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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Roogoo updates the square peg in a round hole premise to a whole new level. Help the Roogoo defeat their enemies, the evil Meemoo, in Roogoo, a new and innovative action-based puzzler. Players line up multiple platforms on different levels to allow shaped blocks to pass[Xbox Live Arcade] Roogoo updates the square peg in a round hole premise to a whole new level. Help the Roogoo defeat their enemies, the evil Meemoo, in Roogoo, a new and innovative action-based puzzler. Players line up multiple platforms on different levels to allow shaped blocks to pass through and once enough of them stack up, that particular shape closes off. A simple premise becomes more complicated as Meemoos begin to obstruct players' paths, and butterflies attempt to steal blocks away. Players must swivel, roll, and boost their way through 45 puzzle-filled levels alone or with up to four friends in cooperative party mode play. For those with a more competitive spirit, Roogoo offers a two-player multiplayer mode over Xbox Live where players battle to solve the same puzzle and can build up attacks to thwart their competitors' efforts. [SpiderMonk] Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 91
    Roogoo is simply delightful. Its bright and cheery art style, adorably cute characters, and challenging play make this one of my favorite XBLA titles to date.
  2. If you like puzzle games that require quick reflexes as well as mental acuity, then Roogoo is definitely for you. Honestly, I think the whole cutesy setting is an add on to keep you from getting too furious at the game.
  3. It's a fiendishly fast-paced puzzler. Beneath the gentle pastel exterior lurks the heart of a beast.
  4. Most puzzle games wish they could bring out that “just one more stage” mentality in its players and fail. This is something that Roogoo succeeds in and does so quite heavily.
  5. Roogoo is an addictive puzzle game with very simple controls and enjoyable multiplayer.
  6. Roogoo's visuals are cute and the concept is simple, but this fast-paced game of quick reflexes is surprisingly fun and challenging.
  7. A decent puzzler with a theme so sickly sweet you'll spit out your teeth in disgust. And why not? [Sept 2008, p.97]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. ReggieW.
    Jun 16, 2008
    10
    This is a flipping fun game. Once you get past your first impression there is one of hell of a game there.
  2. HW
    Jun 15, 2008
    10
    I thought it was simply wonderful. Even after you beat it, you can play it again and again due to the fact that the patterns are random (like I thought it was simply wonderful. Even after you beat it, you can play it again and again due to the fact that the patterns are random (like Tetris). Great multiplayer too. Buy! Expand
  3. JonathanL.
    Jun 6, 2008
    9
    Very enjoyable game - simple but addicting. I especially like competing for par times, which makes me enjoy replaying levels I've Very enjoyable game - simple but addicting. I especially like competing for par times, which makes me enjoy replaying levels I've already beaten. Expand
  4. KaneW.
    Jun 16, 2008
    9
    Very fun, original game. Don't let the kiddie exterior throw you, this is great puzzle game!
  5. GioD.
    Jun 4, 2008
    8
    SouthPeak actually did it. They managed to publish a game that is not complete and total ****. The ONLY decent game they ever published was SouthPeak actually did it. They managed to publish a game that is not complete and total ****. The ONLY decent game they ever published was Scurge:Hive for the DS/GBA and now you can add the very addicting (not to mention incredibly cutesy) RooGoo. The point of RooGoo is that you have these falling shapes that come from the sky and you have to twist and turn these circular spheres that are in the way so that the shapes can make it to the bottom of the level. Starts simple at first (as do all puzzle games), but of ofcourse it gets much MUCH harder, as they start to throw obsticals in the way. Graphics are simple, though they are nice and colorful, while the music is very catchy and fits in with the overall atmosphere of the game. Multiplayer online is also very fun as you can do many different type of puzzle mode/levels. Definately woth the 800 points. Southpeak i salute you. It's about F@#KING time you published something thats actaully worth the money. Expand
  6. DavidK
    Jun 6, 2008
    2
    Only one of the most boring arcade games, ever, not very puzzling, more like a toddlers shape training game than a game, not worth of 800 points.