Para Para Paradise

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Para Para Paradise
ParaParaParadise 2ndMIX.jpg
ParaParaParadise 2nd Mix Arcade Game
Developer(s)Konami
Publisher(s)Konami
Platform(s)Arcade, PlayStation 2
Release2000
Genre(s)Rhythm, music, exercise
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
CabinetUnique design
Arcade systemFirebeat
DisplayRaster, standard resolution, horizontal

ParaParaParadise (パラパラパラダイス, Para Para Paradaisu) is an arcade and PlayStation 2 dance game made by the Japanese company Konami and released under the Bemani moniker following the Para Para pad.

Konami would later release Dance Evolution for the Xbox 360, a game that shares many similarities with Para Para Paradise.

Music[edit]

The music used in Para Para Paradise is exclusively fast-paced Eurobeat. The majority of tracks are "true" Para Para tracks from the Avex Trax record label, such as Velfarre 2000, Anniversary and Boom Boom Fire. A portion of the songs are Eurobeat remixes of other Bemani tracks such as CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE. There are also two songs that are J-EURO remixes, remixes of J-pop songs (Aishiattemasu and Deluxe, both by Key-A-Kiss).

Korean version[edit]

A Korean version of ParaParaParadise, called ParaParaDancing was also released. The songlist was changed to feature more Korean music, including a song by S.E.S.. Songs by Korean artists, H.O.T. "Hold On Me", sung in Korean, was originally in Japanese. ParaParaDancing also features the ability to play on the reverse side of the stage by setting the machine to sense on the rear 5 out of the total 8 sensors, facing the spectators instead.

Emulation and simulation[edit]

The developers of MAME have been working on a way to emulate the arcade machine on a computer.

Since then, 14 other FireBeat games have been dumped, although they still remain marked as not working in MAME. The open-source music game StepMania also has support for ParaParaParadise, and CVS versions of version 4.0 support the PS2 version's controller, although actual simfiles for the game are few.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the PlayStation 2 version of the game a 31 out of 40.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ プレイステーション2 - パラパラパラダイス. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.87. 30 June 2006.