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Rock 'n Roll

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
4.4
Amstrad CPC
...
0.8
Amiga
83
3.1
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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 DOS Let's go shopping!
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Title screen
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Starting position - notice the coin to get
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Teleporters

Alternate Titles

  • "Rock & Roll" -- Alternate spelling

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 875 out of 1000 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
The One Amiga Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
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
Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72

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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 (7345), Kabushi (131768) and Martin Smith (63058)