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Rock 'n Roll

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Atari ST
ZX Spectrum
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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 Main menu
Rock 'n Roll DOS On icy ground, the ball is very difficult to control.
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Starting position - notice the coin to get
Rock 'n Roll Atari ST Best level 1 times

Alternate Titles

  • "Rock & Roll" -- Alternate spelling

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 875 out of 1000 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 75 out of 100 75


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

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