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LocoRoco Midnight Carnival FAQ/Walkthrough

Version 1.0 by
Duke_Ferris
11/13/09

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LocoRoco Midnight Carnival FAQ
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Version 1.0
13 Nov 2009
For PSP

by Lee Beng Hai a.k.a. Volume a.k.a. Cold_Drake
PSN ID: Cold_Drake
Google Wave: benghai@googlewave.com

My lastest email address can be found at
http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/684.html

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Disclaimer
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This FAQ is meant for personal use only. You may host this document on 
your web site if you like. There is no need to seek my permission.

You can find the latest copy of this FAQ at

http://www.gamefaqs.com/

(c) Copyright 2009 by Lee Beng Hai. 

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Contents
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01. Introduction
02. Controls
03. Stages
04. BuiBui Shop
05. BuiBui Crane
06. Item List
07. Acknowledgement
08. Revision History

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01. Introduction
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LocoRoco Midnight Carnival may appears to be a cute little game but it is
not meant for everyone. The game is very hard to master if you are not
willing to spend lots of effort perfecting your game play.

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02. Controls
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The game controls are quite simple.
Left Trigger - tilt the screen left
Right Trigger - tilt the screen right
Press and release both Left & Right Trigger - jump
Tap Circle - break a large LocoRoco into smaller LocoRocos
Press and hold Circle - merge all the small Locorocos into one.

First of all, you may want to master the jump. Depending on when you 
release the triggers, the LocoRoco will jump a different height. At time,
You need to learn how to control the magnitude of your jumps when clearing 
certain stages.

Wall jumps - this can be done by tilting and releasing the triggers 
alternatively. 
For example, perform a jump toward the right wall, hold the right trigger. 
when the LocoRoco hit the right wall, release the right trigger and hold
the left trigger. When it hits the left wall, release the left trigger
and hold the right trigger. etc.

Boing - Each time you jump sucessfully, your boing counter will increases,
up to a maximum of 100. After that, you will get +1000 to your score for
each successful boing.

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03. Stages
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There are a total of 16 Stages in this game. The next level is unlocked 
once you complete a level.

Scoring mechanism:
Boing from start to end: +100000
Touch the hidden MuiMui in a stage: +100000
Collect all berries: +100000
Collect all pickories : +100000

If you had played a LocoRoco game before, you will know that it can be
quite difficult to describe exactly what you should do in a stage. So this 
time round, I will be providing video walkthroughs of some stages using 
some of the best players' replays. The videos will be uploaded by me and 
hosted by YouTube. 

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Stage 01 Chapo-Whar 1
Gold Medal Time: 0:40
Gold Medal Score: 450000

Hidden pickories
From the starting area, go to the place right before a small gap. Jump on
the small hump on the left and try to jump as high as possible. You can
wall bounce upwards to reveal a hidden area. There is a Moja above, so do
be carefull. There are some pickories for you to collect here.

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Stage 02 BuiBui Fort 1
Gold Medal Time: 1:05
Gold Medal Score: 460000

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Stage 03 Nyokki Land 1 yo-shi-000 613628
Gold Medal Time: 1:05
Gold Medal Score: 460000

MuiMui
There are 2 raising blocks just before the exit. The MuiMui is hiding 
right below the right raising block. You need to slide down carefully to 
pick up the MuiMui and then wall jump up.

Hidden berry
There are 2 raising blocks just before the exit. The hidden berry is 
hidden in between the two raising blocks. You need to slide down carefully 
to pick it up and then wall jump up.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: yo-shi-000
Score: 613628
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZDr_OCmXp0

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Stage 04 Shamplin 1 arupaka3 610290
Gold Medal Time: 0.55
Gold Medal Score: 440000

MuiMui + hidden pickories
At the start of the stage, accelerate your LocoRoco and send it upwards
and hit the top region. There is a hidden area above that lead to a series
looping circuits. The pickories are lined up amongst the loop. At the end 
of the loops is the MuiMui. After meeting it, the wind will blow you back 
to the start of the stage.

