Pocoyo Party from Reco Technology, Zinkia, and Sony Interactive Entertainment is a new party game based on the beloved series. Learn more in our Pocoyo Party review!
In Pocoyo Party from Reco Technology, Zinkia, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, you’ll be taking on a party game based on the beloved character and his friends. One day, Pocoyo was making some invites to his party when an alien swoops in and steals all of the invites by disguising itself as the mailman! It’s now up to you to take on a series of mini-games so that you can recover the lost invites to send them to those that are set to join Pocoyo’s party.
There are different mini-games for you to play, tailored for all-ages gamers with motion controls, particularly targeting kids in the 3-5 age range. There’s one mini-game that will have you dancing to the beat as Pocoyo and friends try to mimic the actions presented on the screen. You’ll do this by using the motion controls of the DualShock 4 to dance to the music. Another one has you racing while riding on top of bees, pressing the X button to accelerate, and letting go of the button when you’re about to go into a curve, or else you’ll spin out of control and will lose your spot. There will sometimes also be some obstacles for you to avoid.
There’s one mini-game that allows you to play with blocks and a giant robot. In this mini-game, you have to select from the available pieces to build the figure outlined on the left side of the screen. Once you’ve completed it, you’ll have to swing left and right with the motion controls so that the giant robot can bring it down. After this, swing the DualShock 4 left and right so that you can use the giant broom that the giant robot is carrying so that you can sweep away all of the pieces.
The red door will have you helping to clean up the windows on Pocoyo’s house. For this, you’ll have to move the DualShock 4 up and down as fast as possible so that you can clean each window before the timer on the right side of the screen runs out. The further you progress in each level, the more stains you’ll have to clean up, and the faster you’ll need to be. You can take on a mini-game where you have to work on a photo shoot, where you’ll be asked to take a picture of this or that character. The more centered the character is in the photograph, the more stars you’ll get.
And before every mini-game, a short video will play, showing you what Pocoyo and his friends are doing while the Angry Alien wreaks havoc. These help to tie up each of the mini-games to the Pocoyo universe with a look and feel that perfectly mimics what the cartoon has to offer. It’s a great way of presenting each new activity to young players since they will feel connected to the colorful characters and settings.
As you complete each stage for each of the mini-games, you’ll unlock stickers for your album. There are 46 in total for you to unlock. There are also puzzles that you can complete based on how much you’ve progressed in each of the different mini-games. You can take on puzzles by splitting them into four, six, and eight pieces. These are very easy puzzles for young gamers since all that needs to be done is press the X button until a puzzle has been completed. And as a bonus, the game also includes some Pocoyo episodes for you to watch! There are eight episodes in total, and you can unlock them by completing each of the mini-games.
This game is one of those rare releases in 2021 that does not feature a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. The list is a short one, split into thirteen Bronze trophies and a single Gold trophy. The good news is that none of the trophies are missable. You’ll be getting one trophy for starting to play each of the mini-games and another trophy for completing the last level of a mini-game. As expected, the last trophy will be unlocked once you have completed all mini-games and recovered the lost invitations so that Pocoyo’s party can finally begin!
If you’re looking for an all-ages colorful game set in the Pocoyo universe, and have some young gamers in your life, then they’re going to greatly enjoy this party game on PlayStation 4. Add the bonus Pocoyo episodes for them to watch and the stickers they can collect for their digital album, and you have a fun experience for the whole family. Pocoyo Party is out on PlayStation 4 with a $29.99 asking price.
This Pocoyo Party review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.