Roogoo review

Like a baby game on methamphetamines

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Challenging twitch play

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    Clever depth-perception tricks

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    Enough variety to mix things up


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    Kiddie-game foundation

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    Won't earn you cool points

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    Exhausting instead of satisfying

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You can’t feel cool playing with one of those ‘push the block through the right-shaped hole’ games they give babies, so it’s tough to feel it while playing Roogoo. True, it’s more demanding: expecting you to spin the discs to the right holes at increasingly fast speeds, it mixes it up a bit with monsters to smash, butterflies, and more holes than a Swiss cheese in a gunfight. The challenge comes from fast reactions rather than puzzle solving and tactics, especially when you factor-in the constantly switching levels and falling blocks trying to play havoc with your depth perception. It works, but finishing a stage tends to come as a blessed relief rather than something that makes you welcome the next challenge.

Jul 3, 2008

More info

DescriptionThough you may not feel mature playing a game of placing blocks in the right hole, this unique puzzler is fun for the brave.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)