Hidden berries
1. The mini robot near the start of the stage dropped a berry when 
destroyed.
2. The robot near the exit dropped a berry when you managed to push it
off the edge.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: arupaka3
Score: 610290
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Amm-tU6G_c

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Stage 05 Jaojab 1 hghghj 613899
Gold Medal Time: 1:30
Gold Medal Score: 430000

MuiMui
Destroy the monkey and hold on to the vine. Swing towards the left and
bounce upwards to a hidden area. The MuiMui is waiting for you in plain
sight.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: hghghj
Score: 613899
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1cm077ftZo

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Stage 06 Dolangomeri 1 moochan2 703191
Gold Medal Time: 2:05
Gold Medal Score: 430000

MuiMui + hidden pickories
At the area after you get pass those moving rock traps. Jump towards the
right wall to reveal a hidden area. Collect the pickories and then bounce
up the wall to the MuiMui above.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: moochan2
Score: 703191
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fut68DllHzM

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Stage 07 Tropuca 1 moochan2 660922
Gold Medal Time: 1:10
Gold Medal Score: 450000

MuiMui + hidden pickories
After going through the first narrow passage, bounce against the wall to
go up to a hidden region. Pick up the pickories along the way and meet
the MuiMui. After that, go through another narrow passage to exit the
region.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: moochan2
Score: 660922
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVydani-SGo

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Stage 08 Yamboon Tree 1 arupaka3 683688
Gold Medal Time: 2:05
Gold Medal Score: 430000

Hidden pickories
Right at the start, jump toward the green creature and bounce towards the 
left side to a hidden region with lots of pickories.

MuiMui
After you swing over, jump on the first trampoline but do not jump on
the second trampoline. Instead, jump and wall bounce up to the area above
and on the left of the second trampoline.

Hidden pickories
When you encounter the large green creature, hop on it and follow it up
to the top. When it reaches the top, it will spin around 360 degree and
then take you up to a hidden with lots of pickories. Take the breeze to
go back to the bottom after you collect them all.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: arupaka3
Score: 683688
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0-B5denw44

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Stage 09 Shamplin 2 arupaka3 593119
Gold Medal Time: 1:00
Gold Medal Score: 430000

MuiMui + hidden pickories
From the starting area, go down the U-shaped tunnel but don't jump out to
the right. Instead, drop back to the U-shaped tunnel and use the momentum
to bring you to the upper region. Do a zig zag bounce at the top section to
reveal the hidden area. You have to follow the pickories path closely to
pick them all up and reach the MuiMui at the end. Take the breeze back to 
the starting area.

Hidden pickories
1. After passing the Moja, you will enter a long passage with a very
straight pipe like exit. If you aim properly, you will be able to land
in a hidden section with pickories instead of the passage below.
2. There is a hidden passage with pickories just above the exit. If you 
take the passage mention in #1, you should be able to enter this passage 
and reach the exit.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: arupaka3
Score: 593119
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAJCcAroIhY

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Stage 10 CaloCaro 1
Gold Medal Time: 1:35
Gold Medal Score: 440000

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Stage 11 Chapo Wahr 2 arupaka3 601391
Gold Medal Time: 1:10
Gold Medal Score: 450000

MuiMui + Hidden pickories
In the area with lots of small rotating wheels. If you shoot yourself 
upward in the middle area, you will reach a hidden section. Pick up the
pickories and find the MuiMui at the end. The breeze will bring you back.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: arupaka3
Score: 601391
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bccnmT2B_eg

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Stage 12 BuiBui Fort 2 arupaka3 689760
Gold Medal Time: 2:45
Gold Medal Score: 430000

MuiMui
After reaching the checkpoint. Jump to the left and up the wall, then
jump toward the right on the machine, then bounce to the left to reveal
a hidden area. The MuiMui is waiting for you on the left side.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: arupaka3
Score: 689760
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyNkFs2E5yM

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Stage 13 Tropuca 2 arupaka3 705155
Gold Medal Time: 2:00
Gold Medal Score: 430000

Hidden pickories
Just before you met the first puffer fish, there is hidden area above and
on the right. You need to perform some fancy jump to reach there.

