A fun, charming game, but too short!
PaRappa the Rapper is unique. It is extremely fun, the songs are incredibly catchy and its just a great experience. While it is very simple and basic, it is still fun to play and can provide lots of enjoyment. The art is great too, as the style really works and stands out.
IT'S. TOO. DAMN. SHORT. Seriously. And that's my only problem with the game. You can complete the main story in well under an hour if you don't fail any of the songs too many times. Of course there is a small bit of replay value to get a "cool" rating on every stage, but no matter how awesome a song is, it still gets boring after 20 times.
The Bottom Line
PaRappa the Rapper is truly a fun game. However, it isn't really worth buying, unless you can find it for an extremely cheap price or have money to burn. Just try and lend it of a friend and you'll probably get the full experience. Nevertheless, it still is a classic and still fun.