Unroll Me - an addictive, challenging Windows Phone game that keeps on rolling

Unroll Me - unblock the slots is a puzzle game for Windows Phone 8 that has you solving a puzzle, which in turn creates a path for a white ball to travel safely to the finish point in the gaming levels. The game can be rather challenging in that you need to stay one step ahead of the rolling ball as you solve the puzzle or you'll see the white ball crash and burn, ending your hopes of completing the puzzle level.

The game has had a decent amount of success of on iOS and Android platforms and in playing Unroll me for the past few days, it should do well on the Windows Phone platform.

Game Layout

Unroll Me - unblock the slots' layout is uncomplicated with a main menu offering up five gaming modes, an option to mute the sounds, remove the ads and restore your purchases (should you switch devices). Removing the ads will cost you $1.99 through an in-app purchase.

All totaled, Unroll Me has 120 puzzle levels that are spread out through the five gaming modes that include:

  • Beginner
  • Medium
  • Hard
  • Extreme
  • Multi-ball 4x4

The gaming screen has your current level and best moves score displayed across the top of the screen, your gaming board in the center with menu, freeze and speed up buttons running across the bottom of the screen.

Game Play

The object of the game is to shuffle the puzzle pieces around to create a path for the white ball to travel on, ultimately reaching the finish point (the red square). While the object sounds simple, you only have a few seconds to start solving the puzzle before the white ball begins to roll. To save you a few seconds to get the path built, you can tap the freeze button to stop the ball in its track for a few seconds.

Puzzle pieces can be moved while the ball is traveling across the piece and should you ever need to give the ball a little boost in speed, just tap and hold the speed up button.

Your score is based on the number of moves it takes you to create a path to the finish point. If your ball hits a dead end or falls off a puzzle tile, you fail the level.

Overall Impression

Unroll Me isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea but as far as puzzle games go, it's a good one. You have the element of solving the puzzle to create a path for the ball to travel on and the urgency to complete your task as the ball rolls forward. Graphics are good, game play challenging and overall Unroll Me - unblock the slots comes across as a fun, entertaining Windows Phone game.

There really isn't anything detrimental about the game. Unroll Me ran smoothly, puzzle pieces shifted without issue and the only thing I could see being added that would help the game is possibly an online leaderboard for bragging rights. Regardless, Unroll Me - unblock the slots is a well rounded puzzle game and a fine addition to the Windows Phone gaming library. It is a nice option to consider when you need a little help passing the time.

  • Unroll Me - unblock the slots - Windows Phone 8 - Free - Store Link

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.