Rock 'n Roll

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
...
4.4
DOS
...
3.7
ZX Spectrum
...
0.8
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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?

Screenshots

Rock 'n Roll Amstrad CPC Search for the exit.
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST These arrows force the direction, making control tougher
Rock 'n Roll ZX Spectrum Highscores
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Better head for the gulley down the left

Alternate Titles

  • "Rock & Roll" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
The One Amiga Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
64'er Commodore 64 1991 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Games Preview Amiga Aug, 1989 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 62 out of 100 62

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Awards

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

Contributed to by -Chris (7307), Kabushi (148248) and Martin Smith (63024)