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Patapon - Sony PSP

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Sony PSP
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) 86 / 100

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  • Simple Commands, Deep Gameplay
  • Fight, Explore and Hunt
  • Strategy and Customization
  • 5 Musical Mini-games

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0010EF0UK
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: February 27, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,576 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Enter the world of the Patapons, a small, yet brave noble tribe. Behind the Patapons' cute exterior, lies a fierce warrior spirit that can only be commanded by the beat of your war drum. For years the Patapon tribe has lived in the desolate frontier, driven from their home by the evil Zigoton army. The Patapons wait for the day that the "rhythm god" will return, to bring them back to their homeland, to defeat their enemies and to lead them to the edge of their world. Finally, their wait has come to an end. Lead a small lost tribe to the edge of their world with the beat of your war drum and grow them into an army of warriors. Using simple drum beats, command your tribe to march, attack, and defend themselves against fierce beasts, gigantic monsters, and the evil Zigoton army. Watch as your tribe grows in strength and numbers as they progress through this adventure. Unlock a variety of warrior types from infantry to cavalry, archers to spear-men and maximize them for battle with a variety of weapon and shield upgrades.


  • With the beat of your war drum, lead a tribal army into large scale battles
  • March the Patapons through thirty different environments where monsters and enemy forces lay awaiting to attack
  • Collect over one hundred weapons and items and build an army with different warrior types
  • Additional mini-games pair graphic style and tribal music

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game February 29, 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I enjoyed this a lot. It's a combo rhythm and strategy game. You do missions were you fight by listening to the music and pressing different combos of buttons. Cute characters, bright and original art style are apparent throughout. The pata-pata-pata-pon sound will surely get stuck in your head as well. Some might have trouble at times, it does take pretty good memory along with good rhythm skills but to make this easier to play always use headphones. You can't get the full experience without.

The only negative is no, you can't pause the game. But you can put your PSP in sleep mode and it leaves it as it is. So, if you need to stop playing in the middle it's really no problem.

The game is overall fun, original and worth your time. Especially considering all the game has to offer along with the price, it's well worth the money. You can also try it before you buy at the PSN store. The demo is free to try and if you complete it you even get a bonus weapon. Try this game out, you will not regret it.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something different and fun February 29, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a really cool game, especially if you like rhythm games (Guitar Hero and such).

Basically, you have to memorize different pattens of drumming (pressing the action buttons) in order to command the Patapons to advance, attack, etc.

It can get challenging trying to remember which command to send the Patapons while they're in the midst of battle, especially since the fight is real-time (i.e., the game doesn't pause to wait for you to drum a command, and your Patapons are taking a beating until you get the right pattern).

As you progress, you get access to new drum patterns, better armor, weapons, and Patapons (archers, hunters, and warriors). It's not a simple hack-n-slash game though; it has some strategic elements (for example, you should keep archers in the back and warriors in the front, but it's up to you to find the most efficient formation of your Patapon fighters) and you must feed and nurse your army with hunting sessions, which allows you to practice your drum patterns without fear of killing off your entire army.

Overall, this is a wonderfully smooth and well thought-out non-3D game that hints at Adobe Flash-style flat animation with a little Samurai Jack artistry tossed in for extra appeal and a cool new take on rhythm games.

Even better, you can download the demo onto your PSP before you buy the game so you can check it out before shelling out the (amazingly low) $[...]. The demo is on the official Patapon site: [...]

This game gets 5 stars for fun, 5 stars for value, and 5 stars for ingenuity.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pata Pata Pata Crack =) March 7, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is seriously addicting. I originally bought this game for nephews and I found myself to be a closet Patapon freak who has to play when I get home from work and before bed. It is a simple rhythm based game that uses 4 bottoms to control the little army of whimsical one eye warriors. In only a couple days of playing I have played this game more than any of my other PSP games. For the less than $20 the game is well worth the purchase and I would recommend it to anyone who just a whimsical style game almost like a Tim Burton movie.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Patapon - the good and the bad May 19, 2008
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all, this is a must play. It seems as more and more developers weigh into the gaming industry, ironically, it becomes more and more rare for one of them to bring something new to the table. Sony, as per usual, comes out of left field with this gem.

Part rythm, part puzzle, part rpg, Patapon mashes together bits and pieces of several genres. It's a shallow dash of each, but it's there, and it works. The design is simplistic and flat, but it's beautiful. Nothing seems out of place in this world. If you've read other reviews you probably know the premice of the game. You build an army of little cyclopian soldiers of various jobs and abilities and march them through their enemies to the promised land. You create your armies from the ground up by combining various materials you get from mini games and missions. The creation screen will place the default ingredients (two for each type of patapon.) but you can replace these with higher quality items you've found to make more powerful Rarepons. You'll also get better equipment to outfit your armies in while on your missions. Patapons are controlled by using an 8 beat rythm using a combination of the Cirle, Triangle, Square, and X buttons. You play four beats, the patapons sing their reply for four beats and so on. The catch is there's a tempo you have to follow, your button presses must match with the beat flashing around the border of the screen. Keep up well enough and/or hit a high enough combo and they'll enter fever mode. Fever greatly increases the Patapons attributes. Miss a beat though and you're back to normal Patapons until you can pick it up again via combos.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A rare game I couldn't force myself to stick with June 4, 2008
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Typically read a lot about a game before I buy. I like RPGs and was intrigued by the rhythm component after thoroughly enjoying Puzzle Quest (a very different but also "mixed" type game). Found out I apparently don't have any rhythm. Gave up on the game after several hours and the first 5-6 levels. Never qualified as fun for me. Gathering levels were too repetitive, but main complaint was that in order to do well in the battles and keep my army in "Fever" I had to ignore what was going on in the battles to focus solely on keeping with the rhythm. That is, when I had overpowering force and was decimating the enemy, I couldn't watch my minion wreaking havoc, but had to keep focused on the screen border to not loose the beat. Obviously given it's popularity, non-rhythm challenged people are not having the same problem.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game! Quick shipping.
Published 3 months ago by Angela Hooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by friend. Great game.
I'm not a big fan of most rhythm games. (dance dance, bongos, etc.) But Patapon has class and character. Really glad I grabbed it on a recommendation. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dan Dreifort
5.0 out of 5 stars She loves it
It b I should so something that my chicken loves to play, and everything was then right in the c world
Published 9 months ago by ivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this game

This game was easy to pick up and hard to put down. If you own a PSP, you owe it to yourself to try this game. Read more
Published 10 months ago by John Huang
5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy delivery of a great game.
This item arrived days before it was scheduled to. I am practically addicted to playing it and often find myself humming the various chants and tunes found within. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Preston B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
I just can't stop playing it. This was the game i was looking for when I wanted to distract myself from WoW
Published 14 months ago by Melina Abarca
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fun game!
I didn't buy this on amazon...picked it up at gamestop, but I just have to leave a review for this cute little game! Read more
Published 16 months ago by zippy
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun diversion, with too many stupid design decisions
Patapon is a rhythm game in which you tap buttons in a certain order and rhythm to get your little guys on screen to perform actions, like moving forward, attacking and making it... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Good Morning America
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid game
I really enjoy the concept of Patapon, it's very different, and seems great for kids. I'm just awful at getting the rhythm down. If you have good rhythm then this game is all you.
Published 18 months ago by Trevor L. Chaney
5.0 out of 5 stars juego
muy buen producto, excelente vendedor, entrega rapida y efectiva, me llego en excelente condiciones, agradecido por tan buen servicio prestado
Published 22 months ago by nelson marin
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