Monday, July 9, 2007

Parappa Week: Chop Chop Onion Master

Jeremy's Status Message presents Parappa the Rapper Week:

I wanna see if you wanna see what it means to be the man with the master plan. Are you the man now?

Explanation: Parappa the Rapper is a video game that was released for the Sony Playstation back in the mid 90's. Essentially, you play as Parappa and rap your way through a series of levels where the quality of your rap is judged by whether you pressed the appropriate button at the appropriate time. If you've ever seen or played Dance, Dance, Revolution in an arcade think of it like that, but just for your fingers on the controller.

The plot is really something special. Parappa is an animated paper-thin teenage dog who is madly in love with Sunny Funny, who happens to be an animated paper-thin flower. Also vying for Sunny is Joe Chin, a well-to-do narcissistic hormonally advanced dog. Now, ignoring the whole interkingdom dating thing, which you must to fully appreciate this, we take Parappa through a series of scenes as he attempts to win Sunny's heart.

After some back story and an encounter with some bullies, our first scene takes us to the dojo of one Chop Chop Onion Master, who will teach Parappa kung fu. Yes. The dog is learning kung fu from an onion in order to woo a flower. You just have to go with it.

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