Skip to main content
If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

PaRappa & Gitaroo Man chaps team up for Rap Rabbit

Click! Back! It's all in the mind

Two of the main chaps behind such fine rhythm games as PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man have teamed up to crowdfund a musical battle game they're currently calling Project Rap Rabbit [official site]. It'll visit an alternate version of 16th century Japan with a rabbit who -- get this! -- raps. He thinks he's people! It's the gamebaby of Masaya Matsuura, who's known for rhythm 'em ups like PaRappa and Vib-Ribbon, and Keiichi Yano, designed Gitaroo Man and directed Elite Beat Agents. I'm delighted to see them rhythming onto PC. Have a peek at their pitch video:

Watch on YouTube

The rap battles of Project Rap Rabbit will have players tapping buttons to beats, as is customary, but with the added element of picking different styles of verse -- ones which coerce, boast, laugh, or joke -- to counter what your opponent is spitting. That sounds a nice touch.

Even though I've only played PaRappa and Elite Beat Agents on friends' consoles, I'm well up for more from some of those games' lead developers. I'm into dogs who learn karate from rapping onions and crack cheerleader squads who appear when people most need motivation.

The developers plan to release Project Rap Rabbit by August 2018, assuming they can get the £855,000 they're looking for on Kickstarter.

Rock Paper Shotgun is the home of PC gaming

Sign in and join us on our journey to discover strange and compelling PC games.

In this article

Project Rap Rabbit

PS4

Related topics
About the Author
Alice O'Connor avatar

Alice O'Connor

Associate Editor

Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.
Comments