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In this game the player controls Cornet, a young orphaned girl who can animate lifeless puppets by playing on her trumpet. One day, Cornet meets prince Ferdinand and falls in love with him. She joins a contest, the winner of which will have the privilege to marry the prince. But in the middle of the contest, an evil sorceress bursts in and kidnaps the prince. Now Cornet and her friends must defeat the sorceress and rescue the prince.

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a Japanese-style role-playing game with humorous elements. Cornet's party includes animated puppets and can also contain enemies who may be willing to join it after battles. All the combatants level up automatically after having accumulated a sufficient amount of experience points. Enemy encounters are random, and battles take place on a tactical screen, requiring the player to move characters in a turn-based fashion and attack enemies in range of the characters' weapons.

Characters also learn magic and can equip up to four different accessories instead of the traditional weapons and armor. The world map consists of dots the player can travel to automatically, and only a small portion of it is accessible in the beginning. Story progression is linear. Musical performances are sometimes used as story-advancing cutscenes.


Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure PlayStation Battle against comical knights. The surrounding dungeon graphics do not offer much variety
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure PlayStation A desert area is also nearly a must in the games of this genre. This one is called Oasis, but has suspiciously excessive vegetation
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure PlayStation Exploring the forest
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure PlayStation This is the effect of a Holy spell one of your characters can cast. Pretty cheap, if you ask me

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Alternate Titles

  • "マール王国の人形姫" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Marl Ōkoku no Ningyō Hime" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

RPGFan PlayStation Jul 02, 2000 84 out of 100 84
RPGFan PlayStation Jul 02, 2000 82 out of 100 82
PSM PlayStation Aug, 2000 4 out of 5 80
RPGFan PlayStation Jul 02, 2000 75 out of 100 75
RPGFan PlayStation Jul 01, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Mar, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 27, 2000 5.9 out of 10 59 PlayStation Jun, 2009 5.3 out of 10 53
RPGamer PlayStation Jul 23, 2000 4 out of 10 40
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun, 2000 D+ 33


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Japanese Translation - aka Japanese title 9 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60814)
Dec 18, 2010
New game group needed: Marl Kingdom 2 Sciere (502430)
Jan 04, 2009


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