Product Type: Sony PSP games
Newest Review: ... causes it to jump (or perhaps 'bounce' is a more accurate description). Pressing 'circle' causes a lightning bolt to split your LocoRo... more
Great Fun! Recommended to all
Loco Roco (PSP)
Member Name: phillipsdj
Loco Roco (PSP)
Advantages: Great fun, brings a smile to your face
Disadvantages: The level builder is very disappointing
This game is great fun, buy it!
Although it would probably win awards for being the worst, and shortest, review on the net the above sentence sums up my feelings about this game perfectly. However, as I don't want to be run out of the DooYoo village by any lynch mobs I will of course elaborate......
The planet (like Earth but more colourful, more squishy and more.....fun) has been invaded by Moja, the nasty black blobs who land on your brightly coloured blob and eat you. Although my description makes it sound like a poorly animated horror game it is in fact a light-hearted, fun side scroller where the aim of the game is to jump, slip and slide your way to the end of each level picking up as many bonus items as you can along the way.
The player controls the game by using the L and R buttons to tilt the planet to either side and your character then slides or bounces that way - pushing both buttons together enables your Loco to jump. As you make your way through the level you collect small oranges which, when eaten, gives you another Loco - there are 19 to be found in each level and they can be in plain view or hidden behind fake walls/down a hard to find passageway etc. You can also collect bonuses which give you more items for your house or new mini games (more on this below).
From the main menu you can choose your level (each level is unlocked when you finish the previous) from the 5 Lands, you can play the minigames (these are unlocked through the main games and use a token system to limit the amount of games you can play) or can access your house. In your house you can use the items you unlocked through the main game to make your own mini level - I have not spent much time with this section as the small amount of space you are given severely limits your scope for designing a level and I found it quite disappointing.
Yes! I bought this at full price a couple of years ago and still play it today - as I mentioned above it is a fun experience which will have you smiling rather than a deep, engrossing game which takes over your life for a few weeks/months. Given that it can now be picked up online for less than £10 I would have absolutely no hesitations in recommending this to absolutely everyone!
A sequel is now available which I hope to buy soon and a review will of course follow shortly after!
Summary: 10/10. Definitely recommended