LocoRoco

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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A perfect PSP pick for players of all ages.
  • PSP
  • $39.99
  • 2006

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Players' goal is to help the LocoRoco.

Violence & Scariness
Language
Consumerism

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the E-rated LocoRoco doesn't contain any inappropriate content. While its mechanics are easy, it provides a refreshingly different gaming experience as kids direct blobs to roll through their world.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byWiiLover August 31, 2018

Great,Fun and Suspenseful

Really makes good use of PSP controls. May be very slightly scary for very young kids (due to spiders) but otherwise all good.
Adult Written byMichael Beaveridge April 9, 2008

Amazing

This game is amazing for kids of ANY age, from old enough to hold a PSP to almost too old to hold a PSP. Now if I could only get my wife to give up the game to... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byDaCheezBoss March 29, 2015

This game, Ohmahgosh, DIS GAME!

This game is the best. Anyone of any age can play it, and it's so simple yet so awesome.

I remember when I always used to play this...
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

What's it about?

LOCOROCO lets you control the fate of little 2-D blobs as they roll through perilous environments. While the obscure story is hard to follow, it involves space creatures called Moja, who have come to take the LocoRoco from their peaceful planet. The LocoRoco fluidly roll around, jump over obstacles, eat fruit to grow, and can temporarily break into smaller LocoRoco to squeeze through nooks and crevices. You must also find hidden areas to rescue spiky-haired friends, called MuiMuis.

You do not control the six protagonists -- instead, you manipulate their world, which causes them to move. Specifically, you must tilt the planet so your LocoRoco rolls in a certain direction. Most of the game is played with just two buttons; pressing the left and right shoulder buttons on the PSP tilts the world left or right, respectively. A few times throughout each of the 40 levels, you must tap the O (circle) button to break the LocoRoco into smaller critters; holding down the O button again regroups them.

Is it any good?

Complementing its colorful and simple graphics and smooth animation, LocoRoco excels in its catchy soundtrack. In fact, the LocoRoco seem to like it, too, as they sing along with every song. Along with the single-player adventure, LocoRoco includes three Mini games. You can even build a custom LocoHouse by collecting pieces, such as a teeter-totter for stairs.

Good news for parents: the E-rated LocoRoco doesn't contain any inappropriate content. Even the occasional "combat" elements in the game are simply one blob bumping into another. LocoRoco is a refreshingly charming, fun and original game for players of all ages. Run, walk or roll to the store to see for yourself.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the fun and colorful worlds to explore, catchy music, and cute characters. How is this game different from other video games they have played?

Game details

  • Platforms: PSP
  • Price: $39.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: September 5, 2006
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Everyone
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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