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Written by Thomas "CigDangle" Balistreri   
Thursday, 29 May 2008

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The title is actually non-sensical, or at least I think it is.  I'm really not sure, because I don't understand Roogoo.

Here are the specifics from the website:

Platform: Xbox Live Arcade
Players: 1-4
Price: 800 Points
Genre: Puzzle

Save the planet Roo and all its citizens from the evil Meemos by guiding differently shaped meteors to avoid collision with the planet. Rotate floating land masses to allow meteors to pass through safely. Use quick wit to avoid or destroy obstacles preventing completion of a level.

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  • Contains 45 levels of action packed puzzle racing games
  • Single player, Multiplayer (up to four), and Leadership boards to view highest available scores among other competitive players
  • Five differently shaped and colored meteors
  • Collect stars to double your chance of winning or losing
  • Meemos and butterflies placed throughout levels as obstacles for a challenging yet entertaining game play experience
  • Entertaining short story segments

I'm still not really sure what to think of this game.  So, it's a puzzler, genre-wise and literally. 

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Today, the Xbox achievements for the game were released.  I thought maybe these might shed some light on the game.  Let's take a look.

  • 5pts - One Track Mind: Only rotate in one direction for any 5 levels
  • 7pts - Meemoo Headache: Knock off 7 consecutive Meemoo on a platform
  • 10pts - Bonus Drop: Score perfect on any bonus stage
  • 10pts - ROO-Worthy: Unlock the first 10 levels
  • 10pts - Acc-ROO-acy: Score 100% accuracy on any 10 levels
  • 10pts - Meemoo Savvy: Don’t miss any shapes after the first Meemoo attack
  • 13pts - Comeback ROO: Win a multiplayer match with only one shape to lose remaining
  • 15pts - Tower of Moo: Beat par time on Tower of Moo (‘Challenge’ Intensity)
  • 15pts - ROO-Race: Win a multiplayer match on ‘Bursting EX’
  • 20pts - Fly Butterfly: Score 100% accuracy on Fly Butterfly
  • 35pts - Bat Attack: Score 100% accuracy on Bat Attack
  • 50pts - Roogoo Guru: Achieve par time on all levels (‘Challenge’ Intensity)

I think I am more confused than before.  Let's see what the CEO of SouthPeak Games (the game's developer), Melanie Mroz, had to say about Roogoo:

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“Roogoo is a rare breed of puzzle game that combines compulsive play with an engaging storyline and a wonderful fantasy world.  With its accessible gameplay, unique charm and high production values, Roogoo is set to carve its own niche when released for Xbox Live Arcade and PC. Gamers will definitely have loads of fun mastering its unusual depth and trying to become the guru of Roogoo.”

I give up...I guess I just don't understand.


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