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The Good Parts
Roogoo: Twisted Tower includes over 100 different levels and 10 distinct and unique environments to play in; you'll solve interesting and engaging puzzles and compete against friends in the cooperative and party play modes. Engage 8 different and challenging boss creatures in combat, like the Giant Squid, who will try to distract you from you from your goal of protecting your planet from the evil Meemoos and their designs for your planets energy.
Roogoo: Twisted Tower isn't as engaging or addictive as similar puzzle games that have been developed over the years, like Tetris, Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move, or Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, but if you like to solve puzzles it's a great game for you and the kids to play. The most violent act in this game is catching using your handy net to catch butterflies, swatting bats, and quick flicks of your Wi-remote to implement the action.
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The Bad Parts
Roogoo: Twisted Tower is a puzzle game that needs perfect, crystal clear graphics in order to allow for enough distinction between the different block shapes. You need to be able to visually tell the different between the holes a particular block needs to fall through and the other holes on the platform. Unfortunately, the graphical presentation included with this game isn't as clear as required and it's often hard to visually distinguish between the various shapes and the hole you need them to fall through on the platform.
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The Graphical Story
The graphical look of Roogoo: Twisted Towers is well below average and makes playing this game difficult at times, due to the inability to visually determine the correct hole for each shape on the platform. The shadow and lighting effects that are traditionally used to protect visual candy for the eyes, are no where to be seen in this presentation. The colors are bright but indistinct at times, which also makes it difficult to determine the correct hole if you try to use color as an indicator as well as shape.
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Sounds in the Game
Roogoo: Twisted Towers has lighthearted tunes that will keep the kids entertained with electronic sounds and energetic alternative music. The songs unfortunately repeat far too often, certainly the kids won't notice as much as you will, but this is still a indication of lazy game development. All the sound effects are appropriately simple sounds, the characters all make unique sounds that the kids will love, and the sound of the meteors falling keeps the action going.
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The Story Line
Roogoo: Twisted Towers tasks you with protecting your planet from the evil designs of the Meemoos, who want to steal your planets energy for their own uses. You attempt to match up falling blocks with their respective holes on a platform with a curved arch to it. You use the Wii-remote and Nunchuk to control all the actions you need to stop the Meemoos from stealing your blocks, before they fall through the right holes on the platform.
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Roogoo: Twisted Towers is a fun, enjoyable game that starts out fast, but for me eventually lost its appeal after a few hours. The whole game took me about six hours to complete, but I took several coffee breaks to re-energize. You and up to 4 friends can play this game at the same time in modes that feature adversarial, cooperative, and a neat party mode. The cooperative mode was the best and most enjoyable mode included with this game, the adversarial mode was a little flat, while the party mode involved too much repetition of game play elements to be entertaining for long.
The controls all worked very well, they were responsive and quick, and helped to keep the action continuous while playing this game. The action never stops, which keeps the energy high while playing, so the kids will be happy to play this game for hours on end. The game play starts slow in the beginning of the game, but it picks up as you learn how to play the game. The difficulty increases as you progress through the levels of the game and they included three different difficulty levels to keep the kids coming back for more fun.
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The Last Word
In the final analysis, Roogoo: Twisted Towers is a kids game that will entertain the kids for a few hours with interactive, engaging, and satisfying game play. The design is simple enough allow kids' to quickly pick up the game play, yet ramps up the challenge and difficulty as they progress through the game, so it's a great game for kids to play.