Cyberball

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
60
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Atari ST
...
...
Amstrad CPC
...
0.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Cyberball Atari ST Nothing doing from that one
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 Amstrad CPC Prepare to receive kickoff.
Cyberball Commodore 64 Kick-off.

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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) NES Jan, 1992 3 out of 5 60
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 08, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1990 48 out of 100 48
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1990 48 out of 100 48
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 4.8 out of 12 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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