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Video Game / LocoRoco

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On a peaceful, far-away planet, the LocoRoco and their friends the MuiMui help look after and grow vegetation on the planet, playing and singing the peaceful days away. Until one day when the Moja Troop invades the planet to take it over. Since the LocoRoco don't know how to fight or defend themselves, the player takes control of the planet and must tilt and shake to help the LocoRoco survive.

Aside from having an original concept, the game was a massive hit in US and is probably the cutest game in all of existence. Also includes tons of ear worms. Made by SIE Japan Studio.

This video game contains examples of:

  • Cartoon Bomb: Seen in LocoRoco 2.
  • Cheerful Child: Kulche, the yellow LocoRoco, one of the most cheerful of all.
  • Chest Monster: The Cappulicho, and that enemy disguises itself as a berry.
  • Copy Protection: (Sort of) with Randomly Drops and Level Grinding - If you want to access half the downloads on the website, you'll have to get a code in LocoRoco 2 after you finish building the MuiMui house. Not to mention those things are exclusive to that website and aren't on Play Station Network or whatever.
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  • Cutscene Power to the Max: Apparently, blowing Galanmar off the planet is easier for the player character in cutscenes than in game.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The black LocoRoco, Budzi, is, despite looking a bit like a Moja and being native to the dark spooky land, Dolangomeri, just a friendly "loose cannon".
  • Dinner Deformation: Happens in Womb Levels although the scale the thing bulging are organs and not the whole neck.
  • Evil Counterpart: The mischievous BuiBui in contrast to the friendly MuiMui in LocoRoco 2.
  • Fertile Blobmass - Makes berry plants grow on surfaces when rolling or jumping into places where they grow.
  • Fungus Humongous: Kelapton.
  • Gaiden Game: Midnight Carnival
  • Genius Loci: And you control it.
  • Giant Mook: Oja and Ojaja
  • Gravity Screw: You do that so those blobs could move.
  • Green Hill Zone: Moinoi, moinoi...
    • Although the place where music goes dadhi dado da, dadhi da do daaa would almost qualify if it wasn't orange.
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  • Image Song: In the manner of characters singing their own themes both in game and in the soundtrack.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: The fact that the LocoRoco don't even know how to fight the Mojas until you take over. In fact, they seem completely incapable of even THINKING of doing any harm.
    • Even if their companion is devoured or died disappeared, the remaining ones will continue singing if it's the song they can sing to.
  • Jungle Japes: Oooooreo...
  • Mama Bear: Majoline is a rare villainous example.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The word LocoRoco comes from the reverse characters of the Japanese word "korokoro" (コロコロ) which means "round and rolling" which fits the LocoRoco's attributes very well.
    • Kulche's name literally comes from the Japanese word "kurukuru" (クルクル) meaning "round and round." Notice the first two Japanese characters on Kulche's name is similar to the first two characters of the word "kurukuru".
    • Viole's name obviously comes from the word violet.
    • Chavez's name is of Spanish origin. Which explains his Spanish accent.
    • Priffy's name sounds a lot like "pretty", no wonder why she looks so cute.
    • The Moja's name is derived from the Japanese word "mojamoja" (もじゃもじゃ) which means shaggy; hence their hairy appearance.
    • The Nyokki's name comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia "nyokinyoki" (にょきにょき) which means "plants shooting up."
    • Hohoh's name is derived from the Japanese word "ho" (歩) which means "step."
    • Koona's name is derived from the word "kumo" (雲), the Japanese word for cloud.
    • The Cocoreccho (the pink butterfly creature) has the word "cho" at the end of it's name, which comes from the Japanese word "chō" (蝶) meaning "butterfly".
  • Mini-Game: There's several in both games, including a crane game, the MuiMui House (which is different in both games) and one in 2 where you guess which LocoRoco will be first place in a race.
  • Momma's Boy: Bon Mucho
  • Musical Assassin - The Moja in LocoRoco 2 decide to make polluting clouds by singing their new song as a means of revenge.
  • Palmtree Panic: Panguraratta keppka keppaka kettyu...
  • Personal Space Invader: Koja
  • Villain Song: The Mojya theme from LocoRoco 2 is one of the best out there. But it can suck one's life force away.
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song - There are 2 of them.
  • Voice Grunting: "Muju, mujo", "MuiMui", "BuiBui"...
  • Wall Jump: Possible with the Boing! move in Midnight Carnival. Some levels are dependent on the player's wall jumping ability.
  • Weird Moon: Lady Moon, who appears in Chapo Wahr and Dolangomeri.
  • Weird Sun: Sir Sun, who appears in Tropuca and Calo Caro.
  • Womb Level: The cheeriest variation you can find. Uuaa uuuaaa uuuaaa uuu...
    • Not so cheery with the last level of the first game.
  • You ALL Look Familiar: Every single MuiMui, as well as their evil counterparts/knockoffs the BuiBui, look alike.


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