Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Solid block-fitting fun and only a tenner. Classic puzzle action. [Issue#9, p.60]
  2. An engaging, if sometimes brain fizzing, option. [Sept 2008, p.114]
  3. Roogoo is a strange creature, combining cutesy childlike design and whimsical story with fiendish gameplay and a steep challenge curve. Stripping away the fluffy exterior reveals a meaty core that will satisfy even the healthiest of gaming appetite for the time it will take to finish.
  4. 71
    So while Roogoo might look like a standard falling-block puzzler when you first lay your eyes on it, after taking it out for a spin for about an hour or so, its fun factor becomes apparent. It does a good job of keeping the gameplay fresh and increasingly challenging throughout the 45 stages.
  5. It works, but finishing a stage tends to come as a blessed relief rather than something that makes you welcome the next challenge. [Sept 2008, p.89]
  6. It’s easy to pick up and play, and hard to put down at first. However, after a few hours players will probably get a little tired of playing.
  7. While it does nothing spectacular, it has enough pretty colours and plain, shallow addictiveness to hold your attention for the two or three hours the game lasts. [Sept 2008, p.76]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 17, 2014
    10
    While the game itself isn't that great, it's rare to find PC games these days that support local split-screen multi-player. I hope more devs take notice of Roogoo, and follow it's example by adding split-screen support. Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2014
    10
    Today's games are obsessed with violence. Their objectives always revolve around cutting down row after row of nameless enemies, and murderous killing sprees. But Roogoo bucked this trend, and proved that you can have engaging, challenging game play without violence. SouthPeak Games have created an engaging and fun game without stooping to including virtual brutality, and they should be applauded for this in an industry mired in bloodshed. Full Review »
  3. AWG
    Jul 29, 2013
    5
    First thought after spending 15 minutes playing Roogoo: this game is so boring, it could be good for kids only. Then I realized it would be boring for kids too, because you keep doing the same thing again and again and again... and again... and again.
    There are no interesting goal, there are no twists, there are no achievements... yawn.
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