PaRappa the Rapper 2

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PaRappa the Rapper 2
PaRappa the Rapper 2.png
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E (Comic Mischief)
PEGI rating: 3+
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SCES-50408 & SCPS-15017 & SCUS-97167
Japanese: SCPS-15017 & SCUS-97167 & SCPS-19201 & PCPX-96320
German: SCES-50408
French: SCES-50408
Spanish: SCES-50408
Italian: SCES-50408
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97167
Release date: January 23, 2002
CRCs: 2D368982
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-50408
Release date: April 5, 2002
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SCPS-15017
SCPS-19201 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
PCPX-96320 (Trial)
Release date: August 30, 2001
June 27, 2002 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): NanaOn-Sha
Publisher(s): SCEI (JP), SCEA (US), SCEE (EU)
Genre: Music / Rhythm
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameRankings67/100, Metacritic67/100
Game description: The original rap star is back in the house! See if you have enough rhythm to keep the beat with everyone's favorite rappin' puppy. Join Parappa and a cast of new and familiar characters on a mission of the utmost importance: prevent the Evil Noodle Syndicate from turning everything into noodles. Check out the funky fresh tunes that are guaranteed to get your toes tappin' and your head bobbin'.
The sequel to PaRappa the Rapper. This game features a storyline in which all of the foods in PaRappa's town are turning into noodles. This is because of the evil "Noodle Syndicate". PaRappa and his friends must rap in order to beat this evil corporation and restore all of the town's foods.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Xeon E5410 @ 2.33 GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770
0.9.8 (r4600) GSdx (r4600)
  • SPU2-X (r4600m)
  • LilyPad (r4510)
BIOS: SCPH39001, INTC Spin Detection, Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack, mVU Block Hack, VU Cycle Stealing are safe. The game is completely playable. MyDreamName
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5492) GSdx SSE41 (r5464)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.
PAL Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-4210U @ 1.70 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 840M
v1.5.0 (dev-1999 gd23caa9) GSdx 1.1.0 SSE2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
Game speed at 50 FPS (PAL speed) during the entire game with Hardware OpenGL, native resolution and Hardware Depth enabled. No graphical issue, exept for the black/void square at the upper left corner, but it's only a minor issue. SomosExe


Known Issues

Objects sometimes get in the way of lyrics

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Objects sometimes get in the way of lyrics.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)" and make sure Hardware Depth/Depth Emulation is enabled, or set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options. A different issue will appear in the top left corner of the screen. However, this is a very minor issue that does not get in front of the lyrics.

The "rappin' bad" effect is missing

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The "rappin' bad" effect is not shown.
  • Workaround: There's no known solution.

Public compatibility forum links