Roogoo Attack! review

Ignore the ridiculous story and focus on the puzzling


  • Challenging block-stacking
  • Inspired
  • addictive gameplay
  • Adds stylus-friendly minigames


  • Stupid story
  • Not too different from original
  • Spoils the chicken and egg debate

You have to wonder what they put in the water at Spider Monk Entertainment. Roogoo Attack! is an enjoyable and challenging block-stacking puzzler, but what on Earth is the story all about? You play an animal formed from the unlikely union of kangaroo and squirrel defending his once happy homeworld by collecting different shaped falling meteors. Not your average game’s premise.

Still, it affects the gameplay not a bit. Based on the addictive, popular Xbox Live Arcade game, this DS version adds some stylus-friendly minigames into the mix, including skydiving and butterfly catching stages. There’s even an inspired chicken and egg mode which leaves no doubt about which came first.

Jul 14, 2009

More Info

DescriptionDespite an absolutely insane story this puzzle game formerly on the Xbox Live Arcade transitions fairly well to the DS with some minor additions.
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date30 June 2009 (US), (UK)