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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 Holy pact sign at game start.
Patapon PSP Some Patapon on fire
Patapon PSP Main menu
Patapon PSP Armin Yaripons before missions

Promo Images

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Patapon Screenshot
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Patapon Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Patapon: Remastered" -- PlayStation 4 store title
  • "パタポン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age PSP Feb 26, 2008 A 100
Game Over Online PSP Feb 28, 2008 92 out of 100 92
Worth Playing PSP Mar 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90 PSP Feb 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PSP Mar 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GBase - The Gamer's Base PSP Mar 29, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer 2.0 PSP Mar 17, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81 (UK) PSP Jan 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision PSP Jan, 2008 8 out of 10 80
The Review Busters PSP 2008 7 out of 10 70


Topic # Posts Last Post
Musical influences 2 Opipeuter (17092)
Nov 03, 2008


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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