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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] The mischievous Bui Bui has prepared brand new and super challenging stages filled with gimmicks ready for you to roll and bounce through in this brand new and exclusive to PlayStation Network installment in the fun, fast and super addictive LocoRoco series. Welcome to the LocoRoco Midnight Carnival! Featuring super hard night time stages focusing on speed and temp and filled with lethal traps, will you be able to clear them or will you give up? It all depends on you. The key to surviving these perilous new stages is the brand new High Bounce, which lets you leap over barriers, climb up walls and speed up sliding LocoRoco. [Sony UK] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. If you've felt that the series has started to get a little stale, on the other hand, then I think Midnight Carnival will be the game for you. The game is full of great level designs with a difficulty to match, and the challenge makes it a far more addictive experience than the previous two titles for me.
  2. LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is a wonderful title and a great addition to the PSP line up. This series can do no wrong and just seems to get better each time. Highly Recommended.
  3. Midnight Carnival brings the series closer to adulthood. The difficulty has been raised quite a bit and the game offers much more of a challenge. The Boing!-move is also a very handy addition in the open levels. There’s not much new here, but it’s worth every penny for every fan of platformers.
  4. By no means is Midnight Carnival a bad game. The problems with it lie in the fact that it is just too difficult to be enjoyed by a wide audience. The new challenge, interesting multiplayer and the incentives brought with a world-wide leader-board are perfect additions for long time fans. The extremely difficult challenge and frustration most people will have with nearly every level will only give newcomers the wrong impression on what this series is actually about.
  5. While maintaining the sugary sweet style of its inventive forerunners, LocoRoco Midnight Carnival braves new gameplay that has sticky points preventing it from being as grand.
  6. LocoRoco boings off in a disappointing new direction but it's still unique and rewarding. [Christmas 2009, p.78]
  7. 25
    At almost $16 on the PlayStation Store it's hard to justify this pack of frustrating challenge levels when you can get a far superior and more balanced game in LocoRoco 2 for just $20. This masochistic traipse through nightmarish levels will probably appeal to some hardcore gamers, but if you've enjoyed LocoRoco in the past, you'll want to hold on to your good memories and just wait for the next chapter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    Great music (best in the series), great level design and great price. What more do you need? LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is simply a great game, despite it's difficult. Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2012
    LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is a magnificent game featuring incredible artistic visuals and music. It
  3. Jun 30, 2014
    LocoRoco Midnight Carnival was great, but compared to the previous installment, LocoRoco 2, it seemed a bit too short and lacking. The length of the game was somewhat short, and there were less mini-games.

    But there are plenty that make up for that.
    - Challenging
    - Hats and gear!
    - New music/visuals
    - The new Boing! mechanism is amazing!
    - Not to mention the dreaded BuiBui Fort 3 DLC... Anyone who has played LocoRoco 2 will get that.