One of the best things about the App Store is when a developer releases something completely out of the blue that's totally ridiculous, and likely never would have seen the light of day on any other platform. Rappin' Granny [99¢] is one such project, created by Nathan Hunley who also happens to be half of Igloo Games, the guys behind Dizzy Bee [99¢].

The premise of the game is simple. A rappin' granny struts down a hallway dishing out presents which you have to give to the correct recipient. In order to figure out who to give which present to, you have to listen to the rap which is filled with clues. These clues initially start out very simple, but get tricky later in the rap as you're forced to determine who someone's wife is, for instance.

The entire game is wrapped around a scoring system that awards more if you're able to deliver the presents to the beat. Also, you can score bonus points by flicking presents to their recipient instead of dragging them to their hands. The granny's rap is funny, the gameplay is silly, and the music of the game has a real PaRappa The Rapper feel to it.

Unfortunately, the down side of the game is that the rap stays the same. Once you memorize the game, all that's really left to do is play through it again and again to beat your high score. I would have loved to see some kind of variation either from randomization of the different verses, or something that prevents you from just memorizing everything. Regardless, this is an extremely cute game that will be easily enjoyed by anyone who likes the quirky side of the App Store.

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  • Arnold Kim

    ya, I thought this was a really clever game, but it's very short. So it's sort of a novel idea. If someone could put the resources behind it to make many many song levels, it could be great. But I imagine generating those levels are pretty work intensive.

  • Oké!

    I liked dizzy bee & bed Bugs a Lot.
    I'd like to See a Video of this Game.
    But if you Search on Youtube for "rappin Granny" you just got a bunch of weird stuff... 😉

  • Luther

    Wasn't this a Howard Stern thing?

    • Robert

      I was sort of wondering the same thing...

  • Tower Defender

    What in the... I don't even...

  • James

    I see success coming .... Be ready for the knockoffs
    Angry granny rap etc.

  • Bobechi

    is there a vid around for this? even five seconds of game play would convince me

  • Anonymous

    They even gave her little pixel age spots.

  • Anonymous

    Boomin’ Granny? (

  • k88dad

    She's an OG (original granny)

  • Nathan

    Sorry for the delay getting the video up. Here's a short sample.
    Thanks for checking it out.

Rappin' Granny Reviewed by Eli Hodapp on . Rating: 3