Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. It’s Different, pleasant, fun and one more reason to purchase those gamer points.
  3. 85
    It does a good job of keeping the gameplay fresh and increasingly challenging throughout the 45 stages. Couple that with the multiplayer content and Roogoo’s package is enough to justify the 800 Microsoft Point expenditure.
  4. 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.
  5. 83
    If you are a hardcore fan of puzzle games do not let Roogoo's cutesy demeanor throw you off. Underneath its kiddy exterior is a truly deep and engaging game that thrives on the idea that simplicity doesn't have to mean shallow.
  6. 80
    Because you rarely see the same thing twice, the game will be frustrating for some. Gamers are used to seeing patterns in puzzle titles and there aren't many here, but that's what makes Roogoo so addictive, and with 45 levels, a game with high replay value.
  7. Roogoo is an addictive puzzle game with very simple controls and enjoyable multiplayer.
  8. It has enough cutesy charm to just about justify the admission price. [Issue#34, p.117]
  9. Roogoo won't tax your brain with its puzzles, but it's certainly satisfying to play and offers a good, reaction-based challenge.
  10. Well designed and addictive. [Aug 2008, p.95]
  11. By the time you work out it's frutrating as hell, you're already hooked. [Sept 2008, p.84]
  12. Check out the demo for this title before purchasing Roogoo if you enjoy single player puzzle games.
  13. 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.
  14. Roogoo is one of those games you need to be either on drugs or a zen master to truly appreciate, but regardless, many will find it addictive and possibly infuriating in a cute kind of way.
  15. Roogoo is a treat for anyone with a penchant for puzzlers. And be sure to try the Party Play mode with three pals - it’s a competitive/cooperative hybrid that’ll have you blaming each other for your failures while laughing the whole time.
  16. It's a fiendishly fast-paced puzzler. Beneath the gentle pastel exterior lurks the heart of a beast.
  17. 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.
  18. Even though this game utterly fails at attempting to appeal to most gamers, Roogoo is still one of the best puzzle games that I've played in a long time.
  19. Roogoo's visuals are cute and the concept is simple, but this fast-paced game of quick reflexes is surprisingly fun and challenging.
  20. Roogoo is a good match for puzzle enthusiasts looking for a challenge.
  21. It’s cute, but there is not much here to keep you going back unless you just love the gameplay itself. No unlocks, no customization, no secrets, not much to keep me coming back and back.
  22. For 800 MS Points ($10), RooGoo is going to give you a new way to enjoy your puzzle games.
  23. A significant break from the torrent of recent Xbox Live Arcade shovelware. [Aug 2008, p.113]
  24. A decent puzzler with a theme so sickly sweet you'll spit out your teeth in disgust. And why not? [Sept 2008, p.97]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User 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. KaneW.
    Jun 16, 2008
    9
    Very fun, original game. Don't let the kiddie exterior throw you, this is great puzzle game!
  3. 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! Full Review »