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  • During the last game, the King destroyed all the stars in Cosmos, and challenged the Prince to use a magical ball called a katamari to roll up conglomerations of matter on earth into giant spheres which the King could use to replace the stars.

    We Really Do Love Katamari

  • The Wikipedia link above will give you the basic idea or, if you're too lazy to click on it: you roll around a sticky ball called a katamari trying to pick up objects of increasing size until your katamari becomes a star.

    Katamari Damacy in cake form.

  • rolling katamari, that is. have you seen this amazingness?

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Why do I have visions of a giant katamari rolling just off-camera?

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - ATAT Wallpaper posted

  • He was always saying bring back a katamari 10m and you brought one back of 12 and he would always bitch about it being too small ..

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - What game character bugs you the most?

  • The first is that the scoring system on the game seems quite harsh at first so even a seasoned katamari player like me got some not-excellent scores through my first playthrough.

    Katamari Forever (PS3) videogame review

  • Later on you can unlock "drive mode" (the katamari moves faster and levels have shorter time limits), "classic mode" where appropriate (looks more like the older games and plays like them too).

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Each level is crafted so that you start off small and scales up wonderfully, barely noticeably... you play it first of all to discover your landscape, then to figure out the best paths around the course so that you can end up with the biggest katamari possible.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • The figures are absolutely perfect, and the proportions of the katamari are flawless.

    Sunday Sweets: Fun Wedding Cakes

  • If I wasn't sure that I'd have a simple, cheap wedding, I'd totally want something geeky and awesome like the katamari cake.

    Sunday Sweets: Fun Wedding Cakes

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  • "Our love is like a katamari. We travel along, rolling up more and more of the world into our shared experience, making it our own."

    November 17, 2007

  • A Japanese word that roughly translates to clump. With the release of the PlayStation 2 game Katamari Damacy ("clump spirit") the word has taken on a different meaning. In the game, the katamari is rolled around to grab various objects, the size of which are dependent on the circumference of the katamari at the time (the player starts out grabbing coins, pins, and small insects, and by the end of the game they are grabbing buildings, islands, and even planetary bodies). In gamer culture, the word has come to be used in reference to any round ball of assorted junk.

    December 14, 2006