PC version of Roogoo now available

SouthPeak Games’ super-cute puzzle game Roogoo is now available on the PC for everyone that hasn’t already downloaded it on Xbox Live Arcade.

Roogoo’s story revolves around collecting the different shaped meteors that regularly fall on the planet Roo before King Moo’s — previously King Goo — son, Prince Moo, can. The reason for this is because King Moo ate some of these meteors and used them to power large cities, thereby corrupting the native Roogoo by turning them into Meemoo. Your band of Roogoo freedom fighters is planning to use the meteors to restore everyone before the king can use them to make things even worse.

Yeah, the story really isn’t all that important. All you need to know is that you’ll be matching blocks with similarly shaped holes by rotating various platforms. The gameplay itself is pretty easy and straightforward, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fun timewaster.

One thing I would recommend if you’re thinking about getting this game and have a 360 is to download it on that. The reason being that the PC release costs $20, $10 more than on XBLA, and doesn’t appear to include any extras.

MIDLOTHIAN, VA – June 25, 2008 – SouthPeak Games today announced that
its puzzle game Roogoo is now available for Windows PC. Roogoo, which
was previously released on Xbox LIVE(r) Arcade for the Xbox 360
videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, features 45 levels as
well as two-player split screen.

“Roogoo is a fun, family friendly puzzle game that is as addictive as it
is cute,” said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Games. “Not only does the
game get progressively more challenging to play, but it also gets harder
and harder to put down.”

Taking place in the fantasyland of Planet Roo, you star as one of the
last Roogoo’s still uncorrupted by the evil King Goo. King Goo can think
of nothing but power and uses his influence to make other Roogoos
believe that greed is the way of life. He starts to steal joyful meteors
from the sky and uses their powers to build bigger and more powerful
cities. After a fair amount of stealing, many of the kingdom’s once cute
and innocent Roogoos have turned into wicked Meemoos. It is your job to
stop King Goo from collecting the remaining meteors and to turn the
Meemoos back into Roogoos before it’s too late.

In order to accomplish your quest and save Planet Roo, you must guide
falling meteors, in the form of different shape blocks, through rotating
platforms. When matched correctly, the blocks are allowed to reach their
intended destination. Each meteor you guide correctly gets you one step
closer to your goal.

Roogoo is available now for $19.99 at retailers everywhere. It is rated
E for Everyone.

Justin Villasenor