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Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 Ratings

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  • Summary: LocoRoco is an innovative 2D platform/action game available exclusively for the PSP. Featuring unique controls utilizing the "L" and "R" shoulder buttons, players are tasked with controlling via "tilting or bumping" the landscape of the LocoRoco in order to help them navigate through theLocoRoco is an innovative 2D platform/action game available exclusively for the PSP. Featuring unique controls utilizing the "L" and "R" shoulder buttons, players are tasked with controlling via "tilting or bumping" the landscape of the LocoRoco in order to help them navigate through the level and keep them out of harm's way. With more than 40 stages, players control and guide the LocoRoco through vibrant, thriving and lush worlds filled with slippery slopes, swing ropes , and more. Featuring six different types of LocoRoco that include their own voices and actions, players will be enchanted by captivating music that communicates the joyous world of these LocoRoco. In addition, LocoRoco features the rewarding LocoHouse, three mini-games , and wireless features. The peaceful world of the LocoRoco are under attack by the not-so-nice Moja Corps. These evil outer space creatures want nothing but to capture the blissful LocoRoco and take them from their land of blowing flowers, lively creatures and pastel scenery. As the planet where the LocoRoco inhabit, players must tilt, roll and bounce the LocoRoco to safety. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. My favorite PSP game. It has beautiful visuals, wonderful songs, cute characters, simple gameplay that’s easy on the go, and a lot of replay value.
  2. A success due to a number of reasons including an inspired artistic style that is simple but strikingly beautiful, characters that are both eccentric and charming, and a catchy soundtrack that you won't get out of your head.
  3. It's extremely funny but at the same time littered with dark moments as your Locos are attacked by nasty black spikey things from your childhood nightmares.
  4. LocoRoco is one of the most original and quirky titles to hit the PSP in some time. The controls are such that both hardcore and casual players alike can get into the game just as well.
  5. 80
    Loco Roco is an amazing game, quite possibly the most charming game I've ever played. It's the kind of game that will automatically make you happy while you play it. As a handheld title its ideal. Its only real drawback is that for many of us it might be over a little too soon.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    It looks beautifully weird, and almost all of the(mostly)excellent songs--complete with vocal parts that change depending on which of the LocoRoco friends you're playing as--wedged themselves deep into my consciousness for days on end. [Oct. 2006, p.90]
  7. 60
    Real talent produced this technology and artwork. So much of LocoRoco is so clever and original that it's almost perplexing when it stops being any fun. The fun does run out, though, long before the game is over -- in that sense, the experiment has to be called a failure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. BogdanS
    Oct 29, 2008
    10
    Best. Game. Ever. Not only for the PSP, best game on any console. The fact that i, as a hard-core gamer that enjoys Halo, RPG's and Best. Game. Ever. Not only for the PSP, best game on any console. The fact that i, as a hard-core gamer that enjoys Halo, RPG's and Action games can enjoy this title as much as my 3 year old son says it all. If it was the only title available for the PSP it would still warrant a buy of the system. It's that good. Get the demos out there on the net and try it out for yourself. Expand
  2. TC
    Oct 12, 2006
    10
    Fun, simple and yet still so, so fun. Everything about this game makes me smile. No stress, very simple, incredibly fun.
  3. MatthewT.
    Jun 26, 2006
    10
    Such a great game....shows that gameplay is still king...
  4. BeavA.
    Jan 9, 2007
    10
    A bit too easy but the cutest game I've ever played and one of the best!
  5. TrentK.
    Aug 8, 2006
    9
    Innovative, charming, addictive, and most importantly - fun. This is the perfect title for the PSP and on-the-go gaming in general. jV: An Innovative, charming, addictive, and most importantly - fun. This is the perfect title for the PSP and on-the-go gaming in general. jV: An "A" score would equal a Metascore of 100 while an "F" would garner a score of 0. A "C" is average, so it would be worth 50. This isn't like an essay grade. [Ed: Hey, some clear thinking!] Expand
  6. MichaelL.
    Sep 23, 2006
    9
    One of the best games I've played this year. A delight to play.
  7. XiaoyanL.
    Jun 6, 2008
    6
    the only reason i'm giving this a six is because the gameplay is not as easy as others may lead you to believe. it was already difficult the only reason i'm giving this a six is because the gameplay is not as easy as others may lead you to believe. it was already difficult to get a perfect score on the first level alone. and it's all uphill from there. and when you're already all stressed out from the hard levels, the last thing you want to see is the over-eager smiling loco roco. but in terms of originality, music, character design, and world visuals, i have nothing bad to say about this game. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
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