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Description

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?

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Rock 'n Roll DOS On icy ground, the ball is very difficult to control.
Rock 'n Roll DOS The title screen.
Rock 'n Roll DOS Bombs blow up walls.
Rock 'n Roll DOS Let's go shopping!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rock & Roll" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Power Play Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele 1990 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73

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

-Chris (7301) added Rock 'n Roll (DOS) on Jul 22, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (165364) and Martin Smith (62888)