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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 Patapon world map
Patapon PSP Fight against Zigotons tribe
Patapon PSP At hunt in hunting grounds
Patapon PSP Tree of Life here from raw materials and Legendary Memory you can rise new Patapons

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Unique silly epicness Frankenfed (36) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Extreme Gamer Mar 06, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Jolt (UK) Mar 11, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Feb 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Feb 28, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Retroage Jan 14, 2012 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Shark Mar 12, 2008 B+ 83
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 10, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Feb 22, 2008 16 out of 20 80 Feb 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80


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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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