Patapon [PSP – Beta]

Patapon is a music / strategy game developed by Pyramid and produced by Japan Studios, presented in a cartoonish, silhouetted two-dimensional environment designed by Rolito, and features the player acting as a deity who commands an army of caricatured miniature tribal creatures by beating traditional talking drums. Patapon was released in Japan in december 2007, but when the beta version was first shown at E3 2007, it had some interesting differences. As we can read from the description of the beta video uploaded on Youtube by Nymo:

This is an EARLY version of the game and thus different aspects in this video, like (lack of) music, text, interface, additional units, characters, etc. does not represent the final game.

In the beta version of the Mine Tree mini-game, the tree says “Listen to my song god dammit!!!” but in the final version he says “bon bon bo bon here goes” before the mini game starts. Check the beta video below and compare it to the one from the final game.

Thanks to Kieranmay for the contribution!


Video from the final version: