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LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Chipper puzzler is family friendly but can be challenging.

Game PSP 2009
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LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival is more difficult than any previous entry in the franchise. In addition to those tricky new high jumps, returning players will notice more bottomless pits. Plus, if you don’t manage to finish the stage in a set amount of time your score will be reduced at the end of the level. Also, many of the hidden LocoRoco and items can be devilishly difficult to track down. They’re not always needed to complete stages, but completionists who feel the urge to find everything a developer has hidden could end up puzzling over certain levels for a long time.

Luckily, the series’ trademark joyful music ought to keep players cheerful throughout, even during the most challenging levels. It’s also worth noting that, at just $14.99, LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival is a steal of a deal. It takes several hours to work through all of the levels, and with plenty of scoring and time objectives -- not to mention the sheer joy of playing -- there’s plenty of reason to come back and aim for better results.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: October 29, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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