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Ball Breakers

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
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PlayStation
64
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Windows
66
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Description

The universe is made up of human and synthetic lifeforms. Synthetic lifeforms are considered second class citizens by their human counterparts. The story takes place on the prison planet Alpha Prime, a world completely designed for the holding of criminals. You are a synthetic lifeform sentenced for an eternity for a crime you didn't commit and in order to earn your freedom, you must compete against other prisoners in competitions in 10 different incarceration facilities. To compete in these competitions however, you must undergo a procedure that removes your legs and replaces it with a rolling sphere.

There are seven different events to compete in which are Pursuit, Last Man Rolling, Race, King of the Hill, Run the Gauntlet, Tag, and Powerball that pit you not only against your fellow inmates and guards, but against the levels themselves. Run the gauntlet charges you with making it to a goal point within a time limit, all the while avoiding other warriors and obstacles such as flame throwers, spikes, and gun turrets. Pursuit is identical, but it adds the challenge of the arena crumbling away. Powerball has you collecting balls throughout the arena and throwing them at a goalpost before time runs out. Tag has you collecting a set number of tokens that have been scattered throughout the arena within a set time limit.

Screenshots

Ball Breakers Dreamcast Title screen
Ball Breakers Dreamcast Intro: The prisoners get the "qualifying examination".
Ball Breakers Dreamcast Select arena - at the beginning, there is only one available.
Ball Breakers Dreamcast Getting to the goal in time is hindered by opponents in your way.

Alternate Titles

  • "MoHo" -- European title

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The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation 2000 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Dreamcast Jan 03, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Nov 08, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Gaming Age PlayStation Aug 02, 2000 B 75
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 2001 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 2001 67 out of 100 67
SEGA-Portal.de Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Game Captain Windows Dec 23, 2000 60 out of 100 60
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jul 18, 2000 11 out of 20 55
Joypad PlayStation Sep, 2000 1 out of 10 10

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