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Game review
Roll up, roll down
by Harry Slater 15/10/2013
Product: Rollabear
Developer: Matmi
Publisher: Matmi
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Arcade
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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It's not always the most obvious combinations that work. Sometimes you need to go out on a limb a little if you want to create something original - otherwise you're left with the same staid content that everyone else is producing.

Which is exactly what Rollabear has done. It's not a complete success, but the mashing together of cute-animal flinging, platforming, and ten pin bowling still manages to feel a lot fresher than most of the games on the ever-stagnating App Store.

Roll with it

The game is all about flinging a bear at some bowling pins. Except the pins are made out of people, and you're not flinging the bear so much as firing it from a giant makeshift catapult. You control that launch with the now customary drag-back of a finger. ...
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There are a few niggles here and there, but as a package Rollabear offers a decent few hours of quick-fire fun
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
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