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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 You'll have to guide your LocoRoco carefully through this area to nab all the bonuses
LocoRoco PSP Title screen
LocoRoco PSP Loco Roco house parts overview
LocoRoco PSP LocoRoco are so light that they can be carried on the breeze

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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 (1744) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

GamingIllustrated.com 2006 98 out of 100 98
Pro-G Jun 19, 2006 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 05, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gamestyle 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Jun 27, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Da Gameboyz 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 23, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Game Chronicles Sep 29, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Age Jul 25, 2006 B- 67
The Video Game Critic Jan 02, 2007 C- 42

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Trivia

Add-ons

During the months of October and December 2006, Sony released exclusive levels for download that featured a Halloween and Christmas theme respectively.

Demo

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.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – Best PSP Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 Best Dexterity Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Most Innovative Game Design of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Biggest Surprise of the Year
Information also contributed by Guy Chapman

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Ben K (23103) added LocoRoco (PSP) on Jun 28, 2006