Patapost Friday: Lifestyles of the Pata-Rich and Pon-Famous

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Welcome back dear gamer! As promised, today is the day we set off on a tour full of glam and pon-couture – the Patapon home city of Patapolis. First we’ll start off by visiting a couple of haute spots, grab some lunch at Patapolis’ finest dining establishment, take in a music show (or two) and end our day with an exclusive-VIP-behind-the-ropes view into the Patapon war room (aka HQ) and some home-style resurrectin’.

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Festival Plaza: Quite the popular spot among all Mighty Patapons as well as a perfect place to display the decapitated head of some of their (the Patapons’) worst enemies. To the left you’ll see some Patapons celebrating, and to the right you’ll see Meden (the one with the feathers) – the only Patapon that can communicate with you, the Mighty Patapon. All Patapon players start off here and introduce themselves to their minions… someday (with the help of some ka-ching) you might be the one that leads the Patapons from here to victory.

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Rah Gashapon: Where do hungry Patapons go to eat? They go to chef Rah Gashapon’s bistro, where he’ll whip you up some of the finest fare in Patapolis… but you must help him chop up the ingredients… so make sure to swing that knife to the beat! And make sure you don’t forget the cilantro!

Once you’re done, make sure you get some to go – – Patapon warriors can always use a little food during their battles, it helps them gain strength and special powers!

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Ubbo Bon and Pan Pakapon’s Jazz-a-Mataz: A special double headliner night with Bugle master Pan The Pakapon and vocalist tree extraordinaire Ubbo Bon! Ubbo Bon’s crown is full of elemental goodness, so make sure to make him really shake that Ubbo-Bon-Bon (sorry had to do it)… who knows what might fall out of there! Perhaps some secret items?

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Rumble Thump and Kon Kimpon’s Toe Xylophone: Duo Patapolis is home to not just one but two music aficionados. Kon Kimpon will treat all to a fine night of xylophone goodness off the toes of Rumble Thump the newly born mountain. Play his toes (aka massage his feet) the right way and Rumble Thump will let you into his secret stash, and who knows, you might even score some rare items to boot!

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Stone Obelisk: After the fine dining, music, parties and general debauchery, all Patapons head over to the Stone Obelisk, a mystical portal that will send them off on to various adventures. This is the first step onto Earthend… and for some Patapons it’s also the last time they’ll see Patapolis…

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Patapon World Map: Before you unrolls a tattered parchment, mapping out the various points on the outskirts of Patapolis… this is where you make your peace with all that is and select your mission – – only the phony tough and the crazy brave will survive.

As you progress through the game (and get closer to Earthend) new missions will unlock; however, don’t ignore previous missions! In the heat of battle you might have missed some important items… so always try to revisit past conquest. What kind of warrior would you be if you didn’t pillage some village?

Hint: the World Map not only tells you what’s out there, but also, what the weather is like. Pay close attention to those details as you might need to bring a pon-parka or some pata-sandals. Also, arrows do poorly against strong winds…

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HQ: This is definitely the most somber locale in Patapolis – – and also the place were all battles are won or lost. Here’s where you (as the Mighty Patapon) will have to strategize your troop formation for the impending battle. Equip some JuJu and feed your troops Gashapon’s fine meals (for some their last). All the battle armament you’ve accumulated throughout your fights will be available here as well, so make sure to arm each Patapon with the correct weapon. There are dozens to choose from and each one is as deadly as the last…

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Mater the Tree of Life: Each mission and special mini-games (Ubo Bon, Rumble Thump and many more) will up your element stash, caps, and memories of ancient Patapon warriors. All of these can be brought to Mater and mixed together to create new Patapons. Its also important to note that after a bloody battle you can also bring the remains of your fallen comrades to breathe new pata-life into them.

That, dear gamer, is the end of today’s tour … until then, be safe and keep tuned to the PlayStation.Blog for more Patapon goodness.

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