1001 Video Games
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
, founder of and programmer at Digital Illusions
, Battlefield 1942
etc), said in an interview that Wizball
was his all time favourite game.:
I always think about this game and how to recreate it.
About the platforms and publishers: Originally released as a booting game in Europe, Mindscape had the developers recompile to a DOS version to market in the US. Later, Mindscape's Thunder Mountain title remarketed it at bargain-bin prices.
Information also contributed by
- ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
- March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Shoot-'em-ups (editorial staff choice)
- Computer and Video Games
- May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Runner up in category Best Original Game of the Year
- Happy Computer
- Issue 01/1988 - Best Action Game in 1987
- Power Play
- 1987 - Best C64 Game '87
- 1987 - Best Music Track '87 (High score music)
- Retro Gamer
- October 2004 (Issue #9) – #25 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
- Newsfield Reader's Awards 1987 - Best Shoot-'em-up (readers choice)
- Newsfield Reader's Awards 1987 - Best Sound Effects (readers choice)
- January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne)