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Description

The Incredible Shrinking Sphere of the title comes under your control in this isometric maze game which has similarities to Marble Madness and Spindizzy. The ball needs to be guided from the start of a level to the end, through 4 linked sections.

Various functioning squares must be used to your advantage. Uniquely these include changes to the ball's size, as well as it's physics. Revolving squares randomly fire the ball off in another direction, and ramps shoot you in the current direction at high speed. Weapons can be collected, as can shields - both of which are required to avoid some of the hazards on show. Black holes are always fatal however.

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Incredible Shrinking Sphere Amstrad CPC The action begins
Incredible Shrinking Sphere ZX Spectrum There's around 20 different symbols to pass over that do things like increase/decrease mass, volume, shields This one is like a bumper in pinball - the ball rebounds from it at speed
Incredible Shrinking Sphere Atari ST Control method selection
Incredible Shrinking Sphere ZX Spectrum Now on plate 2

Alternate Titles

  • "ISS" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1989 923 out of 1000 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 923 out of 1000 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1989 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The One Atari ST Jan, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Apr, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC May, 1989 542 out of 1000 54
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 19 out of 100 19

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