User Reviews

While obviously not as good as its sequel, a damn fine game. Tomer Gabel (4642) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
The start of the Bitmap Brothers' incredible winning streak Colin Rowsell (45) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Raze (Apr, 1991)
Now that the game has been released on the Master System, and the sequel is already scoring a huge computer success, Mirror Image have decided to let newcomers relive the original. A super game that every computer owner should have.
Should prove as addictive to PC owners because everything has converted beautifully. It looks good in all graphic modes and plays fast.
Power Play (Mar, 1989)
Die ST- und Amiga-Versionen sind prächtig gelungen, doch bei der MS-DOS-Umsetzung geht es nicht ohne Abstriche. Unter EGA sieht die Grafik zwar gut aus, ist aber auf einem 8-MHz-PC recht langsam. Unter CGA ist der Spielablauf wesentlich schneller, aber man kann die Mannschaften kaum auseinanderhalten. Außerdem empfiehlt sich ein Joystick, weil die Tastatursteuerung etwas nervig ist. Wer einen schnellen PC mit EGA-Farbgrafik hat, wird an Speedball seinen Spaß haben.
Speedball is worthwhile and offers an underlying feel of reality beyond many action games. Most action fans will find it addictive.