PaRappa the Rapper (Sep 24, 1996 prototype)

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PaRappa the Rapper (Sep 24, 1996 prototype)
Build date Sep 24, 1996
Dump status Released
Dumped by Madmarsrocks
Released by Madmarsrocks
File release date June 29, 2021
Origin CD-R
Ownership Madmarsrocks
Game PaRappa the Rapper
System PlayStation
Genre Rhythm
Final build JP Sep 27, 1996
EU Aug 23, 1997
US Sep 1, 1997
Release date JP Dec 6, 1996
EU Sep 26, 1997
US Oct 31, 1997
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A prototype of PaRappa the Rapper for the Sony PlayStation.


The Cutting Room Floor research
  • EXE is dated 3 days before NTSC-J final's EXE of 09-27-1996.
  • Stage 7's audio file, STAGE7.XA1 apparently differs from final, however the differences are trivial/unnoticeable. This also applies to Stage 3's FMV. These may need further investigating, but the files in the final build could just be simple re-renders or exports.
  • S8/XMOVIE8.STR, the end credits of the game, includes a credits sequence that differ from the final build slightly. A couple of examples include "P.Fleaswallow" being referred to as "P.Freaswallow" and Joe Chin's last name being lowercased.
  • The executable file is named PRR.BIN instead of SCPS_180.02. This appears to differ from the final build but at this time it is unsure in what ways.
  • Every folder's COMOD(X).BIN file differs from the final build. As there seems to be a lack of public documentation for PaRappa 1's file formats, all that can be gathered is that there seem to be a lot of internal differences from these bin files to the final. The English dialogue appear to match the final NTSC-J release, unsure of Japanese dialogue.




  • Special thanks to Hwd45 for assisting with the initial research for the build.