By: Johnny Big Fudge Marcondes
Project Rap Rabbit was an up and coming crowd funded game from rhythm game creators Masaya Matsuura of PaRappa The Rapper fame and Keiichi Yano of the Gitaroo Man series. Although not much was really known about the game other than what the character designs were and a few possibilities in term of actual gameplay, it’s kind of a let down that we won’t get to see more of this game. There aren’t a lot of rhythm games currently out and with the recent re-launch of the first PaRappa the Rapper game in HD this could of been the beginning of people wanting more of these type of games. After all, Project Rap Rabbit has all the potential to be a great rhythm game considering the creative forces behind them. Even though details on the game weren’t really known as it was incredibly young in it’s development cycle, there were some interesting ideas being thrown around from the dev team. With mentions of “counter raps” which could of combined some of the familiar controls of PaRappa with the creativeness of Gitarroo Man, there’s no doubt in my mind that Project Rap Rabbit could have been a pretty challenging rhythm game.