LocoRoco Cocoreccho (2007)

by Nish
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LocoRoco Cocoreccho! is a distinctive entry in the LocoRoco series and the PlayStation 3 catalog. As an interactive screensaver, it provides a visually stunning, autonomous world that engages players in an unconventional way.


In 2007, the PlayStation 3 welcomed an unusual yet captivating title to its library: LocoRoco Cocoreccho! This interactive screensaver/game hybrid invites players to a world that lives and breathes with or without their direct control.


“LocoRoco Cocoreccho” is a unique platform game developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Released for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network in September 2007, it is described as an “interactive screensaver” rather than a traditional game.

The game features an autonomous two-dimensional environment where the world and characters play even without input from the player. This innovative design creates a dynamic and engaging experience that sets LocoRoco Cocoreccho apart from other platform games.

In LocoRoco Cocoreccho, players control a butterfly, the “Cocoreccho” of the title, to gather LocoRoco that are dispersed throughout a level. The goal is to direct them to a goal in a large enough group to pass through. The Cocoreccho is maneuvered with the left analog stick and can call LocoRoco using the circle button. This is depicted as a ring of light emanating from the Cocoreccho, which prompts LocoRoco to move toward the Cocoreccho.

Players can also use the Cocoreccho to tilt and jolt various characters and objects within the environment. This is achieved by positioning the Cocoreccho on the intended target and tilting or shaking the controller. This interactive element adds a layer of strategy and skill to the gameplay, making each level a unique challenge.

Along the route, there are three types of mini-games. In each mini-game, it is possible to increase the number of LocoRoco by up to 15 by achieving a high score. The player starts with 1 LocoRoco, Kulche, at the start and can wake up other sleeping LocoRoco by coming into physical contact with them. There are 200 LocoRoco to collect throughout the game.

Mojas, the game’s antagonists, will eat the LocoRoco if they stay too close. However, if correctly guided by the player, the LocoRoco can eliminate Mojas by running into them with some force. If the player has his or her LocoRocos zeroed out, the game is over.

MuiMui are dotted around the game, but getting into them requires some amount of skill. Since LocoRoco Cocoreccho was released before LocoRoco 2, Viole isn’t in the game. However, all other colors are, even though Budzi and Priffy are quite hard to get to.

LocoRoco Cocoreccho received “mixed or average” reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic. Despite its unconventional gameplay, it has left a lasting impression on players and critics alike, making it a memorable addition to the PlayStation 3’s library of games.

LocoRoco Cocoreccho is a unique and innovative game that offers a fresh take on the platform genre. Its charming characters, engaging gameplay, and vibrant world make it a must-play for any fan of the genre.


The game primarily revolves around the LocoRoco, adorable singing creatures, and a guiding butterfly that players control to influence the game’s world and its inhabitants.


Unlike traditional games, LocoRoco Cocoreccho! does not require constant player input. Instead, it offers a living world where LocoRoco interact with the environment. Players can influence this world through a butterfly, guiding LocoRoco to safety and growth, navigating through puzzles and challenges.


LocoRoco Cocoreccho! stands out as an experimental title in the PlayStation 3’s lineup. It blends the boundary between game and digital art, offering a unique, if somewhat niche, experience for players and spectators alike.

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