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  • Publisher: Hydrix
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Roto is a challenging and addictive game developed by international best seller Dr. Reiner Knizia.

Be quick for this week's sale.
AppSmile.com found that at $2.99 Roto was worth every penny; At $1.99 it's a bargain!

Dr Knizia is best known for his critically acclaimed and hugely popular board games, however Roto was designed from the ground up for the iPhone.

The rules are simple so anyone can play:
You rotate 6-colored wheels to match segments with the same color in adjacent wheels, without losing points on needless rotations.

Mastering all the challenges and planning ahead to use the best possible combinations is harder than it may seem.

A new game, a new challenge, it's never the same.

Roto can be used whenever you feel like playing or passing time. You can pause and resume whenever it suits you.

There are 3 different gameplay, all with different constraints:
- Puzzle
- Arcade
- Action

Disclaimer: once hooked, people have reported games lasting well over 40 minutes.

Watch Dr. Knizia on YouTube talking about this new game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80J4VKUsEVY

What some of the early players have to say:

AppSmile.com: "Rotos easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master gameplay has a tendency to turn five minutes into forty-five in the blink of an eye. [...] Reiner Knizias Roto Worth Every Penny."

Reiner K. "I have played the game for about 5 hours. I like all three play modes!"

"what a delicious time-waster you got there. And I thought I've seen all in the world of match-3"

"Good minimalist fun! I've really enjoyed Puzzle and Arcade so far (still afraid to try Action at this point)."

"Insta-buy. Love Knizia games. It's simple on the surface, but there is a lot more to it than it first appears. "


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11-01-2009, 05:55 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 505
Awesome, I have been waiting for this one.

11-01-2009, 06:13 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,242
This is a great game. I got a promo code for it yesterday and have been playing it ever since.
11-01-2009, 06:20 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 22
Thanks skyye06 for starting this thread, much appreciated!

If anyone has questions, I'll do my best to answer them quickly -- I'm one of the developers.

And feedback is welcome, to help us make this game better...

Last edited by squelart; 11-01-2009 at 06:21 PM. Reason: added mention about being the game developer
11-01-2009, 07:00 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
Insta-buy. Love Knizia games. It's simple on the surface, but there is a lot more to it than it first appears.

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11-01-2009, 08:31 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,774
Quote:
Originally Posted by squelart View Post
Thanks skyye06 for starting this thread, much appreciated!

If anyone has questions, I'll do my best to answer them quickly -- I'm one of the developers.

And feedback is welcome, to help us make this game better...
Good minimalist fun! I've really enjoyed Puzzle and Arcade so far (still afraid to try Action at this point).

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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11-01-2009, 08:48 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
Love it!

I like arcade and action modes.
11-01-2009, 08:57 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Home is where the heart is. I lost mine. (UK)
Posts: 47
so Reiner Knizia designed this especially for the iPhone/iPT? Does this mean he is going to start looking at other games for this platform, or even allowing some of his other games to be ported over? (Please Blue Moon/Blue Moon City!)

Playing: Men and Machines, Dink Smallwood, Robotek, Office Rush
11-01-2009, 09:21 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 858
I can't seem to download it!

It says it's unavailable... (mobile, US store)

Whoops, false alarm, I guess. After a few tries, I got it.

I've got SO many games loaded up (I just had to delete something to add this) that I haven't even come close to finishing, so $3 games are not a big priority for me right now. BUT I love Poison and Robot Master, so this is an instant buy. Looks good!

Last edited by HJJ; 11-01-2009 at 09:32 PM. Reason: False alarm :O
11-01-2009, 09:38 PM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by NetRitual View Post
so Reiner Knizia designed this especially for the iPhone/iPT? Does this mean he is going to start looking at other games for this platform, or even allowing some of his other games to be ported over? (Please Blue Moon/Blue Moon City!)
Yes, Roto was designed for an electronic device with a good touch interface, and the iPhone was the ideal choice to realize it!

Another new design is currently in the works by Conlan Rios, so it looks like more new designs will appear! But I'm pretty sure some of his trusted board games will eventually get the iPhone treatment, I sure hope so! I would personally like to see Tigris&Euphrates or Samurai ported, but I'm not sure how well they will work on the small screen...
(note: just to be clear, this is my personal boardgamer opinion based on public knowledge)