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Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel (Windows)

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Description

Pac-Man is a ball with a mouth; Blip and Blop are balls with arms -- conventional arms of several varieties, in addition to more exotic heavy weaponry such as lasers and flamethrowers. Chekhov's law dictates that the gun in the first act must go off in the third, but these hardened spheres haven't got the patience for that, wading directly into a non-stop carnival of carnage, a shooting frenzy only occasionally interrupted with cut-scene dialogue and nods to what might otherwise be described as the run'n'jump platformer genre -- had they legs to run and jump with. (Wiggle and bounce?)

Of course, a game based on wholesale slaughter is only as wicked as its antagonists, and here developer LOADED Studio has taken an interesting tack, setting up forty sinister derivative versions of much-loved video game protagonists and other paragons of childhood benevolence -- the Smurfs (aka "Snuffs", presumably for copyright reasons), the Care Bears ("Scare Bears"), Pokémon ("Dorkemon"), Snorks, Rayman, Lara Croft, Lemmings (in a bonus stage reminiscent of Lamers), and so forth across 5 levels (and two bonus stages), both as mooks and bosses. And when you and they meet? You'll demonstrate that you've got balls and they've got guts.

Screenshots

Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel Windows Establishing the first mission
Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel Windows Smurfs attack
Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel Windows Bloody body
Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel Windows Boss fight at the end of level 1

User Reviews

Cruel parody... and super funny game in "Metal Slug" Style. 666gonzo666 (49205) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameHippo.com Jun 22, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Freegame.cz Oct 22, 2002 96 out of 100 96
Plné Hry Jun 13, 2006 90 out of 100 90
VictoryGames.pl Jan 04, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Hrej! Jun 12, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Clubic Jul 15, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Softonic 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com May 24, 2002 9 out of 20 45

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Related Web Sites

  • Blip & Blop homepage (Page for the game on the developers' website, including system specs, trivia, and free, legal download of the game.)
Pseudo_Intellectual (44830) added Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel (Windows) on May 27, 2006