Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?

Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?

Compatible with Sony PSP™ (PSP™)
Works on all systems sold worldwide, a correct regional account may be required for online features.
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Compatible With Sony PSP™ (PSP™)
Works on all systems sold worldwide, a correct regional account may be required for online features.
1-2w Expected stock arrival within 1-2 weeks
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  • 1000 Units: Players will get 1000 lives to beat the toughest action sidescroller!
  • Lift & Throw: Prinnies are able to lift and throw objects on the battlefield.
  • Vehicles: Steal and control powerful vehicles, like tanks and UFOs.
  • Hip Pound: Jump and pound enemies to stun them. Then you can inflict multiple combo attacks for extra damage.
  • 3D World with 2D Characters: In Prinny, character art is created using fluid 2D sprites, giving it a classic look with a comical tone. Battlefields and backgrounds, however, are created with 3D models. This allows for a smooth and unique combat action where certain attacks are rendered in a 3-dimensional view.


As Nippon Ichi Software's first pure action game, Prinny is the most heartpounding and challenging sidescrolling action game ever. Players control an unlucky penguin dude called a Prinny and slash their way through various Netherworlds. For this tough-as-nails action game, you're given 1000 units to accomplish your mission, but even with those 1000 units you will have to use everything you find on the battlefield to survive. Lift and throw objects, stomp enemies, even pilot tanks and planes to bombard whatever gets in your way!

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Official Release Date  Feb 17, 2009
Genre  Platform
Version  US
  ESRB Teen
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
PAX-Code PAX0002473993
Catalog No.  ULUS-10407
Item Code  0857823001468
Players  1

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Total votes:8

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TAS (112) on 21, May. 2014 12:56 (HKT)
Great if a tad too traditional (ie. frustrating) platformer starring Disgaea's Prinny. Looks and sounds gorgeous, yet more evidence that the PSP shines in 2 Dimensions (as opposed to sputtering through lacklustre 3D ports etc..).
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cristian.cabezas (90) on 08, Mar. 2013 09:46 (HKT)
great game
this game is beautiful, great playing control and level design, highly recomended
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Fred (58) on 08, Jun. 2012 01:10 (HKT)
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
Verry good game.
I want more platform games on PSP and maybe PS VITA.
Big up for Play Asia.
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Vic (130) on 03, Mar. 2011 18:47 (HKT)
Thank you Nippon Ichi for bringing back side scrolling platform games. Looks great on the psp.

I have the english version aswell, but I wasn't happy with the voices. The asia version was a bargain so I couldn't resist. A good time to buy the Japanese language version for anyone who isn't use to the English dub on Disgaea series games.
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Brach Lezner (38) on 01, Oct. 2010 12:27 (HKT)
This is Prinny the way it should be
Well the other reviewer says buy Prinny in English, I would have to kindly let him know that Prinny is originally Japanese.

The gameplay is classic 2d gameplay that you may have enjoyed during the golden era of videogames, the 8 bit and 16 bit eras. Gaming these days are focused less on gameplay and more on delivering cinematic experiences or focusing on making a game with lots of downloadble content to suck more money out of you after you bought the game. We must not forget as gamers that videogames are games and not movies. However, a large segment of the population would rather have large scale cinematic games than classic gameplay. Prinny is the game for people who want to play a videogame instead of watching a movie. If you like Mario, Sonic, Contra, Gradius, and Street Fighter, you gotta get Prinny and repeat after me...SHOCKMASTER!
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