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LocoRoco (PSP)

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Description

The blob-like LocoRoco are in trouble! A meteor has crash-landed on their planet, bringing with it the black, shaggy Moja Troop, who just happen to find that LocoRoco taste delicious. Soon, they're nearly all gone! It's up to you to take control of the planet using your PSP and repopulate it so that it's full of LocoRoco once more.

LocoRoco is a unique game for the PSP that is very simple to pick up and play. The L and R Buttons tilt the game world to the left and right, causing the LocoRoco to roll in that direction, while pressing both L and R simultaneously makes the world bounce and causes the LocoRoco to jump.

LocoRoco love to eat, and their favourite fruit is the red berries that are native to the planet. For each one of these that you eat, the LocoRoco grows bigger. It may in fact become too big to squeeze through smaller gaps, however this is not a problem. If you tap the Circle button, the LocoRoco will shriek and break up into smaller ones. If you hold the Circle button, they will all call out and assimilate back into the singular LocoRoco.

There are also little blue men called 'Mui Mui'. These folk are tucked away in the more hidden parts of the levels. Discover them, and they'll reward you with additional parts to build your own 'Loco House', as well as give you different music tracks to play in it. Your Loco House can be customised to your liking, and then you can watch as a LocoRoco explores it, and possibly earns you even more house parts. You can also share your Loco House with a friend.

Screenshots

LocoRoco PSP The LocoRoco need to split to fit through tiny gaps like these
LocoRoco PSP Tilt the world with the shoulder buttons and your LocoRoco will roll
LocoRoco PSP You'll have to guide your LocoRoco carefully through this area to nab all the bonuses
LocoRoco PSP The LocoRoco slowly fall, these flowers act like propellers

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User Reviews

Nippon Charm Overload Shazbut (158) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
A Brilliant New Take On the Platform Genre. Guy Chapman (1745) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Play Magazine 2006 9 out of 10 90
Darkstation Sep 05, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gamer.nl Jun 19, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Atomic Gamer Sep 28, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Da Gameboyz 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Dec 11, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Sep 21, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Factornews Jun 29, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Sep 06, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

This is the first commercial PSP game to have a Sony-sanctioned user-downloadable demo, which was released alongside the 2.70 firmware upgrade. The multi-lingual version, however, was released alongside the next update, firmware 2.71.

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Ben K (23017) added LocoRoco (PSP) on Jun 28, 2006