The Rapid Roll Game is a simple game played by many online gamers but it is most commonly found on Nokia mobile phone handsets. The main aim of the game is to keep the white ball within your line of vision as if you fail to do this you will lose life. The green ball is known as the ‘bonus ball’. The player’s ball is controlled using the left and right arrows on a phone’s keypad, or on a computer keyboard. However, there are other ways a player may lose life, for example the red or green bars with lines running through them, although the plain red and yellow lines will increase a player’s life. In terms of layout and style, the game is very similar to old arcade games such as Tetris or Space Invaders.
Rapid Roll follows a long tradition of Nokia games that have proved popular among young and old alike. The Snake series of games was an enormous hit in playgrounds and offices across the world from its first appearance on Nokia handsets. Rapid Roll has a similarly addictive appeal, in that the desire to get a ‘high score’ and hence have bragging rights over colleagues, friends and family is a large motivation for many who play these games. Nokia’s handsets and software have always been famed for their ease of use and their games are no different. It is partly this simple and user-friendly nature that makes their products and the games on them so popular.