LocoRoco Midnight Carnival PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2009
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic 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. LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is a fantastic addition to the ever increasing PSP library. It’s smart, well balanced, packed with content and a penny under twelve quid is actually pretty good value.
  4. The difficulty is steep enough to challenge even the best players, and the more platforming-oriented layout of these 16 new levels changes things up a bit. You'll clock quite a few hours trying to master these tricky courses, possibly cursing out the BuiBui's ingeniously sneaky, constructive creativity in the process.
  5. Play UK
    81
    Good fun. [Issue#186, p.79]
  6. A game with visuals this simple really doesn't have any right to look this good. It might be a trickier experience than fans are used to, but it's still a joy to play. It's not as good as the previous two games, but at a budget price it's still a game few PSP owners will be disappointed by.
  7. 80
    LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is more than worth the sub-$20 price tag. Fans new and old will enjoy the hours of gameplay provided. But be warned: although the controls are simple and the levels short, this is by no means an easy game.
  8. The PSP's most cheerful game returns with an interesting, if very difficult, new take on the original.
  9. 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.
  10. 80
    While Midnight Carnival ends too soon, it's a smile-inducing side trip that's worth downloading on your PSP or PSP Go.
  11. Midnight Carnival is a quite interesting sequel in the LocoRoco series, with new gameplay elements that improve the game rhythm and variety.
  12. PSM3 Magazine UK
    80
    A new direction for LocoRoco that can't match the originals. [Jan 2010, p.94]
  13. 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.
  14. It may be best to just check out the demo for Midnight Carnival to see if you’re interested in plucking down any money on a LocoRoco game and then going from there since any of the three games offer a good time.
  15. 75
    While the title feels a bit disconnected from the franchise, the in-game store packs tons of meaningless items and multiplayer isn’t particularly engaging, LocoRoco is still a good game to play, assuming that you’re willing to put up with its frustrating difficulty curve.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
#38 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    10
    Great music (best in the series), great level design and great price. What more do you need? LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is simply a greatGreat 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. Full Review »
  2. Jun 30, 2014
    7
    LocoRoco Midnight Carnival was great, but compared to the previous installment, LocoRoco 2, it seemed a bit too short and lacking. The lengthLocoRoco 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.
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  3. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is a magnificent game featuring incredible artistic visuals and music. It