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On the Ball

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FM Towns
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Fun for a short time, but way too simple and easy SNES Martin Smith (63154)

Our Users Say

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Arcade 1 2.5
FM Towns Awaiting 1 votes...
Sharp X68000 Awaiting 1 votes...
SNES 2 3.4
Combined MobyScore 3 3.1

The Press Says

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SNESNintendo Magazine System UK
Another weird and wonderful game for the Super NES that is great for two competitive point-grabbing puzzle-o-maniacs but not necessarily the business for a single player looking for big thrills.
SNESAll Game Guide
A game that turns Marble Madness on its ear and makes creative use of the Super NES's vaunted Mode 7 effects, On the Ball has players twisting and turning a series of 99 different obstacle-laden mazes in order to progress a gravity-sensitive ball to the finish line within a set amount of time. The effect can be a bit dizzying, but the unique gameplay is strangely addicting, and the overall concept is a good one. Reverse Gravity rounds, Limited Rotation rounds, and varying degrees of course difficulty make the game sufficiently challenging, but not frustratingly so.
SNESGamePro (US)
If you're into intense action and challenge, you can roll right by this one. If you're a puzzle player who needs a relaxing teaser that also impresses the senses, get on the ball and pick up On the Ball.
SNESPower Play
Zu Beginn macht Cameltry tierisch Laune – vor allem der witzige Grafikeffekt hält den Spieler an den Monitor gebannt. Zudem ist das Kugelverhalten sehr realistisch und erinnert mit seinem Herumgehüpfe an den Ball eines Flippers. Spätestens nach der Halbzeit von rund 30 Leveln wird’s öde. Immerhin kommen sehr wenig originelle neue Felder hinzu, lediglich die Parkurs werden etwas kniffliger und das Zeitlimit schrumpft auf ein absolutes Minimum. Richtige Kugelabwechslung wird auf Dauer nicht geboten. Cameltry lebt von der, zugegeben witzigen, Idee mit dem Drehen des Labyrinthes und dem dazugehörigen Grafikeffekt – für Langzeitmotivation ist das nicht genug.