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Speedball

MobyRank MobyScore
BlackBerry
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NES
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3.6
SEGA Master System
66
3.3
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Description

The original future sport game, Speedball is played out on a small court with five players on each team, making it more frantic than the more famous sequel. The ball must be thrown into the goal at your opponent's end. Any amount of physical contact can be made, and there are no illegal ways to get the ball or the goal.

Before each match you can bribe the referee into awarding you a head-start or strengthening the abilities of your players. You compete in a simple knockout cup tournament, or in individual 2-player games.

Screenshots

Speedball DOS Title screen
Speedball Amiga Some options
Speedball Amiga Player selection
Speedball SEGA Master System The red players advance...

Alternate Titles

  • "KlashBall" -- NES title

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User Reviews

An exciting, action-packed game Atari ST Matthew Bin (5)
The start of the Bitmap Brothers' incredible winning streak DOS Colin Rowsell (45)
While obviously not as good as its sequel, a damn fine game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 874 out of 1000 87
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 860 out of 1000 86
Power Play Amiga 1989 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Mar, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Power Play SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 47 out of 100 47

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Trivia

C64 version

The C64 version of the game is one of the 30 games on the Commodore 64 Direct TV retro game joystick released in 2004.

Inspiration

Unofficially inspired by the 1975 movie Rollerball.

Awards

  • Golden Joystick Award
    • 1989 - won the 16-bit Game of the Year award
Information also contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker and Ricky Derocher

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