Sunday, April 25, 2010

Let's play: 'Which box art is better?' (PaRappa The Rapper edition)

I have had Rodney Greenblat on the brain ever since I wrote yesterday's post about Tsukatte Utau Saru Band (aka Make and Sing: Monkey Band). So, I decided funnel some of that energy into yet another edition of "which box art is better?"

Here are today's contestants:

The Japanese version of PaRappa the Rapper is on top, the North American version is in the middle and the European version is on the bottom.

I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time picking a favorite. I mean, I like the energy and overall zaniness exhibited in the Japanese version, but I also like the pop-art simplicity showcased in the European and North American versions.

If I absolutely had to choose one over the others, though, I'd go with the North American version. Probably. How about you?

See also: 'Let's play: 'Which box art is better?' (Death Smiles edition)' and 'Let's play: 'Which box art is better?' (Heavy Rain edition)'


Mischievous Lumi said...

Wow, the first one really leaves the others with little hope.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah! See, I'm glad I posted this -- I thought most would prefer the NA version (middle). Will anyone prefer the Euro version? I guess we'll see... Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Actually, I agree with Luminairis. The Japanese art, in my opinion, is MILES ahead of the other two.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, I'm glad I started some sort of conversation here -- and I'm glad you two agree, too. I'm sticking with my opinion that all three versions are appealing in some way, though :P