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Pop-Up is a basic action game in which the player takes control over a bouncing ball. The goal of each one-screen level (the background themes progress from the big bang all the way to the future) is simple: bouncing between platforms, collecting as many points as possible and above all the exit key which opens up the way to the next level. Of course there are various hazards to overcome, mostly in the form of special platforms like sticky or angled ones. There are also other tools to collect which can be used to make life easier at other places: water drops for extinguishing fires, a hammer for destroying walls and keys for opening up passages.


Cool Ball DOS Hopping around (CGA)
Cool Ball Game Boy Title screen
Cool Ball DOS Main menu (EGA)
Cool Ball Game Boy Password screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Pop-Up" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

N-Force Game Boy Nov, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Raze Atari ST May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
The One DOS Aug, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Video Games Game Boy May, 1992 66 out of 100 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1991 7.4 out of 12 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
Tilt DOS Sep, 1990 12 out of 20 60
Play Time Amiga Apr, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Play Time DOS Apr, 1991 41 out of 100 41


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Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (198911), Karsa Orlong (138011), Alaka (55010) and Terok Nor (26469)