Like munching on cotton candy at a fair, LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is sweet to taste and sticky to handle. New gameplay elements give the game a flavour that differs from its predecessors, though the cloying style remains.
These new ideas make for a unique platforming experience, even if it isn't as satisfying as expected due to a few sticking points.
You play not as the rotund rollers of the LocoRoco clan, but as the world around them. The cute little guys and gals have been awoken in the middle of the night by humanoid creatures called the MuiMui, who have seen fit to sweep the LocoRocos off to a dangerous carnival of traps and tricks. You need to help them navigate through the carnival's 16 stages so that they can return home to sleep.