A gaming creepy pasta.
When I was 10, I used to live next to my best friend Jason back in 1997. One day, I came to visit his house. I could tell he was about to move out of the house because there was a moving truck right in front of the house and there where boxes everywhere. I only came to say good bye to my friend, I also promised my mom to come back before 3 o’clock. Before I was about to leave, Jason wanted to play a video game with me before I left. At that time, I loved to play videogames. “I would love to play!” I said. Jason and I went to his room to play a game. He asked me if I ever heard of the game “Parappa the Rappa” before. At first, I thought it was just a rare and an underrated game. He turned on the TV and it loaded to the start screen. After that, we played until I heard my mom calling.
I had an urge to play the whole game after I left Jason’s house. I knew I didn’t have an opportunity to go to his house again today to play the game; so I decided to go tomorrow. The next day, I woke up and ran to my friend’s house. I tried to open the door but it was locked. I then discovered that my friend must’ve moved away from the house last night. Still having the urge to play, I drove my bicycle to the local game store with my allowance money. When I got there, I looked in every shelf for the game. I finally found it in the corner of the store. I grabbed it and gave it to the cashier. I was feeling lucky to the fact that this was the only copy left in the whole store. I paid for it and drove home as fast as I could.
When I got home, I then ran to my room and started the game. When the start screen showed up on my television screen, something was slightly off. When I played the game with Jason, I remembered the start screen showing the rapping dog (Jason told me his name was supposed to be Parappa) dancing or doing this jig in the middle of the screen. My start screen contained the title and copyrights but showed no dog. I decided not to care and played on. The game somehow skipped through the whole intro and directed me immediately to the first level. I then knew something was very wrong. There was no onion sensei and dog in the dojo. The dojo was empty and all I can hear is the music, but not the rapping.
It was the same all throughout the next four levels. Missing characters and ongoing music played without any rapping. When I made it to the last level, what I saw was disturbing. I saw all of the characters all piled up on the stage. The characters had their eyeballs pulled off, intestines pulled out of their assholes, and bullet holes all over their bodies. Then behind the pile of carcass was the rapping dog holding an ax in one hand and a knife on the other. The camera then zoomed into his face. His face was also missing eyeballs and he had sharp teeth having realistic blood. He pointed the knife at the camera and said, “Your next.” After that, everything went black on the television. I was then directed to the start screen minutes later. The start screen now showed the dog, doing his jig and looking normal. At this point I was crying my eyes out, scared on what I just saw.
I ripped the game out, broke it in two, and threw the game away. Until this day, I will never play a music game ever again.