LocoRoco 2

Game review by
Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media
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Clever, creative puzzles about rolling animated blobs.
  • PSP
  • $19.99
  • 2009

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Your goal is to help the LocoRocos.

Violence & Scariness

In one level, there is some shooting of ships which simply disappear when hit.

Language
Consumerism

This is the second game in the LocoRoco series.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this sequel to LocoRoco is a simple, colorful, and easy-to-play puzzle game made exclusively for the PSP. Other than one level in which you shoot at ships, LocoRoco 2 has no violence. It is a charming puzzler that is appropriate for all kids from ages 7 to 107.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byOtakuKing March 3, 2009

A really Fantastic Game for the PSP

This game is just incredible. Not only is it weird, it's funny and challenging at the same time too! The hardest part of this game, must be to get all 20 L... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old July 23, 2011

Fun, but annoying.

This game is very fun! They are cute, but yet annoying. The only violence in it is bees can sting you, leaving a red bump on your loco roco, and in a middle lev... Continue reading

What's it about?

LOCOROCO 2 borrows heavily from the first title, in that you help colored blobs by tilting their environment so that they can roll through challenging environments and over obstacles to reach a goal. The player directs one of the seven LocoRoco so that they can collect fruit, nuts, and small insect-like creatures which act as the currency for the in-game minigames. The MuiMui characters (cartoon friends with tufts of hair) make a return in this title as well and are scattered throughout each level waiting to be rescued, and this time they have a house that you help build and decorate.

In addition to the standard levels where you tilt the world by pushing the left and right shoulder buttons which makes the LocoRoco roll, you can also play many smaller unlockable minigames within the main game. These range from helping to build the MuiMuis a new home (complete with furnishings), to picking a winner in a computer controlled race to the finish, to playing a whack-a-mole-type game involving square headed worm-like creatures. As you progress through levels, you collect items that can be used in the MuiMui house, as well as stamps and stamp cards for another collector-type minigame.

Is it any good?

From the moment the game starts up, it pulls you in with its use of whimsical music, charming blob characters, and landscapes full of bright colors and shapes. The main game challenges you to solve puzzles by figuring out how to tilt the LocoRoco's world so that the blobs will roll and jump up in the right direction. At times, you even have to figure out how to divide a bigger blob into smaller organisms so that they can travel through small crevices and down tunnels. Adding a series of fun minigames to this inventive gameplay is like adding a layer of icing to an already delicious cake. Because both kids and adults will be intrigued by this game, family members may crowd around the PSP while waiting for their turn to let these colored blobs roll into their hearts.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes this bright colorful game so enjoyable to people of all ages? Does the music have an impact? How important is the cuteness of the blobs that the player controls?Did you buy this game because you had played the first in the series?

Game details

  • Platforms: PSP
  • Price: $19.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: February 10, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence

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