Net Yaroze Month: Roller

In Net Yaroze Month, we are playing every Net Yaroze game featured on the UK Official Playstation Magazine, and ranking them all in the order we liked them. You may have other opinions as to the ranking, which is awesome.

To learn more about Net Yaroze, read our introductory article here.

Roller by Matt Verran is a bit like Marble Madness, where you need to get a spherical item to a goal, but instead of moving the ‘marble’, you’re tilting the floor to get to your goal.

Each level sees you needing to collect a certain amount of diamonds before you can head to the goal and progress to the next level – though you’ll need to make sure you do it in the time limit.

Roller is really polished, and has some lovely touches, like the little wink that your ball character gives you when you complete a level, or the option to view a replay of the level you’ve just finished.

Any levels you have completed are available to play again from the main menu.

I really liked Roller. It’s one of those games where when you lose, you feel it’s your own fault rather than the game’s, which is always the sign of a well designed game.


Verran continues to make games, you can see his latest work at his website here:

Game: Roller
By: Matt Verran
Genre: Action
Available on Euro Demo: 108

Net Yaroze Month rankings:​

Roller goes in at No.7 – and at the moment, everything in the top ten I have enjoyed, which goes to show how awesome many of these Net Yaroze games are!

  1. Blitter Boy
  2. Terra Incognita
  3. Super Bub Contest
  4. Decaying Orbit
  5. Psychon
  6. Haunted Maze
  7. Roller
  8. Gravitation
  9. Katapila
  10. Tanx
  11. Bouncer 2
  12. Yaroze Rally
  13. Blockz

Still to play:

  • Robot Ron
  • Adventure Game
  • Between the Eyes
  • INVS
  • Video Arcade Poker
  • Opera of Destruction
  • Sphere
  • Surf Game
  • Rocks n Gems
  • Yarozians
  • PingPing
  • Game Involving Triangles
  • Pssst
  • Squeak
  • Shroud
  • Total Soccer Yaroze
  • Time Slip
  • Sam the Boulderman
  • Technical Demo
  • Pushy IIb
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Down
  • Snowball Fight
  • Arena
  • A Dog Tale
  • Mah Jongg
  • Samsaric Asymptotes
  • Hover Car Racing
  • Clone

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