Super Dodge Ball
WiiThis one was a total surprise. I fully expected that, since Mega Man 9 was hitting WiiWare today, the newly-arrived VC titles would be low-rate junk on the same level as China Warrior. But Nintendo's shocked us in a great way, and debuted the classic Super Dodge Ball as one of the games serving as a member of Mega Man's entourage. It's a great move. If you were perhaps introduced to this series through the more recent Super Dodge Ball Advance on the GBA or Super Dodge Ball Brawlers on the DS, it's more than worth your while to experience this NES original edition of the design. It's addictive, it's comically violent, and it's just a whole lot of fun to play.
WiiOverall, Super Dodge Ball is pretty much a dodgeball extension of River City Ransom. If you liked its humour, style and gameplay, you will most likely enjoy this as well.
Nintendo Power Magazine
NESDodgeball is known by almost as many names and variations as there are schoolyards. There are three modes of play here with three skill levels in each mode.
NESWhether you play the computer teams going for the World Cup or your best friend from school, Super Dodge Ball is always a delightful challenge.
NESI thought this one was going to be amazing, instead it is only decent. I would love to talk to people who love this one to see what they do to keep it fun. For me, it is just too easy to be fun for more than a few minutes.
NESNow this is an original concept, and I think I like it! Super Dodge Ball is a contest between two teams playing in two connected boxed areas. Each box holds one team's "target players", with offensive players lining the perimeter. The goal is to knock out all of your opponent's target players, each of which has his own life meter. You can pass the ball around, jump, duck, and catch a ball thrown at you. There's nothing more satisfying than nailing an opponent in the back of his head! Graphics are not Super Dodge Ball's strong suit. There's a terrible amount of flicker, and the scrolling is extremely choppy. When you don't have the ball, your control is alternated between your players, which is confusing. But despite its flaws, this innovative game has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years.
TurboGrafx-16Völkerball ist eine denkbar ungewöhnliche Sportart für eine Computer-Version, aber die Umsetzung ist überraschend gut gelungen. Grafik und Steuerung sind passabel und sorgen für spannende Partien. Leider ist Dodge Ball eines der Module, bei denen man das dumpfe Gefühl hat, daß wegen der unverständlichen japanischen Anleitung so manche spieltechnische Feinheit im Unklaren bleibt. Also nur was für Leute, die eine intensive Einarbeitungszeit nicht scheuen.
NESA la frontière entre le sport de ballon et le sport de combat, le ballon prisonnier alors joué dans les cours d'école, débarque dans nos salons à travers la console de Nintendo. Et force est de constater que cette première adaptation vidéoludique est assez fidèle à l'expérience d'origine même si quelques modifications du règlement ont été apportées. Dommage que ce galop d'essai soit entaché par un contenu bien trop rachitique. Les matchs manquent d'intensité et participent à l'installation d'une certaine redondance. Super Dodge Ball se pratique donc non sans déplaisir mais ne vous laissera pas un souvenir impérissable.