Patapon (PSP)

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The Patapon tribe were once an incredible force to be reckoned with, guided by their god, Almighty. No foe was too great, no treasure out of reach, as they searched for the fabled Earthend. However, these days are long gone, and the Patapons are now a shadow of their former selves. Take on the role of Almighty, and restore the Patapons to their former glory!

Patapon is a hybrid of a rhythm game such as PaRappa the Rapper and a strategy game with unit management such as Advance Wars. Players control 'Almighty', the Patapons' god, as they guide them in search of Earthend. This is done with the Circle, X, Square and Triangle buttons - each button corresponds with a different type of drum beat. By pressing different sets of four beats, the Patapons will repeat the beat, and then perform the action, such as advancing, retreating or attacking. If the player continues to perform beats without messing up, they enter 'Fever' Mode, which makes the Patapons perform their actions stronger and faster.

By collecting assorted items, such as meat and wood, and spending Ka-ching (the game's currency) players can create new Patapon units at the Tree of Life. These units can then be prepared for battle before the player enters a stage, to give them better armor, shields, and weapons, which will help them fight more effectively against their foes.


Patapon PSP Loading screen with some helping info.
Patapon PSP Patapon world map
Patapon PSP At hunt in hunting grounds
Patapon PSP Some Patapon on fire

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Critic Reviews

PGNx Media Feb 21, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Extreme Gamer Mar 06, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
GamingExcellence Mar 24, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Deeko Mar 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK Feb 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Feb 27, 2008 87 out of 100 87
Gamezoom Apr 11, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Gamer 2.0 Mar 17, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81
Good Game Feb 25, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown May, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Patapon appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GamePro
    • February 2009 (Issue #245) - Portable Game of the Year 2008
  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #5 PSP Game of the Year
    • 2008 – PSP Puzzle Game of the Year

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Ben K (23096) added Patapon (PSP) on Mar 10, 2008