LocoRoco

Common Sense Media says

A perfect PSP pick for players of all ages.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Players' goal is to help the LocoRoco.

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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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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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 (PSP)

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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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Adult Written byMichael Beaveridge April 9, 2008
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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 my grandchildren . . .
Teen, 14 years old Written byramrod95 April 9, 2008
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lot of fun

Don't play too much or you will start to see things LoL.......Its 100% kid friendly and over all people friendly!

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