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Speedball (Amiga)

Speedball Amiga Title screen

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Description

The original future sport game, Speedball is played out on a small court with five players on each team, making it more frantic than the more famous sequel. The ball must be thrown into the goal at your opponent's end. Any amount of physical contact can be made, and there are no illegal ways to get the ball or the goal.

Before each match you can bribe the referee into awarding you a head-start or strengthening the abilities of your players. You compete in a simple knockout cup tournament, or in individual 2-player games.

Screenshots

Speedball Amiga Some options
Speedball Amiga Player selection
Speedball Amiga Game starts in the middle
Speedball Amiga Players in a row

Alternate Titles

  • "KlashBall" -- NES title

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The Press Says

Raze Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The One Nov, 1988 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Power Play 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Power May, 1991 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

C64 version

The C64 version of the game is one of the 30 games on the Commodore 64 Direct TV retro game joystick released in 2004.

Inspiration

Unofficially inspired by the 1975 movie Rollerball.

Playtesting

According to Eric Matthews, plain programming only took one and a half months - but play testing and fine tuning of the game play took another four months. Spending such amounts of time on the game play was very unusual at the time the game was created.

Awards

  • Golden Joystick Award
    • 1989 - won the 16-bit Game of the Year award
Information also contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker and Ricky Derocher

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Rantanplan (1711) added Speedball (Amiga) on Jan 17, 2003
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