Sit down, fasten your seat belt and start the engine: Roundabout is a 70s galore blast of fun. The revolving taxi isn't an empty gimmick, but a strange and compelling idea. You'll laugh from the beginning of the game and you won't stop, even after its end.
Roundabout makes no sense at all, which is why it is so great. The incredibly cheesy movies in between the gameplay, the spinning car you have to control: it’s all so strange yet so charming. There’s some frustration looking, but the well thought out humour makes you forget about it.
It's crazy how much effort has gone into the foundations of this tiny piece of Technicolor idiocy.
Roundabout works well as a short chunk of oddbeat humor and arcade-like gameplay. It's unapologetic in its goofiness, and it tells a fun story on top of its relatively unique gameplay. Sure, you can draw comparisons to the games that inspired it, but when was the last time you played an absurdist 1970s limousine game that was this much fun?
If you liked LocoCycle's acting achievements and value plain silliness over gameplay then Roundabout might be worth a look. But even then you better hold out until the next sale.