- Release Date:
Platform : PSP
- Category :
- Kids and Family, Action & Adventure
Side-scrolling silhouetted rhythm warriors battle to the beat in Patapon 2, a stylish sequel in the visual style of the original, designed by French graphic artist Rolito. As in the original PSP game, players communicate with the little eyeball-like Patapons using rhythms instead of words. They give simple commands, such as "move," "attack," or "defend," by playing particular drumbeat sequences. The game's levels pose platform and combat puzzles. Players must use the correct commands to position their Patapon warriors and have them fight or perform special abilities at the right time, to defeat enemies or exploit the weakness in a giant boss monster. Command sequences must be entered in time with a background rhythm that plays throughout the stage, and so an improvisational percussion song is created as orders are given and fights are fought. Victory is often rewarded with upgrades to weapons or defenses. Patapon 2 features additional drumbeat commands and a new type of warrior, the Hero Patapon, which can be customized to fill a variety of roles in battle. Patapon 2 also offers music-themed mini-games and a multiplayer mode.
Note: The retail release of Patapon 2 comes packaged with a voucher containing a download code, which allows the consumer to obtain the game from PlayStation Network. The package does not include a UMD. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide