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Ballistix (DOS)

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Description

Psygnosis' Ballistix is an arcade game in which you have to manipulate a ball in order to score a goal with your opponent. To do this, you will control an arrow that defines a direction, and pressing the fire key will launch a ball from this arrow in the direction the arrow points to; by launching balls at correct angles, you will manipulate the main ball and control the way it moves. Ballistix also keeps certain physics laws (namely gravity and friction), and will present you with varying obstacles in either one or two player mode.

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Ballistix DOS Gameplay shot, level 2
Ballistix DOS Title screen (CGA)
Ballistix DOS Gameplay shot, level 3
Ballistix DOS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "כדור הרעם (Thunder Ball)" -- Israeli/Hebrew alternate title
  • "Ballistix!" -- BBC Micro / Electron in-game title

User Reviews

Fast cross between air hockey and pinball. gametrader (229) unrated

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1990 589 out of 1000 59

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Trivia

Cover art

The game's cover art is a painting by Melvyn Grant called Steel Tsar. It was originally used as the cover for Michael Moorcock's 1981 novel The Steel Tsar, and also appeared on the 1987 reissue of Rocka Rolla, the first album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest.
Tomer Gabel (4380) added Ballistix (DOS) on Jul 24, 2000
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