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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 ZX Spectrum The game starts with the ball dropping onto the play area
Incredible Shrinking Sphere ZX Spectrum The load screen is replaced by the combined Hi-Score table and game menu. Z & X move left and right, M & K move up and down. Space is FIRE, S is start, P is pause
Incredible Shrinking Sphere ZX Spectrum Before the game starts the player must strategically place ammunition dumps. This is done by moving the cursor  via the Z,X,M & K keys and pressing ENTER. Three have been placed here
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

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Alternate Titles

  • "ISS" -- Common abbreviation

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Your Sinclair May, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Crash! Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Apr, 1989 80 out of 100 80

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Martin Smith (66787) added Incredible Shrinking Sphere (ZX Spectrum) on May 02, 2005
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