We Love Katamari

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We Love Katamari

North American box art.
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Fantasy Violence)
PEGI rating: 3+
OFLC rating: G
GRB rating: ALL
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53828 & SLUS-21230
Japanese: SLPS-25467 & SLPS-73241 & SLPM-60268
French: SLES-53828
Spanish: SLES-53828
Italian: SLES-53828
Korean: SCKA-20051
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21230
Release date: September 20, 2005
CRCs: 337B927C
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53828
Release date: February 3, 2006
February 6, 2006 (Australia)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25467
SLPS-73241 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SCKA-20051 (Korea)
SLPM-60268 (Demo, Taikenban)
Release date: July 7, 2005
2005 (Korea)
June 29, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
November 7, 2008 (BigHit, Korea)
CRCs: 512B5046
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Now Production
Publisher(s): Namco (JP, US, AU), Electronic Arts (EU), Namco Bandai Games (JP)
Genre: Action, Puzzle
Wikipedia: Wikipedia
Game review links: Metacritic86/100
Game description: The unique and bizarre gameplay of Katamari Damacy returns in the sequel, We Love Katamari. Your goal is to roll up large balls of anything and everything that that you can find so that you may replace the stars in the universe that were accidentally destroyed. We Love Katamari now includes both cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.
The concept for this game is as idiosyncratic as its predecessor, Katamari Damacy. Since the release of the original game, the King of All Cosmos and his son the Prince have acquired a fan base. The Prince receives a request from a fan at the start of the game. The objective of the game is to have the Prince fulfill each fan’s request, which will make more fans (stages) appear until the whole game is mobbed with fans.
The gameplay follows the same core mechanic: To gather material, the Prince pushes around his katamari, a magical, highly adhesive ball capable of grabbing anything smaller than itself. Initially, the katamari can only pick up smaller items like loose change and discarded pencils. As more items accumulate, the katamari’s power grows, allowing it to pick up “vaulting boxes, pencils, erasers, postcards, ramen, robots, cows, sheep, this girl, that boy, moms and dads, bicycles, motorbikes, homes, buildings, rainbows, clouds, islands, hopes and dreams”. Once the level is successfully completed, the katamari is launched into space and becomes a planet, satellite, or other celestial object. If the planet has already been created, the katamari can replace it or be shattered into “stardust”.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel i5 2500K @3400Mhz
  • GeForce GTX 460 SE 768MB
v1.1.0 r5423 GSdx r5412
  • SPU2-X v2.0.0 r5421
  • LilyPad v0.11.0 r5403
HACKS: Only the default ones, plus MTVU, Low demanding game. Runs fine with 3x upscale. Can even be run in software mode without any slowdowns. Lower hardware resources should be fine too. Graphical errors are minor as mentioned below. Yuri
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5517 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs at 200% speed.

NTSC-J Windows 10 64bit build 19045
  • Core i5-8500
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
v1.7.4043 Default Default Finish the game with no issue. Seruranblue


  • Original names: みんな大好き塊魂 (SLPS-25467) & (SLPS-73241), 데굴데굴 쫀득쫀득 괴혼 (SCKA-20051)
  • Also known as Minna Daisuki Katamari Damacy (JP)
  • Widescreen support with .pnatch file from the PCSX2 forums.

Known Issues

Lines at the border of 2D objects

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The outline of the 2D objects are visible if you use the resolution upscaling in GSdx. As if they are poorly joined with a small gap.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings and choose "Bilinear(Forced excluding sprite) in the "texture filtering" or Use native resolution to remove most of the lines; some lines still visible in both workarournds but changing the HW Hack "TC Offset X" and "TC Offset Y" can correct these remaining lines (for example try 750 and 0, or 500 and 500). Software mode will also remove all lines (but hardware mode causes "No full screen filter effect" issue).

No full screen filter effect

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: There should be a full screen burlap like semi transparent filter in the whole game. Both in the 2D parts and during rolling.
  • Workaround: Use software mode.

Softlock during roulette at stage finish

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: When a stage finishes and before the Royal Rainbow, a small slot wheel in the corner will pick a random item in the world to compare with your katamari. There is a small chance (~5%) that this wheel will keep spinning forever, effectively softlocking the game.
  • Workaround: Save often

mVU Flag Hack

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: We Love Katamari have weird speed bug when this speed hack is enabled.
  • Workaround: Go to system and enable automatic gamefixes or Don't enable mVU Flag hack in the "Speedhacks".

Public compatibility forum links