''Cocoron'' is a UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem game released in 1991 by Takeru Entertainment.

You are brought into a world of dreams by a [[FunnyAnimal Dancing Tapir]] named [[ADogNamedDog Tapir.]] He informs you that [[DistressedDamsel Princess Rua]] has been kidnapped by Evil Forces, and you are the only one who can save her. However, what starts as a simple SaveThePrincess Plot becomes a lot more once you realize the truth of the dream world...
!!This Game Contains Examples of:
* AllJustADream: Well, the game DOES take place in a Dream World...
* AmbidextrousSprite: Not just for characters and enemies, but attacks as well.
* {{Backtracking}}: You have to travel between each of the different areas several times, exploring all the paths so that [[spoiler: you can check the giant egg on each one]].
* BottomlessPits: Common in the sky areas and the endgame.
* CharacterCustomization: With 24 head possibilities, 16 body possibilities, and 8 weapons, there's over 3,000 possible character combinations. On top of that, all the different heads, bodies, and weapons actually effect how the game is played, affecting how fast your character is and how many HitPoints they have.
* CharacterSelectForcing: Certain body types have incredibly useful/important abilities.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Harvest Moon and Flint lose interest in killing you after you defeat them and become your allies. No such luck with Titania, Ice Dragon, or the Joker, and even then neither Harvest Moon nor Flint make any additional appearances in the game.
* DifficultySpike: One level has you [[PlatformHell navigate a place filled with cacti by jumping on flowers that open and shut.]] One mis-step or mis-jump lands you in Cacti that causes massive damage. If you don't have access to a flying character, this is [[UpToEleven beyond]] NintendoHard.
** One consolation is that flowers do not close if you're standing on them. The jumps are still very hard anyway.
* DistressedDamsel: Princess Rua, and also [[spoiler:Cocorin and Cocoron, and even your own teammates at one point.]]
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: Everything from Armadillos to [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguins.]]
* EvolvingWeapon: Your weapon becomes stronger as you collect power-ups.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: There are standard weapons like [[StockNinjaWeaponry the shuriken]] and [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang the boomerang]]. Then you have these: [[ParasolOfPain the parasol]] which is generally useless and unwieldy as it arcs upwards, [[WeaponizedBall the ball]] (which is plausible as a weapon), [[ThePenIsMightier the pencil]], [[GemstoneAssault the crystal]] (which acts like a frag grenade-type weapon), [[PetalPower the flower]] (which also acts like a grenade, but with a lingering explosion), and [[MagicMusic the melody]], which is surprisingly useful.
* JackOfAllStats: Hero heads and Cyborg bodies strike a balance between HP and Weight.
* LevelAte: The Milk Sea is filled to the brim with various dairy products.
* MightyGlacier: Armor Bodies and Warrior Heads are strong, but tend towards being extremely heavy and slow, making jumps a problem.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* NothingButSkulls: The area near Trump Castle.
* PointOfNoReturn: With the game's autosaving feature, once you've rescued the Princess and go to the Endgame, there's no turning back except by starting a new game.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: One of your available weapons. Once fully upgraded, you can toss three at a time, forward, and up and down in the same diagonal direction.
* SantaClaus: Has been frozen in a block of ice by the evil Ice Dragon. We did mention that this is a [[{{Wackyland}} dream world]], right?
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Strangely, the game is named after neither you or the princess you're trying to save. It's named after Cocoron, a fairy-like child who is ''also'' a captive. You don't even see him until the end; instead being advised by his brother Cocorin.
%%* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Guess who.]]
* ShoutOut: One of the Jet bodies looks just like Manga/AstroBoy.
** One of the heads looks like a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.
** The Cyborg body is from Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}. Hell, if you combine it with the Hero head, the result looks eerily like Joe Shimamura.
* UnmovingPlaid: The spots on Tapir's pajamas barely move when he does his little spin animation.