DescriptionThe original future sport game, Speedball is played out on a small court with five players on each team, making it more frantic than the more famous sequel. The ball must be thrown into the goal at your opponent's end. Any amount of physical contact can be made, and there are no illegal ways to get the ball or the goal.
Before each match you can bribe the referee into awarding you a head-start or strengthening the abilities of your players. You compete in a simple knockout cup tournament, or in individual 2-player games.
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- "KlashBall" -- NES title
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There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.
|Zzap!||Jun, 1989||90 out of 100||90|
|Commodore User||May, 1989||88 out of 100||88|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Feb, 1989||874 out of 1000||87|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Jun, 1989||87 out of 100||87|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Jul, 1989||860 out of 1000||86|
|All Game Guide||1998||80|
|Power Play||Aug, 1989||78 out of 100||78|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Sep, 1989||8.4 out of 12||70|
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C64 versionThe C64 version of the game is one of the 30 games on the Commodore 64 Direct TV retro game joystick released in 2004.
InspirationUnofficially inspired by the 1975 movie Rollerball.
PlaytestingAccording to Eric Matthews, plain programming only took one and a half months - but play testing and fine tuning of the game play took another four months. Spending such amounts of time on the game play was very unusual at the time the game was created.
- Golden Joystick Award
- 1989 - won the 16-bit Game of the Year award
Related Web Sites
- Speedball (Bitmap Brothers' site for "Speedball".)
- The Chaos Regime - The Bitmap Brothers Tribute (Fan page with information, music, manuals, screenshots and reviews.)