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Addicta Ball (Atari ST)

Addicta Ball Atari ST Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Addicta Ball is a Breakout clone with a twist. Players control a paddle to break down a wall of different block by bouncing a ball against them, but instead of removing them to clear a level, players need to make a path for the paddle to pass through. As time goes on, the bricks move lower down the screen so the path needs to be created as long as there is an opportunity. The game is over when the bricks hit the paddle.

There are different kinds of power-ups, weapons, a thruster to move over the screen, and a barrier at the bottom of the screen that prevents the ball from disappearing, but it degrades over time. There are also some vehicles at the bottom of the screen that can be hit. Cooperative games for two players are supported.


Addicta Ball Atari ST At the beginning
Addicta Ball Atari ST A red ghost!?
Addicta Ball Atari ST Title screen
Addicta Ball Atari ST A path upwards has been cleared

Alternate Titles

  • "Addictaball" -- Alternate spelling

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Dec, 1987 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1987 826 out of 1000 83


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Cancelled Version

The game was announced for the ZX Spectrum, but eventually never released.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Sciere (253385) added Addicta Ball (Atari ST) on Aug 23, 2008
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