Roll in the Hole Review
- Bright and colorful art style with solid design.
- Delivers exactly what it promises.
- Controls a bit finicky.
If you've ever wanted to collect lollipops while rolling a fat Panda towards a hole, Roll in the Hole will provide you with just that.
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When you start playing a game titled Roll in the Hole, you expect two things. Rolling, and a hole to roll into. You'll be happy to know that this game delivers on both those fronts. You play Popo the fat Panda. A mean Gorilla has stolen all your ice cream and you must chase him down the only way you can, by rolling into oblivion.
You would think that a game based around rolling would revolve around tilt controls, but funnily enough, Roll in the Hole uses the touch screen. The screen is split in two, and touching either side will start Popo rolling in that direction. Be lenient on how much speed you give him though, as once momentum begins, it's very hard for the Panda to stop or change direction. As the levels continue you learn a feather touch is required for even the most straight-forward looking levels, and even then a mistimed roll can send you careening off the level's edge. Along with just getting to the exit in one piece, there are three ice creams in each level replacing the stars that most puzzle games include these days. A certain number is required to unlock all the other worlds so even though you can skip those levels giving you a hard time, you might need to return to them to witness everything the game has to offer.
Visually Role in the Hole is striking. A very colorful and solidly designed cartoon style adds to the rolling experience, as do the jovial sound effects and music. There are seventy two levels in all with different surfaces affecting how the rolling works, so those enthralled with Popo's plight will definitely get their money's worth.
There seems to be a winning formula for the app store lately. Take a simple physics based puzzle concept, add some cute animals or creatures, design a bunch of levels and you have yourself a game that will appeal to the masses. This is not cynicism speaking, but rather a curiosity on how long this formula can last. Roll in the Hole skirts the edge of this line, being a solid idea with some great polish, but with the controls and gameplay possibly being a little too finicky to make a title that truly shines.
DescriptionROLL IN THE HOLE - MORE FUN FROM THE PUBLISHER OF ANGRY BIRDS, CUT THE ROPE, FEED ME OIL AND CONTRE JOUR.
Meet PoPo, the chubby panda who just can't get enough ice cream. Imagine his surprise when he wakes after a summer snooze to find the cheeky gorilla Uggi has stolen his icy treats! Roll the rotund little bear around each level and chase Uggi to the hole. You'll have to choose the best route if you want to collect all your missing ice creams though.
Roll in the Hole may look super cute but there’s more than enough challenge and outside-the-box puzzles here to keep players of all ages entertained in this super-addictive, family-fun adventure!
"Roll in the Hole sits right alongside other great Chillingo puzzle games." — Apple N Apps
"Roll In The Hole has a little bit of something for everyone and come on, how could you not want to download the game when you see how adorable it is?" — 148Apps
"...looks amazing." — AppAdvice
" If you’re into the puzzle/platforming genre, this is not a game you’re going to want to miss." — TouchGen
• AMAZING LEVEL DESIGN
72 incredibly varied and fun-to-play levels where grass, sand and ice will affect PoPo's roll. Master your environment to stay in the game!
• PERFECT CONTROLS
Playing as PoPo is a breeze, intuitive control of spin and direction means that anyone can have a go, you'll be a natural after just a few seconds.
• TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO PANDA HAS GONE BEFORE
Follow the hilarious story that takes PoPo from the jungle into outer space!
• CHARISMATIC CHARACTERS
Control PoPo on his adventure and meet cute characters Uggi the Gorilla and Zappi the Alien.
• HILARIOUS SOUNDS
Cute and funny sound effects will put a smile on your face as you bounce and roll your way through the weird and wonderful worlds.
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