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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 EarWorms. Made by Japan Studio.

This video game contains examples of:

  • 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
  • Mondegreen: Tiny caribou Yakuza! Bu bu poruche awesome goo! Yeah, new caribou, shoot for the very best star! Car bomb, you're dead!
  • 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


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