Have You Played… Roundabout?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Roundabout [official site] is the game about a chauffeur and limousine. The limousine is constantly spinning, which makes navigation difficult, and the live action cutscenes are sweet, funny and a bit Wes Anderson.

Like the recently released Slayaway Camp, Roundabout is proof that if a puzzle game is attached to a strong enough thematic or narrative hook, I’ll push through my struggles against all of puzzlekind and learn to enjoy it. Just think, all the makers of Kuru Kuru Kururin needed to do to win my approval is tell a cool love story with a backdrop of weirdness. And set the whole thing in and around a spinning limousine.

Next up, someone reinvent Tetris as a sci-fi epic. Oh, wait

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6 Comments

  1. Taraskeskro says:

    So it’s a PC version of kurukuru kururin (One of the first GBA game). The game was great by the way.

    • Linkster7 says:

      I remember kurukuru kururin playing a lot better, I thought Roundabout was a bit too loose in its controls. The cutscenes are amazing though.

  2. Sin Vega says:

    Roundabout proved that there is a right way to do a silent protagonist. She is the best. Great example of the wonders a bit of character and cheerful enthusiasm can work for a simple game.

  3. April March says:

    I hated it. I played it to the end. I’m happy that it exists.

  4. Chillicothe says:

    Her acting was amazing in this. Perfect silent film expressions.

  5. malkav11 says:

    I loved the idea and the cutscenes I saw. I found it extremely difficult and frustrating and quit quite quickly.