Quirky Platformer Polyroll available now for Nintendo Switch and PC

Taking its inspiration from classic platformers such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Polyroll a retro platform game developed by Spicy Gyro Games and Shiny Dolphin Games LLC is now available to buy for the Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam or Itch.io.

Polyroll is the eponymous tale of Polyroll, a poly poly with attitude. When all his friends are kidnapped by the evil Kaiser Kiwi it’s up to Polyroll to use his super-shell to bounce, spin and ricochet his little socks off to save his friends. Eleven crazy bosses stand in his way, including a crazed stoplight, haywire appliances, and a giant spider stuck in a computer case.

It’s a bright and colourful game, with a strong Sonic the Hedgehog influence, with loads of hidden paths and 96 hidden gems for you to collect.

It’s been a long journey to get Polyroll released. It was initially conceived in 2010, and released on iOS a couple of years later.

“When we first released Polyroll on iOS in 2012, it had been a really long time since a 2D Sonic-inspired game had been released,” says developer Justin Craig.

When a PC version was shown at the Sonic Amateur Game Expo it was a surprise hit. It was the mis of classis sonic features with new mechanics that have made Polyroll such a success.

“Everyone always associates Sonic games with speed, but I thought there was more to explore with the ball mechanic,” explains Craig, a long-time fan of classic platformers. “It completely changes how you think about movement when you can ricochet off of any wall in the level, not just bumpers and springs.”

Polyroll has now been completely remastered including brand new pixel art, five more levels, more collectibles and a new boss to defeat, as well as some playability tweaks and updated controls.

Key Features

  • 4 to 10 hours of playtime
  • Make your way through 36 expansive levels filled with unique enemies, hidden gems, and challenging bosses in a retro, 2D adventure
  • Use your super shell to spin, bounce, roll, and ricochet across the land on a mission to save your friends from the clutches of the evil Kaiser Kiwi
  • Defeat eleven insane bosses, including a crazed stoplight, haywire appliances, and a giant spider stuck in a computer case.

Polyroll is now available on the PC via Steam and Itch.io and the Nintendo Switch for around $10 / £8.

Share this article:
Jim Franklin
Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife and his player 3. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

Articles: 792
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments