By Ned Jordan:
Games that are a novel mash-up of genres tend to be either surprising successes (how come no one ever thought of doing that before?) or abject failures (what were they thinking?). Rollers of the Realm, which combines the pinball and RPG genres, falls more into the latter category than the former. The problem is that for a mixed genre game to succeed it must take the best elements from each individual genre and combine them in a novel way that increases the overall fun to level that's equal to or greater than the sum of its parts, which is something that Rollers of the Realm fails to do. A pedestrian pinball game married to a mundane RPG is not an equation that sums up to much fun.