9.5/10 – “Simply the best game you can get for the iPhone” – IGN Original Review
10/10 – “Unquestionably the best game on the iPhone” – Pocket Gamer Original Review
The award-winning iPhone classic is back and better than ever! This brand-new ‘Royal Edition’ is a completely remastered Rolando - every interaction, every course, flower, trampoline, bomb, catapult and squirrel has been given a thorough scrub, buff and shine, making this the most gorgeous version yet!
The Kingdom has been invaded and the Rolandos are on a daring quest to save the sages from the clutches of the Shadow Creatures. Guide your intrepid gang of courageous Rolandos as they negotiate the toys, traps, puzzles and curious characters that fill this super-tactile world.
From the Spiky Commandos and mischievous Prince to the endlessly napping King and Queen - each Rolando gives you a different way to play!
TOUCH THE WORLD
Reach into the world to directly aid your Rolandos - hoist them up on elevators, launch bombs to clear their path and fling them across chasms with catapults.
FOUR GORGEOUS, FUN-PACKED WORLDS
From devious puzzles to action-packed platforming, a huge variety of challenges await - all set in a world bursting with fauna and flora, so charming you’ll want to move in!
TAP YOUR FINGERS AND YOUR TOES
Vibrant soundtrack from critically acclaimed producer and DJ Mr Scruff.
• Added iCloud sync for cross-device play
• Improvements for iPad
• Deselect now requires a two-finger tap
• Bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Rolando Royal edition is royally good
We enjoyed the original versions of Rolandos nearly a decade ago and were sad when it was dropped from the App Store. If you missed it the first time around, please don’t do that again. This is more than a re-release. With new graphics, a smoother and faster feel, updated sound effects, and the superb soundtrack from Mr. Scruff, this version is a real gem. If this is your first time getting acquainted with the Rolandos and enjoying their world is simple but they can get into sticky situations and will need your help. The challenging puzzles get addictive as you save your Rolly-Polly friends from the “baddies”. Capture the diamonds and solve the puzzles before the timer expires to win gold and max out your score. Our entire family loves this game. We hope the Rolandos are back forever. Don’t miss this must have game.
Was excited, then Tilt happened!
By far the makings of a great game. But Tilt controls kill the experience for me. When I realized you were forcing Tilt, the first place I headed was the settings menu. And to my surprise no control options other than, you got it, Tilt sensitivity. I saw in another review you mentioned possible MFI controller support and that would be a great option. But why no onscreen virtual controls? Doesn’t seem reasonable to force Tilt unless you are willing to whip out a MFI controller. There are many scenarios where neither Tilt nor MFI controller support are useful or practical options. And imo a creative virtual control solution would enhance gameplay when done right.
Tilt controls here seem like an easy way out imo. You have a great game here, now make it even better with more control options and secure the coveted Game of the Year!!
Tilt controls? Seriously?
This has the bones of a good game, but there’s a reason tilt controls have been ditched by most devs making platformers. They’re imprecise by default. And I have muscle tremors. So relying on them for this kind of gameplay is just maddening. It’s impossible to enjoy because these little roller dudes are so difficult to control.
If you’re really going through all the effort of remastering a beloved game, you should rethink more than aesthetics. I can’t play this game now because nobody thought that maybe they should consider accessibility and include more control schemes.
Whatever. I’m glad others are enjoying it.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for the feedback and so sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing with tilt controls - we want to make sure that everyone has a great experience. Would you mind sharing what device you are using, and if you use MFi controllers such as GameVice to play? (We are looking into supporting MFI controllers as an optional replacement for tilt controls). We'd love to chat if you drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks.
- HandCircus Limited
- 511.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2007-2019 HandCircus Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.