MuiMui
When you encounter the first two rotating wheels, move towards the right
to find a hidden area with a MuiMui inside.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: arupaka3
Score: 705155
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo0jlBYkt28

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Stage 14 Kelapton 1 moochan2 614814
Gold Medal Time: 2:00
Gold Medal Score: 440000

MuiMui
When you had landed on the rotating cloud, move towards the right. When
you reached the fourth vine, do a large swing to the left and you can
find a MuiMui there. In case you are confused, the MuiMui is somewhere 
above the first vine, you can see it if you pay attention. To return to 
the earlier section, you need to roll down a vine carefully.

All fruits + MuiMui
Player: moochan2
Score: 614814
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0_5TjNtBCI

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Stage 15 JaoJab 2
Gold Medal Time: 2:35
Gold Medal Score: 430000

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Stage 16 Dolangormeri 2
Gold Medal Time: 3:30
Gold Medal Score: 450000

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04. BuiBui Shop
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As you earn more medals in the Stages, new items will be on sale in the
BuiBui Shop.

10 Gold Medals - Nice Memory Camera and the Replay Recorder.

Nice Memory Camera
Press Select during your game to take a picture of the screen.

Replay Recorder
After completing a stage without using the shortcut, you can press Triangle
to save the replay.

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05. BuiBui Crane
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The BuiBui will tell you which LocoRoco to catch to gain extra points. If
you return empty handed, the minigame will end.

Scoring mechanisms:
Wrong LocoRoco: 10, 20
Correct LocoRoco: 20, 40, 120, 160
Catch All: 100

100 - 150 BuiBui Charm
160 - 250 Kelapton Beret, Chapo-Wahr Hat
260 - 350 Pink Spots, Swimming Goggles
360 - 450 Hohoh Calf, Face Paint
460 - 550 Heart Glasses, Large Ribbon
560 - 650 Dolangomeri Hat, Flower Pin
660 - 750 Gentleman Set, Skeleton Mask
760 - 850 Samurai Helmet, Fancy Hat
860 - 990 Ghost Mask, Oni Mask
1000 ~ MuiMui Mask, BuiBui Mask

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06. Item List
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There are many items in the game. You can buy them from the BuiBui shop
or earn them when you met certain requirements. The accessories can be
worn by the LocoRoco and may change the song that is played when you are
in a stage.

BuiBui Charm - On sale for 100 pickories in the BuiBui Shop
Max 99
Grant a one time protection. Protect you from things such as thorns.
It however does not protect you from being eaten by a Moja.

Kelapton Beret

Chapo-Wahr Hat

Pink Spots

Swimming Goggles

Hohoh Calf

Face Paint

Heart Glasses

Large Ribbon

Dolangomeri Hat

Flower Pin

Gentleman Set

Skeleton Mask

Samurai Helmet

Fancy Hat

Ghost Mask

Oni Mask

MuiMui Mask 
Play MuiMui Theme

BuiBui Mask
Play Title Theme

MuiMui Explorer Hat 
Play LocoRoco 2 Title Theme

Moja Mask 
Play Moja Theme

Christmas Wear 
Play Christmas Theme

Crown 
Play LocoRoco Theme

White Medal

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06. Acknowledgement
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Kudos to some of the best players in this game and their execellent replays
that they kindly shared with us.

All fruits + MuiMui
arupaka3 - stage 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 13
moochan2 - stage 6, 7, 14
hghghj - stage 5
yo-shi-000 - stage 3

JKiii - for sharing the times and scores for gold medals.
Cronic the hedcold - for sharing the info on accessories.

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07. Revision History
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1.0 - 13 Nov 2009. First version.

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