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Cyberball (Genesis)

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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.

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Cyberball Genesis Once you reach the half way mark, you will get to see the robotic half time show.
Cyberball Genesis Choosing what single player league to play in.
Cyberball Genesis When your on the defensive, you can beat your opponent into his end zone. if you succeed and knock down the quarter back when he has the ball and you will score a safety.
Cyberball Genesis Cross the half way line, and the ball will be defused.

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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Power Play Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Sega-16.com Oct 08, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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paul cairey (321) added Cyberball (Genesis) on Nov 21, 2002
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3028), Alaka (30333), Martin Smith (63168) and Jeanne (75626)