Original iPhone Game 'Rolando' is Back in the App Store

Fans of original iPhone game Rolando will be thrilled to hear that Rolando: Royal Edition, a remastered version of the 2008 platform-style puzzle game, is now available from the App Store on iPhone and iPad.

Rolando was one of the first games available on the ‌iPhone‌ back when the ‌App Store‌ first launched, and at the time, our sister site TouchArcade said it was among the "best games the ‌App Store‌ has to offer."


Rolando: Royal Edition is an overhauled version of the first Rolando game, featuring updated graphics, redesigned levels, and new mechanics. According to HandCircus, the entire game has been updated with new content.

The award-winning ‌iPhone‌ classic is back and better than ever! This brand-new 'Royal Edition' is a completely remastered Rolando - every interaction, every course, flower, trampoline, bomb, catapult and squirrel has been given a thorough scrub, buff and shine, making this the most gorgeous version yet!
In Rolando, the aim of the game is to guide a gang of Rolandos through traps and puzzles on a quest to save the sages from Shadow Creatures. Players use touch, tap, and tilt gestures as a control mechanism, and with the exception of new mechanics and updates to the design, original Rolando gameplay is intact.

Rolando: Royal Edition can be purchased from the ‌App Store‌ for $2.99. [Direct Link]

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11 months ago

I think I speak for everyone when I say: I feel awkward that I’ve never heard of this game.

It was a classic, most iPhone users had it at the time.
Rating: 9 Votes
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11 months ago
Rolando.. wow!
Back to 2008, what a wonderful time it was!
iPhone 3G, 3GS and then 4, 4s.. i cry..
Flight Control, Doodle jump, Bioshock, Toucharcade app...
No Facebook, no Instagram, no ****.
Now please make Steve come back and plant a new Apple tree... :(
Rating: 6 Votes
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11 months ago
Let’s go back even further and bring back Dizzy Bee!
Rating: 4 Votes
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11 months ago
LocoRoco please, pleaaaase.

Rolando has a nice soundtrack by Mr. Scruff but LocoRoco soundtrack was so amazing :)

On YouTube
watch?v=oORpDuzjjHU ('https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oORpDuzjjHU')
Sheer brilliance
Rating: 3 Votes
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11 months ago
Bring back the Apple poker game! I have never found one I like as much.
Rating: 2 Votes
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11 months ago
I think I speak for everyone when I say: I feel awkward that I’ve never heard of this game.
Rating: 2 Votes
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11 months ago

I think I speak for everyone when I say: I feel awkward that I’ve never heard of this game.

I’m guessing that you didn’t own an original iPhone, 3G or 3GS. Am I correct?
Rating: 2 Votes
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11 months ago

So I have to pay for a game I already bought AGAIN? Screw this, and screw Apple for doing this. (but mostly the devs, since it's in their power to apply a heavy discount to previous purchasers or allow them to upgrade for free) Not buying it again, I guess. Meh, wasn't THAT AMAZING anyway... And 1/5th of it or more is a tutorial anyway...


So if you bought a 2008 Chevy and you want a 2018 Chevy, you expect the car company to give it to you for free because you already bought ‘a Chevy’?

Your logic is flawed, but I guess that’s what the comment sections encourage - shoot first, think later.
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11 months ago
Now we just need Flappy Bird back!
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11 months ago

So I have to pay for a game I already bought AGAIN? Screw this, and screw Apple for doing this. (but mostly the devs, since it's in their power to apply a heavy discount to previous purchasers or allow them to upgrade for free) Not buying it again, I guess. Meh, wasn't THAT AMAZING anyway... And 1/5th of it or more is a tutorial anyway...

How is this on Apple?
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