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The Ball Game

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Amiga
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Atari ST
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DOS
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Description

This puzzle game features four players, any number of which can be human or computer, and is viewed from an isometric perspective. The basic gameplay is very similar to Virgin's Spot license. Your aim is to take control of the largest area of the board, which is done by moving your pieces so as for them to be next to pieces of another colour, which will then become your colour. There are three types of move – short moves which also see you retain the square you were in, jumps in which you lose the previous square, and moves using the teleporting device to move a larger distance. There are over 100 levels, which needn't be played in sequence. The board layouts feature gaps in, which must be incorporated into your strategy, to ensure that you don't leave a space next to a large number of your pieces, which would allow an opponent to swallow them up.

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The Ball Game Atari ST Starting position of map 00
The Ball Game DOS Select your starting level.
The Ball Game Commodore 64 More brown balls than blue ones
The Ball Game Commodore 64 Brown is teleporting himself to another location on the board

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Amiga Joker Amiga Aug, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Games-X Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Contributed to by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (120910), Martin Smith (63162) and Belgarath_UK (37)