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Polyroll

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Based on 4 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCOct 29, 2019

Developers: Spicy Gyro Games, Shiny Dolphin Games

Publisher: HOF Studios

Genres: Action, Adventure

Kaiser Kiwi has kidnapped your roly poly friends and taken them to his Frigid Castle and only you can save them! Explore a colorful bug-themed world infused with retro charm and chock full of inventive hazards and enemies. FEATURES 4 to 10 hours of playtime Make your way through 36 expansive levels filled with unique enemies, hidden gems, and challenging bosses in a retro, 2D adventure Use your super shell to spin, bounce, roll, and ricochet across the land on a mission to save your friends from the clutches of the evil Kaiser Kiwi Defeat eleven insane bosses, including a crazed stoplight, haywire appliances, and a giant spider stuck in a computer case.

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Polyroll Reviews

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.

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Polyroll does not redefine the 2D platforming genre but there's nothing wrong with this simple game with clear inspirations in some of the genre's classics. While its gameplay doesn't always feel right and the adventure is rather short-lived, Polyroll is sold at a friendly price and features a decent amount of creative, challenging bosses. In the end, it's not a groundbreaking game but big fans of retro-style indie platformers have something to enjoy in Polyroll.

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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.

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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.

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