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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

OSAKA, Japan – July 21, 2021 – The colorful, endlessly upbeat 3D platformer Super Sami Roll, created by Sonzai Games and published by X PLUS, is launching today on Steam!

Inspired by ‘80s and ‘90s platformers where players roll a ball through beautiful game worlds (like Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball), Super Sami Roll effortlessly delivers the high-rise thrills, rolling hills, and adorable characters reminiscent of gaming’s golden days.

In Super Sami Roll, you need to get through 12 fun-filled hours of content to help Sami rescue his friend Vera from a meanie who calls himself “Albert VII.” Cruise past beautiful green fields, deserts dotted with magnificent pyramids, dangerous oozing volcanoes, frigid ice lands, and many other memorable places to take Albert VII down a peg ... or two (yep, Albert V sounds about right!). Grappling hooks? That’s so 2020. In this game, you get a grappling tongue to get out of sticky situations!

“With Super Sami Roll, I wanted to create a game that brings back the ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling we all experienced back in the ‘90s (and early '00s) playing 3D platformers – particularly the rolling kind,” says Sergio Matta, CEO and lead developer at Sonzai Games. “However, I wanted more than to simply pay homage to a beloved genre. I want to give players something new ... and that’s precisely where the grappling tongue comes in! This core mechanic – plus a living, breathing world filled with personable NPCs – is what makes Super Sami Roll special.”

Key Features

  • Picturesque world: Explore eye-catching environments and meet memorable characters.

  • Level variety: Play through dozens upon dozens of unique levels!

  • 2D and 3D: Painstakingly hand-crafted pixel art meets modern 3D graphics.

  • Secrets galore: Tons of secrets – including awesome unlockables like a multiplayer mode!

  • Easy to learn, tough to master: Progressive difficulty with a hearty challenge.

  • Sami in style: Customize your character to your heart’s content.

  • Musical delights: Upbeat soundtrack – check!

Pricing & Availability

Super Sami Roll is now available on Steam (Windows) for $9.89 – a 34% discount. The game will return to its original retail price of $14.99 on July 28. An OST bundle is also available for a discounted price of $11.86 (41% off retail).

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About X PLUS

Starting as a fashion company in 1986 in Osaka, Japan, X PLUS went from making figurines of popular Kaiju and Japanese fictional characters (Shonen-Ric) to developing and publishing indie games like Smelter and Super Sami Roll. To learn more about X PLUS, please visit

About Sonzai Games

Founded in 2020 by veteran developer Sergio Matta, Sonzai Games is an indie studio with big dreams.


Media Contact

Luis Levy


Novy PR for X PLUS

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