GAME OBJECTIVE: Off Your Rocker is a simple game for one
to four players. And it's a
lot of fun. The objective is to repeat the color and sound patterns -
using Joyboard or Joystick - that Rockin'
Rollie creates on the screen.
Off Your Rocker can also be played using a Joystick
instead of the Joyboard.
GAME INSTRUCTIONS. Use the Game Select level to choose
the number of players (number will appear in upper left-hand score box.)
Pressing the joystick "fire"
button will tell Rockin' Rollie that you're ready to play. When he presents a pattern, you can take as long as
you like to study it and make your
first move. But once you have started, you only have five seconds between
each following move. There are two ways to play:
1. When the Left Difficulty Switch is in the A/Novice
position, each player remains
on The Joyboard or uses the Joystick until they fail to complete the pattern (at which point Rockin' Rollie will
get a little on-screen surprise). The
score is noted and the next player can take a turn on The Joyboard or the
Joystick and a completely new pattern will
2. When the Left Difficulty Switch is in the B/Expert
position, Off Your Rocker is
played as a round-robin game. The first player gets on The Joyboard or uses the Joystick and repeats the
pattern. The next player then takes their
turn. Any player who is unsuccessful will be removed from the rotation.
The score will flash to indicate whose turn
The Right Difficulty Switch does not affect game play.
In either mode, after the 7th
round, the patterns will get faster.
Rockin' Rollie's pattern sequenced can be up to 99 color
changes in length. If you
somehow manage to complete the entire sequence of 99 (or get even close
to it), you will probably have worked up quite a sweat. You might want
to consider a shower before you start
bragging about how well you've done.