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Hints, tips, and tricks for Rolly Vortex

By , on October 10, 2017

Rolly Vortex is a game about, well, rolling through a vortex. I mean, you're pretty smart, you could probably have worked that out for yourself, right? I'm sorry, I'll try and be less patronising next time round.

Anyway, just because you know what Rolly Vortex is, doesn't mean you're getting the most out of it. Sure it looks simple, but there are actually some hidden depths here, if you start poking around with your fingers and the other bits of you you use to find things out.

Which is why I thought I'd cobble together a beginner's guide. Just to ensure that when you first come to rolling through that vortex you're going to be the best roller that the world has ever seen. Or at least in the top five.

Roll smart

Collecting the red orbs might seem like it's key to the game, but if you die trying to get one then that's the end of your run. Don't take undue chances when you don't have to. Focus on moving through the obstacles and the red orbs will essentially collect themselves.

Roll wide

Don't try and chance your way through small gaps. Sometimes they're your only option, but more often than not there's another way to bypass an obstacle, so try and take that if it's possible.

If a narrow gap is the only way forward, then make sure you hit it right in the middle. The game's collision detection can be pretty cruel if you get things wrong, so try not to give it a chance to dick you over.

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Roll up

You're rolling down a tube, and that means you can roll along the ceiling as well as the floor. It's a technique you're going to have to learn if you want to get the best scores, although it can be a little tricky.

Just remember that swiping to the left will take you to the left edge of the tunnel, up and over. You don't need to swipe to the right when you get to the top - that's going to send you spinning back down the way you came.

Roll time

Last but not least, keep an eye on the way the level changes as you play. Some pieces of scenery will shift before you get to them, so don't get complacent and stick yourself in a position that you're not going to be able to get out of.

And don't be afraid to watch videos to continue your runs, especially if you're deeper into the game than you've got before. It lets you have more practice, and you're likely to get more points and orbs as you go further in.