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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.

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Cyberball Atari ST Choose your team
Cyberball Genesis The screen showing the results of the other teams games. You will also get a password allowing you to continue your season after you switch off your console.
Cyberball Lynx Select your rival coach.
Cyberball Atari ST We've done it

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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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1990 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Génération 4 Amiga Apr, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Lynx Dec, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1990 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Commodore 64 1990 41 out of 100 41
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 41 out of 100 41
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 4.8 out of 12 40
The Video Game Critic Lynx Nov 27, 2006 F 0

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