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  • Summary: Introducing Polyroll! A run n' roll, retro platformer!The Evil Kaiser Kiwi has kidnapped Polyroll's friends and taken them to his frigid castle lair. As the last remaining Polyroll, you must run, jump, roll, float, and bomb your way through a variety of bizarre environments to save them andIntroducing Polyroll! A run n' roll, retro platformer!The Evil Kaiser Kiwi has kidnapped Polyroll's friends and taken them to his frigid castle lair. As the last remaining Polyroll, you must run, jump, roll, float, and bomb your way through a variety of bizarre environments to save them and defeat Kaiser Kiwi.What the press says:"Finally, someone has managed to do a Sonic/Mario game for iOS that does what it promises" -Arcadelife"Any platforming fan – casual or hardcore – can find something to enjoy in Polyroll, especially those of us who grew up blowing dust out of our game cartridges." -Apptudes"As a throwback to 2D platformers of old, Polyroll succeeds with its pixel art, music, and mechanics" -Appspy*28 stages of retro-platforming action!*Defeat nefarious bosses!*Power up with a variety of special abilities!*Track down the hidden gold gems to open new paths through the game! Expand
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  1. Nov 6, 2019
    80
    While a touch slower-paced than many of the Sonic the Hedgehog titles, Polyroll takes its time to let players warm up to it. With 36 levels and unique boss encounters, it is a fairly expansive experience. While it isn’t a killer app, for $9.99 USD, this bug might just scratch an itch for some old school platforming.
  2. 70
    Polyroll is a simple adventure that accurately reflects the price you pay for the game. To the title’s credit, all things are in good, working order, and I have no complaints about the controls or the game’s performance. Polyroll is, by and large, a spiritual sibling to the side-scrolling Sonic games we already know and love. If you’re looking for a Sonic experience, Polyroll will handily deliver that in a small, simple, and cost-effective package. Otherwise, this one doesn’t do much to stand out in a heavily saturated genre.
  3. Nov 20, 2019
    60
    When it comes to Sonic-inspired indies, Polyroll is a solid 2D platformer but it simply doesn't fill the iconic hedgehog's oversized sneakers.
  4. Nov 27, 2019
    60
    With a low selling price and a batch of creative, challenging bosses, Polyroll is too short and features a gameplay that sometimes ends up feeling unintuitive. Overall, Polyroll ends up in the middle of the road and doesn't particularly stand out amidst its peers.
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  1. Oct 29, 2019
    8
    PolyRoll
    Super Mario Sonic world?
    PolyRoll at a glace looks like a Sonic knockoff, but its much more than that, This 2d platformer feels
    PolyRoll
    Super Mario Sonic world?
    PolyRoll at a glace looks like a Sonic knockoff, but its much more than that,
    This 2d platformer feels like a mix of both sonic and super Mario bros,
    Its essentially Mario in a sonic world, you have control over the platforming rather than running and sliding all over the place, though at the same time you have the exploration opportunities and picks ups youd expect in an old school sonic game, creating a nice balance of the 2 heavy hitters of the past.
    PolyRoll is a very compact game though, taking about 4 hours to complete boasting its 35 levels and 11 worlds, but included in that number are bonus levels unlocked by collecting 3 gems in each level
    Levels here are again more designed in the tune of sonic the hedgehog than Mario bros, don to the mechanics, just minus the speed.
    Though there are no checkpoints here.. you have to get through each level from start to finish, gathering gems rather than rings to fill up your life gauge and picking up buffs to give you an advantage over the levels enemies and obstacles,
    The only take the game takes it easy on you is when it comes to the boss battles, theres a door at the end of each level to take you to that world boss.. this is the only place you will find a checkpoint, if you die you start at the beginning of the boss, and thankfully not at the start of the entire level…
    Boss battles here are the highlight of polyroll for me.. theyre challenging and varied in all the right ways, battles rarely if ever feel cheap, its just you trying to outsmart the boss, try after try after try
    I do feel that polyrolls levels are a bit bland, and leave you with nothing really to remeber
    but overall polyroll is a great nostalgic 3d platformer that fans of platforming in general should give a chance.
    I give Polyroll
    a 7.5/10
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