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Incredible Shrinking Sphere

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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.

Screenshots

Incredible Shrinking Sphere Amstrad CPC Level 1 map
Incredible Shrinking Sphere ZX Spectrum Contact with these Assassin Spheres is fatal and costs a life. Should have placed an ammo dump closer to the start.
Incredible Shrinking Sphere Amstrad CPC Electric dreams logo
Incredible Shrinking Sphere Atari ST Heading for a corner

Alternate Titles

  • "ISS" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 923 out of 1000 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum 1989 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 84 out of 100 84
The One Atari ST Jan, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 63 out of 100 63
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC May, 1989 542 out of 1000 54
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 5.8 out of 12 48
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 19 out of 100 19

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Contributed to by Agamenon3 (3274) and Martin Smith (63058)