What is TomatoRoll?
TomatoRoll is an old-fashioned flat-surface roller game with a very unique twist. The goal is to sink all your tomatoes, red and green, but the red tomato has to be the last or you lose the round. Add to that 30 levels, 3 initial lives, a time limit of 20 seconds, a couple of walls, cages, cog-wheels, punchers and a whole set of gems to be retrieved while underway. The game is controlled using the iPhone's accelerometer, so the way you hold your phone determines where your game objects roll. Couldn't be any easier - unless of course you want to get to level 2.
ExtraLifes and Gems
On your journey through the levels there are things you pick up underway, like an extra tomato (extralife) or various gems that will add valuable seconds to your time. Additionally there is the occasional cage that needs to be opened for which there is a special gem. Careful though as picking up all available gems sometimes is not the best game strategy.
Punchers and Cages
To add annoyance we came up with the puncher. These things often come in pairs and are typically located in the most inconvenient places - i.e. right next to your tomato pockets and will stupidly punch anything in the vicinity at regular intervals. Not very helpful. And then there are cages that bar access to important parts of the game until the golden gem is hit. Not to be outdone we also got quite inventive with those mazes as you can see, but hey - you got the entire 20 seconds to figure it out.
Well - if you are looking for a total time waster, this is it. Perfect for standing in line at the super market, your doctor's waiting room or a full night's entertainment if you have absolutely no life. Give it a try. TomatoRoll is very immersive with sound effects and a nice backbeat. But caution is in order. Due to the extreme addictiveness of TomatoRoll we had such a hard time wrapping up in-house testing of the game, that it is now being released 3 months behind schedule with one tester still unaccounted for. Don't say we didn't warn you.