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Ballblazer (Atari 7800)

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Written by  :  Josh Cating (5)
Written on  :  May 13, 2008
Platform  :  Atari 7800

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Summary

Simple Game but Lots of Fun

The Good

The game was simple enough....a soccer-type game, set on the "grid", and played with robotic "rotofoils" . The music, based on some sort of fractal equation, was incredible (I can still hear it today, and I haven't played in 15 years). Large numbers of robot competition made it a challenge, even as I got progressively better

The Bad

This was my first game with split-screen graphics. That, coupled with the "rotosnap" (the rotofoil snaps 90 degrees to follow the ball, or, if the player has the ball, to face their goal line) made things a bit disorienting at first. The scoring system was a bit confusing as well. However, both of these could be overcome simply by familiarizing yourself with the game

The Bottom Line

Enjoyable.....worth playing