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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 Commodore 64 The arrows take you in the direction they point.
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST The mazes can be complex
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Credits screen
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Those blue posts are a door, which has been opened

Alternate Titles

  • "Rock & Roll" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 875 out of 1000 88
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
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) Amiga Oct, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
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 (7308), Kabushi (158888) and Martin Smith (62961)