Uh Oh LocoRoco
Move over Ninja Town, there's a new game in, uh, town. In a valiant effort to supplant the Nintendo DS as the undisputed reigning king of unbearably cute casual hand-held video gaming consoles, Sony came out with LocoRoco for the PSP in 2006 and are taking another stab at it this year with LocoRoco Cocoreccho.
The plot - which, as we all know, is integral part of cute, colourful Japanese video games - revolves around the LocoRoco, a peaceful, fun-loving, group of hippiesque rolly-polly blobs made of a jello-like consistency. Think Barbapapa meets a bag of Skittles. So anyway these globulous goobers are all Greenpeace, making sure everything is right with Mother Earth and tending to nature etc. until these bastard Moja Troops (invaders from outer space, dontcha know) swoop down from the heavens for some vague reason that isn't well defined in the Wikipedia entry about LocoRoco that I am currently paraphrasing (someone should really elaborate on that party of the entry). So anyway, mad cute video gaming hilarity surely ensues.
So the LocoRoco roll and tumble their way through the world, presumably in an attempt to save it, and meet a whole bunch of wacky characters along the way (see detailed character chart above). And of course, as is the standard nowadays, I've got a trailer for the game displaying the LocoRoco in all their shapeless glory. Be prepared to be amazed and astounded. Your eyes will go wide, your mouth will go whoa and your brain will go "I want that" as you cast your gaze upon the candy-coated beauty of LocoRoco. Behold:
Great. Now I have to get this game. And a PSP. Le sigh.