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Rock 'n Roll is a real-time puzzle game.

You know, there's this ball, and it's stuck in a labyrinth for no apparent reason. Never mind -- let's just help him out, okay? You control the friendly, spotted ball with the cursor keys. It'll gain speed as it goes, bounce off when it hits obstacles, loose energy when it's caught in traps, die when it falls off the platform. The 32 levels through which you've got to guide the ball are full of traps: laser barriers, ramps, tubes, breakable tiles etc. Colored keys will open doors, switches create (or destroy!) helpful items. These include picks to repair floor tiles, parachutes to prevent you from falling off and bombs to destroy walls. Items have to be bought with coins that are found all over the level. The inertia of the ball has a very realistic feel to it, making the control intuitive and relatively easy. Not so easy, however, is the design of the (huge) levels; to finish Rock 'n Roll, you need skill as well as patience. You got the balls?


Rock 'n Roll Atari ST These arrows force the direction, making control tougher
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Main menu
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Starting position - notice the coin to get
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Credits screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rock & Roll" -- Alternate spelling

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Power Play Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77


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  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - Best Dexterity Game in 1989
    • Issue 01/1990 - Best Sound in 1989

Martin Smith (66859) added Rock 'n Roll (Atari ST) on Oct 11, 2004
Other platforms contributed by -Chris (7566), Kabushi (200077) and Martin Smith (66859)