Cyberball

Critic Score User Score
DOS
...
0.3
Genesis
...
...
Commodore 64
59
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 Amstrad CPC The kickoff is ready.
Cyberball Commodore 64 Pick the play.
Cyberball NES Main menu
Cyberball Amstrad CPC Select your play.

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
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 08, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1990 50 out of 100 50
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 45 out of 100 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 5.4 out of 12 45
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 41 out of 100 41
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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