ROLANDO 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid
By ngmoco, LLC
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**Supports iOS4 and above only.**
"If you do not like Rolando 2, then you do not like videogames."
- IGN, Editor's Choice Award, 9 out of 10
“Best App of the Year – Paid”
“Best Adventure Game”
- as decided by 50,000+ voters on AppAdvice.com App Awards
Get ready to rock n’ roll with the sequel to the everyone’s favorite iPhone Game of the Year, Rolando! Spin, jump, twist, bounce around 45+ levels as you guide a massive cast of characters on a funky new quest filled with action and surprise behind every touch.
In your pursuit of the legendary Golden Orchid, you will help the Rolando clan navigate through tropical beaches, ancient ruins, volcanic caverns and dark jungles, all while battling nasty new nemeses.
-- DRIVE, FLY, SWIM
Expand your tactics and take your adventure to new heights and depths with a variety of physics-based gameplay features like vehicles, buoyancy and flying Rolandos.
-- THESE ROLANDOS FIGHT BACK!
Blast, zap, drown and skewer the island’s most hostile inhabitants as you battle your way to victory using all-new combat features.
-- CHART YOUR OWN COURSE THROUGH AN EPIC STORY
Choose which mission to play next as you lead a brave new family of Rolandos through more than 45 challenging levels in search of the fabled Golden Orchid.
-- SHARE THE GLORY
Compare awards and high-scores with friends via leaderboards as you roll, fly, jump, flip, and twist your way to a triumphant victory! Requires internet connection.
ROLANDO 2 is created by Hand Circus and presented by ngmoco:) exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch
What's New in Version 1.2
Supports OS4 and above only. If you experience crashing on launch, please update your device to the latest OS.
- Registering with plus+ network is optional
- Optimized graphics for retina display
- Fixes an issue where saved games could become corrupted
This is an innovative puzzle/platformer that makes great use of the iPhone's tilt functions. The aim is basically to get all of your squad of 'Rolandos' (rolling orange adventurers) from various start points to the portal at the end of the level. There is an emphasis on physics-based puzzles and strategic team management throughout, accompanied by dozens of bad guys, vehicles to commandeer, bonus 'rotation' levels and a great boss fight. The storyline is enjoyable enough, too. Also, the start menu is fun little pastime and a clear inspiration for ngmoco, Inc's game "Plunderland".
The 2 1/2 dimension graphics and funky art style bring to mind certain aspects of the much-loved PS3 title Little Big Planet. This game, however, is a unique package that may draw on some obvious external influences but on the whole goes in its own distinct direction. The musical score, while a little limited, is very catchy.
Why this game has not received greater accliam is beyond me. I completed it a long time ago but still return every now and then to challenge my previous scores. It's a fantastic challenge and will remain on my iPhone for a long time yet. You'd be daft not to let go of that cheeky 59p for a game this great.
I wondered if this game would come down to 59p. It will be interesting to see if it now gives Angry Birds a run for its money in the sales charts. No33 today, I expect to see it in top 5 in a day or two's time, possible going No1 for a short period of time at least. I bought the original Rolando ages ago. I have just got version 2 and gifted it to my nephew also.
This latest update and price change might also indicate that version 3 is in the pipeline? Either way I think now was a sensible time to drop the price and get Rolando popular again, especially with gamers who may not have even heard of it before.
Bug alert - please fix!
Love the graphics and game. Everything was really cool so far. Until this bug: every time when I'm falling through the same door in 'A small royal pain' it always crashes - please fix!!!
- Category: Games
- Updated: 31 March 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 77.7 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Developer: ngmoco, LLC
- © 2009 ngmoco, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.