and Europe versions, though.]] (The full version can be heard in the original soundtrack for ''[=UmJammer=] Lammy''.)
* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Lammy.
* ScareChord: [=PaRappa=]'s rendition of "Taste of Teriyaki" has several piano ones throughout.
* ShaveAndAHairCut: This starts forming when it's closer to the end of the Stage 1 song "I Am a Master, and You". And it occurs in the outro of Stage 1 too.
* SpeechImpediment: See the FunnyAnsweringMachine example? Lammy ''really does'' stutter that much.
* SpinOff: 'One to the main ''[=PaRappa=]'' series, though [=PaRappa=] can be unlocked as a playable side character.
* SplitPersonality: Captain Fussenpepper flips between DrillSergeantNasty and a doddering old man whenever he gets hit on the head.
** Lammy herself is a borderline example. She's normally a neurotic mess, but she becomes much more confident and capable when she has her guitar (or if she can [[MindOverMatter imagine having it]]).
* StealthInsult: If you fail the last level, [[SpeciesSurname Katy Kat]] provides this little gem: [[spoiler:"o, oh, I didn't expect you to do '''''this''''' bad." Take note of the [[BoldInflation emphasis]] on the word "this".]]
* StylisticSelfParody: The paper-thin art style is parodied in ''[=UmJammer=] Lammy'', when Lammy gets ''faxed'' at one point.
** Which brings up some FridgeLogic. [[JustEatGilligan Couldn't Lammy have just faxed herself to the concert in the first place?]]
*** [[WordOfGod According to the game illustrator,]] she could, but the original stays home.
** It was spoofed again in a cutscene when [=PaRappa=] asked Sunny if he could see how a dress looked from the side. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLWPHkmPoEI&feature=related]].
* TaremeEyes: A handful of ''[=UmJammer=] Lammy'' characters have eyes like this.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Rammy demands a guitar duel (2-player mode) because she doesn't get any calls on her beeper.
* UnknownRival: Rammy towards Lammy.
* VisualPun: In the 3rd level you are literally "rocking" a baby to sleep.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Need to put out a burning building? Play the hose like a guitar! Need to put [[WaveOfBabies hundreds of babies]] to sleep? Play one of them like a guitar! Flying a plane? Play the steering wheel like a guitar! Cutting down a tree? Play the {{chainsaw|Good}} like a... take a guess!
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Cathy Piller is always puking weird pink vomit as she talks, [[CoveredInGunge much to]] [[NauseaFuel Lammy's dismay]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5kBlENd_0 Check it out in all its chunky, oozing glory.]]
* XRaySparks: These show up when you do poorly on Teriyaki Yoko's stage and get electrified. Even the little frog face on [=PaRappa=]'s hat seems to be affected. Also, Lammy and Rammy's hearts can be seen through their ribcages if you look closely.
** In one of the flashbacks in the Stage 7 cutscene, Lammy got this when plugging in electrical equipment and being electrocuted by it.
* YouCantFightFate[=/=]ProphecyTwist: In the original version of Stage 6 ("Vital Idol"), [[spoiler:Lammy avoids [[LookBothWays getting hit and run by an out-of-control car]] so as not to end up in hell. As she keeps running, she doesn't notice the BananaPeel that PJ Berri has left because she is in too much of a hurry, then slips on it, falls down, breaks her neck and dies, thus fulfilling Chop Chop Master Onion's [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dream prophecy]]]].
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Ooh, try to get pass Stage 3 against Rammy or [=PaRappa=] CPUs, they will '''''win'''''. A LOT.
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* DancePartyEnding: As a game about music, this goes without saying. The two Parappa games have Parappa rapping with MC King Mushi Mushi about his heroic actions. The goal of ''Lammy'' is to get to the concert that consists the ending.

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* DancePartyEnding: As a game about music, this goes without saying. The two Parappa games have Parappa rapping with MC King Mushi Mushi about his heroic actions. The goal of ''Lammy'' is to get to the concert that consists comprises the ending.
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