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After American Football players started cheating by using bionic parts, the game was forced to change its rules. By 2022, the game was played not by humans, but two teams of seven robots. To spice things up, the usual pig skin ball was replaced with a 350 pound bomb.

Cyberball brings this fast and furious action to life. Gameplay is essentially the same as the real sport, although the 'downs' are replaced by the bomb's heat gradually increasing towards 'critical'. After this it will explode and possession will be swapped. This is prevented when you cross the 50-yard line, lose possession or score a touchdown, in which cases it resets to 'cool'. Field goals and punts are not featured - the only kick is the initial kick-off you receive.

Control passes from the quarterback (thrower) to the intended catcher as soon as a pass is released. The two-player game is co-operative - on offense one player passes and the other receives.


Cyberball Commodore 64 Huh Huh.
Cyberball Atari ST We've done it
Cyberball NES Defense team is trying to stop me
Cyberball ZX Spectrum Control selection

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tournament Cyberball 2072" -- Lynx In-game title
  • "Tournament Cyberball" -- Lynx title
  • "Cyberball: Football in the 21st Century" -- Japanese tag-lined title
  • "Cyberball 2072" -- Alternate Lynx in-game title
  • "サイバーボール" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Sep, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1990 48 out of 100 48
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 45 out of 100 45
Power Play Commodore 64 1990 41 out of 100 41
The Video Game Critic Lynx Nov 27, 2006 F 0


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