How Good Is A Rolando?

February 17, 2009 by  

Happy late Valentine’s Day to all of you iPhone lovers out there. I hope if you have a significant other that you had a great day of love and all that clicheness, haha. I spent my Valentine’s Day in Cincinatti, Ohio playing ultimate frisbee for 6 hours straight. Honestly it was a lot of fun, I’ve found lately that I don’t so much enjoy cliche, romanticness, smooches, etc… so frisbee was good enough for me, haha. Is there anyone from around the Cinci area? We had one lady on our team at this tourney and I’m sure she enjoyed being around all of us guys for her Valentine’s Day just as much as we did. Besides Valentine’s and frisbee I discovered my new favorite game on the iPhone, let me tell you about it.

This game, I’m sure many of you have already tried and have fallen in love with it. It is called Rolando, and the point of the game is to roll these “Rolandos” around and get them to the end of the level. The levels are set up as puzzles that take a little bit of time and thinking to figure out. Naturally they get more complex as you complete them, so the first few are easy and easily allow you to get the hang of the controls of the game. The game uses tilt sensing to help you roll the Rolandos, and with that you often have to push blocks out of the way or into place to climb up a ledge or to get to a button, etc… There are even special Rolandos that stick to walls or are bigger than normal. For instance the King Rolando is HUGE.

There are two things that make this game stand out to me as a great game, and better than most games out there. For one it’s fun to play. The graphics in this game are incredible and match perfectly with the music creating a great game that’s visually fun to play and look at it. There are awesome butterflies fluttering around, and the Rolandos have the funniest facial expressions when you do different things with them. Like I mentioned earlier when you are pushing a block little beads of sweat fall of their faces. Secondly the controls are easily understood and easily mastered where you only have to worry about playing the level and solving the puzzle to get all of your Rolandos to safety. Like I said you tilt your iPhone to go either left or right, there is even a “gravity effect” where you can control gravity by rotating your phone. Things like that are just something you will have to check out for yourself to see how great it is.

This game gets two thumbs up from me. It’s priced at 5.99 for the full version with 36 levels, but there is a free “lite” version with 6 levels I believe. So if you are weary of buying it at first try the free version and then you’ll be hooked. I haven’t beat the game yet and I’m itching to play it right now, so if you’ll execuse me I’m going to try and finish this level. Below are some screenshots from the game. As always thanks for reading.

Rolando On The iPhone 2

Rolando On The iPhone 3

Rolando On The iPhone 4

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5 Responses to “How Good Is A Rolando?”

  1. Chris on February 18th, 2009 9:04 pm

    I downloaded the lite version, but it crashes after a few seconds of starting it every time. I rebooted, same thing. I can’t play it! Guess I won’t be getting the full version.

  2. Ryan Ray on February 23rd, 2009 10:22 am

    Chris, I’m sorry to hear of your problems with Rolando. One thing I could suggest is to delete and redownload it, it should work somehow!

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