Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?

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Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?
Prinny NA boxshot.jpg
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: JP Nippon Ichi Software

NA NIS America

Release date: JP November 20, 2008

NA February 17, 2009

Genre: Platform
Game mode: Single Player
ESRB rating: Teen (T)
Platform: PSP
Media: 1 UMD

Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? (プリニー オレが主人公でイイんスか?) is a side scrolling 2D platformer on the PSP that lets players take control of a Prinny as the protagonist of the game. The game is a spin-off of the Disgaea series.

"There is no flesh beneath their skin, only the souls of lifeless criminals. And to pay for their sins, they have been sentenced to a life of slavery. They are bound to serve, day in, day out, until their sins are forgiven...This is the tale of one such day, toiling under a cruel Demon Lord."

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[edit] Gameplay

Someone has eaten the Demon Lord Etna's Ultra Dessert! Even though it may not have been the Prinnies fault, Etna wants her Ultra Dessert and have given the task of getting her what she wants. Assigned with a strict 10 hour time limit the Prinnies must gather all the ingredients from each stages Boss.

Prinnies are rather fragile and when handled roughly they tend to explode. To prevent this Etna has given you (the Prinny) a red scarf, similar in looks to the scarf that Laharl wears. This red scarf prevents the Prinny from exploding. However, throughout the game you may choose between two difficulties. The hardest mode, called Hell's Finest, allows no room for error. If you get hit, it's a quick death. Normal mode will give you three "lives" represented by three scarf icons in the upper left corner of the screen. Levels are fairly short and each stage also has its own time limit which you must finish the level in. Completing each stage reduces the number of hours left by 1 and makes the next stage even harder.

Playing an entire 10 hour game of Prinny follows these six steps:

  • 1) Choose your difficulty
    • You may choose between Standard and Hell's Finest
  • 2) Opening Cutscene
  • 3) Tutorial Stage
  • 4) Prinny Base
    • At the Prinny base you may do things such as Save your game, talk to Etna and any of the other NPC's and access various other functions
  • 5) Stage Select
    • You will only be able to select between 6 different stages. The order in which you find the ingredients is up to you, however you may not replay a stage you have already completed.
  • 6) Gameplay
    • Main stage -> Boss fight -> Results

Results will give you a rank from S (being the best) to D (being the worse). Your rank is determined by a few metrics.

  • Stage clear time
  • Total number of deaths (Stage)
  • Total number of deaths (Boss)

[edit] Stages

  • Nethergrasslands
  • High Tome Forest
  • Death's Watchtower
  • Demon Sea Aria
  • Magma Hideout
  • Moab Fortress

[edit] Nethergrasslands

Netherworld Ranking: *
Located north of the Prinny Base, the serene scenery turns deadly late at night. It's ruled over by a voracious beast, the Gourmet Ogre.

[edit] High Tome Forest

Netherworld Ranking: **
They say all the knowledge of the Netherworld is hidden in the depths of the forest and protected by many demons, as well as... The Twins

[edit] Death's Watchtower

Netherworld Ranking: **
Once used as an execution site for criminals, burdened souls still wander here. Abrupt height changes only make things more treacherous.

[edit] Demon Sea Aria

Netherworld Ranking: ***
This floating casino above the Demon Sea sinks into the water during the day. So pay attention to when you go. And beware Bok Choy's personal guard!

[edit] Magma Hideout

Netherworld Ranking: ****
The ninja hideaway ruled over by the female ninja Hoshikage, or "Star Shadow". Also sheltered within is the great dragon, Lee-Shang Long.

[edit] Moab Fortress

Netherworld Ranking: *
This huge fortress where the Moab Army makes its home is fraught with interweaving paths. It's tough, but at least the challenge is the same day or night.

[edit] Controls

Stage controls Menu Controls
Directional Pad Move Prinny left or right; press down to squat Move cursor
Analog stick Not used Not used
O button
  • Spin Prinny
  • Press the Left or Right D-Pad button while holding O, then release to dash
    • While dashing press down to slide
Cancel
X button
  • Jump
  • Press again in the air to double jump
  • Press the X button + Down while in air to Hip Pound
Confirm
/\ button Lift, throw, or drop the item being held Skip dialog
[ ] button
  • Slash attack
  • Press [ ] while jumping to perform an Air Slash
Talk to NPC's
L button Pressing the L, R and X at the same time to self-destruct Switch windows
R button Press the R, Up or Down button to scroll the screen Switch windows
Start button Not used Not used
Select button Open menu Close menu

[edit] Quotes

"Prinny bombs for my Prinny friend! Prinny dood meets a Prinny end!" - Skellman

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