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Ballistix

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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3.3
BBC Micro
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Commodore 64
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Description

Psygnosis' Ballistix is an arcade game in which you have to manipulate a ball in order to score a goal with your opponent. To do this, you will control an arrow that defines a direction, and pressing the fire key will launch a ball from this arrow in the direction the arrow points to; by launching balls at correct angles, you will manipulate the main ball and control the way it moves. Ballistix also keeps certain physics laws (namely gravity and friction), and will present you with varying obstacles in either one or two player mode.

Screenshots

Ballistix TurboGrafx-16 Play fair, gentlemen...
Ballistix DOS Gameplay shot, level 3
Ballistix DOS Nearing the goal
Ballistix Amiga Starting a new game

Alternate Titles

  • "כדור הרעם (Thunder Ball)" -- Israeli/Hebrew alternate title
  • "Ballistix!" -- BBC Micro / Electron in-game title

User Reviews

Fast cross between air hockey and pinball. DOS gametrader (229)

The Press Says

Oberoende COMputer (S) Amiga Apr 27, 1989 8 out of 10 80
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1990 7 out of 10 70
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST May, 1989 64 out of 100 64
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 600 out of 1000 60
Power Play Amiga May, 1989 56 out of 100 56
Power Play Atari ST May, 1989 56 out of 100 56
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Mar 04, 2007 D+ 33
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 2005 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Cover art

The game's cover art is a painting by Melvyn Grant called Steel Tsar. It was originally used as the cover for Michael Moorcock's 1981 novel The Steel Tsar, and also appeared on the 1987 reissue of Rocka Rolla, the first album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest.
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